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    I got into the Bond movies when Roger Moore was playing him, so I have a soft spot for him. I loved Octopussy, but I think my all time favorite Bond movie was A View to a Kill. Loved Christopher Walken as the crazy villian. Loved Grace Jones as whatever she was. Loved the theme song (also a big Duran Duran fan)!

    Now that I've gotten older, I appreciate the older movies with Sean Connery more and more. I also like Daniel Craig and think he does re-vitalize the series in a way that Pierce Brosnan never did, which is weird, because I think it's been said that Pierce most closely resembles how Bond is described in the books. And please, let's not forget Tim Dalton, whose only other claim to fame is having a child with that crazy ex of Mel Gibson!!

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    We just got back from seeing "Skyfall." I've never seen a James Bond movie before (DUCKING!).

    We really enjoyed it. Lots of good action, easy-to-follow plot, good characters. Daniel Craig was really enjoyable to watch. We rated it at an 8.5 for us.

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    That was the first Bond movie I've seen in a movie theater, caught any previous ones on tv.

    We really liked it too. In trying to avoid the crowds somewhat on opening weekend we ended up at a 5 PM showing yesterday. We're 60. I was surprised at how generally older everyone was.

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    It was the franchises 50th anniversary so there will be a range of ages in the audience. I too saw a lot of older folks. Not sure if I liked the film that much. Felt there was a huge disconnect with the Asian whore that got killed. That just seemed such a waste and stupid. Although I think that was a recreation of a scene from an older Bond film. There were little touches here and there as a nod to the older films. I think the Austin Martin was the biggest nod to all the gadgets the original Q invented verus the new Q giving James just a gun and a radio. Interesting way to introduce the new M and Moneypenny. Seriously did that actress wear any under garments with her dresses? She was not that attractive and I didn't get any chemistry between her and Bond. I think it was largely that she had no hips or other curves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearcata View Post
    Seriously did that actress wear any under garments with her dresses?
    I wondered the same thing, Bearcata.

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    I didn't notice. . Oh, thinking about it, when Bond started unbuttoning her blouse while she was shaving him, didn't she have a bra on? Speaking of, Bond is a bit of a tramp. Speaking of Moneypenny again, she seemed ok in the field (that one shot was a difficult one to make) so I don't know why Bond kept banging on to her about the field not being for everyone, except to establish the fact of who she, desk-job bound, turned out to be.

    I liked the "whore" but shouldn't she have probably been Chinese considering they were in Macau? She didn't look Chinese and I don't think the actress is Asian. Oh, looked it up, she's half-Asian.

    I went to an early afternoon showing and the theatre was packed. Haven't seen it that busy in a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCL View Post
    I didn't notice. . Oh, thinking about it, when Bond started unbuttoning her blouse while she was shaving him, didn't she have a bra on? Speaking of, Bond is a bit of a tramp. Speaking of Moneypenny again, she seemed ok in the field (that one shot was a difficult one to make) so I don't know why Bond kept banging on to her about the field not being for everyone, except to establish the fact of who she, desk-job bound, turned out to be.

    I liked the "whore" but shouldn't she have probably been Chinese considering they were in Macau? She didn't look Chinese and I don't think the actress is Asian. Oh, looked it up, she's half-Asian.

    I went to an early afternoon showing and the theatre was packed. Haven't seen it that busy in a long time.
    It was hard to tell but you could see it in her eyes when she had makeup on but she was so model tall that without the heavy makeup it was hard to tell.
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    Racial profiling aside, it was obvious the new "desk agent" was Moneypenny about a bit less than halfway through. I've got my nitpicks...why were Bond's parents' grave marker bearing the name "Bond" when that was his code name? Why were the lights on in the underground cave after the whole house was aflame (and never had power)? But it was a good Bond movie (I've seen them all except for the last Brosnan outting, including the Woody Allen Casino Royale. And I put Craig in the same column as Connery). It certainly was an improvement as a redo of The Dark Knight, with competent actors who don't need subtitles even when they're speaking the Queen's English, which it essentially was, adding in the mommy figure instead of the daddy figure. That said, it makes my top 5 of Bonds. Good actors never hurt.

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    Another nitpick - if it was rush hour on the tube, why did the crashing train have no passengers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    Another nitpick - if it was rush hour on the tube, why did the crashing train have no passengers?
    Yeah, I thought that was off but sometimes they do have trains that are finished for the day and are heading somewhere for maintenance checks.
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