Quantum of Solice

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Post by Guybrush » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:15 am

It was very good. Marginally better than Casino Royale and much better than every Pierce Brosnan one bar Goldenye.

And the car chase at the start was the best pre-title sequence in a Bond film in decades .

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Post by RetroRik » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:20 pm

Just back from watching it.

Enjoyed it... Not amazing but good entertainment.

Theme music wasn't up to much. A test of a true Bond song is that you can remember it for some time to come. I can't even remember it now 3 hours later so it must have been rubbish.

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Post by Doddsy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:21 am

It wasn't as bad as what I thought it could have been. For me though it just wasn't a Bond film. More like the Bourne meets Tombraider for my liking. The gun barrel sequence at the end? What was that all about? Judy Dench is not a patch on the original M - she's acts like Bonds mother! No gadgets given or Q. No more John Barry, no more sexist comments - Bond was a man's fantasy film and now they are trying to make it appeal to women by making it too PC. Daniel Craig's Bond is like Connery but without a sense of humor in this one. Roger Moore was the best Bond!!!

When Cubby/Saltzman/Desmond passed away they should have ended Bond there and then. The fomulae now is just not the same. Austin Powers was the last great Bond film I saw! :lol:

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Post by R. Prime » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:41 am

It wasn't as bad as what I thought it could have been. For me though it just wasn't a Bond film. More like the Bourne meets Tombraider for my liking. The gun barrel sequence at the end? What was that all about? Judy Dench is not a patch on the original M - she's acts like Bonds mother! No gadgets given or Q. No more John Barry, no more sexist comments - Bond was a man's fantasy film and now they are trying to make it appeal to women by making it too PC. Daniel Craig's Bond is like Connery but without a sense of humor in this one. Roger Moore was the best Bond!!!
Well, you can't break from formula unless you, er, break from formula. That's the whole point of the new Bonds. They were getting very samey.
I can see the anger at them "not being retro", but the earlier films are still there, they're not changing.

I really enjoyed it actually, fantastic. More like a spy movie when it is actually credible. Invisible cars can f*ck right off.

It is kind of a shame John Cleese didn't get to really flex as Q, I'm sure he'll turn up eventually.

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Post by pottyboy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:07 pm

Saw it on tuesday with a mate, and I have to agree that it's not the best bond movie. It wasn't bad, but after seeing Casino Royale I expected to see better. Daniel Craig and Judi Dench both delivered superb performances, but the story sucked and the action was indeed very bourne-ish. If they're gonna do another bond movie, then the writers need to gather some fresh ideas pronto.
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