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This one has been on My mind for a while since JD did His one about Elvis, and seeing the recent popularity of top 10 Movies etc I thought it was apt timing for My contribution.


At this point I am going straight out and admitting I really dont care for the Bond Movies with exception for both the Original and New versions of Casino Royal. Not that the 1967 Movie is officially a Bond Movie but it is a classic bit of 60's madness, but for Me,Daniel Craig has portraid the First belivable Bond being a tough, routhless character the befits a Secret Agent.


Right then what You Guys and Girls think? Great or Pants?


(I know I am in for some pelters here From Clare)Huh?

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i hope your not trying to convince that any bond inc casino royal is in anyway what being an MI6 agent is like....i dont think so....


its just different levels of 'grittiness' giving a bond fit for thir times and providing entertainment


DC fits with what we expect of a bond post jason bourne

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Now that bear-baiting's been outlawed, it seems Clare-baiting season is in full swing....Stick out tongue

But i'm not precious about Bond films -  I like some, love others, and find all of them entertaining when i'm in the mood. If other people don't then that's fair enough.

 

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No not trying to say That I dont like them as they offer no sense of realness, just hate the whole way they are made and Playout during the corse of the Movie. They simply dont Grab My attention for long enough to care about what is actually going to happen and the elaberate "Mr Bond this machine is going to kill You!" guff, please! JUST FLIPPING SHOOT HIM!!!Angry

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D.J.KRIME:
No not trying to say That I dont like them as they offer no sense of realness, just hate the whole way they are made and Playout during the corse of the Movie. They simply dont Grab My attention for long enough to care about what is actually going to happen and the elaberate "Mr Bond this machine is going to kill You!" guff, please! JUST FLIPPING SHOOT HIM!!!Angry

Come on DJ, we all know that 5 million people shouting ' Shoot him' that at the telly on Christmas Day is just what Fatty Cauliflower (or whatever his name is ) wanted. 

I do agree that the way we watch this genre has changed post Bourne, but please don't get me onto the third rate interpretations of these excellent  books  

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They're meant to be a bit silly. I thought that was the whole point. I love the old Bond movies for their OTT plots and villains - particularly Goldfinger, Thunderball, On Her majesty's Secret Service (because it completely strayed from the formula), Octopussy (not that it's good - just that I watched it so many times as a kid). My favourites of the last 15 years are Goldeneye and Casino Royal and it's no surprise that they were made by the same director.

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I agree the Books were fantasic,  but I simply can't understand just how the Movies are so popular? Terrible adaptation of the Books, Terrible acting, just God damn awfull!


No wondr they are so popular on Christmas Day, put Me to sleep!

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D.J.KRIME:
No not trying to say That I dont like them as they offer no sense of realness, just hate the whole way they are made and Playout during the corse of the Movie. They simply dont Grab My attention for long enough to care about what is actually going to happen and the elaberate "Mr Bond this machine is going to kill You!" guff, please! JUST FLIPPING SHOOT HIM!!!Angry

Quote Dr Evil: "Release the unnecessarily slow dipping mechanism"....

Live and Let Die 

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andyb190:

 

I do agree that the way we watch this genre has changed post Bourne, but please don't get me onto the third rate interpretations of these excellent  books  

I was referring to the Bourne series of books and the manipulation into very watchable but innaccurate films. 

The Bond books I read after many of the films and had the same feeling.   

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My personal favourite parody was the episode of the Simpsons where Homer goes to work for Hank Scorpio with its brilliant Thunderball ending and the suspiciously James Bond like 'Mr. Bunt'.

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D.J.KRIME:

This one has been on My mind for a while since JD did His one about Elvis, and seeing the recent popularity of top 10 Movies etc I thought it was apt timing for My contribution.


At this point I am going straight out and admitting I really dont care for the Bond Movies with exception for both the Original and New versions of Casino Royal. Not that the 1967 Movie is officially a Bond Movie but it is a classic bit of 60's madness, but for Me,Daniel Craig has portraid the First belivable Bond being a tough, routhless character the befits a Secret Agent.


Right then what You Guys and Girls think? Great or Pants?


(I know I am in for some pelters here From Clare)Huh?



I mentioned in another "Ten films" post that I have not seen a whole James Bond film in my 35 years. Possibly an hour in total. 40 mins of that are from the latest one. I watched it purely to see how good my subwoofer was! It passed the test but the poker scene certainly did not. Pure drivel. The Bourne trilogy was brilliant by the way, so I can deal with action but it needs to be fairly beliveable.
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Gerrardasnails:

D.J.KRIME:

This one has been on My mind for a while since JD did His one about Elvis, and seeing the recent popularity of top 10 Movies etc I thought it was apt timing for My contribution.


At this point I am going straight out and admitting I really dont care for the Bond Movies with exception for both the Original and New versions of Casino Royal. Not that the 1967 Movie is officially a Bond Movie but it is a classic bit of 60's madness, but for Me,Daniel Craig has portraid the First belivable Bond being a tough, routhless character the befits a Secret Agent.


Right then what You Guys and Girls think? Great or Pants?


(I know I am in for some pelters here From Clare)Huh?



I mentioned in another "Ten films" post that I have not seen a whole James Bond film in my 35 years. Possibly an hour in total. 40 mins of that are from the latest one. I watched it purely to see how good my subwoofer was! It passed the test but the poker scene certainly did not. Pure drivel. The Bourne trilogy was brilliant by the way, so I can deal with action but it needs to be fairly beliveable.

The Bourne series is believable yes, as good as the books ? No 

I don't remember The Bishop of Bath and Wells being in Casino Royale though ? 

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Gerrardasnails:

D.J.KRIME:

This one has been on My mind for a while since JD did His one about Elvis, and seeing the recent popularity of top 10 Movies etc I thought it was apt timing for My contribution.


At this point I am going straight out and admitting I really dont care for the Bond Movies with exception for both the Original and New versions of Casino Royal. Not that the 1967 Movie is officially a Bond Movie but it is a classic bit of 60's madness, but for Me,Daniel Craig has portraid the First belivable Bond being a tough, routhless character the befits a Secret Agent.


Right then what You Guys and Girls think? Great or Pants?


(I know I am in for some pelters here From Clare)Huh?


I mentioned in another "Ten films" post that I have not seen a whole James Bond film in my 35 years. Possibly an hour in total. 40 mins of that are from the latest one. I watched it purely to see how good my subwoofer was! It passed the test but the poker scene certainly did not. Pure drivel. The Bourne trilogy was brilliant by the way, so I can deal with action but it needs to be fairly beliveable.


Looks Like I am not alone in thinking Bond Movies are rubbish!

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I don't want believability (from that sort of movie, anyhow), I want escapist entertainment!

Coleridge had it right a couple of hundred years ago....

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Clare Newsome:

I don't want believability (from that sort of movie, anyhow), I want escapist entertainment!

Coleridge had it right a couple of hundred years ago....



Nice to see a romance poet who didn't die a rock'n'roll death.

I'm with you on the escapism. Breaking the 4th wall is a tricky thing.
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Clare Newsome:

I don't want believability (from that sort of movie, anyhow), I want escapist entertainment!

Coleridge had it right a couple of hundred years ago....

I don't mind suspending disbelief, but I do object to the suspension of common sense or the laws of physics. Both of these are common place in Bond movies, which does not offend me, and the awful MI series, where it does.