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Old October 26 2011, 03:23 AM   #410
Alidar Jarok
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Re: "James Bond 23" officially slated for 2012!

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If they replace the action scenes with actual spying, I'd be OK with it. Some of the old Bond movies had a bit of a slower pace. I think From Russia with Love should be the ideal balance. But that still has a couple of cool action scenes (the Gypsy fight and the Train scene). I'm sure those won't go out the window.

That is, assuming there's any truth to these statements at all.
Agreed. I could accept them scaling back the action scenes in reasonable measure. Sometimes I think they can carried away and go too far. On second viewing Quantum Of Solace wasn't bad, but some of the action went too far.
Well, I think the problem with the movie was lack of many scenes besides the action scenes (there were a couple of cool ones in South America, but that's about it).

Recently watched Dr. No and there's a lot of good stuff in it although some of the action now seems rather dated. But From Russia With Love and Casino Royale each have a nice balance and I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.
I thought Casino Royale had a good balance. One of my favorite parts was where Bond was essentially stalking his target (I can't think of a better word, the part with airline flights and a trip to Florida, iirc). It was slick and fast-paced, but it involved some decently clever thinking, which worked. The theater scene in QoS was similar, but much flashier.
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