Film James Bond: No Time to Die

nimic

have you watched hornblower yet?
Scout
Joined
Aug 2, 2006
Messages
22,614
Location
And I'm all out of bubblegum.
For some reason on mobile all of the text editing controls in the post editor are greyed out and disabled for me.
It's because you've got BB code toggled on. Check the option at the far right, the gear.
 

Rooney in Paris

Gerrard shirt..Anfield? You'll Never Live it Down
Scout
Joined
Mar 11, 2010
Messages
31,637
Location
In an elephant sanctuary
Isn't her family super-connected 0.01%ers? And you an Englishman in Paris?

On a more serious note, R.N7 is in love with her performance in you-know-what and will also try to get you deported for that comment.
Nilssy ain't got nothing on me!

Also I haven't lived in France for 3 years
 

hungrywing

Full Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2009
Messages
9,692
Location
Your Left Ventricle
Nilssy ain't got nothing on me!

Also I haven't lived in France for 3 years
Because you turned down Lea Seydoux.

Ok, my dumb jokes aside, for everyone else, she's basically the Paris Hilton of Paris, so be careful what you say.
 
Last edited:

Rooney in Paris

Gerrard shirt..Anfield? You'll Never Live it Down
Scout
Joined
Mar 11, 2010
Messages
31,637
Location
In an elephant sanctuary
Because you turned down Lea Seydoux.

Ok, my dumb jokes aside, for everyone else, she's basically the Paris Hilton of Paris, so be careful what you say.
The Seydoux's don't frighten me, I'll kick them in the shins.

More seriously, the fact she has a career in cinema (and will now be remembered as one of the key Bond women) is pretty dumbfounding and a testament to nepotism.
 

hungrywing

Full Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2009
Messages
9,692
Location
Your Left Ventricle
The Seydoux's don't frighten me, I'll kick them in the shins.

More seriously, the fact she has a career in cinema (and will now be remembered as one of the key Bond women) is pretty dumbfounding and a testament to nepotism.
The whole 'child/daughter of Spectre' thing was pretty meta...

....Holy shit, maybe James Bond is real. Are the illuminati hiding signals in plain sight.

I'm curious now though; in France is it kind of a joke that she's in these two movies?
 

UweBein

Full Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2014
Messages
3,067
Location
Köln
Supports
Chelsea
Absolute borefest. Had it not been for the nice scenery and visuals, it would have been a waste of time.
 

LoneStar

Full Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2017
Messages
2,814
It was a step up from Spectre, but that's not saying much. Overall, yeah, it's not a bad way to wrap it up. But I felt the villains were not strong on this one.
 

LoneStar

Full Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2017
Messages
2,814
Also I realised well into the movie that I had not watched Spectre, so was slightly confusing to me. Watched Spectre the next day, and now I wish I hadn't watched it at all :lol:
 

Bilbo

Full Member
Joined
Sep 27, 2004
Messages
12,104
Felt it was thoroughly entertaining and absorbing whilst also being a bit of a mess at the same time.

My main criticisms
  • Too many characters shoe-horned in and under-developed. Waltz's part screamed 'actor who can only find 2 days in his schedule'.
  • Malek's motivation for his actions wasn't really clear enough - he has the chops to have been a terrific villain if he would have been in a stand-alone movie
  • The Anna De Armas character would have been entirely forgettable if she wasn't so damn perfect to look at
  • Despite the run time a lot of it seemed rushed. My wife was completely lost for a lot of it. Bond films don't need to be this hard to follow, and I think this finale suffered from being a part of a series and having too many strands to wrap up
Having said that I certainly enjoyed it a lot and I think it will be better on a 2nd viewing. In terms of Craig's films for me Skyfall was the strongest. Casino Royale also outstanding but hampered by the poker scenes. This one will fall slightly short of those two IMO.
 

GoranIvanisevic

under surveillance
Joined
Apr 12, 2008
Messages
3,010
Location
Thinking up of my next genius thread
Also I realised well into the movie that I had not watched Spectre, so was slightly confusing to me. Watched Spectre the next day, and now I wish I hadn't watched it at all :lol:
I really hated Spectre for some reason, just seemed like it was just too much and the ending part really annoyed me. To me it was just a really bad Skyfall remake
 

LoneStar

Full Member
Joined
Jun 25, 2017
Messages
2,814
I really hated Spectre for some reason, just seemed like it was just too much and the ending part really annoyed me. To me it was just a really bad Skyfall remake
The movie had no clear vision to it. Also felt like Bond was relying way too much on luck rather than skill. That helicopter scene in the mountains was way too unrealistic.

Oh, and the actress is terrible. No one felt authentic to me.
 

GoranIvanisevic

under surveillance
Joined
Apr 12, 2008
Messages
3,010
Location
Thinking up of my next genius thread
The movie had no clear vision to it. Also felt like Bond was relying way too much on luck rather than skill. That helicopter scene in the mountains was way too unrealistic.

Oh, and the actress is terrible. No one felt authentic to me.
I don't understand how with Casino Royale, which I felt was amazing (Ignoring QoS because that was bad too) how the series could go to Spectre. It's like they forgot what made Casino so good.

I hope the next Bond is a lot more simple with the plot, there have been to many loose strings in the last few that make it too confusing. Also would kind of like a bond set in the past
 

12OunceEpilogue

In perfect harmony
Scout
Joined
Oct 2, 2016
Messages
14,221
Location
Wigan
I really enjoyed that. I thought the way they played with:
the trope that the audience knows Bond will never die by whacking the ridiculously bad shooting from every single henchman to full 'stormtrooper', before actually killing Bond in the end
was very fun. I liked Remi Malik as a villain just fine, Ben Whishaw had be tittering every time he appeared and the rest of the supporting cast did the business.

I could see myself in the near future watching Craig's five films back-to-back and having a bloody good time, even though Quantum is poor and Spectre is a bit weak.
 

lefty_jakobz

Full Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2013
Messages
1,111
Watched it yesterday, after reading the comments on this thread. Was a decent film but not much more than that.

Over 2 hours long, my son ended falling asleep!
 

The Corinthian

Full Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2020
Messages
1,663
I watched it last night. Was enjoyable but agree with the poster that said it's not so much about the plot but a chance to give Craig's Bond a good send off.

Skyfall is hands down the best movie out of the 5, followed by Casino Royale. I think this is better than Spectre however.

The score was lovely, Ana de Armas and Lea Seydoux were lovelier.
 

TrustInJanuzaj

Full Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2015
Messages
7,398
There’s no way Skyfall is better than Casino Royale btw. Skyfall is a decent bond film, Casino Royale is a genuinely top class stand alone film.
 

The Corinthian

Full Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2020
Messages
1,663
I preferred Skyfall. Tighter storyline, genuine high stakes, the villain actually wins, and an incredible Javier Bardem performance. That wins it for me.
 

Berbasbullet

Full Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2011
Messages
12,384
There’s no way Skyfall is better than Casino Royale btw. Skyfall is a decent bond film, Casino Royale is a genuinely top class stand alone film.
Agree with this, Skyfall was good but remember it also being a bit of a mess at times? The whacky home alone ending didn’t do it any favours.
 

hungrywing

Full Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2009
Messages
9,692
Location
Your Left Ventricle
Agree with this, Skyfall was good but remember it also being a bit of a mess at times? The whacky home alone ending didn’t do it any favours.
I'm pretty sure they were blatantly trying to do a Bond-protecting-his-surrogate-mother-re-the-parents-whom-he-never-had-a-chance-to-save thing. They definitely missed all the beats for that to properly land, though.
 
Last edited:

The Corinthian

Full Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2020
Messages
1,663
Also, just came to this thread to say -

how hilarious was Blofeld's conveyor belt jail cell? I know it was meant to build up his presence, but this was just silly. I kept on imagining if there was a malfunction and he's stuck halfway. I found that this series of Bond movies do well when building up a villain's entrance (think of the long walk for Bardem in Skyfall telling the rat story, or the 'board meeting' for Blofeld in Spectre, Le Chiffre in the village in Casino Royale). I think they were going for that same effect with Blofeld in this movie, but it didn't come off. Also felt that they missed it with Safin who just popped up in Madeleine's office.
 

Rooney in Paris

Gerrard shirt..Anfield? You'll Never Live it Down
Scout
Joined
Mar 11, 2010
Messages
31,637
Location
In an elephant sanctuary
There’s no way Skyfall is better than Casino Royale btw. Skyfall is a decent bond film, Casino Royale is a genuinely top class stand alone film.
I preferred Skyfall. Tighter storyline, genuine high stakes, the villain actually wins, and an incredible Javier Bardem performance. That wins it for me.
I think Skyfall pretty much had it down til the conclusion, which was more "grand guignol". Also big issue with the scene where he just walks into the woman's shower, uninvited. It's still an amazing film, and Bardem is great, but I think they just slightly messed up the conclusion.

Casino Royale works well as a standalone spy thriller for me,
 

Loon

Full Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2011
Messages
5,477
Location
No-Mark
Casino Royale had a terrific understated villain in Mads Mikklesen and went back to Fleming; it's the best Craig by a country mile and one of the best of the series.