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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:40 am

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 0.5/10

Oh. My. God

What the hell was that ____? Two and a half hours of some of the worst crap I have ever seen.

Highlights/Lowlights...... (I would say Spoiler Alert, but trust me, you don't want to watch this)...........

* Blofeld doesn't recognise Bond even though they were face-to-face in climactic scene of the previous movie.
* Bond gets married and says I love you?
* Lazenby's hideous dated plastic hair.
* Draco tells his life story for what seemed like 10+ minutes. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
* They give James Bond an office? Why?
* Bond reads a Playboy while cracking a safe (I found that weirdly funny)
* Bond kisses a dead girl for far longer then is appropriate.

The movie gets 0.2 for reading a playboy, and 0.3 because I found his "wife" weirdly sexy.

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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:31 pm

I thought OHMSS was decent but I could see why some would say it was a miserable flop. I'll tend to agree that OHMSS would've been better if Connery continued on, but likewise, it would've been really curious viewing to see if Connery could've handled a more sensitive role when he's always portrayed Bond as a disaffected, flint-faced consummate pro. Lazenby was decent, but he's nothing more than a placeholder Bond, which is ironic that his only Bond role was in what's considered to be the most important chapter in the Bond books/movies. It's also ironic that Connery went on hiatus because he thought his character wasn't going nowhere in character development when OHMSS could've offered such opportunity.

That said, if you didn't expect much (and I didn't, viewing the classic Bond films first), OHMSS wasn't so terrible. The story itself had some promise, but the screenplay was really careless and didn't prove itself to be that serious. My other gripe is how the action sequences were choreographed, with a lot of herky-jerky camera movement and quick takes on the action. Oh, and Bond had the worst gadget of all time in this movie, something he didn't even use: radioactive lint.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Amazinz » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:35 pm

OHMSS is a very good. I'm surprised to see a Bond fan rate this movie so low since it's arguably the most authentic Bond (from the perspective of the books).
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:47 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:I thought OHMSS was decent but I could see why some would say it was a miserable flop.


It was just wrong all the way around. Compared to Goldfinger and Thunderball, which were on last week, this is like one of those terrible 1980s sequels where everyone is played by different actors and the script/plot is like swiss cheese.

Amazinz wrote:OHMSS is a very good. I'm surprised to see a Bond fan rate this movie so low since it's arguably the most authentic Bond (from the perspective of the books).


In the books is Bond portrayed as a plastic-haired wimp? (I can't believe how much of the movie he spends running away.) :-P
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:57 pm

Amazinz wrote:OHMSS is a very good. I'm surprised to see a Bond fan rate this movie so low since it's arguably the most authentic Bond (from the perspective of the books).


You're right, OHMSS is one of the more faithful adaptations to the Ian Fleming novels (From Russia with Love was closest) but just because OHMSS was a solid book doesn't mean an authentic film adaptation of the book would translate into a good one. Compare that to From Russia with Love, the book itself, which is more intricate and intriguing than the film itself, but even the film manages to be in most Bond fans' top 3. They even added the boat scene which made the film even better at least on screen. Like I said, OHMSS tends to be the most polarizing Bond film and I think the good and bad opinions carry weight.

Here's my Bond rankings off the top of my head for what it's worth:

1. From Russia with Love
2. Goldfinger
3. Casino Royale
4. Thunderball
5. Goldeneye
6. Octopussy
7. The Spy Who Loved Me
8. The Living Daylights
9. For Your Eyes Only
10. You Only Live Twice
11. Live and Let Die
12. The World is Not Enough
13. Dr. No
14. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
15. Diamonds Are Forever
16. The Man with the Golden Gun
17. Moonraker
18. Licence to Kill
19. A View to a Kill
20. Tomorrow Never Dies
21. Die Another Day
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:12 am

I haven't seen a lot of the Bond movies for many,many years - Fox Classics is showing 2 of them every Sunday so I'm catching up - so here are my mainly foggy-memory list.

#1. Goldfinger
#2=. A lot of the Roger Moore 1970s ones all melt together into one in my memory, so they all go here. I recall liking The Spy Who Loved Me and Man With The Golden Gun, but I can't tell you much about them.
#3. Thunderball. Domino = :-L
#4. Dr.No
#5. You Only Live Twice
#6. From Russia With Love
#7. Never Say Never Again (not official? :-S )

#Un-rateable. OHMSS

I haven't seen any Pierce Brosnan ones because I thought he looked like a smug piece of ___. I might one day. I haven't seen Casino Royale yet either, but I'd like to.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:36 am

AussieDodger wrote:#3. Thunderball. Domino = :-L


Claudine Auger was probably the hottest Bond girl ever. That and the helicopter pilot lady in The Spy Who Loved Me, though Barbara Bach wasn't bad at all herself (despite doing a laughable Russian accent).
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:55 am

OK, I didn't follow the rule and so, here's the last movie I had seen:

Protege - 7/10.

This is a Hong Kong drama film that is like your typical gangster film: about an undercover cop that goes through an identity crisis, being a trusted member of a drug trafficking ring. However, this isn't one of those shoot-em-up action dramas, so don't expect that to happen.

I thought the story was nicely told with some very good acting. The beginning makes the ending rather predictable unfortunately and while some were shocked by it, I can't say the same. The character development while not superb, is quite good but the pace is a bit methodical for my liking. Good movie, just nothing truly noteworthy.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby GiantsFan14 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:35 am

Tropic Thunder- 9.5/10

the movie was hilarious throughout and robert downey jr is just plain awesome. his character is probably the funniest character of all time.
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Re: Rate the last movie you saw

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:02 am

AussieDodger wrote:Goldfinger - 8/10

This movie is so dated it's almost like an unintentional comedy. It has shades of racism and sexism that were kind of around at the time (going by my grandparents attitudes).

Favourite quote:

Bond smacks his girlfriend on the butt and says "Run along, men talking." Hilarious. :-b


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