TheSecondComing wrote:I like that the casting is great, it's like they're trying to make Bond BOND again. Casino Royale was pretty good and Quantum was crap, but they were shot like Jason Bourne, crack-riddled attention deficit cameramen.
You do know that Bond started off as books and was gritty, and Quantum is similar to You only live twice novel version, right? Before anyone starts a "Quantum made bond not bond", Ian Fleming wrote Bond as a dark moody agent that hates the nature of his work but takes pride in being effective and precise with his work. Also, the Bourne novels took inspiration from the Ian Fleming novels. People complaining about Quantum not being original bond is like Godzilla fans who grew up with the 70s super hero Godzilla and then seeing Godzilla 1985 and complaining Godzilla is not Godzilla anymore.
Anyways, I look forword to Skyfall. I am gitty that Blofield is returning.
Of course I know that, I own most of the Fleming novels and have read them all. I'm saying grittiness ought to be an attitude in the writing and storytelling, like in the classic film noir genre. Zippy, shifty camera work is a total turnoff for me unless it too is useful in storytelling, like in Cloverfield for example. I understand the franchise needed shock treatment after the Brosnan-interpretations that were displays of style over substance, and Quantum isn't bad because it takes away the vodka martini, the cool gadgets, or characters we the audience are already invested in, like Q or Moneypenny. Quantum sucks because it just isn't good. It's a bland, generic action movie with little to elevate it into something more. The opening car chase was cool but didn't really have a purpose except to transport Bond and Mr. Green to the next scene and is quickly forgotten. I can accept Daniel Craig as 007 because he does have a more Fleming-esgue attitude about him, but I've read multiple times that Timothy Dalton played the role closer to Fleming's intentions and I tend to agree.
The teaser doesn't say much, so I am still optimistic that Skyfall will be better than its predecessor.