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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2008, 07:17:11 PM »
tickets are like 11 or 12 something, i dont even remember i'm used to the price raising by $.25 every fucking year. It came to $27.50 for the two tickets because the theatre we go to tries to be fancy and they have something called a "directors hall". basically its a bigger theatre with comfier seats, and they let you pick your seats. It's spoiled me, because the last time i didnt get tickets for a "directors hall" theatre the movie was ruined by a bunch of kids who snuck in thru the fire exits.

How did they ruin it? Well lets see, it was Shrek 3 (i know, i know..) and about 6 teens casually walk in about 30mins into the movie, and sit next to and around my gf and i. One of them keeps trying to flirt with her, and another wanted to me to catch him up on the movie. Another one actually asked if i was gonna finish my popcorn... Not the best experience i've had. If it wasn't opening day for that damn movie, i woulda caused a bigger scene then i did, but since it was i wanted to respect every other honest person that paid to get in and not ruin their time.

As for snacks, normally i do bring some stuff with me but we just didnt plan it right, so we settled for that expensive crap.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2008, 07:35:31 PM »
Damn that blows. I find it funny how he asked for your popcorn. What a bum.

I feel your pain. My boy had tickets to LOTR: ROTK opening day. We prepared like we always do: Smoke a blunt, grab some snacks, and head over. It took a while, but we finally got in there and all comfortable. Then the movie started.....

25 minutes into the movie, my friend leaves because he is completely sketched out. He had some stanky nuggets and they were burning a hole in his pocket. I told him to chill out and that no one gives a **** (even though I'm sure everyone could smell it), but he didn't listen and dipped out.

I stayed there and continued to watch the movie, until I started to notice this faint whispering. I look over and this chick that sat on the other side of my friend was whispering to herself. At first I didn't care, but it became more and more annoying. Why? Well, and I couldn't make this up, she literally said the persons name EVERY time they spoke. Like like "Aragorn. Legalus. Gimli"

I tried for like 10 minutes to ignore it, but it was killing my buzz and ruining the movie. I was going to bitch her out, but I decided against it (being drunk, high, and all). So I dipped out and met up with my friend. I was looking forward to seeing this movie ever since I saw the last. **** sucked.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2008, 09:13:14 PM »
"they let you pick your seats"

WHAT.  They don't let you pick your seats in normal theaters?  I've never had a seat assigned to me in a cinema.  That's nuts.

And yes, Gemma is the actress who played Strawberry Fields.  The action scene I found most ridiculous was the rope scene, and no, the CGI didn't help either.  Most of the scenes had some pretty ludicrous moments, though (and action scenes are seldom realistic, but I like them to at least be plausible otherwise I can't invest anything in them).
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2008, 10:55:02 PM »
I thought the movie was great, though it felt like a clean cut at the end so 'regular' Bond can return in the next film. Which is what I heard the producers wanted. It was definately more Bourne than any other Bond, and I heard that a set director or something from Bourne was also giving cues to this film.

The big 'whatever' is the explosive hydrogen hotel in the middle of the desert. Otherwise a fine film and I'm sure I'll be picking it up on Blu-ray in 3 months.

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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2008, 07:45:00 PM »
"they let you pick your seats"

WHAT.  They don't let you pick your seats in normal theaters?  I've never had a seat assigned to me in a cinema.  That's nuts.

And yes, Gemma is the actress who played Strawberry Fields.  The action scene I found most ridiculous was the rope scene, and no, the CGI didn't help either.  Most of the scenes had some pretty ludicrous moments, though (and action scenes are seldom realistic, but I like them to at least be plausible otherwise I can't invest anything in them).

Maybe i should of said they let you RESERVE your seats. They give you a screen showing the layout of that particular theatre, you choose where in it you'd like to sit and if you buy the tickets early enough like i always do, you can reserve your favorite seats (first row of the second half of the theatre, before it starts to ascend, right in the middle). Sometimes they'll offer other perks like letting you place a snack order in, where basically you pick a combo from this tiny 'menu' they give you and pay one of the attendents, and they'll deliver your food. I've never done that though, seems kinda stupid.

Getting back to the original point, the extra money i pay for my tickets isnt bad when im garaunteed a good seat (of my choise no less) in a place thats usually over run by bratty preteens and wanna be thugs that sneak in to movies (because they're friends/family work there) and try to take any seat they want. You don't know how many times i've had a movie ruined because someone was bothered enough by one of these snotty kids to have to leave and come back with an usher (or sometimes the police..., whole other story all together) and remove someone from the theatre.

I thought the movie was great, though it felt like a clean cut at the end so 'regular' Bond can return in the next film. Which is what I heard the producers wanted. It was definately more Bourne than any other Bond, and I heard that a set director or something from Bourne was also giving cues to this film.

The big 'whatever' is the explosive hydrogen hotel in the middle of the desert. Otherwise a fine film and I'm sure I'll be picking it up on Blu-ray in 3 months.

I didnt like that one part at the end the classic bond-thru-the-barrel shot because it felt out of place. I read on wiki (before hand) that they were going to save that as a surprise, but i was hoping they still worked it into the film as they did with Casino Royale. The way they did it in that film made it awesome, epic even. In QoS it was more like "oh.. that.. yeah.."

Maybe thats just me though.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2008, 09:48:34 AM »
That's true. The opening scene and that scene were great.

Like I said, CR was definitely the better movie. This movie had to be made though.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #56 on: November 19, 2008, 10:04:32 AM »
Theres no doubting that. Its a great follow up story to CR, which if you havent seen (somehow) you can check out an awesome summary here.

I cant wait to see where the next film goes in terms of character.
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« Reply #57 on: November 19, 2008, 10:17:36 AM »
The next movie should definitely make him out to be some sort of defender. This movie was all about his own ambitions and his willingness to attack anyone that tried to stop him.

The next movie should just flip that dynamic. Have him sacrifice something in order to save others.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #58 on: November 19, 2008, 11:00:18 AM »
Maybe be a lil more suave/witty/sophisticated Bond too
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #59 on: November 19, 2008, 01:40:03 PM »
LOL

I like how "Hitman" knocks her out as he's about to get laid. Actually, that pissed me off. No "Hitman" would ever do that................unless he were.......gay!
Actually, there is that trick, you know where you knock her out just as you're about to cum. Something like that. The Hitman jsut fucked it up because it went with the theme of the movie.

I think she just replaced my old unattainable crush, Sophie Monk
We can't be friends anymore. Or maybe I'm just the unlucky one who has to put up with Sophie Monkey slapping her aging face on terrible every now and then.
The next movie should definitely make him out to be some sort of defender. This movie was all about his own ambitions and his willingness to attack anyone that tried to stop him.

The next movie should just flip that dynamic. Have him sacrifice something in order to save others.
Like what? Wales? I reckon that'd be great if they just sacrificed Wales to the bad guys next movie.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #60 on: November 19, 2008, 02:18:41 PM »
LOL

I like how "Hitman" knocks her out as he's about to get laid. Actually, that pissed me off. No "Hitman" would ever do that................unless he were.......gay!
Actually, there is that trick, you know where you knock her out just as you're about to cum. Something like that. The Hitman jsut fucked it up because it went with the theme of the movie.

I think she just replaced my old unattainable crush, Sophie Monk
We can't be friends anymore. Or maybe I'm just the unlucky one who has to put up with Sophie Monkey slapping her aging face on terrible every now and then.
The next movie should definitely make him out to be some sort of defender. This movie was all about his own ambitions and his willingness to attack anyone that tried to stop him.

The next movie should just flip that dynamic. Have him sacrifice something in order to save others.
Like what? Wales? I reckon that'd be great if they just sacrificed Wales to the bad guys next movie.

1. Donkey Punches?

2. We were friends? I guess its different for you since in your country she's a popstar, i can see how that'd get annoying seeing/hearing her everywhere. I've only seen her in one music video (not for her own music) and fell in love (in my pants) instantly.

3. eh?
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2008, 11:56:44 AM »
Well she was a popstar after having been like a motorbike magazine pinup girl for ages. She's awful.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2008, 06:52:22 PM »
Never cared about her career, just her looks, but thanks for the history lesson RAB
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« Reply #63 on: November 23, 2008, 07:29:19 PM »
Third best movie I've seen this year.

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« Reply #64 on: March 27, 2009, 02:41:29 PM »
I just watched this movie on DVD two days ago. While the action scenes were pretty fun, what the hell was going on? They just thrust you into the action without any real real plot just a need to get revenge cause someone shot at mom. Should I have rewatched Casino Royale just before watching Quantum?

This did not feel like a Bond movie to me at all, this was like Taken with a side kick. The next Bond flick better be more Bond like, cause even though I like the action I didn't like the movie.

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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2009, 03:31:18 PM »
Yeah, I didn't like Quantum, either. The plot was nonexistant, and there was waaaay too much action (chase sequence in a car! Then on foot! Then on a boat! Then on a PLANE!). The girl wasn't half as good looking as Eva Green (from Casino Royale), the bad guy's work takeover plot was never explained, and what's with the random desert building with lots of explosions?

Horrible movie.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #66 on: March 27, 2009, 03:32:04 PM »
Saw it last night.  I like this movie.  Re-watched Casino Royale a week ago.

Doesn't feel like a stand-alone Bond movie with the conventions flipped around/tinkered, but makes sense when directly picking-up after Casino Royale.  Bond wasn't Bond at the beginning of Casino Royale (tho teased at the end), and isn't Bond until the end of Quantum.  Casino and Quantum are a definite 1-2-punch pair or series, like Kill Bill and Bourne.  Mini-series as movies.

First half-hour had me worried with all the actiony-chasey.  I need those slow breather stretches in thrillers to set me up for the eventual ride, not throw me into the ride immediately.

I'm surprised at all the "Bond action" shoved into this one movie, considering the number of different vehicle chases.  I kept asking myself, "OK, when will they show Craig SKIING? oops, i guess not this scene, maybe the next one."  Not sure if cramming so much was a good idea.  Still, there's a good amount of references to previous Bond scenarios.  It was interesting to see so much fire and explosion since License to Kill.  The unfortunate ratio of action over non-action meant Bond didn't talk a lot, reminding me of the product-of-the-80s stunt-heavy action-man Timothy Dalton Bond movies.

What bothered me is how the action made Bond seem unnecessarily "invincible."  To make Bond make sense as a "modern" agent, they ended up turning him into Jason Bourne, minus any sense of pain or injury.  Then add a little sprinkle of Batman Begins to account for long-range jumping stunts.  Near identity ripoffs here.  Definitely wasn't smooth, resourceful secret agent Bond in this light, just Daniel "Killing Machine" Craig.

I supposed Bond hasn't lightened-up and developed his traditional character yet.  Maybe when Q-branch has a proper appearance, Bond will happy surrounded by gadgets.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #67 on: March 27, 2009, 03:52:27 PM »
Yeah, I didn't like Quantum, either. The plot was nonexistant, and there was waaaay too much action (chase sequence in a car! Then on foot! Then on a boat! Then on a PLANE!). The girl wasn't half as good looking as Eva Green (from Casino Royale), the bad guy's work takeover plot was never explained, and what's with the random desert building with lots of explosions?

Horrible movie.

All those details were revealed in the dialogue.  Maybe you didn't pick up on them cuz you were still trying to wind down after Bond miraculously drove a car, jumped out to fall from a building, into a boat, which swam to a plane, from which he parachuted from and landed on a hotel.

Beneath Casino Royale w/ Cheese was economics of terrorism, while Quantum of Solace concerned a mafia takeover of natural resources.  I know, it's hard to reason these things when the villains don't have ambitious secret bases inside underwater man-made volcanoes launching rockets that swallow diamond-studded solar powered laser-firing satellite dishes guarding cocaine shipments dissolved in fuel shipped by trucks with gold engines manufactured by steroid-using horses controlled by a decoder box situated in compromised Russian subs patrolling the bay over the San Andreas Fault that communicate with SPECTRE leadership thru Wi-Fi devices disguised as Octopi.

EDIT: The common theme with these Craig villains is they keep really really low profiles, so they simply avoid these massive projects to build crazy stuff (bases!  and secret basements!  dens of iniquity!)
Their ambitions are directly tied to their "front" businesses, to say that they're not really fronts, just businesses with evil closets and employee break rooms, so things on the outside go on with "business as usual" cuz it's still the primary vehicle of profit and stability.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #68 on: March 27, 2009, 04:23:29 PM »
You forgot the frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads. And circular blades. And Snidley Whiplash!
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« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2009, 04:29:45 PM »
You really didn't pick up the plot?  There was a little bit of talking in all the slow moments and it became plain as day.
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Re: Quantum of Solace
« Reply #70 on: March 27, 2009, 04:32:26 PM »
You forgot the frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads. And circular blades. And Snidley Whiplash!

Did you make that up?  Or was that in Die Another Day?
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« Reply #71 on: March 27, 2009, 04:40:03 PM »
You really didn't pick up the plot?  There was a little bit of talking in all the slow moments and it became plain as day.
I know I didn't catch all of it since I was watching it on a smaller TV than usual (not at my house) and the subtitles were kinda hard to read. (small tiny yellow text) got the gist of what was going on, but it really wasn't about what they were doing, it seemed more about getting at the head of the organization that shot at" Mom".

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« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2009, 04:49:12 PM »
Yeah the "Mum" deal was the main gist, but I was surprised how Halbred was oblivious to all the bad guy's schemes.
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« Reply #73 on: March 27, 2009, 04:56:03 PM »
The "Mum" plot is exactly why I called it Taken with a sidekick and not a Bond flick.
The story in the background wasn't very grand and was actually very un-important in the overall story. I could have not read a siongle sub-title and it wouldn't have changed anything about the movie. "Mum" got shot at, get the guy responsible at all cost.
Pretty good action movie, but it was not what I would expect of a Bond flick.
BTW I have not watched most of the recent Bond movies (Golden Eye ---> present) in their entirety, but I was more of a fan of the old style bond back in the day (Connery & Moore).

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« Reply #74 on: March 27, 2009, 05:00:13 PM »
I recently bought the James Bond DVD collection in pieces over the past 4 months (minus Die Another Day, cuz it sucks), hence my [^TEXT].  I'm enjoying watching each movie in their entirety with fresh eyes, comparing them to my impressions of the series growing up, seeing them on Xmas/Thanksgiving TBS marathons.

The coolest part is seeing how the filming/acting/action/habits styles changed over the decades, and how they relate to other movies and real life in their time.
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