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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    exactly, what are they doing to the bond series these days? they're making it all... sophisticated 'n shit
    They seem to be trying to humanize the characters. For example, rather than have an ber-villain, screenwriters instead give him the "difficult childhood" back story, composed of cliched symbolism (think of The Joker and The Dark Knight).

    Another of these humanity things present in movies is that the hero doesn't kill the villain in some interesting way, but rather the villain sacrifices himself. (And besides, a real human being wouldn't likely sacrifice himself.)

    And, of course, the hero must have one-liner ready after he kills someone, no matter how lame.

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    Also, they're ruining the Bond franchise by not having Q or Moneypenny in it.

    I mean, I liked Casino Royale very much, but I was hoping that would only be a one-time thing for the franchise.

    Maybe we should send death threats to the filmmakers. Showbiz people usually respond pretty well to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Also, they're ruining the Bond franchise by not having Q or Moneypenny in it.

    I mean, I liked Casino Royale very much, but I was hoping that would only be a one-time thing for the franchise.

    Maybe we should send death threats to the filmmakers. Showbiz people usually respond pretty well to them.
    This would be funny if I didn't think you were serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Also, they're ruining the Bond franchise by not having Q or Moneypenny in it.
    Some traditions should die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    That said, I still loved Indiana Jones 4, and thought it was better than Temple of Doom.
    Pretty much any movie is better than The Temple of Doom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    Pretty much any movie is better than The Temple of Doom.
    Wow, you and I agree on something.

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    Temple of Doom is rad. Seriously.

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    And Quantum of Solace must also have dancing female silhouettes during the opening credits sequence. Did anyone ever notice that the opening credits sequence for Casino Royale didn't have any?

    And I want more names like Pussy Galore, Plenty O'Toole, Octopussy, and Holly Goodhead!

    And it had also better have gadgets!

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    From what I've read, Quantum of Solace continues where Casino Royale left off - right? If that's the case, wouldn't it be rather redundant to utter those words again? Better yet, wouldn't any subsequent utterances diminish the aura those words hold - especially in the context of being Ian Flemming's first novel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel View Post
    From what I've read, Quantum of Solace continues where Casino Royale left off - right? If that's the case, wouldn't it be rather redundant to utter those words again? Better yet, wouldn't any subsequent utterances diminish the aura those words hold - especially in the context of being Ian Flemming's first novel?
    Well, technically, Diamonds are Forever continues where On Her Majesty's Secret Service left off, but he says the "Bond, James Bond" line in both of them.

    I don't see how such a small line could in any way destroy the movie.

    James Bond films need their gimmicks. Otherwise, the franchise will become a Bourne clone. Bond isn't about the writing and characters like Bourne was. It's about creative action sequences and death-defying stunts.

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