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mrplow
Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:31:11 PM

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Has anyone seen it? Maddox doesn't exactly give it the thumbs up laughing9 laughing9

That guy is funny as hell: http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=quantum_of_phallus

I was going to rent it this weekend, but don't think I will bother now.
Lisa
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:36:17 AM

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I don't know if it was just for the perv factor or the storyline as well, but I enjoyed the movie.
Batman
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:38:04 AM

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I think he was a poor 007.

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JoeKondor
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:45:19 AM

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I liked it, although I much more enjoyed the previous one. Anyhow I like daniel Craig as James Bond.
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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:50:41 AM

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mrplow wrote:
Has anyone seen it? Maddox doesn't exactly give it the thumbs up laughing9 laughing9

That guy is funny as hell: http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=quantum_of_phallus

I was going to rent it this weekend, but don't think I will bother now.




OK. OK.

Sorry for my previous post. Better to borrow it from a friend...
nicola
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:30:04 PM

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Who cares about the storyline? thatshot

Actually, I do. I haven't seen it yet though either.
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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:42:56 PM

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It's a good movie, but I just don't like him as Bond. To ruff - no 'Glit'

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Lisa
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:44:12 PM

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Batman wrote:
It's a good movie, but I just don't like him as Bond. To ruff - no 'Glit'

Bat


That's what I like most about Daniel Craig - he's all grr-like and manly.
Guest
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:27:47 PM

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I find most women really like him, but I'll bet it's because of the romance storyline in the first one of his.


I found this last one a good action flick, but you could drop any guy in to play it. The Bond personna is gone and the director killed it. This sequel has Bond showing hardly any emotions, too. Bah.
OrionTat
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 6:04:16 AM

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Well you have to realize that these movies are suppose to be prequels. They are meant to show how and why bond became bond. Hence the length at which he ordered his drink at the card table in the first movie. Instead of the normal shaken, not stirred. I haven't seen Quantum but I am sure I will enjoy it regardless. Sean Connery is still my favorite Bond, but I have a feeling Daniel will grow into the role nicely.
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 10:00:26 AM

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We liked it a bit. Liked that he worked outside of the M1 or MI circle. That was cool. We haven't watched one in years. They got to be to much the same thing over and over.
We also llike the Transporter movies with Jason Statham.
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009 9:03:00 PM

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Aye, Transporter. thumbup
Guest
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 4:18:43 AM

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Ok there are a few things that make a bond movie...
Bond always sleeps with most of his female co-stars..
He has cool gadgets..

In Quantum he sleeps with the not so attractive bond girl and doesn't shag the hot one...
He has NO gadgets in this movie..At least Casino royale had that cool heart starty gadgety thing..

they made it too much like the Bourne movies which wasn't good...also being 1-2 years apart I had forgotten half of casino royale so was lost half way through the movie saying to myself was that dude in CR...

RANT out

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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 8:31:02 AM

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Capricorn5
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 10:28:47 AM

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Transporter's great. As for Quantum, I liked it, and didn't mind that it didn't adhere slavishly to 'the formula'. I can always go back and watch some Connery if I need a 'Bond' fix...
Guest
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 3:14:06 PM

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I agree with Cap5
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 4:39:35 PM

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I'm not saying that Bond movies need to adhere. I just thought that was an interesting link.

I do think thought that Ian Flemming's work has a unique characteristic element of satire in it.

The beauty of Bond is a combination of skill with weapons, games of chance, intellect, and a skill for ferreting out the hidden information plus that unmistakable style of a proper British gentleman. Set in the most exotic locations and with the finest and most advanced the world has to offer.

Completing the picture is the gadgetry and comic satire that is a key element in every bong movie. Q branch is always good for a laugh, along with those great corny one liners, plus the character names themselves.

Remember Ian Flemming also wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the main character was Caractakus Potts the inventor, whose love interest was Truly Scrumptious?

It's a shame to see someone take another persons work in a whole different direction. If they want to do that, make up a new character. The world is plenty big for a new character, but please add a plot.

I've only seen Transporter 1, that was plenty.

Plot = A man we don't care about smuggles a girl we don't care about and he falls in lust and decides to get away. People we don't care about chase and shoot at them. The end.

I can't believe they are on the third one of these.

Action sequences alone just don't tell a story. I'm glad we're all entitled to our own opinion.

Guest
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 4:41:09 PM

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Quote:
Plot = A man we don't care about smuggles a girl we don't care about and he falls in lust and decides to get away. People we don't care about chase and shoot at them. The end.


Sounds like a bond movie.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 6:10:39 PM

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roccotool wrote:
I find most women really like him.
That's because of his eyes! He was in Defiance recently, which was REALLY good.

The problem I had with Quantum of Solace was that I couldn't really remember anything about Casino Royale other than the fact that when I watched Casino Royale I had NOO idea what was happening most of the time.

I liked the transporter, but it isn't Jason Statham's best movie.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 7:33:53 PM

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I agree with Lois. Just keep Bond the way Bond is. That's part of his appeal. And like PM said, if they want a different character, create one.

This director said once, "I think Bond reinvents himself." No he doesn't! And you have no right to change him!
Capricorn5
Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2009 9:45:17 PM

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rxtales wrote:
I liked the transporter, but it isn't Jason Statham's best movie.


Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009 12:10:56 AM

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chefkathleen wrote:
Quote:
Plot = A man we don't care about smuggles a girl we don't care about and he falls in lust and decides to get away. People we don't care about chase and shoot at them. The end.


Sounds like a bond movie.


Actually Chef, a bond movie is like this...(with smilies)

A man we don't care about icon_smile gets ambushed violent1 and narrowly escapes death...
Then the opening credits (with lots of sexy women ) play.
boobieflash2 boobieflash2 boobieflash2 boobieflash2

The manicon_smile gets an assignment study to find out about some trivial thing that will ultimately lead to some world threatening situation. Next he icon_smile suits up with exactly the cool gadgetsviolent3 he will need.

The man icon_smile meets and sleepssex with a girl who could be goodangel7 and could be bada1089 (but can't they all?)

She winds up deadtard .

The manicon_smile follows a minor thug naka who leads the manicon_smile to the main villainL35 , where he also meets and sleepsbates with a different girl, also either goodangel7 or bada1089 (usually the opposite of the first).

The manicon_smile is captured by the super villainL35, who then boasts about the flawlessness of his planthefinger , the manicon_smile is left to his demise in a diabolicalsheepholy , but always escapablehello1 situation, frequently by using the cool gadget violent3

The man icon_smile manages to trickkickbutt and or fight boxingand or kill beat_deadhorse the main villain L35 and foil the planisjda , and bed t1517the girl once more. The end.
Lisa
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009 1:29:00 AM

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A laughing9 and a Lapplause for Playmale.

rxtales
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009 3:06:48 AM

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Capricorn5 wrote:
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?


Definitely, also snatch and the bank job
nicola
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009 3:46:17 AM

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April's (if not the year so far) post of the month goes to Playmale 3601
Guest
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009 3:01:12 PM

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Capricorn5 wrote:
rxtales wrote:
I liked the transporter, but it isn't Jason Statham's best movie.


Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?


No honey Jason Stratham best movie ever was Snatch....

'I fail to recognise the correlation between "losing 10K", "hospitalising Gorgeous" and "a good deal". ' Turkish-snatch
Guest
Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2009 8:07:59 PM

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Very good, PM. Applause
Playmale
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 8:40:24 PM

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I'm glad you all liked "Quantum of Smileys".
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Playmale gets a new forum rank for that post kekekegay

(I can change it back if you like!)
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Does JoeKondor remind anyone else of Moby, or is it just me?

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