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2 Free Skyfall tickets @ Sony B&M for checking out 84" 4K TV Demo

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Or buy one of the James Bond films from Best Buy and get $10 movie money.
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Judi Dench's M is the real Bond girl!

Bravo! The best Bond Movie to date.

http://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2012/11/skyfall-best-bond-movie-ever.html
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Well it was alot better the QoS. Thats for sure.

There was alot of stuff for us old school Bond lovers, but it still stayed with Daniel Craig style without shaky cams.


But most importantly, this movie made me want to watch more Bond movies in the future.
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Well it was alot better the QoS. Thats for sure.
There was alot of stuff for us old school Bond lovers, but it still stayed with Daniel Craig style without shaky cams.
But most importantly, this movie made me want to watch more Bond movies in the future.
Well glad to know that and it better be > than QoS because that was one lame snoozer of a duck. IDK, ..I'll watch it skyfall simply because it's "007" and it's like a big event and curious what a melodramatic director Mendes can do with action BUT from the trailer some of it looks soooo whacked with Bond looking like some SUPER HERO with an italian suit...esp that scene where he black flips from the the exploding train and landing on his feet with a perfect 10 score. Jeez Louise, that's something you never see Connery or Moore do. It's like they're making him more mechanical and super human almost like a cyborg, Next they'll add him to one of the Avenger sequel as part of the team.
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It's like they're making him more mechanical and super human almost like a cyborg, Next they'll add him to one of the Avenger sequel as part of the team.
I take it as more of portraying Bond as suave and debonair. He does some seriously crazy stuff, and ends up without a speck of dust on him. Classy.

Which, as has been pointed out, is contrary to the novels. The Bond from the novels is more like the opening scene of Casino Royale in the bathroom... it may not be pretty, and he might make mistakes, but he gets the job done. It's amazing in the novels how much happens to Bond that can be considered "lucky", but he lives to fight another day.
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I take it as more of portraying Bond as suave and debonair. He does some seriously crazy stuff, and ends up without a speck of dust on him. Classy.
Which, as has been pointed out, is contrary to the novels. The Bond from the novels is more like the opening scene of Casino Royale in the bathroom... it may not be pretty, and he might make mistakes, but he gets the job done. It's amazing in the novels how much happens to Bond that can be considered "lucky", but he lives to fight another day.
Yup, that was the charm of the 007 I grew up with in the 70s and 80s. I know, every generation is different and they're going for the young ADD demographics. The Bond I know would rely on "all" his resources, ingenuity and cleverness like Macgyver to get out of sticky situations vs strength and brute with Craig now. The human trait was there and the 007 would click in only when he needed it.

I'm very much looking forward to the next 007 and who will be next. This 007 I bet will revert back to a more gentle and personal 007. And for some reason Ben Affleck keeps coming up on my radar. Few more years, the maturity will be primed and ready. He'll bring back the humor, charm and some finesse.
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And for some reason Ben Affleck keeps coming up on my radar. Few more years, the maturity will be primed and ready. He'll bring back the humor, charm and some finesse.

Please refill your meds.
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And for some reason Ben Affleck keeps coming up on my radar. Few more years, the maturity will be primed and ready. He'll bring back the humor, charm and some finesse.
It'll never happen. Bond must, above all else, be played by an actor of UK descent, an Australian, or (in extreme lack of any other viable candidate) Canadian descent. At worst that gives you a guy like Ryan Reynolds or Ryan Gosling... but Ben Affleck is right out. I think a crazy amount of planets and stars would have to be in alignment for Affleck to be considered for the role.
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The Bond I know would rely on "all" his resources, ingenuity and cleverness like Macgyver to get out of sticky situations vs strength and brute with Craig now.

Be careful what you wish... wink.gif
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It'll never happen. Bond must, above all else, be played by an actor of UK descent, an Australian, or (in extreme lack of any other viable candidate) Canadian descent. At worst that gives you a guy like Ryan Reynolds or Ryan Gosling... but Ben Affleck is right out. I think a crazy amount of planets and stars would have to be in alignment for Affleck to be considered for the role.
I know, I was just putting out there because Affleck would look great in a tuxedo with women in his arms. That's one of the most key trait of 007 is he's a ladies man and charismatic. Aflleck has that like Brosnan, Moore and Connery. Ok then, well then let's put Liam Neeson in there, he's got the charm and braun for the both ladies and action. Craig is too stiff, serious and scruffy. The overall tone of QoS and Skyfall is too dark, dreary and gloomy, missing the fun factor and zero humor.
post #132 of 342
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I know, I was just putting out there because Affleck would look great in a tuxedo with women in his arms. That's one of the most key trait of 007 is he's a ladies man and charismatic. Aflleck has that like Brosnan, Moore and Connery. Ok then, well then let's put Liam Neeson in there, he's got the charm and braun for the both ladies and action. Craig is too stiff, serious and scruffy. The overall tone of QoS and Skyfall is too dark, dreary and gloomy, missing the fun factor and zero humor.

Excuse me, but are you talking about..."Ben" Affleck? There is nothing remotely "Bond" about the guy. I don't even agree with the tuxedo image. He couldn't even pull off the Jack Ryan role. I like Liam Neeson but while he has certain qualities I'm not sure he can pull of the "suaveness" that Bond possesses. Plus, I think he's a few years too old for the role. It's hard to think of anyone else that could play Bond, not that I'm interested in someone different because I like Craig in the role a lot. But I suspect it would have to be someone off radar so to speak. Perhaps a new comer. However, I did read an interesting article about the Idris Elba being the next to fill the role. I personally think he would bring a great dynamic to the role and he certainly has all of the Bond qualities.
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Yup, that was the charm of the 007 I grew up with in the 70s and 80s. I know, every generation is different and they're going for the young ADD demographics. The Bond I know would rely on "all" his resources, ingenuity and cleverness like Macgyver to get out of sticky situations vs strength and brute with Craig now. The human trait was there and the 007 would click in only when he needed it.
I'm very much looking forward to the next 007 and who will be next. This 007 I bet will revert back to a more gentle and personal 007. And for some reason Ben Affleck keeps coming up on my radar. Few more years, the maturity will be primed and ready. He'll bring back the humor, charm and some finesse.

Good Grief please no to Ben Affleck. He has ZERO charisma or on screen presence.

Even though I had huge reservations about Daniel Craig when it was first announced he'd be the next 007
I have found his portrayel to be the best of all the 007's yet.
Very true to the Ian Fleming Bond with just the right amount of modern times thrown in.

My one worry is that he is a bit older and wont be young enough to convincingly carry this on too far into the future.
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However, I did read an interesting article about the Idris Elba being the next to fill the role. I personally think he would bring a great dynamic to the role and he certainly has all of the Bond qualities.
After seeing a white James Bond for the past 50 years, to change to a black Bond would be disastrous for the franchise, IMO. Why go there when there will be plenty of talent to keep the franchise on course for years to come? That would be like casting Robin Williams as Fred Sanford, or Denzel Washington as Sherlock Holmes. The public wouldn’t buy it.
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After seeing a white James Bond for the past 50 years, to change to a black Bond would be disastrous for the franchise, IMO. Why go there when there will be plenty of talent to keep the franchise on course for years to come? That would be like casting Robin Williams as Fred Sanford, or Denzel Washington as Sherlock Holmes. The public wouldn’t buy it.

I appreciate what I think you're trying to say here but I have to disagree. Denzel in a classic Sherlock portrayal would be difficult because he's a 19th century character. So from a historical perspective he would be out of place. Fred Sanford (Sanford and Son) was situated in Watts, which would have been predominantly black/African American and Hispanic. So Robin Williams, while likely very funny, would have seemed out of place too though not an entirely impossible stretch. James Bond doesn't have either of these limitations and it's entirely plausible that a British double-O agent could in fact be a black man with all the Bond characteristics.
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The IMDB Trivia page is entertaining. Contains a few spoilers. Lengthy!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1074638/trivia
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I appreciate what I think you're trying to say here but I have to disagree. Denzel in a classic Sherlock portrayal would be difficult because he's a 19th century character. So from a historical perspective he would be out of place. Fred Sanford (Sanford and Son) was situated in Watts, which would have been predominantly black/African American and Hispanic. So Robin Williams, while likely very funny, would have seemed out of place too though not an entirely impossible stretch. James Bond doesn't have either of these limitations and it's entirely plausible that a British double-O agent could in fact be a black man with all the Bond characteristics.

I don't care how this comes off, but if they cast a black guy as Bond, I'm done with the franchise. It would be stunt casting at best, and after the initial novelty of a "person of color" playing Bond, the series will be as good as over. And hell, why stop at just casting a black guy? Why not a black jewish lesbian quadroplegic. That covers a lot of the special interest bases, and would get a Bond movie a long overdue Oscar nod.
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Why not a black jewish lesbian quadroplegic.

there goes my little fantasy! ...otherwise a nice build-up biggrin.gif

...I agree with you though, James Bond is not supposed to be black period. What's the big deal? It would be like having a Beverly Hills Cop reboot with Taylor Lautner in the title role (oh my!.... wink.gif)
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I did read an interesting article about the Idris Elba being the next to fill the role.
With Jeffery Wright already playing Felix Leiter in the last two films and Naomie Harris playing Moneypenny in the latest film, Elba would fit right in. Now, if only we could wake Isaac Hayes from the dead to compose a new Bond theme....
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It would be like having a Beverly Hills Cop reboot with Taylor Lautner in the title role (oh my!.... wink.gif)
That role was originally written for Sylvester Stallone.
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Nice. 92% on RT.
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I don't care how this comes off, but if they cast a black guy as Bond, I'm done with the franchise. .

Me too, and I say this as a black guy, I DO NOT want to see a black Bond. The character was written to be white. Whats next? Ryan Reynolds casted as Shaft?
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Me too, and I say this as a black guy, I DO NOT want to see a black Bond. The character was written to be white. Whats next? Ryan Reynolds casted as Shaft?

If the Bond movie is good. I wouldnt care what color he has. Shaft on the other hand is so connected with him being black you cant stay true to character with him being white.

Bond with an heavy indian accent on the other hand...
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Look, Bond is who he is because Ian Fleming created him to be a white, male, British spy. It's ludicrous to re-cast him with anybody who doesn't fit that profile. If you want to create a new spy with different characteristics, then give him/her a new name and a new background.

Anyway, a black Bond (or an American, Asian, or Indian Bond for that matter) would never happen as long as the Broccoli family produces the movies. Which will be be, like, forever.
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I'm really at a loss for words here. Oh well, keep it movin......the reviews are looking pretty good for Skyfall. A group of friends and I are going Saturday and I can't wait!
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Anyway, a black Bond (or an American, Asian, or Indian Bond for that matter) would never happen as long as the Broccoli family produces the movies. Which will be be, like, forever.

The Broccolis do have a special bond with their character. wink.gif
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Anyway, a black Bond (or an American, Asian, or Indian Bond for that matter) would never happen as long as the Broccoli family produces the movies. Which will be be, like, forever.

They did screentest Colin Salmon as James Bond.
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

The Broccolis do have a special bond with their character. wink.gif

Bond is the Broccoli family business. He's the gift that keeps on giving, generation after generation.
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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

They did screentest Colin Salmon as James Bond.

The guy on CW's 'Arrow'...? eek.gif Sounds like the cinematic version of "The Rooney Rule". wink.gif
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The guy on CW's 'Arrow'...? eek.gif Sounds like the cinematic version of "The Rooney Rule". wink.gif

Also the guy that was in 3 of Brosnans Bond movies,
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