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this is good news its a long time to wait and I think it will be dans last one

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lotus wrote:

this is good news its a long time to wait and I think it will be dans last one

I thought Daniel Craig had signed for a further two movies after Skyfall, which would take him to Bond 25?

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This is excellent! I can't imagine Bond 25 getting released past 2017 if the two part film storyline is true. Heck they could pull off 2016 if they filmed back to back for continuity purposes. That would put Craig at age 48-49. Perfect time to walk off into the sunset.

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Another 3-year gap between Bond films isn't really good enough, and the idea that such longer gaps result in better films is ludicrous. As has been shown time and again, a great script can be written in a matter of weeks and a bad script can be worked on and reworked for years and still be bad. It's all down to the basic story.

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Bondtoys wrote:
zaphod wrote:

Not massively interested so will probably lie low and check in here very occasionally as I don't anticipate that this view will be shared or welcomed by many as any 'dissent' from the majority view gets pretty short shrift around here.

Bye for now.

Hey zaphod, you can't be serious!

We need you here and there is space for EVERY opinion - even if someone claims that Dalton made 2 decent movies  ajb007/biggrin

.....and, alas, even if someone who compares Daniel Craig to a sewer rat! ajb007/biggrin

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Bondtoys wrote:
Blackleiter wrote:

I have stated many times that I think Roger Moore is an awful James Bond, and I think that opinion goes against the majority view. But I've never been made to feel unwelcomed because of my views.

maybe I should make my points a bit clearer ??  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

I think you're right, old boy. Clearly I'm not getting it, because I keep coming back! ajb007/lol

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2015, Crap.  ajb007/crap

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Are you booked out that year, or can you squeeze in a viewing for B24 ?  ajb007/biggrin

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Blackleiter wrote:
Bondtoys wrote:
zaphod wrote:

Not massively interested so will probably lie low and check in here very occasionally as I don't anticipate that this view will be shared or welcomed by many as any 'dissent' from the majority view gets pretty short shrift around here.

Bye for now.

Hey zaphod, you can't be serious!

We need you here and there is space for EVERY opinion - even if someone claims that Dalton made 2 decent movies  ajb007/biggrin

.....and, alas, even if someone who compares Daniel Craig to a sewer rat! ajb007/biggrin

Dalton made Bond films that were more than decent and better than any Bond since. This is a fact, and common knowledge among those in the know.

The villain Silva in SKYFALL compares himself and Bond to trained rats in two monologues. Then they are shown chasing each other through underground tunnels, just like the rats in his monologues. Didn't you see the movie? or weren't you paying attention?

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Richard--W wrote:
Blackleiter wrote:
Bondtoys wrote:

Hey zaphod, you can't be serious!

We need you here and there is space for EVERY opinion - even if someone claims that Dalton made 2 decent movies  ajb007/biggrin

.....and, alas, even if someone who compares Daniel Craig to a sewer rat! ajb007/biggrin

Dalton made Bond films that were more than decent and better than any Bond since. This is a fact, and common knowledge among those in the know.

The villain Silva in SKYFALL compares himself and Bond to trained rats in two monologues. Then they are shown chasing each other through underground tunnels, just like the rats in his monologues. Didn't you see the movie? or weren't you paying attention?

You finally have a point, it was actually Silva who provided that analogy about Bond in SF (although based on some of your posts, it's not difficult to believe that you feel that way about Daniel Craig). But then you had to blow it with this line:

"Dalton made Bond films that were more than decent and better than any Bond since. This is a fact, and common knowledge among those in the know."

Do you really expect me to take seriously a guy who purports to be able to dictate to the rest of us what's FACT based on his opinion? Seriously????? Unless, of course, you just say things like that to get attention. I hope that's it, because if you actually believe that you've got real problems.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Dalton made Bond films that were more than decent and better than any Bond since. This is a fact, and common knowledge among those in the know.

No, that's an opinion. You're perfectly entitled to it but it is not a fact.

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Barbel wrote:

Dalton made Bond films that were more than decent and better than any Bond since. This is a fact, and common knowledge among those in the know.

No, that's an opinion. You're perfectly entitled to it but it is not a fact.

But, Barbel, don't you see we've all been brainwashed into thinking Skyfall was a good film?  Indeed, Barbara Broccoli has figured out how to con us into believing a horrible movie is great; to make us all spend our hard-earned money on multiple viewings, on the Blu-Rays, the soundtrack CDs, and other bric-a-brac; to blackmail Oscar and BAFTA voters into nominating the film for multiple awards; to force the critics to praise it to the skies?  My God, man, put the tinfoil on your head and you'll be able to see the truth!

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Those in the know lol

What a load of pompous tripe

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Pass the tinfoil...

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Glad to have a confirmed date to look for but truly wish it wasn't more than two years away. On the bright side, at least it gives me extra time to save for more wardrobe!

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Hardyboy wrote:
Barbel wrote:

Dalton made Bond films that were more than decent and better than any Bond since. This is a fact, and common knowledge among those in the know.

No, that's an opinion. You're perfectly entitled to it but it is not a fact.

But, Barbel, don't you see we've all been brainwashed into thinking Skyfall was a good film?  Indeed, Barbara Broccoli has figured out how to con us into believing a horrible movie is great; to make us all spend our hard-earned money on multiple viewings, on the Blu-Rays, the soundtrack CDs, and other bric-a-brac; to blackmail Oscar and BAFTA voters into nominating the film for multiple awards; to force the critics to praise it to the skies?  My God, man, put the tinfoil on your head and you'll be able to see the truth!

So that's how they did it! That seals it. I'm ordering my lifetime supply of tinfoil today!

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Lets just take in the good news. A new Bond film is on it's way

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Stay positive.  ajb007/lol  nice first post and Welcome dukebong.   ajb007/martini

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I kinda feel left out now that I'm not "in the know", because I thought there were plenty of subsequent Bond films as good, if not better than, Dalton's two. For me there are more interesting themes and subtext in Goldeneye, Casino Royale and Skyfall than in The Living Dylights, which is a pretty straightforward, LALD style adventure- IMO.

Anyway, I digress.

Between Casino Royale and Skyfall there was a six year gap. If you look at how Connery aged in the same period - from say Thunderball to Diamonds are forever; or if you look at how Moore aged between roughly TMWTGG and For Yor Eyes Only; you will see the same ageing. It's just that there are fewer films made in the same period now so hd ageing is more noticeable. Get over it.

Yes it's too long a gap but I'd rather have a good film and a long wait than the alternative...

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Barbel wrote:

I hope David Arnold gets to do the music, rather than Thomas Newman.

+ 1  ajb007/martini

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I know that Mendes did a good job, and SF was highly successful etc etc, but the producers not settling for anyone else but him is silly as there are many great directors out there that would probably love to direct it. And because of this, we now have another long wait! 2015?! ajb007/mad

In my opinion, this is a mistake. But, maybe I'll be proven wrong and be blown away by bond 24.... but I doubt many people will, because SF has set the bar so high, and now everyone is going to have ridiculosly high hopes for bond 24, especially with it being the same director.

And yes, this would probably make it Craig's last bond film too. Shame, as I wanted him to do 5.

I honestly can't believe that the producers are willing to delay it all just to get mendes back.... whatever happened to the notion that "bond is bigger than the actor?" Surely this can also be applied to "the bond franchise is bigger than the director". Yes Mendes is good, but so are hundreds of others.

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I doubt this will be the last film for Craig. Again, I think we all have to take a step back and look past Bond 24. Logan is going to be the writer and it was originally said that 24 & 25 would be a 2 part story. If this is the case and they are keeping much of the supporting cast in terms of villains and allies, then there is no reason that they shouldn't film the two movies back to back, much like the LOTR movies. I would be very surprised if Bond 25 doesn't come out by 2017. That would mean a movie every 2.5 years. I don't think that is such a big deal over the 2 year time frame from the 70's and 80's.

I would agree any more than three years would be ridiculous. But lets trust the producers who have put 2 very strong movies together in the last 6 years and the one mediocre film was released in two years.

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Barbel wrote:

I hope David Arnold gets to do the music, rather than Thomas Newman. Not putting any money on that, though.

I, too, would like to have Arnold do the score. He's the next best thing to Barry, in my opinion.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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It would be nice if they film B24 &B25 together, kind of like what Peter Jackson did with the LotR movies. Then they could edit as needed, Craig would fulfill the 2 movies he has left and then we can get B26, in 2020.

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Amazing how quickly as thread can become a jolly mess!

Ok, first of all. Oct 2015? Not bad. I have had to wait a lot longer for other films. (Star Wars, Star Trek, Finding Nemo 2, and Stargate still hasn't happened).  Plus the Bond films are usually big, complicated monsters in production and cost. All of these things mean time is needed to prepare and sort out. Look at the three Mr Craig films. All have product placement which requires negotiation and deal breaking, locations all over the shop (Skyfall had problems with India which was dropped, and Scotland which was altered) and a heap of other things to contend with.  The script is certainly the backbone of the film which makes it or breaks it. However, on something like this, everything else has to be built around it.
   
   As to Mr Craig, he looks great!  When he was first announced - Speedboat, floppy hair, life jacket) I thought oh no, what have they done?  -  Cast the best contender they could and surprised everyone, much to my own delighted surprise. I can easily see Mr C doing the next two films and doing a great job. I'm proud he is the actor playing Bond as I now match the character' s age. More or less.

  Mendes, Logan and co?  Skyfall is an enjoyable film, but I think it could be improved on in places. I am keeping an open mind. Two things I would like.  1)  Leave the introspective soul searching mumbo jumbo behind.  2) Newman's score was flat and uneventful to me. I really hope David Arnold comes back as I love his music and it feels like a better fit to Bond.


Welshboy your post No 38?  Completely agree!  ajb007/biggrin

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