Skip to comments.James Bond 24 & 25 Will Build on ‘Skyfall’
Posted on 01/21/2014 3:55:01 PM PST by Perdogg
The fifty-year-old James Bond franchise is one of the most durable movie properties in existence, having reinvented itself with a new lead actor and new creative direction for each generation since Sean Connery originated the role in 1962′s Dr. No. Current franchise star Daniel Craigs first outing, in 2006′s origin-story/reboot Casino Royale, was a critical and commercial success and for the first time in Bond history was followed by a direct sequel, Quantum of Solace, which was commercially successful but seen as a disappointment by many fans and critics (but not us).
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Looking forward to having a Male “M” again.....and Miss Moneypenny.
“It’s Eve, Eve Moneypenny”
Best line in Skyfall
James Bond vs. Doctor Who. Let the reincarnation war begin.
Casino Royale was great. I didn’t care for Quantum or Skyfall. Quantum was senseless explosions and not very Bond. No swank. Skyfall was ok but toward the end got hokey.
I liked all three. Craig was also good in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”.
Thanks. I haven’t seen that one; I’ll have to look for it.
Where is Ernst Stavro Blofeld!?
Me too. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was a very "dark" movie but it was very good. Im looking forward to the sequel.
As far as James Bond, Craigs portrayal is probably closer to the character portrayed in the books. Connery was great in the role but Moore and the others after him were IMO way too cartoonish and clichéd for my taste. I really liked Skyfall.
ditto every word
And it had Olga Kurylenko in it. Is everyone who watched that movie blind?
IMHO, Timothy Dalton was the truest to Fleming's character.
I want Pierce Brosnan as the new M, especially when Craig retires. In the last scene, Craig will be dead, and Brosnan will be behind his desk with a file folder, and will look up when a young man enters. To the young man, who the audience will only see from behind like Bond’s entrance at the casino in Dr. No, Pierce will say, “Your name is Bond, James Bond.”
Dalton was OK, much better than Moore or Brosnan IMO but I liked Dalton best in Hot Fuzz.
I like Craig as Bond. Sort of how John LeCarre would envisioned Bond. A bit on the edge rather than just ultra suave.
***Bonds entrance at the casino in Dr. No, Pierce will say, Your name is Bond, James Bond.****
I’ve always felt the name “James Bond 007” was more a title than an actual name.
Sort of how John LeCarre would envisioned Bond.
Ian Fleming might have envisioned him that way, too.
Connery is still my all time favorite Bond.
There was a great event when one of the movie channels on
my dish played a full week of the older classic Bond movies.
Wish George Lazenby had done a couple more movies.
“Welcome to Scotland!”
If you liked “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, I suggest watching the Millennium trilogy made for Swedish TV. The first segment is followed by “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. They’re on Netflix. Outstanding.
Excellent film! A story not told often enough.
I watched the movie thinking, ‘I can’t believe they’re going “there.”’ Great ending.
A movie with nothing but Olga Kurylenko scratching her nails down a chalkboard for two hours would get at least two starts from me. Maybe three.
The producers can claim any number film they want, but since they don’t include the original Casino Royale or Never Say never gain, their count will always be wrong.
More Bond without an actual novel!
I refused to see “skyfall”, for that reason, and these shall be ignored for the same reason, as Hollywood re-writes the fictional history of Mssr. James Bond.
It is ashamed that Hollywood has become a regurgitation capital, including, “The Mr. Peabody and Sherman” movie!!
(CGI of course).
Roger Moore’s Bond was Simon Templar on the big screen.
Check Craig out in Layercake. Great mob flick.
Check him out in Layercake. Great mob flick
Well I guess the end of James bond has come. Skyfall was pathetic!
It's fitting that you posted that twice, as you'll have to watch Layer Cake at least twice to be able to figure out the movie.
BTW, Jason Statham will be taking over Daniel Craig's role in the sequel. I'm not sure what to think of this yet - if he can capture all that Craig was in the role.
I’ll say! :) +1
“Its Eve, Eve Moneypenny
Best line in Skyfall”
Really? That ruined it for me. It’s almost like they tried to make it a bit of a ‘prequel’ to the early Connery days of Bond. The Aston Martin, M as a man, due to the demise of Dame Judy, except Bond is a nearly worn out geezer of an agent unable to pass his physical and then, to top it off, a politically correct token black who will be Moneypenny? Please...and he did elude to the villain that it would not have been his first time with a man. “Oh, the things I do for England...”
Bond is no more.
Bring back Blofeld.
What are you talking about, James Bond never dies, and that would be horrible.
He’s not more than one fictional “person”!
Ha! Yeah. I made the recommendation to one FReeper and then slapped my head “D’oh” when I saw the very next FReeper missed that movie as well. I was going to post something like “see my post ...” But then I crossed my fingers and hoped a sharp eyed FReeper wouldn’t scroll through that thread. I should know that we don’t miss much and stand properly admonished. I like Statham too and hope the give him a good script and not just a Transporter type flick. There was a Scandanavian mob movie “Pusher” which was also very good (Kim Bodnia (sp?) is the Danish Ray Winstone). The follow ups were not so good.
“One of my favorite films, “Lion in Winter,” features a very young Timothy Dalton as well as a very young Anthony Hopkins...”
Yes, as pansies. I’m just saying. . .
Absolutely. Thanks for posting. :)
I’ve heard rumors that the next villan will indeed be Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
But...how evil is SPECTRE compared with Al Qaeda?