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Re: Movie Thread

by Rushy » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:26 am

VoiceOfReasonPast wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:59 pm
I'd also say Indy is more consistently in danger throughout his movies. Bond on the other hand usually always find time to be a smug womanizer at cocktail parties between the 2-3 mandatory chase scenes.
Indy isn't a professional fighter. He can very rarely depend on any kind of support in that aspect and gets his ass kicked at least once in all the films(remember when he was all bruised in Raiders).

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:41 am

Craig Bond is bi and only hangs out with dudes.

Re: Movie Thread

by VoiceOfReasonPast » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:59 pm

I'd also say Indy is more consistently in danger throughout his movies. Bond on the other hand usually always find time to be a smug womanizer at cocktail parties between the 2-3 mandatory chase scenes.

Re: Movie Thread

by Rushy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:31 pm

VoiceOfReasonPast wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:52 am
You have more endurance than I have. Something about the pacing and overall structure is just always off.
Well, it's kind of like Indiana Jones in that they're big budget adventure serials. But Indiana Jones is a far more likable and interesting character than Bond, not to mention there's the historical aspect with him(learning about mythology and such).

With Bond, there's a lot of factors that often bog the movies down. For one, there's so many must-be tropes that writers have to include - Bond HAS to do this and he HAS to do that. Then somebody finds a crocodile farm and Bond HAS to hang out there for like 10 minutes of screentime.

Also, if there's a shit Bond villain, the movie is automatically fucked. From Russia With Love is awesome because it focuses on SPECTRE as a whole rather than putting the spotlight on Blofeld, not to mention the Cold War side of it. Goldfinger on the other hand just has a rich asshole. That's it. That's what we're here for. A rich asshole wants to get into Fort Knox and Bond has to stop him. There's nothing else going on.

EDIT: The Brosnan era was immediately superior because they finally let go the director who did all the 1980s films.

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:46 am

The Connery Moore era is particularly hard to sit through. Brosnan probably has the most watchable tenure, while Tomorrow Never Dies might end upon the only movie with relevance thanks to its computer and media manipulating plot. Specter tried but was gay as hell.

Re: Movie Thread

by VoiceOfReasonPast » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:52 am

Rushy wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:57 pm
It's such a shame the film is so shallow, because it's visually spectacular. The colors pop and John Barry's score carries so much of the film. That goddamn theme tune is so fucking catchy and the film would move at a snail's pace without it. But yeah, in spite of its admirable confidence and cheeky attitude, I usually get bored about halfway through the film, even though Connery and the production team are obviously at their peak.
>getting bored of a James Bond movie halfway through

You have more endurance than I have. Something about the pacing and overall structure is just always off.

Re: Movie Thread

by CIANigger » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:28 am

I liked Golden Eye. The chick that kills people with her legs makes me lul every time. And Bond driving a tank through Moscow not giving a fuck. License to kill yes. License to drive no.... :lol:

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:13 am

You're right. Liking Bond usually involves digging through the shit to find something worth caring about, like Dalton's performance in a cheap Cannon production of a movie. For No Time To Die, it'll probably be Ana de Armas' hot body and nothing else.

The EW article is hilarious. This isn't your father's Bond! This Bond respects women! He's a 21st century man! Drumph!

So if you though a movie produced by an angry woke feminist (who despises everything about the franchise her father and brother built up) would actually be good, you be wrong.

Re: Movie Thread

by Guest » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:28 pm

Rushy wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:57 pm
Here's what you might call a bit of a hot take - I really don't care for Goldfinger, at all.

I'm all for a cartoony, fun Bond flick - the Roger Moore films are incredibly entertaining - but my main issue with Goldfinger is the characters. Bond doesn't particularly hate Goldfinger. Goldfinger barely notices Bond's existence(in fact, he keeps him alive later on to keep the CIA off his back). Oddjob doesn't really become amusing until the very end, when he's giving Bond that shit-eating grin. Pussy Galore is not only unattractive, but also just a weak character in general. She's kind of a lesbian, then Bond converts her, then she randomly decides to forget about the deal of a lifetime and warns the US military.

It's such a shame the film is so shallow, because it's visually spectacular. The colors pop and John Barry's score carries so much of the film. That goddamn theme tune is so fucking catchy and the film would move at a snail's pace without it. But yeah, in spite of its admirable confidence and cheeky attitude, I usually get bored about halfway through the film, even though Connery and the production team are obviously at their peak.
You want an even hotter take? I think 90% of Bond movies are either utterly rtarded or just plain boring. Whenever I watch one of these movies I wonder how this series ever became this big. Its a load of cringe and stupidity to me. When I was a kid I still found some of them fun but as an adult whenever one is on TV I just couldnt get through it and kept thinking "why did I ever like this?"

Re: Movie Thread

by Rushy » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:57 pm

Here's what you might call a bit of a hot take - I really don't care for Goldfinger, at all.

I'm all for a cartoony, fun Bond flick - the Roger Moore films are incredibly entertaining - but my main issue with Goldfinger is the characters. Bond doesn't particularly hate Goldfinger. Goldfinger barely notices Bond's existence(in fact, he keeps him alive later on to keep the CIA off his back). Oddjob doesn't really become amusing until the very end, when he's giving Bond that shit-eating grin. Pussy Galore is not only unattractive, but also just a weak character in general. She's kind of a lesbian, then Bond converts her, then she randomly decides to forget about the deal of a lifetime and warns the US military.

It's such a shame the film is so shallow, because it's visually spectacular. The colors pop and John Barry's score carries so much of the film. That goddamn theme tune is so fucking catchy and the film would move at a snail's pace without it. But yeah, in spite of its admirable confidence and cheeky attitude, I usually get bored about halfway through the film, even though Connery and the production team are obviously at their peak.

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