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No Time To Die (James Bond #25)

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The start of the trailer feels like some kind of fan made parody/tribute thing.  Gets all confused and messy after that.

 

A few things are clear: the plot will be complicated, the approach will still be the kind of slick artsy one, Ana de Armas is stunning,  and Craig is too old for this already. 

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1 hour ago, Jay said:

Conveniently, there is no credit block at the end to tell us if Dan Romer is still scoring or not

 

Black Widow's trailer yesterday also didn't have a credit block telling who the composer will be. I guess that, on both cases (considering Romer is indeed out of NTTD), they haven't chose a composer yet.

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4 hours ago, Þekþiþm said:

Looks great!

I'm with you, Jerry.

Two belly-laughs, a "whoa", involving the DB5, and a set of beautifully lit, and framed shots. Malek looks like he'd blow over, in anything stronger than a force 3, but Waltz is back, so...yea...aaaaand...

Jeffrey Wright is back, so...fuck yeah!!!

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Bond is at least still a heterosexual white man who loves his country and kills in its defence, probably drinks too much, has a sardonic sense of humour and any stability in his personal life is usually short-lived. 

 

And thank Christ for that.      

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"The world has moved on, commander Bond" 

Why is almost every Craig movie so on the nose with trying to make Bond old and washed up? 

Why can't it be a straight mission by MI6? Why does there always have to be a detour? 

These movies feel like the producers don't trust the traditional Bond formula at all anymore. 

 

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Some people do age a lot. I, for instance, went from being a 13-year-old boy that liked to play Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and FIFA all day on the computer on 2006 to a college freshman getting in troubles with girls on 2012 to a guy with a job on digital marketing and lots of responsabilities and stuff to pay on 2019. But I dunno if that's the same case for Bond, lol.

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In 2006 I had just dropped out of college and was smoking way too much weed.  In 2019 I'm a data analyst, married with 3 kids and a mortgage.  Oh!  And also I'm a secret agent who kills mercilessly but only when necessary.

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3 hours ago, gkgyver said:

Why is almost every Craig movie so on the nose with trying to make Bond old and washed up? 

Why can't it be a straight mission by MI6? Why does there always have to be a detour? 

These movies feel like the producers don't trust the traditional Bond formula at all anymore. 

 

This is how I feel too!

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Indeed. Pretty much every movie of the Craig era the mission have to be "personal" for him. He and the bad guy have to be connected by something of the past, that is coming back to haunt him, yada yada...

 

It's so simple: there's a bad guy with a plan that will be terrible to lots of people, so Bond has to travel to exotic locations all over the world, fight henchmen and thwart the villain's megalomaniacal plan. But I guess Austin Powers made this formula looks a little ridiculous, so now they have to make everything "dark, realistic and relatable".

 

It's like DC: after Chris Nolan, every DC movie has to dark, grim, realistic, relatable and disturbing, even though they are about a dude who dresses like a Bat and fights a psycho with clown make-up and an alien who can fly, shoot lasers and wears a blue uniform.

 

#MakeBondandDCfunagain

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3 hours ago, Stefancos said:

A guy isn't allowed to age between 2006 and 2019?

 

 


I meant the 4 years between QOS and Skyfall ... as I said, he goes from new 00 agent to Mallory saying 'There's no shame in admitting you've lost a step, why not go and live quietly somewhere?'.    

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It would be nice to return to the more light-hearted adventure feel that Casino Royale had. The films have definitely become bogged down in the vengeance/personal aspect since Vesper's death. 

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2 hours ago, crumbs said:

It would be nice to return to the more light-hearted adventure feel that Casino Royale had. The films have definitely become bogged down in the vengeance/personal aspect since Vesper's death. 

 

I agree. Casino Royale was more inside the formula (Bond receives a mission and sets out to defeat a villain) until Le Chiffre is arrested and Bond decides to retire (?!?) with Vesper. But then he finds out Vesper was betraying him, she dies, and the whole series became about revenge since then.

 

But I dunno, I guess this is a tendency on Hollywood blockbusters these days. Just look at Marvel, almost every supervillain is somehow connected to the heroes. Loki, Ultron, Ego, Killmonger, Ronan, Vulture, Mysterio, even Thanos. And DC is no different, with Zod and Ocean Master. These days every villain must have a personal connection with the hero so to make everything relatable. 

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