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TruckOSaurus said:
amp316 said:
TruckOSaurus said:
Great review! I'd give Casino Royale the same score. It features awesome chase scenes (the parkour one at the beginning is my favorite) and a good straightforward plot.

I agree with you that the film is not humorless, in fact Bond telling Le Chiffre "I've got a little itch, down there. Would you mind?" was one of the funniest line in a Bond movie ever.

You did touch on the product placement a little but I just wanted to say that the airport scene is ridiculous in how obvious they make it (especially Smirnoff vodka and Sony TVs).

Finally, I need your help amp!!! Is Mathis a bad guy or not? I thought he was after Le Chiffre told James "Your friend Mathis is really my friend Mathis" but in Quantum of Solace, they seem to get along just fine.

In Quantum Of Solace it was all revealed that Mathis is not a bad guy at all (Vesper set Bond up, but was also behind White not killing him - she was to give him the money).  Unfortunately, something horrible happens to Mathis.  Poor guy, always getting the short end of the stick.

So why is Le Chiffre under the impression that Mathis is his friend? I always figured it was Mathis who told Le Chiffre about the tell.


I always just though that he was lying about Mathis being his friend just because bad guys lie...  Also, I assumed that Le Chiffre was such a good poker player that he picked up on Bond seeing the tell and did a fake tell.  



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Kantor said:
The pattern I tend to see is that Americans like the Craig films, and the British do not.

Can any other British people confirm this?


I don't know if this is true or not since I'm American, but I can tell you that most Americans can't stand Timothy Dalton (I like him) for whatever reason.



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It is interesting that most Americans do not like Dalton but love Brosnan. I do really like Dalton in Hot Fuzz though. I also used to get him mixed up with the lawyer Dad on The O.C



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amp316 said:
Kantor said:
The pattern I tend to see is that Americans like the Craig films, and the British do not.

Can any other British people confirm this?


I don't know if this is true or not since I'm American, but I can tell you that most Americans can't stand Timothy Dalton (I like him) for whatever reason.

Licence to Kill was pretty over the top in its violence and turned off a lot of people to Dalton. Probably so much so that it was decided Bond need to be prissy in comparison.



 

 

Of the modern bond films, this is the order I would put them in:

Goldeneye > Casino Royale >> TWiNE >>> QoS > TND >>>>>> DAD

btw, I'm British, and I think Craig makes quite a good bond, but I just didn't like QoS much... And Dalton > Moore



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Great review, as always. Looking forward for the one next week. Btw, last weekend I was looking for a box-set of either DVDs or Blue Rays of the whole series, it's all your fault amp -.-



Before I begin, I'll say that I totally respect your opinion in regards to Daniel Craig and this new direction, Amp. And I'll say again that I don't mean any offence towards you and other Craig fans here, with my arguments against this reboot.

After the Die Another Day debacle, it was said that the classic Bond formula was dated and no longer suitable for modern times. Well, I say that it's not the classic formula that was the problem, it was the quality of the films. After GoldenEye, the quality of the films slowly went downhill until it hit rock bottom with Die Another Day. The producers just couldn't get their act together and kept tinkering with Brosnan's Bond character, making poor decisions with some of the casting as well as the choice of directors. And even when they had good ideas, they were usually executed poorly. So in the end, they simply gave up and threw away 40 years of cinematic history in favour of a new direction.

Daniel Craig is quite different in appearance form the previous Bond actors. It almost seems that the producers are embarrassed of the classic Bond image. Or perhaps they are afraid of certain competitors, and therefore try to give James Bond a more hardcore image. Well, Roger Moore had competition from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Stallone/Schwarzenegger action films, and even Sean Connery, and he continued to play Bond as the charismatic superspy, and successfully too. James Bond is awesome, and there is no reason to be embarrassed or afraid. Besides, there's already enough of these stereotypical macho man heroes in movies, anyway.

Another thing I find odd is how aggressively this new direction is marketed. I'm constantly hearing how Craig is the best Bond since Sean Connery, and that he closely represents the Bond character of the Fleming novels. Timothy Dalton was arguably closer to the Bond of the novels than Daniel Craig, and although he did receive some critical praise, he certainly didn't get this type of marketing backup from the studio. I think all this marketing is a way to convince people that this new direction is more superior than the old ones. Why? Well, because I think it's arguably easier to make films involving Bond's backstory, love interest, personal problems and so on, while mimicking other films (Bourne/Batman), than it is to make the classic style James Bond films.

And fine, if they really want to make a more down to earth spy thriller, then fine. But there are far better ways of going about it without destroying the classic formula altogether. Some examples are: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, For Your Eyes Only, and The Living Daylights.

There are other arguments I can still make, but overall I think that this reboot really wasn't the right thing to do. The complaints about Die Another Day weren't because of the classic Bond formula, the James Bond character, or even Pierce Brosnan, it was the overall quality of the film. It's just like during the GameCube era when people were saying Nintendo is finished and nobody is interested in playing their games anymore. The next generation proved that this wasn't the case. People were still interested in Nintendo games, they just didn't want to play those bizarre experiments on the GameCube. All the Brosnan Bond films made lots of money, so it does show that people were still interested in classic Bond, but in the end they were getting tired of the poor quality.










amp316 said:
SnakeDrake said:
Another cool thing the car flip won a guinness world record.

You should get the blu ray version has a lot of cool extra's. Anyways cant wait for the Quantum of Solace review maybe then I can finally understand the plot :)


Yeah, I'm still stuck in the world of DVDs.  I suppose that it's a set up from VHS though. 

How many flips did it actually do?  Do you remember?

There's a place call the internet my friend

http://forums.canadiancontent.net/movies-music-books/52736-casino-royale-rolls-into-record.html

But yeah 7 times :0



 

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Excellent review amp but shame on you for making me wait a whole day to read it. Thanks to you I got nothing done at work yesterday because I kept eagerly refreshing the forums to read your review.

I don't have the time now but within the next day I will share my thoughts on this marvelous movie and what Casino Royale means to me personally.

And you're damn right I would post in your book review threads. I plan on starting Thunderball tomorrow actually.



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Excellent review amp but shame on you for making me wait a whole day to read it. Thanks to you I got nothing done at work yesterday because I kept eagerly refreshing the forums to read your review.

I don't have the time now but within the next day I will share my thoughts on this marvelous movie and what Casino Royale means to me personally.

And you're damn right I would post in your book review threads. I plan on starting Thunderball tomorrow actually.


I wish I read more. I collect Sci fi novels and classics, but I just do not read anymore. I have a dozen bond books. Originals or second printings.

I used to really enjoy that book thread by doo wop, or whoever it was that made it.



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