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I finally got around to watching Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. Very fun movies, with good to great acting all around. The second half of Skyfall dragged, but apart from that, I can't think of anything bad to say about either movie, really. And I'm not even a James Bond fan.

 

For some reason now I feel like doing a Mission: Impossible marathon. I haven't watched any of those movies at all... Same goes for the Jason Bourne movies.

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So, who else watched this yesterday in tribute?

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I know I sure did....and it was awesome.

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I finally got around to watching Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. Very fun movies, with good to great acting all around. The second half of Skyfall dragged, but apart from that, I can't think of anything bad to say about either movie, really. And I'm not even a James Bond fan.

For some reason now I feel like doing a Mission: Impossible marathon. I haven't watched any of those movies at all... Same goes for the Jason Bourne movies.

You... liked QoS?!?

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I've just never heard anyone say that before.

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I was drinking Rochefort 10 and was entwined with the missus and the dogs, so my mood was appropriately affected. That is my excuse and I'm sticking to it. I had fun watching it, dammit.

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I do love Tom Brayton's final lines of his Casino Royale re-review for his Bond retrospective

"It would take a real asshole to fuck this up.

They found a real asshole."

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QoS is the least of the 3, but it is perfectly fine. The "OMG I can't follow the car chase!!!" nonsense is just that. Even worse than MoS hand-wringing.

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Even if I bought that argument (and I don't, because my brain works properly), the rest of the film is really fucking boring.

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I liked QoS as well. If it makes any sense I'd rank them 1st half of CR, Skyfall, QoS, 2nd half of CR post torture scene. But they're still Bond movies and even the dirt worst of the series, Moonraker for me, is still rewatchable when it's on TV.

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I'm sorry, but I've seen QoS more than once (stupid need to watch everything) and I swear, every time, Bond's car is the one that's in the accident, except it's not.  Every bit of editing makes it clear that it is Bond's, but then he's just still driving.  There is absolutely nothing coherent in that scene except the moment where it's perfectly obvious Bond just died in a horrible car accident...  except he didn't.  It's the worst edited action scene in a major film I've ever seen.

 

But the foot chase is pedestrian, the plane fight scene is stupid beyond words, the plot is wafer thin....  It's not the worst Bond movie, but it's the most god fucking boring one, and the most wasted potential in the franchise.  Especially put right in between two of the best films in the whole series.

 

Oh just fuck that movie forever.

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I've heard QoS works better if watched immediately after Casino Royale as a long epilogue. Maybe I'll do that eventually. But I remember it being a tough watch. To be fair, I wasn't enamored with Skyfall either. I think Spectre might live up to the promise the Craig movies held with CR.

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I've watched QoS at least twice on its own and I'm sure I've watched parts or all of it when happening across it on tv.  Aside from some hotel in the desert blowing up, I can't remember anything about it.

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I'm trying to remember the titles of two movies that I remember seeing on HBO back in the early 1990s:

 

The first movie was from circa 1979-1981 and dealt with a group of misfits in a summer camp who are abused by pretty much the entire camp (including having the other campers urinate in a bowl and then dump it on them) and finally the misfits steal a bus and run away, driving around the South West for a few days before stumbling across a herd of buffalo being slaughtered by redneck hunters (including one of their counselors) and the token black kid hotwires a truck and drives into the shooting zone and gets killed by the hunters while trying to chase the buffalo away.  End of movie.

 

The other movie was from the late 80s or early 90s and was about two Native Americans who are hired to play the bad guys in a historical re-enactment of a battle between Union soldiers and Indians. The two Native Americans are so upset with how they are portrayed, they dump the blanks from their guns and load them with real bullets and proceed to kill a bunch of historical re-enactors, and the rest of the movie is a chase with the Native Americans being hunted by the military.

 

Any help?

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I thought the first movie you mentioned might be Summer Camp Nightmare but it came out in 87 and I don't remember the latter half of your plot description being in there.  It's still worth watching in an awful/awesome movie type of way.

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That first one was definatly based on a book I read a long time ago .

Edit: it was called "Bless The Beasts And Children " and the movie came out in 1971, and starred Bill Mumy!

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The Drop is really good. Quite the film carried by its actors, but so what. It was a pleasure to watch it with my dad since me and him spent years watching The Sopranos together while it ran. Kind of a coda, I guess. 

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The other movie was from the late 80s or early 90s and was about two Native Americans who are hired to play the bad guys in a historical re-enactment of a battle between Union soldiers and Indians. The two Native Americans are so upset with how they are portrayed, they dump the blanks from their guns and load them with real bullets and proceed to kill a bunch of historical re-enactors, and the rest of the movie is a chase with the Native Americans being hunted by the military.

 

Any help?

 

War Party (1988)?

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The other movie was from the late 80s or early 90s and was about two Native Americans who are hired to play the bad guys in a historical re-enactment of a battle between Union soldiers and Indians. The two Native Americans are so upset with how they are portrayed, they dump the blanks from their guns and load them with real bullets and proceed to kill a bunch of historical re-enactors, and the rest of the movie is a chase with the Native Americans being hunted by the military.

 

Any help?

 

War Party (1988)?

 

 

Yeah, it sounds like War Party except for one detail.  The two Native Americans start murdering re-enactors because one of the white re-enactors loads his rifle with live ammo and kills a Native American.  Two Native Americans then go on a revenge killing spree.

 

War Party is the only movie I can come up with that's even vaguely close in plot and from that time period.

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Count me in as liking Quantum of Solace.

 

We also watched The Equalizer. I liked it a lot. The face is never in any peril, but sometimes it's fun to watch an unstoppable killing machine.

 

That said, I'm sick to fucking death of tatted up Russian mobsters and sex traffickers being bad guys in movies. 

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Not sure where to put this....Is the newish as for the new mission impossible the first time Rotten Tomato is used as a viable source for movie reviews?

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