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. Mister Fandango

    Mister Fandango Fleet Captain

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    We must have seen a different movie, because in the one I saw, Q was pretty much a hardcore super hacker himself. Directly linking someone else's machine not only to your own, but directly to your entire network, is... well, it's absolutely moronic. Especially for anyone who's even mildly security conscious. Even if it's just his mother's laptop where all he needed to do was fix a setting in her web browser, he still wouldn't have plugged it straight into their network.

    The writers were just unbelievably daft. Moreso than usual even, if for no other reason than that they were trying to create a more realistic and believable Bond franchise.
     
  2. Gaith

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    He almost has to be. 'Cause otherwise I'm still waiting for an explanation for how he got out of his cell and killed two armed guards, neither of whose bodies were within fifteen feet of the thing!
     
  3. stj

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    They were? Be that as it may, they didn't give Q that weird hair because he was anything but a fool who didn't get that Bond's old school he-manliness was the One True Path. He came across like a really smart ninth grader who hasn't quite realized yet he's gay. Q was supposed to fail to show how great Bond is, and the more moronically he failed the more vividly this Truth is demonstrated. Bond is the only man in the house, the winner. (Yes, technically Bond failed, but there's a reason no one at the end seems to have noticed.)
     
  4. Gaith

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    ^ And yet Bond was standing right by Q when he accessed the computer, and didn't speak a peep of caution.
     
  5. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    And, really, it's a flaw that could have been rectified by a line or two of dialogue. Have Q say that somehow Silva's programing is breaking through MI6's firewalls and security measures. It'd be a weak excuse but it'd at least be something. Instead it seems more like it just never dawned on him that such a thing could happen when he connected the machine.
     
  6. sojourner

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    Did you miss the bit where his virus was sending "open" commands to any doors it could? The entire reason Bond suddenly took off running for Silva's cell? As for the guards, well, he's that good? ok, I got nothin.
     
  7. Gaith

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    Guards are watching him.

    The cell door opens.

    Guards: "Huh, that's fu - argh, my brains- feel - compelled - to turn around and - stare at wall, even though I hear footsteps approaching - knew I shouldn't have allowed MI6 to give me that cyber implant - OW! -"
     
  8. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    You didn't read my entire post, did you?
     
  9. FPAlpha

    FPAlpha Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Professional arrogance.. he's one of the best IT specialists in the world and works for MI6.. surely no one can invade or crack his system!
     
  10. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Verily, I did. But I went for the gag anyway. ;)
     
  11. sojourner

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    Fair enough.
     
  12. ROBE

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    Guards are always useless in fiction, Sir Terry Pratchett in his book the Last Hero even makes reference to this.
    People employed as guards wouldn't notice a male prisoner escaping dressed as a woman even with three weeks of beard growth.
     
  13. Saul

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    Not a bad movie but not the best and overhyped in my opinion. It's a more personal Bond film but I didn't feel there was anything new discovered about his past that the previous 22 movies didn't show.
     
  14. Captaindemotion

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  15. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    So it's a cold night (perhaps winters night), you're walking over uneven ground, the light from the fire might not cast much light ahead of you due to the uneven ground. So you might use a torch and sweep ahead of you to see if there is a safer/easier path.
     
  16. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    The key part. Not "wave it around like a drunken sailor looking for his wooden leg".
     
  17. Arpy

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    I stepped out briefly during the movie: was Silva gay or was he screwing the girl, or was he gay but such an asshole he was also screwing the girl?

    And isn't the bombing on MI6, the attack during the hearing, and M's death (head of British intelligence) just one huge clusterfuck for the UK in the Bond universe? Wouldn't the mood in the nation be a mess?
     
  18. Starkers

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    Exactly, it's the arrogance of the man who thinks he's the smartest man in the room. It's still a bit daft but that does go part way to explaining it.
     
  19. Trekker4747

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    Irrelevant and not addressed. Also, irrelevant.

    Eh, it's Britain, they'll drink some tea, eat some crumpets watch some inexplicable "humor" and get over it. ;)

    In all honesty it probably WOULD be a huge mess for MI6 and the government but they'd recover quickly enough especially after finding and killing the guy who did it within days.
     
  20. MacLeod

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    As opposed to any number of other terrorist attacks that have occured in the UK?

    All the attacks demonstrated esp. the one on the hearing was the need for things like MI6.
     

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