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Quantum of Solice

Post by Fightersmegamix » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:32 am

Its a bit rubbish, very dissapointed. Lots of shakey camera work in action scenes couldn't tell what was going on. Enjoyed the last one but this was just a mess.

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Post by Tapey297 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:37 am

I thought it was OK but not as good as Casino royal. I believe they went a little overboard on the action at the expense of the plot. The action scenes are a bit shaky camera wise in a very Jason Bourne sort of way in fact one action scene did appear to be a carbon copy of a scene from the bourne ultimatum.

Despite all the negatives it is still a good popcorn actioner but it could heve been a classic.

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Post by ToxieDogg » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:03 am

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It shat on Casino Royale from a very great height IMO.

Excellent film, a fine return to form for Bond :)
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Post by Overheat » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:44 am

Absolutely amazing - one of the best films I've seen in a long, long time. Actually, probably since I saw the last Bond film - lol!

I love the new direction of the bond films. It's clear to see the Bourne influence, but then Bourne wouldn't exist without the Bond influence - so it's all swings and roundabouts.

Top film! :)
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Re: Quantum of Solice

Post by yethboth » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:21 am

Lots of shakey camera work in action scenes

So it looks like this film is competing against the popularity of the Bourne Films?
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:15 pm

Does it have any chilled mexican lager in it? ;)
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Post by TheDude18 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:37 pm

Disappointing.

I’m a massive Bond fan (and Bourne for that matter) and was looking forward the sequel to the rather impressive Casino Royale. First things first – Craig is excellent. Very similar to Dalton in his portrayal of Bond. Hard, ruthless and a bit of a bastard.

The plot is flimsy and complicated. The action scenes are very……Bourne. Shaky cam a go-go. Some scenes are lifted wholesale from “Ultimatumâ€
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Post by TheDude18 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:41 pm

My missus thought it was great though, mind you there was no scene with Craig in his smalls this time.
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Post by rupert » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:48 pm

I enjoyed it but the plot wasn't as exciting as most other Bond films.. I found myslef waiting/ looking forward to the action scenes rather than looking forward to find out how the plot unravelled.

If we are comparing it to the Bourne films then I would say the feel is similar but Bourne's plot's were more engaging imo.

Infact just to go off topic, will their be another Bourne film or will they stick to a trilogy? IMBD suggest one in 2010. There have been 3 more books since the films.. Personally I would welcome more Bourne films.

I'm looking forward now to the next Bond installment. I think Craig is my 2nd fave bond after Moore.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:22 pm

TheDude18 wrote:No Q or Moneypenny, no Bond theme/gun barrel sequence
How can you have a Bond film without those? Its just a regular film, its those elements that make it consistently Bond. Its like having a Star Wars film without the text crawl at the start (like they did in Clone Wars), its just not right.
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Post by resident paul » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:28 pm

rupert wrote:I enjoyed it but the plot wasn't as exciting as most other Bond films.. I found myslef waiting/ looking forward to the action scenes rather than looking forward to find out how the plot unravelled.

If we are comparing it to the Bourne films then I would say the feel is similar but Bourne's plot's were more engaging imo.

Infact just to go off topic, will their be another Bourne film or will they stick to a trilogy? IMBD suggest one in 2010. There have been 3 more books since the films.. Personally I would welcome more Bourne films.

I'm looking forward now to the next Bond installment. I think Craig is my 2nd fave bond after Moore.
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Post by ToxieDogg » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:37 pm

TheDude18 wrote:Disappointing.

I’m a massive Bond fan (and Bourne for that matter) and was looking forward the sequel to the rather impressive Casino Royale. First things first – Craig is excellent. Very similar to Dalton in his portrayal of Bond. Hard, ruthless and a bit of a bastard.

The plot is flimsy and complicated. The action scenes are very……Bourne. Shaky cam a go-go. Some scenes are lifted wholesale from “Ultimatum” – Bike chase, Foot chase, fights where anything comes to hand. On a big screen it can be very confusing. One of the Bond girls is completely pointless.

James Bond films have lost their identity (pun intended) and tried to copy someone else’s. I’m all for a re-boot of a rather lost franchise. Die another Day had a great 30mins but from there on in it was completely lost. This new film has gone too far. No Q or Moneypenny, no Bond theme/gun barrel sequence (except at the end for some reason)

Another thing I cant work out is Bond had changed his Walter PPK for a P80 in Tomorrow never Dies and has used it since, but for some reason he’s gone back to a PPK in Quantum of Solace (yes I am a nerd)
Because Casino Royale was essentially a reboot of the series (it even portrayed Bond having to earn his License To Kill). In terms of storyline/continuation, you may as well pretend that none of the other films ever existed.
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Post by Rinoa » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:38 pm

I must be one of the very few people who can't stand James Bond :?

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Post by Overheat » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:13 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
TheDude18 wrote:No Q or Moneypenny, no Bond theme/gun barrel sequence
How can you have a Bond film without those? Its just a regular film, its those elements that make it consistently Bond. Its like having a Star Wars film without the text crawl at the start (like they did in Clone Wars), its just not right.
The gun barrel sequence was at the end wasn't it?
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Post by TheDude18 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:44 am

It was. Read the original post, it will make a bit more sence.
The only thing I can think of with having it at the end is that the story has closure and that the James Bond we all know has now started.
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