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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Well, someone of related descent, at least.
Connery - Scottish
Lazenby - Australian
Moore - British
Dalton - Welsh
Brosnan - Irish
Craig - British
I suppose it's time for a Canadian to step up.
Shatner as Bond! smile.gif
Hence my earlier suggestion of Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds.

Its not necessary that the Bond actor be Scottish, considering the character of Bond is only Scottish by birth but was raised in England.
post #242 of 342
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Hence my earlier suggestion of Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds.
Its not necessary that the Bond actor be Scottish, considering the character of Bond is only Scottish by birth but was raised in England.
I'm fine with Gosling, but no way it will happen cause he's a short-short man. Sorry Reynolds is short on sophistication .

Look I was just kidding around with Affleck just to prove a point but I don't care who Bond is but they can't be a muscle meat head like Craig. Bond is ladies man and he is a lush 1st and foremost. Scrap all this crap about grittier or edgy bond. He was suave and debonaire that knew out to get out a sticky situation alright, not some terminator or enforcer. That's what I grew up in the 60s and 70s with Connery and Moore and that's way it should carry on.

I want that human frailty, a little bit of an underdog or understatement back in Bond that's all. Hell, if it has to be a brit then put Orlando bloom in there then. I just saw him in some new film with new short clean cut hair and that would be fine with me.
post #243 of 342
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I'm fine with Gosling, but no way it will happen cause he's a short-short man. Sorry Reynolds is short on sophistication .
Look I was just kidding around with Affleck just to prove a point but I don't care who Bond is but they can't be a muscle meat head like Craig. Bond is ladies man and he is a lush 1st and foremost. Scrap all this crap about grittier or edgy bond. He was suave and debonaire that knew out to get out a sticky situation alright, not some terminator or enforcer. That's what I grew up in the 60s and 70s with Connery and Moore and that's way it should carry on.
I want that human frailty, a little bit of an underdog or understatement back in Bond that's all. Hell, if it has to be a brit then put Orlando bloom in there then. I just saw him in some new film with new short clean cut hair and that would be fine with me.
Bond is all that. He is suave and debonair when he wants to be and he is an enforcer when he has to be. He doesnt like killing people it is just part of the business. I also like when they show his human side. I really liked the scene in Casino Royale where he got in the shower with Vesper to comfort her after she just watched him kill two people.
post #244 of 342
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I suppose it's time for a Canadian to step up.
Shatner as Bond! smile.gif

I can just see him saying "My name is Bond. James Bond." in his "Priceline" commercial ham-mode. And it's cracking me up. biggrin.gif

Has Shat ever hosted SNL? Because he'd be awesome.
post #245 of 342
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Originally Posted by zoey67 View Post

Scrap all this crap about grittier or edgy bond.

Have you read the books?
post #246 of 342
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Originally Posted by Aliens View Post

Good looks. Intelligent and articulate. Money. Nice looking women on his arm. An extremely bright future as a director. Recognizable worldwide. Can pretty much have and do anything he wants. All perfectly good reasons to hate him. wink.gif

This is another of your cynical insights to which I subscribe wholeheartedly.smile.gif

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I'm fine with Gosling, but no way it will happen cause he's a short-short man. Sorry Reynolds is short on sophistication .

I agree that Ryan Gosling has the acting chops to make Bond work for him but also agree that he would never sign on to a franchise. As for Ryan Reynolds as Bond, I prefer not to contemplate it, for this way lies madness.smile.gif
post #247 of 342
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

I can just see him saying "My name is Bond. James Bond." in his "Priceline" commercial ham-mode. And it's cracking me up. biggrin.gif
The Shat is awesome.cool.gif
post #248 of 342
Q, I need warpspeed now...
post #249 of 342
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Has Shat ever hosted SNL? Because he'd be awesome.

Have you forgotten the classic "Get a life!" skit?
post #250 of 342
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Have you forgotten the classic "Get a life!" skit?

Ah, now I remember. Hell hath no fury like a trekkie scorned - even when the scorner is James T. Kirk!

It's time for an encore.
post #251 of 342
I saw Skyfall last night.

I loved it! My only issue was the pace, which sagged a little here and there, mostly toward the build up at the end. But other than that...

What I loved about it was: It did that Bond thing: a Bond movie is the equivalent of a box of Christmas chocolates, or a week at an all inclusive resort. Just a sense of sensuous luxury and pleasure - the exotic locals, the design, the clothing, the gorgeous women etc.

I was going in with somewhat high hopes for the cinematography given it was Roger Deakins and even with high hopes I was completely blown away. It was just so gorgeous, and shots had a sense of purpose and artistic integrity. It was cineama with a bullet and I felt like I was just watching the work of a true master. It would get lots of reply on my HT system just on this level alone.

The action was thrilling, yet the in between character building moments were also intriguing, and of course always so brilliantly shot and directed. Having gone through many of the older Bond films recently I've really enjoyed them because I love the generally luxurious experience they bring. My only issue is they tend to be so shallow and fluffy that they do not truly engage me on the level of greater films. Mostly superficial fun. Skyfall (like Casino Royal) is the Bond formula with depth and sophistication and edge that offers the antidote for me - I appreciate how skillfully Bond has been brought into the newer age of film-goer expectations. While watching I was continually amazed at how the filmmakers were showing me things I knew to be outrageous, but which seemed perfectly believable in the type of real-yet-not-real world of outsized intrigue they created.

Another thing I appreciated so much is the MATURE quality of the movie. As you become middle aged (raises hand) it starts to become harder and harder to find mature movies not aimed, or needing to cater to, the teenage market. It can seem like no one over 30 actually exists, except as scenery or bit parts, in the film world. In Skyfall we have a middle-age character and star, and fantastic, deep performances by older actors like Judy Dench, Ralph Fiennes, etc. There really did seem to be great efforts to put out a movie of quality in every aspect of the production of this movie, so unlike the campiness of the earlier Bonds I could sink into some great acting on screen, Javier Bardem probably being the most mesmerizing.

Daniel Craig has grown on me. While he's a bit of an odd looking chap (sometimes it seems a more suave looking dude would make more sense when paired with the ladies), he really does bring that physicality that says this is the guy who can get things done, physically. He DOES seem like a believable secret agent - very invigorating after a long serious of films in which the cutting from less capable bond actors to stuntmen doubles were often so obvious (increasingly so in this age of Blu-Ray remastering).
Unfortunately there is always the problem of the "aging Bond actor." Bond isn't a young guy so usually middle age men are cast and they only have so many young-looking-moving years left. Craig clearly has a number of years left in terms of remaining physically fit and imposing looking. But the Bond producers tend to cast young model-type women for Bond girls, so it starts to look more weird and less believable as the bond actor becomes older and older, paired with these younger love interests (Roger Moore, we are looking at you!) Dunno how long Craig is going to pull this off. But he's an excellent actor and is doing what the role needs at this time, I think.

Overall I just had a big silly grin during much of the movie, because it delivered a fun, engaging and most of all WE'RE-GOING-TO-THE-CINEMA time, well worth the price of ticket and popcorn.
post #252 of 342
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Have you forgotten the classic "Get a life!" skit?

Shatner's new documentary is called exactly that..."Get a Life!"
post #253 of 342
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Originally Posted by cinema13 View Post

Shatner's new documentary is called exactly that..."Get a Life!"
Doesn't this belong in the Prometheus thread? wink.gif
post #254 of 342
R Harkness -- Thanks for your review of the new Bond film. As I have noted in earlier posts, I have been a fan of Daniel Craig's performances as Bond ever since he made his first appearance in the wonderful Casino Royale. To me, Craig is the only actor whose performances as James Bond are in a class with those of Sean Connery. I think it's likely we we will have Craig filling the Bond role for some time to come. He is only 44 years old. I agree with you that Skyfall had a very grownup feel to it. It was dark, sometimes sad, and didn't shrink from showing us some of the aging Bond's problems. I'm already ready for the next one.smile.gif
post #255 of 342
saw it yesterday, finally.

Craig is living up to his billing and signed up for two more. I still prefer casino royale the best of all three, then skyfall; Quantum of Solace did not work for me.

Judi Dench might be a great actress, but she is not my type of Bond women. Think all went downhill sine Eva Green.

Yes, we are all getting mature. Javier is an excellent and worthy nemesis.

The opening sequence is another great addition in a list of 23.
post #256 of 342
Saw it on opening weekend, and I have to say I liked it quite a bit. Much more so than QOS, and almost as much as CR. I really do like DC as Bond, and I wouldn't mind seeing him in one more Bond movie, however, I do feel that the time is soon approaching that he be replaced. I personally would love to see Michael Fassbender or Idris Elba in the role, and I think either one of them would do a better job while still keeping a similar tone. Both of them being better looking but still keeping the sophistication and physiucality that I believe the role needs.

Now as far as Skyfall goes, I did really ejoy it, although I would much rather have had a more intersting villian. Not actor....villian. I believe a good resource wasn't used to it's full potential with Javier. I did like the few and far between bits of over the top Bond moments. Like the adjusting of the cuff, after an intense actin sequence. The shower seen was just plain ridiculous though, to the point of laughter. In fact., there was laughter during that scene in the movie theater.

All in all though, a great Bond movie.
post #257 of 342
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

R Harkness -- Thanks for your review of the new Bond film. As I have noted in earlier posts, I have been a fan of Daniel Craig's performances as Bond ever since he made his first appearance in the wonderful Casino Royale. To me, Craig is the only actor whose performances as James Bond are in a class with those of Sean Connery. I think it's likely we we will have Craig filling the Bond role for some time to come. He is only 44 years old. I agree with you that Skyfall had a very grownup feel to it. It was dark, sometimes sad, and didn't shrink from showing us some of the aging Bond's problems. I'm already ready for the next one.smile.gif
Whhaat??? [head shaking}> get out of Dodge! Craig is only 44?? I had no freakin idea, thought he was in his 50's this whole time. Holy crapola I'm a year older than him and I swear he looks old enough to be my uncle.
post #258 of 342
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Whhaat??? [head shaking}> get out of Dodge! Craig is only 44?? I had no freakin idea, thought he was in his 50's this whole time. Holy crapola I'm a year older than him and I swear he looks old enough to be my uncle.

I do think there's a touch of make-up to help along his "aged" feel for the movie; however regardless, he doesn't have a youthful look to him. Never really has IMO going back to Tomb Raider. Funny thing though, I remember seeing him then and thinking he was going to turn up in something big.
post #259 of 342
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

I do think there's a touch of make-up to help along his "aged" feel for the movie; however regardless, he doesn't have a youthful look to him. Never really has IMO going back to Tomb Raider. Funny thing though, I remember seeing him then and thinking he was going to turn up in something big.

Forgot that he was in Tomb Raider
post #260 of 342
Watched my Tomb Raider HD DVD about 2 weeks ago. Craig was a virtual nobody then; he's certainly risen to the top.
post #261 of 342
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Whhaat??? [head shaking}> get out of Dodge! Craig is only 44?? I had no freakin idea, thought he was in his 50's this whole time. Holy crapola I'm a year older than him and I swear he looks old enough to be my uncle.

It's all a matter of perception. We need a pic of you now. wink.gif
post #262 of 342
Saw this in the IMAX and it blew me away (literally). Thought it was absolutely great. I'm really looking forward to the next couple of films after seeing how they set everything up. It looks like we are finally getting back to the original recipe.
post #263 of 342
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Saw this in the IMAX and it blew me away (literally).

Kinky. smile.gif
post #264 of 342
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Saw this in the IMAX and it blew me away (literally).

I'm glad I wasn't at the screening you were at. I think I'd be upset if I'd gotten blown out of my seat and away from the movie. biggrin.gif
post #265 of 342
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Kinky. smile.gif

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I'm glad I wasn't at the screening you were at. I think I'd be upset if I'd gotten blown out of my seat and away from the movie. biggrin.gif

To quote another British super spy. Yeah, baby!tongue.gif
post #266 of 342
Skyfall joined the billion dollar club today (worldwide gross).
post #267 of 342
Skyfall is now out on shiny disk. Boy, that was fast! Anyone know how long it will be before Netflix has it for rental?
post #268 of 342
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Skyfall is now out on shiny disk. Boy, that was fast! Anyone know how long it will be before Netflix has it for rental?

You don't rent Skyfall, you own it. wink.gif
post #269 of 342
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Skyfall is now out on shiny disk. Boy, that was fast! Anyone know how long it will be before Netflix has it for rental?

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You don't rent Skyfall, you own it. wink.gif

Yeah, I am one who plans to own it. According to Amazon, the Skyfall BD will be released next Tuesday, 2/12. I preordered it so should receive it it this week. Really looking forward to seeing the film again.
post #270 of 342
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Skyfall is now out on shiny disk. Boy, that was fast! Anyone know how long it will be before Netflix has it for rental?
My NF cue say it's coming in Mar. Frankly there's other big names also NF will release in Mar I'm looking forward as much to:

Killing them softly
Zero dark 30
The Bay
Lincoln
The Master
Argo
Twilight Breaking Dawn 2
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