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View Poll Results: Grade the movie...
A+ 45 25.71%
A 48 27.43%
A- 29 16.57%
B+ 14 8.00%
B 8 4.57%
B- 11 6.29%
C+ 4 2.29%
C 4 2.29%
C- 7 4.00%
D+ 2 1.14%
D 1 0.57%
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Old January 5 2013, 06:03 AM   #481
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It probably has a strong chance of winning the best song.

That will probably go to "Les Miserables"

Everyone's been talking about Anne's rendition of "I dreamed a dream" for months
My wife is a huge Adelle fan (she won't even listen to the SKYFALL song ever again, likes to pretend it didn't happen) and she mentioned hearing this was something like a one-shot recording, that she spent about 10 minutes on it (and to be fair, it sounds like it, it has to be among the weakest things she has ever recorded.)

Probably victim of the usual Bond thing, which is cram stuff into postproduction in as tiny a space as possible. They could have had her working on it for 18 months, but I guess they just dicked around. Well, they got their money's worth anyway, in hype if not in quality.

The fact the academy is already planning a Bond tribute makes me think they will probably win something this year, deserving or not. Oscar has had way too many of these 'too cool for coincidence' events, ranging from Sean Connery presenting the oscar that Catherine Zeta-Jones won to Lucas & Spielberg presenting best director the year Scorsese happens to finally win one. Would those guys have been handing it out to somebody else? If there was even a CHANCE they'd be handing it to somebody else, someone else would be up there handing it out.
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Old January 5 2013, 09:52 AM   #482
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Loved the return of the DB5. This was actually the same one as in the Connery movies (though the one they blew up was a 1/3 model that started life as a 3-D print.

I still say Craig is too low-class and homely to be Bond, but he may be the best actor to ever take the role.
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Old January 6 2013, 12:25 AM   #483
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It started off fun and interesting. I hadn't seen one of the Daniel Craig Bonds movies that I can recall. At some point it became a plodding, directionless bore and by the time they were in Scotland I was having a nap.
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Old February 8 2013, 06:41 PM   #484
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Skyfall will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 12th.
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Old February 8 2013, 06:58 PM   #485
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I only saw 45 minutes of it but I would give it a A-
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Old February 10 2013, 01:32 AM   #486
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Skyfall will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 12th.
It's on iTunes right now.
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Old February 17 2013, 02:03 AM   #487
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I loved this movie. Bond as a bad guy. If you've been following Daniel Craig from the beginning, you will see similarities between Bond and Rodriguez. Bond has been flying by the seat of his pants, toeing the line with M since his first movie (re: using her password login to get information after blowing up an embassy, etc). In this movie, Bond has a scar from one of M's choices, to shoot at the bad guy when there was no clear shot and she almost killed him. The same for giving up Rodriguez for "exceeding his mandate" in China, and getting "six agents" for him. 5 months tortured, left for dead. He's pissed off at M during this movie--like when he calls her a bitch and confronts her about ordering the shot. And Rodriguez uses that to his advantage. He tried to literally and figuratively seduce Bond to join him. He becomes more of a white-knight after that because of it. It pushes Bond back to where he needs to be and I think it will be a growth in his character.

As for Skyfall itself, I wish Sean had played the old guy at Skyfall. It would've been perfect for the 50th Anniversary.

It was well-done and I was engaged the entire time. What a wonderful movie. It was great and I got a wonderful poster out of it!
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Old February 17 2013, 03:04 AM   #488
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I liked the movie.

Probably fluff movie of the year.
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Old February 17 2013, 04:26 AM   #489
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One thing I didn't get - Rodriguez said that he was imprisoned for months in a room with no air. Wouldn't that, you know, kill him from suffocation?
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Old February 17 2013, 04:29 AM   #490
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^^He's likely exaggerating.
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Old February 17 2013, 04:44 AM   #491
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One thing I didn't get - Rodriguez said that he was imprisoned for months in a room with no air. Wouldn't that, you know, kill him from suffocation?
he was probably talking about John Logan the 'screenwriter.'

That's the only excuse for a script like this ... well, that and a world full of undiscerning viewers.
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Old February 17 2013, 06:59 AM   #492
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^ Cracked, on the movie's "plot":
The entire point of Silva's scheme is to kill M during her hearing -- he has two guys waiting for him with a cop uniform after he breaks out of MI6 specifically so that he can sneak into the courthouse and shoot her. Presumably he allowed himself to get captured (as opposed to just going straight to the courthouse) because he wanted to upload the virus into MI6's computers to distract everyone.

Here's the thing: Silva's master plan began the moment he got captured, timing it so that he'd be in custody right when M was testifying. But he didn't turn himself in -- he was captured by Bond. So how could he have known when that would happen? Bond tracks a bullet shard in his shoulder to an assassin guy who has a casino chip from a casino where he sticks it to some lady who happens to know where Silva is. That's literally how it happens -- Silva had no control over that. How many days were those two fake cops standing there, waiting for Silva?


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He's pissed off at M during this movie--like when he calls her a bitch and confronts her about ordering the shot.
And because Moneypenny was too much of a ditz to shoot the bad guy after accidentally shooting Bond, a lot of agents actually did die, including some presumably horrific deaths for the outed undercover agents. So just maybe M made the correct call in the intro after all, even though I can't imagine why such a super-important file ever left MI6 headquarters in the first place? In Casino Royale, Bond is mature enough to know he'll probably be killed in the line of duty ("I hear 00s have a very short life expectancy", he said). In Skyfall, it's him, not M, being a whiny b****. If Bond hadn't wasted time on the dying agent at the very start, he would probably have recovered the list, saved a lot of lives, and saved me the trouble of paying ten bucks to see this movie. And yet we're supposed to be on his side when he's all huffy toward his boss. Uh, no. I want my Casino Royale/Quantum of Solace real Bond back, please.


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And Rodriguez uses that to his advantage. He tried to literally and figuratively seduce Bond to join him.
Silva forfeited any high ground he might have had by killing/getting non-M MI6 employees killed before we or Bond even meet him, so that attempt was a total non-starter, and thus lacked any kind of depth. It's kinda like the Joker suggesting Batman free him because, let's face it, he is a pretty nifty dresser.


.... Also, given how lousy Bond's aim in the tests were, the fact that M sends him out to do a job that often involves firing in crowded public places suggests she either didn't want him to use his weapon in such circumstances, or was just fine with innocent bystanders being killed. Either way, he should never have been put back in the field. Pamela Landy wouldn't have even considered doing so.




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Old February 17 2013, 06:36 PM   #493
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^everyone.

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And because Moneypenny was too much of a ditz to shoot the bad guy after accidentally shooting Bond, a lot of agents actually did die, including some presumably horrific deaths for the outed undercover agents. So just maybe M made the correct call in the intro after all, even though I can't imagine why such a super-important file ever left MI6 headquarters in the first place? In Casino Royale, Bond is mature enough to know he'll probably be killed in the line of duty ("I hear 00s have a very short life expectancy", he said). In Skyfall, it's him, not M, being a whiny b****. If Bond hadn't wasted time on the dying agent at the very start, he would probably have recovered the list, saved a lot of lives, and saved me the trouble of paying ten bucks to see this movie. And yet we're supposed to be on his side when he's all huffy toward his boss. Uh, no. I want my Casino Royale/Quantum of Solace real Bond back, please.
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Er, he was all huffy towards her in CR and QoS to, in fact you could argue his view is exactly the same in all three films. "You should have trusted me." in fact the film where M has a point is arguably CR because Bond is an idiot in it.

And yeah the plot makes no sense, but you know what, I could dissect the plot of Casino Royale just as easily.
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Old February 17 2013, 09:40 PM   #494
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Skyfall was amazing. I loved every minute of it.
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Old February 17 2013, 09:50 PM   #495
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I've been watching the entire Bond series lately, and the amazing revelation was that Judi Dench's M fucked it up in every single Bond film she's been in. She's mostly working against Bond, and in the end has to admit that he's been right and she's been wrong. Skyfall feels like the climax of the arc of an incompetent M.
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