Those Skyfall trailers are fan-fucking-tastic. And now it's time to play catch-up...
Originally Posted by History Buff
It would be cool to have Lazenby or Dalton do some voice over work for a Bond game but I guess that ship has sailed for both those guys.
Had the From Russia With Love video game sold better, it might have happened. The whole concept was to do a game adaptation from each "era", giving us Bond games with Lazenby, Moore, and Dalton voicing the role and lending their likeness. Obviously Lazenby's would have been OHMSS. I believe Moore's The Spy Who Loved Me was earmarked for a go and there were rumors that it would be altered to have Blofeld as the villain (as they had the character back by then and he was intended to be the villain in the original script), making it a pseudo-sequel to the Lazenby game. I don't think they ever mentioned which Dalton one they would do. I would have loved for an improved LTK, but I suspect Living Daylights would have been far more likely.
As a consolation we are getting this anthology 007 Legends game, I guess. Better than nothing, but what was proposed could have been fun if it had caught on with the fans.
Originally Posted by Slim
I think this trailer is the first time in the Craig era we've seen an onscreen reference to Bond's military rank and branch of service, too.
I think you are right. Let's also not forget that this is his first true appearance as "Bond, James Bond". Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are effectively Bond Begins: Parts 1&2, which is accentuated by the gun barrel sequence happening at the end of QoS as opposed to the beginning.
Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan
Would make sense if this were a much younger and reckless Bond, in fact they were aiming for an early 20s actor before settling with Craig.
Funnily enough, the other three main contenders for the role....all of which were a good deal younger than Craig....have all hit their stride recently. Sam Worthington is effectively a new action star. Henry Cavill is the new Superman. And the other one is one of the leads on the new Hawaii Five-O show.
Originally Posted by Chaz
One of the things I like about QOS is that when Bond goes rouge, he gets the job done without MI6.
My favorite scene in the film is where his company card is declined and he flirts his way out of getting ratted out to MI6 by the travel agent.
Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber
I've never seen DAD or QoS, worth netflixing? Brosnan is my least favorite bond, and I still haven't warmed up to Craig.
I really need to watch LTK again. It disturbed me so much when I saw it as a kid (Shark attack! Exploding head! Benicio in a shredder!), I never revisited it.
LTK has a great Dalton performance and fantastic villains (Robert Davi, Benecio Del Toro) saddled with a problematic screenplay. I love the entire set-up of the tale "Bond gone rogue and out to avenge his friend" but it loses its way a bit in places. Well worth seeing though. And definitely give QoS a look. It's not nearly as bad as many say, it's just no Casino Royale.
Do with DAD as you please. It's the worst of the lot.
Originally Posted by LaurenOrtega
I always cringe at those parts during old Bond movies.
But yeah, so do I.
Originally Posted by Arjen Rudd
For my money, the first actress that gave Diana Rigg a real challenge for best Bond Girl was Eva Green.
Agreed and I love how it coincidentally turns out that they are the only two women (outside of Moneypenny) that Bond has ever loved.
Originally Posted by LaurenOrtega
Diamonds are Forever just looks like complete ass.
Aside from the elevator fight though(which is a really great brutal sequence) there's absolutely nothing worthwhile in that movie whatsoever.
DAF is far from one of my favorites, but don't you dare even think of dismissing Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd. They are easily among my favorite Bond villains.