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Casino Royale

#2
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
Me too. I was a bit baffled by it all and at one point, lost the thread of the plot. I liked that Bond was more violent. Lots of really hard and realistic fighting. Loved the rope torture. I winced every time the bad guy swung that rope end around. Ooooh me plums! 8O
 
#3
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
I thought it was great apart from the collapsing building/underwater scene at the end which rather spoiled it.
 
#4
yes, I got up half-way thru and went on the computer.

As you say, I thought the 'Parkour' based chase sequence was good but... I stayed with it til he took a break fro the card game... where the Africans attacked his oponent and went to cut his birds arm off.

How did it (film) end?
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
I finally got round to watching Quantum Of Solace the other night... I dont have a problem with daniel craig, but the film itself was pish... although the car chase at the start was good. as for the plane sequence/parachute jump about halfway through... cgi'd to death and looked pants. the parachute sequences in Moonraker look far better even though they were filmed 30 years ago. if I want hyper-real spy action, I'll cut to the chase and go watch the Bourne films - james bond films *should* be over the top and larger than life.
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
EX_STAB said:
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
I thought it was great apart from the collapsing building/underwater scene at the end which rather spoiled it.
oh, and as for that chase? hand over hand *up* steel cables on the tower crane? chinny on.
 
#9
The_Civil_Civilian said:
yes, I got up half-way thru and went on the computer.

As you say, I thought the 'Parkour' based chase sequence was good but... I stayed with it til he took a break fro the card game... where the Africans attacked his oponent and went to cut his birds arm off.

How did it (film) end?
She kept her arm.
Bond killed those two black guys.The girl from the Treasury was actually working for Le Chiffre.She diverted the money to her bank account.Final scenes in Venice.
Bond sees girl give money with Le Chiffre,the penny drops.She had been pressured into doing it but Bond didn't know it.
Building starts to collapse,girl trapped in lift cage.Mr White(who we saw at the begining acting as go between between the black guys and Le Chiffre) picks up the case with the money in it,goes to his villa.
Bond tracks him down,and shoots him in the ankle.Final scene with Bond standing over him.End.Fade to credits.
 
#10
maguire said:
EX_STAB said:
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
I thought it was great apart from the collapsing building/underwater scene at the end which rather spoiled it.
oh, and as for that chase? hand over hand *up* steel cables on the tower crane? chinny on.
Yeah, steel crane cables with no stray ends to spike into your skin! Imagine actually attempting that. They would be as greasy as fcuk too. Totally unrealistic.

Bond: "Do you expect me to talk?"
The viewing public: "No Mr Bond, we expect you to be exciting."
 
#11
BarkingSpider said:
maguire said:
EX_STAB said:
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
I thought it was great apart from the collapsing building/underwater scene at the end which rather spoiled it.
oh, and as for that chase? hand over hand *up* steel cables on the tower crane? chinny on.
Yeah, steel crane cables with no stray ends to spike into your skin! Imagine actually attempting that. They would be as greasy as fcuk too. Totally unrealistic.

Bond: "Do you expect me to talk?"
The viewing public: "No Mr Bond, we expect you to be exciting."
Not as unrealistic as the underwater building collapse scene - that was ridiculous!
 
#12
EX_STAB said:
BarkingSpider said:
maguire said:
EX_STAB said:
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
I thought it was great apart from the collapsing building/underwater scene at the end which rather spoiled it.
oh, and as for that chase? hand over hand *up* steel cables on the tower crane? chinny on.
Yeah, steel crane cables with no stray ends to spike into your skin! Imagine actually attempting that. They would be as greasy as fcuk too. Totally unrealistic.

Bond: "Do you expect me to talk?"
The viewing public: "No Mr Bond, we expect you to be exciting."
Not as unrealistic as the underwater building collapse scene - that was ridiculous!
Yeah, the visibility would have been completely fcuked up for a start.
 
#13
vvaannmmaann said:
The_Civil_Civilian said:
yes, I got up half-way thru and went on the computer.

As you say, I thought the 'Parkour' based chase sequence was good but... I stayed with it til he took a break fro the card game... where the Africans attacked his oponent and went to cut his birds arm off.

How did it (film) end?
She kept her arm.
Bond killed those two black guys.The girl from the Treasury was actually working for Le Chiffre.She diverted the money to her bank account.Final scenes in Venice.
Bond sees girl give money with Le Chiffre,the penny drops.She had been pressured into doing it but Bond didn't know it.
Building starts to collapse,girl trapped in lift cage.Mr White(who we saw at the begining acting as go between between the black guys and Le Chiffre) picks up the case with the money in it,goes to his villa.
Bond tracks him down,and shoots him in the ankle.Final scene with Bond standing over him.End.Fade to credits.
Any chance of the first part then I won't have to bother watching it at all. :wink:
 
#14
Great movie quote from 'M' though ;-)

' What the hell did he think he was playing at?....In the old days an agent that fouled up would at least have had the decency to defect....... CHRIST I miss the Cold War !.....'

[ for those who can't arrsed to watch the first half...[deep breath] after extensive jaw-dropping free running sequence around building site Bond chases black guy into neutral embassy....shoots it up , captures bad boy, cornered by Embassy ninjas, wastes suspect on CCTV.....headlines made in world press - Bond's ass in sling with Head shed...he burgles M's apartment to get access to info on cell-phone locstat taken from dead black baddie.....gorgeous sun-kissed Bahamas (natch - couldn't have been Hull could it).....Bond gets alongside sultry bint married to shifty greek who is linked to Le Chiffre , beds her, chases her old man to Miami where he shivs him in a Museum......follows cell phone to Miami Dade airport just in time to foil dastardly plot to blow up propotype ac.....all because the Lady loves Milk Tray ....no, er, scratch that.....all because banker to global tewwowisme aka Le Chiffre has blown money 'invested' with him by African rebel commander on shorting the stock of the company who make the plane..... 'M' bankrolls Bond to join high stakes poker game to beat Le Chiffre.......luscious Treasury agent Vesper Lynd sent along to protect the money.....is the kettle on ?]

Bare
 
#15
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
Time Team was on Discovery at the same time. Much more exciting than that Casino pish. Tony Robinson is nails.
 
#16
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
No - this is possibly the best Bond film ever. Finally we have a Bond who looks like he could actually do the fighting/action sequences, no ridiculous gadgets that plagued Brosnan's finale and a believable story-line with no world domination hungry villains.

Now some might say that these points were what made Bond films and, to a degree, I agree with this but they had become so ridiculous in recent times a more grounded scenario, eg Casino Royale, was much needed.

I understand that this is a subjective thing but subjectively, I'm right and you're all wrong :D
 
#17
Barely_Black said:
Great movie quote from 'M' though ;-)

' What the hell did he think he was playing at?....In the old days an agent that fouled up would at least have had the decency to defect....... CHRIST I miss the Cold War !.....'

[ for those who can't arrsed to watch the first half...[deep breath] after extensive jaw-dropping free running sequence around building site Bond chases black guy into neutral embassy....shoots it up , captures bad boy, cornered by Embassy ninjas, wastes suspect on CCTV.....headlines made in world press - Bond's ass in sling with Head shed...he burgles M's apartment to get access to info on cell-phone locstat taken from dead black baddie.....gorgeous sun-kissed Bahamas (natch - couldn't have been Hull could it).....Bond gets alongside sultry bint married to shifty greek who is linked to Le Chiffre , beds her, chases her old man to Miami where he shivs him in a Museum......follows cell phone to Miami Dade airport just in time to foil dastardly plot to blow up propotype ac.....all because the Lady loves Milk Tray ....no, er, scratch that.....all because banker to global tewwowisme aka Le Chiffre has blown money 'invested' with him by African rebel commander on shorting the stock of the company who make the plane..... 'M' bankrolls Bond to join high stakes poker game to beat Le Chiffre.......luscious Treasury agent Vesper Lynd sent along to protect the money.....is the kettle on ?]

Bare
There you go Mr Softy,saved you the trouble!
 
#18
Barely_Black said:
Great movie quote from 'M' though ;-)

' What the hell did he think he was playing at?....In the old days an agent that fouled up would at least have had the decency to defect....... CHRIST I miss the Cold War !.....'

[ for those who can't arrsed to watch the first half...[deep breath] after extensive jaw-dropping free running sequence around building site Bond chases black guy into neutral embassy....shoots it up , captures bad boy, cornered by Embassy ninjas, wastes suspect on CCTV.....headlines made in world press - Bond's ass in sling with Head shed...he burgles M's apartment to get access to info on cell-phone locstat taken from dead black baddie.....gorgeous sun-kissed Bahamas (natch - couldn't have been Hull could it).....Bond gets alongside sultry bint married to shifty greek who is linked to Le Chiffre , beds her, chases her old man to Miami where he shivs him in a Museum......follows cell phone to Miami Dade airport just in time to foil dastardly plot to blow up propotype ac.....all because the Lady loves Milk Tray ....no, er, scratch that.....all because banker to global tewwowisme aka Le Chiffre has blown money 'invested' with him by African rebel commander on shorting the stock of the company who make the plane..... 'M' bankrolls Bond to join high stakes poker game to beat Le Chiffre.......luscious Treasury agent Vesper Lynd sent along to protect the money.....is the kettle on ?]

Bare
Thanks for that.

I can now cross the film off my list.
 
#19
wild_moose said:
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
No - this is possibly the best Bond film ever. Finally we have a Bond who looks like he could actually do the fighting/action sequences, no ridiculous gadgets that plagued Brosnan's finale and a believable story-line with no world domination hungry villains.

Now some might say that these points were what made Bond films and, to a degree, I agree with this but they had become so ridiculous in recent times a more grounded scenario, eg Casino Royale, was much needed.

I understand that this is a subjective thing but subjectively, I'm right and you're all wrong :D
But nobody wants all this touchy feely crap do they? I watch Bond for the stunts,the birds,the locations,the birds,amazing gadgets,the birds,fantastic locations,the birds............
 
#20
wild_moose said:
vvaannmmaann said:
I sat through this last night.Is this the worst Bond movie ever? Apart from the chase through the building site,nothing happened.
No - this is possibly the best Bond film ever. Finally we have a Bond who looks like he could actually do the fighting/action sequences, no ridiculous gadgets that plagued Brosnan's finale and a believable story-line with no world domination hungry villains.

Now some might say that these points were what made Bond films and, to a degree, I agree with this but they had become so ridiculous in recent times a more grounded scenario, eg Casino Royale, was much needed.

I understand that this is a subjective thing but subjectively, I'm right and you're all wrong :D
World domination hungry villains have rights you now!
 

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