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Bond 23 Is Now... (Now With Logo and Press Conference Video!)

Nordling here.

BOND 23 is BOND 23 no longer.  The Sam Mendes-helmed, Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench (that cast gets more impressive every day) Bond film will be titled SKYFALL.  Says Mendes, "SKYFALL is its own story.  It doesn't connect with the first two films."

Although I felt QUANTUM OF SOLACE was a weak entry into the Bond series, I like where it left Bond at the end, and getting blasphemous here, but Daniel Craig's my favorite Bond.  Yeah, even over Connery.  He brings something primal and razor-sharp to Bond, and out of all the actors who have played the role, I think he may be the closest to what Ian Fleming intended.  The offical synopsis of the plot reads, "Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost."  Hope SKYFALL delivers!

And here's video of today's press conference, thanks to Absolute Radio:

Nordling, out.

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  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    That title is instant fail. Sounds too much like Skyline.

    by Bobo_Vision

    And also sounds too ambiguous, like a new airline.....fly the friendly skies....on Skyfall. Shitty title, bro.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Gotta agree with ya there Nordling

    by JAGUART

    And QofS has some of the worst, ADD emotionless action editing I've ever seen.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    brian cox as bond

    by Jaymie69

    yeah , hes my fave

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Anyone else nervous that it's a 'stand-alone' in the series...?

    by Judge Briggs

    I want to see the mythology continued. There was nothing wrong with it! When I hear 'stand-alone' in a series, I automatically think of the failure of the 'X-Files' stand alone flick. Hope I am wrong! Sigh...

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Doesn't tie in?

    by Chadley BeBay

    With the other movies? Weird... how could that be? I understand advancing the story and not focusing on the past, but this sounds like a different continuity or something... strange

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    I could have sworn AICN reported this weeks ago...

    by Superponte

    As for Craig as the best Bond: He is not there yet. Connery still has the crown, but if Craig has a few more excellent performances, he will surpass him. I recall reading that Connery is a fan of Daniel Craig. As for the closest to the Fleming Bond, he is probably tied with Timothy Dalton. Craig is a bruiser, very little elegance to his portrayal. I am hoping this changes as the character moves past the origin story, but I am doubtful.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    nice title

    by mbg98

    YES! The best Bond films have all had two words mushed together as one, right? Goldfinger (AWESOME), GoldenEye (fantastic), Thunderball (ok, not bad), Octopussy... (well, ok, not great) Moonraker (honestly, this one kinda sucked)... ah fuck it.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    nice title

    by mbg98

    YES! The best Bond films have all had two words mushed together as one, right? Goldfinger (AWESOME), GoldenEye (fantastic), Thunderball (ok, not bad), Octopussy... (well, ok, not great) Moonraker (honestly, this one kinda sucked)... ah fuck it.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Craig is my favourite Bond, too.

    by blackwood

    SKYFALL... the bobo has it. Mostly it makes me think of SKYRIM, though. I don't think it's insurmountable, just a bit obtuse for a Bond film. It's not as weird and provocative as GOLDENEYE, OCTOPUSSY -- but I'm sure it will grow on me. I'm just happy to get another Bond film at this point.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    SKYFALL does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    More like SKYFAIL... Actually it will probably be f'ing brilliant. Is this also the shortest Bond title yet? I know we had DR. NO but that was abbreviated!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST

    im taking an awful risk mendes..this had better work!

    by Jaymie69

    casino was a mindblowing film as far as bond goes, qauntum was a disgracefull rushed film,i just didnt care what happened in that film . THIS NEEDS TO WORK.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    At least it's finally in the works.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    Skyfall is a terrible title

    by twogunjames

    It sounds like a ride at Cedar Point for crying out loud.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    This was news 3 weeks ago

    by torontoxic

    wtf?

  • Go and do your homework: read all of Ian Fleming's Bond novels and short stories and then re-watch every Bond film and then come talk to me. 'Cause, you don't know shit if you think Craig is the best Bond.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one...

    by erik_a

    ..that really loved Quantum of Solace...? (Well except for the song...)

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Talent Bomb?

    by Austin

    I hope they're not paving over a shoddy script with A-List talent...

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    "Dont worry, We gave her a nice Honeymooooon"

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Craig gets my vote!

    by tanks1

    I think the interpretation of each Bond depends on the time period. Connery was a cold war spy. Cool/slick. Craig is a terrorist spy. Hard/violent.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    "Loyalty is more important to me than Money"

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    And Skyfall is the second worst title for a Bond flick

    by Stabby

    behind Quantum of Solace. Skyfall sounds like the name of a Twilight novel.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    "A Carridan Carcaruis.....A Great White Shark"

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    choppah

    by phifty2

    For Your Eyes Only is a good Moore Bond film. But yes, The Spy Who Loved Me was the Moore era peak.

  • You can clearly see Chew Mee's nipples under the pool's water.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    At least they've gotten Stuart Baird back in the editing back for this one

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    And Roger Deakins as the DP. This ought to look a LOT better than Something Of Boris.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Brosnan is the best Bond.

    by Mugato5150

    Maybe behind Connery but even though they weren't the best movies (GoldenEye was but Die Another Day wasn't), Brosnan knew that he had to have fun while gunning people down, straitening his tie and downing vodka at the same time. Yes, I realize that Craig is closer to the Bond of the novels. Everyone said the same shit about Dalton. But as Jaws has proven, movies and books are different media.

  • There are a lot of scenes with Craig where you can see how short he is.

  • another Dench heavy M film interest = severly damaged... http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=32393

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Anything will be better than QOS

    by Squilookle

    And I liked Craig in CR, but he's too much thug and not enough suave. Part of the Bond appeal was always seeing him matched against bigger foes he had to outwit to survive. Anyway, glad they're ditching Quantum. Villains controlling water was just about the lamest possible plot anyone's ever heard of. Kind of wished we got to see Brosnan continue though- he's like the smorgasboard of all the other actors' qualities combined.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Each generation gets the Bond it deserves

    by Spidergreg

    That says a lot. Daniel Craig is not bad, but his flicks are just new entries in the Jason Bourne /Mission Impossible genre.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Moore had 3 Excellent Movies

    by BackwardGalaxy

    Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only, and The Spy Who Loved Me were all excellent movies. People love to rag on Moore because his worst films are really really awful, but don't take away from his good ones. Sheesh. That's like saying Goldeneye now sucks just because Brosnan went and made Die Another Day.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    NOPE! I love Quantum of Solace as well....

    by ZodNotGod

    I laugh at anyone who was stumped by the title... duh... Craig is good, CR is better than the last two Connery flicks, but his performance still has a way to go and I hope he makes at least 4 more Bonds. Bardem is a great choice for a baddie and everyone seems solid, Mendes I worry about since he's done nothing but lame turgid dramas no one cares about. Fingers crossed.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    smokiegeezer

    by phifty2

    License To Kill is great but are you stating that because you know it's common knowledge that The Living Daylights is one of the best bond films ever or do you prefer LTK?

  • Or is Nordling just full of shit as usual?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    =Daniel Dogface Craig's my favorite Bond.=

    by KilliK

    FIXED.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    yes, stand alone

    by joel007

    With the exception of the last 2, every single film in the franchise is a standalone.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Craig...

    by ZodNotGod

    Craigs test for the dramatics is done, now can he do light humor and be a suave Mofo like Moore? He's charming, but hardly suave.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    stabby

    by joel007

    Is an idiot.

  • anyone know?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    =Only bond to have actual nudity in one of the films=

    by KilliK

    WHICH ONE?!?!?!?!?!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    quantum storyline

    by Jaymie69

    its a tried and tested formula...it failed

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Chop, you're right FOR YOUR EYES ONLY was the most forgettable of all Moore's Bond movies. The only thing I recall about it was that Bond used a shoe lace to make a little climbing loop to shimmy up a rope. My brain filed that info away in case I ever need to use it. I never have.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    killik,...Roger Moore

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Just for the record I loved Casino Royal

    by Stabby

    I'm talking about the David Niven, Peter Sellers underrated masterpiece of course. Just kidding. Craig and Casino Royal made me feel like I felt as a kid watching the Connery Bonds for the first time. But, alas, it was a false dawn. QoS sucked! And Craig's one note portrayal is beginning to bore me.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Twine 2: Twine My Best

    by durhay

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    The title is fine...

    by ZodNotGod

    Stop obsessing over it, grow a memory; for a franchise that used and got away with a title called, OCTOPUSSY! I think SKYFALL will work just fine. Love my Rog, he's my boy....my favorite Bond... Roger Moore's best FYEO TSWLM LELD MR (love this hunk of cheese!) OP Same as Connery! FRWL GF YOLT TB DAF (I used to hate this one, but his performance is so damn charming and funny. Plus the elevator fight is brutal for such a light weight movie).

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    never say never again

    by Jaymie69

    w t f

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Junk Bond

    by harrys_site_sucks

    wish they'd kept with the books like Casino Royale

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I like Daniel Craig.

    by HagCeli

    I really do. He was all kinds of awesome in "Defiance", for example. But he's not Bond. Sorry.

  • And I don't mean just Bond films.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    choppah

    by phifty2

    Some Greek broad and a 14 year old ice skater who wanted to fuck Moore. It's been a while but the bad guy's main goal was to hide in a fortress that people would have to climb a mountain to get to.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    joel007, did you did your homework?

    by Stabby

    I didn't think so. Piss off!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    standalone?

    by Dreamfasting

    It seems like they are blaming the story arc concept instead of the way Quantum was constructed? They've set up a wonderful mythology and hints of an organization worthy of a modern intelligence agency ... that sort of thing isn't easy to set up. It is a lot harder for a supervillain to exist in the modern world where intelligence agencies have easy access to *so* much information - communication, finances, imagry, everything.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    smokiegeezer

    by phifty2

    "Whatever it is it's weird and pissed off." These are all Bond quotes if you know where to look.

  • out of Brosnans 4 -Id put TND just before GE...then TWINE and DAD last TND opening sequence was the best Brosnan opening (better than GEs bungey jump) - the way he just suddenly switches and goes all Bryan Mills when he realises the shits about to hit the fan -the end song Surrender - one of the best and certainly the best song of the Brosnan era -Stamper - a worthy henchman -all the John Woo style action -Awesome David Arnold score -Remote control BMW -Walther P99 intro (good to have a change from the outdated PPK - which was also in the movie) -nice references to previous Bonds (TMWTGG island, TSWLM style stealth ship and climax, water scenes, satallite scenes, Commander uniform) -Brosnan looked his best in TND - and is at his most bad ass out of his 4 films (killing Kaufman, taking out everyone in the intro, taking out about 5 guys in the sound booth, the TND hotel neat vodka scene = pure Fleming )

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST

    "Goonies never say die."

    by phifty2

    From a deleted scene of Diamonds Are Forever.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Octopussy = a great title for a Bond story/film

    by Stabby

    It smacks of the tongue in cheek sexually suggestive humor Fleming was fond of. Freefall = unoriginal, lack of imagination, epitome of the Bournenization of Bond

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Roger Moore was the best Bond.

    by Gary Busey's Upper Half

    Deal with it bitches!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    cartmanez

    by phifty2

    Say what you want about the rest of the film but Die Another Day's opening is imo the best of the Brosnan Bond films. Talk about realizing the shit is going to hit the fan: when he realizes they know who he is and he sets off the bomb and then we get a hovercraft chase over a mine field, then during the song(which I kind of like) we see Bond getting tortured. And he has a beard.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    I guess I should see CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE

    by STLost

    my heart is still with CASINO ROYALE (1967)

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    If Diablo Cody was a chaste Mormon housewife...

    by mdk

    ...She'd be Stephanie Meyer. They are both equally bad writers. What does this have to do with Bond? Nuthin'!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    they really need to give a previous Bond a cameo in this one

    by CARTMANEZ

    fuck it just do it - Connery wouldnt obviously, Moores too old so its either got to be Dalton or Brosnan - just a few seconds or even a blink and you'll miss it thing so we know "James Bond" is a code name

  • or maybe when Catwoman does that CGI jump

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST

    "Stand-alone" story entry

    by Vlad the Inhaler

    Quantum of Solace was the only James Bond movie in the entire series to pick up where the previous entry left off (save for the brief mention in From Russia with Love of "SPECTRE agent Dr. No"). The *norm* for the Bond pictures is stand-alone stories. Even in the 1960s, there wasn't any real SPECTRE storyline; the organization was even mentioned in Goldfinger. And the so-called Blofeld Trilogy was screwed up due to filming the novels out of sequence. So people should quit whining about how Skyfall "isn't going to continue the "Quantum storyline." Casino Royale and QOS were the story about how James Bond became 007 and then regained his identity as a man named James Bond. That story is over; time to move on to individual adventures. (And I wouldn't count the QUANTUM organization completely out just yet...)

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    hatedperson, two words:

    by Stabby

    Thumper and Bambi Just part of the reason DaF is my favorite guilty pleasure Bond film. And Jill St. John is one of the hottest Bond Girls!Fact!!!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    SKYFALL sounds Fleming-ish enough for me

    by Adelai Niska

    Fits in well with Thunderball, Moonraker, Goldfinger, Octopussy, and Goldeneye. Also, LOL at people who can't understand the concept of a standalone Bond movie. Since only like 50% of the movies have been completely standalone, and CR/QoS is the only actual sequel in the whole franchise.

  • maybe Craig will strangle a woman with her bikini top or somethin

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Bond, much like Batman

    by edaday

    Struggles to achieve the duality of suave and badass. Connery, Keaton and Bale were believable as both. Moore, Pierce and Clooney were poofs, but they were smooth. Craig, Dalton and Kilmer are tough, but they are too much in the hood vein. Clooney and Kilmer are plenty versitile in other roles, but it didn't shine through in these two series.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Conner vs Moore - who did the most woman beating?

    by CARTMANEZ

    Connery did a fair share but Moore went slap bitch crazy in Golden Gun

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Casino Royal 1967

    by cookylamoo

    Has Woody Allen in the funniest firing squad joke ever.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    What do they mean by 'its own story'?

    by Monkey Butler

    The Vesper storyline is obviously finished, but the idea of Quantum as the supervillain organisation manipulating global markets and organising coups was fun. It'd be a shame to lose that. And I don't care what anyone says, I enjoyed QoS a hell of a lot. Maybe not a great Bond film, but as its own thing it was awesome. And it was stylish as fuck - including the theme.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    stabby

    by joel007

    Have read every book, seen every movie countless times. None of the bonds have ever been a dead on for what flemming described. So what? I suppose from russia with love connery would be the closest. Again, so what. A movie is its own entity and owes nothing to the book on which its based. But hey what do I know you stuffy asshole.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Skyfall

    by Aaron Duvall

    It will become self aware on 11/9/2011 at 12:01AM

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    vlad, I'm not whining

    by Stabby

    I just thought that they were going in a different direction with this reboot. Personally, I could care less about the Quantum storyline, but I kind of liked the idea of a continuing storyline. Something different. That said, the fact that they are departing from the miserable failure of Solace is a good thing. That said, as CTM points out, if you have the same crappy writers I don't see how anything changes.

  • I mean, Clifton James is 90, still with us. How would you like THAT, Bond fans? Hmmm?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Nudity in Bond Films

    by skywalter

    Other than the opening silhouettes, there are a couple of quick nude shots in bond films. FRWL comes very close during the scene where bond is being filmed in bed; DAF Connery rips the top off the girl and chokes her in the opening, and you can see some nip; FYEO during the scene where Moore is having drinks with the countess. She says, "Me nighty is slipping." Yes, it does.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    joel007

    by Stabby

    At least we agree that From Russia with Love Connery is the closest to Fleming's Bond. I liked Craig, a lot in CR. He reminded me of the raw brutality and killer instinct Connery gave to Bond in his early films. Of course, Craig is somewhat lacking in the charm department and Fleming's Bond was very much a lady's man as well as being a ruthless blunt instrument.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:02 a.m. CST

    i think this might be Craigs last Bond

    by CARTMANEZ

    Craigs 44 so for Bond 24 (which will prob be 2015) he would be 47. by then he'll have done a trilogy and will have been Bond for nearly a decade, hes like a 'proper' actor and maybe wants to get stuck into other stuff Fassbender will be 38 by then (around same age Craig was for CR) the perfect age for bond. 2015 feels like the right time to relaunch Bond again...10 years near enough after CR

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    dramatics?

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    That would imply craig has actual acting ability which he has none.........oh you mean when he purses his lips together and gives off his serious face. Yeah that. Ugh.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    The bad guy in FYEO was the dude 007 kicked over the cliff....

    by ZodNotGod

    I forget his name...the dude with the glasses... DUH!

  • LOVE IT! "LITTLE BROWN WATER HOGS!"

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I don't give a shit about how the books and movies relate!!

    by notcher

    I just care about what I see on screen. I love Connery, but Craig's raw steely emotionless Bond is an intriguing take on James Bond. I don't really want another guy spewing shit one liners that are supposed to be suave and charming. I like Craig, fuck everyone who says "He's not like da one in da book!" Who gives a fuck?!!!

  • or maybe BRIAN COX

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    I've read some of the books, seen the movies a zillion times....

    by ZodNotGod

    NONE of them were dead-on accurate, but that's mostly good as the books are fairly light weight, not a lot of plot sometimes and way too much "food porn." Who cares?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Favorite line in a Bond film?

    by ZodNotGod

    I believe its from Moonraker....? "Forgive me father for I have sinned." "THAT'S putting it mildly, 007!"

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Craig is is the best Bond

    by rockhpi

    He is the most like the Bond in Fleming's books. Cruel, no quips and one-liners, no kooky gadgets. If you're in his way, he shoots you in the face and keeps moving. Connery played a great movie character, but Craig most closely embodies James Bond.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Javier Bardem plays Chick N. Little...

    by krabklaw

    a rogue Quantum scientist who has discovered a method for changing the oxygen in the air into pudding.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    choppah

    by phifty2

    Yeah in DAF when he takes that broads bikini top and chokes her with it "Where is he." Awesome. Also, "Who is your floor." and the ensuing fight.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Also in Thunderball after he fucks the nurse

    by phifty2

    he gives a simple "See you later."

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Didn't really like the movie as a whole, but....

    by ZodNotGod

    "I thought Christmas came only once a year..." I remember when I saw this, the theater groaned for at least 5 minutes...awesome!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Once I saw Craig in Layercake I thought, this guy is Bond.

    by K-Gin

    He didn't need to be the toughest guy to command respect in that film and seem cool. The guy just has charisma.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Aw, I was hoping for PROPERTY OF A LADY ..

    by 7-zark-7

    .. since it's the last actual Fleming short story title not yet used for a Bond film. Though, the phrase was used as a throw-away line in OCTOPUSSY.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I don't think Lazenby ever slapped a bitch but if he had it would have taken her head right off. That guy threw the biggest uppercut ever. Check out Lazenby's fight scenes. Right arm wound all the way back and then pow right up in the air. Stuff of magic.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I also have a soft spot for that no-name extra in LIVING DAYLIGHTS. The bad guy breaks into the Manor house dressed as a milkman and then this random extra sees him and decides to take him on. Normally this would mean an instant death for the extra. I mean, come on, only Bond can take on the bad guys and live. But fuck man, random extra really does get his 15 minutes of fame. Gives milkman guy a bloody good fight all around the kitchen. Of course it all ends in tears when random extra gets his face pressed onto the burning hot griddle but still... I salute that barbecued bastard.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    k-gin

    by phifty2

    That's what the producers thought as well as they chose Craig based on his perfomance in Layer Cake. BTW, Layer Cake is a great movie and an even better book. However, when I read the book I do not picture Craig as XXXX. I picture a 29 year old kid which is how it should be but whatever, he was good in the role.

  • Kinda sad, really. He´s alright, but he´s no Connery. Hell, he´s not even Moore.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Cool! You can see that kitchen fight right here on YouTube... Random extra makes his appearance at 1.20m mark... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx12uiwQ4aU

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    The best Bond...

    by thewoodpecker

    It's a silly arguement as to who is the best Bond. Craig is terrific as the Bond that accurately reflects the graceless post 9/11 era, and Connery was great reflecting the cold-war, hard-line 60's when Britian felt it was the spymaster of the West. George Lazenby's IHMSS best portrayed the vunerability and fear of England (and the rest of Europe) without all the swagger, and Moore has the silliness of the 70's all over him. There was still danger and risk, but he and the movies were generally more campy than Connery. The other Bonds sucked, if only because the movies became more like video games than spy movies. The chase through St. Petersburg still rocked, however. Craig would not have worked in Dr. No, but would Connery worked in QoS? Maybe.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    Tommy wiseau has more charisma and acting range than daniel craig.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    stabby

    by joel007

    I am the stuffy asshole by the way. Literally. Am grumbling through a rotten cold and got pissy in my post. You clearly know bond.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Clive Owen IS Bond

    by menacingphantom

    I like Craig alright, but Clive Owen was born for the role.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Relax I'm sure quantum is behind the whole show.

    by UltraTron

    Nothing better than Daniel Craig sleighing quantum agents. Skyfall is as bond a title as I have ever heard. It is epic as fuck. The very sky will fall if bond doesn't prevent it. This should be fucking fantastic.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I cannot fucking wait for this

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Tommy wiseau knows comedy

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Shitty, lame, 80's-ish title, but who cares?

    by Jack Desmondi

    As long as the movie is good.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    To be honest

    by Vicconius

    I don't give a rat's ass if Craig exemplifies the literary Bond. This is the movie Bond, a totally different animal. Craig is missing key elements to the movie Bond. Wit, charm, and a hint of fun. A Glint in the eye. Cold killing machines are... cold.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Craig is a good Bond BUT

    by seasider

    I do have a couple of issues with him. Other than the fact he's little old to be playing Bond in what was supposed to reboot. I don't think he quite has the suave and charm that previous Bonds have and I realize that he's supposed to be a new kind of Bond. I just fear they're trying to turn 007 into a Jason Bourne clone which is a mistake. I don't mind Bond being a serious character but one of the things that has helped his character endure through generations is his charm and wit and I found Craig's take on Bond too brooding and depressing in the last film. I don't want Bond to be all sad and moody walking in the snow at the end of an adventure. I want him to be in the act of scoring with his Bond girl, have him say some absurd sexual innuendo which then ques the soundtrack and closing credits.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    To be followed by James Bond:Skyfall Rising

    by don

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    The title is not very good.

    by HagCeli

    Makes as much sense as "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". (What?) Imbeciles must be running those studios. And imbeciles is what they breed.

  • I just could never buy a bald guy with a toupee doing action and acting all suave and shit. Really funny actually.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Imagine if strathum had a toupee all this time.

    by UltraTron

    How badass would that be.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    ditko: I remember some folks saying pierce was their favorite bond

    by UltraTron

    when goldeneye came out.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Brosnan was the best Bond, period!

    by mastermold

    I do like Daniel Craig, but I feel so far his take has been somewhat one-dimensional. In Casino Royale, when he had to be tender and show some emotion, it felt very forced. When he's at his best (so far) is when he's being the badass. As shitty as most of the Pierce Brosnan Bond movies were, they were made bearable because of him. I think GoldenEye is one of the best Bond movies ever, and the only one Brosnan did that really showcased his range with the character. His ability to effortlessly switch from charming and debonair to a physical, tough-as-nails badass was remarkable and of all the actors who have played Bond, I think he really did it best. I think he was born to play that role and it's a damn shame he never got to finish off his stint with a really good Bond movie, like Casino Royale Incidentally, Timothy Dalton is my second favorite after Brosnan.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    joel007

    by Stabby

    That's alright. I can be a little bit fascistic about Connery being the best Bond. That doesn't mean that others aren't entitled to their opinions. Just that I think they're wrong if they disagree. That also doesn't mean that I don't enjoy all the other iterations of Bond. I think Lazenby did a great job in OHMSS. And the Moore films were the ones I grew up watching in the theater. And I loved the cool cars, crazy gadgets and silly villains in those movies. Hope you feel better.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Get "Skyfail" and Craig out of the way and get back to Bond.

    by kabong

    Craig can have a role: unnamed enforcer thug for M who gets killed on page 17.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I will get used to it

    by dukeroberts

    There is a brief glimpse of a woman's bare behind in Octopussy. That is the only actual bit of real nudity I can think of in any Bond movie. For Your Eyes Only is memorable for a couple of reasons. Not for its villain or for its leading lady, but for Bond kicking that car off the cliff and for Bond visiting Tracy's grave. Aside from OHMSS that is the only reference to Tracy in the Bond films.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Make the final battle good!

    by RitualNo1

    Too many of the recent Bond films have started well and ended badly. Tomorrow Never Dies was amazing until they left Hamburg, Die Another Day was fine until Iceland and Casino Royale really started to drag after the airport scene. Hopefully they can sort this out and give us a decent end fight.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Clive Owen shoulda been Bond...

    by thot

    ..he was (and still is) perfect for the role. Tough as nails but suave and handsome. I really like Craig as an actor. Recently he was great in Cowboys and Aliens. But I just don't think he fits the Bond character at all. Nor do I like the whole reboot concept. QoS was awful. Couldn't even get through it. My favorite Bond is still, without question, Connery. I would place Brosnan next in line.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    They're all standalones

    by Bentley_Bear

    And Timothy Dalton wasn't a bad Bond, he had the worst scripts. Pierce towards had the most absurd scripts but they gave him more to do.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    The best literary Bond?

    by Peter David

    That wouldn't be Daniel Craig; that would indeed be David Niven, who was Ian Fleming's personal choice for the role. The studio overrode Fleming and cast Connery in the role. To me, Connery remains the definitive Bond, if for no other reason than that when people compare Bonds, he's the one they always measure him against. Whether the Bond in question is "better" or "worse" than Connery remains a matter of subjective opinion (and is probably also impacted by the age of the opinion holder when he first encountered the character). But the fact that Connery is the gold standard against which all others are measured speaks volumes. The whole thing about Bond is that you have to be convinced that he would be equally at ease killing someone or romancing a woman. That, to some degree, it wouldn't matter to him one way or the other if he's going to put a bullet in a man's brain or his tongue in a woman's mouth. Connery could do that. Moore, I believed the romancer. Dalton, I believed the assassin. Lazenby was just kinda "eh." Pierce Brosnan was the first Bond since Connery who brought back the blend of killer and romancer. Plus Brosnan looks better in a tuxedo than quite possibly any other man on the planet. The problem is that Brosnan was undercut by the quality of the scripts. Craig, I think, does a terrific job, and he was aided by "Casino Royale" being quite possibly the best script for a Bond film in decades, maybe ever. But years from now, when Michael Fassbender (or whomever) is playing the role, people will still be comparing him to Connery. PAD

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Joe Don Baker was the best Felix Leiter.

    by cookylamoo

    Runner up David Hedeson.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I hate Bond movies, but I'd see Fassbender as Bond

    by SmokingRobot

    What perfect casting that would be.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    @ Choppah and others...Hold up...don't be dogging FYEO now...

    by darthderp

    The plot, for the uninitiated/uninformed...after a British spy boat is sunk by a naval mine, Bond must retrieve a computer device called the ATAC, which the British Navy uses to coordinate their subs. The fear is that if the Soviets get their hands on it, they can use it to trick the British sub computers into launching their POLARIS missiles. A Greek informant named Kristatos (played by Julian Glover, aka General Veers & Walter Donovan) is secretly working for the KGB to retrieve the ATAC. Bond finds himself in a race to get the device before Kristatos can make the delivery. Anyone who says this one sucks needs to give it a second look. It had a lot less camp than some of the other Moore entries (remember Bond's cold dispatch of Locque?), echoes of OHMSS (Bond visits Tracey's grave at the beginning), and some great action work; the keelhauling scene comes to mind. Alas, no Bernard Lee as he had passed before filming. Give it a second look.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Spectre, meet Quantum

    by jamesonian

    This smells like it could be financial in much the same way as when Broccoli fought Kevin McClory (who used to visit me at the Tower Video in DC years ago) over the rights to Blofeld and Spectre. They didn't want to pay McClory so they jettisoned the characters. Might the current producers be doing the same thing with Quantum?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Craig is absolutely the best Bond. QoS was not great...but

    by dr sauch

    it was not SO bad that you write off the whole fucking series. Also, it was more the second half of CR than a standalone movie. Think of those two as one long arc and you realize how good QoS was. Looking forward to the new one. I mean, look at the fucking cast.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    And for the record....

    by darthderp

    I'm cool with the title. As for Craig...jury's still out. He was great in Casino Royale, but that and Quantum had a Bond who was just starting out in MI6...not quite seasoned yet. I want to see Craig play Bond as a double-0 agent with a few more notches on his Walther gunbarrel, if you take my meaning.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Standalones

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Don't we have enough of those? I would like these Bond films to have a continuing story line or at least a hint of them being chronologically linked with references to past events etc.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    maybe it'll have something to do with space?

    by CARTMANEZ

    Bond in space again

  • Connery's best: Goldfinger (runner-up: From Russia With Love) Moore's best: For Your Eyes Only (runner-up The Spy Who Loved Me) Dalton's best: The Living Daylights Brosnan's best: Goldeneye Craig's best (so far): Casino Royale And even though Lazenby only made one Bond film and wasn't particularly great in the role, On Her Majesty's Secret Service is one of the top three or four Bond films of all-time.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Choppah...

    by darthderp

    A ciascuno il suo.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    cobra--kai

    by phifty2

    With you all the way on the extra in TLD kitchen fight. That fight was brutal and that guy stood his ground and gave blondie somewhat of an ass whooping. That guy gave the best fight in a Bond movie that didn't involve Bond.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    So it's a reboot/origin story?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    We need a spinoff Green 4 movie...and action figure...

    by phifty2

    ...and video game. Now. Seriously, I thought I was the only one who idolized this dude. The action figure comes with lapel communicator, bowl of salt, electric carver, frying pan and alternate grill face head.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig has the greatest voice in movies.

    by UltraTron

    Has he done an animated character? Micheal Douglas missed his chance as a Disney villain for sure. Glad Peter Otoole got one in there

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Yeah but milkman was strapping. I remember thinking he would

    by UltraTron

    kick Dalton's ass. Daniel Craig can fight milkman toe to toe

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Milkman spinoff series:

    by UltraTron

    Milkman Milkman 2: More Milk Milkman 3: Milk IT! Milkman 4: Swallow It!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    This is actually a great idea.

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Sounds like the NY Times bestseller of the week from David Baldacci

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Waiting for the scene where Bond throws the plate of warm cavier against the wall, and then smokes a fat one with Q in the garage. I think the producers are forgetting that this is not Le Carre they're adapting, and thats the problem I had with QoS. I don't recall there being any sense of fun at all, not for even a second.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    What, what? Dissing For Your Eyes Only?!

    by bah

    Melina Havelock and her crossbow is the hottest Bond girl of all, Topol is a great not-actually-the-bad-guy, Julian Glover as the actual bad guy, Moore's only moment of badassery in his entire run (kicking the car), finishing off Blofeld (which destroys the stupid "Bond is a code name" theory), dragging behind the boat (taken from the novel of Live and Let Die, BTW), bomb on the back of the diving suit, Bond destroying the McGuffin rather than let Russia get it. You only don't remember the plot because it didn't involve blowing up the world, and you don't remember the villain because he didn't have three nipples or a pegleg.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    The Bond books...

    by phifty2

    ...do get little rediculous. I think it was DAF where the gangster has a train in the desert and he holds Bond hostage and then Bond and the girl escape and have to outrun the train on a mine cart or something. Anyway, the books are good and brutal (and as someone else said full of food porn - the girl has to make some dish for him, I forget) but they could get rediculous.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    scatman, thanks for the Hoagy Carmichael video

    by Stabby

    that made my day.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Goldfinger was the ONLY standalone before Moore

    by bah

    First came Dr No, who was a SPECTRE agent. Then From Russia With Love, in which they explicitly state they want Bond as revenge for killing Dr No. Then Goldfinger, which was standalone (might have made reference to SPECTRE, I forget). Then Thunderball -- SPECTRE. Then You Only Live Twice, where he finally meets Blofeld. OHMSS -- SPECTRE again. Diamonds Are Forever -- starts out with seeking revenge on Blofeld for OHMSS, then gets stupid but still involves SPECTRE.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Brosnon = Clinton Era Bond

    by Lou Stools

    Like Clinton, Brosnan tried to straddle the middle and appease everyone and was more concerned about his legacy. FEYO only was definitely Moore's best Bond film. QOS was awful...a lazy rehash of LTK.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    ...

    by ZodNotGod

    TMWTGG & TSWLM are stand alones... FYEO makes the veiled reference to Blofeld and Bond's dead wife Tracy. The rest of Moore's were standalones.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    RE: Bah, preach it about FYEO!

    by ZodNotGod

  • I'm surprised it got through the censors and MPAA...no way would a title like that ever again make it into a mainstream American movie

  • Sheriff Pepper puts Live and Let Die before Golden Gun. And Jaws puts TSWLM before Moonraker. Other than that, I think there's no continuity. General Goggol might provide some, but I don't think he's developed in any way over the films.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, noon CST

    It's Moore's best performance!

    by ZodNotGod

    And no it doesn't destroy the theory that Bond is a code name. He's not the same guy.... Blofeld is going to go after "Bond" no matter what he looks like, at that point he'd go after what he represents to send a message...

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Heh...For Eyes Yours Only...only

    by Lou Stools

    You know what I meant.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Why would some other guy put flowers on Tracy's grave?

    by bah

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I respect what they tried to do with FYEO

    by Stabby

    An attempt to get back to basics, eschewing the cartoony over the top self parody that Moore's Bond films had become with their endless gadgets and ridiculous cartoon villains. (Hello, Jaws!) There's even a meta scene where a group of bad guys are surrounding Bond's Lotus Esprit. There is a warning on the window that says the car will self destruct if tampered with. One of the thugs smashes the window anyway and the car does indeed blow up.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    FYEO does indeed rule

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    I have always lived with being ostracised by bond fans (and everyone else) however since I fucking love Moore and I don't care who knows it. Enjoying seeing all the Green 4 love, I really like TLD, cant stand LTK despite mottled face man legend Rober Davi being in it.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the best Bond score---ever!

    by ZodNotGod

    And to this date, still the best. The assault on Piz Gloria....awesome! The worst? TMWTGG OHMSS is an excellent movie. I think Lazenby is great and wonder how different Diamonds Are Forever would have been had Connery not signed on...Imagine had George stuck it out and was a success...his last film could have concieveably been FYEO! Lazenby could have then retired and would have still been a youngster at 43. A year younger than Moore when he STARTED! Even more strange is if he had not grown tired in the role and continued into the 80's and went all the way to License to Kill...which would have had him 20 years in the role! (Highly unlikely) and a mere 50 years old when he retires...odd...

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    phifty2, the action figure comes with *alternate grill face head* Ha! Random extra fought a good fight but the dude ended up with his face medium rare.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    As long as Bond loosens up

    by Minotaur7

    I'm there. It doesn't need to connect with the same terror network as the last two films, if they can demonstrate that emotionally, Bond is beginning to allow himself to have fun, so let him have a drink, allow himself some pretensions, get over Vesper, fuck a black chick or two, and just relax.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    bah

    by ZodNotGod

    Right! forgot about the Sheriff and JAWS. General Gogol was in FYEO right? If so he would be in TLD with Dalton.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Why would some other guy put flowers on Tracy's grave?

    by ZodNotGod

    ALL part of the character's narrative/backstory. M and Moneypenny are changed, Judi Dench has played with two different Bonds it makes sense. In order to keep the enemies from recognizing him, they change him out every decade. Whoever adopts the name Bond takes on his entire narrative, including his dead wife. Who's to say in another life, Moore knew Lazenby and knew how much he loved her, however briefly and it destroyed him, he places flowers there as respect and to smoke out any hitman that might be following him, who only know HE's BOND at the moment.... just a thought, what say you?

  • I hate to sound ignorant, but I don't get the reference. Thanks!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    judge dredds dirty undies, I love Moore as Bond too. The way he did those effete karate chops that could take down a guy the size of a bouncer. The way he always had a quip and a rasied eyebrow for the ladies. I love all that stuff. Maybe because they tried to shy away from those sillier aspects in FYEO that it ended up as his least memorable movie? But you know even a lesser Bond movie is still well worth watching.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Yes, Gogol is in FYEO.

    by bah

    Bond throws the ATAC off the cliff when he arrives in a helicopter. Gogol stops his man from shooting Bond, then laughs and goes home. He's also in The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, and The Living Daylights.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Never understood the Clive Owen hype

    by seasider

    I mean he's a good looking bloke and he's got that ruggedly handsome/dashing rogue thing going for him. But I just find him a little on the dopey side and always talks like his mouth of full of food or something. Having said that, if he ever became Bond, I'd be o.k with it but I think the closest we'll see him as Bond is the cameo he had on that Pink Panther movie.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by CoursinLarry

    I actually like the title.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    FYEON- "License to Keel...take him ah-waaay."

    by ZodNotGod

    "There's even a meta scene where a group of bad guys are surrounding Bond's Lotus Esprit. There is a warning on the window that says the car will self destruct if tampered with. One of the thugs smashes the window anyway and the car does indeed blow up. " That;s a great joke, not too broad and leads into one of the best car chases ever.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Yeah, ummmm......that's not a Bond title

    by Jaster Mareel

    If it's going to be a single word, it has to have "gold" in the title.....or "pussy". Because gold and pussy is what it's all about. Now if you can find yourself some golden pussy, that's the shit!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I realize it can be explained away

    by bah

    I don't like the theory in general, but I do see the appeal. I think much of LtK is more powerful if he's the same person -- Leiter mentions he was married once long ago, and the anguish on Bond's face after lighting up the villain is not just for Felix and Della but also for Tracy (via Della). But again, those things can still be justified under the multi-Bond theory.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    how did they ever get away with the title of 'Octopussy'?

    by ZodNotGod

    The 80's were cooler than way... and it was a title of one of the Fleming short stories and Quantum of Solace was a chapter title in one of the books.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Recast!!!!! Hire some actresses that look good.

    by kabong

    It's been downhill since Ursula Andress.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Oh, and there's Hagrid placing Goldeneye before TWINE

    by bah

  • Finney is going to be her ex-boyfriend traitor, I can just smell the crap already.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Hey, Craig, buy a razor, ya bum.

    by kabong

    Skyflop

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Fuck the name, what makes a great Bond movie is...

    by notcher

    The LOCATIONS. If you have shitty locations, boring locations, then the movie tends to be shitty or boring as well. I loved the locales in "Casino Royale," but not in Q of S. China, Scotland and Turkey sound intriguing. The cast looks fantastic, I'm excited about this!

  • Florence + the Machine....mark my words. Remember Garbage..? And I second the notion the OHMSS is John Barry's best ever score.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Never understood the negativity towards QUANTUM OF SOLACE

    by Amazing Maurice

    I has its problems sure - the main bad guy was a fucking joke, the plot was so-so etc... But it had some great action in it, Daniel Craig kicked fucking ass and it lasted an nice 90mins. Unlike Casino Royale - while awesome - went on for far too long and had the cheek to have a 4th Act.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    podbay, I think Adele has already been named

    by bah

    I do like your pick though.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Great Title - Modern, Edgy,

    by captain_kirk

    Stop dissing QOS. The problem with QOS was a shitty director that didn't know how to edit scene. Case in point: every shot of Bond being chased in a new room cut in as Bond left the field of vision. So we only saw the end of each part of the action in each scene. Very troubling. That being said, QOS trumps Bond movies in these aspects: 1) Opening sequence driving 2) Opening shoot out / Bond hanging from rope. 3) Opening Credits 4) Desert Hotel (this is a classic, classic, iconin Bond element). 5) Theatre Scene / Bond figuring out how to find the members of Quantum was brilliant. 6) Bond is tall, M is short. According to the final scenes, Bond is 8 feet tall, and Judi Dench comes in just under 4'. Sure Casino Royale

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    bah

    by ZodNotGod

    Excellent point! Also Brosnan has a nice bit in TWINE as having loved and lost someone “a long time ago” and gets this look of regret…. A brainwashing tactic perhaps? Let me ask you this, since those movies occured in real time, LTK in 89, Tracy was killed in 69, Dalton/Bond would have been 22...far too young to be 007 agent. Same goes for Brosnan, in 99, his Bond would have been 16 in 1969... I think of Bond the same as Blofeld, who changed his appearance many times, plastic surgery, doubles, etc...if he can do it, why not 007? A cut scene (or rumored anyway) in OHMSS Bond is getting plastic surgery to explain away his new appearance.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    So, the plot revolves around Dench-M? Fail.

    by Royston Lodge

    M should not be the central figure of a Bond film. It was terrible in The World Is Not Enough, and it'll be terrible with this movie. Unless they kill her character off, and replace her with the corpse of Edward Woodward.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Felix Leiter

    by captain_kirk

    I hope Wright comes back. He's so damn cool.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    What Craig Lacks As Bond...

    by bre32

    ...are the very things that separated Fleming's character from all the other fictional spies at the time: The charm, the class, the sophistication, etc. His Bond stories may not have relied heavily on gadgets, but they did boast colorful villains, exotic locales, and beautiful women with names that doubled as cheap puns. The plots were also far more over-the-top than what was being written at the time: Stories centered around rocket launches, doctors living in fantastic lairs, and government agents tasked with playing baccarat. Fleming never intended the character to be a serious look at espionage- or a one-note hero that was simply a killing machine. Those are qualities which are popular in 2011, but they weren't the standard back in the 1950s. (Fleming's Bond didn't even like killing. He certainly would've never gone on the kind of spree portrayed in QOS.) Above all, James Bond was not written to be interchangeable with characters from writers like John Le Carre, Len Deighton, or Don Hamilton. That's also something exclusive to the 2011 Bond- a character that is now routinely mistaken for spies from rival series.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    'It doesn't connect with the first two films'

    by supertoyslast

    I love the idea of Mendes directing Bond, but not connecting with the first two worries me a little. I loved that the Connery films had Blofeld linking them together and I had hoped that the Craig films would have a continuing story with Quantum in the same way. I always thought it was a shame that Connery and Pleasance didn't do OHMSS with Blofeld killing Bond's new wife and then complete the story in another film with Bon going rogue and taking vengeance on Blofeld. I hope that, in the Craig films, the Quantum story will be picked up later with Bond finding the head of the organisation and some kind of story arc being completed.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Craig IS suave and charming....

    by notcher

    But in a badass way!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I just like the newer ones because they're different. When you have this long of a run for a series of films, it gets old eventually and you need a little reboot. Daniel Craig is that reboot. I guess you like it or you don't.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Yeah, naturally his age makes no sense whatsoever

    by bah

    I think that's the main reason the codename theory emerged. The theory works for some people, that's fine. It may be silly to look for character development in these movies, but I prefer to think of these being one guy with a past we've seen. Though clearly Craig is a new incarnation whether you buy into the theory or not.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I liked M being involved in TWINE a lot

    by bah

    It's not like she was shooting and skydiving or anything. She was kidnapped. I thought that was cool. In fact, I liked TWINE a lot, the only real problem being Denise Richards.

  • Depending on the story. If there is a device that makes the sky fall, then it makes total sense

  • Get a life you stupid fuck. Stop trying to out choppah Choppah...you can't, you never will, it's pointless to try...Choppah can be annoying, but at least he is not an utter waste of carbon like you. Get out of mommy's house and go discover girls, you will like them a lot more than the internet. Wait for it.... FACT!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    bre32 speaks the truth

    by Stabby

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Re: 'It doesn't connect with the first two films'

    by bre32

    If Quantum isn't going to be used in this film, it's likely the producers' way of quietly brushing it under the rug. The problem with Quantum is that the whole concept was handled so poorly. In the haste to copy The Bourne Ultimatum, the producers forgot to at least make the uber-organization believable. So we suddenly had things like MI6 being infiltrated without any logical explanation. They basically wrote themselves into a corner. The film was also poorly received, which no doubt makes it harder to justify revisiting the story's ideas four years later. If QOS had been as critically successful as CR, there's no way the producers would've taken a year off afterwards. They'd have gone ahead with their original plan of a trilogy, and we'd currently be talking about Bond 24. As it is, that one year layoff quickly became another four year gap in the series- one that has no doubt forced creative changes.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    choppah, how many ex-wives do you have?

    by Stabby

    I know at least a couple of them are Asian women from your previous posts.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    That is true, Bah...

    by ZodNotGod

    I do like it that he has this long history, but just not as the same dude or he'd be 89 year olds now. Actually the code name theory was kinda cemented once Judi Dench stayed on as M, connecting two eras. Craig is the tits, yes.

  • Some of them are clearly connected to some of the other ones, like the two most recent of course, but for the most part the Bond franchise is definitely a case of 'It’s just a show, and I should really just relax.' It doesn’t have to make sense that he is about the same age in all of these different decades, or that there are conflicts among the different movies regarding his backstory, etc. Bond is Bond. Sometime they should do a future SpaceBond.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Wuantum's ultimate goal: erase James Bond from history

    by bah

    The various Bonds/Leiters/Moneypennies are all from alternate universes created by Quantum (SPECTRE in some realities). Including one where he's a cartoon boy. J J Abrams to write and direct.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Doh! That's a Q

    by bah

    Q is called W in this reality. Which is an upside-down M.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Wait! I need closure on that Quantum anecdote!

    by Al

    If Blofeld (played by Ralph Finnes, naturally) simply explains away Quantum as a branch of SPECRE, I'm cool with that. But the dude who drank the motor oil was only a piece of it. I done need me something finished!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    bre32

    by ZodNotGod

    Excellent point! I do hope we Craig evolve more into a suave charmer...get some wit back and drink some expensive drinks and bang everything that moves. If the course is not altered he will be a clone of Jason Bored which is not a good thing since those flicks suck it hard.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    No, wait! Q is actually Star Trek Q!

    by bah

    And he's secretly the head of Quantum! That's why he's not in the Craig movies/reality! Yes, now we anxiously await the merging of Abrams' Trek and Bond.

  • The plot of the consolidation of water was actually pretty inspired.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Random thoughts

    by Keith Small

    - I have been a fan of Bond films since I first saw Goldfinger in the theater when it was originally released, and I have seen every Bond film many times. - There is a distinction between literary Bond and cinematic Bond, and for me Sean Connery is hands-down the best cinematic Bond. He had the perfect blend of charm, menance and physicality, with just the right hint of humor not to seem silly (except perhaps in DAF, which I enjoyed nevertheless). - Timothy Dalton seems to me to be the closest to the literary Bond. - I think Daniel Craig is a fine Bond, and Casino Royale was one of the best Bond films ever. Quantum of Solace was nowhere near as good, but I still liked it, mostly because of Craig. I hope they give him a few more opportunities to exhibit some humor and charm (e.g. in CR whe Vesper commented on his tight little ass and he smirked "You noticed!") - I thought Brosnan did a good job as Bond, but he was let down by mostly bad scripts. - Roger Moore was the worst Bond in my opinion, mostly because of the silly humor, and more importantly, his failure to convince me that he was dangerous. Also, he just looked ill at ease with the fighting and other action scenes. - The title "Skyfall" doesn't really do much for me, but I don't really care as long as the movie is good. I wish they could have found a way to use "Shatterhand" as the title. Maybe they'll use it in the future. - I wish Jeffrey Wright was returning for Skyfall. I enjoyed his take on Felix Leiter and I was hoping they would give him more to do in the next Bond film. - Finally, after seeing him in X-Men: First Class, I can totally see Michael Fassbender as Bond. Especially in the scene where he takes out the two German expatriates in Argentina.

  • You just couldn't see the choreography because of the camera work. I really thought it looked like a lot of neat stuff was going on in the fight near the beginning, but the camera didn't let you see enough of it.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    It's a better title than Quantum!

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Remember when they announced that title?! People shat all over it. The title Skyfall doesn't get the juices flowing but we've had worse people. And I don't understand some of the Mendes hate. With all the truly shitty directors we have out there some think Mendes is in that group as well?! Someone above said "lame turgid dramas which no one cares about"?!! Haha really? No one cares about American Beauty, Road to Perdition, even Away We Go? Frankly he's one of my favorite directors, I think the guy is brilliant, one of the best with actors (he's constantly pulling career best performances out of various actors) and he has a great fucking visual eye and knows how to build drama. I personally think this is the highest caliber director the Bond franchise has ever hired. And this cast kicks ass. All signs point to amazing for this chapter. At the very LEAST this will be the best acted Bond hands down.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Oh and Mendes knows how to hold the camera still!

    by Flames gotta Eat

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes too??? Bloody hell!! Wow!

    by AsimovLives

    Best Bond cast ever?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    bobo_vision, who remembers Skyline, anyway?

    by AsimovLives

    The memory of that movie is so dim to me, whenever th word sklyline comes, all i think is of the ol' Nissan car.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Lets hope the film is more exciting than THAT

    by twogunjames

    Because that was the longest half an hour of my life. JESUS CHRIST that was boring as hell.

  • Just saw Fast Five for the first time last night and it impressed the hell out of me. Some of the best action sequences I've ever scene in a film. Regret not catching it on the big screen. Don't know if he'd be able to handle the plot and character stuff, but it would definitely be a balls to the wall badass Bond. An interesting experiment at the very least.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    mponte10006

    by AsimovLives

    I agree with you on that Graig needs to posh a little bit more. He already has the cold rityhless efficient thing down brillantly. All he needs now is to show he canlook as confortable dressing a tuxedo as putting a bullet between the eyes of some mook. And Graig csan pull the element suave spy Bond thing, he showed a lot of promise in CASINO ROYALE in the casino scenes. Just a little bit more finess, that's all. Grag Bond might be the operation who ca disguise himself as a posh playboy, while the previous bonds were posh suave men who could be operationals. This is why i like Timothy Dalton as Bond so much, because he had both of those two things quite brillant right from the start. He was as convicning as a suave gentleman and as a cold ruthless killing machine. Not as easy to pull off as many might imagine, i'm sure.

  • Quantum was shitty.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Heh, Skyline... all I remember was the bizarre ending

    by Mattman

    It went all Ed Wood near the end... but without style.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I'm tired of OHMSS being labeled a "flop!"

    by ZodNotGod

    FAR from it....GL could have had a great run!

  • Now it's my time to call somebody out on a generalization! How fun! Anybody who has a particular favorite actor who played Bond and doesn't see him included in that remark could say th same thing. and if we really want to get picky, Connery was not that close to Bond as described and presented in the books. Potatoes putatus!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I'll always say this about QoS - yes, the editing is questionable,

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    but my main issue has always been the fact that the villian, the antagonist, the reason for Bond being on screen, dies off screen and just gets a mention.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Agreed, except for Moore is still my boy...

    by ZodNotGod

    Moore kileld plenty of cats. Michael Fassbender has my vote for a new Bond in a decade or so.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Quantum Of Solace

    by rockyb61

    QOS works much better if watched back to back with Casino Royale. If you assume CR is a three parter (1 - The set-up, 2 - The card game, 3 - Vesper's story) then treat QOS as CR part 4. Then it works, but not as a stand-alone. Diamonds Are Forever was supposed to be OHMSS part 2 with the killing of Tracey being the pre-credit scene of DAF, but when it was announced that Lazenby wouldn't be back, the scene was put back as the end of OHMSS and DAF opened with Connery's Bond looking for Blofeld.

  • I have this suspicion that the majot reason why people don't like that tiel is more to do woth confusion of what it means. Maybe many think it's just a word salad title, with little meaning. Or a weird ass reference to the villains, but with little sense to it. The confusion might even be because how ill understood the common cxolloqual definition of of what the word quantum. Quantum in science means the smallest measurable amount of energy. Below that, it can't be observed. Quantum of Solace means the smallest amount of conforting. THe smallest a reference to the solace that might bring to Bond the bring down of the people responsible for Vesper's death and all that betrayal. Basically,it beings little confort and solace, but it brings enough for him to carry on. That's what the movie is about. I know that as a title it doesn't rool very well on the tongue.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    i = it

    by AsimovLives

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    @tallboy6t6 rE: Quantum

    by Sequitur

    Expect more in fouth Craig movie. They seem to following a Connery-type path here. Dr. NO and FRWL both dealt with SPECTRE as the mysterious organization. Then they went "Stand Alone" with GOLDFINGER in the third film. Then back to SPECTRE with THUNDERBALL. Expect more Quantum in 2014-5

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Fassbender would make a great Bond.

    by blackwood

    His Magneto was kind of Bond-like. I am watching the video and have already warmed to the title and this cast is fantastic and Daniel Craig is still crazy handsome and YAY!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Asi, philosophically you are right

    by Stabby

    But, all us REAL James Bond fans know that Connery is the best Bond.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    So no closure to the Quantum story?

    by Pete Michaelson

    I mean, they haven't been the greatest Bond films ever made, but how about at least tying up the story? I already am losing faith in this next film, but disregarding everything that they've already done is bullshit.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    What genius approved a title that's one letter away from Skyfail?

    by Royston Lodge

    Are the guys who come up with these titles not AWARE of the Internet?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    I've warmed up to Craig.

    by Tom

    When occasionally griping about how long MGM were taking to sort their shit out, I began to anticipate Craig's return. I'm now officially eager.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Bond Continutiy and naked Bond Girls

    by MGTHEDJ

    1962-1985 is one Bond, played by 3 actors. In Diamonds are Forever, the opening sequence is Bond looking for Blofeld for killing Tracy. In Spy Who Loved Me, at the bar when they are quoting each other's dossiers, XXX says "Married only once, wife killed..." and Bond interrupts her. Some of the best acting in Moore's career. In For Your Eyes Only Bond visits Tracy's grave. 1987-2002 is a reboot, with 2 actors as Bond. They just move the timeline up. Dr. No takes place in 1974, this means Vesper is around 1973, and Tracy is around 1978 (?). Thus Felix's line in Licence to Kill about Bond being married, and Brosnon line in The World is Not Enough The reason Goldeneye opens in 1986 is to establish the this Brosnon event take place before Living Daylights, and it can be implied the training exercise at Gibraltar in TLD is also for the new 006 replacing Alec. Now I know Gogal is in Living Daylights, but think of him being there like Dame Judy's M is in both Brosnon and Craig.. Bond goes rogue in Licence to Kill, and Q implies M will reinstate him by the end of the movie, but I don't accept that. For me, Bond is just told he will no longer be hunted. He wanders, he meets Paris, hangs with her a few months, then gets a call from M. Bond goes to Russia to help stop the coup (in the real world it was against Gorbechev) in August 1991, and he's then reinstated at MI-6. Dame Judy's M takes over in 1994, and has Bond take a psych test. This is were in Goldeneye Bond is on the road racing Xenia. Later, Bond mentions where Robert Brown's M kept the booze in the office. In 2006, we get the third reboot, with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. As for Naked Bond Girls, in addition to those already mentioned there is Virgina Hey as General Pushin's mistress in Living Daylights, who is topless to distract the guard when he enters the hotel room. And then there is Gemma Aterton as Stawberry Fields in QoS, with her bare butt covered in oil.-----later------m

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    As for who is the best Bond

    by Pete Michaelson

    It is of course a matter of taste, but to me Connery was and is the best Bond. He had all the bad-assitude required for the part along with wit, charm, and class. I've been re-watching the old Connery Bond films on Netflix and it just reminded me of why I have always held firm to my belief that Connery IS Bond. I know I'll probably get crucified for saying so, but I thought Brosnan was the next best Bond. He had a lot of the same qualities that Connery had, but more than that, I was old enough to appreciate a 007 movie when GoldenEye came out, so he was my introduction to the Bond universe. Connery is the best, but Brosnan was a fitting actor to take up the role, even if Die Another Day was kind of ass.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    The Word Is Not Enough?

    by Acquanetta

    It's slightly ironic how much the producers appear to be following the same general strategy they used with Brosnan's sequels. Much like QOS, Tomorrow Never Dies lacked a finished script and relied on action sequences to pad out the running time. (Ironically, it also featured Bond trying to avenge the death of an ex-lover.) When that approach drew criticism, the producers shifted towards a more dramatic affair. Michael Apted was brought in to keep things grounded, while Sophie Marceau and Robert Carlyle (then hot off a BAFTA award) were considered classy "gets" at the time. So it won't be much of a surprise if Skyfall ends up falling short of the mark. Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson have repeatedly found ways to make Bond disappointing- especially when they don't have a new approach to build upon. Bond doesn't need an all-star cast, Paul Haggis or Peter Morgan penning the script, or a $230 million budget. After all, Goldeneye and Casino Royale were both relatively cheap entries that lacked a major star.

  • especially given how she betrayed him and the reveal that the reason she betrayed him was to save some sleazebag spy who seduced her just for this reason. Seems to me that after this reveal, Bond should have gotten over it and, "Hardened up!"

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I think Craig will start getting more charming

    by Scorchy

    The first two were his first entry as a 00. He really was more of a "blunt instrument." Now that he's avenged Vesper, he should start morphing into the suave, charming Bond. I've also loved the idea that James Bond is nothing more than a sobriquet, and that there have been Bonds in the past, and Bonds in the future. Just when Spectre was able to recognize the guy, they go and create a new Bond! Damn MI6.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    TO Eeveryone Re: More Quantum Storyline

    by Sequitur

    Expect more in fouth Craig movie. They seem to following a Connery-type path here. Dr. NO and FRWL both dealt with SPECTRE as the mysterious organization. Then they went "Stand Alone" with GOLDFINGER in the third film. Then back to SPECTRE with THUNDERBALL. Expect more Quantum in 2014-5

  • and frankly,apart from being classier,his Bond was inferior to Connery's.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    @choppah nah,we have our prime minister for that.

    by KilliK

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Dalton...

    by thewoodpecker

    He's as lost and empty as England herself was during the time period. Still in earnest and trying to fill the role it expected to play forever, but falling way short.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    these press conferences crack me up

    by bourne7855

    were goin to field questions now. oh we cant answer anything you ask. haha i understand why they cant answer but just do a press release. these are always awkward with these stupid questions and nonchalant answers

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    QOS is a GOOD film!

    by 120chester

    I want to give some love to Quantum of Solace, a very good film in the Bond franchise. While not up to the EXCELLENT standard set by Casino Royale, it is a film that I have enjoyed more and more over time. It is certainly miles better than any of the Brosnan films, most of the Roger Moore entries, and even a couple of Connery's efforts (DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER... seriously?). The major criticism I hear of QoS is that its style borrows too heavily from the Bourne films. OK, I accept that. However, it doesn't prevent the film from being good. I also hear complaints that OoS doesn't have the fun or whimsy of other Bond films. Well, count me in on a darker and edgier Bond because we've seen what happens when we go too far in the other direction. (You don't need a prompt from me here. Those film titles are already in your head.)

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Berenice!

    by Redmantle

    Beautiful, my word.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    7-zark-7

    by BarebackJedi

    "Property of a Lady" is far from the last unused Fleming Bond title: The Hildebrand Rarity Risico 007 in New York Of course none of these would have made very good movie titles (except maybe "Risico").

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    The Spy Who Loved Me - Best Bond Movie EVER!!!

    by wtriker1701

    Like Roger Moore's the best Bond of all! Cheesy, funny, full of action! Eat that, Younglings! Worst Bond Movie: License To Kill! But Quantum "Leap" Of Solace is a pretty much Second!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Thank God, Craig's said, he's done after Skyfall.

    by wtriker1701

    Time to bring in some Bond With Balls - Thunderballs!

  • about the film yet before it is released they will compose a trailer that tells you everything about the film?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Talkbackers confirmed the "Skyfall" title a month ago.

    by Ricardo

    AICN, just let US do the stories, ok?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Out with Craig, IN WITH FASSBENDER!

    by Jaster Mareel

    I had the same thought while watching X-Men:First Class. Firstly, that Fassbender is a fucking STAR! I will watch any film he is in. Secondly, I'm hoping the producers of the Bond films saw it and thought "What the fuck are we doing with this Craig asshat? GET FASSBENDER RIGHT FUCKING NOW!"

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Best Bonds and Worst Bonds:

    by Jaster Mareel

    Best: Casino Royale Thunderball You Only Live Twice Dr. No Goldeneye The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker (fuck you!) Worst: Live and Let Die The Man with the Golden Gun From Russia with Love (why does everyone love this boring POS?) For Your Eyes Only Quantum of Solace On Her Majesty's Secret Service (worst effects of the series and a mannequin as Bond) I enjoy all Bond films to one degree or another.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Yes, Killik, I'm more than aware of that

    by Peter David

    Since I'm quite possibly the only one here who saw the original "Casino Royale" in its first theatrical release. I'm not arguing the quality of his performance compared to Connery. In fact, I'd agree with you. I'm just saying that, to Fleming, Niven was the right actor for the part. Also, if anyone's interested in an entertaining take on James Bond, I would recommend the following Lenny Henry routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXkxXDT1-F8 It's fun to watch through, but the part relevant to Bond comes at the 3:00 mark. PAD

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    By the way...where in the HOLY FUCK are the rest of the Bond Blu-rays?

    by Jaster Mareel

    They released like 6 of them...THEN STOPPED! Yes I'm very well aware MGM was in restructuring at the time, but they kept releasing Blu-rays....just not the Bond ones. I cry "BULLSHIT!"

  • The movie, however, was bland and terribly edited. The villain was as generic as they come. The only parts I liked were the Opera scene and Agent Strawberry Fields.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    wrath_of_fett, they probably are holding off the blus now

    by Mattman

    until around the release of Skyfall. Bastards.

  • Mr. White sets Quantam up as this huge organization that is "everywhere". This is a big mistake. It added some much needed mystery and mythology to the Bond franchise. I hope this isn't all Bond sees of Quantam. Towards the end of QOS opera scene they mention "shifting focus to the Canadian" and I really was interested in who these people are. This really annoys me. It felt like they are building a mythology. Maybe QUANTAM doesn't have to be featured prominatley but they are always behind the curtain pulling the strings. Then they can set up Daniel Craigs retirement from the franchise once he finally solves and disbands Quantam and getting full closure on Vesper's death. He's only got another 3-4 bond films in him at most so maybe Quantam will return. I fucking hope so. It was the one cool thing they had going for it!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Connery Will Always Be The Best 007

    by Acquanetta

    Connery and Moore have one huge advantage when it comes to Bond, in that they were allowed to play the role as the politically correct character it is. (Once you transform M into a maternal figure that consoles Bond, you've given up any right to claim a strict adherence to Fleming's source material.) However, Connery has several other advantages, not the least of which was being the only actor to actually influence how Fleming wrote the character. (For example, by providing Bond with Scottish ancestry.)

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    psyched.

    by frankenfickle

    craig is the best bond, keep quantum.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    @ndally

    by Sequitur

    Then you would have hated Goldfinger. Which essentially did the same thing and put the SPECTRE storyline on hold after the first two Connery movies.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Like the title but..

    by ckone

    Am worried that means that movie is about a bad guy who wants to control the weather/atmosphere/climate with a big space satellite...please please be better then that. I too like Craig as bond, he is the closest to what Connery brought to the role but without being a cheap knock off. Also, I could care less about it being it's own film, since QofS was so awful, by the time it was over, I was trying to scrubb my brain with ajax to erase the memory of it. Such a mess of a film. So dissapointing. Hope this one is much much better.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Craig is the WORST Bond ever!

    by peter skellen

    The closest to what Ian Fleming imagined. Ha ha ha! Priceless stuff.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    @ wtriker1701

    by Sequitur

    Considering he signed for four movies and said at the press conference he will do at least one more...Yeah I see where you get that this is his last one.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Call it, Bondo.

    by Embeedeuce

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    "They'll print anything these days" TND 1997

    by SmokieGeezer

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    The third Bond film of a certain actor.......

    by david starling

    .......Always turn out to be a cracker - Connery with Goldfinger, Moore with The Spy Who Loved Me, and Brosnan with The World is Not Enough. I may be rash to assume, but this could be another!!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    The title is a misprint

    by Keith

    It's actually 'Skiffle'. Bond goes underground - literally - as a busker on the tube in London, playing washboard and jug band music. M is furious, as usual.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    judge briggs

    by WeylandYutani

    Goldfinger was a stand alone non-SPECTRE story that followed FRWL and preceded Thunderball which both featured SPECTRE. I guess it depends on how many films Craig is willing to do... It would be nice to see his interpretation of the character have a complete story arc. As for the title, I think it is good. I am glad that they have done away with the Die Another Tomorrow or Goldenrod is Forever bull shit. This is shaping up to be a pretty impressive cast. It will be interesting to see how Skyfall comes together (or not).

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    You Never Die Enough

    by bah

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    The Bond title generator algorithm

    by Keith

    Surely it can't be hard to make one. "The Spy With The Golden Tomorrow" "The Man Who Died Yesterday" "Today Is Not A Diamond" "Thunderspy" "Live And Buy Gold"

  • ...seeing as how the major complaint with the last film seemed to be that it was boring and lacked the lightheartedness that is a hallmark of most Bond movies. Skyfall is a very minimalist title. I’d have preferred something more bombastic. It doesn’t mean the movie will be bad, but it suggests that the writers may not be in touch with what people in general are looking for in this movie.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Enough with the title!

    by ZodNotGod

    It's in a long tradition of word mash-up; Goldfinger, Thunderball....get over it. ...

  • Where you high when you wrote this?

  • With the bad title and standalone aspect seeming like poor decisions at this point, I start to wonder if the great things about the first Craig film (and, to a lesser extent, second film) were more incidental than intentional. As intent takes hold over the course of multiple films, it can sometimes reveal just how with-it the filmmakers are, or aren't.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Best Bonds and Worst Bonds: by wrath_of_fett

    by ZodNotGod

    Dude? OHMSS? Worst? Fuck off please. I love that u have Moonraker on the list as I dig it too, but damn you for Lazenby hate.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    hatedperson, peter skellen, and the rest of you tits

    by NightArrows

    Bond was never supposed to be 'suave'. He was no-nonsense and dashing, but not the fucking pansy Brosnan and Moore made him out to be. You idiots should read the books, and leave the cinematic mess, outside of the first few Connery entries and Craig's films, alone. THOSE are not representational of what Bond was. Bond wasn't fancy drinks and the best of everything. He used worn but high quality goods (things made to last), simple at times foods (eggs were one of his favourite meals), regional drinks (not this Martini all the time bullshit). Craig is the ONLY Bond as far as I'm concerned, and Quantum was a fantastic epilogue to Casino. You fucking tards wouldn't know a good Bond film if it fucked your face with your father's dick. And wtriker1701, seriously, go fucking choke yourself with the "Cheesy, funny, full of action!" shit. Fans like you are a cancer to the series. Oh and FUCK Fassbender. First Class sucked and Fassbender was a mopey shit in it. One good scene with a knife does not a Bond make.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Bond Blu-rays

    by ZodNotGod

    The only reason I started with blu-rays was that Bond was getting released all pretty and proper like...LOOK FANTASTIC!

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Why do they even bother to call the franchise Bond anymore?

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    When the past several films have done everything in their power to divest themselves of everything and anything that feels remotely Bondian.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    excaliburffolkes

    by NightArrows

    No, actually they've pulled the movies back in line with the spirit of the Flemming novels, unlike the horseshit that preceded them.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    volllllume3

    by NightArrows

    Brosnan was a fucking pansy. He ran like a woman, looked like a hair dresser and his movies were the worst fucking dreck of the lot, and that says a lot considering the shit Moore gave us.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    volllllume3

    by NightArrows

    You're right, he takes a fucking FLAMETHROWER to them. I still love Connery, but Brosnan's a fucking PANSY. He ran like a girl, looked like a fucking hairdresser and punched like a bitch. Fuck him and those shitty relics of bad 90's movie making.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Uh, "Risico", anyone?

    by Raymar

    That title is just too bad ass not to be used.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Fucking shitty AICN multiple post user error quote mess bullshit

    by NightArrows

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    No Moneypenny?

    by SnootyBoots

    The word was that Naomie Harris had been cast as Moneypenny. She was credited as such on IMDB. But in the press conference she talks of all the training she's been doing to play a field agent named Eve. So, no Moneypenny? Or maybe Eve becomes Moneypenny?

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Title Skyfall

    by Baron Von Hugenpannts

    For some reason, the 1st thing which popped into my mind after reading this was there must be a scene in the movie where a CGI Jaws jumps out of a plane.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    No Chinese Bond Girl?

    by SnootyBoots

    There will be one. They've been doing a casting search for a native Chinese actress to play the part but no mention of her at the press conference. Not unusual for Bond though. Eva Green was cast after Casino Royale had already started filming.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    No India or South Africa?

    by SnootyBoots

    There was supposed to be a major train sequence in India, but the Indian officials couldn't put things together, so the producers switched to South Africa. Or did they? No mention of this in the press conference.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    stabby

    by AsimovLives

    Well, i'm not a REAL James Bond fan, anyway. Never claimed to be one either.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I think new Bond are a great concept dispite Craig

    by chien_sale

    You watch the great Casino Royale and the movie is so flawless that it could have been anybody other than Craig and it would have been great. Craig didn't have to do anything. He didn't have to big charming or nasty. all he had to do was show up. watch CR and Quantum again.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Roger Deakins shooting Bond

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Fuck yeah.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Have to say...not a fan of the Late 20th-21st century Bond

    by conspiracy

    It just doesn't have that swinging, yet classy English vibe...more like watching a generic action film or a UFC fight. Sure Bond was a brutal killer...but the old Bond fucker did it as effortlessly as when sliding his cock into some prime Jamaican Jerk, or brushing some Slavs cunt crumbs off his lapels. Suave as fuck... Connery IS Bond...

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    What nightarrows said

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Glad to see

    by Zorak5

    the new movie will focus a bit on M's past. Any scenes between Daniel Craig and Judi Dench are gold.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Not "Spyfall?"

    by Peter David

    Too obvious, I guess. PAD

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody...the Screenwriters version of Megan Fox

    by conspiracy

    I dare you to try to watch Juno more than once..go ahead..do it, see how long before you are searching the house for some Rat poison to quaff. I watched it once..on a cruise ship in Alaska, because I was drunk, my wife who was sleeping said she liked it (a warning any other time),and it was 2am and the buffet was closed. Through my Long Island clouded vision I thought it was amusing at best..and passed out. A year or so later...my wife netflix'd it and started playing it right about dinner time. Let me tell you...that shit ruined a perfectly fucking good Asada dinner. I walked out and went to find something to cleanse my mind...a non HD Youtube posting of Lawrence of Arabia did the trick. Salvation in 18 or so parts. Diablo is a walking talking monument to what is wrong in Hollywood these days...someone with a interesting story/unique look and a smidgen more talent than the average girl at Spearmint Rhino who writes or speaks just above the sub highschool communication skill level agents are exposed to everyday. Things are so bad out there when these fuckers find someone with a story who can write in complete sentences they proclaim them the next William Goldman and the development deals start falling like coke out of their silver salt shaker. Like Megan...Diablo is interesting for the required 15 minutes, but also like Megan her schtick is also getting fucking old. Once that new pussy smell wears off you notive that there just isn't much there. I shudder to think the nightmarish fem-centric pegging she will give the Evil Dead property. Put the paper down baby and let someone with a broader range and a sharper pen get a shot at making something that isn't a fucking travesty in hindsight...you're in LA, rediscover your true calling...Jumbos is always hiring.

  • Oscar-winning Crash also sucks. I can't believe I liked that pretentious, cliched, manipulative piece of garbage the first time I saw it.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    LOL ... Craig the best Bond??!! ...

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    Fuck ... Off. Not even second best, get a fucking grip.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, Deakins shooting it...

    by Flames gotta Eat

    Mark it for best shot Bond as well. This thing has high caliber written all over it. And why isn't Craig not even the 2nd best Bond? He's my 2nd favorite after Connery. He gave it so much heart and grit in Casino Royale alone and remember, he's been playing the pre-Bond 007, the more rough around the edges version, he's not suave ladies man quite yet as it's written.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    BOND 23 was a better title

    by CountryBoy

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    No love for QOS

    by grendel69

    I like the film personally.

  • After all, Mi6/5 are a set of cunts and it's about time they were depicted as THE ENEMY.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    nightarrows

    by peter skellen

    I've read all the Bond novels and reviewed each one for a book. Do you honestly think, clacking away at his typewriter, drink to hand, the sun setting over Goldeneye, that Ian Fleming had a Daniel Craig type in mind as he was writing those novels? Why is Bond described as being tall, lean and darkly handsome - like an 'American film star'. If that short bloke with the buzzcut at the press conference today was Fleming's Bond then PW Anderson is Alfred Hitchcock. And those Bond novels are soooooo serious aren't they? Villains with metal hands, Bond wrestling giant squids. It's like Proust. If the first ever Bond in 1962 was Daniel Craig then the series wouldn't have got out of the sixties and Ian Fleming would have had his heart attack much sooner when he saw someone who looked like the man who comes to fix your boiler playing his beloved fictional hero. Don't forget Bond was in many ways Fleming's fantasy version of himself. You think the ultra refined Ian Fleming would dream of being the mumbling craggy Daniel Craig? I don't think so somehow. This IS Bond for people who don't like Bond films.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8 p.m. CST

    Bond and nudity...

    by eustisclay

    ...seems I remember the blonde getting out of bed in From Russia With Love and you could see her bare bottom. Would love to see a little more nudity, but you gotta get the pg13 and unlike the 70's, you can't get away with nudity in a non R rated film nowadays(unless it's a glimpse of a man's butt). And I always steered away from Bond being a code name. I have no problem seeing it as one character played by different actors. Oddly, I know there are those who try to point out evidence the James Bond is just a code name but are able to accept that, say, Batman is one man yet has been played by different actors. I can't see the difference.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    sounds lame

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    after watching this the QOS haters are going to wish it was QOS 2

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Bring back Brosnan

    by Mugato5150

    He deserves a better sendoff than Die Another Day.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    "James Bond" as codename = canon violation.

    by kabong

    In one of the movies (FYEO?), an admiral says to Roger Moore something like: "Oh, yes, Bond. You were on the Ark Royal." <p> Bond, as naval officer prior to MI6 secondment, would not have already been known by the codename.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Great title!

    by BBSloth

    can't wait

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Awww... I wanted "Hildebrand Rarity."

    by TheMarineBiologist

    The Marine Biologist is discouraged. I wanted a Bond story about fishing off the coast of Africa, where the MacGuffin was just some rare reef fish.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Bond as a codename

    by Keith

    That works, so long as every single man who became "Bond" went to Fettes, studied languages at Cambridge and took the same career path through the Royal Navy.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    M will die in Skyfall

    by scriptgirl_nipples

    Bye bye Dame Judi Dench.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    hanyoyo

    by Keith

    Both Craig Bond movies have been released in the time since the last Mission Impossible film came out.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Oh, yeah.. and Moneypenny SHOULD NOT be a black chick!

    by scriptgirl_nipples

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Love the title...

    by rabidbothan

    sounds a bit ominous: sky is falling, etc. With Fiennes and Bardem, it's hard to think of better actors who will bring the appropriate tone and menace to the franchise. If this film includes the first "large-scale" strike of Quantum toward MI6, it could set up a number or interesting possibilities for the future. Real-world events similar to the 007 simulation in DAD would be a pretty sick way to up the ante... Probably just pointless speculation, but regardless, I can't wait for whatever Mendes brings to the table. Filming should wrap in about a month, right???

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Snowtits

    by CherryValance

    Why haven't they named one SNOWTITS? Too obvious? Or how about FIRESLEET or DEATHBLINK? Or GOLDENROD HENCEFORTH? Or THE SPY WHO SPIED WITH HIS STIFF LITTLE ONE EYE? XD

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:38 p.m. CST

    @misterdarcy

    by Dennis_Moore

    I tried that title randomizer at http://www.kmoser.com/jamesbond/ and it came up with "Moonpussy."

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Skyfall sounds like the sort of titles John Gardner

    by Dennis_Moore

    came up with when he did his stint on the Bond novels.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Javier Bardem is M's long lost son

    by Jonathhan Kana

    "dont kill my son, bond, im begging you" will be Skyfall in a nutshell REMEMBER this post. remember the name.

  • Nov. 3, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    "James," M cries, "I'm your mother."

    by kabong

    "Nooooooooooooooooooooo . . ."

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    for sure its about casting the right guy, but...

    by eloy

    ... Bond ultimately comes through -or doesn´t- because of the chosen performance. Craig for sure can emote- watch Dreamhouse if you wanna find out how he looks smiling- but he´s resolute to play Bond as a stone-carved, poker-faced tough guy, and that´s not the Bond I really care for. Bond is not Rambo. Bond is not Bourne. Bond is not Jet Li. Bond is Bond and that means way more fun into the proceedings.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    @cherryvalance Firesleet is awesome

    by Dennis_Moore

  • hyuck! hyuck! hyuck! <p>I read through the whole dang talkback to see if i could make that awful crappy joke.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Worried...

    by TheDesolateOne

    <p>I’m not liking the idea of a female agent in the field with Bond. Reeks of TND and DAD. That idea never works well. <p> <p>Bond is rogue. <p>

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 2:54 a.m. CST

    ...and a little peeved

    by TheDesolateOne

    <p>They at least need to find a way to have Felix in this.<p> <p>It’s bad enough we seem to be losing the Quantum story arc.<p>

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:15 a.m. CST

    People who claim QOS plot sucks are...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Idiots. Water is a huge money maker. It's just not basic concept for morons. Every action plot doesn't need to involve a city being destroyed or some plot to dominate the planet. Frankly Quantom as an evil organization I loved because their goals were realistic. Making money is what real villains are all about. Also loved that most of the people involved in group were huge pussies that used people when they needed force. The movie itself had horrible editing. The action gave me headaches. Which is a shame because if it slowed down I think people would claim it was one of the best. From the people who have been brought on board I believe this movie will be awesome. Skyfall is for sure a video game title... But who gives a shit?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Another QoS fan here

    by Tristan

    Loved the scene at the opera and at that funky hotel in the third act. Remember the girl had that great revenge angle? She was ballsy; not just set dressing. The bad guy was like a creepy accountant, not some OTT campy guy. Plus, Forster has a good eye.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 4:06 a.m. CST

    while I agree with mponte10006 that Timothy Dalton

    by bestbond

    is one of the top three bonds, my order of preference is: 1. Craig 2. Dalton 3. Connery Dalton and Craig have the ability to play the character as charming one moment, then turn ice-cold killer the next. Connery, as ever, plays Connery. His range did not extended much throughout his career, and while he was perfectly suited to Bond, he lacks the subtlety of Craig and Dalton's performance.

  • I just thought it was a great graphic that framed Bond. It's also a little confusing when a cascade of blood comes down INSIDE the barrel.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 4:48 a.m. CST

    There is a fine line between being charming,

    by bestbond

    and being a sleaze. Daniel Craig, plays it pitch perfect. It's called being subtle.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 5:26 a.m. CST

    People bitching about Daneil Craig makes my eyes roll.

    by AsimovLives

    Can't wait for when Craig gets replaced, for the geekry to cry his return and how he was a great Bond and what a mistake it was to replace him, and how the new one sucks, bla bla bla... Sometimes, sometimes, the geekry just... just... arghh!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Casino Royale brilliant QoS not so much

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    QoS had some great action set pieces but it felt like a computer game rather than a movie. Not necessarily a criticism of the plot, but of the execution of the story, and the connectivity with the action pieces did not flow well at times, perhaps also an editing issue as well as directing. Am certainly a fan of Daniel Craig and would love to see him in a few more Bonds. But if he was to leave the series I agree with others in that I would love to see Michael Fassbender in the role.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 5:56 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    New production video for THE HOBBIT is up... http://www.facebook.com/PeterJacksonNZ

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Fassbender for Bond or Batman

    by Tristan

    He could do one or the other well. I'm basing this on what I've seen of X-Men and Fish Tank. Haven't seen Shame yet. And Winding Refn could also handle either one of the franchises admirably.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Myphdisdoom

    by Peter David

    Here's the problem about a movie's plot... Actually, here's a sideways approach to the question. When I write a comic book, and an issue has ghastly art, fans complain about the story. They say I had an off issue, they say I plotted it badly, etc. And if the next issue has terrific art, fans will declare that I'm back on my game and wrote a much better story. More often than not, they won't twig to the notion that it's the same writer, same comic book, and that their perceptions of the story are being shaped by how the story is told visually. It may well be the same thing here. I had a very difficult time visually following QoS. I thought the direction wasn't great and the editing was horrific. Consequently, I couldn't engage with the plot. Now I haven't been one of those who actually complained about the plot; my focus has been purely on the technical aspects that I think hurt the movie. There may well have been a great plot buried somewhere in their, but the actual visuals of the film managed--for me at least--to obscure it. PAD

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    A 30yo Daniel Radcliffe for James Bond.

    by KilliK

    dont laugh,you know it can happen in the future.

  • and yes I agree that FYEO was the best Moore film. Especially when they blew up the Lotus and had to escape in the 2CV !!! Classic.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    James Bond with return...

    by BizarroJerry

    ...in: DEATHBLOW!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Skyfall?

    by Gore_monkey

    Is that supposed to be a superweapon or something or doomsday plot?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Diablo and Megan

    by Gore_monkey

    They are each other's counterparts in their respective fields? Although Juno was overly Quirky it was still a ok movie

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    nightarrows - You are too young to discuss this matter. Fact!

    by wtriker1701

    Fans like me were there in the Golden Years of Bond, James Bond. Enjoy your books, enjoy them with a mag lite under your bed sheets and ravel about the Bond Adventures as YOU see them with your vivid imgaination. But don't talk like this to us! We were - for sure - not the cancer for the Bond series. Not well said, Youngling!

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    Hey, PAD, how comes YOU don't write a Bond novelization?

    by wtriker1701

    You clearly had your letters on every principal icon of the western hemisphere, haven't you?

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Here's why QoS SUCKS FUCKING ASS:

    by Jaster Mareel

  • When that guy gets killed and Bond dumps his body in the trash, assumedly to hide their trail.....BUT LEAVES THE COP CAR WITH THE DEAD COP ON THE STREET RIGHT NEXT TO HIM! I mean...WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK?!? That's fucking RETARDED! But it's par for the course with this completely ridiculous film. The other thing that really grinds my gears is the opening chase. It is the most pathetically edited sequence I've seen in a theater since Blade III. First of all...they're all the same fucking car! How the hell can you edit a car chase between 5 of the same color and model of CAR you stupid dipfucks? And then it keeps changing perspective all over the place and the camera "crosses the line" several times. I thought Bond wrecked twice in that chase because it was so completely fucked up in editing.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Skyfall is more...

    by Dr.007

    Like one of the John Gardner titles when Bond was first resurrected in novel form - Scorpius anyone? Skyfall will be a code in MI6 about worldwide operatives having their cover blown - you know like the sky is falling - and somehow M will get the blame.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    As for Fassbender

    by Dr.007

    he'd make a great Bond - they should rework Colonel Sun, a largely unknown Bond novel from Kingsley Amis writing under the pseudonym of Robert Markham (1968) it definitely captured the spirit of Fleming's writing style. And check out the sweet Dali-esque cover on the hardcover edition.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I don't hate Craig as Bond, I think he's quite good BTW, but to call

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    him the best Bond (or favorite) after one good movie and one admitted "weak entry", is crazy talk mister.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I liked QUANTUM more than CASINO ROYALE

    by Mr Gorilla

    CASINO did a few things brilliantly, but all these brilliant things were in the first 40 minutes. After his train trip with Vesper, it was all over for me. And definitely when he tried to comfort her by sucking her finger. QUANTUM had a lot more interest to me.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    PAD you nailed QoS

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I have no problem with Craig as Bond

    by Shadow Warrior

    I loved CR, was disappointed by QoS, but excited for another one. I do see the point of using an actor who's a bit more handsome. I think Clive Owen would've been a good choice, or Jude Law (beefed-up a bit), or even Christian Bale. They all have the right balance of suave and tough.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Clive Owen would have sucked!

    by ZodNotGod

    Thank God he is now too old to ever play the part. Do not like the guy, he plays the same in nearly everything I've seen him in. Two films that were good; Children of Men, & King Arthur. Not a fan.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Ditto to wtriker1701 !

    by ZodNotGod

    Nightarrows- you can take your stodgy old books and have a heck of a time with your own adventures, but don't bash the non-Craig films that's beyond stupid. How anyone can hate any of the films is beyond me, but hey... I knew a guy like you in college who claimed he liked Star Trek, but ONLY THE BOOKS! He was obsessed with being different and looking smarter than everyone else in the room...it didn't work out. He was a big douche nozzle. DON'T BE THAT GUY.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Moore Just Got too Damned Old for the Part...

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    He had some decent Bonds. Moonraker was considerable over the top, and he was showing his age in A View to a Kill. Still I liked Moore's Bond in Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun. My favorite, and this WILL get me beat up, was For Your Eyes Only. Moore got pretty hard-assed with the henchman he kicked over the cliff.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Wtriker

    by Peter David

    A novelization is a book version of a movie. Have there been any Bond novelizations? If you mean an original Bond book, I dunno. No one's ever asked me and I've never pitched for one. I think there are people far better qualified to write Bond than I am. PAD

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    walab

    by AsimovLives

    Completly agree with you about Craig, Daltron and Connery. I also rate Connery 3rd for the same reason you do. I don't know who should be first, though, Craig or Dalton. And call me crazy, but i quite liked Lazemby as Bond. Maybe he didn't had all that much acting ability, given he was just starting, but he did made an hell of an effort, and he had to play Bond at his most emotionally vulnerable and complex. Connery never had to play Bond with such complexity... or vulnerability.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    peter david

    by AsimovLives

    I understand what you say about QOS. I think i had the same reaction to it. I think the story of QOS is good. I think the mvoie made a good continuation with the characters. In it's quieter moments, the characterization works wonderfully. Even at the moments when the action is not explosive and the movie has a more toned down (aka, less shakycam) visual, the action is good. I do think, i do beleive that the rpesentation of QOS is the movie's biggest problem. If not the movie's real problem. Had QOS's action scenes and the movie in general had been directed and dited like CASINO ROYALE, people (and me) would had been far more forgiving, or even had enjoyed it a hell of a lot more. Why didn't Martin Campbell directed it? It's quite obvious he's, presently, the best or one of the top best directors to make a James Bond movie. He's made magic twice already with GOLDENEYE and CASINO ROYALE.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    killik

    by AsimovLives

    Your idea of an older Radclifif as Bond is not at all absurd. I dig it. I really dig it.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Moore shouldhad ended his career as Bond with FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.

    by AsimovLives

    He would had ended with a career high.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Roger Moore

    by cushing1967

    Was never the Bond he could have been because he baulked at some of the basic characteristics of Bond as described in the Novels. He didn't like showing the nastier side of Bond and for that reason he kind of just played Simon Templar with a bigger budget and an increasing Benny Hill air about it. He never looks that comfortable in FYEO (and it's a film I used to love but now find quite difficult to watch because of the shitty teaser and the shitty lines in it) and the double taking animals and the drunk tourist that had been a mainstay in Bond since The Spy Who Loved Me. If he had brought some of the ruthless charisma that he showed in the Wild Geese he's have been far more successful in my eyes (of course he was insanely popular so it is personal). I quite like Craig as Bond but I'm bored of the character really and now when I watch the films I'm just doing it because it's something I've always done.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    Nolan must reboot Bond with Hardy

    by CherryValance

    Otherwise, leave it. Craig is fine. But if they want to change Bonds, imo, that is the perfect and only way to go.

  • Take it for what it's worth, but if rumors are to be believed this film will be this generations "Goldfinger" and there will be an Oscar push for this film.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    "I'll buy you a delicatessen...in stainless steel"

    by Hipshot

    WTF? That has to be Blofeld's brain melting down. Funny and stupid as hell at the same time.

  • Nov. 4, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    PAD, sorry, I meant Bond novel - not novelization... well, a book!

    by wtriker1701

    Sorry, Germans and writing English... I thnk you're the Master Of Pitching when it comes to popular characters. So, if Mrs. David would someday complain, you hadn't give it enough thought - and you're actually having enough spare-time (which probably means, that you are just working on 3 parallel projects...) I could not think of a better author to do so. Hell, you could even pitch a movie out of... well, out of nothing. Or... could have a certain photographer meet the MI6 Agent on some cool comic pages... OK, just kidding with that last one... You're The Best!

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    peter david?

    by eloy

    so, you are THE Peter David who writes for Marvel, who wrote the Hulk movie novelization? And without a black box?

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 1:11 a.m. CST

    asimovlives

    by bestbond

    Connery was not capable of portraying a vulnerable or emotional Bond, he just didn't have the range as an actor. Lazenby did a good job considering his background, which is strikingly similar to Connery's -Lazenby and Connery were not classically trained actors- like Dalton and Craig. As far as how I rated Craig above Dalton, it comes down to how Craig inhabits the physicality of the Bond character in a more nuanced way than Dalton. Of course that's just my opinion.

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Bond Novelisations

    by cushing1967

    I believe that there were novelisations of The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker by Christopher Woods and Licence to Kill was novelised as I think were the Brosnan ones. Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker purely because they were so very different from the Fleming Novels (in fact I think Fleming only gave EON the rights to the title and nothing else for TSWLM).

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Quantum of Solace needs CLOSURE...

    by space doughnut

    is no one here even concerned about it?! what the fuck! i actually invested time and money in the damned flick. someone say something please!

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    The Chinese Bond Girl is...

    by space doughnut

    btw Li Bingbing who was last seen in Detective Dee starring alongside Andy Lau. Thought this was announced last week. Why hasn't this caught on here?!

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    And yes...

    by space doughnut

    Brian Cox would be a great addition to Bond 23. You know you want it!

  • Nov. 5, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    It makes no sense to use 'James Bond' as a codename

    by Dead_Kate_Moss

    for a series of agents - it's already ridiculous that a secret agent doesn't use an alias for each mission, but keeping the same name for decades with different guys? Maybe word would get around a bit? Not that Bond films always make sense, but where is the logic?

  • Nov. 6, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    What SKYFALL needs is Li Bing Bing and a hard R rating

    by GetMeAn18ManFireTeamIn12Hours

    Wait, what?