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i just wanted to say that today i took my son to see casino royal at

meadowhall sheffield and wanted to recomend it to old time bond lovers !!!

this film had something for everyone from thrills to spills and explosions galore !

and breath-taking stunts !!! well worth a fiver to watch !!!

best wishes leigh xx
 

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Nic and I are going next Thursday - how do you rate the new Bond then Leigh and did you find the continuity well done?

Cheers

Graham :)
 

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OK, bear in mind that I was dragged to see this by C, but here are my views...

1. Daniel Craig has had a charisma bypass in this. I just didn't feel him at all. I am usually one to cry at the drop of a hat for a sad bit in a film, but not a drop welled up, when we were supposed to feel for him.

2. The usual stupid impossible stunts occur, but a couple weren't that well filmed. The foot chase of a tanker showed the tanker at two different speeds in two different camera angles, and the landing from a high jump onto a sandy roof had the footmarks from previous takes still on it.

3. The story doesn't tie together. I can't go into why without giving the whole film plot, but the final "twist" just does not work at all. If it were the explanation then the film could have ended an hour previously by the main characters doing exactly what they did, but earlier. It also required you to not query some gaping holes....

4. It was waaay too long, something like 2 1/2 hours. There are three main sections to the film and each could have done with some tidying up to keep the pace.

5. M & HQ were underused - this was all about Bond working alone and it lost some of it's class for it.

6. Product bloody placement - everything was Sony Sony Sony...I know tht Columbia are owned by Sony but couldn't they have been a little more subtle? And speaking of subtle..

7... Daniel Craig's "blue eyes", that are actually a nice pale blue are colourised in several scenes to a ridiculous level of blue. Look out especially in the night-driving scene when he is gunning it in the Aston Martin.

8. Since when did Bond play Hold 'em Poker? Since the yanks got hold of him, I guess?

9. No Q, no gadgets, no real technology - oh, apart from that available from Sony in all good electronics shops now - see point 6

On the plus side the baddie was a fittingly chill-some baddie, Le Chiffre, played by some Danish dude.
 

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I'm glad some people have enjoyed this film, I really like JB films but have some reservations about this one. I have't seen it yet, but the guy playing JB is pig ugly and blond, not exactly your typical JB. As for the new car, my understanding is that it's a ford focus, just what the hell is that all about!:angry:

Bring back Sean C to show them how a real JB film should be, rubber sharks and all, it adds to the character.

James
 

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I demand an aplology

As for the new car, my understanding is that it's a ford focus, just what the hell is that all about!:angry:
And what is wrong with a ford focus pray tell? I find mine the perfect superheroes car :)

Safe diving,
Steve
 

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Got my tickets for tomorrow night. Looking forward to it.

I like the Bond theme songs, but haven't heard this one yet. Hope its good. Don't even know who sings this one!
 

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well i enjoyed it and with all films hheir will be critics !
as for daniel craig i thought he did a sterling job bearing in mind the actors that he proceeded where very good !!

anyway i think its well worth watchin

ps dureing the film u notice that virgin atlantic get some advertiseing but also noticed that in a the miami airport shot as daniel craig is following the bomber through the security check u see for only a split moment mr richard branson getting frisked by a security guard just in shot ! i thought to myself how did he get in the film !!!

ps i want one of them aston martins db/s what a car !! :teeth:
 

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well i enjoyed it and with all films hheir will be critics !
as for daniel craig i thought he did a sterling job bearing in mind the actors that he proceeded where very good !!

anyway i think its well worth watchin

ps dureing the film u notice that virgin atlantic get some advertiseing but also noticed that in a the miami airport shot as daniel craig is following the bomber through the security check u see for only a split moment mr richard branson getting frisked by a security guard just in shot ! i thought to myself how did he get in the film !!!

ps i want one of them aston martins db/s what a car !! :teeth:
Ah-hah - yes I thought it was Richard Branson as well. I wasn't 100% sure though.


The Ford Focus is in it briefly but his "official" agent's car is an Aston Martin DB9(?)

edit: Chris Cornell - whoever he is - did the theme tune. The opening credits were excellent btw - very old scholl bond. I liked them!
 

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OOOOOOHHHH you buggers! You are giving far too much of the storyline away just cos you fancy yourselves as film critics! I dont know if I shall bother going now :sad:
get away with yersel'! Given away nothing. The plot is that complicated i would have a hard job explaining it in a few lines. The only detail is that he plays poker - but then a film title of Casino Royale might indicate some card playing somewhere :D
 

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well im not giving the plot away either but well worth watching !!!

its the db 9 sport lou if ya look at the headrest i think it says db s

although ive no dought that someone will know the propper spec lol!!!
 

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Took your advice Leigh and just got back from Casino Royale.
Must say it has all of the stuff of the old Bond films but tenfold and up to date. Enjoyed it, well worth watching.

Must disagree with Lou, Bond had all the latest gadgets without having to rely on armour piercing fountain pens and aqualung *** lighters for swimming with sharks.:)
 

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Connell was the drummer of Soundgarden, and is now a member of Audioslave.

The last 3 bond movies have all been crap, so im not expecting much from this. Atleast Campbell realised they needed a new direction after the terrible recent efforts.
 

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Frankie Price said:
Must disagree with Lou, Bond had all the latest gadgets without having to rely on armour piercing fountain pens and aqualung *** lighters for swimming with sharks.:)
OK, maybe I was asleep, but what did he have?

GPS/laptop
Mobile phone
Defibrillator and adrenalin pen
Little earpiece and GPS/bug for LeChiffre

I honestly can't think of any more?
 

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Lou said:
OK, maybe I was asleep, but what did he have?

GPS/laptop
Mobile phone
Defibrillator and adrenalin pen
Little earpiece and GPS/bug for LeChiffre

I honestly can't think of any more?
And not forgetting the RSPCA style embedded microchip..:)
I think the 'fit in the suitcase' flying machines etc are long gone for Bond and it is the complexity of the new electronic gadgets that appeals to the latest fans, me included.
 

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And not forgetting the RSPCA style embedded microchip..:)
I think the 'fit in the suitcase' flying machines etc are long gone for Bond and it is the complexity of the new electronic gadgets that appeals to the latest fans, me included.
I guess what I meant was that nothing he used seemed to be more that was commercially available already to the most degree. I think I would have liked the technology to have been stretched a little bit.

Maybe "urban running" is far cooler than technology - it certainly seems to be a compulsory part of any action sequence in any film of tv drama at the moment. :D
 

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Lou said:
I guess what I meant was that nothing he used seemed to be more that was commercially available already to the most degree. I think I would have liked the technology to have been stretched a little bit.

Maybe "urban running" is far cooler than technology - it certainly seems to be a compulsory part of any action sequence in any film of tv drama at the moment. :D
Yes, the urban running was an essential add-on, mind you it doesn't take much of a run sequence to impress me these days, I get out of breath playing snooker.:embarassed: :teeth:
 
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