Monday, May 21, 2012

SKYFALL Teaser Trailer


Well, it's an intriguing teaser, I'll give it that, and visually, it looks good. But I haven't really been much of a fan of the Craig era of 007, and was really disappointed in Quantum Of Solace. I also miss the James Bond theme. But... I look forward to seeing more, and hope that the producers surprise me in a more positive way with Skyfall....

5 comments:

Liza said...

At first, I did not understand why Pierce Bronson was ineffective Bond. He definitely looked the part..but I have grown the most interest in the depth of this Daniel Craig's Bond. For the first time in Bond history, I can recall storylines accordingly to each separate movie..

James O Durbin II said...

I agree whole heartily, while the new movies would be good spy flix, they miss the components of the 007 movies I grew up with. Charismatic smooth talking ladies men driving futuristic cars and wearing awesome wrist watches.

Christopher Mills said...

Why do so many people have difficulty with the name "Brosnan?"

As for Daniel Craig; the way the franchise is currently portraying Bond - as a mumbling, murderous, rebellious thug - is not my preferred conception of the character. They've stripped away everything that made Bond different from other action/adventure heroes (taste, wit and style) and replaced it with a very generic spy character, specifically, an inferior Jason Bourne imitation.

As for the stories; Casino Royale was horribly structured, and the only parts that really worked were the parts taken directly from the novel. As for Quantum Of Solace, it had no story at all. It was a series of incoherent situations and non-sequitur dialogue loosely - and poorly - strung together.

The Rush Blog said...

James Bond was always a thug. He was a thug in the novels. And he was a thug in the movies. One of his best examples of thuggery was his murder of Professor Dent in "DR. NO".

Sorry Chris, but I don't agree with your assessment of Craig's tenure as Bond. I'm enjoying it too much.

Christopher Mills said...

You and I define "thug" differently, then.

A cold and calculated execution, as that of Dent in Dr. No, is far from the two-fisted, no-thought-to-the-consequences brutality of this current incarnation of the character. I really don't see Craig's Bond having the patience to wait for Dent to show up; I think he'd go charging off after him like, well, a thug.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and there is no accounting for taste. We like what we like, and vice versa. I just happen to dislike both the direction of the current films and the casting of Daniel Craig. If you're enjoying it, then seriously, good for you. Me, not so much.

Maybe if Craig would actually enunciate instead of mumbling all his line readings...