Goldeneye probably gets a lot of points from me solely on the fact that it was the first Bond movie I saw, and you never forget your first. Also, I have a lot of fond memories of the N64 videogames.
At least Goldfinger tried to soften the terrible implication of the Pussy Galore scene from the novel. It doesn’t quite succeed, but it tries. That’s more than I can say for most other Connery Bond - Thunderball has him straight up sexually harassing a nurse and then blackmailing her into have sex with him.
When I first heard it, I scratched my head a bit. But when the plot details were explained, I realized it’s pretty fucking genius.
I can confirm that T2 works FLAWLESSLY to enact that twist if you hadn’t seen the trailers or any other information about it. It was somehow a total cultural blindspot to me until I was the hale and hearty age of 26, when I watched Terminator and T2 with my partner and his brother, and I absolutely lost my SHIT at the…
I hated QoS when it came out, but innhindsight, it really wasn’t that bad. It is the only Craig film that tried to build up on Casino Royale’s new status quo instead of wallowing in nostalgia. It’s biggest flaw is that it doesn’t so much build on CR as much as it serves as an extended epilogue to CR.
Moonraker is bad, but at least it’s goofily, entertainingly bad. Spectre is not jus bad, it’s booooorrrrrriiiiiiinnnnngggggg. I agree the Mexico sequence was great, but otherwise, yep, among one of the worst.
Other thing to add is this, just to further temper long-term expectations:
The thing is it’s not the reveal people think it is. She’s the 007 designate in a movie where Craig is still Bond. Considering the fact that the next movie will almost certainly restart the franchise with an entirely new Bond, new Bond universe, and new creative team, this really doesn’t mean much.
Libertarians have no problem if the full weight of government is used on other people. It’s only that they don’t want the government bothering them.
Moonraker wins just because Roger Moore was able to put his signature eyebrow raise in his line reading of “.. a woman?”.
If you remember the Sony Leak info about Spectre, the screenplay sucked to begin with and then the suits asked for a twist to be shoehorned into it. So.
What the? Seeing as how people in the Trump administration project their misdeeds, should the FBI be investigating Thiel for treason? This is not normal.
This. The "popcorn-dropping moment" will now never be.
I love Roger Moore’s Bond. I even like a lot of the so called “bad” Bond movies he did (Octopussy is amazing I don’t care what anyone says) but I totally agree about View To A Kill. Walken as the villain with Grace as his number 1? How could they fuck that up?! And ya poor Roger looks positively ancient next to…
Moonraker had enough good bits to carry the day through the rough patches. Spectre, to this day, remains the only 007 movie I’ve only ever seen once.
May as well throw my spectacles... I mean speculation... into the ring:
My guess is that they decided that they’d rather have the feces-tossing happening *outside* of the theater rather than *in* it.
Honestly, as a POC this makes me WANT to go see this new Bond movie because the new 007 will be a Black woman.
To bait-and-switch people who would have dismissed this as yet-another-typical-Bond installment.
I don’t think there is a way to do that, reasonably. If they attempt to hide it, it will leak/spoil the surprise, when they do test screenings, it will leak/spoil the surprise, and if your goal is to bring in a new generation for this movie, not hyping the change is going to not help.