Skyfall - Grading & Discussion

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Agent Richard07, Oct 23, 2012.

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Grade the movie...

  1. A+

    25.6%
  2. A

    27.3%
  3. A-

    16.5%
  4. B+

    8.5%
  5. B

    4.5%
  6. B-

    6.3%
  7. C+

    2.3%
  8. C

    2.3%
  9. C-

    4.0%
  10. D+

    1.1%
  11. D

    0.6%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F

    1.1%
  1. Ghost Bones

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    I agree. Or at least, I've not seen it for quite a long time and that echoes what I remember thinking last time I saw it. If you catch my drift.
    Yeah, but again, so what? She's just some narky old bitch about to be retired anyway. They could have killed her off in the opening scene and I wouldn't have cared much, so making her the entire stakes of the film doesn't do it for me.
     
  2. lurok

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    Frakkin' A+. Best Bond film in ages. Classy, witty, tense. This should have been Die Another Day, and I'd happily skip CR and QoS. This feels like the real reboot, even handing over to new M, Q, etc. The DB5 got big laugh and applause. Wasn't a Craig fan but now feel he owns the role. Bardem best blond villain since Red Grant and Max Zorin, and better rogue agent than stupid Sean Bean. Now all they need to do in next one is bring back some more glamour.

    ETA: the involvement of Baird and Logan must really piss the Nemesis haters :p
     
  3. UssGlenn

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    I wouldn't call it dropped so much as concluded. They captured the man who was releasing the names and confiscated all his computers. Since the list was just a means to an end for him, he wouldn't have sent a copy to anyone else yet. Crisis averted.
     
  4. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Just got back from Skyfall.

    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I've got no complaints about it, absolutely perfect, perfect James Bond movie in practically every way possible. Loved the old Aston Martin being used, loved the "introduction" of Moneypenny, the stuff with Judy Dench.

    I mean. Wow.

    I'm blown away by this movie, best Bond movie in years, hell decades even.

    A+ All the way.
     
  5. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Went to a 5:45pm showing

    COMPLETELY PACKED


    Some parts dragged/got boring:

    -Shanghai.
    -Bond and Serverine's talk at the bar
    -Bond and Severine heading to the island.

    I understood 90% of what Bernice said.

    The CGI komodo dragon didn't bother me. I was thinking "Maybe the bodyguard will throw back the gun?" LOL


    Some of the dry humor got no response

    -Provocateur? Provacateuress?

    -Resurrection....

    Some laughter at Silva touching Bond and Silva's facial expressions


    Lot's of giddiness from the audience when the Aston showed up


    "He went in to those tunnels. He didn't come out for two days. When he came back he wasn't a boy anymore"

    Me- Batman?


    Some people laughed at Silva's final moments

    "ARGGGGGGHHH!!!!!"

    *Laughter*



    I was with some people that were expecting some BIGGER action. Roger Moore style escapist/Brosnan level escapism action.

    "Skyfall" still had action but aside from the bike chase everything else was subdued

    I guess what i'm saying is there was no big set action piece besides the bike chase/train fight.
     
  6. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    The Shanghai fight against the neon lights of the city was beautiful. Loved how it was mostly in silhouette.
     
  7. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    So. How much Dench was in it?
     
  8. Joel_Kirk

    Joel_Kirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm a huge Daniel Craig fan, so (once time permits) I'm looking to seeing this; I did enjoy "Casino Royale" and I don't think "Quantum of Solace" was that bad, although I could understand why some won't like it.

    I understand that Idris Elba has been in talks with Barbara Broccoli to take over someday; I wouldn't mind seeing that. (I'm watching the BBC series, "Luther," and Elba definitely has the acting/action chops).
     
  9. Captrek

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    Dropping a subway train on Bond is subdued?

    No more than usual. She remains conservatively dressed throughout. Sorry to disappoint.
     
  10. sidious618

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    No more than usual?! She was in it a lot!
     
  11. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Why would I want her not conservatively dressed?

    In it lots you say, well I may just have to actually watch the thing.
     
  12. Skywalker

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    I think you should read captrek's post more carefully. :lol:
     
  13. Ian Keldon

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    I'll probably try to see this when it comes out on DVD, but I'm not exactly trembling with excitement. Craig's Bond does little for me. Bond is supposed to be the "glitz and glamor" spy franchise, but the newest films have all been too harsh and gritty.

    Brosnan did the best personification of Bond of the modern actors, but got scripts that were, at best, adequate. (Though at least he didn't get saddled with Dalton's scripts).

    My "best of both worlds" would have been a younger Brosnan in a remake of a classic Connery or Moore Bond such as "You Only Live Twice" or "The Spy Who Loved Me".
     
  14. Ghost Bones

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    Oh my, I hope not. He's black and James Bond is white. It would be all wrong.
     
  15. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    Bond is a brunette, M is a man, and Moneypenny is white. Anything else would be all wrong. :rolleyes:

    I read that Elba's not interested in the role, though; he says he doesn't want to become known as "the black James Bond." Sooner or later, though, casting a black actor in the role will happen. The question is when it will happen.
     
  16. Captrek

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    Should there be? Blacks constitute less than 2% of the population in England.
     
  17. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    Why not? We've had six white guys in the role. A little variation is always interesting.

    (More to the point, the population of England is not the only factor here, since big budget films are more and more being targeted at international rather than domestic audiences)
     
  18. Ghost Bones

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    We've gone from "it will happen" to "why not" in two posts. Some prophecy. Fact is, James Bond's a white fella. If we're going to be all PC about it, at least have the next one be a black, Muslim, pregnant, disabled, lesbian, Welsh woman.
     
  19. teacake

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    I'll take it.

    Make sure she's beautiful while you're at it. And rather than ordering virgin martini's because she's pregnant with M's love child just skip all that bar stuff, it's a bit old hat anyway.
     
  20. Harvey

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    Well, you can't say that combination of traits wouldn't be interesting.

    Arguing with you on this subject would be a waste of time, though. Time to return to your regularly scheduled review thread...