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    That sounds like a good song to play at the end of the movie. I enjoyed it but I also enjoy radiohead. I can see why they didn't choose it though. Still that sam smith song was crap.

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    Poor Sam Smith he sings a song for a bond movie people hate almost as much as Quantum of Solace. And people bust his chops like it's apart of clearance sale.
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    For the record, I found Writing's on the Wall perfectly acceptable (musically speaking) up till the line "How do I live?" when Sam Smith's falsetto came in and just ruined the mood completely. I mean, the accompanying opening sequence was all kinds of awful, but I was mostly okay with the song...
    Radiohead's though? I don't like a single thing about it. It sounds like the singer is mumbling in his sleep while two random people in rooms on opposite ends of him are randomly bashing away at a piano and a drumset respectively. Not at all in sync with each other, of course.

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    Neither is very good, and it was almost impossible to top Adele's Skyfall. Writing's on the Wall tries and fails to stop it, while Spectre goes in some strange direction and forgets what emotion is.

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    Radiohead's though? I don't like a single thing about it. It sounds like the singer is mumbling in his sleep while two random people in rooms on opposite ends of him are randomly bashing away at a piano and a drumset respectively. Not at all in sync with each other, of course.
    It's the classic Radiohead syncopation though. Most of their music is like that, same for Thom Yorke's voice. It gets time to get used to it. (it took me years, really)
    The rhythm in Spectre isn't even that weird compared to songs like Pyramid Song or Videotape.

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    Sigh. Writing's on the Wall won Best Original Song at the Golden Globes

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    How, I mean how? That song was like hearing a cat scream after one stepped on it's tail. xD
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    Trailer for the new Bond film dropped this week.



    Not too much that stands out about it, but hopefully it'll be good.

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    I was interested cuz it seems that Bond is playing with high stakes this time (I know that since it's a franchise there's only so much they can risk, but still); but Malek doesn't seem like a threat. Specially with this brut of an 007 that could break him with half a chop. Probably they are going to run with the "he's SO wicked and insane" to make his appearance more impactfull on the big screen.

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    After watching Spectre recently I can't be less excited.

    It's like they just threw away the script halfway through the movie and just slapped bunch of silly villain tropes together until the end. Frankly, it's offensive that they actually put that movie out in that form after decades of Bond films.
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    After watching Spectre recently I can't be less excited.

    It's like they just threw away the script halfway through the movie and just slapped bunch of silly villain tropes together until the end. Frankly, it's offensive that they actually put that movie out in that form after decades of Bond films.
    More offensive than Die Another Day and Quantum Of Solace?
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    More offensive than Die Another Day and Quantum Of Solace?
    Been a while since I watched either of those. Certainly not impressing.

    Maybe I just expected more after Skyfall, which was decent, even with plot contrivances.

    Just remembering that whole desert lair sequence makes me want to cringe. Those helicopter and plane skits didn't help. Nor did that needlessly elaborate ploy at the end. I'm just summing parts for brevity.

    Probably the only fun part was Bond vs Drax at the train.
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    Maybe I just expected more after Skyfall, which was decent, even with plot contrivances.
    I think that was EVERYONE's expectation. It was I believe the same reason people didn't really care for QoS it was following a popular entry and despite the setup just fell flat Spectre I think was worse with the fact that it was essentially supposed to be the endgame of the story that was setup from CR (contrived as it was) and was not a good payoff.

    Now with this movie which is supposed to be Craig's final film as Bond it'll really be something if this movie just fails tie all this up effectively.
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    More offensive than Die Another Day and Quantum Of Solace?
    Die Another Day was dumb, but at least it was fun.

    Quantum of Solace was really hurt by the writers strike, but still came out kind of decent.

    Spectre was just...really hokey and unsatisfying. And they really blew it (ha) on Blofeld.

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    I suppose it doesn't help that Craig is tired of the franchise. And I'd totally agree with him. After Skyfall he would have had his perfect out and a fresh face (and better writing) could've made Spectre less of a mess.

    Usually I'd get incredibly excited for everything Bond (or Craig) related but I'm not getting my hopes up this time only to be disappointed again.

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    I must be the only human being that wasn't THAT bummed by Spectre, though I watched quite some time ago (when did it come out? 2016? I totally forgot). If I remember correctly, the Intro scene had really great cinematography, the "Spectra meeting where Blofeld whispers for no reason scene" was kind of tense (even if Honest Trailers ridiculed it), the fight against Bautista was cool, the chase around Roma was also pretty cool. The second half is a mess though, I'll admit. And I wanted Bellucci as the main female protagonist, but I guess since she's 4 years older than Craig, Léa Seydoux, who's 17 years younger, was a better option. Fuck that. What a waste that was.

    And yet, Quantum of Solace is, imho, way, WAY worse. Writers strike hurt it badly, yes, but it was also terribly edited. I don't wanna say shot, cause I don't know, but maybe the terrible editing was trying to mask that, like what happened (supposedly) with Bohemian Rhapsody.

    That being said, can't say I'm "hyped" per se, but overall the Craig movies are above average, with Casino being a legitimately great movie, plus Cary Joji Fukunaga is an interesting director (how much of the movie will be his and how much studio directed, we'll never know, but better have some faith). So, interested in the very least, yes.

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    Well yeah the intro was great. Until the helicopter part, that is. Should have went with something more realistic. Hand to hand against goons while chasing the bad guy maybe. Something closer to the parkour chase in Casino Royale. And with all the masked people around? Throw that potential in favor of overproduced helicopter madness?

    Loved the Spectre meeting atmosphere too. Should have lengthened that part and shortened the car getaway. Those are among the most boring parts in most action movies.
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    Only Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were good (even though I despise Craig). I'm not expecting anything from this new film, especially since it was handled by many directors

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