Bond 25 - "No Time to Die" (2021)

Which studio/company do you want to co-finance and distribute Bond 25?

  • Warner Bros.

    Votes: 15 38.5%
  • Sony Pictures

    Votes: 11 28.2%
  • 20th Century Fox

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • Universal Pictures

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Annapurna Pictures

    Votes: 3 7.7%
  • Apple

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • Amazon

    Votes: 2 5.1%

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jcroy

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I am very much looking forward to seeing this film whenever it is safe to do that. However, if she refuses to go to a streamer, the wait could be a very long time. Italy and Germany just closed theaters again. France could be next. The rate of cases in the United States is out of control. If this actually does open in April, which seems unlikely to me, I'm not going.

If Broccoli and MGM want to sit on the film for another year or however long until we have an effective vaccine widely distributed, that is their choice to make. I would certainly go see this in the theater after a vaccine. However, this situation has gone on for so long already and has no end in sight. Once they decide they can't do the April date, I wonder if they just kick it down the pike again or if they might feel differently about exploring other options for putting it out.
Perhaps Broccoli is also betting on the "scarcity" factor and pent-up demand will still be there (or higher), in kicking the can further into the future.
 

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Perhaps Broccoli is also betting on the "scarcity" factor and pent-up demand will still be there (or higher), in kicking the can further into the future.
It's also Daniel Craig's finale, so that's another thing working in its favor. For reasons that escape me, his films have been the most popular Bonds ever.
 
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Perhaps Broccoli is also betting on the "scarcity" factor
Well, Bond has been pretty scarce already,

Spectre was released in November 2015. In the time since then, we've had five different Star Wars movies and eleven different MCU movies. Craig has been great as Bond, but his films in the role have been few and far between despite his tenure stretching back to 2006 (or 2005, if you count from when he got the role.)

If MGM wants to keep kicking it down the road, that's their choice. I would welcome an opportunity to see this in theaters when things get back to normal. However, because we don't currently know when normal is going arrive again, I don't think it is unreasonable to explore other options if they ultimately decide they just want to put the film out. I would welcome it In theaters if it is released when going there is safe. At this point, though, I would also welcome a streaming bow on pretty much any platform of their choosing because I would like to see the film in whatever form its release takes.

The only thing I won't do is go back to the theater while the virus is in charge, and right now, the virus is in charge. Cases are spiking around the world. I will not do that for Bond or anything else, really.
 
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It's also Daniel Craig's finale, so that's another thing working in its favor. For reasons that escape me, his films have been the most popular Bonds ever.
Adjusted for inflation, it's a different story:
  1. Thunderball ($590 million)
  2. Goldfinger ($514.7 million)
  3. Skyfall ($358.3 million)
  4. You Only Live Twice ($336.4 million)
  5. Moonraker ($262.5 million)
  6. Die Another Day ($259.6 million)
  7. Tomorrow Never Dies ($255.8 million)
  8. From Russia With Love ($249.8 million)
  9. Diamonds Are Forever ($248.8 million)
  10. Casino Royale (2006) ($239.5 million)
  11. The World is Not Enough ($234.1 million)
  12. GoldenEye ($229.3 million)
  13. Spectre ($222.4 million)
  14. Quantum of Solace ($219.7 million)
  15. Octopussy ($202 million)
  16. The Spy Who Loved Me ($196.8 million)
  17. Live and Let Die ($187.3 million)
  18. For Your Eyes Only ($184.7 million)
  19. Casino Royale (1967) ($177.3 million)
  20. Dr. No ($177.1 million)
  21. Never Say Never Again ($164.9 million)
  22. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ($150.3 million)
  23. A View to a Kill ($132.8 million)
  24. The Living Daylights ($122.7 million)
  25. The Man with the Golden Gun ($105.1 million)
  26. Licence to Kill ($81.8 million)
 

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Adjusted for inflation, it's a different story:
  1. Thunderball ($590 million)
  2. Goldfinger ($514.7 million)
  3. Skyfall ($358.3 million)
  4. You Only Live Twice ($336.4 million)
  5. Moonraker ($262.5 million)
  6. Die Another Day ($259.6 million)
  7. Tomorrow Never Dies ($255.8 million)
  8. From Russia With Love ($249.8 million)
  9. Diamonds Are Forever ($248.8 million)
  10. Casino Royale (2006) ($239.5 million)
  11. The World is Not Enough ($234.1 million)
  12. GoldenEye ($229.3 million)
  13. Spectre ($222.4 million)
  14. Quantum of Solace ($219.7 million)
  15. Octopussy ($202 million)
  16. The Spy Who Loved Me ($196.8 million)
  17. Live and Let Die ($187.3 million)
  18. For Your Eyes Only ($184.7 million)
  19. Casino Royale (1967) ($177.3 million)
  20. Dr. No ($177.1 million)
  21. Never Say Never Again ($164.9 million)
  22. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ($150.3 million)
  23. A View to a Kill ($132.8 million)
  24. The Living Daylights ($122.7 million)
  25. The Man with the Golden Gun ($105.1 million)
  26. Licence to Kill ($81.8 million)
Well, one thing's for sure. Audiences didn't care for Timothy Dalton as Bond ..... and who could blame them? That being said, I quite enjoyed The Living Daylights but Licence To Kill is the absolute nadir of the series.
 
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Well, one thing's for sure. Audiences didn't care for Timothy Dalton as Bond ..... and who could blame them? That being said, I quite enjoyed The Living Daylights but Licence To Kill is the absolute nadir of the series.
I don't disagree, but at the same time, Dalton never had a decent script or director.
 
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Oh - do we get to argue over shittiest Bond films? Because I've been doing a Bond marathon in lockdown and Octopussy, Moonraker, Casino Royale (1967), Never Say Never Again, View To A Kill, Quantum Of Solace and Die Another Die are frightfully bad. And I do so love dear old Roger Moore. I thought Moonraker was just the most awesomest thing I'd ever experienced when I was 12.
 

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Oh - do we get to argue over shittiest Bond films? Because I've been doing a Bond marathon in lockdown and Octopussy, Moonraker, Casino Royale (1967), Never Say Never Again, View To A Kill, Quantum Of Solace and Die Another Die are frightfully bad. And I do so love dear old Roger Moore. I thought Moonraker was just the most awesomest thing I'd ever experienced when I was 12.
My own personal ranking and I'm not including Never Say Never Again it's not a real Bond film (you may as well include the 1967 Casino Royale if you include NSNA).

Thunderball (1965)
Goldfinger (1964)
Dr. No (1962)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Casino Royale (2006)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Skyfall (2006)
Moonraker (1979)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Spectre (2015)
World Is Not Enough (1999)
View To A Kill (1985)
Living Daylights (1987)
Octopussy (1983)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Goldeneye (1995)
Die Another Day (2002)
Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Live And Let Die (1973)
Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Licence To Kill (1989)
 

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I thought Moonraker was just the most awesomest thing I'd ever experienced when I was 12.
Same here. Also the Spy Who Loved Me.

It was only many years later when I realized those two were kinda lousy.
 

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...I thought Moonraker was just the most awesomest thing I'd ever experienced when I was 12.
I thought it was the most awesome thing I'd ever seen at 10, and I have to admit, I still kind of like it. I think the best Bonds find a balance between the ridiculous and the relatively serious, but when they go to extremes, I'll take the silly ones over the dour ones.
 
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I thought it was the most awesome thing I'd ever seen at 10, and I have to admit, I still kind of like it. I think the best Bonds find a balance between the ridiculous and the relatively serious, but when they go to extremes, I'll take the silly ones over the dour ones.
Agreed!

I’m ready for an actor and tone change with the films.

I love that they mix it up at times at least in the past films.

I’ll see no time to die. I’m glad I became a fan in the 1980s though. Not sure the new films are creating a new generation of fans.

Star Trek has the same problem.
 

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I thought it was the most awesome thing I'd ever seen at 10, and I have to admit, I still kind of like it. I think the best Bonds find a balance between the ridiculous and the relatively serious, but when they go to extremes, I'll take the silly ones over the dour ones.
There is no sillier moment in the entire series, than when Roger Moore swung from a vine and yelled like Tarzan in Octopussy. In fact, I think all the Roger Moore Bonds are terrible. But I'm very fond of them, because they were MY Bonds when I grew up.
 

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There is no sillier moment in the entire series, than when Roger Moore swung from a vine and yelled like Tarzan in Octopussy...
Especially after seeing the same gag with an Ewok two weeks earlier in Return of the Jedi.
 

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My first bond was the TV debut of Live and Let Die when I was 8. It was the first time my dad let me stay up late and watch a movie with him. I was enthralled and still find this one of Roger Moore's best outings. My dad mentioned there was some other bond he liked better, but it would be another ten years before I found the movies on VHS and realized he was right.
 

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