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Not yet. Planning to watch Spectre tonight (watched Skyfall a few days ago) to remind myself of the story - although I don't think there's too much to catch up on - and watch the new one later this week.

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My brother saw it last week and thought it was brilliant.

Five star reviews from most of the media I have seen.

I'm not much of a Bond fan to be honest. I liked the Sean Connery era, but that's mainly because I liked Sean Connery.

Never understood how kids were allowed to see Bond movies...i've never thought they were movies suitable for kids.

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1 minute ago, MacBruce said:

Never understood how kids were allowed to see Bond movies...i've never thought they were movies suitable for kids.

A lot tamer than the Die Hard films and they're considered suitable for Christmas viewing.

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2 minutes ago, Eileen said:

A lot tamer than the Die Hard films and they're considered suitable for Christmas viewing.

True.

I'm no prude, I just think the Bond films are over violent and have too much casual sex for bairns to see.

 

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On 10/5/2021 at 11:03 AM, MacBruce said:

My brother saw it last week and thought it was brilliant.

Five star reviews from most of the media I have seen.

I'm not much of a Bond fan to be honest. I liked the Sean Connery era, but that's mainly because I liked Sean Connery.

Never understood how kids were allowed to see Bond movies...i've never thought they were movies suitable for kids.

when i was at intermediate school (two years between primary school and high school) i read mum and dad's 007 books

mum and dad didn't mind

they were fairly tame and i was about to discover Arthur Haiey and Wilbur Smith 

my best freind borrowed them from me but her parents said no she wasn't allowed 

very liberal left wing parents 

mine where the opposite 

is it the violence maybe ?

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On 10/5/2021 at 11:07 AM, MacBruce said:

True.

I'm no prude, I just think the Bond films are over violent and have too much casual sex for bairns to see.

 

sorry didn't see your answer before i wrote 

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On 10/5/2021 at 11:05 AM, Eileen said:

A lot tamer than the Die Hard films and they're considered suitable for Christmas viewing.

used to love Die Hard till some middle eastern mass murders ruined it for me 

 

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....anyway its not here yet but im hoping if im fully vacinated by then we could both go together 

 

not sure how you eat popcorn or lick icecream with a mask on ???

probably safer to go through the day near the end of its run

 

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Finally booked tickets (one step closer to actually watching it!) for Friday. The cinema with reclining seats was fairly busy - all the central seats taken - so we're going to the out of town place which was less than half the price.

Re-watched most of Spectre last night - enjoying it but kept thinking "wasn't that bit in Casino Royale? or this lair looks like the one in Quantum of Solace"

An aside, the cinema we're going to is always empty. I've been weekends/daytime/evenings/school holidays and there's never anyone there. It's an Odeon and is dirt cheap so how does it stay in business? Even if everyone there bought food and drink they'd still only be bringing in a few thousand £ per day on their best day and this is a huge multiplex.

If you think James Bond is gratuitously violent, steer clear of John Wick - it has 80s levels of bloodshed but with modern FX so is horribly realistic. It's awful.

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Kate and a couple of her mates went to see it last night. She was here for tea and thought the film would be too long.

It wasn't - it flew by and she said it was great!

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Watched it this evening - bum-numbing cinema seat made it slightly uncomfortable but the film itself didn't seem long and I thought it was very good. A fitting finale to Daniel Craig's time as Bond.

It had touches of Roger Moore era Bond films with the villain's lair, costumes etc.

I'm not going to include any spoilers! 

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A couple of other comments.

Despite its length, when it reached the end I had a few "but why is X doing that?" or "What about the time between Y and Z, what happened then?" 

There's one character who only appears in one section whose traits seemed to have been crowbarred in to up the laugh levels (there is a comedy character who appears throughout) and, although they were good, their presence was jarring. Better suited to a spoof spy film. I suspect Phoebe Waller-Bridge wrote the part as it's very her.

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Must admit I've always been a bit underwhelmed by Bond movies.

What's the big deal?

At the end of the day it's just branding - call it a Bond movie and people will turn out in droves just as they do for Star Wars, Aliens etc. 

I liked that Adele song one of them  used as a theme. 

I'll rent it when it's streaming and see if I can stay awake for this one. 

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Finally saw it today.  Great movie; a real work of art as a standalone film.  Also lots of homages (visual, dialogue, and in the score) to prior Bonds.  Without giving spoilers it was a fitting end to Craig’s Bond.  It borrowed a lot from the latter half of the Fleming novel “You Only Live Twice”, which was awesome.

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21 hours ago, Frank said:

Why the "NO"?

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I mean, shouldn't the film be called "TIME TO DIE"? ;)

 

Funny you should say that… the “No” in the title actually fueled a lot of initial speculation in the fan community that the villain (Rami Malek) was indeed going to be revealed to be Dr. No himself, thus bringing the 25-film series full circle.  The similar facial appearance, the connection to the SPECTRE group, the Jamaica locations, and some set design in the initial teaser trailers (i.e. the dark room with the lit circle in the ceiling) all seemed compatible with this idea at the time.  (Of course this theory turned out to be false.)

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