Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by sureshs, Nov 9, 2012.
Going to see Skyfall in IMAX tomorrow
Perhaps this would be a more interesting post AFTER you'd seen it, as you would actually have something to say?
Bond movies overrated, brainless action flicks.
Reviews look great - being called one of the best Bond movies
There are many critic and fan reviews already available, no need to add mine.
I've already seen it in the cinema, but once my training at work is finished I'm going to go to London one weekend to see it again in Imax.
The Dark Knight Rises in Imax was the best cinema experience I've ever had, so to do it again with a film I enjoyed more will surely be a memorable event.
Then maybe The Hobbit in December...
Skyfall was OK. Too sentimental in the end, though, and the gloomy surroundings at the end did not match the upscale environment in other parts of the movie.
I think you had it right the first time
I don't like how there are no gadgets and/or kool car in this one.
And there is an inside joke in the movie about it too - how exploding pens are not where it is at now.
More likely, a lack of imagination or budget. Use of gadgets is far more widespread these days.
There was an Aston Martin with some guns attached to it, though, but that concept is decades old.
Yea, I saw that part, either way I would have liked there to have been some.
Second best Bond movie in my opinion. Not as good as Casino Royale (I think I'm gonna stop comparing other Bond movies to that one, since it only ends in heartbreak), but definitely better than Quantum of Solace, and any of the older ones (again, just my opinion).
I thought it was very good.
The touches of nostalgia with the DB5 and M's office were nicely done. Of the three Craig films, this seemed to be the one that felt like a Bond film where a lot of the traditional components came together. IMO Bond films are what they are and I think they are doing a sound job with these ones.
Nice as well to actually have a Bond villian who was an utter lunatic as well.
Not bad but not as good as Casino Royale IMO.
I missed the double entendres of the older Bond movies. This movie was way too clean.
Quantum of Solace made me laugh. The evil villains were going to shake down Bolivian peasants. I thought for second - wait, what are they going to do? Bolivian peasants are poor. You don't get rich stealing from poor people! Funny movie.
Why not? It is a question of numbers. If I steal a little but from a large number of poor people, it adds up to a tidy sum. You have given me some good ideas here.
Wow you're right! We should become super-villains.
I have a plan to rob homeless people. First, we'll steal their recyclable cans and then turn them in for the recycling fee. Seems like a bad idea, but we'll make a tidy sum as long as we do enough volume.
The way the real super-villains work is not by raising the water rates on dirt poor peasants but by finding some corrupt African ruler, for instance, whose jungle happens to be sitting on a huge oil reserve or a bunch of rare-earth metals. The Russian Oligarchs, for instance, were able to bribe Yeltsin to win rigged auctions of rights to massive oil reserves. Not by trying to shake down peasants.
There is a lot of money there. Every weekend, there are couple of well-dressed people with cars who climb into the trash dumps in our complex, and collect stuff for recycling. They are completely immune about what anyone would think of them and do it openly. They don't live here, but they are not frightened at all. They say "goodbye" and load the stuff into the car and drive off. It is like free money for them (minus the cost of gas I suppose).
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