I don't write the rules, I just ride the waves.
One of the finest entires to the franchise.
A risky endeavour from Eon Productions casting the unknown Lazenby as bond and having editor Peter Hunt make his directional debut, a solid one at that. With the roles reversed and The Countess, Diana Riggs outshining the bond himself with her own character arc.
The outcome is a unique bond adaptation that sets itself apart from the rest films in the franchise going into uncharted territory for agent 007, one that continues to impress with its cinematography, niveous action set pieces and character drama on every watch.
Ridley Scott knocks it out of the park once again. One to be appreciated on the big screen, reminded me a lot of “The Duelists”, one of his masterpieces.
Gripping as ever and never quite letting go in how Scott masterfully presents this somewhat jovial, and at times downright ridiculous writing from Ben and Matt (which I feared, but also expected).
Matt Damon with the goofy mullet, just reminded me of Theo Von (can’t be unseen), and good ‘ol Adam…
Fairly enjoyable. Fairly.
Sad that all the witty charm and espionage is starting to wear off from all these franchises. Feels like just one big action sequence after the other.
All these characters they’ve tried to get me to care for, doesn’t work anymore.
Bonds never really been something that you should be invested in story wise, this franchise has always worked better as standalone episodes where 007s just having fun and directing around his sheer charisma is what runs the box office.
Doubt it will ever be the same again. Thank you Craig.
Family is past, family is future, family is power, family is will, family is everything.
I live for moments like this, when you work for your art and people support your cause, a rare moment for any medium. I would like to believe that going forward this franchise does capitalise on what it is setting up for the future, ideally surpassing it's competition. Only way I see them doing that is by not taking anything from marvel at…