Watching this again helped me realize how much I missed the first time around and I enjoyed the movie more by catching all these gaps on a second watch. Also, I relished getting googly-eyed all over again for the blue sweater Bond at Skyfall which left a far greater impression than any of his form-hugging suits. This movie, with the departure of Judi Dench's M, is almost like another reboot within the current reboot of Bond who comes back from…
While the magic was enjoyable the random love connection at the end ruined it for me. I don't refute that Melanie Laurent is gorgeous and apparently a runner up for the Fast & Furious crew, but why would she be fall for someone who put up such a successful ass front (inadvertent oxymoron, hey-o)? For all the Jesse Eisenberg fans, myself included, his signature smugness was on point.
The shoutout to 5 POINTS wins it the extra half star from this outer-borough resident.
As someone who read the book, I had my own preconceived notions of what Nick and Amy would look like or what Amy's diary voice would sound like. Though my version of Amy was a bit more shrill (yes, shrewlike) with a more constant state of narrowed eyes, Rosamund Pike brought a more subtle (and better, I admit) version to life that captivated me from the get-go. I mainly remember Pike as virtue personified in her role as Jane Bennet…
I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.