Movie Bond (No Time to Die)

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I don't live anywhere near a cinema (haven't been since the last Tarantino actually), so I'll probably make a day trip of it and catch this and the two new Ridleys on the same day (even if it means waiting a few weeks for one of them).
 

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You're going to watch a cam quality version of the film? Doubt there'll be blu-ray quality before Nov release
depends on the quality of the cam. or if it leaks.

i was more referring to i wont go to the cinema and watch it, i'll wait until its out on blu ray and download it. i'm not going to give money to people who constantly release films weeks or months later in australia for what seems to be no good reason.
 

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depends on the quality of the cam. or if it leaks.

i was more referring to i wont go to the cinema and watch it, i'll wait until its out on blu ray and download it. i'm not going to give money to people who constantly release films weeks or months later in australia for what seems to be no good reason.
I would have thought the reason was fairly obvious - not wanting to open it in Australia while half of Australia's cinemas are closed due to COVID? I have very little doubt that it would have opened here on the 28th or 29th, if Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra were not all stuck in lockdown on those dates.

Yes, delayed releases were a problem in the past - but the reason for No Time to Die being delayed is not due to some arbitrary "Australia Tax" type delay, it's due to commercial reasons driven directly by Australia's COVID response.
 

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Wish they’d release it similar to how Disney has done with Cruella/Black Widow.

I understand it’s not ideal but waiting to show it in the cinemas isn’t exactly ideal either.
 

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god i love torrenting

release a movie 6 weeks after the rest of the world and act indignant when everyone steals it
A country of 25 million who torrent sh*t anyway. I'm sure they're crying right now.

Hopefully there will be a watchable version uploaded on RARGB from one of the European releases.
 

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Hard to argue that this is a bad financial decision for MGM though. Holding off for a theatrical release is going to pay off for the US/EU markets. Aus is definitely an afterthought, though non VIC/NSW markets should feel a bit jibbed. Doubt you're getting a good quality torrent before Nov 11, so will still see it (and want to) on the big screen, but doubt I'd be going in spoiler free.
 

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I have to say, I was a bit disappointed overall. There were some high points but it didn't quite stick the landing.

I think Daniel Craig has been excellent as Bond, and I didn't mind seeing him as Bond who's done a few hard miles. The whole film looked beautiful - gorgeous settings in Italy, Jamaica and Cuba. And some excellent stunts throughout, particularly in the early stages.

There was that one long shot towards the end of Bond killing his way up the tower to open the blast doors. The director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, also directed the first season of True Detective, and that kind of tracking shot for a shoot-out scene is something of his signature, I guess you could say. I recall that scene from True Detective where Matthew McConaughey kills all the bikers - it goes for about 6 minutes and is all one shot. I think it was used to better effect in True Detective, and I'm not sure it really suited Bond, who is not Rambo, after all.

I was also underwhelmed by the main villain. How did this guy manage to come out of nowhere and kill all of Spectre? In other words he did everyone a massive favour. That seems like a plot device designed only to tie up loose ends. But now he's going to kill everyone else as well? Why? Do we get an explanation for anything? I also didn't quite understand the technical aspects of his plan, which are of vital importance in the closing stages. So there are nanobots and they can infect anyone but only kill some people depending on their instructions? It doesn't need to be realistic but FMD I still didn't really know what they were trying to do while they were running around that island shooting everyone. And then they go into the poison garden - I thought the water was poisonous as well, but no it turned out that Bond got glassed and that was what done it.

The other British agent played by Lashana Lynch was annoying and unnecessary. What a dumb gesture. It would have been more interesting if they'd made her a double agent at the end who tries to shaft Bond. That would have subverted expectations far more effectively than simply saying "look, it's a woman who doesn't want to sleep with Bond!"

Lea Seydoux is of course very glamorous and watchable and there was nothing wrong with her performance at all, but what exactly happened with her? Was she always a psychotherapist? Or was that just a cover story? She splits up with Bond and then five years later, she's the only person in the world who can get Bond in touch with Blofeld, and she also happens to be tight with the new baddie? I mean, it's good to be economical with the number of characters but that seemed a bit much. I was waiting for the coincidence to be explained.

The ending surprised me. I didn't really care for it but I guess they had to go out with a bang. I thought the whole family angle was a bit maudlin. And when he picks up the toy bunny rabbit, give me a spell. I immediately thought of Con Air when Nicolas Cage says "put the bunny back in the box", and it was ridiculous here too.

For me, three stars overall, which is disappointing because I think Craig's run as Bond has been very good, apart from Quantum of Solace, which was a bit lame.

Not sure what happens next. It's on track to gross a shitload so clearly people still like the franchise, but I'm not sure they'll be able to replace Craig very effectively. He was perfect for a more realistic, less campy Bond, which is what the franchise needed after Pierce Brosnan aged out and Jason Bourne raised the bar for this kind of film. I guess they'll have to recast all the other roles while they're at it. It could be a while. Not sure I'll be interested by the time they get around to it.
 
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I have to say, I was a bit disappointed overall. There were some high points but it didn't quite stick the landing.

I think Daniel Craig has been excellent as Bond, and I didn't mind seeing him as Bond who's done a few hard miles. The whole film looked beautiful - gorgeous settings in Italy, Jamaica and Cuba. And some excellent stunts throughout, particularly in the early stages.

There was that one long shot towards the end of Bond killing his way up the tower to open the blast doors. The director, Cary Joji Fukunaga, also directed the first season of True Detective, and that kind of tracking shot for a shoot-out scene is something of his signature, I guess you could say. I recall that scene from True Detective where Matthew McConaughey kills all the bikers - it goes for about 6 minutes and is all one shot. I think it was used to better effect in True Detective, and I'm not sure it really suited Bond, who is not Rambo, after all.

I was also underwhelmed by the main villain. How did this guy manage to come out of nowhere and kill all of Spectre? In other words he did everyone a massive favour. That seems like a plot device designed only to tie up loose ends. But now he's going to kill everyone else as well? Why? Do we get an explanation for anything? I also didn't quite understand the technical aspects of his plan, which are of vital importance in the closing stages. So there are nanobots and they can infect anyone but only kill some people depending on their instructions? It doesn't need to be realistic but FMD I still didn't really know what they were trying to do while they were running around that island shooting everyone. And then they go into the poison garden - I thought the water was poisonous as well, but no it turned out that Bond got glassed and that was what done it.

The other British agent played by Lashana Lynch was annoying and unnecessary. What a dumb gesture. It would have been more interesting if they'd made her a double agent at the end who tries to shaft Bond. That would have subverted expectations far more effectively than simply saying "look, it's a woman who doesn't want to sleep with Bond!"

Lea Seydoux is of course very glamorous and watchable and there was nothing wrong with her performance at all, but what exactly happened with her? Was she always a psychotherapist? Or was that just a cover story? She splits up with Bond and then five years later, she's the only person in the world who can get Bond in touch with Blofeld, and she also happens to be tight with the new baddie? I mean, it's good to be economical with the number of characters but that seemed a bit much. I was waiting for the coincidence to be explained.

The ending surprised me. I didn't really care for it but I guess they had to go out with a bang. I thought the whole family angle was a bit maudlin. And when he picks up the toy bunny rabbit, give me a spell. I immediately thought of Con Air when Nicolas Cage says "put the bunny back in the box", and it was ridiculous here too.

For me, three stars overall, which is disappointing because I think Craig's run as Bond has been very good, apart from Quantum of Solace, which was a bit lame.

Not sure what happens next. It's on track to gross a shitload so clearly people still like the franchise, but I'm not sure they'll be able to replace Craig very effectively. He was perfect for a more realistic, less campy Bond, which is what the franchise needed after Pierce Brosnan aged out and Jason Bourne raised the bar for this kind of film. I guess they'll have to recast all the other roles while they're at it. It could be a while. Not sure I'll be interested by the time they get around to it.
Spoilers...

This movie hasn't even been released in Australia yet.
 

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My present idiosyncratic Bond ranking after yet another series run through on 9gem this year (and those gorgeous copies on Stan before their licensing tragically expired a few months back):

1. Dr. No - just a snug idyll of pop cinema for me
2. Casino Royale - a masterpiece by Bond standards, and changed my idea of the franchise
3. Spectre - classy all the way through
4. Goldfinger - exemplary save a few quibbles and playbooked the formula
5. The Living Daylights - another one that can't sustain through the end, but otherwise tops
6. Quantum of Solace - the action-editing is hit-and-miss, but big soft spot
7. Octopussy - I think early 80s Moore is underrated, handling of trends is more prescient and quietly influential imo
8. For Your Eyes Only - see above, but a bit more of a TLD series standard
9. You Only Live Twice - the last few Connerys suck a bit towards the end
10. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - not crazy about the second half following the masterplan reveal, snow bond dampens proceedings

11. Tomorrow Never Dies - the talky one
12. Die Another Day - Brosnan is great in this, strongly paced, a lot of fun, knows what it is
13. Skyfall - a bit overpraised, but undeniably good
14. The Spy Who Loved Me - pilfers from everywhere, leans into performance art and realworld parochial side of Bond
15. Never Say Never Again - cosy, refreshing old Bond
16. From Russia With Love - i don't understand how you could choose this over the surrounding two entries
17. Goldeneye - classy but a bit too 90s action thriller
18. Diamonds are Forever - like OHMSS it declines post Blofeld masterplan, but worse here where I'd recommend turning off
19. Live and Let Die - slight, silly tangent
20. License to Kill - revenge bond into period actioner tangent

No Time to Die
21. The Man With the Golden Gun - similar issues to LALD, except that we have a total disparity in Bond tunes
22. Moonraker - laser space battle was too much, among several other issues
23. The World is Not Enough - Elektra is a contender for the best one-off main villain in the series, but not a whole lot going on and getting sick of those Brosnan explosions
24. Thunderball - those boring underwater sequences
25. A View to a Kill - meeeh

I'm probably predisposed to like No Time to Die, but we'll see, i'm overdue for a lesser Craig.
 
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My present idiosyncratic Bond ranking after yet another series run through on 9gem this year (and those gorgeous copies on Stan before their licensing tragically expired a few months back):

1. Dr. No - just a snug idyll of pop cinema for me
2. Casino Royale - a masterpiece by Bond standards, and changed my idea of the franchise
3. Goldfinger - exemplary save a few quibbles and playbooked the formula
4. The Living Daylights - another one that can't sustain through the end, but otherwise tops
5. Spectre - classy all the way through
6. Quantum of Solace - the action-editing is hit-and-miss, but big soft spot
7. Octopussy - I think early 80s Moore is underrated, handling of trends is more prescient and quietly influential imo
8. For Your Eyes Only - see above, but a bit more of a TLD series standard
9. Skyfall - a bit overpraised, but undeniably good
10. You Only Live Twice - the last few Connerys suck a bit towards the end

11. On Her Majesty's Secret Service - not crazy about the second half following the masterplan reveal, snow bond dampens proceedings
12. Die Another Day - Brosnan is great in this, strongly paced, a lot of fun, knows what it is
13. The Spy Who Loved Me - pilfers from everywhere, leans into performance art and realworld parochial side of Bond
14. Never Say Never Again - cosy, refreshing old Bond
15. From Russia With Love - i don't understand how you could choose this over the surrounding two entries
16. Goldeneye - classy but a bit too 90s action thriller
17. Tomorrow Never Dies - overexplained, dialogue rewrites needed
18. Diamonds are Forever - like OHMSS it declines post Blofeld masterplan, but worse here where I'd recommend turning off
19. Live and Let Die - slight, silly tangent
20. License to Kill - revenge bond into period actioner tangent

21. The Man With the Golden Gun - similar issues to LALD, except that we have a total disparity in Bond tunes
22. Moonraker - laser space battle was too much, among several other issues
23. The World is Not Enough - Elektra is a contender for the best one-off main villain in the series, but not a whole lot going on and getting sick of those Brosnan explosions
24. Thunderball - those boring underwater sequences
25. A View to a Kill - meeeh

I'm probably predisposed to like No Time to Die, but we'll see, i'm overdue for a lesser Craig.
Well I think From Russia with Love is the best Bond Movie, then Dr No. with Goldfinger 3rd, Also special mention to Casino Royale, Spectre, The Spy Who Love Me, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty‘s Secret Service and Goldeneye

A View to Kill hasn’t aged well, would be close to last place for me now

Going to see No Time to Die in about a week
 

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Well I think From Russia with Love is the best Bond Movie, then Dr No. with Goldfinger 3rd, Also special mention to Casino Royale, Spectre, The Spy Who Love Me, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty‘s Secret Service and Goldeneye

A View to Kill hasn’t aged well, would be close to last place for me now

Going to see No Time to Die in about a week
Same. I don't live anywhere near a cinema, so I have learned to be more selective and otherwise wait, and have only gone once since 2018 (the last Tarantino), not helped by pandemic. I'm planning a day trip to catch this and the latest Ridley Scott. Bond in theaters is always such a treat and regular pilgrimage, and even at its worst it is still something I can have a good time with.
 

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The movie was fine but it I gotta say the ending was dissapointing not because he died but because he essentially just gave up. I know he was shot but Bond has survived worse and he chose to die because he could never be with Madeline and his daughter and Q said the virus is eternal. It just didnt feel like something either of those character would do, especially Bond. Just have him go out mortally wounded if you have too or sacrificing himself fighting against impossible odds to save the day.
 

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It starts off well with a couple of decent prologue sequences. Then the plot gets convoluted, and with the overly long run time I found myself not keeping enough attention to it for it to make sense. The scenes with Ana de Armas were fun. They should have used her more and lost the Lashana Lynch role. As per usual with a Bond movie the action is good and the settings spectacular. Christoph Waltz and Rami Malek were barely in it, which was a waste of two good actors. Malek's motivations as the evil guy were all over the place. eg

Why did he kidnap Madeleine and Mathilde?
Why did he want to kill millions of people?
Why did take Mathilde from her mother then release her?

Also
Why did the child Madeleine fall through the ice and not the heavier Safin?
How did Blofeld know Bond was going to turn up at his birthday party?
Why did Bond's EMP not disable his comms to Q?
Does his EMP watch kill the nanobots?

It was extreme arrogance of the producers to kill the character. That's not how James Bond works. And for Bond to just give up was totally out of character. They have set it up so a new actor can be 007, but he or (gawd help us) she, won't be James Bond. But I have to say that by the end of 2 and 3/4 hours I didn't care that he did die.

Overall it was mostly entertaining but a slightly unsatisfactory experience.

6/10
 
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I think he had to die because in today’s movie climate with the MCU and people always coming back, rumour mill always running that characters will return (think the circus right now with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield with Spider Man). Craig was done, his character is done so they had to kill him. Retiring him over killing him would always have that ellipsis instead of a full stop.
 

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