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Re: CC's No Time to Die Review
• Posted by: Jack Lindon   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, November 5, 2021, at 7:19 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: CC's No Time to Die Review (Riley KZ)

> Yeah, and...that might've been just fine :P

> When Casino Royale and Batman Begins came out within a year of each other,
> it felt fresh, taking a more gritty, darker approach to silly material.

> But 15 years later, it's very stale, overdone, and frankly, not much fun
> anymore. I don't really like the Brosnan Bonds or anything, but I would
> happily welcome the next round of Bond flicks to be that level of
> self-aware and goofy. I'm done with the mopey.


I just watched Diamonds are Forever, and I'm not gonna claim it's better than... I mean, any of the Craig Bonds, but in terms of what I want more of? No question. The thing is, a back-to-its-roots Bond would stick out so much more these days even than it did in the 60s, tonally, in its lightness. I get that they have to abandon aspects of that era's humour (sigh) but that doesn't mean they have to abandon charm so utterly (and I liked No Time to Die a lot, don't get me wrong).

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