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Verdicts on the Bond film?(Danger spoiler alert)

edited October 4 in General Charlton
I have just got home from watching this, still a bit stunned and not really sure what to make of it, I think it was good but it may have been brilliant cant make my mind up. Anyone else seen it yet?
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  • Really enjoyed it. Werent as "woke" as I thought it would be. No problem being more inclusive but just dont like the doing it for doing its sake!

    Be interested in to see how it carries on from here on out. 

    Only drawback for me was the fact Safin wasnt given enough of a backstory.
  • Thought it was great. Bond films have improved so much in the Daniel Craig era. Couldn’t believe the ending. There were people crying where I watched it. Obviously he needed to die, but we’re so used to main characters avoiding death at the last second that you half expected a helicopter to swoop in and grab him. 
    Great to watch it in a packed cinema too. 
  • Uboat said:
    Thought it was great. Bond films have improved so much in the Daniel Craig era. Couldn’t believe the ending. There were people crying where I watched it. Obviously he needed to die, but we’re so used to main characters avoiding death at the last second that you half expected a helicopter to swoop in and grab him. 
    Great to watch it in a packed cinema too. 
    Why did he need to die? Seems to be a trend nowadays in movies that just leaves the film on a sour note for me
  • edited October 4
    I think after that crappy film with Pierce sliding down the glacier, and the invisible Aston, there had to be a major change of direction. I liked the little nods to earlier films with "All the time in the world", and the old Astons etc.
  • Uboat said:
    Thought it was great. Bond films have improved so much in the Daniel Craig era. Couldn’t believe the ending. There were people crying where I watched it. Obviously he needed to die, but we’re so used to main characters avoiding death at the last second that you half expected a helicopter to swoop in and grab him. 
    Great to watch it in a packed cinema too. 
    Why did he need to die? Seems to be a trend nowadays in movies that just leaves the film on a sour note for me
    Aah but did he? 

  • I enjoyed I enjoyed it and didn’t think it was too long. Although I too am a bit unsure what to make of it. 

    One thing I do know is that it leaves a new franchise possibility with either his daughter or refreshing it as 007 and not Bind and leaving the black girl in the starring role. 

    Only thing I would change is giving the girl spy he went to the ball with a bigger role. She was great. 
  • edited October 4
    The best Bond film ever . Loved it .

    It’s funny to see people wetting theirselves over the plot and the ending . For me it was the perfect send off for the best 007 ever . 

    My review is below 

    https://boxd.it/2aIr1p
  • Gribbo said:
    Might want to look into putting a spoiler warning in the title 
    Quickly because people are spoiling it for those who haven’t seen it. 
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  • Uboat said:
    Thought it was great. Bond films have improved so much in the Daniel Craig era. Couldn’t believe the ending. There were people crying where I watched it. Obviously he needed to die, but we’re so used to main characters avoiding death at the last second that you half expected a helicopter to swoop in and grab him. 
    Great to watch it in a packed cinema too. 
    Why did he need to die? Seems to be a trend nowadays in movies that just leaves the film on a sour note for me
    Is this a spoiler alert?
  • Uboat said:
    Thought it was great. Bond films have improved so much in the Daniel Craig era. Couldn’t believe the ending. There were people crying where I watched it. Obviously he needed to die, but we’re so used to main characters avoiding death at the last second that you half expected a helicopter to swoop in and grab him. 
    Great to watch it in a packed cinema too. 

    FFS. Thanks.
  • Uboat said:
    Thought it was great. Bond films have improved so much in the Daniel Craig era. Couldn’t believe the ending. There were people crying where I watched it. Obviously he needed to die, but we’re so used to main characters avoiding death at the last second that you half expected a helicopter to swoop in and grab him. 
    Great to watch it in a packed cinema too. 
    Seriously !!!

    was looking for 'great storyline, ties up old previous films nicely, can't wait for the next Bond, excellent cast' not a great big whopping spoiler.  

    hoping I have been whooshed
  • Probably not a wise decision if you don't want spoilers to click on a discussion thread about the film.
  • I think it was ok but had to move seats three times due to people no longer knowing how to behave at the cinema. Full on convos, running commentary and phones on checking Facebook etc. 
  • At the end of the film a caption comes up on the screen saying ‘Bond will be back’. 
    Bearing in mind that he was in his mid fifties (I’m guessing) in this movie, many more movies can be made where he is younger. 
    Personally I don’t see the point of the ending. Why do that? Seemed like a cheap way to generate a big talking point. 
  • buckshee said:
    I think it was ok but had to move seats three times due to people no longer knowing how to behave at the cinema. Full on convos, running commentary and phones on checking Facebook etc. 
    Yup.  And looking at concerts etc these days its simply a sea of mobile phones or people getting up for a pint/pee/wank/whatever.  
  • MrOneLung said:
    Probably not a wise decision if you don't want spoilers to click on a discussion thread about the film.
    Difference between giving your verdict on the film and splashing a massive spoiler in the 3rd post. 

    People looking on the thread to see the review and whether it is thought to be a good film or over hyped. 

    Not one critic in a paper or online would have had this spoiler. 
    This 
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  • JohnBoyUK said:
    Uboat said:
    Couldn’t believe the ending. There were people crying where I watched it.
    I welled up like a soppy bitch and a tear actually rolled down my cheek. I went immediately to the pub and bought a pint of Stella to refind my male inner being.

    Best Bond I've seen.  Before that, it was Skyfall by a country mile but not now.

    I think the ending was right.  It was perfect for the end of Daniel Craig.  It also put a proper end to my childhood.



    I’d certainly echo the bit about it overtaking Skyfall as the best ever Bond film. 
  • Fucksake.

    Not gonna bother going now.
  • Is James Bond dead at last?
    Does this mean that there won't be any more James Bond films?
  • Is James Bond dead at last?
    Does this mean that there won't be any more James Bond films?
    Thank fuck for that, no doubt the next one would of been a woke wet dream.
  • edited October 4
    Thought the title music, (when it eventually turned up about 20 mins in) was totally forgettable, who is this Mr Irish anyway?
  • buckshee said:
    I think it was ok but had to move seats three times due to people no longer knowing how to behave at the cinema. Full on convos, running commentary and phones on checking Facebook etc. 
    People do that when I'm in the cinema, I tell them to shut up, put your 'phone away, etc.

    For all those wetting themselves at the prospect of a female Bond, Barbara Broccoli has said Bond will always be a man.  Of course, he could be gay and a man (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/19/mi6-boss-apologises-for-past-ban-on-lgbt-staff), that would get a few peoples' knickers in a twist.

    As to the film, it kept me enthralled from beginning to end although  I think I enjoyed Skyfall more.

    As for all those saying he died at the end, did you not see the invisible helicopter that whisked him away just as the missiles went off?
  • JohnBoyUK said:
    Uboat said:
    Couldn’t believe the ending. There were people crying where I watched it.
    I welled up like a soppy bitch and a tear actually rolled down my cheek. I went immediately to the pub and bought a pint of Stella to refind my male inner being.

    Best Bond I've seen.  Before that, it was Skyfall by a country mile but not now.

    I think the ending was right.  It was perfect for the end of Daniel Craig.  It also put a proper end to my childhood.



      ???
    Bloody hell mate. You're younger than you sound.

    ;-)
  • edited October 5
    He had to die as there was no point in living...he had been infected by the nano-bots in such a way that if he ever touched anyone again they would die instantly....thru the DNA virus.  Not sure about the technicality of it all - but that was what I understood...enjoyed it though...the odd humerous moments helped....
  • Sammy you have complained about the similarities to Covid twice now, so it’s worth pointing out this film was written in 2018/19. Also, I don’t understand that bit about an “order to the films”.  This is the final part of a five-part reboot. This Bond was the only incarnation to have consistent sequels and an ongoing arc. 

    He was either going to settle down and quit the game (a la The Dark Knight Rises), or die. He’d already quit the game a couple of times in those five movies which implied he wasn’t able to truly retire. So a heroic death seemed like an obvious turn. 

    They packed in so much, including spending a chunk of the film tying up the Spectre stuff, so it didn’t leave a huge amount of time to develop the new villain and his nefarious plan (which, honestly, I’ve already forgotten). 

    Still, there’s a lot to like in there, I’m keen to see it again. 

  • P.S. Skyfall is moronic. Fun and pretty, but utterly stupid and ruined what Casino Royale had set up. 
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