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Published at: July 31, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

 

 

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  • July 31, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST

    First

    by Darkseidsboytoy

  • July 31, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Fucking SWEET!!!

    by notcher

    BRING IT!!!

  • July 31, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Fail notcher

    by Darkseidsboytoy

    And to be first on this super sweet Bond trailer!!!

  • July 31, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Darkseidsboytoy, congrats.

    by notcher

    But we posted at the same time so in my mind I'm just as first, not really, I don't give a fuck, I'm just happy we have some new trailers!

  • July 31, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    THEY'LL NEVER TOP BOURNE...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...but it's sure fun watching them try. Bring it on!

  • July 31, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Javier Bardem's wig looks silly

    by Lou Stools

    The rest looks good. Love the inclusion of the classic line, "You must be joking." Points slightly reduced for yet another Bond fakes his death plotline.

  • July 31, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Boner Time

    by Karl Childers

  • July 31, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    'Think on your Sins' sounds like an Anagram, anybody good at them?

    by Dirkblack

  • July 31, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    'Think on your Sins' sounds like an Anagram, anybody good at them?

    by Dirkblack

  • July 31, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Bourne does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Did someone say they'll never top Bourne? Hahahahahahahahhahahhahahaha.... (excuse me while I catch breath) Hahahahahahahahahahahahahhah!!!!!!!!!

  • July 31, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Seriously, that looks incredible. Oh...Oh...Seven...

    by Shaun D Lyons

    Craig OWNS this part. Gotta get another couple of Bond's out of him before, surely? Yeah, he's 44 now but he's fitter than most 24 year olds.

  • July 31, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    BOURNE IS EXCELLENT...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...why else would they admit to re-thinking an entire franchise in it's wake. Get some taste, son.

  • July 31, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    BOURNE IS EXCELLENT...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...why else would they admit to re-thinking an entire franchise in it's wake. Get some taste, son.

  • July 31, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    It is the 50th anniversary after all.

    by Shaun D Lyons

  • July 31, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    AND HARRY...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...sort this fucking site out. Edit facility, please.

  • Seriously, they should've been called "Bourne Again."

  • July 31, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Im pretty sure i enjoyed that trailer more.....

    by Adam

    .....than Quantum of Solace. Looks like Bond is back on track, thank you Sam Mendes!

  • July 31, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    The Bond skit during the Olympics opening ceremony...

    by Lou Stools

    Is the closest we'll get to seeing Craig's Bond in a Roger Moore-style Bond flick (thank God!).

  • July 31, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Connery. SEAN Connery...

    by Unscripted

    ...that's what that cool little cuff adjustment says to me. Bond has evolved from thug to the original, the greatest, and by damn he's going to have straight cuffs doing it.

  • July 31, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    58745 possible anagrams for Think on your sins.

    by Billy

    Rhinos Inky Snout has to be the one!

  • July 31, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    It puts the lotion on the skin Bond

    by JBouganim1

  • July 31, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    The plot revolves around retrieving a NOC List?!?!

    by Royston Lodge

    ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?!?!?! For fuck's sake, people. IT'S BEEN DONE!!!

  • July 31, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Goddamn it.

    by MikeTheSpike

    Wish I hadn't watched that. Gives too much away.

  • July 31, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    "VOMIT-INDUCING SHAKY CAM"...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...puh-lease. Paul Greengrass is a brilliant director of action. One of the very best. And as for it being the "same plot"...of course it was. That's the point. The three movies ran in direct succession, half of the third overlapping with the second. Sheesh. Talk about thick. I guess Roger Moore Bond is more your speed, huh?

  • July 31, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Also,

    by MikeTheSpike

    PPK instead of P99? Neat.

  • July 31, 2012, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Also, I'm getting a real Max Zorin vibe from Bardem.

    by Royston Lodge

    These trailers really make this flick look like a mashup of YOLT, TWINE, VTAK, and M:I. NOC List? Check. Bomb in MI6 HQ? Check. Someone settling a score with M? Check. Bond faking own death? Check. Awesome actor wasted on silly villain? Check. I really would have preferred a continuation of the Quantum storyline, especially if it were to confirm that Quantum is the successor to SPECTRE.

  • July 31, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    The Bourne movies are hideously overrated

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    Casino Royale was leagues above any of them. Jason Bourne is a dull, one-dimensional character. Bond (portrayed at his best) is complicated, ambiguous and compelling.

  • July 31, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Judi Dench's M will Die.

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • July 31, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Ralph Fiennes Character will turn out to be Blofeld.

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • July 31, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Ive seen all 3 Bourne movies, I honestly couldnt recall one *brilliant* action sequence. Quick cut shaky cam crapola -the bane of this last decades action films and it began with Bourne. Plus the Bourne films always seem to be Matt balsa wood Damon versus the American govt. Theyre so po faced serious with a streak of self loathing. And yes - probably the worst ever Bond movie WAS indeed based on the Bourne formula. That should tell you why it was the worst ever Bond movie!! I dont hate the Bourne films, theyre actually pretty decent - but Bond beaters they are most definitely not.

  • July 31, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Paul Greengrass + Shaky cam....

    by Valenni

    If you call cameras being strapped onto two actors noses pointing up, then asking the actors to fight, and then using the resulting footage to edit, and you cal that a fight scene, then Paul Greengrass is an awesome action director. I think however, he is a shite director who uses cheap tricks because he can't shoot action from a reasonable distance so we can see WFT is going on and who is hitting who!!

  • July 31, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    God, this looks amazing.

    by shutupfanboy

    Finally, a bad guy whose ass I don't think I can beat. That was the real problem with Casino and Quantum, the baddies looked like Target Managers.

  • July 31, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    CLUELESS LUDDITES...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...yes, I'm talking to you.

  • July 31, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    The name is Nice

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Very, very nice!

  • July 31, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Oh God, again? Why bicker like kids about Bond OR Bourne

    by BenBraddock

    Can't both of them be good?

  • July 31, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST

    @ dirkblack - Hi I sunk non story

    by Dreamfasting

  • July 31, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Bourne to Die

    by Marc Cerasini

    Sorry johnny-WRONG. The first Bourne was Ok, the rest were rehash. After this new Bourne, the franchise will be over, but BOND will NEVER DIE.

  • July 31, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    THEY WEREN'T A FUCKING REHASH...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...you dumb bastard. They were a CONTINUATION OF THE SAME STORY. Duh. I don't know how much simpler I can make that for ya. I'm sorry there weren't enough costume changes, cartoon villains and snappy one-liners for you morons. That the kinetic camera work gave your poor, simple little brains trauma. Myself and most of the clued-up movie-going public can see them for what they are. A re-invigoration for the "Spy" gebre and THE ONLY REASON THESE NEW BOND MOVIES EXIST.

  • In my humble opinion.

  • July 31, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    @dreamfasting. Ooohhh Good One.

    by Dirkblack

  • Whatever, hopes are very high!

  • July 31, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Bond will always exist.

    by Mark

    Long after the Bourne movies are dead and buried. As for the MI movies, the lead actor is the worst actor in cinema.

  • July 31, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Would have liked the personal palmprint for the gun part left out...

    by Jeremy Shanks

    Trailers give too much shit away these days, that would have been a nice surprise in the film. But, I'm still there too see it, without a doubt. I hope he parachutes from a helicopter in this at some point :)

  • July 31, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    The personal palmprint on the gun is a cool old idea that I first saw in Judge Dredd (all the Judges lawgiver handguns will only work with the judge). I can see that kind of personalization catching on and soon, maybe not with palmprints but perhaps with some kind of voice recognition software being required to take the safety off a handgun.

  • July 31, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Bond is Back!

    by dieanotherday

  • July 31, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Bond is Back!

    by dieanotherday

  • July 31, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    the palm print ID was used in Licence to Kill for Bond's camera/gun.

    by Con Shonnery

  • July 31, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    borne sucks @ss!

    by dieanotherday

    damon can take his political bull sh!t and stick it up his stupid @ss!

  • July 31, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    I've tried to get into the Bond movies...I really have

    by sonnyfern

    I've seen a ton, but they slip from my mind the second their over. I think it's because Bond doesn't really go through any kind of real arch in the films...he's just...Bond. They're silly movies and they never stick to my memory.

  • July 31, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Now THAT'S a James Bond movie!

    by Keith Small

    I loved Casino Royale and although Quantum of Solace wasn't on the same level, I still enjoyed it mostly for Craig's Bond. I realize we've only seen trailers, but so far Skyfall is looking fantastic. Looking forward to seeing if the movie holds up.

  • After a summer with so many superheros it's a wonder they don't fly into each other I for one am glad we get some Bond malarky!! FOR ENGLAND JAMES! :)

  • July 31, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    I hope he strangles a woman with her bikini top in this one.

    by phifty2

    *fingers crossed* I speak English. Who is your floor?

  • July 31, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I hope he strangles a woman with her bikini top in this one.

    by phifty2

    *fingers crossed* I speak English. Who is your floor?

  • This is what MI6 gets for promoting an intern so quickly.

  • July 31, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    So Feinnes needs Bond out of the way to prepare for the rise of QUANTUM?

    by whatevillurks

  • July 31, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    johnnywrong = trollllllllllll

    by Mr_P

    Fine effort and a few bites. Away with your fishing rod now

  • July 31, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    How the hell is M still employed?

    by Royston Lodge

    So far, the current M has: - Allowed two bombs into MI6 headquarters. - Lost MI6's NOC list. - Attracted vengeance from a couple of supervillians. - Allowed herself to become emotionally invested in her top agent. She's fucked up her job left, right, and centre. Why even bother with the fucking "M" alias if all the bad guys know who she is?! Nobody ever went gunning for revenge on Bernard Lee or Robert Brown, and nobody ever slipped a bomb into the Universal Exports offices either! Gee whiz, M gets to keep her job, and yet the Murdochs were called before parliament because they listened in on some celebrity voice mails! You call that justice?!

  • July 31, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Can I like Bourne and Bond?

    by SQUIDDLY

    for different reasons, or do I need to whinge like a baby about "what I like is better than what you like"

  • July 31, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    What's up with Javier Bardem

    by buggerbugger

    ...channelling Larry Grayson in those trailers? Sid James versus Larry Grayson. It's like a '70s Bond film that fell out of an alternative timeline.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Bored, James Bored

    by NeonFrisbee

    00Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

  • July 31, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    so in conclusion: nope.

    by UltraTron

  • July 31, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Bond stopped being fun and cool something like 40 years ago.

    by NeonFrisbee

    You know it and I know it.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by Stale Elvis

    ...they can't sack M - she's a woman and the lefties would be up in arms for unfair dismissal/discrimination etc... Besides, the way consecutive governments in this country have continually fucked up anything to do with intelligence, computers, budgeting and generally organising anything including and above a piss-up at a brewery and letting those responsible get away with it, she's probably considered at the top of her game. Wouldn't be surprised if M had a hand in the Olympic security farce recently.

  • Sam Mendes is destined for a Bond film, a truly sophisticated director who's theater works transfers well to film. It's amazing that the director American Beauty and Road to Perdition is doing Bond, and it makes a bunch of sense to me. The script doesn't need to be great, just good, like Casino Royale's, that benefited from Paul Haggis coming in. Hopefully, this story is a classic Bond one with a classic Villain in Bardem, who should be able to be great just with his ability.

  • Sam Mendes is destined for a Bond film, a truly sophisticated director who's theater works transfers well to film. It's amazing that the director American Beauty and Road to Perdition is doing Bond, and it makes a bunch of sense to me. The script doesn't need to be great, just good, like Casino Royale's, that benefited from Paul Haggis coming in. Hopefully, this story is a classic Bond one with a classic Villain in Bardem, who should be able to be great just with his ability.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    johnnywrong = Greengrass is hack

    by Dan

    If you took all of the action scenes from the second and third Bourne and edited them together into a nifty montage- it would LOOK LIKE SHIT! Incomprehensible mess. Appreciate visuals and asthetics and the geography of a scene before spouting off BEST ACTION DIRECTOR EVER. He's not by a long shot.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    against my better judgement I watched the domestic trailer

    by james

    now that some of the major story points are cleared up and some nice surprises spoiled I am kicking myself for giving in and watching this 2 minute coles notes version of the film. stupid of me.

  • ass.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Jason Bourne?

    by buggerbugger

    Ohhh, wasn't Bourne that guy who spent his entire 6 hours of fame going "Wahhhhh, leave me alone, leave me alone, I don't want to be a ruthless government assassin anymore" after he got an unexpected lobotomy courtesy of his latest target because he was too shit to complete his mission?

  • July 31, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    the bad guy is... Julian Assange???

    by Fieber Bever

    bwahahahahahaaaa! brilliant.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    SMELLS OF QUANTUM OF SOLACE...

    by space doughnut

    all over again... no plot. just badoom badaboom badaboom! given that sam mendes is a brilliant director, but who the HELL wrote the script to this one? they gave it to the guy who did QoS?????!

  • July 31, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    My boy Craig, looking good...damn right...

    by Dan

    Getting back to the basics...

  • July 31, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    The International Trailer is Much Better

    by 5secondfuse

    However, this looks fucking class.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I call - Direct to DVD. Bond is truely dead after Casino Royale

    by space doughnut

  • July 31, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Bardem reminds me of Milo in The Last Boy Scout.

    by Keith Maniac

    Not that its a problem, this looks the FUCKING NUTS.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Good one

    by oonagimaki

    I kinda got the impression that Bardem is channeling Judi Dench here--could it be that he/she were somehow each others' double agents'?

  • July 31, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    How they SHOULD have reinvented Q.

    by Royston Lodge

    Instead of making Q some kid from the IT support hotline, they should have made him a badass army soldier with a career-ending injury. Remember, Q was a Major in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. This new kid doesn't look like an army Major to me. Imagine, a big tough guy with an SAS background, whose career-track is headed towards the double-0 program. Some terrible incident results in an injury which cuts his career plans short, so he becomes the quartermaster for the double-0 program instead. Some badass actor, walking with a cane, carrying a chip on his shoulder, which is why he's such a dick to 007 all the time. It woulda been so much better than a white version of Moss from The I.T. Crowd.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Just like QoS... nice trailer; horrible movie! its 2009 all over again!

    by space doughnut

    dun believe me? here is the trailer for QoS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwKbTuDcdUU

  • July 31, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Indeed, phifty 2

    by oonagimaki

    one of Connery's finer moments---but seriously, why not have bond cold cock a female in one of these? Make her a rhoided out villain if it makes you feel any better....

  • July 31, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    It woulda added inter-service rivalry to the relationship too!

    by Royston Lodge

    Bond is a former navy officer. Q is a former army officer. Have 'em poking fun at each other from that point of view.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    stale elvis: LOL!

    by Royston Lodge

    I tip my hat to you, sir.

  • I'm feeling this trailer! But I get a hint of Golden Eye but I understand how it would bring the Q aspect of it into this new take on Bond. I'm looking forward to this.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST

    IT'S ABOUT TIME BOND GOT A GAY VILLAIN

    by big_dicks_cum_from_small_beginnings

  • July 31, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Bardem's a former agent? So add Goldeneye, M:I, AND M:I 2 to the mashup.

    by Royston Lodge

    So, to recap, it appears to be a mashup of: - You Only Live Twice - The World Is Not Enough - Goldeneye - Mission Impossible - Mission Impossible 2 All with a douchey version of Q, an incompetent M and a really stupid-looking villain. I am not optimistic, and I'm a QoS apologist!!!

  • July 31, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    BOND: "DO YOU EXPECT ME TO TALK?"

    by big_dicks_cum_from_small_beginnings

    Bardem: "No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to ..." *Unzips pants*

  • July 31, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    GO GET EM CRAIG!!!

    by cgih8r

  • July 31, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Shit on your inks

    by LastButNotLeastNinja

    Bardem's hair doesn't bother me at all, but his eyes are seriously disturbing - what's going on there? They've done something to his eyes right?

  • July 31, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    BETWEEN THIS AND THE OLYMPICS' OPENING CEREMONY

    by big_dicks_cum_from_small_beginnings

    This is not England's year.

  • July 31, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    what's wrong with sharing similar plot points?

    by cgih8r

    does it really ruin the movie if parts of it reminds you of older movies? If someone has made a movie with an ex-agent as the villain before does that mean other people can revisit that idea? and possible do it a whole lot better? The argument is baseless and for trolls only.

  • July 31, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    what's wrong with sharing similar plot points?

    by cgih8r

    does it really ruin the movie if parts of it reminds you of older movies? If someone has made a movie with an ex-agent as the villain before does that mean other people can revisit that idea? and possible do it a whole lot better? The argument is baseless and for trolls only.

  • July 31, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    not another gun only firable with a special palm print

    by JAMF

    so what if he's wearing gloves and the bad guys get the jump on him? he's fucked? what if he can't get his palm on it just his fingertip on the trigger? bollocks. and yes all that stuff about noc lists etc and javier is playing the joker???

  • July 31, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Honestly, not doing anything for me...

    by blackmantis

    ...and I thought David Beckham out-Bonded Craig in the opening ceremonies.

  • July 31, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Javier Bardem is aiming to be...

    by George Zip

    the Lon Chaney of stupid haircuts

  • July 31, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Palmprint gun will become conveniently inoperable

    by buggerbugger

    ...when Bond scrapes his hand in a fall, making his prints unreadable by the mofo'ing software. This will allow the movie to end on a freeze-frame joke between Bond and Q.

  • July 31, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Its all so serious...

    by AMchannelEpicwish@Youtube

    Where is the fun? The smirk? The charm? The sense of adventure?

  • July 31, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    darkseidsboytoy, notcher won, cause he actually wrote something other than *first*

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    fucking kids. Bond has never been better!

  • July 31, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Bardem is not an mi6 agent

    by joel007

    He is a prisoner of mi6 that gets loose

  • July 31, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I get hints of three previous films

    by robert0

    List of spies being hunted down - "The Living Daylights" Former agent out for revenge - "Goldeneye" Bond's death is faked - "You Only Live Twice"

  • July 31, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    robert0: Don't forget TWINE.

    by Royston Lodge

    Someone with a grudge against M targets MI6 for revenge.

  • July 31, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    @cgih8er...

    by A_J_Pennypacker

    These fat fucking, mothers basement dwelling trolls on this site just love to find any reason to bitch about a movie. No one will ever make them happy, so best just to ignore them. Theres no way anyone can look at that trailer and say "Oh that looks awful". There were some beautiful shots and iconic imagery going on left and right. Film fans should be happy that we get Craig, Fiennes and Bardem in a Sam Mendes directed movie regardless of what it is or about.

  • July 31, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    We should be happy REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT IS OR ABOUT?!?!

    by Royston Lodge

    OMG, Sam Mendes directed a movie with Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem manually masturbating a rabid orangutan in clown makeup for 5 hours with a soundtrack by ABBA! I FEEEEL SOOO LUCKEEEEE!!!!!

  • July 31, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    No interest in this series until Craig leaves

    by peter skellen

    Talk about boring.

  • July 31, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    BARDEM SHOULD'VE PATTERNED HIS LOOK AFTER CHIGURH, NOT PAMELA ANDERSON

    by big_dicks_cum_from_small_beginnings

  • Big James Bond fan here: Raised on the movies, read the books -- not only the Fleming novels, but books *about* James Bond movies and books. Does anyone know what Ian Fleming's favorite song was? I do. I'm that big of a James Bond nerd. So my misgivings about all the SKYFALL stuff and Daniel Craig is the fact that he's so pissed off. All the freaking time. First he was pissed off in CASINO ROYALE because he was a new and thuggy. Then he was pissed off in QUANTUM OF SOLACE because his girlfriend was killed. Now he seems pissed off because he had to go underground or something. In the words of Billy Crystal "It's not funny. It's not fun." Sure, Fleming's Bond was not a barrel of monkeys, but I think Craig's anger is actually becoming a drag. And based on the trailer, the idea of seeing this movie is a bit...fatiguing.

  • July 31, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Can't wait!

    by Jacob Underhill

  • July 31, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    CAN'T WAIT... for the DVD. Yawns!

    by space doughnut

  • July 31, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    CAN'T WAIT... for the DVD. Yawns!

    by space doughnut

  • July 31, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    CAN'T WAIT... for the DVD. Yawns!

    by space doughnut

  • July 31, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Hope this one BOMBS! Return me my $$$ for QoS!

    by space doughnut

  • July 31, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    WHO WOULD WIN IN A FIGHT BETWEEN BATMAN AND JAMES BOND?

    by Particularly Hard Vato

    With no weapons. Just hand-to-hand combat.

  • July 31, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Wow, what has happened to Craig?

    by howlingmudd

    I know his Bond's "look" has always been criticized by some, but I've never really had any problem with it. However, I'm honestly shocked by how bad he looks here. Even with his hairline retouched, he's lost a lot of hair and appears to have aged ten years since the last film. Hell, even since last year's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. A co-worker saw me watching this and asked if Craig had been seriously ill and that's why there hadn't been a new Bond movie in a long time. She thought he might have been undergoing chemo! (The scene where he's talking with Q is particularly shocking. Remember, this is a man who is still younger than Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies or Moore in Live and Let Die!)

  • July 31, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Kaiser soze

    by twogunjames

    That shot, with the fire behind him. He's Soze man. He's fucking SOZE!!!!!

  • July 31, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    "Mommy was very bad"... interesting

    by Con Shonnery

  • July 31, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Was hoping Javier Bardem would have

    by LiquidHotMagma

    looked more like he did in Collateral and less like Fred Armisen in the "Californians"

  • July 31, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    howlingmudd

    by pr0g2west

    You and your co-worker are both complete morons. Yes..Daniel Craig is undergoing chemo, thats why he's able to do all those incredible stunts that you see him do.

  • July 31, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I have no interest in this topic until Peter Skellen leaves

    by Keith Small

    If you have "no interest in this series until Craig leaves", then why are you still commenting? Why not take a break until a non-Craig Bond film is released? Sound good? Okay, bye bye now!

  • Not GOOD James Bond, to be sure, but James Bond nonetheless.

  • July 31, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    pr0g2west

    by howlingmudd

    I included an exclamation point to convey how absurd/surprising I thought the chemo suggestion was- not because I felt there was any truth to it. Not sure what else I could've done there, as "LOL" would've made it seem too much like snark. Regardless, I'm still shocked by how drastically Craig has aged. He's at the age where another film or two should be a given. Instead, he's already flirting with that "one too many" look Connery and Moore had at the end.

  • July 31, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    howlingmudd: I dunno. He looks beaten up, but he doesn't look old.

    by Royston Lodge

    Connery and Moore looked like old actors hanging on to a role for too long. Craig looks like a secret agent whose had his ass kicked a few too many times. It's an important distinction.

  • July 31, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    royston

    by howlingmudd

    No, I'm not suggesting he looks as old as Moore did in AVTAK, but I also don't think it's as simple as trying to make the character look haggard and run-down. Dalton and Brosnan both had their share of looking like Bond had been through hell, but it never felt like they had significantly aged in between films. (The closest either came would probably be Dalton's slick-backed- and visibly receding- hairstyle in LTK.)

  • July 31, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I'm just excited to have a new Bond movie coming!

    by Darth_Kaos

    Fuck off haters! Some of you fanboys always have to find something negative to say. Just be happy we got more Bond.

  • July 31, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Everybody else gets it in October

    by dukeroberts

    That frickin' sucks. That would have been the perfect birthday movie for me. Dammit.

  • July 31, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Lost The List . . same concept as DePalma/Cruise's MI:1

    by Sluggolicious

    By the way, how's this for a sequel: Bourne Again

  • July 31, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    If Craig gets any uglier I'll scream every time he's on screen.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Bardem's also at his ugliest. But there's no way this can be worse than the last two, right? Right? Somebody tell me I'm right.

  • July 31, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    If Craig gets any uglier I'll scream every time he's on screen.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Bardem's also at his ugliest. But there's no way this can be worse than the last two, right? Right? Somebody tell me I'm right.

  • July 31, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Hey, I didn't "post" two times. WTF?

    by Queefer Sutherland

  • July 31, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    These trailers rock, I hope the film is a good

    by Anthony Torchia

    That music, Jesus, I will love it forever

  • July 31, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    The Bourne comparisons are fair game.

    by bre32

    There's no denying the Bourne trilogy was the most influential action series of the 2000s. For better or worse, everyone from Batman to Bond took a cue from them. I don't see how anyone could objectively watch a film like Quantum of Solace and not see Bourne's influence all over the place. For that matter, it's been a very long time since the Bond franchise was THE trendsetter everyone followed. As early as Diamonds Are Forever (or possibly even You Only Live Twice), the franchise was starting to copy the very spy craze it had invented. Since then, the series has veered from one fad to the next, acknowledging everything from blaxploitation and kung fu cinema to Miami Vice and Ethan Hunt. It's difficult to tell what to make of Skyfall at this point. They clearly want to get back to the general spirit of something like Goldeneye, but at the same time, seem reluctant to do so.

  • July 31, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Ralph Fienne's character is the real bad-ass here...

    by zinc_chameleon

    Javier Bardem is the distraction so that Fienne can do the dirty work. That's the only way Quantum could wreak the havoc that it does.

  • July 31, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Daniel Craig doesn't look that much older

    by BillEmic

    Skyfall was shot with Sony's new ultra-high resolution 4K digital cameras. Higher def will make anyone older (and show the flaws in their skin) and what have you. Daniel Craig looks suitably rugged for a lethal spy in her Majesty's Service. Pierce Brosnan looked old and bloated for Die Another Day so don't even start.

  • But, I'm still seriously pumped for this movie.

  • July 31, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    why the craig hate? every bond had their style...

    by joel007

    ... the connery flicks were cool, a little sophisticated, at least mostly (I'm looking at you diamonds Are forever), Lazenby's was definitely a more stark and brutal flick, Moore's were lighter and tilted more toward fantasy elements, Dalton's... well, they were basically the same exact team behind the Moores, but I still think they stand up (though License to Kill needed a director with a darker, grittier style), Brosnan's were where they largely made their mistakes, in that they were constantly trying to recall styles and elements of earlier movies in the franchise, and he never really got the Bond movie he deserved. The Craigs are darker and brutal. Trying to mirror at least a little of what today's world is like. Who knows where they'll go next.

  • July 31, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Daniel Craig does look as if he's aged about ten years since QoS

    by peter skellen

    I think they would really be pushing it to wheel him out for any more after this.

  • July 31, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    And about fiennes...

    by joel007

    ...get used to the idea of him sitting across a desk from Bond, handing out assignments for the foreseeable future...

  • Better pacing, better cuts, better music...I don't get whether studio marketing has contempt for us here in the U.S. or for foreign audiences or who they think they're dumbing it down to, but give us the good trailers too.

  • July 31, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I like.

    by Yelsaeb

  • July 31, 2012, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Fiennes would be an excellent M

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    And I'm liking the new Q too. He might not be a major, but he's definately a 21st century Q branch guy. Lets see how Wishaw does before we start with the newfag stuff. As a 38 year old Brit, I have grown up worshipping Bond, and I love Craigs take on him. Perfectly in keeping with the mythology. It's a character that offers the actors a few ways to play him. So every new iteration is always fun to watch. Bond used to be as much stand alone films, as an over arcing story. This one is a stand alone, apparently. And Bardem looks like he will be an excellent addition to the OTT villain in 007's back catalogue. Looks well shot, polished, and Craig looks hard as fuck. Fingers crossed, and keep calm and carry on.

  • Like, Judi Dench's M gets the heave-ho due to one too many embarrassments for the government, and so the Minister replaces her with a humourless, overly-risk-averse, career bureaucrat. Imagine a deadly serious version of Sir Humphrey Applebee from Yes Minister, or Eugene Kittridge with a British accent. The new M, of course, does not get along well with 007. Even better would be a power-struggle between Fiennes and somebody else within British Intelligence, much like the dynamic between Julian Glover, Ian Richardson, and Michael Caine in The Fourth Protocol.

  • July 31, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Roger (world's greatest DP) Deakins

    by DukeRay

    'Nuff said.

  • July 31, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Looks great.

    by phifty2

    International trailer much better. And yeah I too get a Milo vibe from Bardem.

  • July 31, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I just hope the gap between this one and Craig's last bond movie

    by emeraldboy

    isnt too long.

  • I'm just sayin'.

  • July 31, 2012, 6:15 p.m. CST

    howlingmudd

    by CodeName

    Maybe you should consider all the smoking, drinking and Hollywood parties that Craig attends. His behind-the-scenes lifestyle may be catching up to him, but it still hasn't put a hamper on his performance as an actor.

  • July 31, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    The international trailers is simply--AWESOME!!!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Skyfall is going to own'd!

  • July 31, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    God, the Bourne movies blur together worse than the fight scenes.

    by Mugato5150

    Who am I?

  • July 31, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    God, the Bourne movies blur together worse than the fight scenes.

    by Mugato5150

    Who am I? BLURRY FIGHT SCENE I'm looking at you in your office. Repeat for three movies. Yes, the new Bond movies take from the Bourne movies like a lot of action movies have, unfortunatly. At least Pierce Brosnan had some style. AND WOULD YOU FUCKS FIX THIS GODDAMNED TALKBACK? HOW MUCH COULD IT COST TO BRING IT UP TO THE 21ST CENTURY?

  • July 31, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Craig does look surprisingly old

    by Acquanetta

    It could be a result of all the weight fluctuation he's undergone in recent years. Craig always had a small build until bulking up for Casino Royale, and still has a tendency to return to it for non-Bond roles. Consider how thin he appeared in Cowboys and Aliens, only to turn around and gain a lot of excess weight for his role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Then he followed that by bulking up again for Skyfall. It's the kind of thing that's easier to get away with in your 20s or 30s. (Think of how much Christian Bale experimented with weight in the past decade.) After a certain point, all that additional stress begins to take a much heavier toll.

  • July 31, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Creepy, what you doing saying all sensible shit?

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    I guess you're not too smashed yet. Anyways, good point. I once read the producers saying they would never have a director out shadow Bond. That's why they've always gone with good, but journeyman directors for every shoot. I always thought Mendes was out of that mould, but I was reminded that, in the blockbuster, big money circles, he's not really all that. So a great fucking coup that get him for Eon. Really good director, but not an A lister director. But that same formula means that we will never get a Spielberg, or Nolan version of Bond. Which franky, is a damn, bloody shame!

  • July 31, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    creepythinman

    by bre32

    Yes, it is surprising that the current producers are still afraid to take chances, especially considering how the 007 brand name alone is enough to sell each film. Mendes is actually the third time we've seen them go down the "dramatic director" route, as Michael Apted was hired for the same reason on The World Is Not Enough. (Ironically, another film that featured M's past coming back to haunt her, MI6 being attacked, and Bond being injured on a mission.)

  • July 31, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I just realized this is a REteaming for Mendes with Craig

    by Rebel Scumb

    Road to Perdition, where somehow we were sold on the idea that Tom Hanks could beat up Daniel Craig

  • July 31, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    It could have been a gun like Matt Helm used to get

    by I Max U Mini

    Either one that fires five seconds after the trigger is pulled or one that fires backward if the wrong person gets hold of it. Hell, Derek Flint probably had a trick gun too. Gimmick guns have been around since the days of saloon poker when guys would add springs to their holsters for faster retrieval or the wrist mounted hide-away derringer.

  • July 31, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Christ Craig looks old.

    by BigTuna

    He was always the ugliest Bond, but he looks so much worse now. Even when Moore was in his late 50's and looked too old and bloated, he was still a charming, handsome older man.

  • July 31, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Didn't Jack Bauer have a plot about a NOC list in season 5?

    by BigTuna

  • they want a Bond who they can fantasize fucking them. and of course, in the fantasy, they are a hot woman. i'm not judging. just saying. if you are upset that Bond isn't a pretty boy, then you are gay. i just think you should be more honest about it and say that you are upset that 007 isn't pretty enough for you to want to fuck.

  • this is a serious 007, because modern audiences take killing people serious. sorry to disappoint the freaks with the killing fantasy that are let down that Bond is Batman instead of Bane.

  • July 31, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    @royston lodge: lol... I would actually pay to see that

    by cgih8r

  • July 31, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah looks cool, but check out the fucking SILENT HILL 2 TRAILER!

    by Blarg Barfington

    http://www.hitfix.com/videos/silent-hill-revelation-trailer

  • Imagine introducing yourself. Wahahaaaaa

  • Just saying. Nothing wrong with a guy gaining some years - if anything it makes him far more formidable as a 00 agent. Nobody wants to babysit some kid as they learn the ropes.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    By the way...did ANY of the bonds have so much as a bare boob?

    by wcolbert

    So much innuendo, and I can't recall a single woman who is ACTUALLY naked (gold paint isnt quite what I mean).

  • July 31, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Fassbender

    by BubbaDestructo

    Next Bond? Not that I want Daniel Craig to finish too soon. Discuss.

  • July 31, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    looks awesome1

    by theblackvegtable

  • July 31, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST

    wcolbert

    by bre32

    Actually, the description of a 20-something Bond is exactly how Casino Royale was originally presented back in 2005. It's how both Martin Campbell and Michael Wilson described their intent for the reboot, which is why a 22-year-old Henry Cavill came so close to landing the role. I don't get the impression anyone is suggesting Bond can't be older, though. Most of the comments just seem to be pointing out how much Craig appears to have aged, which is always a valid observation for people in the public eye. For example, much was made of how youthful Tom Cruise appeared in MI4, despite being almost 50. And it IS surprising to see how much Craig has aged in just four short years, especially when you compare him to previous Bond actors at the same point in their respective tenures. (It's also slightly ironic, since Brosnan's age was one of the main reasons given for why he shouldn't have been allowed to return for a 5th movie.)

  • July 31, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Bare boobs

    by bre32

    As for female nudity, I believe The Living Daylights was the first (only?) Bond film to show any, but just as a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. I want to say it was the result of a tent blowing away in Afghanistan or Bond ripping a sheet off someone in bed, but recall for certain. (I'm also not sure it remained intact for home video releases.)

  • as in "No Country for Old Men" but a pistol, not that big stunner. <p> Was that Moneypenny doing the sniper thing?

  • impressed favorably with the actresses appearing in this movie, so it would be good if phifty2's bikini-top-strangulation event should occur.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Bare boobs in a Bond movie?

    by Mugato5150

    Maybe once back in the day but there hasn't been more than 3 movies with shots of boobies in a PG-13 movie since Titanic. And even that was just one boob. I mean you can extrapolate but come on. Boobies used to be plentiful in PG movies. It's a sad state of affairs.

  • He does appear suddenly a bit older, but then, it's been 7 years since his first Bond outing, hasn't it? Sure, the other Bonds perhaps aged better in the skin department, but having wrinkles doesnt necessarily mean your BODY is aging worse than others - in some cases, very wrinkly people are, in terms of muscular/skeletal/vascular health, considerably younger than people who have thicker skin which doesnt age so rapidly. William Shatner looks much younger than Leonard Nimoy, though they're roughly the same age, and certainly doesnt look 81 - but I'll bet you anything Nimoy's in far better health under the skin. What I'm getting at is just this - not everyone has the same skin type - some, particularly Asians, tend to have a skin type that retains a youthful appearance well into life - many Western Europeans, fair skinned individuals like Craig, have thinner skin that creases much more readily and sags more. I'm going to be 29 this year - and I look, for all intents and purposes, exactly the same as I did 10 years ago when I graduated high school- people mistake me for 18/19 all the time. Other guys my age look much older than me - it's just genetic. When I'm 50, I'll look 35 or so. Younger, if I had access to skin care like Cruise does. OR...maybe he's ill. My grandfather had all his hair color well into his 60's...then he got cancer and rapidly started greying when it took hold on him, and started aging much more noticeably.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Wasnt Weekend at Bernie's PG? It had some brief boobage

    by wcolbert

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 1:57 a.m. CST

    @bubbadestructo: Agree about Fassbender!

    by cgih8r

    He needs to be a part of this franchise in some way. Even if he doesn't end up being the next Bond and we see him as a character in the next Daniel Craig feature. He BELONGS in a Bond film. He'd make a great villain but he'd likely steal the show! I also think Chris Nolan would be a good prospect for the next Bond director. What do you think?

  • Jeez, are you guys stupid or what? Is that too much of a story to follow?

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 2:39 a.m. CST

    The sky fell...

    by Darkness

    and my faith in Mendes went up a notch. Javier Bardem looks the business here - although he looks very much like a clone of himself in the close-ups...Freaky! Will probably out-act everyone as usual. Fantastic actor. It's more than likely that M will bite the bullet and Ralph Fiennes will be her successor. Can't think of anyone better to carry the torch. Agree with some of the other posts about Fassbender: He would be a worthy candidate as Craig's replacement - though i think he would need to gain a few more pounds, but a solid choice.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 3:23 a.m. CST

    If this sucks, it will be forever known as Skyfail.

    by Gary Makin

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 4:13 a.m. CST

    The CGI MGM Logo.

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    Is stupid. Fuck PETA. Rights For Cartoons.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST

    International trailer gets the music cues right

    by Bass Ackwards

    And when Bond jumps on the train, he needs to fix the bottom button on his shirt, not his cufflink. Otherwise...holy shit! I'll be watching that a few million times over the next months.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 6:57 a.m. CST

    The international trailer is wonderful

    by Shaun D Lyons

  • At least Vesper implies that, which is as close as we're likely to get to a backstory? Saying that, Skyfall does feature as scene with Bond at the family house and at his parents graves, so who knows what else we might find out. Hopefully not too much.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    I don't know how you can watch that and still Hate!

    by Wcwlkr

    I mean yes it borrows from other spy movies! There's nothing wrong with that. I'm excited to see this, and I loved Casino Royale, QoS gets way too much heat it was still pretty good. And I can't wait for this one.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    cgih8r - agree with you on all points

    by BubbaDestructo

    Hopefully Fassbender does NOT be a villain, as then his prospect as Bond is gone. But he would make a great villain as well :) And yes, Nolan would do a great Bond film (as long as the script is awesome).

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    That looks pretty good. Wowowowowowowowowowow

    by ajit maholtra

    I want to be like Bond, running and jumping then making love to all the ladies.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    FBM(tm)

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I would shake your hand and proclaim you great hero.

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Craig always looks terrible

    by peter skellen

    But he seems to look even more haggard and weird in the trailer. It is an irony that he was cast as the "young Bond" at the start of his career but now looks ancient compared to the other Bonds at the same age. He looks like a grandpa next to the new Q and the Bond girls.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    i miss the days when men wanted to be like bond not do him!

    by dieanotherday

    Peter get together with ryoston and go wack off to the 4 brosnan films!

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Craig is great

    by Hipshot

    Arguably the best actor ever to play the role, the most physical the only "different" interpretation of the role since the wonderful Sean Connery. Anyone who thinks "he looks old" is mistaking "old" for "weathered." Look at that body, for Christ sakes. Only Connery in "Dr. No" even comes close. Best in action scenes. No, he's not as "pretty" but he looks like a stone cold killer who is searching for his humanity, a perfectly reasonable interpretation and ABSOLUTELY in line with Fleming's novels. I read them all, and he may not be someone's fantasy of a man who can do Bond's job and not have his soul torn out, but Fleming's hard-smoking, hard-drinking, nihilistic borderline burnout who masks his pain with meaningless sex and an edge-of-destruction lifestyle..? Wow. For the very first time they're giving us a peek behind the mask, and it freaks out the children. Fine. Go away, go to sleep and let the grown-ups enjoy. They'll cycle back around to some man-boy in a tuxedo with a jet-pack soon enough, and then you can fantasize once again. As for me: thank you for the adult entertainment.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Nudity in Bond Movies

    by Hipshot

    Cubby Broccoli was quoted saying: "there is no nudity in Bond movies. Only in Bond movie title sequences." They were specifically crafted as "sex and sadism for the whole family" which is why they've lasted 50 years.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    SO JAVIAR BARDEM PLAYS M'S SON

    by tailhook

    I know you knuckleheads needed that explained. Having him call her 'mommy' in the trailer apparently wasn't explicit enough.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    When have I ever complained about Craig? He's my favourite Bond actor!

    by Royston Lodge

    dieanotherday, you're an idiot.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    When have I ever complained about Craig? He's my favourite Bond actor!

    by Royston Lodge

    dieanotherday, you're an idiot.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Hipshot

    by Keith Small

    On point about Craig and his take on Bond. Peter Skellen and his ilk will never get it, though, because Craig's not "pretty".

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    THE 'MUMMY' REFERENCE...

    by abesapien

    Actually the 'Mummy' comment is in reference to Ian Fleming calling his mother M when he was growing up. Apparently she was a very strict and authoritarian figure. So Fleming decided to call Bond's boss M in the books in reference to that. They make fun of M being Bond's mother in Quantum as well.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    They NEVER edited them for tv

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    "It's time for gay Bond Villian"???

    by nostairway

    Dude, you're 40 years too late on that one. 41 to be exact. Diamonds are forever did that in 1971. And the book came out in '56. And the black villian in Live and Let Die (the book version), Mr. Big, is the scariest villian of all the Fleming books in my opinion. Fleming was so far ahead of his time people still don't realize it yet. And to add to what someone else above said, you guys complaining about Craig being too old or ugly seriously do need to come out of the closet. I guess I didn't notice how ugly Daniel Craig was because I was too busy rubbing one out while staring at Eva Green's magnificent rack.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    wcolbert

    by bre32

    Yes, but it's only been four years since QOS, which is probably why Craig's aging is so startling. Christian Bale also just returned from a four year delay, yet (ironically) doesn't appear to have aged nearly enough for a storyline set a decade later. You're right about people aging at different rates, but that doesn't mean it's somehow off-limits for discussion. Craig is portraying Bond in a visual medium, so it's obviously a factor people will critique. No one has a problem talking about the former Bonds this way- or objectively citing the point at which they began to show signs of age-related decline- so I see no problem with subjecting Craig to the same level of scrutiny. It's an issue that even Craig has acknowledged many times over the past few years. One of his first interviews for Skyfall started with him joking about how Bond was "much older". He's also frequently implied that Bond is a role he will soon be too old for. Such remarks always struck me as odd since, at the time, Craig was still the youngest Bond since Lazenby.

  • ...you fans of the Craig Bond movies are in no position to cast dispersions against anyone anywhere ever.

  • Fleming's Bond was a pro doing a pro's job. Being a spy meant that he occasionally had to rough up and kill people, so he did; but, he never relished doing it. It was just part of his job. The books went out of their way to make that point. As for the fast living - drinking, seducing, gambling - it was Bond's quite rational decision to live every moment like it was his last, because under the circumstances every minute could be his last one. The books and early movies revelled in the high life, which was a huge part of their allure to audiences. The movie versions of James Bond do tend to reflect the era they were made in - Connery the Cold War pro, Moore the suave seventies swinger, Dalton the cold 80's avenger, etc. So what does it say about modern times and fans that Bond is now presented as a nihilistic borderline burnout with people cheering him on to be as ugly, crude, and destructive as possible?

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    detinue

    by Hipshot

    As the books went on, Bond was less and less ready for action, M more concerned. By the time OHMSS came around and Bond was sent to Japan in "You Only Live Twice" I was wondering if he could really hold it together. Lost his memory, wandered into a Russian embassy and was brainwashed and sent to kill M. By the time of the last novel, "The Man With the Golden Gun" there was genuine fear for Bond in his duel with Scaramanga. Fleming died before he could finish the book, but that would seem the direction. The fact is that men who do jobs like that find that it takes a toll on them: drinking, smoking, self-destructive behavior. What do you think their life expectancy was? That's the reality of the job, and Fleming knew it. Bond was never going to die of old age, even if he retired from the service. I stand by my statement. I grant your right to disagree, but mine was not a "modern" interpretation--it was contemporary with the books themselves. I was reading the last of them when they were first published.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    detinue

    by Hipshot

    You mean "aspersions." And you're the first person I've heard refer to that torture scene as "gay." It was in the original book, and both Le Chiffre and Bond were certainly presented as heterosexual, so I think that's mostly in your head.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Bardem's wig = Stuart Smalley

    by chicktorpedo

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Shaky camera action

    by dukeroberts

    The shaky camera, too close action style did not begin with the Bourne movies. Go back and watch Gladiator and Hannibal again. Ridley Scott took the idea of the shaky camera action from that one scene in Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan and began applying it to all of his action scenes in Gladiator and then Hannibal.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST

    billemic:

    by Jack_North

    Skyfall was shot on the Arri Alexa, not some Sony camera.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    Yes, aspersions not dispersions. Mixed them up.

    by detinue

    Thank you for the correction.

  • No need to take my word for it, re-watch the scene sometime. This is the first time you've ever heard anyone point that out? Where have you been hiding? Where were you when the movie came out? That was hardly an original observation I made.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Well-said, Hipshot!

    by Keith Small

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Hipshot.

    by CodeName

    You articulated Craig's Bond to a T.

  • Aug. 1, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Out of Shape Bond

    by Acquanetta

    It's true Fleming's Bond was frequently out of shape (ie. Thunderball; You Only Live Twice; The Man With The Golden Gun), which was an inevitable side effect of his disillusioned and decadent lifestyle. This is actually one reason I never cared for Craig's decision to portray Bond as a bulked-up gym rat. For one, it makes no sense that he would have the time or inclination to take such good care of himself. It's a bit like when Arnold tried to turn himself into an Everyman. (There's that scene in End of Days where we're meant to believe he drinks, chain-smokes, and survives on cold pizza, yet he's obviously in great shape.) Of course, I realize Craig was physically too small to convincingly play Bond otherwise, but that just makes me wish they had gone with someone like Clive Owen or Henry Cavill. Neither man was my preferred choice at the time, but in hindsight, both would've been a good fit for the character as written.

  • Bond wasn't some quasi-sane barely functional derelict. He was a mature intelligent man who repeatedly performed his duties to completion in spite of the toll it took on him personally to do it. That's the very definition of a consummate professional. The common themes of both You Only Live Twice and The Man with the Golden Gun are redemption and rebirth. As in the redemption and rebirth of James Bond following, first the grief of having his bride murdered on their wedding day, and second of the amnesia and enemy brainwashing he suffered after completing his mission in You Only Live Twice. Neither of these are stories of a man who is falling apart, they are stories of a man who is overcoming adversity to regain his old self again. Bond starts out both books damaged and heals himself while completing the mission. Quite the opposite of what you claim. Fleming was in no way expounding on how spies eventually burn out, anyway. By the time he was writing the last couple of James Bond books in real life Fleming was suffering from failing health and decided to make his literary counterpart suffer along with him. This has long been well known. You are free of course to like and enjoy psycho inhuman James Bond as he currently inhabits the screen, but that Bond doesn't resemble the Bond Fleming wrote about in the novels. It is a modern reimagining of the character to fit the times.

  • Aug. 2, 2012, 5:55 a.m. CST

    THE POINT IS, THOSE VENUES WERE NOT EXPLORED IN PAST BONDS

    by theplant

    YOU HAD YOUR YOUNGER, SEX FIEND EFFECIENT KILLER BOND FOR 50 YEARS... LET US HAVE OUR NEUROTIC BOND, IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE

  • Aug. 2, 2012, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Plus, I WANNA FUCK BARBARA BROCCOLI

    by theplant

    SHE'S HOT, AND I CAN TAKE CONTROL OF THE FRANCHISE

  • instead of your dads' balls. more lame haters in here. This site is jumping the Shark and landing in a nuked fridge. You find these trailers so offensive? So put it on the line - if the movie turns out to be good (by general consensus, by rotten tomatoes.. whatever) then you agree to get off the site. So stand up and be counted instead of being dishonorable haters of every movie, trailer, script, score, director, casting note, plot point, camera angle, steadycam, 3D.... Place your bets - say either "Awesome" or "will suck" and agree to be banned from the site if you are wrong. I like what I see. Stuart Smalley not with standing. A scar and darker hair and Craig would be nearly the definitive Bond already with his tone coming close to Fleming's novels.

  • Aug. 2, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    HIPSHOT/DETINUE

    by Dr.007

    I honestly think you are both correct in your points regarding Bond's professionalism versus his battle scars as the series progressed. I think he was presented well after whatever growing pains he had as an agent and a killer. See Pearson's "biography" of Bond for that developmental phase. but I do think he shed his invincibility and professionalism a bit with every round of torture and personal loss. He hunted Blofeld, SMERSH and Spectre with a personal as well as professional vendetta. As opposed to the indestructible action hero we see so much of today, he got hurt emotionally and physically. Craig's Bond is part due to Bourne and MI:'s action sensibilities but also to the pervasive reboot notion that we must have some form of origin (Amazing Spider-man anyone?) in every reboot. The sense of purpose, coolness in the face of having to maim/kill for his duty, and openness to going rogue I think are well in keeping with the spirit of Fleming's Bond. If anything is missing, it's the callous user approach to women that actually made Teresa/Tracy Bond's death so strong - and probably grew in part from losing his parents and Vesper's death ( he also visits Vesper's grave and reflects on her in the later novels)

  • Aug. 2, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Man, somebody here has read Pearson!

    by trevanian

    That part of your post really impressed me ... till I read the one you made right above it. Agreeing to a self-ban based on some 'majority rules' definition of whether a movie is any good or not isn't just silly, it is vile. By extension, nobody finding fault with a Cameron picture would ever be able to bitch ever again, since they are pretty much guaranteed to open so big that the majority -- read: sheep who obey marketing directives -- are going to be drooling over them in large numbers, regardless of the quality of the work (I probably should exempt myself from that one, since I haven't gotten through a whole Cameron movie after TRUE LIES.) In fact CASINO ROYALE would be an even better example. The whole damned world seems to have mistaken it for a competent movie when in fact the casting and characterization are largely at odds with source material. Moreover, audiences seeing this as a SMART movie have been breathing too much gas in from an Aston-Martin's smoke ejector, as the gimmick plot revolving around getting all your clues off dead professional spy folks cellphones is about as flatlined a notion as you can find outside of a Moore Bond flick. If your consensus was based on INFORMED opinions as opposed to 'mob rule,' THEN maybe this self-ban thing could possibly work in some fashion. But as presented, it just sounds like a better-written version of the put-up-or-shut-up sniping I associate with drooling sycophants on trekbbs. I love Pearson's bio of 007 bigtime. They'd've done better to license bits from that than to present Bond as Maverick/TopGun/HotHead, especially casting 10-15 years too old for that to work.

  • Aug. 3, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    WHERE BARDEMS EVIL WHITE CAT!!!

    by Torben

    blond hair and white cat just fits so well

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