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Everything Wrong With Skyfall In 4 Minutes Or Less
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Posted on 03/14/2013 2:04:45 PM PDT by Perdogg

Everything Wrong With Skyfall In 4 Minutes Or Less


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; jamesbond; moviereview; skyfall
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This is not about homosexuality, or a-Daniel-Craig-is-gay-thread, this is about Skyfall. If you are not interested in the laughing or talking about the movie, then please move along. Thank you.
1 posted on 03/14/2013 2:04:45 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; GSP.FAN; Young Werther; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; ...

ping


2 posted on 03/14/2013 2:05:25 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: Perdogg

I enjoyed it but...

Will read comments to see if someone else could put their finger on it...


3 posted on 03/14/2013 2:08:12 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Perdogg

I can sum the movie up in 2 words:

boor...ring


4 posted on 03/14/2013 2:09:26 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Perdogg

Skyfall was good, it just wasn’t a James Bond movie.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 2:11:30 PM PDT by ksen (". . . organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy" - Matt Taibbi)
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To: bramps

It was more about “M”, than James Bond.


6 posted on 03/14/2013 2:12:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

The dude was right on, he made the movie look so retarded.


7 posted on 03/14/2013 2:15:45 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Perdogg

‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ was on last night. Skyfall was better.


8 posted on 03/14/2013 2:16:24 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Perdogg; a fool in paradise

Well, that theme song “You Only Skyfall Twice” is just not true!


9 posted on 03/14/2013 2:18:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Perdogg

Home viewing bkmk.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 2:20:10 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Perdogg

At my age (63), the prospect of going to a movie theater - instead of reposing in my Lay-Z-Boy with an adult beverage, and viewing via widescreen Vizio and surround sound - doesn’t hold the same allure it once did.

That said, Skyfall was worth the price of the ticket, and the inconvenience of going to the theater.

The last movie I went to was Casino Royale when it came out in ‘06. It was and still is the best of the three with Craig.

I kind of liked the interaction between Bond and M in Skyfall. Their mutual respect was portrayed well, and it bordered on real love, in my opinion.

Best dialogue:

Kincade: So who is it we’re supposed to be fighting?

James Bond: No “we” in it. Kincaide. This is not your fight.

Kincade: Try and stop me, you jumped-up little shit.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 2:22:18 PM PDT by abb
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To: Perdogg

I liked the tension of tradition/tried-and-true vs. new/innovative; however, the whole Bond girl relationship with James Bond was completely messed up. Major fail there.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 2:22:29 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Perdogg

Doing a real-time blunder count for the Obama Administration would resemble the one for the national debt.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 2:25:28 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Perdogg

I noticed his run. He looked ridiculous, petty I know but ????


14 posted on 03/14/2013 2:32:42 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Perdogg

My husband and I liked “Skyfall”.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 2:34:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator

You know why though.


16 posted on 03/14/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: bramps

I thought it was horribly formulaic. Especially the end in the house — amazingly bad.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 2:37:50 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: abb

Agreed on the best dialogue. Getting a little long in the tooth myself, and that exchange brought a smile to my face.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 2:38:21 PM PDT by cbvanb
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To: Perdogg
Here's Daniel Craig's wife:
19 posted on 03/14/2013 2:40:21 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Thank You! Always loved her.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 2:40:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: abb

I agree with Casino Royale being the best Craig Bond movie. This will be blasphemy to some, but I like it better than any Bond movie. I like that it’s a more realistic version of Bond.


21 posted on 03/14/2013 2:46:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: dfwgator

You’re welcome. She always makes me think of those Mummy movies.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 2:47:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

It’s been a few years since I’ve read the novels, but it seems the movies never quite got Fleming’s Bond.

I understand “license” to make fictional movies, but the superhuman physical and mental abilities of the cinematic Bonds defy reality. Maybe the movie makes felt like they needed the flash and bang.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 2:51:41 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb

I’ve never read any of the novels, so I don’t have the books in my head when I see the flicks.

Movies are never as good as the books. Books have so much detail, plus you picture scenes and characters in your mind as well.


24 posted on 03/14/2013 2:58:54 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Perdogg
1. Boring

2. No beautiful chicks

3. Head bad guy lauqhable not evil

4. Music sucks

5. Minimal cool cars

6. No cool gadgets 7. Did I mention 3 naps, my tush hurt watching it....boring

25 posted on 03/14/2013 2:59:53 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: GSP.FAN

Well, I guess the willing suspension of disbelief didn’t work, so next time maybe try the involuntary suspension of disbelief. If that doesn’t work, we’ll just have to stop going to Bond films.


26 posted on 03/14/2013 3:01:30 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: Perdogg
Good movie ... liked the opening scenes in Istanbul.
Recently visited that city for the first time.
27 posted on 03/14/2013 3:04:43 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Perdogg

The movie had no idea what it was supposed to be or where it was going. It was fragmented with each fragment trying too hard. That destroyed continuity. Consequently, I could not “suspend disbelief” and found myself frustrated with the movie.

Terrible waste of a good movie franchise. Watch it at home. Purchase the disc only if you must have it for a complete Bond movie collection.


28 posted on 03/14/2013 3:06:31 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Perdogg

Hubby and I watched it a few weeks ago. He liked it a lot; my reaction was that it was well made movie; but, I like a little more plot (or any plot) in my movies.


29 posted on 03/14/2013 3:06:48 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Pan_Yan

Agreed. It’s difficult as a huge Hammer Horror fan. Christopher Lee is a favorite of mind. However I thought Skyfall was Very Good.

Love the tag line. Lol. So true.


30 posted on 03/14/2013 3:09:20 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: MotorCityBuck
My kids and I enjoy the Bond films for what they are ... entertaining. People complain that Skyfall wasn't realistic. Which one was? You Only Live Twice with the giant spaceship that eats Russian space capsules and lands in the volcano?
31 posted on 03/14/2013 3:37:36 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Perdogg

OK, I’ll bite...and thanx for the thread, Perdogg....
Hated it!
The bad guy was almost like able; no love for Judi’s “M” so didn’t care that she bought it; HATED the bit with “Moneypenny” portrayed as a slutty incompetent; Bond on a bender was stupid and not “humanizing”; Albert Finney made me feel very old (loved him when he and I were both young); and Fiennes as the new “M” is bad casting...he looks younger than Craig.
Major fail and I love “Casino Royale”.


32 posted on 03/14/2013 3:49:13 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Oh, and whoever cast the new “Q” ought to lose their license.


33 posted on 03/14/2013 3:51:04 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: dfwgator

When you refer to ‘M’, are you talking about Messi and his 2 first half goals against AC Milan to move on in the Champions league?...just kidding.


34 posted on 03/14/2013 3:52:52 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Perdogg

Bond’s partner/shooter reminds me a bit of of the first Mrs. Lurkin.


35 posted on 03/14/2013 4:20:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Cyman

“6. No cool gadgets “

Yup that’s why I hated it as well. It was like any of the Borne Identity films,. boring.. not true James Bond. They even seemed to make a point of it when the new “Q” gave him a gun and a transmitter, and that was it. Big yawn from me. I like the Bond gadgets.


36 posted on 03/14/2013 4:26:47 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Perdogg
Here's what was desperately wrong with 'Skyfall' - having Bardem reprise Anton Chigurh, but with the gay part brought up from menace-as-subtext in No Country, to something like Timothy Olyphant channeling Nathan Lane, with Philip Seymour Hoffman's last 4 haircuts.

*shudder*

Ruined the whole movie. If your antagonist is so unbelievable (unbelievably bad) ... I mean the whole idea was so misguided, it made Mathieu Amalric's powder puff as Dominic Green in 'Quantum' look like Hans Gruber.

37 posted on 03/14/2013 4:49:42 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (Own it.)
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To: krunkygirl; Perdogg

1) I noticed the thing about M’s bag ‘disappearing’ from Mallory’s office when I saw it the first time in the movie theatre. However, this can be easily explained as she might somewhat ‘swerve’ to pick it up as Mallory is talking with her (as she leaves the office) — and then we see her in the next scene leaving his office.

2) Silva could’ve planned his escape and all that ensued afterwards without knowing that Bond would be in Macau in lieu of Patrice not being there. He could’ve easily put the ‘wheels in motion’ once James stepped off the island with Severine, who was then killed. I don’t see an issue with this. He knew how James thinks...

I thought “Skyfall” was a terrific film and I personally put it top on my list of Bond films.


38 posted on 03/14/2013 5:00:46 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Pan_Yan

I also saw “The Man With The Golden Gun” last night and have watched every Bond movie since the marathon started on March 4th. (I’m tired every morning because I stay up ‘til 11pm watching TV when I normally go to bed at 8pm, but it’ll be all over by March 25th!)

I enjoy Maurice Binder’s opening credit scenes from the 1960s and 1970s and they remind me of the opening credits for “Skyfall”. I also enjoy Guy Hamilton’s directing.

I had forgotten how great “Thunderball” and “Goldfinger” were. In listening to the songs from the hit-makers of the era (Nancy Sinatra, Tom Jones, Lulu, for example), I’m taken back to that time — even though I was a toddler and a very young girl. It’s the music my parents listened to...

Having said that, I’m happy for the Bond franchise and for EON Productions — I think they did a great job with “Skyfall” and I like Craig a lot.


39 posted on 03/14/2013 5:12:37 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Pan_Yan

Spot on! No doubt. Diamonds are Forever is Probrably my favorite. I forget who did the soundtrack,but it has always stayed with me.


40 posted on 03/14/2013 5:15:33 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Perdogg

Once Bond turned gay I was through. Plenty of older movies, where he wasn’t so ‘experimental’.


41 posted on 03/14/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: PUGACHEV

That was not a Bond movie and to suspend disbelief i would have to enter the stages of being catatonic.


42 posted on 03/14/2013 8:02:26 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Perdogg

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It did not “flow”.

They attempted to put 50 pounds into a 25 pound bag.

It felt like they used three movie scripts and squeezed it into one film.

Parts were excellent.

Stop and think of the previous Bond films.

I’d say that Goldfinger seemed to have the best continuity and progression of the overall story.

But what do I know?

Let’s face it - what other film concepts could keep rolling well for over twenty more and keep bringing in the big bucks.

Now what will the next 007 flick be like?

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43 posted on 03/14/2013 9:11:25 PM PDT by devolve ( -- -- God created men - Sam Colt made them equal --- Shoot low boys! - Skeeter is riding a pig! --)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly!


44 posted on 03/14/2013 10:50:21 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: EEGator

Ageed.


45 posted on 03/14/2013 10:51:49 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Perdogg
I just saw this on Blu-Ray last night (thank you Netflix). Actually one of the better recent Bond movies. Obligatory car chase, check. Casino scene, check. Big explosions, check.

Yeah, I know it's a movie but my two biggest physics bloopers in this and a lot of other movies like it are:

  1. You cannot outrun an explosion! Blast waves propagate at something like 700 MPH and yet there goes bond outrunning the flames in the tunnel beneath the manor.
  2. You can't stand feet from an explosion and walk away as if nothing happened. Silva is basically standing right in front of the manor as it blows up and yet stands up afterwards with little more than a rumpled jacket and in need of a hair comb. In reality the concussion would have burst his lungs and seriously scrambled his internal anatomy--that's how blast really kills.

Still, an enjoyable action yarn. Fines as the new M should be good (not much demand for Voldemort these days). Dench was well past her sell-by date in the last few rounds so good to see her exit.

46 posted on 03/15/2013 10:11:02 AM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: Perdogg
I liked Skyfall. Not at all into the ridiculous "Moonraker" era Bonds.

A gun and a small radio, and that's it - maybe the best thing to ever happen to the franchise.

47 posted on 03/15/2013 10:21:31 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Perdogg

The recent Casino Royale was far and away the best Bond movie ever. It actually had a really good story line, I can’t think of another Bond movie with such a good story line. If I rate CR a 10, the next best is probably only a 7.


48 posted on 03/15/2013 10:23:56 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
It actually had a really good story line,

There was a story line? ;)

49 posted on 03/15/2013 10:24:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AustinBill

Saw Skyfall and enjoyed it. Still wondering how Bond survived that fall at the beginning of the movie.


50 posted on 03/16/2013 5:36:46 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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