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Review: Spectre

Spectre
11.04.2015
8 10

PLOT: After settling a score for his late mentor, James Bond (Daniel Craig) finds himself on the trail of a shadowy criminal organization with ties to many of his past adversaries.

REVIEW: SPECTRE falls into the same trap that befell THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Following hot-on-the-heels of an entry that won critical acclaim, shattered box office records, and put a fresh new spin on the established James Bond mythos, SPECTRE, for all of its own merits, inevitably pales in comparison to SKYFALL. While clearly director Sam Mendes and his team of writers (including John Logan) didn't have the same strong take on the material that they did with the last one, they've still made a more-than-respectable 007-outing in its own right, with occasional flashes of artistry and inspiration that are truly dazzling.

One thing is for certain – SPECTRE is the most technically accomplished and sophisticated Bond film ever made. Right from the smashing pre-credits teaser, which starts with a complex tracking shot that shifts perspectives as Bond works his way through a Day of the Dead parade in Mexico City, through a dalliance (with Narcos' Stephanie Sigman) to an assassination, no one could say Sam Mendes isn't the all-around best director the series has ever had. Every penny of the reported $250 million budget is on the screen, with globe-trotting locations and massive action set-pieces.

Even with Roger Deakins sitting this one out, SPECTRE is a visual feast, with Hoyte van Hoytema's cinematography being especially striking, with color scheme that makes this feel just as unique as SKYFALL did in the canon. Despite the poor theme song (Sam Smith's track is only marginally improved by Daniel Kleinman's credit sequence), Thomas Newman contributes an invigorating score with some choice uses of the famous Bond theme, while second unit director Alexandre Witt gives the action scenes crisp and clear choreography that compares favorably to his work on CASINO ROYALE and SKYFALL.

What's a shame is that for all the technical artistry, the same care has not been put into the screenplay. In some ways it feels like the writers (Jez Butterworth, John Logan and 007 regulars Neal Purvis and Robert Wade) were trying to embrace a back-to-basics vibe, with this having more of the classic three-act Bond structure. However, by bringing the SPECTRE organization into the fold, they've tried to tie-in all the movies together in a way that feels false, especially in regards to what happened in the last film with Silva. It gives SPECTRE a patched-together vibe in regards to the content that betrays the technical artistry on display.

Luckily, even if the script and plotting feels subpar, no major franchise sins are committed here, with enough threads left dangling that the franchise could easily continue with Daniel Craig, despite the rumors that this is his last entry. Frankly, I doubt he'll be turning-in the keys to his Aston Martin quite yet, and Daniel Craig, who's still only in his forties, is just as vital a Bond as he's ever been. Looking fit and lean, Craig also lets a bit of Connery-style cheekiness slip-in here and there, with some inspired bits such as a moment where he roughs up a guard and warns another one that he'll get the same treatment if he doesn't give up right away. The only disappointment with Craig is that Bond flies too often, with him piloting a plane as well as no less than two helicopters, resulting in escapes that are too convenient. Craig is so good with his fists that I wish more hand-to-hand scraps were added, although the train-bound fight between Craig and the hulking Dave Bautista is excellent.

The ladies come-up slightly short here, as do the baddies to a certain degree. Monica Bellucci has little more than a cameo as a quick bed-mate for Bond (and she looks ravishing as always), while Lea Seydoux's part is a little too thinly written to make her such a heavy love-interest for Bond, as she's depicted her as much more than just a casual Bond girl. The chemistry between her and Craig isn't as deep as what we saw between him and Eva Green in CASINO ROYALE, but again, this is more a fault of the writing than the acting.

As for the villains, the much ballyhooed “Hans Oberhauser” winds up being too minor a part for the usually excellent Christoph Waltz. It takes a long time for him to come into the film (more than 2/3's of the 150 minute run time has passed by his legitimate introduction) and the big reveal couldn't be more obvious, although as a long-time fan, I must admit it is satisfying, and the performance ends on a good note.  

Otherwise, the cast is sterling as usual, right down to the smallest parts, with Ralph Fiennes once again making for a badass M 2.0, while Naomie Harris feels like the perfect 21st century Moneypenny. Ben Whislaw is also emerging as a terrific Q – Desmond Llewelyn would approve. Some of the product placement goes a little too far though, with Bond's Tom Ford wardrobe being vast even by the franchise's crazy standards, while the inevitable Heineken beer scene is especially goofy, with it even leading him to an important clue at one point.

While far from perfect, SPECTRE is still an excellent action film, and despite not quite measuring up to SKYFALL, a very strong Bond outing. In terms of the Craig films, it comes in below CASINO ROYALE and SKYFALL, but way ahead of QUANTUM OF SOLACE and it's also much better than any of the Brosnan-era Bonds (even GOLDENEYE). It's not a game-changing addition to the more than half-century-old franchise, but it's still a very strong showing for 007, and there's certainly ample opportunity for Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes to return in a few years with a truly amazing new Bond – provided they take the extra time to get the script just right this time. And if it takes more than the usual three year intervals between Bonds, so be it. Good things come to those who wait, but in the meantime rest assured Bond fans, this is still a good thing!

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1:29PM on 11/23/2015
I watched this last night and enjoyed it a lot. It had its flaws. For me the biggest flaw was too many Deus Ex Machina moments. Sure you want to enjoy a film, but it gets old when the jeopardy is completely lost.
**SPOILERS BELOW**

Bond survives a building collapsing before the opening credits and then an heroic helicopter fight. Some luck and training sure come in handy.
Later on he survives a plane crash into a mountain and moving vehicles without a scratch. You're thinking "cool
I watched this last night and enjoyed it a lot. It had its flaws. For me the biggest flaw was too many Deus Ex Machina moments. Sure you want to enjoy a film, but it gets old when the jeopardy is completely lost.
**SPOILERS BELOW**

Bond survives a building collapsing before the opening credits and then an heroic helicopter fight. Some luck and training sure come in handy.
Later on he survives a plane crash into a mountain and moving vehicles without a scratch. You're thinking "cool action".
Then there is an EPIC fight on a train. Probably the highlight of the film.
But later on, Bond survives a building exploded without a scratch and manages to shoot the helicopter the villain is on, the helicopter crashes and lets say a normal person doesn't come out uninjured in an air craft crash.

***END SPOILERS***
There is a glorious symmetry in the film. It has a lot of story to it, tying together the other Daniel Craig Bond films. You kind of HAVE to be familiar with the other films for this one to make sense. This is not a "one off" film. It was the culmination of a quadrilogy.
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11:33AM on 11/09/2015

Better than Goldeneye?

No...it wasn't. It wasn't even better than Quantum of Solace. Very disappointing.
No...it wasn't. It wasn't even better than Quantum of Solace. Very disappointing.
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9:40PM on 11/06/2015
Well the way this review was written, I would have expected much lower than an 8, so yea good enough for me to wanna see it. I kinda dig Craig as Bond, not as silly & hokey as the past ones.
Well the way this review was written, I would have expected much lower than an 8, so yea good enough for me to wanna see it. I kinda dig Craig as Bond, not as silly & hokey as the past ones.
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5:24PM on 11/06/2015

Failure

They have taken a time worn character and turned him from a suave, debonair, sophisticated secrete agent into an uninteresting anti-hero that we have been treated to time and time again. The action was great in the old movies but these are just boring and a big let down at the end.
They have taken a time worn character and turned him from a suave, debonair, sophisticated secrete agent into an uninteresting anti-hero that we have been treated to time and time again. The action was great in the old movies but these are just boring and a big let down at the end.
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2:11AM on 11/06/2015
Why does everyone love and think skyfall is an excellent james bond movie ? It really isn't it was way to much like a jason bourne movie. It was one of the most boring james bond movies it hardly felt anything like a james bond movie. It had really none of the parts that makes bond bond. Expect that opening scene. SPECTRE was deft a step up it still doesn't hold a candle to the older bond films, but it was an improvement. My only concern and problems are the last half of the movie felt like it
Why does everyone love and think skyfall is an excellent james bond movie ? It really isn't it was way to much like a jason bourne movie. It was one of the most boring james bond movies it hardly felt anything like a james bond movie. It had really none of the parts that makes bond bond. Expect that opening scene. SPECTRE was deft a step up it still doesn't hold a candle to the older bond films, but it was an improvement. My only concern and problems are the last half of the movie felt like it was on repeat, on repeat. the action was good in this film as well. Could have used a tad more different action scenes and that car chase was pretty weak considering how hyped up they were making it seem. But it was sick they filmed it all for real.
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10:47PM on 11/05/2015
007 is about to get his ass handed to him by Charlie Brown.
007 is about to get his ass handed to him by Charlie Brown.
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9:34PM on 11/05/2015

Better than Goldeneye?

Nope, I think you need to rewatch that movie because you're way off there. This movie is ok, but not better than Goldeneye.
Nope, I think you need to rewatch that movie because you're way off there. This movie is ok, but not better than Goldeneye.
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6:58PM on 11/05/2015
Waltz's reveal reminded me of Dave the Octopus' reveal in Penguins of Madagascar. Anybody else get that too?
Waltz's reveal reminded me of Dave the Octopus' reveal in Penguins of Madagascar. Anybody else get that too?
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3:58PM on 11/05/2015
Well this movie has a low 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. After the overrated mess of Skyfall I am waiting for this to hit Netflix.
Skyfall comes off all the dumber because it is so well directed and acted with great cinematography, but with the dumbest plot and story. The dichotomy of great to stupid is hard to wrap my head around. Either be completely stupid like a Roger Moore Bond movie, or as smart as the production values. Skyfall was the equivalent of Nolan directing The Dark Knight with the
Well this movie has a low 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. After the overrated mess of Skyfall I am waiting for this to hit Netflix.
Skyfall comes off all the dumber because it is so well directed and acted with great cinematography, but with the dumbest plot and story. The dichotomy of great to stupid is hard to wrap my head around. Either be completely stupid like a Roger Moore Bond movie, or as smart as the production values. Skyfall was the equivalent of Nolan directing The Dark Knight with the screenplay from the 60's TV show.
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11:28AM on 11/05/2015
Whilst I haven't seen the first half hour of Solace (only one I didn't see at the cinema), I do actually recall enjoying it. As far as I see it, Spectre's only problem is that it followed Skyfall which was absolutely brilliant. As it is, I probably would put this third in the Craig's list :o) of Bond movies...but that's by no means an issue in a list that includes Skyfall and Casino Royale.
Whilst I haven't seen the first half hour of Solace (only one I didn't see at the cinema), I do actually recall enjoying it. As far as I see it, Spectre's only problem is that it followed Skyfall which was absolutely brilliant. As it is, I probably would put this third in the Craig's list :o) of Bond movies...but that's by no means an issue in a list that includes Skyfall and Casino Royale.
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11:04AM on 11/05/2015
I already saw the movie in Mexico's premiere. I loved Casino and Skyfall and Spectre is inferior, as Chris says. It's not a bad movie, in fact, it has very good moments. I felt it too long, and I didn't like the Mexico City's scene, I expected it to be more exciting, too much chopper lol.. Of course Craig was excellent, but I wanted more Waltz. 7/10 for me.
I already saw the movie in Mexico's premiere. I loved Casino and Skyfall and Spectre is inferior, as Chris says. It's not a bad movie, in fact, it has very good moments. I felt it too long, and I didn't like the Mexico City's scene, I expected it to be more exciting, too much chopper lol.. Of course Craig was excellent, but I wanted more Waltz. 7/10 for me.
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8:49AM on 11/05/2015

I'm seeing a pattern here...

It seems that with the Bonds aside from Connery and the ones that got less then 3 movies that their first entry is their best. Live and Let Die for Moore, Goldeneye for Brosnan and Casino Royal for Craig. It's like with each new actor the stakes are so high that they have trouble getting above the bar they set with subsequent films.
It seems that with the Bonds aside from Connery and the ones that got less then 3 movies that their first entry is their best. Live and Let Die for Moore, Goldeneye for Brosnan and Casino Royal for Craig. It's like with each new actor the stakes are so high that they have trouble getting above the bar they set with subsequent films.
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8:39AM on 11/05/2015
8/10 is fine by me. If it's somewhere between Casino Royale and Skyfall, that's even better.
8/10 is fine by me. If it's somewhere between Casino Royale and Skyfall, that's even better.
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8:04AM on 11/05/2015
Really I am okay with this not being the game changers that Skyfall and Casino Royale were. I actually said after Skyfall (which I love) that I was ready for a more traditional Bond outing. It seems like Spectre is going to do that.
Really I am okay with this not being the game changers that Skyfall and Casino Royale were. I actually said after Skyfall (which I love) that I was ready for a more traditional Bond outing. It seems like Spectre is going to do that.
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7:30AM on 11/05/2015

Goldeneye

Can we stop pretending Goldeneye is good? Sick of hearing it is....Sounds like this is solidifying Craig as a top 2 Bond.
Can we stop pretending Goldeneye is good? Sick of hearing it is....Sounds like this is solidifying Craig as a top 2 Bond.
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8:52AM on 11/05/2015
Say what??? Goldeneye was great. Bean as 006, the tank chase, Judy Dench making a good M, that brutal final fight. Great stuff.
Say what??? Goldeneye was great. Bean as 006, the tank chase, Judy Dench making a good M, that brutal final fight. Great stuff.
10:12AM on 11/05/2015
It had all the perfect ingredients of a good Bond movie. The infiltration of the Facility , the gadgets , the action, two stunning Bond women and like Vesaker says the Tank chase. Also the back story was very interesting with regard to the Janus group.
It had all the perfect ingredients of a good Bond movie. The infiltration of the Facility , the gadgets , the action, two stunning Bond women and like Vesaker says the Tank chase. Also the back story was very interesting with regard to the Janus group.
11:41AM on 11/05/2015
Goldeneye was That good.
Goldeneye was That good.
9:29AM on 11/06/2015
I'm with gsmooth89 on this one
GoldenEye had great parts, but their sum was not a great Bond.
I felt something was missing (still can find one, but the feeling's still here).
It was, for me an average Bond, not great nor bad. BUT AT LEAST IT WAS A JAMES BOND film, unlike Casino Royale that felt more like a James BOURNE one for me (I know I'm in minority here).
I'm with gsmooth89 on this one
GoldenEye had great parts, but their sum was not a great Bond.
I felt something was missing (still can find one, but the feeling's still here).
It was, for me an average Bond, not great nor bad. BUT AT LEAST IT WAS A JAMES BOND film, unlike Casino Royale that felt more like a James BOURNE one for me (I know I'm in minority here).
5:49AM on 11/05/2015
I think its funny that Chris mentions the Dark Knight Rises in this article since Skyfall pretty much ripped off the Dark Knight.
I think its funny that Chris mentions the Dark Knight Rises in this article since Skyfall pretty much ripped off the Dark Knight.
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5:04AM on 11/05/2015

I agree...

...that this is below Skyfall and Casino Royale, and ahead of Quantum - but I wouldn't say it's better than GoldenEye.
And if Quantum of Solace was the most "Bourne-esque" outing of this franchise, Spectre feels like the most Mission: Impossible-esque (Ralph Fiennes has a similar subplot to what Jeremy Renner had in Rogue Nation).
...that this is below Skyfall and Casino Royale, and ahead of Quantum - but I wouldn't say it's better than GoldenEye.
And if Quantum of Solace was the most "Bourne-esque" outing of this franchise, Spectre feels like the most Mission: Impossible-esque (Ralph Fiennes has a similar subplot to what Jeremy Renner had in Rogue Nation).
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5:46AM on 11/05/2015
Sacrilege, although Brosnan might not have had the best turn, Goldeneye is probably one of the best Bonds if not THE best. I have no idea why people are jumping on these new series as being the greatest thing since sliced bread. They do not offer anything new other than being of a slightly better budget with more flair. But unfortunately for Bond the spy genre has been done better in other areas E.G The Bourne franchise and Mission Impossibles. Hell I even thought Man From Uncle put in a better
Sacrilege, although Brosnan might not have had the best turn, Goldeneye is probably one of the best Bonds if not THE best. I have no idea why people are jumping on these new series as being the greatest thing since sliced bread. They do not offer anything new other than being of a slightly better budget with more flair. But unfortunately for Bond the spy genre has been done better in other areas E.G The Bourne franchise and Mission Impossibles. Hell I even thought Man From Uncle put in a better effort returning to the Spy era of the 50s-60's.
10:06AM on 11/05/2015
Sorry Andris I mis-read your post originally
Sorry Andris I mis-read your post originally
4:42AM on 11/05/2015
Glad to see the positive review. If this falls somewhere in between Casino Royale (which is my favorite Bond film of the series) and Skyfall then I'll be happy (which it seems it does).

Looking forward to seeing it this weekend.
Glad to see the positive review. If this falls somewhere in between Casino Royale (which is my favorite Bond film of the series) and Skyfall then I'll be happy (which it seems it does).

Looking forward to seeing it this weekend.
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3:30AM on 11/05/2015
I didn't expect this to be Skyfall, I only expect it to entertain me. I actually thought of Skyfall as an exception to the otherwise formula Bond films. But with this franchise, the formula is one of the reasons I and many others keep coming back. There's a comfort in seeing Bond do his usual. With the accomplished technical feats, this sounds like an excellent time in the theater.
I didn't expect this to be Skyfall, I only expect it to entertain me. I actually thought of Skyfall as an exception to the otherwise formula Bond films. But with this franchise, the formula is one of the reasons I and many others keep coming back. There's a comfort in seeing Bond do his usual. With the accomplished technical feats, this sounds like an excellent time in the theater.
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2:39AM on 11/05/2015
Not a fan I'm afraid. I found the film to drag in parts. I too thought the lack of villain was evident and Bastista's character never sems to have a true motive. The reveal is good I'll admit but it seemed after the awesome Skyfall the writing this time round was lazy and 'safe'. You never really felt Bond was in any danger that's the problem with these films now. It's almost like Bond is invincible
Not a fan I'm afraid. I found the film to drag in parts. I too thought the lack of villain was evident and Bastista's character never sems to have a true motive. The reveal is good I'll admit but it seemed after the awesome Skyfall the writing this time round was lazy and 'safe'. You never really felt Bond was in any danger that's the problem with these films now. It's almost like Bond is invincible
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8:25AM on 11/05/2015
It's like you didn't even watch Skyfall...
It's like you didn't even watch Skyfall...
10:01AM on 11/05/2015
I did, I thought for a moment Macauley Culkin had revitalised his career.
I did, I thought for a moment Macauley Culkin had revitalised his career.
3:54PM on 11/05/2015
Great reply @unbinkable. Truly a brilliant repost. Let me guess you're waiting for the Matrix 4 to come out
Great reply @unbinkable. Truly a brilliant repost. Let me guess you're waiting for the Matrix 4 to come out
9:49AM on 11/06/2015
Thank you for your educated and well thought out rebuttal. You claimed that Bond seemed invincible in Skyfall. If you paid attention during the movie, Bond was anything but invincible and that fact was actually focused upon for a good portion of the film. Your response is the very reason why I rarely comment on articles anymore. Instead of replying with something that could lead to a good discussion, you made a comment about my avatar. Well done.
Thank you for your educated and well thought out rebuttal. You claimed that Bond seemed invincible in Skyfall. If you paid attention during the movie, Bond was anything but invincible and that fact was actually focused upon for a good portion of the film. Your response is the very reason why I rarely comment on articles anymore. Instead of replying with something that could lead to a good discussion, you made a comment about my avatar. Well done.
1:29PM on 11/06/2015
@unbinkable your comment isn't to try and instigate a discussion. It's cocky and it comes across like you're trying to be smart. I would suggest you go back to not commenting if you enjoy trying to feel like you have a superior film intellect than others and think your view is gospel
@unbinkable your comment isn't to try and instigate a discussion. It's cocky and it comes across like you're trying to be smart. I would suggest you go back to not commenting if you enjoy trying to feel like you have a superior film intellect than others and think your view is gospel
2:36PM on 11/06/2015
I am not suggesting that my film intellect is superior. What I am suggesting is that your comment about Bond being invincible was wrong. Simple as that. If you would like to have a discussion about that, I would be happy to do so. I am pretty sure your response to this comment will be as equally brainless as your last few so I won't hold my breath.
I am not suggesting that my film intellect is superior. What I am suggesting is that your comment about Bond being invincible was wrong. Simple as that. If you would like to have a discussion about that, I would be happy to do so. I am pretty sure your response to this comment will be as equally brainless as your last few so I won't hold my breath.
1:18AM on 11/07/2015
I think the change in your avatar suggests my entire point of being right about you - by the way it's a good picture of your mum, I assume she's not well hence the gesture of putting her as your avatar in a sort of respectful way
I think the change in your avatar suggests my entire point of being right about you - by the way it's a good picture of your mum, I assume she's not well hence the gesture of putting her as your avatar in a sort of respectful way
7:13PM on 11/07/2015
I'm not sure if you're a troll or just extremely moronic. Either way, I feel sorry for you and I'm done commenting.
I'm not sure if you're a troll or just extremely moronic. Either way, I feel sorry for you and I'm done commenting.
3:58PM on 11/08/2015
Troll - haha you internet losers coining your terms for people. 'Oh he's a troll, she's a troll' blah blah blah - you're a pathetic loser who comments like a complete cocky little shit in other people's views and then has the nerve to call me out, you change your avatar to make it appear more insulting, you really should just go back to your mother and cry and you little bitch
Troll - haha you internet losers coining your terms for people. 'Oh he's a troll, she's a troll' blah blah blah - you're a pathetic loser who comments like a complete cocky little shit in other people's views and then has the nerve to call me out, you change your avatar to make it appear more insulting, you really should just go back to your mother and cry and you little bitch
2:36AM on 11/05/2015

7-/10

This movie is a let down.
This movie is a let down.
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2:34AM on 11/05/2015

I thought this movie was fantastic...

I liked it even more than Skyfall.
I liked it even more than Skyfall.
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11:59PM on 11/04/2015
Compared to some of the other reviews I've read, this seems like more of the glass-half-full variety. In any case my expectations have been sufficiently lowered, so hopefully that'll be the key to enjoying SPECTRE. Given what I've read and several of the warning signs throughout SPECTRE's production (Mendes seeming hesitant to return at all, the reported budget issues, the leaked script problems, the over-emphasis on Bond's origins so late in the game, the painfully obvious "twist", etc), I'm
Compared to some of the other reviews I've read, this seems like more of the glass-half-full variety. In any case my expectations have been sufficiently lowered, so hopefully that'll be the key to enjoying SPECTRE. Given what I've read and several of the warning signs throughout SPECTRE's production (Mendes seeming hesitant to return at all, the reported budget issues, the leaked script problems, the over-emphasis on Bond's origins so late in the game, the painfully obvious "twist", etc), I'm just not sure I can trust an 8/10 ranking, even by the always impeccable Mr. Bumbray. Whatever the case may be, I'm hoping for the best..but sort of expecting the worst.
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11:53PM on 11/04/2015
I'm starting to feel like I'm the only one who liked Quantum of Solace.
I'm starting to feel like I'm the only one who liked Quantum of Solace.
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12:22AM on 11/05/2015
it was no good the first time, alot better the 2nd time. I enjoy it
it was no good the first time, alot better the 2nd time. I enjoy it
12:27AM on 11/05/2015
I enjoyed it too. Hell, I love Bond. Period.
I enjoyed it too. Hell, I love Bond. Period.
8:55AM on 11/05/2015
I do't think that QS was bad as much as it was no where near as good as CR was.
I do't think that QS was bad as much as it was no where near as good as CR was.
10:46AM on 11/05/2015
I really don't consider myself difficult in regards of action scenes - I'm a pretty great audience for them - but I thought the car chase in QS was terrible. I had no sense of how many cars were chasing Bond or what was happening. Like I said, I'm usually a pretty great audience and I can't think of any other action scene that made me think, "wow, this is really poorly filmed!".
I really don't consider myself difficult in regards of action scenes - I'm a pretty great audience for them - but I thought the car chase in QS was terrible. I had no sense of how many cars were chasing Bond or what was happening. Like I said, I'm usually a pretty great audience and I can't think of any other action scene that made me think, "wow, this is really poorly filmed!".
11:52PM on 11/04/2015
Sounds like it's Mendes's "Quantum of Solace" to "Skyfall". It's pretty evident that Mendes probably came back for the fat paycheck when he was already thinking about other projects to tackle. Will still check it out but keeping my expectations in check. Here's hoping the next one will be a return to greatness.
Sounds like it's Mendes's "Quantum of Solace" to "Skyfall". It's pretty evident that Mendes probably came back for the fat paycheck when he was already thinking about other projects to tackle. Will still check it out but keeping my expectations in check. Here's hoping the next one will be a return to greatness.
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11:50PM on 11/04/2015

Never been a big Bond fan

This seems about right. I figured a 7 or 8-10. I never really cared for Brosnans Bond movies (esp the godawful Die Another Day). Craigs Bond was a bit better. Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were okay to good. Skyfall was amazingly good. Loved every minute. With Mendes on board again I knew it would be very good but would not be able to live up to Skyfall
This seems about right. I figured a 7 or 8-10. I never really cared for Brosnans Bond movies (esp the godawful Die Another Day). Craigs Bond was a bit better. Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were okay to good. Skyfall was amazingly good. Loved every minute. With Mendes on board again I knew it would be very good but would not be able to live up to Skyfall
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