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Old 20th August 2017, 03:52 PM
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I think Casino Royale is a fantastic Bond film. I expected much from Daniel Craig’s run in the role after it, but the next entries in the franchise failed to live up to my expectations. Skyfall is overrated, and the other two weren’t all that.
I quite liked Spectre but felt the pre credit sequence in Mexico went on far too long and part of that sequence where Bond arrives in disguise with a woman and puts her on the bed and she looks at him all seductively and he buggers off to do the assignment (roll credits) BUT never returns to her. That scene reminded me of the very last scene in Airplane (when the end credits have finished ) where the taxi driver is still waiting for Ted Striker to return.
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Old 20th August 2017, 05:16 PM
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I think Casino Royale is a fantastic Bond film. I expected much from Daniel Craig’s run in the role after it, but the next entries in the franchise failed to live up to my expectations. Skyfall is overrated, and the other two weren’t all that.
It is a fantastic film. I think that Eon usually deliver best when their backs are up against the wall. After success, regrettably they just settle into complacency. A friend knew the girlfriend of a stuntman that worked on Casino Royale and apparently he told her that it was the most dangerous film that he'd ever worked on. They pushed boundaries with that one Craig film.
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I'm no authority on James Bond and, with the exception of Dr No, Goldeneye, On Her Majesty's Secret Service hadn't seen any films multiple times until Daniel Craig was cast as 007 and I was blown away by Casino Royale. I thought Quantum of Solace was a real letdown, but thought Skyfall and Spectre were excellent. I am very much looking forward to the new one, which will hopefully be a fitting end to a series of films starring someone who I consider to be the finest bond since Connery and perhaps even better.

I guess it depends what you want from a James Bond film and whether you like the Roger Moore quipping which was not too dissimilar to the 'zingers' which came to be a staple of action movies, such as those starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, in the 1980s and '90s, or the more down-to-earth espionage approach which was possibly a response to the success of the Bourne franchise. Personally, I like the latter, with the opening scene to casino real as a particularly brutal highlight. My image of the world's greatest secret agent is not one who walks on alligators while wearing a safari suit!
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My image of the world's greatest secret agent is not one who walks on alligators while wearing a safari suit!
That never happened. Yes he hopped across alligators but was wearing a jacket, shirt, tie, trousers and shoes.

Also it was a scene from one of the very best Bond films - Live and Let Die which was a film with minimal humour.
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Old 20th August 2017, 06:12 PM
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I really like Live and Let Die. I think that's another 'backs against the wall' Eon film. Great alligator stunt btw, the dvd/blu-ray out-takes show just how dangerous it really was.
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That never happened. Yes he hopped across alligators but was wearing a jacket, shirt, tie, trousers and shoes.

Also it was a scene from one of the very best Bond films - Live and Let Die which was a film with minimal humour.
I think my point is that that's the image I have of Roger Moore, whether deserved or not. There was an article in the Guardian where they described how Daniel Craig is probably the best all-round actor to have played Bond and, due to the money involved, had the producers in a bind to the point where he could command a huge salary.

Bond is not just a film franchise, but an entire industry, in which millions of dollars can be made by switching the main alcoholic beverage from Martini to Heineken, and those sort of factors play into the decision of who to cast in the main role.
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I think my point is that that's the image I have of Roger Moore, whether deserved or not. There was an article in the Guardian where they described how Daniel Craig is probably the best all-round actor to have played Bond and, due to the money involved, had the producers in a bind to the point where he could command a huge salary.

Bond is not just a film franchise, but an entire industry, in which millions of dollars can be made by switching the main alcoholic beverage from Martini to Heineken, and those sort of factors play into the decision of who to cast in the main role.
Which is why Craig is actually unsuitable to the role as he seemingly doesn't like it.
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Which is why Craig is actually unsuitable to the role as he seemingly doesn't like it.
Whether he likes it or not, I think he's excellent as Bond.
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Whether he likes it or not, I think he's excellent as Bond.
I'm not sure he's actually played James Bond yet?
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The thing that confuses me about the Daniel Craig films is that Bond is supposed to be a guy every woman want's to shag, i don't find him attractive at all, but then i'm a guy.
Maybe he's got something i'm missing but i think he's butt ugly.
But being a heterosexual kinda guy i wouldn't shag any of them.
Ok maybe Timothy Dalton at a push.
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