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Number24 wrote:

In my opinion everyone should pretend Brothergate never happened and never talk about it, and that includes the characters in the films.

ajb007/cheers in an ideal world, but waltz is in NTTD unfortunately.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Number24 wrote:

In my opinion everyone should pretend Brothergate never happened and never talk about it, and that includes the characters in the films.

I agree. That's really the only way to move on from it. I don't see any way to retcon it in dialogue.

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Chriscoop wrote:
Number24 wrote:

In my opinion everyone should pretend Brothergate never happened and never talk about it, and that includes the characters in the films.

ajb007/cheers in an ideal world, but waltz is in NTTD unfortunately.

He is, but that could work fine if they just don't remind the audience about the brother thing in the dialogue.

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The script idea, that dare not speak its name  ajb007/wink

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Number24 wrote:

In my opinion everyone should pretend Brothergate never happened and never talk about it, and that includes the characters in the films.

Matt S wrote:

I agree. That's really the only way to move on from it. I don't see any way to retcon it in dialogue.

maybe that's why the movie's so long, it's going to take almost three hours to come up with a longwinded overcomplicated explanation of how what we all know we heard in the last movie was actually not what really happened.


gunbarrel as usual
film begins with Bond holding Blofeld and his cat at gunpoint

Bond: now I've got you dear brother

Blofeld: Brother? who said anything about brother? oh! oh you thought ... oh, haha, that was all a mistake! you see, James, its kind of a funny story, what i meant to say is, that is, um, er,  blablablabla...

(three hours later)

Blofeld: ... and that's why it sounded like I said you were my longlost fosterbrother! hahaha, what a funny misunderstanding! hahahaha, whew!
well, are you ready for the torture scene?

Bond: alright,, alright Blofeld, whatever, I don't care anymore, just stop talking, can't we all go home, please? please make it stop!!!

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I'm not really surprised by the run time. When I spoiled some if not a lot of the opening because I wanted to see if the bike jump was real. The amount of footage seemed like a lot for the opening sequence. And if they are adding stuff to attempt to clean up and make sense of this whole Daniel Craig series with the final movie, that's going to take a while.

I might not watch this one in theaters. I hate being disappointed and remember the feeling I had as I walked out of seeing Die Another Day. Shock, disgust, and surprised at the mess.

"Better late than never."

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A great movie never feels to long, and a bad movie cant get over soon enough.

Seriously, if the movie is great the time will fly by.

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SilentSpy wrote:

I'm not really surprised by the run time. When I spoiled some if not a lot of the opening because I wanted to see if the bike jump was real. The amount of footage seemed like a lot for the opening sequence. And if they are adding stuff to attempt to clean up and make sense of this whole Daniel Craig series with the final movie, that's going to take a while.

I might not watch this one in theaters. I hate being disappointed and remember the feeling I had as I walked out of seeing Die Another Day. Shock, disgust, and surprised at the mess.

Just my own personal opinion.... I don't think you really experience a movie like a Bond film unless you see it in a proper theater; but like I said, that's just me.

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That's me too. (let's start our own #Metoo for cinema lovers  ajb007/lol )

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Its a negative for me and will factor into me seeing it less or at all, so I am rooting for the 113 minute rumor.

There is nothing good that could warrant 163 minutes. Yes it's possible that there is a 1 hour grand spectacle at the 100 minute mark. There is no evidence of that in the trailer. Take what they have given you. We are getting less Bond, more Scooby-Doo gang. Dark knight rises at 165 minutes is a prime example. Very little batman in that movie. They will give him less to do so that these strong empowered women can shine. More telationships, says daniel craig. It's about the 3 women, says barbara

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Number24 wrote:

That's me too. (let's start our own #Metoo for cinema lovers  ajb007/lol )

I m in! Would love to see some Bond-Movies in the theatre! My first Bond in the theatre was Casino Royale, unforgettable.

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Shatterfang wrote:

Its a negative for me and will factor into me seeing it less or at all, so I am rooting for the 113 minute rumor.

There is nothing good that could warrant 163 minutes. Yes it's possible that there is a 1 hour grand spectacle at the 100 minute mark. There is no evidence of that in the trailer. Take what they have given you. We are getting less Bond, more Scooby-Doo gang. Dark knight rises at 165 minutes is a prime example. Very little batman in that movie. They will give him less to do so that these strong empowered women can shine. More telationships, says daniel craig. It's about the 3 women, says barbara

I think it will be to make a much more rounded film appealing to all, rather than just a Bond movie. Whether that's right or wrong and works, we'll see. I'm super excited and think it will be a good watch.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Shatterfang wrote:

Its a negative for me and will factor into me seeing it less or at all, so I am rooting for the 113 minute rumor.

There is nothing good that could warrant 163 minutes. Yes it's possible that there is a 1 hour grand spectacle at the 100 minute mark. There is no evidence of that in the trailer. Take what they have given you. We are getting less Bond, more Scooby-Doo gang. Dark knight rises at 165 minutes is a prime example. Very little batman in that movie. They will give him less to do so that these strong empowered women can shine. More telationships, says daniel craig. It's about the 3 women, says barbara

Well it is 163 minutes. I would not jump to any conclusions about seeing less Bond. IMO, being Craig's last Bond, we will get plenty of Bond. My guess is that while the women will certainly be prominently featured, Craig/Bond will be right there with them in most of their scenes. EON wanted Craig back waaaaaay too much and payed him waaaaay too much to have his screen time reduced and become a secondary character.

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HowardB wrote:
Shatterfang wrote:

Its a negative for me and will factor into me seeing it less or at all, so I am rooting for the 113 minute rumor.

There is nothing good that could warrant 163 minutes. Yes it's possible that there is a 1 hour grand spectacle at the 100 minute mark. There is no evidence of that in the trailer. Take what they have given you. We are getting less Bond, more Scooby-Doo gang. Dark knight rises at 165 minutes is a prime example. Very little batman in that movie. They will give him less to do so that these strong empowered women can shine. More telationships, says daniel craig. It's about the 3 women, says barbara

Well it is 163 minutes. I would not jump to any conclusions about seeing less Bond. IMO, being Craig's last Bond, we will get plenty of Bond. My guess is that while the women will certainly be prominently featured, Craig/Bond will be right there with them in most of their scenes. EON wanted Craig back waaaaaay too much and payed him waaaaay too much to have his screen time reduced and become a secondary character.

Exactly, it seems very clear based off trailer/marketing the film is built around Bond/Swann's relationship. Bond is half of that and the character who's point of view we're seeing the story through.