Nov 05 2008

Finally, I’m Going To See This…

Published by at 2:37 pm under Blog

4.30 in Dundrum cinema

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Finally, I’m Going To See This…”

  1. Tatty Franeyon 05 Nov 2008 at 3:42 pm

    i loooooved it and might go see it again soon! enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. MJon 05 Nov 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Enjoy! Delighted to hear your thoughts…

  3. annieon 05 Nov 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts too! I’ve haven’t heard that much positive about it yet, but I so want to see it still. I can’t resist that pout.

  4. Joon 05 Nov 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Ha, did you see Fatmammycat’s review? I have to say, I sort of thought that about the first one, to an extent. Will be interested to see other views.

    Anyone see Burn After Reading?

  5. Ianon 05 Nov 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Oh god, don’t get me started on Burn After Reading !

  6. Maxi Caneon 05 Nov 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Never seen a bond film, won’t be seeing this either.

    Burn after reading was brill!

  7. raptureponieson 05 Nov 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Say a word, and there’ll be slaps! ya hear?!

  8. Darraghon 06 Nov 2008 at 1:11 pm

    You know, I was thinking about this afterwards and I know what it was that was wrong:

    A distinct lack of intelligent wit and repartee

    There was no cutting dialogue between Bond and the villain, bond and M, no Q (or R or any gadgets that I can think of), no story being told as such, no surprise and no innuendo.

    And that, for me, as much as the action and the effects, is what and who Bond is. It’s as much about what it makes us imagine as what we see on screen.

    He’s suave, well dressed (and I have to hand it to Craig and the make-up people, the more battered and bruised he was, the better they managed to make him), he’s clever and he’s manipulative. We saw none of that.

    The film could have been a long episode of McGuyver, without the resourcefulness or the humour.

    7 out of 10 for me, and that’s being generous.

  9. Lottieon 06 Nov 2008 at 2:13 pm

    7 out of 10? More like 3! I was very disappointed by the movie.

  10. Andrewon 07 Nov 2008 at 12:25 pm

    I think I’m with darragh on the 7 out of 10, there was nothing fundamentally wrong with the movie but it certainly won’t live long in the memory. Though I certainly wouldn’t bemoan the lack of in-your-endo, it was getting tiresome overall.

  11. Darrenon 07 Nov 2008 at 4:00 pm

    @Tatty I think it unlikely that I’ll be seeing this again.

    @MJ @Annie I was so disappointed, I’m not sure I’ll even review it.

    @Jo I just read it. I didn’t hate it as much as her (I don’t think anyone did), but I had to agree with much of what she said.

    @Ian Is Burn After Reading no good? I was hoping to catch it this weekend. After Saw V of course.

    @Maxi Good call (on this one, at least)


    @Darragh 7/10 Very very generous!!

    @Andy It wasn’t a Bond movie. It was a Bourne wannabe. So disappointing.

  12. Darraghon 07 Nov 2008 at 5:37 pm

    very generous

    Hmmm Byrne, I have a memory of you coming out of it and saying it was fantastic. Could have been Anto but I’m pretty sure it was you. Not saying you loved loved it, just your taste for it seems to have diminished rapidly.

    Hmmmm I say.

  13. Darraghon 07 Nov 2008 at 5:38 pm

    Plus for effects, cinematography, driving, camerawork, stunts and all the “magic” it definitely was at least as good as the Oscar nominated (winning?) Bourne Supremacy or any of them.

  14. Ianon 07 Nov 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Burn after reading is awful ! Well thats what I thought but others seem to beg to differ.

  15. Darrenon 10 Nov 2008 at 10:48 am

    @Darragh Antagonistic git! I said it was a lot of fun and it was good. I also said is was very disappointing, lacked a plot and the action scenes were not a patch on Casino Royale. It was not a ‘Bond’ movie, but I enjoyed watching it for the ‘switch off your brain’ side of things. But I certainly wouldn’t give it 7/10. 5 maybe. (This sounds very defensive, doesn’t it? Ah well.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Darrenon 10 Nov 2008 at 10:51 am

    @Ian I’ve heard too many conflicting reports. I’m going to go see it and decide for myself.

  17. Ianon 10 Nov 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Okey dokey !

    Hopefully you enjoy it, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

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