John Glen's THE POINT MEN (2001?)
Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:17 PM
Has anyone actually seen this? While it seems dung it does leave me thinking that Glen still had another Bond in him, circa 2001, particularly given the direction that Eon went after DIE ANOTHER DAY. The clips I saw of POINT MEN were no less polished or impressive than anything by Martin Campbell outside of his Bond work.
Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:54 PM
After Xtro, I'm not sure she had a lot of dignity left to erase!
To make matters worse, Maryam D'Abo is in it (ooh, "Bond reunion", yeah right), with an IMO dignity erasing topless scene.
Posted 26 September 2008 - 06:52 AM
Now Xtro, I have seen
Posted 26 September 2008 - 07:03 AM
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:12 AM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:05 PM
True, but it's probably all he good get his hands on. His previous movie to this was that turgid Columbus thingy and he certainly had the budget and cast. In any case The Point Men was the last movie he's directed so far.
I wouldn't say that, no matter how bad it is. I doubt the budget, cast or even the script are of the same calibre they were on his Bond movies for a start.
Posted 04 October 2008 - 08:17 PM
The reason being that Maryam d'Abo looks as though she's just stepped off the set of THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. Granted, she was only 41 in 2001, which is hardly ancient, but, still, she's "aged" incredibly well.
But THE POINT MEN, I'm afraid, has not. It beggars belief that its director had no fewer than five Bond outings under his belt (none of which I despise, BTW), as well as the $48 million-budgeted CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: THE DISCOVERY, for - with a painfully low budget (given by the IMDb as some $6 million, although that seems a gross overestimation) and looking about twenty years older than it actually is - you'd be forgiven for thinking that THE POINT MEN was the movie before the movie that got Glen the initial Bond offer.
Having said all that, THE POINT MEN is - for all its bargain basement stupidity - perfectly watchable fare, but strictly as brain-in-neutral escapist hokum chewing gum for the eyeballs. There are many much worse flicks out there, and former editor Glen does at least display an understanding of pace that's utterly lacking in the work of plenty of "better" directors. And I guess it's pretty cool that he was still directing at the age of almost seventy.
Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:10 PM
Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:44 PM
A few years ago he was going to make a film called Skin of the Cat which would have starred Sir Rog as an aging cat burglar. But it obviously never got made.
When was this supposed to be? I've never heard anything about that!
Edited by DavidJones, 04 May 2014 - 07:44 PM.
Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:49 PM
Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:59 AM
Thanks for that, Glidrose, very interesting reading. I wonder what happened to this.