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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 November 16 2012, 05:13 PM   #181
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^Since he got doubled crossed and taken into Chinese custody back in the late 1990s, Silva may have spent many years in prison before he somehow escaped or got released, and looked like it took Silva a long time to gather his henchmen and equipment together for his grand plan.

Silva seemed to sprout convoluted plans, mercs and helicopter gunships from his backside, but keep in mind he is relatively modest when put next to another ex-MI6 operative turned supervillain, Alec Trevelyan (who had half the Russian military in his pocket, the greatest arms dealing syndicate in Eurasia, a private army of thugs, computer geeks, and mercenaries, subverted space weapon platforms, a stolen experimental stealth helicopter, a state of the art armoured train that was packed full of stuff like a helicopter, and a very large underground command centre that was linked up to the biggest dish in the world that could be submerged in water to become an artificial lake to boot).

And speaking about GoldenEye and it being the most popular Brosnan movie among fandom (when it feels a bit padded, disjointed, and dated now), its popularity seems to be down to it being rather decent as a jack of all trades Bond movie, almost a compilation of many previous Bond movies until that point. Call me odd but I prefered Tomorrow Never Dies out of the Brosnan series, despite its own faults.
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Old November 16 2012, 05:38 PM   #182
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I think Goldeneye's legacy has seriously benefited from having one of the best computer games ever based on it.
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Old November 16 2012, 06:00 PM   #183
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But then why does M fake Bond's death? Why does he allow her to fake his own death?
She doesn't fake his death. She thinks he is dead. He's contemplating getting out, but gets pulled back in.
4) Bond breaks into M's flat(gee...maybe someone else should have thought of that...)
He's done that before.
AND FOR SOME REASON Bond kept three pieces of the bullet that hit him inside his shoulder, just waiting for the right time to pull them out.
He never had a reason to remove them.
8) (how did he escape his cage anyways?
All the doors are electronically locked, and got switched to open. That was the point of that whole scene with Q's lab and all the hatches opening.
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Old November 16 2012, 06:15 PM   #184
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8) (how did he escape his cage anyways?
All the doors are electronically locked, and got switched to open. That was the point of that whole scene with Q's lab and all the hatches opening.
I've gotta say, this film has some utterly ridiculously notions of what computers can do. This is but one example.
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Old November 16 2012, 06:36 PM   #185
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The notions aren't that crap. These things are/would be possible if you were idiot enough to wire your network up in such a way. Why anyone would plug a super dooper hacker's laptop in to their own network the way they did in the film is another question though.
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Old November 16 2012, 06:39 PM   #186
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I haven't noticed anybody mentioning the theme song. One of my favorites of the series.
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Old November 16 2012, 08:35 PM   #187
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I haven't noticed anybody mentioning the theme song.
I absolutely love Casino Royale's "You Know My Name", very lively and energetic theme, one of my favorites of the series, but I don't remember Quantum of Solace's theme at all now (probably because I haven't rewatched it since I saw it in the theater ) and Skyfall's has already almost faded from my memory.
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Old November 16 2012, 08:38 PM   #188
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The first deleted scene has been leaked.
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Old November 16 2012, 08:41 PM   #189
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I haven't noticed anybody mentioning the theme song. One of my favorites of the series.
I did. I didn't like it. I didn't find it very memorable.

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The Cover Song & Opening Montage: I wasn't impressed with Adele's song. It was too generic. Nothing about it really stood out. I can't hum it, it didn't add a distinctive sound or feel to the movie and I can't even remember it now. The montage was pretty good though. I love it when Bond ends up in a seemingly fatal situation just before the opening sequence starts, with a little of that worked into the montage. That has yet to get old for me. And graveyards? Made me think of Brosnan wanting a Bond ghost story. I thought it was just there for style, but it made sense in the end.
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Old November 16 2012, 08:44 PM   #190
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This is Quantum of Solace's theme



or maybe it's this...

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Old November 16 2012, 08:46 PM   #191
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^ Ah yes... The Something of Boris.
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Old November 16 2012, 08:53 PM   #192
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He has great big man tits and tiny trunks.
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Old November 16 2012, 09:13 PM   #193
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Did none of you watch the deleted scene?
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Old November 16 2012, 09:16 PM   #194
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^ It's blocked for me. I can't watch it. I'll have to find some other way later.
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Old November 16 2012, 09:25 PM   #195
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I haven't noticed anybody mentioning the theme song.
I absolutely love Casino Royale's "You Know My Name", very lively and energetic theme, one of my favorites of the series, but I don't remember Quantum of Solace's theme at all now (probably because I haven't rewatched it since I saw it in the theater ) and Skyfall's has already almost faded from my memory.
Completely agree about You Know My Name, which is probably my favorite of the series, followed by Live and Let Die. I have a soft spot for Nobody Does It Better, because The Spy Who Loved Me is the first Bond film I ever saw.

My least favorite, by far, is Die Another Day.
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