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The James Bond Chronicles: 'Skyfall'
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Posted on 11/18/2012 2:33:01 PM PST by Perdogg

Despite a strong first half and some great character material, "Skyfall" craters thanks to a boring second half, lackluster villain, and plot holes galore.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 007; bondjamesbond; hollywood; jamesbond; moviereview; skyfallobsession

1 posted on 11/18/2012 2:33:07 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007; ...
Thanks to GSP.fan: Warning: This review contains gigantic spoilers.
2 posted on 11/18/2012 2:34:26 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Is this your review as well? Was waiting for your review to see if mrs p6 and I would see it .


3 posted on 11/18/2012 2:51:40 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right screw up! Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethetr as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Perdogg

The movie was it’s own spoiler. Terrible. Bring coffee. Lots of coffee.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 3:31:56 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: Perdogg

The wife and I saw it and we thought it was better than some of the other Bond movies. If you are looking for just entertainment with action this one is not bad. It does refer to some of the earlier Bond moves with the Aston Martin, For Your Eyes Only and a few other lines of dialogue.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 3:33:41 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Perdogg

I don’t think it was that bad, but I agree the third act was kind of a downer. I suspect it was an issue of budget. During the making of the movie, the studio went bankrupt and production was halted for something like two years. Then the studio was bought and production restarted. I don’t know at what point production was halted, whether anything had been filmed yet, but the third act is considerably cheaper in production costs than the first part of the film. I think they just ran into budget constraints and did the best they could.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 3:35:57 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Parley Baer

A few other homages to earlier films that I noticed: the apparent “death” of Bond in the pre-title sequence(”You Only Live Twice”), the villain’s sacrificial lamb girl in Macau and her shower scene(”The Man With The Golden Gun”), Bond chasing the bad guys atop a moving train(”Octopussy”).


7 posted on 11/18/2012 3:41:32 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: prisoner6
skyfall
8 posted on 11/18/2012 3:59:34 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Perdogg

The second half: “Home Alone IV”.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 4:01:10 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Perdogg

You didn’t post the author of the review: Lawrence Meyers


10 posted on 11/18/2012 4:28:37 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

So? I am not claiming the review.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 6:25:06 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Are all the film critics glowing reviews that this is one of the best Bond films ever, just flat out wrong?


12 posted on 11/18/2012 6:27:23 PM PST by rawhide
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To: ReformationFan

The ejector seat button (Goldfinger) The glass panels mirroring the killer and Bond in the sniper scene in the high rise (Man With The Golden Gun).

Nice to see Moneypenny and Q even if new faces.

Reference to exploding pens (Never Say Never).


13 posted on 11/18/2012 6:36:55 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ReformationFan

The yacht motoring up to Silva’s island seemed to be an homage to a similar scene in Dr. No.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 7:34:44 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: rawhide
I thoroughly enjoyed the film (except the creepy bit where Bond meets Silva.) But then I got to see a prescreening followed by a Q&A with Barbara Brocolli, Michael Wilson, Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, and Javier Bardem.

The ending reminded me of some of the later Roger Moore Bond films where he was trying to prove that he was still young enough to handle the role so there was a lot more hand-to-hand combat, running around, etc.

At the Q&A Daniel Craig made it clear that despite what happened to all of the other characters he definitely wanted to remain as James Bond.

15 posted on 11/18/2012 7:43:26 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: rawhide

SF’s very well-made and an improvement over its predecessor. But I don’t see it having a lot of rewatchability value. I’m biased of course but when I want my 007 “comfort food” movies to re-watch, I tend to prefer the films made in the first quarter century of cinema Bond’s existence(1962-1987) to the ones made from 1989 onwards.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 8:58:45 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: morphing libertarian

Bond traveling on the outside of an elevator(Diamonds Are Forever)


17 posted on 11/18/2012 9:01:22 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I think Severine seemed to be a recycling of the doomed Andrea Anders, Maud Adams’ character from TMWTGG.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 9:04:10 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

“I thoroughly enjoyed the film (except the creepy bit where Bond meets Silva.)”

That creeped me out as well. Though I think it was supposed to be an example of Bond and the villain trying to psych each other out.

“But then I got to see a prescreening followed by a Q&A with Barbara Brocolli, Michael Wilson, Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, and Javier Bardem.”

That sounds fun.

” The ending reminded me of some of the later Roger Moore Bond films where he was trying to prove that he was still young enough to handle the role so there was a lot more hand-to-hand combat, running around, etc.”

That worked for Sir Rog in MR, FYEO and OP. But with AVTAK, he went one time too many IMHO.

“At the Q&A Daniel Craig made it clear that despite what happened to all of the other characters he definitely wanted to remain as James Bond.”

Did he say how long it would be before the next one?


19 posted on 11/18/2012 9:08:16 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Perdogg
Strange....

I go to the movies to be entertained

I was....

Mission accomplished.

irrespective of what the critics say

20 posted on 11/19/2012 4:04:25 AM PST by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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They didn't say. The financial success of this latest installment should make it happen sooner rather than later.

Plus if they want to take advantage of the new staff changes they're probably going to have to get those actors working soon before they are taken by other projects.

21 posted on 11/19/2012 6:19:30 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: prisoner6

here was my review

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2960854/posts


22 posted on 11/19/2012 6:22:25 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

I didn’t say you were, but you are required to cite the author to material you post here. You’ve been here long enough to know the rules.


23 posted on 11/19/2012 7:43:01 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ReformationFan

Ok


24 posted on 11/19/2012 10:36:06 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ReformationFan

I think they will go every other year. Craig signed for two more through2016


25 posted on 11/19/2012 10:39:33 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ReformationFan

Seen them all multiple times

Takes me two to three years to build up interest to rerun. Still no interest in quantum rerun. Maybe next year.


26 posted on 11/19/2012 10:42:56 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I thought the sail boat ride by the large rock formations was reminiscent of approaching scaramangas island.

Are we stretching too much


27 posted on 11/19/2012 10:45:50 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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