movieman1957 wrote:Thanks Theresa for your review. We have several very good writers here and you are among them. I was thinking while I was watching it that there are a few similarities to "GoldenEye." You pictured one but also that Silva is a former wronged agent just like Sean Bean's "Trevellyan" was. That was also a revenge plot.
Whoa! I appreciate you saying that Chris, thank you. You're right about "GoldenEye." I thought of that while I was watching "Skyfall." A funny turnabout happened to me with James Bond at MoMA. I didn't like "Diamonds AreForever" as much as I did when I saw the movie initially. And "GoldenEye" I really liked at MoMA but hadn't liked it on its initial release. Sean Bean was good!
I like Craig very much. He's a different Bond even then Dalton and Brosnan. They were tough, though not as, but there is a deeper seriousness here. Even when he does drop a line it is less cheeky than sarcastic. And delivered with a bite.
I totally here you on that score. He's weightier than Dalton and Brosnan. That could be the scripts he's had to work with. I'm just totally sold on Craig.
I like the way the characters are fleshed out. Even on those we don't see that much of like Q and Mallory I felt like we got enough background to get to know who they are.
Yes. You're right. I think "Q"
began to doubt himself when things went wrong. Mallory, I'm still trying to figure out and wonder how his relationship with Bond will develop. Men are more contentious with each other. Everybody wants to be the alpha dawg.
I liked that it was less techy than the other films. It was wit and raw power. And some good luck
There was a moment when Bond was running in the street after the Underground wreck that struck me. It wasn't glamourous or Bond-y. At first I said to myself: "How ignominious."
He was running in traffic, like a flat foot. But then I thought...he was doing what a regular cop on the beat would do...run, look around, chase. No tracking device. Good ol' fashion detective work. Back to basics. Or maybe I'm just gilding the lily b'cuz I'm enamored of the whole thing.
Someone mentioned it in a review that MGM's money trouble delayed this long enough for the release to coincide with the 50th anniversary. It may have given enough time to make sure they got it right.
Really? I hadn't heard that. Well good timing, what. I didn't follow too much talk about Bond before hand. It's the one movie I want to go in cold and clean and watch it unfold. A friend spoiled "Eve" for me...but even hearing it and knowing who she is wound up being okay. I knew, "I would have been surprised." I would never see Bond in 3-D. Not a big fan of 3-D. Just tell me the story, will ya. I just need the story.* * * *
April, if you go here: http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/vide ... HhmAOMvhY2
you will see a seven-minute clip of Sally Field's interview about getting the role in "Lincoln."
It wasn't a walk in the park, either. She auditioned. I'm not sure what pills Bond was popping. But probably for the pain. Remember, he had shrapnel in his shoulder that he later cut out. Whew!
And if I tell you guys that I read this thread from the bottom up and posted Scarlett w/o knowing you had already pegged her.
I was just reading a bit on Craig at Imdb.com. I like him better now I read his background. I thought I detected a wee bit o' Liverpuddlian tones in his speech. And his Dad owned a pub. Sold!