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Old 01-23-2011, 12:52 AM   #72
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Re: Last movie impressions

Originally Posted by crackajack View Post
Bond - Die Another Day
I really start to hate all Bonds previously to Casino Royale. They are just so involuntary funny.
The action is decades behind, the dialogs are ridiculously stupid, the characters too.
I hate [i]Die Another Day[i] on two accounts. The first of which, [i]Die Another Day[i] is an atrocity of a film -- easily the worst film of Pierce Brosnan's mediocre run as 007. [i]Die Another Day[i] may be the worst Bond film period.

What I hate even more about [i]Die Another Day[i] is that it's essentially GoldenEye (Brosnan's only respectable 007 film) set in Korea instead of Russia. Watch the two films side by side, and you can see many similarities.

Continuing on with Bond...

Originally Posted by crackajack View Post
Casino Royale (2006)
The first real good Bond movie ever, but the open end sucks.
Casino Royale -- the Daniel Craig film, not the David Niven farce (see below) -- is awesome. Unfortunately, Quantum of Solace, while not a terrible film, is a disappointing follow-up. I'm hoping whoever directs Bond's next expedition continues from CR as if QoS never existed.

And even MORE James Bondage...

Originally Posted by crackajack View Post
Casino Royale (1966)
...The movie itself was bad. The jokes were most of the times just lame. The idea of the real James Bond that persiflages the other Bond character was great, especially liked the joke article agent line, which pretty much summarizes my disliking of pre-Craig Bonds, but the plot was irritatingly nonsensical even for its parody goal.
Certainly guilty pleasure material, if only for Herb Alpert's music.

(And, yes, [i]Die Another Day[i] is still worse.)
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