Welcome, everyone! To avoid confusion, please read the opening post before posting and participating.
It's time to kick off our very first site-wide Bondathon, courtesy of @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
finally kicking my ass into gear and bringing this up to me again. The goal here is to watch and discuss one Bond movie a week; thus, we're looking at a six-month adventure, which should hopefully help us more easily pass into 2017 as we await some new 'Bond 25' information.
The first (and most important) aim in this: to have fun. I think this can be enjoyable for everyone, but I have no intentions of taking this off-course with spam or negativity - if you don't like a particular aspect of a film, or a film in its entirety, then feel free to make it known, but this place has grown hostile at times over the tamest of discussions and opinions, and I have no interest in letting the same thing happen here. If you plan on disrespecting the opinions of others, acting childish, being overly negative the entire time, or running this Bondathon off-topic, then I'll ask that you don't participate. I want this to be fun, plain and simple, not another way for us to go about attacking one another.
This is the outline I have planned for this. I'll use the first movie, DN, to avoid confusion:
1.) Friday - Saturday: Watch DN, and discuss your overall opinion of the movie. I'm making this last two days since it's understandable that every single person that participates isn't going to be free every Friday.
2.) Sunday: Bond ranking. Haven't made one yet, or haven't refreshed yours in a while? Now would be the perfect time. Of course, everyone's ranking will include DN as the first movie, so feel free to discuss where it falls amongst all the others for you, or go into detail on where it has ranked for you before, where you think it'll fall amongst the others this time, etc.
3.) Monday - Wednesday: I'm still working this one out exactly, but for each day, we'll go in-depth with every facet and aspect of the films: from the opening gunbarrel to the closing credits, we'll talk about Bond and his performance, the girls, guns, gadgets, clothes, locales, villain, henchmen, plot plausibility, etc.
4.) Thursday: This marks the last day of the first film, and from here we can go over our closing, final thoughts on the film as a whole, and for anyone who has yet to make one (i.e. most of us) and would like to, I think it'd be great to see us all do a review of our own in the appropriate reviews thread. If you plan on doing this, though, be sure to discuss one another's review here, as the review threads are solely for reviews and nothing more. Finally, the weekend will be upon us and we can start the next film.
Of course, this is all flexible. If you can't watch a movie until Sunday-Monday or you miss a deadline for something, don't fret. I want this to be fun, and this is only a general outline that I'm going off of, so the topic doesn't get stale a couple of days in because we've already discussed everything to death. I think breaking it up this way will keep things fresh until we move on to the next movie. However, I do ask that you don't move ahead of the plan, i.e. don't write and discuss your review days in advance, don't move on to the next film until the weekend hits, etc.
If this is too "planned" and detail-oriented for you, then please feel free to jump in and out anytime you'd like to. As long as we have a fair amount of people constantly participating, I think this will be a blast.
Once again, have fun, everyone! I'll edit the Monday-Wednesday timetable once I've hashed out the exact details, and this thing should kick off starting this Friday.
MI6Community Bondathon Progress:
Week One: 'Dr. No
' - Friday, October 14th - Thursday, October 20th.