Meet the new 007.

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Lean'n'mean, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Release date April 3rd 2020 in the UK. April 8th 2020 in the US, (I think I might be washing what's left of my hair on the third of April.)
     
  2. Frunobulax

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    The new Double-0 is going to turn out to be a Bad Guy.
     
  3. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    I don't go into theaters anymore but in this case I will make an exception.
     
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  4. earl

    earl One of the Regulars

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    scotty, I could say the same. Craig is long enough in the tooth now that it makes sense for him to move out of the role, but he is my favorite Bond and the movies featuring him my favorite Bond movies.
     
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  5. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    Like a good old Scotch, some things are meant to be left alone, but that's me.[emoji1]

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  6. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    The Craig Bond film scripts have been pretty dreadful (although the first one did manage to save the franchise from terminal campness). Maybe this one will work.
     
  7. Fading Fast

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    Okay, I can see everything I won't like about it - everything that will cause me to grumble - but I still really want to see it.

    And here's why super girlfriend is super girlfriend. I just showed her the trailer and, when the April 2 release date came up at the end, her only comment was, "but can we buy our tickets now?”
     
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  8. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    I've got some bad news for your lady, you were looking at the UK release date, the US release is a week later.
    Lizzie got it right on the button, James Bond is a cold war character, preserving him in aspic and bringing him up to date, even with the highly talented Daniel Wroughton Craig in the title role, doesn't work for me. He was best left duelling with The Soviets.

    Would you enjoy Indiana Jones if there was a change of actor? I would if the story was plausible, like the son of, much in the same way as Connery/Ford portrayed father and son.
     
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  9. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    I won't tell her if you don't. :)

    I think Lizzie's analysis is spot on. I'd go so far as to say that after the first three films in the '60s, the true creative, cutting-edge freshness was gone. To be honest, we had stopped going to see Bond's in the theater during the Brosnan era and only went to the first two Craig ones and, then, stopped again. We do watch them all when they make it to TV.

    I think we both want to see this one owing to wishful thinking - maybe it will be more like "Casino Royale" and, since we both grew up as Bond fans, it's something fun to enjoy together. Our expectations will be low, so, hopefully, we'll have a good time and not overanalyze it.
     
  10. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    That is a MLHB (major league hot button) in the Indy community - the thought of a new actor playing Dr. Jones.

    James Bond has been through a series of actors since 1954. Sean Connery was the best of them until Daniel Craig, imho.

    The rest were a step or more down from Connery. But, lo and behold, after 23 years after the last appearance by Connery in a Bond film (Never Say Never Again, 1983), and four various-stages-of-insufferable Bonds, we now have, again, imho, a really perfect James Bond. So as far as Indiana Jones, we may be years away from the 'right' actor taking up the role, if it ever happens at all.
     
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  11. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Yeah, that was a great movie. The best of the series, in my opinion, esp since it can stand alone on its merits as an action film irrespective of it being a Bond film.
     
  12. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's a clever idea and I'd love to see that. Good job Edward.
     
  13. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    The Fleming family estate still has a say on who can play Bond. This week they announced that James Bond will not be portrayed by a female. They didn't have objections as to the race of 007, but they emphasized that James Bond was written as a male agent and that's not going to change.

    I'll bet they saw the storm coming.....
     
  14. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Predictable. Doesn't stop a spin off series of films featuring a female 00 agent who is not Bond. If there's a buck in it it it is likely to be made.
     
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  15. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, one of the Craig films features Moneypenny as a 00 before she becomes front office.
     
  16. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    Political correctness killed Hollywood and the film industry, which is good, families are spending more time together while saving money.
     
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  17. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I'm recently told this has been done, after a fashion, in the last few years in audio format, on the BBC's Radio 4. Not sure if it's available outside the UK, but I'm gonig to look into it on the UK based apps.

    It just makes me laugh, really, what people will and won't accept. Death rays, plots to blow up the world, speedboat chases, cars with guns on the headlamps, yes.... A woman instead of a leading man? SHRIEK! Much like the Doctor Who fans who insist that it's not that they don't like a woman being in charge, it's just that a time-travelling alien who goes about saving the galaxy, is hundreds of years old and has changed his form dozens of times and been English, Scottish and Irish isn't realistic if he turns into a female form. Er.... But hey, what do oddballs like Sydney Newman know compared to the self-appointed "real" fans? ;)
     
  18. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    You are the ones going crazy about something that has zero bearings in how you live your life.

    Perhaps it does, who knows, lol....I just passed what was reported. It doesn't affect me one bit. I quit giving Hollyweirdos my money when they started lecturing instead of entertaining.

    Enjoy!



     

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