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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #90 on: November 29, 2008, 01:40:06 PM »
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this was considerably better than casino royale.  i actually watched both yesterday b/c casino royale was on showtime, and it is sooo boring. i mean, they literally play poker for like an hour. people are going to be so confused when they watch that 30 years from now, having no idea what a popular fad poker was during this time period. 

do you feel this way about westerns or a movie like The Sting?

watching it on Showtime right now myself and i love the overall tone of it.  far from boring.  plus there's plenty of excitement mixed in during the game.  enjoying the movie more so than my first viewing of it and its actually making me wanna get out to see the new one.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #91 on: November 30, 2008, 10:37:57 PM »
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took a bunch of teenagers to see it, second viewing gave me a headache.  that editing was so obnoxious.
is it universally agreed that the editing through the action scenes were awful?
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #92 on: November 30, 2008, 10:39:09 PM »
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is it universally agreed that the editing through the action scenes were awful?
yep.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #93 on: November 30, 2008, 11:00:00 PM »
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Nope.

(the Greengrass Bourne's are far more disorienting)
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #94 on: December 01, 2008, 01:12:27 PM »
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Nope.

(the Greengrass Bourne's are far more disorienting)

But Greengrass does it right.  It pulls you into the action instead sending you marching out with it's finger pointed like Bond does.

I just watched the Bourne trilogy again this weekend.  It wins.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #95 on: December 01, 2008, 01:55:47 PM »
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Nope.

(the Greengrass Bourne's are far more disorienting)

But Greengrass does it right.  It pulls you into the action instead sending you marching out with it's finger pointed like Bond does.

I just watched the Bourne trilogy again this weekend.  It wins.

But at least Bond is an interesting character. I'd much rather James make me nauseous and I didn't even mind the choppy editing in QOS, it was just a really crappy story. I did rewatch Casino Royale recently and it does feel really long but then again QOS does too and it's not even two hours.
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #96 on: March 28, 2009, 11:39:40 AM »
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This was a very very fun revenge flick. It had everything in a revenge film without all the other scary trappings of other ones.  Intense moments. Fan-fucking-tastic violence. Repeated viewing essential for me and its great for putting on in the background of a party.
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #97 on: March 28, 2009, 12:13:20 PM »
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I don't think it was a revenge flick.  for one, you don't even get the atrocity in the beginning, but rather, it was narrated to you.  for two, it was something about saving Bolivia from water privatization.  for three - what violence?  the only thing violent was how the camera shook. 
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2009, 12:27:36 PM »
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It felt violent though...
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #99 on: March 29, 2009, 06:13:23 AM »
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for two, it was something about saving Bolivia from water privatization.  for three - what violence?   

I've not read the OG script, but I feel like this was a much bigger plot point until the studios cut it.  Every film done by hollywood that has taken on water privitization since 'Chinatown' gets (pun) watered down by the studios.
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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #100 on: June 09, 2009, 01:47:18 PM »
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I hate how they are trying to balance on a fine line between having a legit serious story and being really tongue in cheek. They should not even try to touch ''deep espionage'' stuff because they only manage to break the suspension of disbelief.

too much M, too much computer techs, not enough witty one liners, not enough mechanical gadgets.

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Re: 007: Quantum Of Solace
« Reply #101 on: November 10, 2012, 06:08:47 PM »
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now that Skyfall is out, can we all agree that this film was a piece of shit?
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