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  • No Time To Die

    They played a commercial for it a few times on television recently.

    I think it looks pretty cool so far.

    Who is excited for the new 007 James Bond movie?

    "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
    - Michael Moorcock

  • #2
    I am really looking forward to it. I have heard some purists complain about the Daniel Craig era of Bond but the great thing about Bond--like The Doctor--is that the character is adaptable to the times and I think Craig's Bond has had a good show of it. Although there are some mis-steps overall I think the cohesive approach to the story has been a welcome change from the random episodic approach of previous era. It will be nice to get a proper conclusion to this story.

    Of course...that means either another complete Reboot for the next Bond, or they will need to find a way to explain the new actor. Makes one wonder if they will make the "Bond is a Codename" canon in the Post-Craig franchise.
    "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro"
    --Thomas a Kempis

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    • #3
      It's certainly marked on my movie card to see when it's released. Not sure I'd describe my mood as 'excited' however.
      _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
      _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
      _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
      _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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      • #4
        It looks like they put the Aston Martin to good use.

        The drone-like airplane could prove interesting.

        And, I have a feeling that this movie will be more gadget friendly.

        "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
        - Michael Moorcock

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        • #5
          I like Daniel Craig as James Bond , I`ll have a look at the new film when it opens .


          , [Ok Emerson ...oot the motor !!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by white wolf's son View Post
            I like Daniel Craig as James Bond , I`ll have a look at the new film when it opens .
            Excellent!

            I saw some addition footage on a different channel.

            It should be pretty good.

            "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
            - Michael Moorcock

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            • #7
              Maybe they will recreate a scene like this in the movie -

              (an old meme, but I enjoy it)


              "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
              - Michael Moorcock

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              • #8
                I'll watch the film as I'll always watch Bond, even complete garbage like View To A Kill has a certain campy charm (albeit with an odd, unpleasant tone in the last 3rd) but the later Daniel Craig films have left me cold.

                Loved loved Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace was a rush job with the writers strike but from then on they seem to have taken the character back to the old tropes they set out trying to leave behind. For me, the series often seems to take giant leaps forward only to walk it back to the comfort zone in the next film.

                There was a scene in Skyfall that still bothers me where Q says "what were you expecting, an exploding pen? We don't go in for that anymore". Then later they introduce the Sean connery era DB5 which had a reasonably restrained cameo in Casino, now inexplicably complete with ejector seats as if the Connery and Craig Bonds exist in the same universe. Its probably from too many writers being involved but it's an example of how the film often at odds with its own internal logic .

                Hopefully the new film will give daniel Craig a better send off than Spectre but I think they are going to have to do a lot to top the last mission impossible film,which for me is really the best spy action film since Casino Royale. I pretty much switched off as soon as I saw the DB5 with mini guns - seriously, get something new
                Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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                • #9
                  Unfortunately the release has been delayed, like many other things, by the Coronavirus crisis.

                  No Time To Die is not really a good thing to be promoting at the moment.
                  Let me tell you a story 'bout a poor boy....

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