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Finally saw this. Not nearly as good as Casino Royale. The plot, to the extent there is one, is a mess, the editing a mess. I still have no idea what the connection was to CR, except constant references to Vesper and the appearance of her boyfriend at the beginning and end. I'm finding that all these movies that toss environmental themes into their plots are turning the issue into a silly fad-du-jour. And I don't mind the Americans being portrayed as corrupt or inept, but having the CIA guy being such an oaf just shows a lack of imagination.

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I saw it on the plane in Delta's first class on their entertainment system. Even on $400 noise canceling headphones it really sucked awful. They don't even know how to make truly evil bad guys anymore. Just asshole Europeans that want to rip off dictators of 3rd world nations and overcharge them for utilities. I mean really, can't they come up with some really memorable and truly despicable villains? Did they run out of ideas after Scaramanga and Hugo Drax?

 

I mean shit, they could have filmed it in New York and had Bond go after Con Ed and it would have been better.

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I saw it on the plane in Delta's first class on their entertainment system. Even on $400 noise canceling headphones it really sucked awful. They don't even know how to make truly evil bad guys anymore. Just asshole Europeans that want to rip off dictators of 3rd world nations and overcharge them for utilities. I mean really, can't they come up with some really memorable and truly despicable villains? Did they run out of ideas after Scaramanga and Hugo Drax?

 

I mean shit, they could have filmed it in New York and had Bond go after Con Ed and it would have been better.

 

You know, I couldn't for the life of me remember what it had been about, but your Con Ed reference finally jogged my memory. It did indeed suck. I don't think it's that Casino Royale set the bar so high, it's more like they weren't even trying. Or maybe they overestimated Daniel Craig's appeal.

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i think it's the director, who went after action, action, action. you don't see any evolution in bond himself, either. this bond is no bond yet, just a killing machine. plus, who said that he does not take his shirt off once? while i laughed at the time i read it, i have to say that i missed the lighter parts with witty dialogue, innuendo, and sexual tension. the women were completely dull, forgettable and marginalized too.

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