The cuff makes it.
“Quatum” may have been a weak entry, But “Skyfall” is looking to be “Casio” level quality. Really glad they’re making Bond a ruthless, bad-ass killer rather than a congenial, comedic, low-level superhero.
I’m OK w/ the physics being a little over the top but can really live w/o the ice palaces and cutesy one-liners.
The wife and I recently re-watched Casino and Quantum. Loved the former, but the latter sure was a letdown. The thing to remember about Quantum is that they had to deal with a writer’s strike and an expensive production which couldn’t be delayed. So they went without much of a script — and it shows.
I remember an interview with Daniel Craig, who got so frustrated he tried his own hand at writing a few pages. He confessed he was no writer, and that it went nowhere.
Still, the movie did manage to wring a few good moments out of a lackluster script. My hopes are way up for Skyfall.
I agree w/ the script criticisms. But I also think the direction was notably bad.
But even if the script was weak, I thought the story was good. And a whole bunch of elements that didn’t add up to a whole. Bond’s still a bad ass. Yet he screws up badly. Twice. Quantum is a worthy successor to SPECTER.
And, of course, Strawberry Fields.
Strawberry Fields, aye. Cannot believe it, but Gemma Arterton broke my heart in Quantum of Solace. Then she broke it again in Dark Shadows. I’ve got some sort of problem.
Oh, and the opening chase scene that picks up minuets after “Casino” ended.
I remember a director saying that a bad director can ruin a movie, and bad acting can also ruin one, but if you have a bad script a good director and good acting can’t save a movie.
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