Skyfall "Most over-rated film of all time"

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  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    I'm truly glad you love it! There is much to recommend it. Dan (as always) really delivered the goods, and Judy's eject me line was absolutely awesome. -{
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
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  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    Skyfall "Most over-rated film of all time?" Yes it is & expect more of the same with the next film.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    " I most sincerely hope so !" :)) as Bond might say. ;)
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  • David SchofieldDavid Schofield EnglandPosts: 1,528MI6 Agent
    The next one will definitely have the same flavour, the bloated, directionlessness with a very high opinion of itself. And will satisfy/fool a lot of people and make a shedload. But so do a lot of films.

    I have enjoyed what Craig has done with the character, however patchy, but I do wonder if it its isn't time for a new face and a fresh approach to freshen it up again.

    Don't want a predictable re-tread in each subsequent film as the lead clings on to Bond too long. I grew up with Rog and his 1980s painting by numbers trilogy, hoping he'g get the boot after every film. As things stand, I can see that happening with Craigy.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Given the length of time between movies, Now! 8-)
    I Doubt any actor will be making too many before
    Moving on. :)) only my guess with nothing to back
    It up with But I'd go with after this one, DC doing
    One more and then leaving. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Mr MalloryMr Mallory North by northwestPosts: 627MI6 Agent
    I liked it not as good as CR or QOS but good.
    What makes you think this is my first time?
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    "That black hair falling down over the right eyebrow."
    Time for a hairpiece, Dan...? :o
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • David SchofieldDavid Schofield EnglandPosts: 1,528MI6 Agent
    Prefer Craig to have gone after SKYFALL, but I'd certainly like him gone after the next.

    I know the films take a lot of work and years prep. BUT all those houses, the Aston Martin's, the Tom Ford kit, etc, the jet set lifestyle (even the publicity he's supposed to hate, honest) cost £££££s. And when no one else will employ you to make a movie 'cos your own track record at the box office is a bucket of piss, the Bond gig can be a reassuring comfort blankie. And a cracking pension. Beats working for a living, too.

    Sound familiar?
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    :)) :)) :))
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  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,604MI6 Agent
    And will satisfy/fool a lot of people and make a shedload. But so do a lot of films.

    Of course there are those of us who weren't "fooled" at all, but still think Skyfall is a terrific Bond film. Not the best, in my opinion, but a very solid addition to the franchise. If the next film is as good or better, I'll be a very happy fan.
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    Of course there are those of us who weren't "fooled" at all, but still think Skyfall is a terrific Bond film.
    How does one get 'fooled' into enjoying a film? ?:)
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    There are many conspiracy Theories regarding that ......... :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,604MI6 Agent
    chrisisall wrote:
    Of course there are those of us who weren't "fooled" at all, but still think Skyfall is a terrific Bond film.
    How does one get 'fooled' into enjoying a film? ?:)

    Brainwashing? Drugs in the water? Aliens transmitting mind control beams? Who knows? All I know is I like what I like, including Skyfall, and I'm able to figure that out on my own. :007)
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    All I know is I like what I like, including Skyfall, and I'm able to figure that out on my own. :007)
    Skyfall was okay, but it was no QOS! :007) B-)
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    And many are thankful for that ! ;) :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    And many are thankful for that ! ;) :))
    Why you I oughta....
    :))
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I've made my peace with it but it's still fun to rattle the cage of
    Its fans, from time to time ! :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • stagstag Posts: 2,083MI6 Agent
    I must say David Schofield makes some good points. Having not thought of it before, yes you are right, perhaps it's time for DC to hang up his trunks. Who would replace him though? Are there any British (yes he's got to be British) actors who could take his place?

    IMO every film has been a degree of seperation from Flemings Bond to the point where the two are now separate characters. Every film except (& this is the contentious part) the early Connery, Lazenby & Dalton!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    stag wrote:
    Every film except (& this is the contentious part) the early Connery, Lazenby & Dalton!
    Not contentious as far as I'm concerned. Though other films with a 'cinematic' Bond are certainly entertaining.
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
    #1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.GF 5.DN/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT
  • David SchofieldDavid Schofield EnglandPosts: 1,528MI6 Agent
    stag wrote:
    I must say David Schofield makes some good points. Having not thought of it before, yes you are right, perhaps it's time for DC to hang up his trunks. Who would replace him though? Are there any British (yes he's got to be British) actors who could take his place?
    !

    Chuck two candidates at you.

    If you want "phwoar, cracking physique (so keeping BB's interest) AND he can act (see RUSH) but is younger than DC and, erm, might make cinematography easier in other ways" I offer Chris Hemsworth*.

    If you want 'anti-Craig' - a new James Bond interpretation, more Fleming, less naval gazing, wee bit less OTT action - its got to be Benedict Cumberbatch.

    * why not Henry Cavill? Well acting's not his strength, is it?
  • Absolutely_CartAbsolutely_Cart NJ/NYC, United StatesPosts: 1,740MI6 Agent
    edited December 2014
    I don't want to call Skyfall overrated because it's a great movie.

    At the same time, there are lots of just-as-great films out there that don't as much praise.
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,864Quartermasters
    Given the length of time between movies, Now! 8-)
    I Doubt any actor will be making too many before
    Moving on. :)) only my guess with nothing to back
    It up with But I'd go with after this one, DC doing
    One more and then leaving. -{

    I'd guess that's how it will go - one more than Brozzer, at least.
    "Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
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    "Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM
  • Absolutely_CartAbsolutely_Cart NJ/NYC, United StatesPosts: 1,740MI6 Agent
    This is how people react to me when I say Skyfall isn't a top 5 Bond movie:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76p_ncbffCE

    Here's an interesting dialogue I had.

    Me: I saw Skyfall. It's a very good movie, but maybe um...
    Him: Maybe, what?
    Me: I mean, maybe.. Just maybe. It's a teeny teeny teeny bit overrated.
    Him: What...?
    Me: Just a little bit. It's still a very good movie and I enjoyed it.
    Him: Overrated?!?
    Me: But it's still a very good movie.. it's just... uh...
    Him: How dare you come and try to ruin my movie!
    Me: I'm not... I'm not!
    Him: Just because you think its a bad movie doesn't mean I can't enjoy it.
    Me: I never said it was bad!!!
    Him: Whatever.
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,761MI6 Agent
    Are you sure? Sounds more like a script than a real conversation. A bit made up maybe 8-)
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  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Sounds like something from an Episode of Friends :s
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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,761MI6 Agent
    Someone trying a little too hard to reach a 100 post count within two days of joining :))
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    The only conversation I usually have in the cinema goes like this.
    " If you don't put that phone away, I'm gonna shove it up your a*se !"
    So I then put MY, phone away. :p
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Absolutely_CartAbsolutely_Cart NJ/NYC, United StatesPosts: 1,740MI6 Agent
    Asp9mm wrote:
    Someone trying a little too hard to reach a 100 post count within two days of joining :))


    I try my best lol.

    I just have a lot of pent up opinions and questions from the past few months. I'll calm down eventually lol.
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,864Quartermasters
    Welcome, A_C. I vividly remember bringing my very specific Bondian opinions to this site when I joined. It's a heady group of minds here---a great intellectual playground.
    "Blood & Ashes"...AVAILABLE on Amazon.co.uk: Get 'Jaded': Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller
    "I am not an entrant in the Shakespeare Stakes." - Ian Fleming
    "Screw 'em." - Daniel Craig, The Best James Bond EverTM
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Maybe SF is the modern Thunderball, in that it made a fortune at
    The box office but is not regarded by many as the best ? ;)
    Although I feel really proud that once again a Bond is the most
    Successful British film ever made. {[]
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
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