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Old December 24 2008, 04:07 AM   #241
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Re: Quantum of Solace - Grading & Discussion

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There are plenty of quips with Craig's bond. And there's some good cars too. Just not all the gadgets.
"QoS" just "missed something" that made it "Bond."

It didn't feel like Bond to me. Not Bond Bond, at least.

Makes me want to watch Goldfinger again.

Goldfinger isn't one of my favorites. The humor in the last 2 bond films has been there but not as blatant and in some ways as stupid as some of the other Bonds of the past.
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Old December 24 2008, 05:20 AM   #242
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For instance, I loved when Bond teased the Quantum people at the opera, just to provoke them into panicking and drawing attention to themselves.

And, of course, the reactions to his apparent inability to actually capture anyone. "I try not to dwell on the past."
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Old December 24 2008, 05:30 AM   #243
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For instance, I loved when Bond teased the Quantum people at the opera, just to provoke them into panicking and drawing attention to themselves.

And, of course, the reactions to his apparent inability to actually capture anyone. "I try not to dwell on the past."
Yeah, I enjoyed both of those moments as well.

There's a lot to like in the new movie but, for me, it just "misses something" that truly makes it James Bond.

A heart-stoppingly hot Bond chick is one thing this movie missed.
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Old December 24 2008, 09:50 AM   #244
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There's only been about 2 or 3 Bond films with a real heart-stoppingly hot chick.
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Old December 24 2008, 02:12 PM   #245
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There's only been about 2 or 3 Bond films with a real heart-stoppingly hot chick.
Probably, but at the same time this chick was, for me, kind of... 'Wait... she's the Bond Girl?"

The red-haired woman who came to retrieve Bond was closer to a "Bond Girl" than the actual "Bond Girl" in this movie.
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Old December 24 2008, 10:48 PM   #246
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There's only been about 2 or 3 Bond films with a real heart-stoppingly hot chick.
Probably, but at the same time this chick was, for me, kind of... 'Wait... she's the Bond Girl?"
And she was kind of emo. Blech.

The red-haired woman who came to retrieve Bond was closer to a "Bond Girl" than the actual "Bond Girl" in this movie.
No kidding. Hard to believe she was born with defects.
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Old December 25 2008, 10:59 PM   #247
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No kidding. Hard to believe she was born with defects.

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Old December 25 2008, 11:26 PM   #248
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^She either has 12 fingers or 12 toes... I can't remember which.
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Old December 26 2008, 01:37 AM   #249
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^She either has 12 fingers or 12 toes... I can't remember which.
Reading up on her, she was born with 12 fingers, the extra ones were removed not long after her bith. I think it also said she was born with an ear that wasn't formed right... or something. Also fixed when she was young.

Result: One hot woman.

Hell, I think she'd be HOTTER with 12 fingers. Just that much more of her to love.

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Old December 26 2008, 04:19 AM   #250
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^She either has 12 fingers or 12 toes... I can't remember which.
Reading up on her, she was born with 12 fingers, the extra ones were removed not long after her bith. I think it also said she was born with an ear that wasn't formed right... or something. Also fixed when she was young.

Result: One hot woman.

Hell, I think she'd be HOTTER with 12 fingers. Just that much more of her to love.

She could give you the finger and still have one in reserve.
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Old December 26 2008, 04:44 AM   #251
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Well, it seems that Maddox came out of hibernation to review this movie:

Quantum of Solace is a Shitpile
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Old December 26 2008, 05:16 AM   #252
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Am re-watching QoS and as I thought it makes for a better re-watch value and easier to follow the plot but still could be tighter. So far only real scene that bugs me is the parachute one because he pulls it far too late, a few seconds earlier would of been much more believeable and shows me that Marc Foster is nowhere near the director Campbell is for Bond movies anyway. However saying that I thought Foster did excellent work with the fight scenes especially the last fight scenes in the hotel and the Bond girl (though she didn't shag bond which made a good change) was probably the best and that wasn't easy to do because Vesper was a good character.

I like the Bourne esq fights, Bond needs to change from the older films and I don't buy the people saying it should be like older Bond...CR proved them wrong. I like Bond being more bitter for this movie, he has real excuse but am sure he will be back to a more normal Bond in the next movie.
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Old December 26 2008, 06:47 AM   #253
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Well, it seems that Maddox came out of hibernation to review this movie:

Quantum of Solace is a Shitpile
Damn...and here I was hoping that douche died a horrible, horrible death.
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Old December 26 2008, 03:59 PM   #254
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Well, it seems that Maddox came out of hibernation to review this movie:

Quantum of Solace is a Shitpile
Damn, I couldn't disagree with that review more.
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Old December 26 2008, 06:28 PM   #255
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Well, it seems that Maddox came out of hibernation to review this movie:

Quantum of Solace is a Shitpile
Jesus Christ, what a moron. He doesn't even understand the difference between "symbolism" and "homage."
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