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If you have seen NO TIME TO DIE, how would you rate it?

  1. 10 - Excellent

    3.1%
  2. 9 - Great

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  3. 8 - Good

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  4. 7 - Pretty Good

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  5. 6 - Decent

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  6. 5 - Average

    3.1%
  7. 4 - Poor

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  8. 3 - Bad

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  9. 2 - Terrible

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  10. 1 - Abysmal

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  1. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    Yeah Seydoux and Craig did an excellent job in my opinion.

    Glad I'm not the only one scratching my head at Safins' motives. Almost outright bizarre.
     
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  2. Tone C Gold Belt

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    Right , loved Skyfall , my favourite Bond film of DC.

    Spectre felt like there were different directors doing the film and it was all kind of cobbled together.

    No Time - was good , hit me in the feels especially the ending and Bond's comment about Felix . Remi Malek was rather weak as a villain I thought and it appears a lot agree with me. Also I kept seeing Freddie Mercury traces in Remi's performance....I kept expecting him to burst into Bohemian Rhapsody...

    The character De Armas plays was damn good. Plus...that dress..
     
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  3. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    I didn't hate the song- it had the Bond vibe to it but I thought Adele's and Sam Smith's songs in the previous entries were great so it couldn't reach that level.
     
  4. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    Like I said in an earlier post here, my opinion of it was a solid performance looking for a better character. I really enjoyed Craig's overall run but the fact remains that the villains have not been particularly memorable. Only Bardem was the example of great actor meeting very memorable, well-conceived character. Mads and Rami and Waltz- very good actor with uninspiring character. And that's weird to say since in the case of one (and let's face it, probably two) they are iconic Bond villains. So you figure the writers could have done more with them.

    The murky nature of Malek's plot and the motives behind it certainly did not help.
     
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    Bardem was fantastic , agreed.
     
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    I liked the way that Rami played the villain, but, like you, I still have no idea what Safin was trying to accomplish (other than "nanobots!")

    then again, I find most Bond movie plots to be, at best, murky. I just accepted that the good guys had to go to some mysterious island and kill a bunch of henchmen before stopping the evil plan at the last second. hahaha
     
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    I think I got that reference.

    Barry Nelson ?
     
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    Phoebe in Fast Times still is number 1 for me. But Ana is closing in on 2nd
     
  9. SanJose90 Brown Belt

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    The one take in the stairwell was great
     
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    I thought they wernt really her the next Bond.
     
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    I hope NTTD is closer to CR/QOS than Skyfall or Spectre in terms of its tone/atmosphere.

    The first Bond movie I liked was Casino Royale - I liked that it was a more realistic and serious take on Bond. QOS continued with this approach thought it suffered from the writers strike.

    Skyfall is where I started losing interest because it was clear they went all "nah let's make Bond campy again"
     
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  13. eddymotto Red Belt

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    this is a great summary.

    I read that Bond has a Chinese release and that will help the inernational box office, which already seems to be doing really well

    leaving aside pandemic factors (increased financing costs and reduced revenue), I am curious how the next Bond movie will be budgeted. are $250m Bond movies really the new norm? They made Casino Royale for about $100m, albeit it lacked the absolutely massive set-pieces that became the norm in the last 4 Bonds.
     
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    I think part of the low numbers are due to the length of the film. 2 hours 43 minutes is hard to make time for, for me at least

    I am excited to see it though
     
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    also means fewer available showings
     
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  16. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    The more I think about it, the more I liked it. It’s got some real flaws but the overall experience was very enjoyable.
     
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  17. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    Will be cool to see what stuff Craig has on the docket next. Like RDJ in the Marvel movies he's been so consumed with playing one character that we don't really know what he will opt to do next.

    I thought he was great in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, that he and Mara (who was terrific) had a really good dynamic. But it was a Bond-esque performance lol. It was almost like that could have been a Bond movie just without the big action setpieces and with a meaner streak to it.

    Then he comes out of left field with the over-the-top but enjoyable performances in Logan Lucky and Knives Out. Very good comedic timing. I think he's going to have a lot of good roles in the future.

    Also, regarding this movie

    I have to give props for the audacity of actually having Craig's Bond die. I went in actually feeling it was a distinct possibility. It just struck me as one of those "never-been-done-before" type scenarios and if any Bond was going to die, you knew it was probably going to be Craig's Bond.

    It reminded me of Nolan and co. with The Dark Knight Rises, where I went in assuming Nolan would push the envelope by killing off Batman. But, when it came down to it, they decided to have it both ways- making it seem as though he died in a self-sacrificing manner only to really have found an exit strategy.

    Bond's death- I felt the weight of that. And a huge component of it was that Craig and Lea Seydoux did an excellent job with their performances. I can't reiterate enough that if either of them had been lackluster or unconvincing, that never would have landed with the effectiveness that I perceive it to have landed. I have to give additional props to Seydoux in the sense that she was literally only in one other Bond film- not even one that many people are particularly fond of- and yet it felt to me like she had been an established part of this Craig run of the franchise for a long time just because the actors and filmmakers did a good job of making it feel that way.

    Much respect to the way they played the ending with 007 having his last temptation moment where he asks Q if there is a way that he could be cleared of the nanobot virus. I think it is a really intriguing moment there because there are a few ways to interpret it:

    1- If Q gives him a glimmer of hope, he is going to push for a way to escape the island before the missiles hit.
    But Q doesn't, so he resigns himself to dying on the island, knowing that it would be an empty life being unable to be with his wife and child.

    2- (and the more likely scenario in my opinion) Bond already knows he's a dead man- shot multiple times, bleeding out, no means to get off the compound quickly enough and certainly not going to close the blast doors and thwart the mission just for his own self-interest. So asking Q about it, rather than looking for a glimmer of hope is more just looking for reassurance, reassurance that there is no means for him to spend his life with the woman he loves and his daughter. Once he is again reminded of that fact, he can steadfastly accept his fate and say his goodbyes.
     
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  18. I Am Legion Silver Belt

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    I thought the last sequence was odd....
    Did anyone find it odd that Safin was just walking around the building with no purpose at the end? And he just let the little girl go? And once Safin is killed why Bomb the place? Have scientists go in and decommission it while also work on a reverse virus to cure Bond
     
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  19. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    You're absolutely right.

    and really most of what related to Dr. No(t) Dr. No Safin was murky at best. Is he in love with Swann or does he just claim to be? Does he want to make her and her daughter his own family or not? (was going to have her drugged with God knows what and just sends the daughter off to survive on her own with absolutely no hesitation). He clearly has absolutely no beef toward Bond (could have killed him along with Spectre in Cuba but didn't. Is willing to let him leave the facility with his child) until Bond thwarts his plan. And why does he want to kill everybody?? Or whom does he actually intend to kill. He was mass producing that virus and had access to tons of DNA profiles due to hacking databases but I still am unclear as to just how many people he intended to destroy and, moreover, why...because he's bitter about his own family being killed? No, the movie seems to just lean in heavily on the notion that he wants to have power over life and death and that he wants to create something that changes the world. I still think they did not do a great job of selling his motives or his end game.

    As for your particular gripes. I'm completely on board with you. I guess the argument could be that Safin had many loyal followers and that any one of them could bail and take some of that virus with them only to unleash it somewhere. Only destroying the facility could ensure no leaks...I guess. It's still shoddy.
     
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    No Time To Die, the 25th installment in the James Bond franchise, opened in the US last weekend and has now pulled in just shy of $320mglobally, according to data from The Numbers. So far, that's a little lower than Craig's previous efforts as Bond, but basically where industry experts expected the numbers to come in, considering the pandemic.

    Bezos x Bond

    As the third highest grossing franchise in history, behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars (chart here), Bond has always been a box office draw. But its future appeal hasn't always been certain, particularly with younger generations, given that the source material is a series of books first penned in 1952.

    So the fact that Bond is still able to pull in a solid enough box office haul, in the aftermath of a pandemic, will be good news to Amazon, which earlier this year spent $8.5bn on acquiring MGM Studios — the production company behind the Bond franchise.

    Craig's final outing

    Daniel Craig's final outing as 007 is, so far, getting decent reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has marked 84% of the reviews as positive. That puts Craig's average review score at 79%, behind only Sean Connery, who averaged 86%. A tough act to follow.

    SOURCE: CHARTR
     

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