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Old 11-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #1876
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it definitely is that good.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #1877
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Really? I guess I'm alone in thinking Mulholland Drive is a fantastic film.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #1878
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Really? I guess I'm alone in thinking Mulholland Drive is a fantastic film.
Not here you aren't
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:01 PM   #1879
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Call me crazy, but I have yet to see a Terrence Malick film I really love. I've seen Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, and The Tree of Life. I respect and admire all of those films for their craftsmanship, technical details, thematic ideas, and ambition, but I find myself unable to really get into his films. There's always distance between his works and I.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #1880
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His movies are boring. That's the answer.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #1881
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Boring? No.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:15 PM   #1882
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Call me crazy, but I have yet to see a Terrence Malick film I really love. I've seen Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, and The Tree of Life. I respect and admire all of those films for their craftsmanship, technical details, thematic ideas, and ambition, but I find myself unable to really get into his films. There's always distance between his works and I.
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... but give Badlands a shot, it's got more of a traditional narrative so you might like it better.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:17 PM   #1883
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I didn't really like Badlands. Loved The Thin Red Line.

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... but give Badlands a shot, it's got more of a traditional narrative so you might like it better.
I should probably point out that I do like Malick's films, I just don't love them. I'm still going to see Badlands and The New World at some point.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #1885
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I loved Thin Red Line. Badlands and Days of Heaven are really good too. New World and Tree of Life though....not my cups of tea.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #1886
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And I was reading some of your Skyfall reviews and I've noticed a definite trend of 'not the crap fest that QoS was.' So I'm going to go to bat for that movie; call me crazy but QoS is not a bad film at all.

1) It's certainly not the worst Bond film, not by a long shot. To compare it to Moonraker or Man with the Golden Gun or Die Another Day is insane. I do understand that their problems are different; those other Bonds are corny, stupid and almost nonsensical, even for Bond movies. QoS has a muddled storyline but there's plenty of good to take away from it.

2) It had plenty of good action scenes. The pre-title car chase is a really fun watch and the post credits rooftop chase may be a straight Bourne ripoff but it's still highly entertaining. The scene where he outs all the Quantum members in the opera is one of my favorite parts in any Craig Bond movie.

3) The story isn't the greatest, but it's not horrible nor does it 'not make any sense.' It introduces Quantum as a SPECTREeque organization that I'm still hoping might be used down the road.

Yes, I know that it's 'not what Bond is all about' and was plagued with writing problems. I also get that it doesn't have anything that's really stand out, the Bond girls are wasted and useless and it's more of an action movie than it is a Bond movie. I get all that. But it's still a fun watch and isn't anywhere near the bottom of the Bond list (I think it was the recent Rolling Stone Bond list that put QoS at dead last. Oh please).
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:52 PM   #1887
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I'll defend QoS to a degree. It's really a smart film, both plot wise and thematically. But the execution is what killed it. Marc Forster has no idea how to choreograph and shoot an action set piece. I have yet to see Skyfall, but the cinematography looks ten times better than QoS.
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Look out for the hand-to-hand fight scene in Shanghai. Beautifully shot.
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And Dracula, Bond and myself all gave QoS high marks in its review thread, many other posters did as well.
No I didn't

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #1890
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Interesting, I gave it 3 stars the first time. I think of it as 2 stars now. I do that a lot.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #1891
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Hmm, what the hell was I reading then? Must have gotten it confused while reading another review thread. Well I edited my post.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #1892
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By the way, sshuttari needs to stop creating review threads so many weeks in advance. You have to go through 6 pages of nonsense before getting to everyone else's reviews. It's a trend that has clearly been going on for way too many years.

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1) It's certainly not the worst Bond film, not by a long shot.
I said the same exact thing 4 years ago and got s--t for it.

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i LOVE the opera scene. You're right. It's one of the highlights of Craig's tenure.

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They were technically introduced in Casino Royale. They just didn't have a name.

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Quantum of Solace was hurt by the 2007 Writer's Strike. The first 30 minutes are almost wall-to-wall action. Nothing of substance really happens. But after the 30-minute mark, the movie finally takes a deep breath and begins to tell a story. From there till the end, it's all good.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:48 PM   #1893
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wow, can't escape bond talk anywhere....
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:09 AM   #1894
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By the way, sshuttari needs to stop creating review threads so many weeks in advance. You have to go through 6 pages of nonsense before getting to everyone else's reviews. It's a trend that has clearly been going on for way too many years.
Not true, a lot of people like the fact I get reviews up early so they know what there in for in the forum. You might not be one of them
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:13 AM   #1895
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Bond is the new Batman.
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Not true, a lot of people like the fact I get reviews up early so they know what there in for in the forum. You might not be one of them
Agreed, early reviews aren't the problem, people who don't know the difference between a Review thread and a "Movies Coming Soon" thread are the problem.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:41 AM   #1897
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'great review, can't wait to see this' is not an acceptable second post.
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There's early reviews and then there's EARLY reviews. But to be fair, I also blame our British community. Time and time again, they never show up. There's no reason for the QoS and Skyfall threads to have gone so many pages without a 2nd review. The movies were released WEEKS in advance in their neck of the woods. Thankfully, if I recall correctly, JBond did the Casino Royale thread the day the film was released in North America. So, that thread isn't as messy.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:48 AM   #1899
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I don't think Quantum is a bad film ether. Not great, but like you said, nowhere near the the worst of Bond.
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There's early reviews and then there's EARLY reviews. But to be fair, I also blame our British community. Time and time again, they never show up. There's no reason for the QoS and Skyfall threads to have gone so many pages without a 2nd review. The movies were released WEEKS in advance in their neck of the woods.
Alien, shained, Mickey-Bizzle and I have actually been discussing the movie via PM since its UK launch, we just avoided the review thread because your annoyance humours us.
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