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On the subject of songs, I liked the Adele song from Skyfall best of the Craig-era themes. Another Way to Die (from Quantum) was pretty good. The others, including this one, are pretty forgettable.

I hated hated hated the Madonna song from Die Another Day. Worst song, worst movie in the series. Funny how that works out.

And why is it that the Bond people keep using “Die” when they’re making titles for movies or songs that don’t come from Fleming? Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, Another Way to Die, No Time To Die. As much as I like the new movie, the title is generic.
 

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I'm a big proponent of the movie theater so I say go with the theater every time. :)
For anyone who might care: I'm foregoing the uber-gimmickry of 4DX but am still doing the 3D version on Thursday. Last commercial movie I've seen in a theater since "Dunkirk" in 15/70 IMAX and "They Shall Not Grow Old" in 3D).
 

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I can't speak to No Time To Die specifically but I wouldn't want to see a movie for the first time in 4DX. The seats shake, mists of water will spray out at appropriate times (you can turn that off though), smoke is floating around. It's fun but it's more like a ride than a movie so I'd rather see the movie 'properly' and then have fun with it on another viewing.

Really, they show feature films in this? I think I experienced this once at a show at the Tampa aquarium but it was a short film on sea animals so the water spraying and all that made sense. I definitely would not want to do this for a Bond picture, ha, that could be totally out of control.

When are they going to bring back smell-o-vision?
 

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I would only compare it to the other Bond films in terms of filmmaking, not in terms of Bond films. In terms of filmmaking, yeah, hands down the best. In terms of Bond films it's the best of Craig.*

I don't really buy into comparing Bond films across actors because most of the time the tone of the actor dictates those films. In other words, it's not really a fair comparison. Too much apples to oranges for my taste.
 

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Really, they show feature films in this? I think I experienced this once at a show at the Tampa aquarium but it was a short film on sea animals so the water spraying and all that made sense. I definitely would not want to do this for a Bond picture, ha, that could be totally out of control.

When are they going to bring back smell-o-vision?
It's been a while so I could be wrong but I think they might even do smells too. I saw Gremlins in 4DX (it was the only way they were showing it) and since I grew up on that movie and have seen it a million times, I know the movie forward and backward so all the crazy stuff added a fun new dimension to the movie. But like I said, I wouldn't want to see a movie for the first time that way.

I imagine a silly action movie like a Fast And The Furious would be fun to see in 4DX with the moving seats and everything.
 

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It's been a while so I could be wrong but I think they might even do smells too. I saw Gremlins in 4DX (it was the only way they were showing it) and since I grew up on that movie and have seen it a million times, I know the movie forward and backward so all the crazy stuff added a fun new dimension to the movie. But like I said, I wouldn't want to see a movie for the first time that way.

I imagine a silly action movie like a Fast And The Furious would be fun to see in 4DX with the moving seats and everything.

Or in 3B hoser-Rama like Strange Brew.
 

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My top ten at the moment...

1. No Time To Die
2. Skyfall
3. Casino Royale
4. From Russia With Love
5. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
6. Licence To Kill
7. For Your Eyes Only
8. The Spy Who Loved Me
9. Goldeneye
10. Goldfinger
 
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Most memorable Bond music,

James Bond Theme - Dr. No - Monty Norman/John Barry
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon, The Spy Who Loved Me
Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney & Wings
Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
The Man With The Golden Gun - Lulu
From Russia With Love - Matt Monro
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - John Barry
You Know My Name - Casino Royale - Chris Cornell
The Living Daylights - A-ha
Goldeneye - Tina Turner
Moonraker - Shirley Bassey
Thunderball - Tom Jones


My top 10 Bond Movies

1. Goldfinger
2. The Spy Who Loved Me
3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
4. Moonraker
5. Octopussy
6. Thunderball
7. Casino Royale
8. For Your Eyes Only
9. From Russia With Love
10. A View to a Kill
 

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Today I was brave. Despite having the aforementioned ureteral stent installed (causing me much irritation and frequent urination), I donned a male diaper and ventured forth to the nearest cinema showing No Time to Die (in 3D).

It was a 1PM showing and there were only 4 people in the large theater which was equipped with the latest motorized, comfortable, reclining seats. I had no problem selecting the best seat in the house and after covering myself with a newly acquired T-Mobile Tuesday's freebie blanket to keep from freezing in the air conditioning, I hunkered down for over 2 hours of grand entertainment.

Ron, I hope you get to see this in 3D! It has lots of depth and some pop-out moments. Especially during the main title sequence and a scene later in the film with snowflakes. The gun barrel sequence really looked great!

The Billie Eilish song sounded like a funeral dirge to me, but I suppose it's fitting.

Loved the rest of the score (most of it thanks to the late John Barry) But I'm glad that Mr. Zimmer paid homage to him in many instances. Not to mention another late, great trumpeter and singer (be sure to stay for the end credits).

See if you can spot the scene with the paintings of two former M's on the wall.

I would not say that this was one of Craig's best Bonds. But that's just my opinion. Other than the welcome homages throughout, the plot has already been recycled more than enough times already.

M's reading of a quote from a famous Ian Fleming novel left a tear in my eye.

Fortunately, I left the theater mostly... DRY.... Shaken, not stirred. ;)
 
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... anyone put off by the extended run time? Aren't most Bond films right about 2 hrs (or maybe those are pre-Craig)
Yes but every modern action movie franchise is now an epic of such importance that they must run an hour too long. That snarky comment aside, the movie does work at its run time.
 

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Better than Skyfall? No.
It was fun but totally implausible and Rami was just ok, rather one note- almost an SNL villain. Like how many people did Bond shoot & kill without any injuries- like 60? And he easily could have been gassed numerous times. And a tad too loong.
Craig was superb though.
Still recommended.
 

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I have to agree with Mr. Harris that this is a superbly crafted film. It’s the best of the Daniel Craig movies, and easily in the upper echelon of Bond movies.
No way. Skyfall far superior beginning w the Billy Eilish song which was dreadful and off key(!) compared to Adele. They should get Patti Lupone to do one with her over pronunciations! I agree with the poster who said mumble mouth.
And the film is way too loooong.
Looking forward to Macbeth w Craig on Bway.
 

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And why is it that the Bond people keep using “Die” when they’re making titles for movies or songs that don’t come from Fleming? Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day, Another Way to Die, No Time To Die. As much as I like the new movie, the title is generic.
Should have been called “We Have All The Time in the World”.
Literally.
 

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I'd go see it in IMAX if I didn't have a ureteral stent in me due to an unsuccessful kidney stone surgery on 9/27. Having a second go on the 13th.

Oof, I had a similar experiences a few years ago - stuck with a kidney stone for three months, with the first procedure failing to solve the issue. I sincerely hope you are unable to recover shortly and aren’t in too much pain between now and then. Just horrific, wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
 

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