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Postby browncoat » 22 Nov 2006, 14:41

Just seen it, and I must say: Probably the best James Bond ever.

Though I have to warn you, it's not James Bond as you know him.
There are almost no gadgets, no "cool action" and absolutely no Q.
It's hard, dark and... well... a bit drama, I guess.

And I just can't get the title song out of my mind.

Generally, I think the "reboot" thing in the last couple of years it the best that ever happened to Hollywood (absolutely LOVED Batman Begins, and Superman Returns is great, too).
Too bad it was too late to save Star Wars or the Matrix...
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Postby Graham » 22 Nov 2006, 16:27

Very true, but he becomes "Bond as you know him" at the end.

This is the first novel, so it's kind of an origin story. A little. Sort of.

Whatever, it's fucking awesome, go see it.
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Postby Lavos » 22 Nov 2006, 17:14

It was Lammmeeeeeeeee
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Postby Kara » 22 Nov 2006, 17:30

I thought it was just okay. but my real problem was that the whole time it just didn't feel like...bond.

(Uh, this wasn't me that posted this. My friend was glancing at the Forums as I've rescently introduced her to LRR and she just used my account. I'm still waiting on seeing it.)
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Postby The Hitman » 22 Nov 2006, 17:36

The Next Gen episode was better.
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Postby emma » 22 Nov 2006, 17:59

I want to see it SO fucking badly but there is only ONE theatre in this little town called Guelph and I have no clue where it is. Seriously. My RA gave me detailed directions and I STILL don't know where it is.
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Postby Kathleen » 22 Nov 2006, 18:20

HOLY SHIT GUYS! BEARS!
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Postby JesterJ. » 22 Nov 2006, 20:43

Okay I'd just like to add:
People, please refrain from posting spoilers. I still have yet to see it but have hard marvelous things about it, so I'd like to enjoy it to it's full potential.
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Postby Captain_Anarchy » 22 Nov 2006, 22:54

Oh Jester by the way Bond dies.
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Postby Kathleen » 22 Nov 2006, 23:00

Yeah. He gets herpes from a bisexual Bolivian street whore.
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Postby Dana » 22 Nov 2006, 23:17

Don't forget about the goat.
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Postby DP » 23 Nov 2006, 02:11

Yeah, they ate goat for dinner right before the herpes-sex.

And I think they rode one in the end into a sunset. Probably wasn't the same goat though.
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Postby angelgirlhehehe » 23 Nov 2006, 03:44

=>__<= now i really gots to see this movie :P
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Postby browncoat » 23 Nov 2006, 04:40

I think a IMDB rating of 8.2/10 says something about the quality of that movie.

#229 of the Top 250.
Really not that bad for a movie that was rumoured to suck ; )
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Postby AmazingPjotrMan » 23 Nov 2006, 06:10

Who cares, it's a danish villain, it doesn't get better than that. Mads Mikaelsen ftw!
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Postby davidrun » 29 Jun 2007, 02:35

Just seen it, and I must say: Probably the best James Bond ever.
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Though I have to warn you, it's not James Bond as you know him.
There are almost no gadgets, no "cool action" and absolutely no Q.
It's hard, dark and... well... a bit drama, I guess.
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And I just can't get the title song out of my mind.
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Generally, I think the "reboot" thing in the last couple of years it the best that ever happened to Hollywood (absolutely LOVED Batman Begins, and Superman Returns is great, too).
Too bad it was too late to save Star Wars or the Matrix...


Casino Royale Rocks !! I have heard that producers are working on making a sequel of this movie.
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Re: Casino Royale

Postby Wraith » 29 Jun 2007, 04:23

browncoat wrote:Just seen it, and I must say: Probably the best James Bond ever.

Though I have to warn you, it's not James Bond as you know him.
There are almost no gadgets, no "cool action" and absolutely no Q.
It's hard, dark and... well... a bit drama, I guess.

And I just can't get the title song out of my mind.

Generally, I think the "reboot" thing in the last couple of years it the best that ever happened to Hollywood (absolutely LOVED Batman Begins, and Superman Returns is great, too).
Too bad it was too late to save Star Wars or the Matrix...


Couldn't stand the last Bond. You're right, it was NOT James Bond as I knew him. And considering I've seen every James Bond movie ever made multiple times, that's a bad thing. It means they've taken arguably the most established character in the history of film and and made radically altered him. If you're gonna do that, why bother even MAKING him that character? Why not just introduce someone new?

Don't even get me started on Superman (again)
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Postby Wraith » 29 Jun 2007, 04:26

P.S. I didn't even check the date of this thread. I thought someone had just seen it on DVD.

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Postby shigidab0p » 29 Jun 2007, 05:09

Since it's been brought up I may as well comment. I really liked it. It isn't bond as we know him, indeed. But I think this is okay, because its a "reboot", its an interesting angle on bond imo (he's so much more human in this one i reckon). If they did a complete copy of the old school casino royale set in modern times, it'd be kinda pointless. I also like how the movie as a whole is a bit toned down in terms of the "scope" (if thats the right word) of the action sequences, the last few bonds were getting fairly ridiculous.
Wraith wrote:Couldn't stand the last Bond. You're right, it was NOT James Bond as I knew him. And considering I've seen every James Bond movie ever made multiple times, that's a bad thing. It means they've taken arguably the most established character in the history of film and and made radically altered him. If you're gonna do that, why bother even MAKING him that character? Why not just introduce someone new?

I don't think knowing a character well means its wrong to change him. It is after all, a reboot and is technically not part of the same bond series we are familiar with. And he is a book character first. They make him james bond because the storyline is in essence the same as james bond's and to draw people to go watch it.
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Postby Wraith » 29 Jun 2007, 07:06

shigidab0p wrote:I don't think knowing a character well means its wrong to change him. It is after all, a reboot and is technically not part of the same bond series we are familiar with.


Says who? All the interviews I've read has it as a prequel.

shigidab0p wrote:And he is a book character first. They make him james bond because the storyline is in essence the same as james bond's and to draw people to go watch it.


I hate the "we used the name to get people to watch it." It's the same logic behind Smallville and the X-Statics version of X-Force, and it basically translated into "we wanted to use the reputation that other people had worked very hard to build as a shortcut to success for something unrelated."
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Postby DontPanic » 29 Jun 2007, 07:41

True, there was a high gross of revenue created by those who went to the film merely because they are fans of the James Bond films and wanted this one to prove its worth, or merely to generate more fuel to mock the series. This Bond film is quite different than the others; although it has cheesy one liners occasionally, its much more along the lines of dramatic-action, with the occasional sprinkling of hot semi naked people.

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Postby The Happy Friar » 29 Jun 2007, 09:11

Wraith wrote:Says who? All the interviews I've read has it as a prequel.


it was (well, not really. it was the first bond story, just not the first major movie release). But bond in the book & bond on screen were very similar. Infact, to me this movie version of bond seemed more like the books.
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Postby Dr Frankenjam » 29 Jun 2007, 11:10

Definitely the best Bond film ever.
And Daniel Craig makes an awesome Bond.
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Re: Casino Royale

Postby Morgan » 29 Jun 2007, 14:40

Wraith wrote:It means they've taken arguably the most established character in the history of film


wong fei hong. there are literally thousands of movies about him. thousands.
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Postby Ultimatebiscuit » 29 Jun 2007, 15:43

Saw it, kinda liked it, kinda didn't. Friend thought I loved it, bought me the DVD. Have yet to watch it again.

The best part was of course with the torture scene. I feel nauseous thinking about that scene..

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