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Asp9mm wrote:

Never thought I'd see the day when a Bond film could reach those heights again.   And then BEAT them  ajb007/smile

Yeah, we know that you loved the Gangnam Style Shanghai fight sequence  ajb007/biggrin

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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DelicatessenInSteel wrote :

Skyfall is a mediocre Bond film..(My opinion..does that make me homophobic? because regardless, any criticisms should be directed at the screenwriters..and John Logan who wrote half of Skyfall and the scene in question will be writing Bond 24 and is openly gay.  ajb007/martini

Sir Miles wrote:

John Logan's sexual orientation has NOTHING to do with him being either a good or bad script writer...I thought Silva was bi-sexual anyway ? Not that that matters....
Are you homophobic ? No idea....but your comments can be construed to be...but that may be just down to how what you have written comes across....

I too have no idea what the problem is  with Logan being gay ?  either a script is Good or Bad, that's all that matters.  ajb007/rolleyes

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Thunderpussy wrote:

DelicatessenInSteel wrote :

Skyfall is a mediocre Bond film..(My opinion..does that make me homophobic? because regardless, any criticisms should be directed at the screenwriters..and John Logan who wrote half of Skyfall and the scene in question will be writing Bond 24 and is openly gay.  ajb007/martini

Sir Miles wrote:

John Logan's sexual orientation has NOTHING to do with him being either a good or bad script writer...I thought Silva was bi-sexual anyway ? Not that that matters....
Are you homophobic ? No idea....but your comments can be construed to be...but that may be just down to how what you have written comes across....

I too have no idea what the problem is  with Logan being gay ?  either a script is Good or Bad, that's all that matters.  ajb007/rolleyes

I love how this is going..(It would be nice if what I said was in context/responding to a post by Delicious) The point i tried to make other than I don't care much for Skyfall( was the negative criticism towards that sequence which I thought was great and brought a little of the old school Bond back in the fray) I was pointing out if it seems offensive or antigay blame the screenwriter..also pointing out he was gay hopefully to undercut the argument...but now its on to something else.., & yes Sir Miles sexual orientation does not equate good or bad scriptwriting (in this case bad...My opinion.. however it can bleed into your writing just like folks who are all riled up about politics seem to let there politics bleed into their work and my love of Roger Moore seems to get into almost all my posts...He's the best Bond ever. ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/martini

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Wouldn't go quite as far as saying Sir Roger was the best Bond ever but he was very good.  ajb007/martini   ajb007/lol

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DelicatessenInSteel wrote:

I love how this is going..(It would be nice if what I said was in context/responding to a post by Delicious) The point i tried to make other than I don't care much for Skyfall( was the negative criticism towards that sequence which I thought was great and brought a little of the old school Bond back in the fray) I was pointing out if it seems offensive or antigay blame the screenwriter..also pointing out he was gay hopefully to undercut the argument...but now its on to something else.., & yes Sir Miles sexual orientation does not equate good or bad scriptwriting (in this case bad...My opinion.. however it can bleed into your writing just like folks who are all riled up about politics seem to let there politics bleed into their work and my love of Roger Moore seems to get into almost all my posts...He's the best Bond ever. ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/martini

Sorry...you asked if you were homophobic because you didn't like Logan's script..?.or that's the way it came across...perhaps you both should go on a writing course ?  ajb007/lol
ajb007/martini

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Wouldn't go quite as far as saying Sir Roger was the best Bond ever but he was very good.  ajb007/martini   ajb007/lol

That's going too far! ajb007/lol

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Just saw Liam Neeson in "Taken" again and found it breathtakingly brilliant. I wish that recent Bond films had the same passion, intensity, logic and purpose as this excellent film. Neeson's character gets to use his espionage and combat abilities to try to find his kidnapped daughter. Films like "Taken" and "The Bourne Identity" (and sequels) represent the new centre of gravity for the action spy genre - the Bond franchise has totally lost focus in comparison.

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I could not disagree less, delicious.  Neeson seems to be making the same film over and over again, just jumping from one action scene to the next; and the Bournes have completely shot their wad.  How many times can you present a poor schmuck simultaneously running from and outwitting his own government?  Even Matt Damon gave up on it.  The recent Bond films you decry have brought back what the series used to be--grand adventures played on a world stage, centered around a hero you care about.

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I also agree  lately L Neeson is just putting out action movies, and some
not too good ones either.  ajb007/lol  The last Bourne movie wasn't a big hit as well.
So I'm happy to see Bond , where he should be. Biggest boxoffice with others
Copying him.  ajb007/martini

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Hardyboy wrote:

I could not disagree less, delicious.  Neeson seems to be making the same film over and over again, just jumping from one action scene to the next; and the Bournes have completely shot their wad.  How many times can you present a poor schmuck simultaneously running from and outwitting his own government?  Even Matt Damon gave up on it.  The recent Bond films you decry have brought back what the series used to be--grand adventures played on a world stage, centered around a hero you care about.

...at least I could follow the action scenes in Taken and Taken II opposed to the fast editing of QoS  ajb007/wink
I liked both parts from Taken and yes, they are following a formula like the Bond movies

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Fast editing happens in most modern thrillers, can't see that changing. I can't
understand people not being able to folliw QOS.

What makes you think this is my first time?

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Taken was good, Taken 2 total rehash in a bad way.

Would take (excuse the pun) Casino Royale over any of the Takens and Bourne films (which by the way I am also a fan of)

Hear Taken 3 is going ahead which is a bit crazy, the second one exhausted things with its same storyline

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welshboy78 wrote:

Would take (excuse the pun) Casino Royale over any of the Takens and Bourne films (which by the way I am also a fan of)

Does not make sense, welshie  ajb007/biggrin

There are not many movies which anybody in his right mind would prefer ti the masterpiece named Casino Royale  ajb007/martini

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Hardyboy wrote:

I could not disagree less, delicious.  Neeson seems to be making the same film over and over again, just jumping from one action scene to the next; and the Bournes have completely shot their wad.  How many times can you present a poor schmuck simultaneously running from and outwitting his own government?  Even Matt Damon gave up on it.  The recent Bond films you decry have brought back what the series used to be--grand adventures played on a world stage, centered around a hero you care about.

Taken I is a very good film and gives recent Bond films a run for their money - I havent seen Taken 2  - I was only talking about Taken 1. Whatever else Liam Neeson may be be doing does not detract from how good Taken 1 is.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I also agree  lately L Neeson is just putting out action movies, and some
not too good ones either.  ajb007/lol  The last Bourne movie wasn't a big hit as well.
So I'm happy to see Bond , where he should be. Biggest boxoffice with others
Copying him.  ajb007/martini

I didnt see Bourne 4 and have no plans to do so. The first 3 Bourne films taken together are a masterpiece and overtake Bond in many respects.

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Mr Mallory wrote:

Fast editing happens in most modern thrillers, can't see that changing. I can't
understand people not being able to folliw QOS.

Ive never seen action scenes too fast to follow other than in QoS - I think the action needs to be something the audience can follow and not have to examine later using the DVD slow motion controls to decipher. Casino Royale didnt have such scenes and I dont think SF did either although Im trying to forget I ever saw that movie so might be wrong.

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Delicious wrote :

The first 3 Bourne films taken together are a masterpiece and overtake Bond in many respects.

You Sir, Have made an enemy today !  ajb007/lol  ( Only Joking )

I enjoyed the Bourne films, But they're really the same film done three times, at least Bond varies The story
From time to time.  ajb007/bond

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delicious wrote:
Mr Mallory wrote:

Fast editing happens in most modern thrillers, can't see that changing. I can't
understand people not being able to folliw QOS.

Ive never seen action scenes too fast to follow other than in QoS - I think the action needs to be something the audience can follow and not have to examine later using the DVD slow motion controls to decipher. Casino Royale didnt have such scenes and I dont think SF did either although Im trying to forget I ever saw that movie so might be wrong.

I'm an old man and managed to follow the action scenes in QoS perfectly...I still don't understand why some people complain about them...

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Sir Miles wrote:

I'm an old man and managed to follow the action scenes in QoS perfectly...I still don't understand why some people complain about them...

I am younger but neither can't follow QoS action scenes and your logic  ajb007/shifty

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Bondtoys wrote:
Sir Miles wrote:

I'm an old man and managed to follow the action scenes in QoS perfectly...I still don't understand why some people complain about them...

I am younger but neither can't follow QoS action scenes and your logic  ajb007/shifty

Younger ? Yes...but not wiser  ajb007/biggrin

When you get to my age then everything slows down anyway  ajb007/lol

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yeah, your gf told me  ajb007/tongue

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Bondtoys wrote:

yeah, your gf told me  ajb007/tongue

True....but it means I last longer now  ajb007/cool   ajb007/lol

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No, it takes longer  ajb007/biggrin

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Bondtoys wrote:

No, it takes longer  ajb007/biggrin

Of course it does...I think of you  ajb007/shifty  ajb007/biggrin

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Delicious wrote :

The first 3 Bourne films taken together are a masterpiece and overtake Bond in many respects.

You Sir, Have made an enemy today !  ajb007/lol  ( Only Joking )

I enjoyed the Bourne films, But they're really the same film done three times, at least Bond varies The story
From time to time.  ajb007/bond

Actually the first 3 Bourne films are a trilogy - all part of the same story not repetitions of a plot line.