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Just watched the new James Bond flic last night. WOW. He's back to his old form. (Kind of lost it in Tomorrow Never Dies). The special effects are superb, the action fast, and best of all John Cleese has taken the place of Q. Annacia thinks that I should mention for all you ladies out there that Brosnan has an extremely shaggy look at the start of the movie that is too good to miss. Keep beating my poor heart. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif
[ 07. June 2003, 22:37: Message edited by: Maureen Errant ]
Indeed. Die Another Day could be argued as one of the best Bond movies to date. The winning formula is in keeping the original format and not trying to modernise Bond as a character. Thumbs up here.
cool, I'll be sure to take a look.
not at the shaggy pierce brosnan bit tho :D
I haven't seen it yet, I was told that he was rugged and appealing by someone else. I also hear that Halle Berry is in a bikini if you find that more to your ;) taste Gav.
Yep, I agree tlr, best Bond movie to date. Never say Never Again, the Thunderball remake with Connery was good too.
I haven't seen it yet either...
I haven't been watching a lot of movies or tv for a long time now.
Me neither annacia, I've kinda lost interest in TV just lately :confused:
I'll lose interest even more when AOD comes out http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
Ironically, I watched this film just the other day for the first time since I saw it at the cinema. It is a very good film. Not sure it's the best Bond ever though.
I think Die Another Day was let down by the Madonna title song - it was pants.
I like the films that Pierce Brosnans done, I grew up with Roger Moore as Bond, so always thought he was the best, but I reckon its Brosnan now...
Think I've probably enjoyed Tomorrow Never Dies the most out of the recent films - lots of scenes with good replay value - The incoming missle opening sequence, the helicopter/bike chase but the "Beamer Screamer" car chase is probably one of the best bond action sequences in the whole series although recently voted as No.2 behind the Lotus chase from The Spy Who Loved Me
I thought that "Die Another Day" ("DAD") was like a pathetic gap-filler in the space between "The World Is Not Enough" ("TWINE") and the next James Bond. It moved away from the original theme, now using a character who would long ago have been shot dead by a lowly guard were it not for Q (Desmond Lewellyn!). In the books, if you have read any of Fleming's, James Bond was a highly trained spy who relied on his wit and skills to get him through his missions. Now the new Bond needs an invisible car to help him escape his enemies and an electro-magnetic ring to break glass, whereas the old Bond would just hop into his Aston Martin DB5 and use his skill behind the wheel to escape, not Q's skill of using cameras. And in Q's lab there were objects from all the previous films: Irma Bunt's poison-knife tipped shoes; the jet pack from "Moonraker"...
Personally, my favourite Bond films are:
For the actors: GoldenEye
For the story: Goldfinger
Others: The Man With The Golden Gun, Dr No,
I just felt that "DAD" was an insult to the James Bond series (after the embarrassment of George Lazenby! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif ), moving it from the original character to something totally different, just keeping the cast and the name, forgetting Ian Fleming's masterful creation. Plus, Pierce Brosnan is past his sell-by date for James Bond. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
I'm more of an Austin Powers fan myself http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif
[ 10. June 2003, 22:27: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]
If it had been an exclusive film of it's own, not a James Bond, I would've rated it marginally higher than the dismal mark I'm awarding it.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Geck-o-Lizard:
[QB], Pierce Brosnan is past his sell-by date for James Bond.
For James Bond perhaps, but for me he's like Sean Conner; aging, like we all are, but still very easy on the eyes. ;)
The rocket pack was from Thunderball - not Moonraker...
I'll take my anorak off now...
Good grief, it was an "action packed" go getter of a film. Bond films aren't ment to be any more than what they are: a fun adrenalin pumper, and this this one does that very nicely (saw it last night).
I like Brosnan as an actor also. One of my favorite films is his remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair".This one is a real winner!
Yeah I saw this a couple days ago, I liked it, considering I saw every movie other than The World Is Not Enough, and I saw the original set before Goldeneye 5 years ago, Die another day keeps with the traditional: exploding spy-type intro, back to london onto a mission related to the previous intro, have sex with the first quasi-spy-type-gurl#1 he meets, continue mission with gurl#1, while finding out gurl#2 is the bad one, etc. and end in some bizaar explosive climax followed by more sex at the credits ;)
I personally find Connery to be the best of the best, always, but i'm pleased with Brosnan at our time ;)
Pretty well sums it up justin. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Originally posted by pault:
The rocket pack was from Thunderball - not Moonraker...
Oops! I wasn't paying attention...
(*Edited: I have "chickenfingers"...)
[ 12. June 2003, 16:02: Message edited by: Geck-o-Lizard ]
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