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Old 06-03-2013, 16:41
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I'm talking about him as a director.
Well in that case he's entirely unproven, but I suspect if he's done as good a job as you say on Ironman 3 he'll be tied in a deal with Disney/Marvel for a while yet.

For me his pedigree seems to be in balls-out action blockbusters, Bond requires something different IMHO, something with a little more class.
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Old 06-03-2013, 16:41
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Bond requires something different IMHO, something with a little more class.
Rupert Wyatt?
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Old 06-03-2013, 16:44
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I just hope it's not David bloody Yates, the most boring director imaginable.
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Old 06-03-2013, 16:47
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I've not seen any of his work, but from what I know of The Escapist and RotPotA this is exactly the sort of 'something different' I mean.

(Rupert Wyatt I mean).
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Old 06-03-2013, 16:49
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Ok just watched it last night. I found it incredibly boring! No cars, no gadgets, not enough of the bond girl. The Camp villain character was awful, and tedious unimaginative plot. QoS was bad, but better than this tripe.
Agree .. a yawnathon
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Old 06-03-2013, 17:47
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Ooh, big news. I thought Mendes was almost certainly in the chair for the next Bond, but it's not to be. Given Skyfall's performance, it's a question of what direction they want Bond to take. They never bring in truly big names for Bond, so it's intriguing to speculate who they'll choose.

Tom Hooper (The Damned United/The King's Speech/Les Miserables), might make a good choice. Classy, solid, adaptable, and more concerned with putting the project across as best as possible rather than stamping his identity over it.

Plus he shows a keen eye for the visuals - anyone who can make a film about Leeds United interesting to look at knows a thing or two. Pair him with Roger Deakins (hopefully - Skyfall looked amazing), and that could well be a winner.
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Old 06-03-2013, 19:35
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Why does it have to be a British director?
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Old 06-03-2013, 19:50
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William Friedkin wanted to do a Bond movie but they wouldn't let him do the action scenes...the man who gave us The French Connection not being allowed to do action
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Old 06-03-2013, 20:18
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Nothing against Mendes personally, but the further and longer he stays away from Bond movies, the better.
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Old 06-03-2013, 20:40
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I thought Skyfall was a bit silly really, right from the opening sequence, where hes chasing a guy and he hop's on a motorbike and oh thats handy the keys are in it....then he's on a train and somehow gets inside a JCB, which I'm pretty sure would be locked when in transit on a train, and then low and behold the keys are in it.....then he gets shot off the roof of the train and falls about 200ft into a river and survives...(ok so there wouldnt be much film left if he died 5 mins in but c'mon!)

Lots of other nonsense too...the tube coming through the tunnel into the sewer, Bardem's Hair, the scooby doo section leading up to the finale where they concoct booby traps from bellends, Bond and M jumping into the silver Aston and the old style theme tune kicking in making it feel like a daft parody..


The only good thing was Dench dying at the end so we wont have to see her scowling old face anymore.
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Old 06-03-2013, 20:42
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I thought the Aston Martin bit was brilliant, just a nod to the 50th year and a loving tribute
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Old 06-03-2013, 20:52
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I thought Skyfall was a bit silly really, right from the opening sequence, where hes chasing a guy and he hop's on a motorbike and oh thats handy the keys are in it....then he's on a train and somehow gets inside a JCB, which I'm pretty sure would be locked when in transit on a train, and then low and behold the keys are in it.....then he gets shot off the roof of the train and falls about 200ft into a river and survives...(ok so there wouldnt be much film left if he died 5 mins in but c'mon!)

Lots of other nonsense too...the tube coming through the tunnel into the sewer, Bardem's Hair, the scooby doo section leading up to the finale where they concoct booby traps from bellends, Bond and M jumping into the silver Aston and the old style theme tune kicking in making it feel like a daft parody..


The only good thing was Dench dying at the end so we wont have to see her scowling old face anymore.
That's such a coincidence, as I read your review ...the word bellend sprung to mind.
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:25
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That's such a coincidence, as I read your review ...the word bellend sprung to mind.
time for you to suck one is it?
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:32
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time for you to suck one is it?
Infinitely more preferable than your childish surmising of Skyfall.
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Old 07-03-2013, 16:52
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What happened to that Pic of Daniel Craig poolside? I thought it was from the film?! Did I miss it or is it a deleted scene??
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Old 07-03-2013, 18:20
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What happened to that Pic of Daniel Craig poolside? I thought it was from the film?! Did I miss it or is it a deleted scene??
I don't know what pic you mean, but there is scene in the movie where he does take a swim in a pool and then gets out of the water and sits poolside.
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Old 07-03-2013, 18:54
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I don't remember that scene at all. When is it ish??!
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:01
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I love it when people just watch the sarcastic knowitall Youtube takedowns of Skyfall and then just regurgitate them on Forum threads.

I didn't love Skyfall, it's not the Best Bond Ever, and it has a lot of problems, but Bardem's hair or the fact that a chase in a Bond film is a little OTT are not relevant concerns, it's a Bond film FFS.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:02
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I don't remember that scene at all. When is it ish??!
Shanghai, just after he's done all the testing he goes to Shanghai and is seemingly trying to get himself back in physical shape.
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Old 22-05-2013, 15:25
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Just watched this interview of Naomie Harris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlFAT...ature=youtu.be

And now I can't wait for her to return as MoneyPenny
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Old 26-05-2013, 23:49
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I thought Skyfall was a bit silly really, right from the opening sequence, where hes chasing a guy and he hop's on a motorbike and oh thats handy the keys are in it....then he's on a train and somehow gets inside a JCB, which I'm pretty sure would be locked when in transit on a train, and then low and behold the keys are in it.....then he gets shot off the roof of the train and falls about 200ft into a river and survives...(ok so there wouldnt be much film left if he died 5 mins in but c'mon!)

Lots of other nonsense too...the tube coming through the tunnel into the sewer, Bardem's Hair, the scooby doo section leading up to the finale where they concoct booby traps from bellends, Bond and M jumping into the silver Aston and the old style theme tune kicking in making it feel like a daft parody..


The only good thing was Dench dying at the end so we wont have to see her scowling old face anymore.
It's a Bond film, they've always been a bit over the top and daft at times. Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace weren't fun films to watch, they were so gritty and horrible. Skyfall brought back the humour, over the top action scenes, the bad guys island lair. I thought the film was brilliant.
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Old 27-05-2013, 01:01
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It's a Bond film, they've always been a bit over the top and daft at times. Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace weren't fun films to watch, they were so gritty and horrible. Skyfall brought back the humour, over the top action scenes, the bad guys island lair. I thought the film was brilliant.
I agree. Skyfall remembered it was a James Bond movie and actually wanted to be fun to watch.

Don't know what the point of the reboot was in the end. With all these mentions of the history of the Bond franchise (also the Goldfinger homage in QoS) it has rendered it pointless.
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Old 27-05-2013, 09:34
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I disagree about Casino Royale lacking humour - I think Casino Royale was actually very funny while maintaining a serious tone and feel, Craig's deadpan humour in it is hilarious
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Old 28-05-2013, 19:48
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I see Nicolas Winding Refn, best known for Drive, is the latest director rumoured to be in line.

Given the cool, clear direction and crackling tension in Drive, I can see this working well. On a much bigger scale of course.

I also see Skyfall has been shunted from its rather sweet seventh spot on the all-time list by the seemingly unstoppable Iron Man 3.

Not that it matters. I reckon our Dan could kick Iron Man's tin arse any day.
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Old 28-05-2013, 21:42
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Ah well - 007 on the all time list was pretty cool
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