Movies in theaters Catch All

I swear we used to have a thread called something like "films in theaters that don't get their own thread." but I went back 6 pages and couldn't' find anything like that.

Anyway, I saw No Time to Die last night and wanted to post about it.

It was boring. Colossally dull actually. In many ways it is how I have felt about most of Craig's run. He is there, action happens, he stays stone faced and almost bored. Women throw themselves at him, villains gloat, etc. and he just kind of is there... That might even be more like how Ian Fleming originally meant him to be but it doesn't work for me.
The plot was fine I guess. I am constantly amazed at these evil geniuses that can build up whole empires of staff, housing, office space, etc.
I did like that they had a few more gadgets - kind of wasted the EMP watch though for a gag. I also wonder why it fries the eye in the bad guy but not the earpiece on Bond.

Actually the movie had a lot of questions from me. Perhaps others can enlighten me because I didn't see Spectre (but I have seen the other Craig ones).

1. Why did our villain hate Bond so much? He booby traps the grave waiting months or even years for Bond to visit but I got the impression he and Bond had never met. So why single him out to kill?
2. Why did people die if they fell in the water at the bad guy base? They never mentioned that I remember that the poison he was growing grew in acid...
3. Which make me also wonder - what was he growing and why? The perfect killing agent were nanobots tied to specific DNA weren't they? Not flower poison. Or did the nanobots somehow use the flower poison? In which case why not have the nanobots use a common poison? Seems simpler that having to make your own.
4. What business did Safin run to get the money to do all this? In most Bond films we find out the villian was running a large business or had money from diamonds, or something. I couldn't figure out what Safin did 9 to 5 to get the capitol to run his operation.

I am glad Craig's run is done. I hope the next person to take the roll is a bit more interesting.

Without the veneer of nostalgia, I don't think there are many "good" Bond movies. That includes the Connery films and I'm not talking about the more problematic aspects of older films. Good action, interesting characters, real chemistry between actors, and solid plot. Few, if any, Bond movies have all those ingredients. Most Bond films skate by on one or two and call it a success. I know I've enjoyed them before, but never really expected more from a Bond movie. I guess that's why I really like Craig as Bond. I might be biased since this run was the only one with a serious consideration for overall continuity, but I thought Craig brought more real emotion to the role that has been downright goofy in the past. The "Everything Great" youtube series on the Craig Bond films does a much better job explaining my thoughts on the matter.

tl:dr I liked Craig as Bond.

*edit* Also, I really can't wait to see Dune in theaters!

farley3k wrote:

I swear we used to have a thread called something like "films in theaters that don't get their own thread." but I went back 6 pages and couldn't' find anything like that.

Anyway, I saw No Time to Die last night and wanted to post about it.

Actually the movie had a lot of questions from me. Perhaps others can enlighten me because I didn't see Spectre (but I have seen the other Craig ones).

1. Why did our villain hate Bond so much? He booby traps the grave waiting months or even years for Bond to visit but I got the impression he and Bond had never met. So why single him out to kill?
2. Why did people die if they fell in the water at the bad guy base? They never mentioned that I remember that the poison he was growing grew in acid...
3. Which make me also wonder - what was he growing and why? The perfect killing agent were nanobots tied to specific DNA weren't they? Not flower poison. Or did the nanobots somehow use the flower poison? In which case why not have the nanobots use a common poison? Seems simpler that having to make your own.
4. What business did Safin run to get the money to do all this? In most Bond films we find out the villian was running a large business or had money from diamonds, or something. I couldn't figure out what Safin did 9 to 5 to get the capitol to run his operation.

I am glad Craig's run is done. I hope the next person to take the roll is a bit more interesting.

I wholeheartedly disagree with your opinion of the movie, but that’s ok

To answer your questions:

Spoiler:

1. The bomb was put in motion by Blofeld not the main character in this film
2. Not really sure maybe the water is toxic which is why the workers are in haz mat suits
3. Not sure about that one either as you would think that nanobots that can be transferred by skin contact wouldn’t have much of a payload? Maybe some other poison as the main character is a poisoner who followed his family into the business
4. He is an assassin who handled all of the needs for Spectre. I’m assuming he got his resources from the world wide criminal organization

farley3k wrote:

...questions...

All questions answered here. Spoilers, obviously.

Serengeti wrote:
farley3k wrote:

...questions...

All questions answered here. Spoilers, obviously.

Yes, most them are. And a lot more I hadn't thought of.

I liked this one too.

No Time To Die - The End Of James Bond