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  1. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Euch. Yeah, he really looks the part. :rolleyes:

    The new Bond.

    And the announcement...

    I cna't believe they fired Pierce Brosnan because he was "too old". I can see if the scripts were getting shoddy, which they were, but that's not the actor's fault. Hire some decent writers, don't can the talent.
     

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  2. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    Im not crazy about him playing bond that much .. but who knows?? we shall see
     
  3. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Somehow I see him going the way of Timothy Dalton or George Lazenby.
     
  4. Crazy Sweeper

    Crazy Sweeper more COWBELL!

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    I didn't like Dalton, or Lazenby but I wouldn't put them in the same boat. Dalton at least had 2 movies. Whoever casted Lazenby needs to get sacked. Her Majesty's secret service was the worst bond movie ever. I think they need better writers more than they need a new leading man. However, they do need to find somebody who has as much class as Connery and Moore.
     
  5. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Bah. Moore had NO class, at least he doesn't in my eyes.

    Brosnan had phenominal charisma, and was, in my opinion, second only to Connery as playing the best representation of Bond. His problem was the crappy scripts he was forced to do.

    Frankly, if they had kept with the Goldeneye formula (a turncoat 00 agent was a great plot device and the whole movie was very dark and brooding) they would have been much better off. Stop trying to make Bond "human", like they did in "Die Another Day".
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    I heard connery has been getting back in shape... now that would be awesome
     
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    Andyman_1970 Turbo Monkey

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    Connery and Bronson were the best Bond's and just had that "Bond" image.
     
  8. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Exactly. That's why I don't understand the reasoning for letting Brosnan go after they contracted him to do Casino Royale.
     
  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I'll go even further and say Connery was the *only* decent Bond. :p
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Tom Cruise would make a great Bond. Mission Impossible was the bomb.

    What about the dude from the Transporter movies, Statham?

    How about a black Bond? Jamie Foxx has shown some serious diversity as an actor.
     
  11. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Erm....no on all 3 accounts.
     
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    Tom Cruise or Jamie Foxx???????? Are you kidding? I'd rather see Lazenby brought back before either of those even got to look at a script!
     
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    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    well at least they didnt choose leonardo decraprio or orlando bloom. how about verne troyer?
     
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    Better than Cruise!
     
  15. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I'll second that.
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    What are you talking about? Cruise would rule!

    I think the dead-pan, straight-laced Keanu Reeves would actually be the best choice.
     
  17. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Except he can't hardly TALK, let alone put on a proper accent.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Did you see him in Bram Stoker's Dracula? He actually attempted an English accent. I wanted to tear my innards out with my own teeth during that film. :mad:
     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Haven't seen it. Is it worth NetFlix-ing just to laugh at him?
     
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    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    woah..... :stosh:
     
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    yeah like someone else said, jason stathart is awsome in snatch!

    the guy that they picked was really good in layer cake, which was a very good british mob movie
     
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    riderx Monkey

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    Yeah, he sounded like he was still in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Exactly. With an attempt at a British accent. It was horrifying.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I'm not sure you'd laugh. It was physically painful to watch him in that movie.
     
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    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    The Bond franchise is in dire need of a makeover. Hiring Daniel Craig can be a step in the right direction, as long as the story is good. Bond movies as of late, feature gadgets first, story second.

    A lot of it has to do with those that own the rights to Bond, and the decisions they make. Tarantino wanted to do Casino Royale at one point. Had Tarantino been given the chance to direct, he could have made the movie cheaper, and might have breathed new life into the franchise.

    As of now Bond with Craig has a chance. It takes place earlier in Bond's life; Moneypenny and Q aren't in the film, so expect a less gadget driven story.
     
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    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Two things....

    1.) The new Bond guy needs a new picture on IMDB....
    2.) Road to Perdition was awesome....I don't remember his character though...I'll have to NetFlix it again....

    O.K., I lied....

    3.) Casino Royale better kick ass!!! I luv Bond movies and it's been soooo painful lately...I can't believe they've disgraced Fleming this much already....sigh....

    Here's to Bond being great once more!!! *swigs a beer*
     
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    That man hasd one expression and one voice :nuts: . Good in matrix 1 and hardball and thats it....hed be a terrible bond, not nearly cool enough.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Whoever plays Bond should probably be from the British Isles... No offence but not many American actors can do the accent.

    I personally liked Dalton, Connery and Brosnan. Dalton's movies were the darkest (Licensce to Kill) and I preferred that style of Bond movie. I liked Goldeneye and I liked the start of the last one before it went all ice palace.

    Hopefully Casino Royale will do for Bond what Christian Bale did for Batman.

    I want to see a masogenistic hardman getting the job done with brains, stylish killing and blowing things up, not ghey gadgets.
     
  30. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Actually, from what I read, the director is the same one that did Million Dollar Baby, and it is supposed to be in similar fashion to "Batman Begins" in the Batman series.

    Should be a very good film if that's true.