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Old 06-12-2017, 01:03 AM
 
Location: BBB and FDA and Mission:Impossible #1
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I don't remember if I'd seen QoS yet. I watched Casino Royale on DVD and Spectre at the theatre. I always like Bond and haven't seen one that I didn't like. I will say though that the Daniel Craig movies came at an unforgettable time in my life and will always be a part of that.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:23 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I don't remember if I'd seen QoS yet. I watched Casino Royale on DVD and Spectre at the theatre. I always like Bond and haven't seen one that I didn't like. I will say though that the Daniel Craig movies came at an unforgettable time in my life and will always be a part of that.
See QoS. I think it's highly underrated for the same reasons somebody else stated here.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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I can't pick one over another to me they just kept getting better Daniel Craig is the best Bond since Connery. I hope he comes back even though I heard he's done.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:31 PM
 
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Casino Royale was the best Bond film in a generation; resurrected the franchise with its harder edge and a return to a a more intimate, and less glamorous Bond- Craig was what Bond once was, but yet more relaxed than Bronson and in particular, the disaster that was Timothy Dalton. Yes, Bond movies are suppose to be over the top as always, but the franchise had morphed into way too much of a cartoonish 'A Team' mentality thru the years. Unfortunately, Casino Royale has still set the bar since. The Craig films have gotten steadily worse. Skyfall didn't feel like a Bond flick and in some ways I liked it, but some of it was just too over the top; the opening train scene, not to mention a country's inability to reign in Raoul Silva, the flick's villain, without Craig encountering his entire entourage at Bond's stomping grounds was just too much for me.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:35 PM
 
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I can't pick one over another to me they just kept getting better Daniel Craig is the best Bond since Connery. I hope he comes back even though I heard he's done.
Yes, they are moving on. Craig was very good, albeit the films I felt got steadily worse since Casino Royale. Count me as one of the few who liked Roger Moore, as well as Connery. Bronsan wasn't as bad as I thought he would be, albeit the films he was in were atrocious. Timothy Dalton was just a disaster regardless of the story lines and production elements.
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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Yes, they are moving on. Craig was very good, albeit the films I felt got steadily worse since Casino Royale. Count me as one of the few who liked Roger Moore, as well as Connery. Bronsan wasn't as bad as I thought he would be, albeit the films he was in were atrocious. Timothy Dalton was just a disaster regardless of the story lines and production elements.


I grew up with Roger Moore & while I liked him and he did play on my favorite Bond movie. (Live And Let Die) Jane Seymour. The movies were a but to campy like Adams West Batman. If you like that it's all good but Connery had a good mix of both. Craig is a bit more serious and lightly campy. Bronsan reminded me of a younger Connery but as you said the movies weren't that great.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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I've seen them all at some point. But I couldn't tell you the plot or even tell you which clip belongs to which movie. They've become entirely forgettable action films unfortunately.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I havent seen any of Dannys movies...... The newest one i have seen is TOMMOROW NEVER DIES (1997) and that one was Ok I guess..........
About the same for me. I saw Craig's "Casino Royale".....and I haven't bothered with a Bond flick since then (though I do have used purchases in the library for eventually).

I have no great complaints with Mr. Craig; I do have complaints with the reboot of the franchise.

Long story short, the kid in the candy store (or bull in the china shop) that was shown, such as the blowing up of an embassy, was not what I expect of Bond.

It's like what Chiun told Remo Williams in one of The Destroyer books, "Why do I reach you all these ancient techniques when you are just going to use 99 cents of gasoline to accomplish the task?".
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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About the same for me. I saw Craig's "Casino Royale".....and I haven't bothered with a Bond flick since then (though I do have used purchases in the library for eventually).

I have no great complaints with Mr. Craig; I do have complaints with the reboot of the franchise.

Long story short, the kid in the candy store (or bull in the china shop) that was shown, such as the blowing up of an embassy, was not what I expect of Bond.

It's like what Chiun told Remo Williams in one of The Destroyer books, "Why do I reach you all these ancient techniques when you are just going to use 99 cents of gasoline to accomplish the task?".
I don't agree with your summation of the Craig era, but you get big bonus points for quoting Warren Murphy's Remo Williams books. I used to devour those when I was in high school.....
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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I don't agree with your summation of the Craig era, but you get big bonus points for quoting Warren Murphy's Remo Williams books. I used to devour those when I was in high school.....


I LOVED the books would love to see them do another movie. Too bad the original cast is too old.
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