SPECTRE, most fun Bond adventure in decades?

Thunderball007Thunderball007 United States
edited December 2015 in SPECTRE Posts: 306
This discussion is strictly about the "fun factor" of this film.

For me, seeing it twice so far, SPECTRE is permeated with a sense of fun, not quite seen this much since the 1980s. Daniel Craig's masterful performance as 007 harkens back to the wit and light humor of classic Bond. It just feels FUN!

One might think that following the dark of SKYFALL, that this film woudn't feel like this, but it has a sense of playfulness and energy that i love!
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  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 1000
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    For me it's the most fun Bond film since Casino Royale. :D
  • Thunderball007Thunderball007 United States
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    Murdock wrote: »
    For me it's the most fun Bond film since Casino Royale. :D

    Understood. The grittiness and Vesper death, though.. Casino Royale is amazing! It just isn't quite as light and breezy as SPECTRE. :D
  • Thunderball007Thunderball007 United States
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    I wanted to make a distinction. This is about sense of "fun" and adventure. Not a "best" topic. Lol!
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    I think it is the most fun of the Craig era.The Brosnan era in my opinion had the most fun adventure in decades with TND.
  • edited December 2015 Posts: 8,861
    This discussion is strictly about the "fun factor" of this film.

    For me, seeing it twice so far, SPECTRE is permeated with a sense of fun, not quite seen this much since the 1980s. Daniel Craig's masterful performance as 007 harkens back to the wit and light humor of classic Bond. It just feels FUN!

    One might think that following the dark of SKYFALL, that this film woudn't feel like this, but it has a sense of playfulness and energy that i love!

    I totally agree agree and it's a good point. SP is highly derivative and perhaps in some respects a bit lazy. But I agree that it's also actually the most purely enjoyable Bond film for several decades. Not since TLD have I sat back and just enjoyed a Bond film this much.

    I don't go to watch a Bond movie to be be pummelled with complex thematic motifs or emotion - that stuff is done much better by other directors and in other movies. I go to watch Bond to be totally immersed in pure unadulterated movie entertainment for two hours. And SP pretty much delivered on that front for me.
  • Thunderball007Thunderball007 United States
    edited December 2015 Posts: 306
    I think it is the most fun of the Craig era.The Brosnan era in my opinion had the most fun adventure in decades with TND.

    Yeah. Maybe do! It is just that with SPECTRE, it has an attitude reminiscent of the Sir Roger Moore ers, and bits of Sir Sean Connery in the 60s. :D
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    I think it is the most fun of the Craig era.The Brosnan era in my opinion had the most fun adventure in decades with TND.

    Yeah. Maybe do! It is just that with SPECTRE, it has an attitude reminiscent of the Sir Roger Moore ers, and bits of Sir Sean Connery in the 60s.
    :D

    TND is definitely the most enjoyable of the Brosnan films and the only Brosnan one that I might ever countenance rewatching. But SP is on another level entirely.
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
    edited December 2015 Posts: 17,312
    Getafix wrote: »
    I think it is the most fun of the Craig era.The Brosnan era in my opinion had the most fun adventure in decades with TND.

    Yeah. Maybe do! It is just that with SPECTRE, it has an attitude reminiscent of the Sir Roger Moore ers, and bits of Sir Sean Connery in the 60s.
    :D

    TND is definitely the most enjoyable of the Brosnan films and the only Brosnan one that I might ever countenance rewatching. But SP is on another level entirely.
    I found the early parts of CR (up to the ball beating) to be the most fun I've had during Craig's run. Humour and action all combined brilliantly. Ended on a downer but that's what it is. Prior to that it was definitely TND which was high octane old fashioned Bond fun.
  • Thunderball007Thunderball007 United States
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    Getafix wrote: »
    This discussion is strictly about the "fun factor" of this film.

    For me, seeing it twice so far, SPECTRE is permeated with a sense of fun, not quite seen this much since the 1980s. Daniel Craig's masterful performance as 007 harkens back to the wit and light humor of classic Bond. It just feels FUN!

    One might think that following the dark of SKYFALL, that this film woudn't feel like this, but it has a sense of playfulness and energy that i love!

    I totally agree agree and it's a good point. SP is highly derivative and perhaps in some respects a bit lazy. But I agree that it's also actually the most purely enjoyable Bond film for several decades. Not since TLD have I sat back and just enjoyed a Bond film this much.

    I don't go to watch a Bond movie to be be pummelled with complex thematic motifs or emotion - that stuff is done much better by other directors and in other movies. I go to watch Bond to be totally immersed in pure unadulterated movie entertainment for two hours. And SP pretty much delivered on that front for me.

    Yeah! The Living Daylights is another grand example of a fun Bond adventure!

    Great post!
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #JamesBondIsForever
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    The most fun adventure in decades? Not sure if I'd agree with that. It's definitely one of the better made films in decades but the most fun, I'm not so sure. Casino Royale wholly fits the description; still, SP is a fun and exciting adventure and definitely restores the enjoyability factor after the comparatively downbeat QoS and SF.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Last time I had this much fun in a Bond movie was TND. Wow, it has been a while...
  • Thunderball007Thunderball007 United States
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Last time I had this much fun in a Bond movie was TND. Wow, it has been a while...

    Yeah! 18 years! Lol! :))

    I just watched SPECTRE at the cinemas for the third time! Before that, I had never watched ANY film more than twice at the cinemas. :D
  • LordBrettSinclairLordBrettSinclair Greensleeves
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    SPECTRE is the first fun movie with Daniel Craig.

    And the most fun since GoldenEye.
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    I just keep watching this movie. It is so classic yet so modern. The cinematography is absolutely stunning. Together with the tremendous music this is a real fun and exciting Bond movie!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Muddyw wrote: »
    I just keep watching this movie. It is so classic yet so modern. The cinematography is absolutely stunning. Together with the tremendous music this is a real fun and exciting Bond movie!

    It definitely has a classic appeal. It plays out in some ways like a Connery film and the style of it all, from the sets to the suits, are distinctly 60s.
  • LordBrettSinclairLordBrettSinclair Greensleeves
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    I'm surprised about how SPECTRE is seen in these forum pages.
    Like it was some failure.

    It is very under appreciated (if that is a word). Like unwanted child.

    Makes me a bit sad, considering it was one of the most successful movies of all time where I live. It even beat Star Wars by considerable margin!

    Maybe is it regional issue? All the poeple I know loved it totally.

    Personally for me first time in, wow, 20 years I liked a Bond movie this much.

    Artistically clearly the best effort too.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    @LordBrettSinclair, I see Jason has gotten to you. ;)
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    I dont get all the hate either. In some ways, it is Craigs best film. Its easily better than QOS & SF.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    @LordBrettSinclair, I see Jason has gotten to you. ;)

    I think the answer is even closer than that.
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  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
    edited January 16 Posts: 18,660
    It wasn't close to the second most successful in real money. And the aggregate reviews were not that high at all. Of course, if you choose to disregard or manipulate facts, that's your business.
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
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    @LordBrettSinclair, are you by any chance Swiss? If so, I can understand your perspective, because I recall BondJasonBond006 saying it was a massive success there. In most of North America, it was forgotten relatively quickly, and received middling reviews at best.
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    edited January 23 Posts: 167
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    edited January 23 Posts: 167
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  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    By real money, I mean adjusted for inflation. It costs about a dollar to go to the movies in 1962. I wouldn't compare box office "success" by dollar for dollar.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    On Top are Gross, scroll down and to lists the films adjusted for inflation (ticket costs).

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/franchises/chart/?id=jamesbond.htm
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    Not fun at all. Glamorous and stylish but very dull. The gags were ok but don't have enduring appeal like the early films
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
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    It is the only Bond film that contains no scene that I get excited about. At best, several parts that hold my interest.
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    Fun? Hardly. SP is about as "fun" as a root canal.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.
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    Mendes can't seem to handle shooting action in a fun, interesting way. I felt the action in both SF and SP was miserably dull and stale - offers no true sense of danger, excitement, nothing.
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