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Not Bond, but good action movie

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#1 Colossus


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Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:41 AM


[quote]Listen up, folks: this will be, I promise you, the most honest review of Casino Royale you will read. There will be spoilers, but I will try my best to keep it to a minimum whenever possible.

The flat-out honesty part: From the instant I heard Daniel Craig was going to be the new Bond, I was full-out against it. I

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 04:16 AM


#3 Germanlady


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Posted 15 August 2007 - 05:56 AM

You gotta be kidding :cooltongue:

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:07 AM

Too long, too bitching. Didn't read through.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 02:37 PM

[quote]"From the instant I heard Daniel Craig was going to be the new Bond, I was full-out against it."[/quote]

Thanks for being honest. Now may I? I already don't think much of your opinion.


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Posted 17 August 2007 - 02:37 PM

This is like that handful of folks that think The Empire Strikes Back misses the "point" of Star Wars. LMAO!

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 02:57 PM

This is like that handful of folks that think The Empire Strikes Back misses the "point" of Star Wars. LMAO!

I've thankfully never met anyone like that....this guy is entitled to his opinion - wrong though it may be - but a star wars fan who doesn't like Empire.......?


I'd get sent to jail...

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:39 AM

Not a review, but a good jumble of words.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 05:35 AM

Interesting that this kind of Mickey Mouse horse[censored] is rearing its ugly head again, just as filming on Bond 22 is getting underway AND right on the heels of the Great Global Jason Bourne LoveFest which gave Bond's detractors yet another opportunity to foolishly declare 007 dead and buried. Threads like these seem to be popping up a couple of times a day of late.

Moving in fan circles as I do, I'm seldom amazed at the sheer absurdity of the things that are written and said by the blindly passionate and hopelessly basement-bound. However, I have to marvel at this relatively new phenomenon, the zealous anti-fan. We're talking about people so committed in their hatred and distaste for a fictional entity which exists purely for the entertainment of free people with an excess of leisure time and disposable income that they persist in waging a campaign of thinly-veiled subterfuge against said entity and the actor who plays him nearly ten months after the unprecedented global success of CASINO ROYALE. If it isn't Bourne "beating" Bond, as though that had anything to do with the ongoing viability of 007 as a franchise character, it's another round of "It's good but it ain't Bond!" reviews, as though there are enough people left in the world who still haven't seen CR but are inclined to that such drivel would actually influence their opinions and force Barbara Broccoli's hand. This line speaks volumes about who wrote this "review":

"As long as he is Bond(and if Barbara Broccoli remains at the reins, he will be), I honestly do not see myself ever going to the theater to watch a James Bond movie again."

More fascinating, though, is the great presumption on the part of the writer that A)EON gives two plug nickels whether one deluded anti-fan diverts $8 from his monthly comic book pull fund to see a future Bond film, and B)that even one intelligent adult on planet Earth would read this review at this late date and decide "Golly, he's right! That Craig guy isn't James Bond!"

Someday, as a lark, one of the more enterprising among us will put together a book collecting all of the danielcraigisnotbond stupidity, both the forthright and the "cleverly disguised". Might be an interesting companion piece to THE BATTLE FOR BOND and other works detailing the cinematic history of the character outside the context of the plots themselves. It will certainly be amusing to look back on this insanity years from now when most of Craig's militant detractors have passed on from one too many mayonnaise-slathered lunches at Chick-Fil-A but 007, blonde hair and all, continues to thrill millions at the multiplex.