Figured I’d start a topic on the next Bond film, Skyfall as well, considering it looks like fantastic fun. Deakins’ digital photography looks stunning. Anyway, this got my blood pumping and if anything, it will surely be better than Quantum of Solace, which was a pretty big disappointment for me after Casino Royale, which I consider the best Bond film to date.
Share your thoughts below.
The digital photography in this movie does indeed look stunning. I read that they’re using Sony’s new 4K ultra-high resolution digital cameras. The added level of detail was apparent from the first teaser, where the visuals looked crisp and hyper-real. I can’t wait to see this sucker in IMAX.
We’ll see, but let’s not forget that this is directed by Sam Mendes, not a good thing at all….
I would consider Mendes an improvement on Marc Forster.
The trailer looks great in IMAX.
looks like oily, mass-produced rubbish – and all this babble about it being “dark” or “mature” is surely buried now. Just…Bardem’s hair. Just. Look. Anyway Casino Royale was the best Bond film and it was a one off.
Yeah, but he doesn’t get to parachute from a helicopter with the Queen.
Is it strange that I’ve never seen a Bond film except Quantum of Solace?? Any recommendations??
^ Every Sean Connery one and The Spy Who Loved Me.
Thanks!! I figured Connery was the way to go.
From Russia With Love
Casino Royale (2006)
This one too!
It’s so bad it’s actually good.
One more stupid question : Is it a series that can really be watched in any order??
^^No, it doesn’t matter.
It’s funny that the only one you’ve seen is Quantum Of Solace, because that’s like the only Bond film that’s a direct sequel. All the others are standalone.
Lol. I love the Duran Duran video.
Hmmmmm. Maybe I saw Casino Royale and not Quantum. Which one did that (Spoiler) chick drown in??
I feel bad for hijacking this thread and making it the How much doesn’t Bijoux know about Bond thread.
I just have to post this:
That’s like an opening to a TGIF sitcom.
The Roger Moore ones are pretty campy, but his earlier run is still vintage Bond. Starting with Moonraker though, they became mostly self parodies.
BTW, by far the worst of the series that I’ve seen is Die Another Day.
I enjoy the theme songs and opening credits sequences more than most of the movies.
and i love the name cubby broccoli.
Oops. I had seen Casino Royale, not Quantum of Solace.
Taka said, … it will surely be better than Quantum of Solace, which was a pretty big disappointment for me after Casino Royale, which I consider the best Bond film to date.
I’m not sure this will be better, but I agree that QoS sucked and CR was the best Bond to date. Here’s what I want to know before deciding to see Skyfall: are the filmmakers adopting the same approach as they did with CR (making character development, good dialogue/writing a priority over gadgets, action set pieces, etc.) or are they opting for the approach they chose for QoS (gadgets, stunts over quality writing)? If someone can answer this for me that would be terrific, because I might get sucked into this just because I think Daniel Craig is a great Bond.
I don’t understand all the hype about Skyfall. More than a few people are calling it “the best Bond ever” (I guess the equivalent of calling a new Dylan album his “best since Blood on the Tracks”). It’s overlong with an incredibly silly plot that is played straight and a strained effort to make it more personal (I don’t care about Bond’s backstory or his relationship with M). It’s like merging the uncomfortable merging of the overseriousness of the Dalton Bonds with a second-rate script of a Connery Bond. That said, it has a good opening sequence and the cinematography – courtesy of Roger Deakins – is fantastic and a few of the set pieces are good. It’s one of the best looking Bonds.
Thanks for the warning, Ari. It sounds like it’s more like Quantum of Solace than Casino Royale—I’ll pass.
Skyfall is really entertaining and fun and would happily see it again, and remember, I usually hate this kind of thing.
I don’t know, Ari’s description sounds more like Casino Royale to me. QoS was very short and had less personal and serious moments than Casino Royale. Plus CR was a lot better looking. How do you think it compared to the other Craig films, Ari?
Actually, you could be right, R&B. Now I want to know if Ari thinks it’s more like CR or QoS.
Ari — can you say anything about the gay/bisexual content I’ve been hearing about?
@Roscoe, I know I am not Ari but I have seen the film and the only gay or bisexual hint is tht Bardem’s character is certainly one of the two.