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    Just saw the new James Bond movie Skyfall this morning and it is without a doubt the Best Bond Movie since Goldfinger . It has solidified Daniel Craig as an equal to Sean Connery as the best Bond . Has anyone else see it ?

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    Not yet. Big Connery fan but I think Craig has surpassed him. Looking forward to seeing this one in the theater

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    Glad to hear that. I haven't seen it yet but I may actually make the trip to the theatre over Thanksgiving when my brothers in town to check it out. Read an article online that said basically what you did above. They said not only is it the best Bond in the past few decades but also one of the best films of the past decade which are some pretty big accolades for a movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    Not yet. Big Connery fan but I think Craig has surpassed him. Looking forward to seeing this one in the theater
    Something about Craig, maybe it's the fact that he "looks athletic". It just makes it easy to believe that he could be a bad dude, Pierce Brosnan eh not so much.

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    It has some nostalgic suprises in it from a past Bond film .Part of it brought a tear to my eye . Tongue In Cheek of course .

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    Reference to his past wife? Moneypenny?

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    I like Craig a lot as Bond - glad to hear this one is getting good press.

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    Saw it today and thought it was pretty good. I'd reccomend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc View Post
    Just saw the new James Bond movie Skyfall this morning and it is without a doubt the Best Bond Movie since Goldfinger . It has solidified Daniel Craig as an equal to Sean Connery as the best Bond . Has anyone else see it ?
    Pretty much what my son (our resident Bond expert) said when he got home from seeing it. He loves Connery but could not say that he was above Craig, put them as 1 and 1A on his list.

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    Saw Skyfall on Saturday night with my fiancee. We both liked it a lot - and it's DEFINITELY worth paying to see in theaters. I don't know if I'd say it was the best since Goldfinger (I'm a pretty big fan of From Russia With Love, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice - in that order)...but it was CERTAINLY up there as one of the top Bond movies. And I've seen them all. I'd agree that Daniel Craig is pretty well an equal to Sean Connery at this point. We'll see what happens as movies continue to come.

    My Top "Five" 007 Movies:
    1) Goldfinger
    2 T) From Russia With Love
    2 T) Skyfall
    3 T) Thunderball
    3 T) Casino Royale - the Daniel Craig version.
    4) You Only Live Twice
    5) Dr. No

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    Reference to his past wife? Moneypenny?
    I liked the Moneypenny aspect of the movie. Gives some good insight to the sexual tension there has always been between Bond and Moneypenny - which doesn't show up in the books, and has no prior explanation in the movies. I was also a big fan of Ralph Fiennes' role in this one.

    Another thought....to me, Skyfall seemed to be the darkest Bond film to date.

    Did I miss the reference to the past wife, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    I liked the Moneypenny aspect of the movie. Gives some good insight to the sexual tension there has always been between Bond and Moneypenny - which doesn't show up in the books, and has no prior explanation in the movies. I was also a big fan of Ralph Fiennes' role in this one.

    Another thought....to me, Skyfall seemed to be the darkest Bond film to date.

    Did I miss the reference to the past wife, though?
    I don't think so It was his parents that were referenced in the movie . I didn't see or hear anything about Tracy .

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    It's interesting that the big knock on Timothy Dalton's Bond was that he was too dark and rigid. I think it prepared Bond fans perfectly for Daniel Craig's Bond

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scribe View Post
    It's interesting that the big knock on Timothy Dalton's Bond was that he was too dark and rigid. I think it prepared Bond fans perfectly for Daniel Craig's Bond
    I think the problem with Timothy Dalton was more a product of the films and writing than it was a product of Dalton himself. I don't think The Living Daylights and License To Kill were fantastic fits in the 1980's action movie milieu. The 80's action movies were about bad writing, cheesy tag lines, big guns and big explosions. James Bond movies are espionage films with 2 or 3 big action sequences mixed in. I'd agreed that Dalton was dark and rigid, and is a definite precursor to the direction that they have taken with Bond in Daniel Craig's run thus far, but I don't know that I would criticize Dalton for the way he played it. I think Dalton was doing a good job with things, but it wasn't received well in the time and place that his movies were being released.