Thought I'd stick this into the NAAFI so you lot can practice free speech. I went to see it last night with SWMBO and apart from her being late and consequently me having a shitty seat in the front row of a giant screen (stiff neck and all that), I enjoyed it but think it is far from 'best Bond of all times'. It had its moments though, when the DB5 appeared the audience started clapping and cheering, unheard of where I live! I liked the Istanbul opening bike scene over the souk with motorbikes though it did look too much like Taken 2 (or the other way round, coincidence?). Other parts I found a bit too stereotypical and tedious, notably the hearing in front of the minister and the scorpion drinking scene with bond returning to MI6 undergoing tests. Bond films used to be outlandish, they have become more realistic but at times do not stand up to close scrutiny still. I admit to having very high expectations which didn't fail to not disappoint me entirely. The PPK is in .380Auto/9mm short is a bit of a joke in 2012 (though it would not surprise me if the Walther boys would come out with a commemorative Bond PPK. Don't get me wrong there has been recycling of scenes and gear in the last few films, but the story isn't as interesting as it used to be. The fact that Bond did not use a Walther P99 makes me wonder if the manufacturer were involved in the film at all. Still, better a PPK on JB than a Glock 18 with a 100 round magazine, right? The product placements (Sony, Jag/Land Rover, Walther, Heineken to name the ones I picked up), were not too overt and didn't bother me. As for Judy Dench dying, not really what I would have gone for, especially seeing that she is being replaced by Ralph Fiennes (there had to be a reference to THEM). I loved Judy Dench as M and he has rather large shoes to fill there. All in all good entertainment but not the best Bond of all times. Thoughts?