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    Was the series with the latest 'Doctor' any good? I don't believe they have shown any of them on BBCA, unless I just totally missed them. Of course, I haven't really watched since David Tennant left. He was 'my' best Doctor.

    I have no opinion about this young lady being 007. I saw one of the films with Daniel Craig and thought he did just fine, but it's really not my cup o' tea. Just like with the 'MI' or the 'Bourne' movies they all seem to be car chases and explosions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Jessica Alba was able to find an audience as an @ss-kicking Dark Angel. Kate Beckinsdale and Uma Thurman and more recently Scarlett Johannson, Gal Gadot, Brie Larson, etc. None of those women need "saving" ... which was exactly part of their appeal. To the point that Herself is really, really tired of seeing athletic 115 pound women physically maul multiple athletic 225 pound men. I get "empowerment" and "role modeling" and all, but IMO we'd serve folks better by showing a wee bit more reality. The reality that if a well trained fighter is muscular and about twice your weight, your (or their) gender ... or even your skill level, if they can close with you ... really isn't going to matter much.
    Comparing the television series of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" to the film version shows how small screen productions can be much better than attempts intending for wider audiences.

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    Plenty of Bond girls have been tough. Pussy Galore ( Golfdfinger), with her Amazonian Catwomen, was no pushover. Vida and Zora fought each other to the death (From Russia With Love).Kissy Suzuki was a Ninja ( You Only Live Twice). Bambi and Thumper, the acrobatic hitwomen, got the best of Bond...almost (Diamonds Are Forever.)

    I may not perceive the Bond audience correctly, but my view is that the films are successful mostly because they cater to a man's fantasy to be master of cars, weapons, other men and mostly, women. Changing that dynamic can't be good for the franchise, unless the audience has changed, or a new audience is created, one that seeks action regardless of gender identification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Jessica Alba was able to find an audience as an @ss-kicking Dark Angel. Kate Beckinsdale and Uma Thurman and more recently Scarlett Johannson, Gal Gadot, Brie Larson, etc. None of those women need "saving" ... which was exactly part of their appeal. To the point that Herself is really, really tired of seeing athletic 115 pound women physically maul multiple athletic 225 pound men. I get "empowerment" and "role modeling" and all, but IMO we'd serve folks better by showing a wee bit more reality. The reality that if a well trained fighter is muscular and about twice your weight, your (or their) gender ... or even your skill level, if they can close with you ... really isn't going to matter much.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Plenty of Bond girls have been tough. Pussy Galore ( Golfdfinger), with her Amazonian Catwomen, was no pushover. Vida and Zora fought each other to the death (From Russia With Love).Kissy Suzuki was a Ninja ( You Only Live Twice). Bambi and Thumper, the acrobatic hitwomen, got the best of Bond...almost (Diamonds Are Forever.)

    I may not perceive the Bond audience correctly, but my view is that the films are successful mostly because they cater to a man's fantasy to be master of cars, weapons, other men and mostly, women. Changing that dynamic can't be good for the franchise, unless the audience has changed, or a new audience is created, one that seeks action regardless of gender identification.

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    yea, that's why i think it will tank something fierce. they'll be making a movie that doesn't appeal to anyone. i don't go to the theater to watch many movies, would never go to see a bond movie. but i will watch a bond movie on tv. i doubt i'll even watch "double O identity politics" when it comes out on TBS

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    Back to the Beretta 25, "nice and light in a ladies purse."
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    Cameron is a robot , not a woman.

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    I don't see this as anything but a slowmotion train wreck.
    I think it will tank..bigtime both at the box office and critics.
    I once thought I was wrong, but I was wrong, I wasn't wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post

    I have no opinion about this young lady being 007. I saw one of the films with Daniel Craig and thought he did just fine, but it's really not my cup o' tea. Just like with the 'MI' or the 'Bourne' movies they all seem to be car chases and explosions.

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    I seem to enjoy action movies less and less every year. They are very light on plot and too heavy handed on the explosions.
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    Ian Fleming's Bond was a cold, hard, ruthless, killing, user. The conflict between that inner nature, and the suave exterior, is what fuelled people's interest, and sold the books.

    As for actors, SC caught some of that, and so did Daniel Craig. The others, no.

    If the writers capture that essence and impart it to a female, it could work. But they probably won't.

    As as for the fights, my GGfather fought in both wars, and was an RSM in between. Regarding soldiers, he said, "A good big man is better than a good little man, any day."

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    I hope this one is an irresistible lesbian who wears men’s clothes changing numerous straight women into gays and kills an orange villain menace by shoving a gold plated golf iron up his posterior as he tries to make his escape from his 5 star Arab state country club deep in the desert thereby freeing hundreds of illegal aliens who have worked as sex slaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    I hope this one is an irresistible lesbian who wears men’s clothes changing numerous straight women into gays and kills an orange villain menace by shoving a gold plated golf iron up his posterior as he tries to make his escape from his 5 star Arab state country club deep in the desert thereby freeing hundreds of illegal aliens who have worked as sex slaves.

    Now, that sounds like a fun movie!
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    I hope they bring back the attache case.
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    I think I only saw the first two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    Yeah yeah ... Aikido/shmykido. Everyone knows that the best old school Asian martial arts way to overcome a quarterstaff with a 14" long cutty, stabby bit tied to one end is to get your stance right and hurl a flaming ball of chi. Duh.
    I'd swap the chi, flaming or otherwise, for a rock and a staff sling a few feet beyond the long cutty, stabby bit, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanM26 View Post
    Unpopular opinion: Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever.
    Categorical denial: the best Bond ever is in the original books, not in any of the films. (I am provisionally willing to make an exception for the comedy version of Casino Royale starring David Niven, but I haven't seen it.)

    Bond films are about as stupid as film gets, with the possible exception of supernatural horror.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    AAAAuuuiiieeeee!!! thump. (the sound of one hand clapping)
    Thank you, now everyone within earshot of my office thinks I've finally lost it.

    What are you doing about it?




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    My pick would have been serena William's the tennis babe..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    I hope this one is an irresistible lesbian who wears men’s clothes changing numerous straight women into gays and kills an orange villain menace by shoving a gold plated golf iron up his posterior as he tries to make his escape from his 5 star Arab state country club deep in the desert thereby freeing hundreds of illegal aliens who have worked as sex slaves.
    If the producer's of Ishtar had you as the head writer that movie could have made money.

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