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#1 JimmyBond

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

This board can get overrun with reviews. So if you want to review the film in this forum. Please do it in this thread.

#2 Single-O-Seven

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:52 PM

Eagerly awaiting for this thread to fill up over the weekend courtesy of our wonderful (and lucky!) UK members. As it's unusually quiet on the board for the moment, I'm assuming many of you are occupied by Skyfall as I type this. We all look forward to your yay or nay opinions, hopefully more of the former.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

How about adding a poll to the top of this thread...
Best ever.
One of the best ever.
Middle of the pack.
Down near the bottom.
Worst ever.

#4 united1878

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

How about adding a poll to the top of this thread...
Best ever.
One of the best ever.
Middle of the pack.
Down near the bottom.
Worst ever.

Seconded.

#5 Vauxhall

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

Wow...

(More coherent thoughts later when I'm able to type on something other than an iPhone.)

#6 Single-O-Seven

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

Wow...

(More coherent thoughts later when I'm able to type on something other than an iPhone.)


Just hearing that one word from you is satisfying. Thanks, Vauxhall! Glad you enjoyed it.

#7 Shrublands

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:04 PM

Wow...

(More coherent thoughts later when I'm able to type on something other than an iPhone.)


Very glad you seem to like it as much as me - looking forward to you getting to a computer.

#8 doubler83

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

Top five Bond movie. Simply outstanding.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

Saw it this morning. Loved every minute. Read my review here http://www.playmount.../movie/skyfall/

#10 Satorious

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:10 PM

Saw it this morning also. Liked it. Did a "non spoiler" assessment here: http://fernyfilms.wo...ll-no-spoilers/

There are a couple of minor nits, but I can cover these elsewhere.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:27 PM

Just got back from my screening and have been blown-away. It feels like classic James Bond, but in touch with today. Excellent.

There's so much going around my head, I need to try think it through and post my thoughts. Basically, every element works - from the settings, the script, the characters and action.

It's easily Daniel Craig's best Bond film but need more watches before I can confidently put it in my ranking of the films.

There is no way James Bond is on his way out.

#12 Peaceful

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

Flew to London from Sydney especially to see it.
Was worth the $2000 for the return flight ;) ;)

#13 delfloria

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:36 PM

Flew to London from Sydney especially to see it.
Was worth the $2000 for the return flight ;) ;)


That deserves an admirable WOW!


I loved it when JAWS showed up...

Just joking.

#14 thecasinoroyale

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:40 PM

I can't say if it's the best Bond film yet, I need a few more screenings.

Aside from a fans point of view, I think it's possibly, in general, one of the best James Bond films ever in terms of what it contains, the formula it uses, the acting and the story, I really do think it deserves the praise.

And I can't believe it's the 23rd Bond film...it feels it could be the 3rd of another 50 year run. Fantastic....just FANTASTIC!!!!

Ohhhhh.....I can't wait for the US to see it, SO much I want to discuss with other fans!!

There's nothing on film that's un-neccessary, as people felt about the first act of 'Casino Royale' and the finale, and most of 'Quantum Of Solace', it really flows so well....aghhh, it's great!! There's SO much espionage and tension rather than all out action I was LITERALLY bolt up in my seat watching with so much anticipation how scenes would play out - and the bonus is you can SEE what's happening, rather than choppy, jumpy camera and editing.

Plus Javier Bardem is..., well, I can't find the words for his protrayal as Silva - he's up there with the best. He is SO much fun to watch, but is very menacing, like a needle slowly injecting the film with fear, danger and threat building up and up and up. Plus, he has a trait that is genius - it's haunting and memorable and classic Bond villain...


I better shut my mouth! It's remarkable - thank you EON! Thank you.... for James Bond!!

#15 delfloria

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:04 PM

Sounds like the demise of James Bond at the hands of Jason Bourne....................................... AIN"T HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#16 QOS4EVER

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:09 PM

Sounds like the demise of James Bond at the hands of Jason Bourne....................................... AIN"T HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what ?? I disagree with that a 100%
could you elaborate exactly, what do you mean ?

Ps: sorry I missinterpretd your post , yes you are right

#17 AgenttiNollaNollaSeitsemän

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:22 PM

My quick review: 5 out of 5. Just wow!

#18 Iceskater101

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:28 PM

Wow everyone has been liking this movie! I can't wait till I get to see it November 9th!

#19 S K Y F A L L

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:42 AM

Saw it this morning. Loved every minute. Read my review here http://www.playmount.../movie/skyfall/


I agree with you about Adele's theme song, I was also a little let down but not to say its a bad song just a little softer I was expecting.

Saw it this morning also. Liked it. Did a "non spoiler" assessment here: http://fernyfilms.wo...ll-no-spoilers/
There are a couple of minor nits, but I can cover these elsewhere.

If I had only one complaint it would be that he didn’t have any memorable henchman.

Is that to say that Patrice isn't memorable?


Flew to London from Sydney especially to see it.
Was worth the $2000 for the return flight ;) ;)


That deserves an admirable WOW!

I loved it when JAWS showed up...

Just joking.


I was thinking that the other night, if only I could fly over but perhaps when I'm older.

And, you mean when Jaws is at the airport right?... LOL ;)

I can't say if it's the best Bond film yet, I need a few more screenings.

Aside from a fans point of view, I think it's possibly, in general, one of the best James Bond films ever in terms of what it contains, the formula it uses, the acting and the story, I really do think it deserves the praise.

And I can't believe it's the 23rd Bond film...it feels it could be the 3rd of another 50 year run. Fantastic....just FANTASTIC!!!!

Ohhhhh.....I can't wait for the US to see it, SO much I want to discuss with other fans!!

There's nothing on film that's un-neccessary, as people felt about the first act of 'Casino Royale' and the finale, and most of 'Quantum Of Solace', it really flows so well....aghhh, it's great!! There's SO much espionage and tension rather than all out action I was LITERALLY bolt up in my seat watching with so much anticipation how scenes would play out - and the bonus is you can SEE what's happening, rather than choppy, jumpy camera and editing.

Plus Javier Bardem is..., well, I can't find the words for his protrayal as Silva - he's up there with the best. He is SO much fun to watch, but is very menacing, like a needle slowly injecting the film with fear, danger and threat building up and up and up. Plus, he has a trait that is genius - it's haunting and memorable and classic Bond villain...


I better shut my mouth! It's remarkable - thank you EON! Thank you.... for James Bond!!


I'm glad you liked it that much TCR and thanks for sharing, I'm all smiles after reading this. :)

Sounds like the demise of James Bond at the hands of Jason Bourne....................................... AIN"T HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My quick review: 5 out of 5. Just wow!


Thanks great news, keep the fans non spoiler fan reviews coming.

Wow everyone has been liking this movie! I can't wait till I get to see it November 9th!


I can't wait either, only a matter of time now.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:27 AM

How is Ralph Fiennes? I'm very much anticipating his role.

Edited by EyesOnly, 27 October 2012 - 05:42 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:05 AM

I actually like Adele's song, and it works with the title sequence which I liked as well. But hey it's just my opinion.


Flew to London from Sydney especially to see it.
Was worth the $2000 for the return flight ;) ;)


That deserves an admirable WOW!


I loved it when JAWS showed up...

Just joking.


Why thank you :)

#22 solace

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

Went to see Skyfall today with my Son and wife. Awesome. We all loved it. I have long wanted to see a Bond film like this developing the character beyond the sorry days of eybrow raising and clown outfits. Couldnt be happier.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:45 AM

How is Ralph Fiennes? I'm very much anticipating his role.


Brilliant as ever. How he can be hateful and likeable at the same time is still a mistery to me. But he often does that in his roles. A true thespian.

#24 Skudor

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:57 PM

Saw it in IMAX last night and I love it (as did the four others I saw it with). It's very much a Bond film, yet different, new and fresh. Craig proves he's his own Bond - you really can't compare him to what has gone before (I've certainly stopped trying to compare him with Connery). Dench puts in her best performance as M; I don't like her being overused but at least she's used correctly here (and frankly not overused - just heavily used and even that is slightly over stating things, it just works). The girls do fine - Marlohe in particular surprised me with her acting ability; I just wish we'd seen more of her (she's a very classic Bond girl).

Bardem is a fantastic villain; perhaps a bit hammy on one or two occasions, but not excessively so.

The much discussed personal elements (to Bond) that I feared, were in fact not over done. I was worried about this ahead of seeing the film, but I'm content that it was all very appropriate in the context (albeit not strictly necessary).

Regarding the plot, my overall feeling was that this could actually have been based on a Fleming novel - it's that good. The dialogue/monologue is at times brilliant (thank you Logan).

Without spoiling everything, timeline purists may find the final act a bit on the surreal side, but I think it's very cleverly done (albeit something that will no doubt stimulate a lot of discussion over the next year or so). Also, it is that rare thing: a Bond finale that isn't boring and doesn't feel contrived.

This was also a classic Bond in the sense that I felt it would be rather easy to pick the plot a part a bit - question certain plot critical actions etc. But crucially, I don't think that matters at all - the flip side is that it moves with a pace and provides entertainment and that crucial re-watchability.

No doubt Skyfall will enter that elusive pantheon of my top 5(ish) Bond films.

#25 Roebuck

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:45 PM

Suffers from some Saturday morning cartoon plotting and could do with having about a quarter of an hour trimmed off (IMHO). Manages to over come its few, but significant, flaws to become an entry the franchise can be justly proud of.

The Bourne influence is very clear though. More so than in the previous Craig films.

#26 JCRendle

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

The Bourne influence is very clear though. More so than in the previous Craig films.

I really don't see it. QoS was highly influenced by the Bourne films, after seeing Skyfall I thought that finally the Bourne comparisons would stop.

#27 Roebuck

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:43 PM


The Bourne influence is very clear though. More so than in the previous Craig films.

I really don't see it. QoS was highly influenced by the Bourne films, after seeing Skyfall I thought that finally the Bourne comparisons would stop.



Hard to discuss in a non-spoiler thread, but Craig’s early scenes following the titles strongly reminded me of Bourne, as did much of the action (in tone at least).

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:23 AM


How is Ralph Fiennes? I'm very much anticipating his role.


Brilliant as ever. How he can be hateful and likeable at the same time is still a mistery to me. But he often does that in his roles. A true thespian.


I thought he was really good in Wrath of the Titans for that reason.

Saw it in IMAX last night and I love it (as did the four others I saw it with). It's very much a Bond film, yet different, new and fresh. Craig proves he's his own Bond - you really can't compare him to what has gone before (I've certainly stopped trying to compare him with Connery). Dench puts in her best performance as M; I don't like her being overused but at least she's used correctly here (and frankly not overused - just heavily used and even that is slightly over stating things, it just works). The girls do fine - Marlohe in particular surprised me with her acting ability; I just wish we'd seen more of her (she's a very classic Bond girl).

Bardem is a fantastic villain; perhaps a bit hammy on one or two occasions, but not excessively so.

The much discussed personal elements (to Bond) that I feared, were in fact not over done. I was worried about this ahead of seeing the film, but I'm content that it was all very appropriate in the context (albeit not strictly necessary).

Regarding the plot, my overall feeling was that this could actually have been based on a Fleming novel - it's that good. The dialogue/monologue is at times brilliant (thank you Logan).

Without spoiling everything, timeline purists may find the final act a bit on the surreal side, but I think it's very cleverly done (albeit something that will no doubt stimulate a lot of discussion over the next year or so). Also, it is that rare thing: a Bond finale that isn't boring and doesn't feel contrived.

This was also a classic Bond in the sense that I felt it would be rather easy to pick the plot a part a bit - question certain plot critical actions etc. But crucially, I don't think that matters at all - the flip side is that it moves with a pace and provides entertainment and that crucial re-watchability.

No doubt Skyfall will enter that elusive pantheon of my top 5(ish) Bond films.


Awesome to keep hearing these positive reviews and thanks for sharing. I can't wait to see this film.



The Bourne influence is very clear though. More so than in the previous Craig films.

I really don't see it. QoS was highly influenced by the Bourne films, after seeing Skyfall I thought that finally the Bourne comparisons would stop.



Hard to discuss in a non-spoiler thread, but Craig’s early scenes following the titles strongly reminded me of Bourne, as did much of the action (in tone at least).


Well I"m sure its not as noticeable as QOS, I'm not worried about Bourne comparisons anymore, IMO Jeremy Renner is now the American version of Craig and its the other way around.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

Every movie these days has people comparing it to Bourne. You'd think the Bourne films invented chase scenes and hand to hand combat,

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:25 AM

Regarding the plot, my overall feeling was that this could actually have been based on a Fleming novel - it's that good.

I think you're doing Fleming a disservice there. There are some gaping holes in the plot of 'Skyfall' - especially regarding Silva - that Fleming certainly wouldn't have written (they're being discussed in another thread).

Now, of course, complaining about plot holes in a Bond movie is usually a pointless exercise. Many of the goofier Bond films have ridiculous plots - so nobody really cares about plausibility. But Skyfall is clearly aiming for a more serious, realistic feel.




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