This was a viewing of the French-language version, "La forteresse", which doesn't appear in Letteroxd's databank. It was filmed at the same time by the same crew, although with a largely different cast. Interestingly, it's about 8 minutes longer than the English-language version, in large part due to some florid language that takes up just a bit more time per scene. All in all, the movie is almost identical, only some of the performances feel a bit different, such as the lead villain. He's much more obviously unlikable in the French version than in the English version.
The movie isn't perfect despite the five star mark I gave it. Some of the editing is a bit choppy and George Lazenby doesn't pull off all of his scenes with the panache one would hope for, but I can't help what I feel for this film. Lazenby is, I honestly believe, a solid Bond all things considered. Diana Rigg is scintillating as Tracy. Smart, brave, witty, sexy, a woman of action…who else could James Bond possibly fall in love…
Another Sunday at the cinema with family members, this time with both the little brother (11) and little sister (17).
We specifically went to see it in 2D, for a change. As we are want to do, we arrived a decent amount of time in advance in order to stock up on snacks. The brother tried a different slushy drink this time, a green lime one. 'Food' consisted of a large popcorn and a bag of Skittles (this is apparently…
Went with the little brother to see this on IMAX 3D on Sunday afternoon after we shared breakfast (the younger sister was not present this time).
The reserved seating was nice because we arrived without a lot of time left before the film began. There was a small lineup for our snacks. This time it was only popcorn and slushies sans candy bag. I won't lie: I bought a Fanta flavoured slushy for myself.
The movie began with a cool…