BFI: Seven underrated Bond films

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BFI: Seven underrated Bond films

Postby carl stromberg » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:49 pm

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Re: BFI: Seven underrated Bond films

Postby Veronica » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:48 pm

Good list. Although I disagree with the notion that Halle Berry gives stellar support. She was dreadfully irritating.
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Re: BFI: Seven underrated Bond films

Postby acid » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:16 pm

Veronica wrote:Good list. Although I disagree with the notion that Halle Berry gives stellar support. She was dreadfully irritating.


Very much agreed. And of those I still think AVTAK is the most massively underrated of all. They're even a bit harsh on it in that article! I found the fire truck chase a bit pointless and illogical but it's much less silly than the Moonraker Bondola sequence and dare I say it still more fun than most of Craig's chases. The use of the truck's rear wheel steering was kind of cool. I know Roger didn't like the excessive violence but it fits Zorin's psychopathy and is tame compared to, say, LTK. I think Walken's Zorin is one of the strongest of all Moore's villains and I'd even say a bit more realistic than say Drax or Stromberg (Sorry carl :wink: ). We've covered the unfair criticism of Rog's age before.

Oh, the lasers in DAD were just stupid, I thought. If you're going to rip off an old movie, at least do something very different or better with it. Entrapment had the best lasers of all! :mrgreen:
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Re: BFI: Seven underrated Bond films

Postby Veronica » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:49 pm

Isn't the most famous Entrapment scene the one with the lasers and... Zeta Jones' famous body part? :wink:
DAD lasers were indeed very very stupid. But even those didn't irritate me more than Halle Berry.
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Postby acid » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:26 pm

Veronica wrote:Isn't the most famous Entrapment scene the one with the lasers and... Zeta Jones' famous body part? :wink:


Well yes, yes it is. Although I'd say it's a few famous body parts, really. And Catherine is very, very good at it. :D
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Postby acid » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:33 pm

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Postby dirtybenny » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:46 pm

Hate to burst your bubble (see what I did there? :wink: :P ) but if memory serves I believe she used a body double for that scene.
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Re: BFI: Seven underrated Bond films

Postby acid » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:04 pm

dirtybenny wrote:Hate to burst your bubble (see what I did there? :wink: :P ) but if memory serves I believe she used a body double for that scene.


Dammit benny! The world just became a slightly less amazing place. :?
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Re: BFI: Seven underrated Bond films

Postby dirtybenny » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:53 pm

Sorry old boy, but I remember it being quite the controversy at the time the film came out, anyway just because it isn't her's doesn't make it any less appealing!
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