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Old 02-19-2009, 02:57 PM
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Thumbs down dont like this anymore..

since they started to charge movies, all of the sequels were lame and lousy.. better off post top rated movies if they're going to charge it with certain MG's.. still watching though..
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:39 PM
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since they started to charge movies, all of the sequels were lame and lousy.. better off post top rated movies if they're going to charge it with certain MG's.. still watching though..
A sequel doesnt become lame or lousy just because it now costs MG's to watch lol - glad you're still watching though.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:52 PM
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I don't mind them (other than Shrek the Third ) and in some cases, they've done really well...The Godfather Part II won Best Picture which has never happened to a sequel - let alone a sequel to another Oscar winner (not that there has been sequels)!

I've heard reviews that are dissing Quantum of Solace...a sort of sequel to Casino Royale (and the ongoing Bond series). What do you guys think?
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:55 PM
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My first too....

I thought both I & II were excellent!!
A lot of fun! I've probably seen my copy of the 1st 7 times...I hope they do a third as long as they've got a solid plot.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:35 PM
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A lot of fun! I've probably seen my copy of the 1st 7 times...I hope they do a third as long as they've got a solid plot.
I know, a third would be great!! I've seen the first, a few times myself....
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I read the Bourne books too (BIG FAN), before they were even making them (BTW I'm not showing off or bragging ) They are fantastic books. Whilst reading them I did think they were good material for films. When I found out they were making them, I wondered how on earth they were going to film those particular story lines. I didn't expect them to follow the plots exactly, I'd still only be about half way through watching the first one. But I did think that they did the character justice and the bit of the books they did transfer to film were expertly done.

I tend to view the sequels Supremacy & Ultimatum as separate adventures to the books that bear the same names. There are in fact other Bourne novels AND they are going to make a 4th film. I hope they do, they are cracking movies and certainly gave Bond a run for his money (scared him enough to rethink the franchise too )

Incidentally has anyone else noticed that you need to have the initials JB to be any sort of action hero? eg James Bond, Jack Bauer, Jason Bourne (I know that's not his real name)
LOL @ Bond. Please brag on. In this day and age, the number of readers appears to be declining. 'The Bourne Identity' was the first Robert Ludlum book I read(>10 years ago). Have since read most of his books. After Ultimatum, the other Bourne books were not written by Ludlum and from the writing style and plots it's obvious.(You can tell I don't like them right) Read Legacy and didn't bother trying to read the rest. I prefer the originals. Personally, most books turned movies that I've watched don't impress me. Maybe it's the loss of detail, necessary for making movies of average length. The only exception was Sidney Sheldon's 'Master of the Game'...the movie was a little over 3 hours long but it was fantastic. The film makers stayed true to the book.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:52 PM
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LOL @ Bond. Please brag on. In this day and age, the number of readers appears to be declining. 'The Bourne Identity' was the first Robert Ludlum book I read(>10 years ago). Have since read most of his books. After Ultimatum, the other Bourne books were not written by Ludlum and from the writing style and plots it's obvious.(You can tell I don't like them right) Read Legacy and didn't bother trying to read the rest. I prefer the originals. Personally, most books turned movies that I've watched don't impress me. Maybe it's the loss of detail, necessary for making movies of average length. The only exception was Sidney Sheldon's 'Master of the Game'...the movie was a little over 3 hours long but it was fantastic. The film makers stayed true to the book.
You make some good points, I enjoyed all Ludlum's books too & Clancy. Some of his books have been made into great movies too. I realized the latter Bourne books were not written by Ludlum, but I enjoyed them anyway cos I find the character and predicament he is in, fascinating. I don't mind someone else's interpretation of that character, cos at the end of the day its Lulum who gets credit where credit is due. If it falls over it is the new author's fault.

I think that is the trouble with films based on books, especially when they are read first. You get an idea and scenario in you imagination from the book. When you watch the films it is other peoples imagination. It is bound to be different.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:04 AM
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I don't mind them (other than Shrek the Third ) and in some cases, they've done really well...The Godfather Part II won Best Picture which has never happened to a sequel - let alone a sequel to another Oscar winner (not that there has been sequels)!

I've heard reviews that are dissing Quantum of Solace...a sort of sequel to Casino Royale (and the ongoing Bond series). What do you guys think?
I thought Quantum of Solace was very good. I know people have complained about the plot being too confusing and they didn't know where the title fitted in to it and it was too short and there was not gadgets or Q or Moneypenny or saucy scenes or inuendo and lame gags. But I thought they made it perfectly clear they were changing all that (for the better in some cases). As for it being complicated, well duh, it is supposed to be believable and more realistic and if that means getting rid of the Bond fans who just like FLASH BANG WHOLLOP HOWS YOUR FATHER OOO-ER MISSUS OOO NICE GADGET OOOH NICE TOTTY OH WHERE IS THE INVISIBLE CAR etc etc then all for the good. Any case some of the previous titles were a bit vague and had nothing to do with plot only some quip that was thrown in. The special computer table was a pretty good gadget and there was a decent car and realistic car chase. I think he plays it very well not too smarmy not too pretty and doesn't do everything perfect and is not better than everyone else at everything else, just very efficient and at least, after a fight, he looks as he's been in one. In fact some times he looks like he's been in a fight BEFORE he's been in one.

Don't worry, I still love the other Bond films and various portrayals, but I think they have made necessary changes and somehow found an edge to the character that makes him more real. A real competitor for the Bourne films (same initials incidently).

It's also extremely excellent to see the naked dancing girls during the opening credits back, it felt more like a Bond movie again, but the song is very poor.

I agree about the length of the Bond film, a few scenes did seem a bit rushed just to get to the next action scene. Perhaps they will release it on DVD with an extended cut??? It does warrant it, because there is a depth to the Bond character that Craig showed in his first outing, but didn't seem to be allowed to in this one. Maybe it is supposed to be seen back to back.

Daniel Craig said he is signed to do another two Bond movies and I can see him doing more as long as they don't start getting silly.

All in all a very good sequel.

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:14 AM
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the whole 10 yards sequl to the whole 9 yard is fantastic
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:49 AM
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the whole 10 yards sequl to the whole 9 yard is fantastic
Is that all? What was good about it? I haven't watched it yet, but what did you like about it?
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