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No Time To Die (James Bond #25)

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As far as I'm concerned, Skyfall is HALF a good film. Specifically, the first half.

Second half should never have happened if the good guys had even half a brain to share between them.

But apparently the new Q is an idiot if ever there was one.

 

Then Home Alone happens and the bad guy ends up accomplishing his goal.

Not so very awesome....

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10 hours ago, Richard said:

 

You're right. Bring back the dream-team of Campbell, Meheux, Baird, and Lamont (yes, I know he's retired, but never say never!).

 

Agreed on Campbell, Meheux and Baird, but Lamont? I thought his constructions were pretty middle of the road. At least Gassner has flair and shares Adam's love for German expressionist production design and high modernist architecture.

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Exactly. Casino Royale did it in '06, we don't need it again.

With the possible exception of Ewan McGregor as a 60s-set 007, that list is idiotic. James Bond is an English, white, straight, MALE secret agent who has to kill in the line of his duties and likes the ladies and the finer things in life. And if the inclusivity snowflakes don't like that, they may want to first consider that audiences around the world of all ethnic backgrounds have been able to enjoy the adventures of the English, white, etc. Bond for over 50 years before fucking off and watching something else.     

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21 minutes ago, Pieter_Boelen said:

If they're doing that for a reboot, is there any particular need to maintain the "Bond" name?

 

Because it's not enough to create their own, because SJWs only know how to create chaos. Instead they prefer to infultrate other franchises like a cuckoo and remould them to their heart's desire. For them, creating something new is not part of their agenda, it's reformatting existing male-dominated products into something that doesn't resemble anything that they recognise. To stick it to the straight, white male demographic that they hysterically loathe so much, they'll attack the cultural staples that they enjoy, and neuter them into becoming something they will no longer enjoy. That's their sneaky methodology of social justice.

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Plastic surgery was at one point considered as the explanation for the change in Bond's appearance in OHMSS, the idea being that he'd become too familiar to his enemies. It was ultimately shelved for being too patronising to the audience. 

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6 hours ago, BloodBoal said:

They don't need to reboot it. Just have a prologue showing Bond going through surgery to become a black woman (after all he's been through in the last 4 films, it's only natural he'd want to become someone else), and you're good to go.

Hey it worked for the villain in Die Another Day!

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There was a video clip made between Solace and Skyfall for International Women's Day in which a dressed-in-drag-but-still-in-character Craig stands there while Dench's M basically lays the blame for all the problems women face in today's world firmly at his door.

I'd share the link, but the clip irritates me profusely.     

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I found it enjoyably goofy right up until they go to London after destroying Blofeld's base.  That entire 3rd act was just bad.  Bad bad bad.  Even before the stupid Daniel Craig Cinematic Universe crap it was bad.

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Certainly.  I just don't have a fondness for it like I do for even the worst Bond movies of the past.  A View to a Kill is a terrible film, but I have nothing but love for it.   I have no love for Spectre.  From my own very specific perspective, it's the worst film in the franchise.

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