|Better then QOS not as good as Casino Royal |
November 3rd, 2012 [7:32:20]
Rambo: This movie had ups and downs.the best thing was Javier Bardem's performance,his first encounter with 007 was easily the best scene in the movie.However,Judi Dench was given too much screen time and actually she's the main Bond girl in this movie.Craig himself is on auto pilot and is lacking the intensity he had in Casino Royal(torture scene screaming)also he's not aging very well and I don't want to think how he will look in the next 2 bond movies he's signed on.
The last act of the movie was poor and reminded me a bad episode of The A Team...at least the closing scene gives some hope to a better sequel but i really don't see how will they top casino royal as long as craig keeps aging and losing his mojo.
|Very Well Done, Worth our wait. |
November 8th, 2012 [11:42:55]
Tanman32123: This movie was Phenomenal. Period.
Just as good as Casino Royal in my opinion, and way better then QOS, Which sucked ass lol.. As Rambo said below me, The main Villans first scene is done very well, His whole story dialog is amazing.
The action scenes and chase scenes were also very well done, I loved just about everything in this film. 9/10 to a 9.5/10.
|Rich But Flawed|
March 19th, 2013 [7:53:08]
cress: This film is probably one of the most beautifully shot Bond films ever. The cinematography is rich and deep. Sam Mendes brought a gravitas and weight to 007 that was a welcome pleasure. I felt Craig really owned his role as Bond this time. It had a feel that reminded me of Connery films and some Moore films of the 70s.
But it is flawed. Some action scenes were a little underwhelming. I think if Mendes had another go-round, he would be more mature and comfortable in his shots. The skyscraper fight with a sharpshooter is a great sequence though. And the entire sequence with Bardem being imprisoned at MI6 is lifted from THE DARK KNIGHT, and it's nowhere near as good. I remember Mendes referencing KNIGHT in pre-release interviews as inspiration for his film, but I didn't think an entire plot point was going to be utilized. The last half hour falters a bit, in that it seemed too simplistic and not a grand Bond finale like we're used to. I also didn't care much for Miss Moneypenny.
And Javier Bardem. He is good, but also frustrating at the same time. You keep hearing characters talking about what a scary person he is, and Bond doesn't know fear, "not like this." But when he finally does show up, he is neither scary nor intimidating. He is too whimsical and goofy, and his accent gets in the way of delivering what should be memorable "villian speeches"[his entrance is uniquely shot by Mendes, but Bardem's delivery of lines is rushed and the wrong tone].
Still, there are too many positives for me to dislike this film. Fiennes and the new Q are welcome additions. And I hate to say it, but I'm glad this is Judi Dench's last Bond film. Mendes did a great job. It's not a home run, but it sets the bar fairly high for the future films.