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To think the new James Bons film is shite?

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ComposHatComesBack Fri 06-Nov-15 19:12:15

I'll state that, I'm not a big fan of action films, but I was made to go along by my wife who's a big fan of Bond films. I've feigned a call of nature so I can get a break from it.

God it is so bloody loud. It seems to be a series of fights, car chases and glamorous locations with just enough dialogue to move the action onto the next bit and Daniel Craig is so wooden you could slap creosote on him.

TheWrathofNaan Fri 06-Nov-15 19:15:11

Oh. I really enjoyed it!

Didn't like the actoring from the guy who played C and thought that blofeld could have had a bigger role. But loved it none the less.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 06-Nov-15 19:17:08

Typical Bond I thought. It does what it says on the tin.


VoyageOfDad Fri 06-Nov-15 19:19:09

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Enjolrass Fri 06-Nov-15 19:20:45

It's bond! It is what it is.

Dad loves bond...mum doesn't so he comes with us or goes on his own to watch it.

Next time tell her you are staying home

MintyChops Fri 06-Nov-15 19:23:49

It's shite; shite story, shite acting by Daniel Craig, shite jokes. London looked good but that's it.

expatinscotland Fri 06-Nov-15 19:25:09

I have PTSD and cannot abide cinema at all because of the volume, but cannot even take action films on DVD. YANBU.

fastdaytears Fri 06-Nov-15 19:27:13

I really, really liked it!

It was cheesy, violent in a particularly Hollywood way, massively far fetched and slightly low on story line. But DC looked fab and it was a very entertaining few hours. Isn't that what Bond is meant to be?

OP do you like any Bond films?

expatinscotland Fri 06-Nov-15 19:28:48

I do find DC incredibly hot, though. He's so rough and messy-looking. I don't like too pretty guys. I like ones who look like they've been in fights.

ihatethecold Fri 06-Nov-15 19:30:03

I loved it. Great scenery

fastdaytears Fri 06-Nov-15 19:31:18

expat you're in a pretty rubbish position then. He needs to make some nice quiet films with no explosions for you. Sorry to hear the cinema's out for you (though thinking about how expensive the tickets are you're probably better off)

patterkiller Fri 06-Nov-15 19:31:24

I loved it. It's what Bonds are. I'd hate for them to start taking themselves seriously. It would just be one another action movie.

ihatethecold Fri 06-Nov-15 19:31:54

I loved it.

Pico2 Fri 06-Nov-15 19:35:44

I liked the location stuff, but the rest of it wasn't Bond at its best.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 06-Nov-15 19:39:17

I really liked it too, did not think it was as story led as the other Bond movies in the DC stable, and in spite of a couple of unfeasible typical Bond moments I liked some of the more blunt/direct scenes

like expat I <3 him! grin

EponasWildDaughter Fri 06-Nov-15 19:40:09

I want to see it at the cinema for the 'big screen' but hate the rest of the experience these days *. So i probably wont go sad Bum.

*the talking the fidgeting the flashing phones and the chair kicking.

BubsandMoo Fri 06-Nov-15 19:42:37

YANBU, I was alternately bored, annoyed (really, what does she see in him? And at one point he actually said it was her fault for looking like that so poor man couldn't help leering, yuk), but mostly just bored.

The worst bit was that there wasn't actually any development of what could have been a really interesting, intricate plot. And Christoph Waltz was just wasted. He should stick to Tarantino!

StillMedusa Fri 06-Nov-15 19:42:45

I fell asleep blush ! I usually love Bond films but this one seemed to wander on and on, and the female lead was a joke. I let the surround sound surround me like white noise and dozed.

Dh and DS2 were ashamed of me :D

chicaguapa Fri 06-Nov-15 19:45:20

There was a lot of Bond, James Bond posturing and I didn't think he was particularly charismatic in this one. Sam Mendes says he was focussed. hmm

It missed Judi Dench IMO.

But other than that it was standard Bond fare.

Muskey Fri 06-Nov-15 19:52:22

Aren't they all like this. Little private armies trying to kill James bond, some attractive woman on his arm who is able to kick ass who ends up shagging James bond. Add a few gadgets and a fast car and there you have it a James bond film

sakura06 Fri 06-Nov-15 20:02:04

I didn't enjoy it either. I'm not a huge James Bond fan, but I have enjoyed the other Craig Bond films.m. The age difference between Lea Seydoux and Daniel Craig annoyed me. I felt the bad guys were a bit one dimensional and Blofeld's loafers looked like he was wandering around in his slippers! A few too many plot holes too. The torture seemingly had no impact on Bond's cognitive abilities! The film looked nice though.

ComposHatComesBack Fri 06-Nov-15 20:07:47

It's over. I missed a fight on a train apparently and some shenanigans in a villain's lair. I'd lost interest by that point. My abiding memory was that Ralph Finnes is beginning to look really like Leonard Rossiter.

Bambambini Fri 06-Nov-15 20:31:10

I really enjoyed it. The opening sequence was stunning. It's probably the most old school Bond type of flic since Craig took over. I am a bit of a fan though.

patterkiller Fri 06-Nov-15 20:41:08

Oh man! Compos now I'm not going to look at him without hearing 'Mrs Jones'.

cymrukernow Fri 06-Nov-15 21:01:16

I thought it was really entertaining. Went to see it with DS, whose 11. Mercifully for him there was virtually no sexy bits- though that disappointed me! Daniel Craig is great but unconvincing in the luuurrrve scenes. Casino Royale my fave Bond.

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