Spectre Review – James Bond 24

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As I exited the IMAX theater, I left with mixed feelings about this James Bond movie. In my memory, Skyfall was a great James Bond movie, that I liked a lot. Casino Royale was also very good. Quantum of Solace was OK, but still not as bad as this.

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Dr House & Dr No

Giving him a computer is like giving plutonium to Dr. No.
Wilson about House in House S06E14 5 to 9

Ian Fleming’s Pseudo-Haiku

You only live twice
Once when you’re born
And once when you look death in the face

Another Way to Die

I like the Jack White & Alicia Keys song for the new James Bond movie, Another Way to Die. The first time I listened to it, I had some bad flashbacks about Madonna’s horrible song for Die Another Day, but it was short. I’ve listened to Another Way to Die quite a few times and I still enjoy it. The duet is a really good idea and the song is more visceral, just like the new Bond series.

This little contraption looks like something that will most definitely shorten your lifespan.

Aronosfky Hired To Direct Robocop And A Few Other Thoughts

MGM has hired Darren Aronosfky to direct the new Robocop movie, which will come out in 2010. It’s going to be a reboot/remake, not a next installment in the franchise. David Self will write the screenplay. I’d just like to say that Robocop was an extraordinary movie. When Criterion adds a movie to their collection, that means that it’s pretty darn good.

Now, about the remake/reboot business. I don’t know. They did the same thing with Batman and it was pretty successful. Robocop was a great movie, I must have watched it dozens of times as the years flew by.

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

The current resurgence of super hero movies has already hit a plateau. Honestly, there are still some movies left to be produced that will be worth watching, but I wasn’t really that impressed with Iron Man or the new Hulk. X-Men 3 was also wobbly. The Spidey franchise is doing well. Superman kind of sucked in my book. Ghost Rider? Don’t get me started.

From the last two Marvel movies, I get the idea that the Avengers is next. Will it suck or rock?

Batman of course is doing nice and dandy, thanks to The Dark Knight, which was spectacular in my mind. I’ll watch it again on the weekend before I write my full review.

Another reboot which worked really well was the new James Bond movie, Casino Royale. I really liked it, although the franchise has always been pretty successful. Speaking of which, Quantum of Solace isn’t far off. Does anybody else think that the 007 movies have great titles? Quantum of Solace, that’s a pretty sweet title!

Quantum Of Solace HD Trailer

The trailer for the next Bond film, Quantum of Solace, with Daniel Craig, out in theatres in November 2008.