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Re: Skyfall

Postby jeremyp » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:17 am

Marlow wrote:
lonewolf wrote:I still don't know how Craig survived the fall in the opening sequence.


Criticizing a Bond movie for its credibilty is like saying too much of the action in Moby Dick is at sea! :twisted:


I can't agree fully. No doubt our modern heroes can survive anything and perform super humanly, it is fiction after all, but the holes in the plot cannot be put down to anything but lazy writing/directing. Perhaps it is a failing of mine to only go along with suspended disbelief for so long. I've given it up for politics why can't I do it for entertainment? I must remind myself of my grandson's advice: "It's the movies and they can do anything they want."
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Re: Skyfall

Postby kuha » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:04 pm

Finally saw Skyfall a couple days ago. Definitely enjoyed it, and also agree with the general consensus that Craig is the second best Bond ever. My only real gripe is that he seems to inhabit the role in a strictly physical way (extremely well of course). What we had with Connery was that plus a real sense of wit and pleasure as the Bond character.

In this new movie, I liked the way the end brought the whole franchise back to the beginning. On the other hand, thought the "we're all too old for this" stuff was repeated too many times--and contradicted the more playful closed-circle idea of the ending.
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Re: Skyfall

Postby jeremyp » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:17 pm

kuha wrote:In this new movie, I liked the way the end brought the whole franchise back to the beginning.
Including morphing Miss Moneypenny's race. Must be an alternative reality kind of thing. And will Craig develop a Scottish accent?
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Re: Skyfall

Postby Marlow » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:49 pm

jeremyp wrote:Including morphing Miss Moneypenny's race. Must be an alternative reality kind of thing. And will Craig develop a Scottish accent?

They've done well with that sort of thing. M changes sex, Q de-ages 40 years, Felix Leiter changed color also.
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Re: Skyfall

Postby bijanc » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:00 pm

Moore always struck me as too effete and pretty for fisticuffs, though he was believable as "The Saint". Too tongue-in-cheek f/ my taste (I'm a Connery fan). If one looks at Ian Fleming's sketch of how he imagined Bond to look, the character somewhat resembles Timothy Dalton.
Fleming wanted David Niven to portray 007.

The author eventually warmed so much to Connery, he worked some Scottish ancestry into his later novels.
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Re: Skyfall

Postby Cooter Brown » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:05 pm

kuha wrote:In this new movie, I liked the way the end brought the whole franchise back to the beginning. On the other hand, thought the "we're all too old for this" stuff was repeated too many times--and contradicted the more playful closed-circle idea of the ending.


Yeah, after seeing Skyfall, I felt that the new trilogy laid the groundwork for Bond truly becoming 007 and he is no longer a "blunt instrument" as called by M in Casino Royale.
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Re: Skyfall

Postby Helen S » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:14 pm

Finally got around to seeing Skyfall tonight- driving home someone posed the question to me about Craig's running style. He is very tight and upright, and it appears that he is somehow sped up. I admit I did not time his strides to determine stride frequency.
What does anyone else think?
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Re: Skyfall

Postby Marlow » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:51 pm

Helen S wrote:Finally got around to seeing Skyfall tonight- driving home someone posed the question to me about Craig's running style. He is very tight and upright, and it appears that he is somehow sped up. I admit I did not time his strides to determine stride frequency.
What does anyone else think?

Daniel Craig is indeed a very compact 5'10. He runs with a choppy motion, not a fluid sprint stride. That said, he runs a whole lot better than most matinee idols, Tom Cruise being among the worst.

Skyfall is poised to break the $Billion Barrier in the next few weeks!
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Re: Skyfall

Postby mump boy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:47 am

Marlow wrote:
Helen S wrote:Finally got around to seeing Skyfall tonight- driving home someone posed the question to me about Craig's running style. He is very tight and upright, and it appears that he is somehow sped up. I admit I did not time his strides to determine stride frequency.
What does anyone else think?

Daniel Craig is indeed a very compact 5'10. He runs with a choppy motion, not a fluid sprint stride. That said, he runs a whole lot better than most matinee idols, Tom Cruise being among the worst.


Ha i'm glad someone else has noticed that, i can't watch Tom Cruise anyway but that was the nail in the coffin
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