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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby commander0077again » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:51 am

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Kristatos wrote:"Goes rouge": do you mean "rogue", or is this a reference to that infamous PSA? :mrgreen:


You got me! My reliance on spell check strikes again! Although as you point out it is a rather fitting mistake! LOL


Just the other day I noted a Bond girl going rouge, overly rouge, but Commander 0077 kept his trap shut :idea:


btw Dirty Benny, I think you've just created a classic Bond line. From now on I will be thinking of things 'Going rouge.' Have you ever read the Rouge Warrior series with Richard Marcinko? In fact, I think that's the perfect term for Craig, since he's been going rouge since his first 'mission.' :cake:
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby Kristatos » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:15 am

It's something of a running joke in 2000AD fandom how often their popular character Rogue Trooper gets misspelled as Rouge Trooper in internet forums and the like.

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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby dirtybenny » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:11 am

commander0077again wrote:
commander0077again wrote:
dirtybenny wrote:
Kristatos wrote:"Goes rouge": do you mean "rogue", or is this a reference to that infamous PSA? :mrgreen:


You got me! My reliance on spell check strikes again! Although as you point out it is a rather fitting mistake! LOL


Just the other day I noted a Bond girl going rouge, overly rouge, but Commander 0077 kept his trap shut :idea:


btw Dirty Benny, I think you've just created a classic Bond line. From now on I will be thinking of things 'Going rouge.' Have you ever read the Rouge Warrior series with Richard Marcinko? In fact, I think that's the perfect term for Craig, since he's been going rouge since his first 'mission.' :cake:


Never read Marcinko myself, but when I was in the Navy my shipmates talked about him ad nauseam, kind of put me off at the time, maybe it's time to rethink that.

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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby commander0077again » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:27 am

dirtybenny wrote:
commander0077again wrote:
commander0077again wrote:
dirtybenny wrote:
Kristatos wrote:"Goes rouge": do you mean "rogue", or is this a reference to that infamous PSA? :mrgreen:


You got me! My reliance on spell check strikes again! Although as you point out it is a rather fitting mistake! LOL


Just the other day I noted a Bond girl going rouge, overly rouge, but Commander 0077 kept his trap shut :idea:


btw Dirty Benny, I think you've just created a classic Bond line. From now on I will be thinking of things 'Going rouge.' Have you ever read the Rouge Warrior series with Richard Marcinko? In fact, I think that's the perfect term for Craig, since he's been going rouge since his first 'mission.' :cake:


Never read Marcinko myself, but when I was in the Navy my shipmates talked about him ad nauseam, kind of put me off at the time, maybe it's time to rethink that.

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On Marcinko: the books aren't great literature or even the greatest thrillers. But they're funny and fast paced. The early books have a lot of blushingcussing, and one of the latest books has that RougeWarrior informing us (readers) that his publisher has advised him to tone it down. One of the latest books has him visiting North Korea, after the Supreme Leader invites him (a la Dennis Rodman). Basically the books are lots of action but little in the way of character development or actual authorship. But for Double-Os one can become nostalgic as he describes HALO jumps, freezing his bleeps off and so on.
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby dirtybenny » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:31 am

RANT #3
The “Formula”

Much has been said by Barbara Broccoli (Babs for brevities sake) about the James Bond “formula” and why it had to go after the “box office failure” of Die Another Day. This is a two part rant. First I defend the “formula” next I discuss how it became so maligned. I find her use of the word “formula” to describe the quintessential elements of the James Bond character interesting, but more on that later. These elements are of course things like gadgets, Moneypenny, Q, M, sophistication, dressing well, exotic locations etc. Without these things, no matter how the movie turns out, it won’t be a “Bond” movie. I’m pretty sure I’m preaching to the choir on this so I’ll move on to part two.

The word formula to me denotes science, as if there is some mathematical algorithm to create a successful Bond film, a check list of all that MUST be in the film.

“Shaken not stirred”, Check

“Bond, James Bond”, Check

Gadget laden watch, definitely

Gadget laden car, of course!

If this much “Bond” is good then 10 times as much is ten times better. That changed after DAD “flopped” in her mind. Personally I feel movie making is more culinary than chemistry. A dash of this a pinch of that, season to taste. You don’t throw all the ingredients in the bowl every time you cook, which is precisely what Babs did once she took the reins of EON. The perfect example is this, in the first 30 years of Bond Cubby Broccoli included a gadget laden spy car 3 times, once per decade. Perhaps out of enjoyment for the idea, maybe the well ran dry, it doesn’t really matter. Compare that to Babs, 3 cars 3 movies in a row, 4 if you include the Z3 in Goldeneye which had gadgets but weren’t used. If you pack every movie with every trope, of course things get a little dull, but that doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water. I needn’t tell you the last three “Bond” movies had little to no “Bond” in them.

I leave you with this. When Roger Moore took over the role with LALD, Broccoli and Saltzman made a conscious effort to distance him from Connery, no martinis, not even vodka, he only drank bourbon in that film, I don’t even think he said “Bond, James Bond” ether, yet it didn’t feel any less “Bond” than the previous films.

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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby Barry Niven » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:40 am

dirtybenny wrote:I leave you with this. When Roger Moore took over the role with LALD, Broccoli and Saltzman made a conscious effort to distance him from Connery, no martinis, not even vodka, he only drank bourbon in that film, I don’t even think he said “Bond, James Bond” ether, yet it didn’t feel any less “Bond” than the previous films.


Not to impune your very well-put and dead-accurate observations on the whole, but I have to kindly point out a correction on that last part. Roger Moore DID introduce himself as "Bond, James Bond" in LALD to Solitaire after their first meeting in "Mr. Big"s New York hideout. Otherwise, it would've been too conspicuous a cop-out given that this was Moore's debut after the previous Newcomer George Lazenby got to say it TWICE in his only appearance in OHMSS.

Also, for the record, Sean Connery didn't always introduce himself as "Bond, James Bond" in every single appearance, only 3: DN, GF & DAF (and counting NSNA: 4). But since he was the first - and still by far, the COOL-estht - it's often assumed he said it every time. Although it was more likely that it just wasn't necessary for him to say it so often because it was taken for granted that HE was James Bond. Moore, on the other hand, always said "Bond, James Bond", perhaps to convince himself as much as the audience given the pressure to uphold the standard set by Connery.

Incidentally, Moore also didn't wear a Tuxedo in LALD itself (aside from publicity pics), making that another departure of sorts that would only be partially reversed when he wore a White Dinner Jacket in TMWTGG (which was unfortunately spoiled by him getting his ass handed to him by two sumo wrestlers and a Midget whacking him on the back of the head with a trident) before he finally went Back In Black for TSWLM onwards.
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby The Saint 007 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:18 pm

Most people will say that Skyfall's success was due to the brilliant direction of Sam Mendes, or Daniel Craig's awesomeness. But I think the biggest factors of the success was the 50th anniversary and reintroducing some classic Bond elements. One thing I can say that Skyfall did right was it upset some of the Casino Royale/Quantum Of Solace crowd with classic elements retuning. When reading through various forums and online reviews, I've noticed some fans, particularly the Quantum cultists, freaking out about how the wonderful new rebooted direction is going to slip back to the campy/crappy old one.

But then I do see some Craig fans who say they wouldn't mind seeing his Bond driving a gadget laden car and having a little more fun. And with constant references to the classics being made in Craig's Bond films, the old formula can't be all that bad as some claim. The problem ultimately comes down to the producers not knowing how to properly execute the old formula.
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby Kristatos » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:02 pm

Yes, I do think Skyfall was an attempt at a course correction. But it couldn't extract its head from its arse, so we got classic Bond elements mixed with poetry readings and art appreciation classes.

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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby dirtybenny » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:34 am

Not to impune your very well-put and dead-accurate observations on the whole, but I have to kindly point out a correction on that last part. Roger Moore DID introduce himself as "Bond, James Bond" in LALD to Solitaire after their first meeting in "Mr. Big"s New York hideout. Otherwise, it would've been too conspicuous a cop-out given that this was Moore's debut after the previous Newcomer George Lazenby got to say it TWICE in his only appearance in OHMSS.


Thanks for the correction, Barry. I was going from memory and missed that. As you point out there were other departures from the formula in LALD, no tuxedo, no Q (although his gadgets did make it in), M briefs Bond away from his office (this time in Bond's flat), etc. The point being for all it's strengths and weakness' LALD isn't any less a Bond film because of these deletions. Also as pointed out Connery's Bond didn't do everything associated with Bond either. I don't need all these things in a Bond movie, but I need SOME of them otherwise it's just another generic action film.
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby commander0077again » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:50 am

Barry Niven wrote:
dirtybenny wrote:I leave you with this. When Roger Moore took over the role with LALD, Broccoli and Saltzman made a conscious effort to distance him from Connery, no martinis, not even vodka, he only drank bourbon in that film, I don’t even think he said “Bond, James Bond” ether, yet it didn’t feel any less “Bond” than the previous films.


Not to impune your very well-put and dead-accurate observations on the whole, but I have to kindly point out a correction on that last part. Roger Moore DID introduce himself as "Bond, James Bond" in LALD to Solitaire after their first meeting in "Mr. Big"s New York hideout. Otherwise, it would've been too conspicuous a cop-out given that this was Moore's debut after the previous Newcomer George Lazenby got to say it TWICE in his only appearance in OHMSS.

Also, for the record, Sean Connery didn't always introduce himself as "Bond, James Bond" in every single appearance, only 3: DN, GF & DAF (and counting NSNA: 4). But since he was the first - and still by far, the COOL-estht - it's often assumed he said it every time. Although it was more likely that it just wasn't necessary for him to say it so often because it was taken for granted that HE was James Bond. Moore, on the other hand, always said "Bond, James Bond", perhaps to convince himself as much as the audience given the pressure to uphold the standard set by Connery.

Incidentally, Moore also didn't wear a Tuxedo in LALD itself (aside from publicity pics), making that another departure of sorts that would only be partially reversed when he wore a White Dinner Jacket in TMWTGG (which was unfortunately spoiled by him getting his ass handed to him by two sumo wrestlers and a Midget whacking him on the back of the head with a trident) before he finally went Back In Black for TSWLM onwards.


When RM introduced himself as "Bond ...." there was importantly the Bond theme in the background, it was always a shame that when the Pierce introduced himself the theme never played.
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby commander0077again » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:54 am

Btway, Dirtybenny, I noticed today that Nissan has announced their latest model, yesh you guessed it: the Rogue! Of course, I now see it as the Rouge. :cake:
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby FormerBondFan » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:18 am

commander0077again wrote:
Barry Niven wrote:
dirtybenny wrote:I leave you with this. When Roger Moore took over the role with LALD, Broccoli and Saltzman made a conscious effort to distance him from Connery, no martinis, not even vodka, he only drank bourbon in that film, I don’t even think he said “Bond, James Bond” ether, yet it didn’t feel any less “Bond” than the previous films.


Not to impune your very well-put and dead-accurate observations on the whole, but I have to kindly point out a correction on that last part. Roger Moore DID introduce himself as "Bond, James Bond" in LALD to Solitaire after their first meeting in "Mr. Big"s New York hideout. Otherwise, it would've been too conspicuous a cop-out given that this was Moore's debut after the previous Newcomer George Lazenby got to say it TWICE in his only appearance in OHMSS.

Also, for the record, Sean Connery didn't always introduce himself as "Bond, James Bond" in every single appearance, only 3: DN, GF & DAF (and counting NSNA: 4). But since he was the first - and still by far, the COOL-estht - it's often assumed he said it every time. Although it was more likely that it just wasn't necessary for him to say it so often because it was taken for granted that HE was James Bond. Moore, on the other hand, always said "Bond, James Bond", perhaps to convince himself as much as the audience given the pressure to uphold the standard set by Connery.

Incidentally, Moore also didn't wear a Tuxedo in LALD itself (aside from publicity pics), making that another departure of sorts that would only be partially reversed when he wore a White Dinner Jacket in TMWTGG (which was unfortunately spoiled by him getting his ass handed to him by two sumo wrestlers and a Midget whacking him on the back of the head with a trident) before he finally went Back In Black for TSWLM onwards.


When RM introduced himself as "Bond ...." there was importantly the Bond theme in the background, it was always a shame that when the Pierce introduced himself the theme never played.


The thing about Pierce's Bond introducing himself in GE is that it took place at the casino, the same environment where Sean's Bond first uttered the iconic catchphrase.
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby dirtybenny » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:04 am

Kristatos wrote:Yes, I do think Skyfall was an attempt at a course correction. But it couldn't extract its head from its arse, so we got classic Bond elements mixed with poetry readings and art appreciation classes.



They also couldn't decide wither Craig is a new agent with one mission under his belt or an old over the hill veteran. They also forgot they rebooted the series when they threw in the DB5.
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Postby John P. Drake » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:14 am

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Kristatos wrote:Yes, I do think Skyfall was an attempt at a course correction. But it couldn't extract its head from its arse, so we got classic Bond elements mixed with poetry readings and art appreciation classes.



They also couldn't decide wither Craig is a new agent with one mission under his belt or an old over the hill veteran. They also forgot they rebooted the series when they threw in the DB5.

What I call this reboot series, mediocre at best. They have no bloody idea of what they are doing. First, we've had the so-called "Bond" (heck, I can't even dare to call him 'Bond') pulling himself together in the end where his "lover" was killed off, thinking that the next entry in this new series will have everything going back to the Classic Bond agenda, but nope, we've got something worse... the shakycam-inspired Bourne-knock off Quantum of Solace, with the 'protagonist' falling apart, mourning the death of Miss Lynd (whom we thought the case was actually closed), going drunk and having "sleepless nights" because it has infected him so hard. Yikes. Then, the incredibly ballsed-up Skyfall, with three incomplete plots inserted into one, and none of them actually make sense. Wasn't the whole point of the movie getting that stolen hard drive? Copying the 1996 Mission: Impossible movie? Exposing the identities of non-official cover NATO operatives? Then, we come to chasing down an assassin (who was supposed to be a thief in the pre-title sequence), hitting on someone's head we actually don't even know of or about. Then, we have been chasing cyber-terrorist whose entire life was to plot an "extraordinary" death for M... sorry, that's not a villain's purpose. That's a mook, at best! In the end, we have M dead, the guy called 'Bond' 's house blown up, his mission failed to be accomplished, and that's three in a row where we have been getting a bloody depressive and incoherent ending. Now, this new M (the only good thing in the entire film) took the agent back to the service, and we got the feeling that 'Bond has become Bond', again, which turned out to be false when the incredibly idiotic John Logan stated that 'Bond will be exploring more of his fears in the next movie' (boring!) which means we have another QoS coming in the pathetic modern-day (if you know what I mean!) soap opera aspect, with a touch of the latest Lone Ranger idea in mind. Miss Moneypenny (now black! with the first name being 'Eve' instead of 'Jane') comes to play as the sidekick of this blond and emotionally unstable agent, and of course, probably have him shot again instead of the villain he's engaged in fistfight with.

Another laughable think about the Craig era... Heineken and [advertise your brand here]. LOL! I think the best way to take the piss out of the Craig era is to read the MAD Magazine issue where the author cripples Craig's 'Bond' into shreds.

Let's face it, gentlemen. If that bloody feminist, Barbara Broccoli is the head of the operations, then Bond is dead a long ago. She'll be alive for another 30 years to ruin the franchise more, so why bother spending a penny on EON's product? As for Michael G. Wilson? He's suffering from Alzheimer's most likely, because he doesn't know what he's doing. _.///
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Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:33 pm

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Let's face it, gentlemen. If that bloody feminist, Barbara Broccoli is the head of the operations, then Bond is dead a long ago. She'll be alive for another 30 years to ruin the franchise more, so why bother spending a penny on EON's product?


I think you've summed up there why the Bond series is probably dead.


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Yes, I do think Skyfall was an attempt at a course correction. But it couldn't extract its head from its arse, so we got classic Bond elements mixed with poetry readings and art appreciation classes.


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Postby dirtybenny » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:22 pm

This week's rant is a long one. Of course when ranting about QOS one needs to take awhile.

Rant #4

Quantum of Solace The Bourne Bondentity or Quantity of Jump Cuts

I think the folks at EON had the Bourne movies on a continual loop while writing this movie, and they set the tone early, this is no Bond film. We jump strait in to the plot, if you can call it that, no gun barrel, because god forbid we think we’re watching a Bond film here! Some quick shots of cars speeding, a spin out, jump cut to a clutch pedal, back to cars on a dirt road, a car flies over the railing, and Craig pulls in to the MI6 safe house. (Doesn’t this safe house look eerily similar to the New Orleans safe house in the Everything Or Nothing video game?) We’re treated to Craig’s patented acting style “Method Mumbling” ™. An MI6 agent isn’t who they seem, thanks Purvis and Wade! And we’re off and running literally! Jump cut to a sewer, jump cut to a roof top, followed by a frame by frame, shot by shot recreation of the Moroccan roof chase from the Bourne Ultimatum. Complete with Craig jumping through a closed window! Jump cut to a bell tower more jump cuts, the baddie is dead, how? Does it really matter at this point? More “Method Mumbling”™ and we’re off to exotic Haiti! Forget The Bahamas, Jamaica, the Virgin Islands, when I think Bond locations I think Haiti. Craig goes to a hotel room belonging to another faceless forgettable cutout of a henchman and a shot by shot, frame by frame recreation of the knife fight in Bourne’s apartment from the Bourne Identity plays out. However at least in Bourne I saw that he picked up a cheap ball point pen to defend himself. I would honestly like to know what Craig picked up and used to kill his attacker, because all I saw was feet, hands, feet, feet, head, hands, smash through glass, head, hands, bad guy bloody and dying on patio. Next Craig meets girl, “Method Mumbling”™, ends up on motorbike and is it me or does this sequence remind you of the motorbike scene in the Bourne Ultimatum? Anyway jump cut bike on pier, jump cut bike on boat, jump cut Craig takes fishing boat, with nary a complaint from the locals, I guess they know he’s doing the lord’s work here. Jump cut to Craig’s boat hitting the General’s boat, legs, arms, arms, legs, and the girl is on Craig’s boat. She exclaims take me back! (To be fair so would I if I found myself staring in to that mug!) To which Craig retorts “Maybe I’ll do that later” now who among you can read that and say there isn’t any witty one liners in Bond films anymore, such writing! I haven’t heard witticisms like that since I last visited a 3rd grade playground. Next we’re treated to more dizzying seizure inducing smash cuts featuring boats, water, and machine guns this time. Suddenly one of the baddies’ boats runs up the back of Craig’s boat. Craig throws a grappling hook in to the bow of the baddies’ boat and somehow sends it cartwheeling end over end. This scene has always bugged me, if someone can explain to me what actually happened. No shot of an anchor thrown overboard, with the other end of the rope attached, nothing! What the hell happened! Next Craig pulls in to a friendly port and dumps of the girl who is now unconscious, after going through all that trouble to get her why hold on to her, because when investigating a terrorist organization or anything for that matter you want to throw away your only lead. Craig drives through the lovely backdrop of Haiti where we see a naked man ironing a shirt in some rubble and some burnt out cars on his way to the airport. Craig wings his way to Austria to catch an opera. Lucky Craig just happens to find a custom fit tuxedo sitting in a locker and proceeds to the lobby. He spots a man get a gift bag handed to him from a different part of the guest services table than everyone else, so Craig follows him to the bathroom and murders him. I mean it could have been this man had season tickets and therefor got a special gift bag that was different for everyone else but luck for Craig he was somehow involved. Craig celebrates by tearing off the door knob like the incredible hulk and heads back stage. He lets the bad guys know he’s watching and snaps some impossible photos. Somehow the bad guys know he is tucked way up in the backdrop, because a henchman makes straight for him. Fast jump cuts smash together footage of gunfire, running and fire. Suddenly we find him one on one with some guy on the roof. Craig indiscriminately throws him off in a manner similar to how Moore threw Shandor off the Cairo rooftop in TSWLM. Guy lands on the hood of the main bad guy’s car without a scratch after falling 4 stories. Because he dares to glance in the general direction of the main bad guy he orders him shot. Craig is accused of the death and without offering any defense runs off to Italy. In Italy Craig meets his old friend Mathis who for some reason leaves his palatial villa and bikini clad girl friend to bankroll and accompany the man who had him tortured to Bolivia. Wow Bolivia another great location for a Bond film! I say dripping with sarcasm. In Bolivia Craig is met at the airport by a 90 pound fashion model who tells him she is under orders to return him to London. Let’s see, you have a highly trained government killing machine rampaging across the globe to fulfill his own personal vendetta and you send Barbie to put a stop to him. Needless to say it doesn’t go well, Craig seduces her with some corny line about stationary and we find ourselves at a party. Craig bumps in to the girl he dumped off in Haiti and they run off to look at the bad guy’s scheme. Too bad he didn’t have enough patience to wait for her to wake up he could have saved us all a lot of headache. Cops pull Craig over, I suppose for impersonating James Bond, and order him to open the trunk. In the trunk we find a semiconscious Mathis. Craig is suspicious of the cops but waits for them to shoot Mathis before easily dispatching them. Craig dumps his friend (who need I remind you dropped everything to accompany him to Bolivia) in a trash bin for some reason, according to Craig because Mathis wouldn’t care. Next a useless aerial dogfight made up of more seizure inducing jump cuts and a cheesy CGI freefall. They open the parachute 5 feet from the ground because that’s how parachutes work and everything’s fine. They wander a dank cave comparing Mommy issues until they find an underground lake. Then they hop a bus back to town where low and behold Mommy herself is waiting for Craig. She chastises him in front of the dead agent fashion model who is posed in a rip off of, I mean homage to Goldfinger. Craig is cuffed placed in an elevator with 4 other supposedly trained agents and Craig knocks them all down with his hands tied behind his back in a 10 second flurry of feet and hands. Craig leaves his dispatched brethren behind and rejoins Mommy muttering something about what a great piece of tail agent super model was and reindeers himself to her. Craig meets Felix Lieter at a dive bar where they mumble insults about each other’s home countries, and then fast cut shots of swat teams and kung fu. Craig goes to the desert for the big final showdown which takes place in one continuous orgy of jump cuts, blurry camera work, and explosions. Craig has his man but lets him go when he hears a gunshot from the room where his compatriot was attempting her own act of vengeance. He rushes in to find her cowering in a corner, they make a quick murder suicide pact and just as we are about to be rid of Craig forever he shoots a hydrogen cell blowing up the entire room save for our heroes who step out of the burning inferno looking fresh as daisies. Craig recaptures his target mumbles, lets him go again, because apparently there is no way he could survive a 25 mile walk in the desert and no way his organization would let him live. Craig drops the girl off at a ramshackle train station, but not before groping at her like a nervous 14 year old on a first date. The girl shows the only quantum of decency in this film by rebuffing him and promptly leaving. Craig runs off to Russia to have it out with Vesper’s former lover. Craig mumbles at him leaves and meets Mommy who is waiting for him outside. Craig says something about Mommy being right about Vesper whatever that was and we get the best part of the movie the closing credits!

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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby John P. Drake » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:47 pm

If only Babs have read this rant, dirtybenny. Couldn't have been said any better or accurate!
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby The Saint 007 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:54 am

I will never understand why some say that Quantum Of Solace gets more enjoyable with repeated viewings, or how it will be the next On Her Majesty's Secret Service in that it will gain more appreciation years from now.
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby Kristatos » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:51 pm

The Saint 007 wrote:I will never understand why some say that Quantum Of Solace gets more enjoyable with repeated viewings, or how it will be the next On Her Majesty's Secret Service in that it will gain more appreciation years from now.

Because it sounds like a clever thing to say. Some newspapers and magazines, of the sort read by people who go to a lot of dinner parties, actually publish weekly or monthly lists of approved opinions, for those too shallow to think for themselves. They will usually have one movie, one TV show etc with a brief synopsis and "What to say".
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Re: Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

Postby commander0077again » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:19 am

DB's latest rant!
A very detailed one, DB! (btw, your initials are like the Aston Martin DB series)... I am amazed that you could remember all the details. As soon as Craig fills the screen, my mind goes half asleep and I just watch for the 'action' but not action in a Bond film, since this isn't a Bond film.
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