Bond

Saw the new James Bond last night.

First and foremost, it’s a good flick. But I am torn, and I can see why people wouldn’t like it at all.
It’s an attempt to write a prequel to all the other Bond films, but does so in modern times.
I suppose it could be called a re-imagining, but I loathe that word, so we’ll just call it a do-over.

There are points in the film, near the end especially, where it drags. But it’s few and far between, so allowable ^_^
And at one point it seems to jump around to a degree where you wonder if you’ve blacked out and missed something important.

The reason I liked it is because it’s not your typical Bond film. It’s new, fresh(ish) and is a nice change from the norm.
And this is the same reason why a lot of people won’t like this film.
It doesn’t have all the usual Bond trademark things that make a Bond film a Bond film.
It has some, yes, but not all.

Daniel Craig does a wonderful job as the new/old Bond, but there are times where he looks really uncomfortable in the role.
That might be a direction problem, or an expectation problem.

I think this movie will allow for a new direction for the James Bond franchise, and I don’t think it’ll be a bad one.
The box office results seem to support this ^_^

1 Comment

  1. flying_squirrel
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    As much as I liked Pierce Brosnan as Bond, the writers spent way too much time angsting about how they could make James Bond work in a post-Cold War world, rather than writing fun adventures.

    I don’t know if I’ll be able to convince anyone else to go see the new movie, but it sounds like it’s worth seeing.

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