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#417060 - 02/14/16 07:41 PM Movie Reviews- Spectre and The Equalizer
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Spectre: What can you say about Spectre? Well, we will always have Skyfall.

It was a watchable movie, but I was bored the entire time. Occasionally, there was some beautiful cinematography. Christoph Waltz is a great actor. He was good but he was wasted. Every character was wasted. Every relationship and plot development forced. I would watch a Timothy Dalton Bond movie before I watched this again. I don't know if it is Sam Mendes or Daniel Craig to blame.

The Equalizer: we have scene this all before. But this was very well done. Another 2 hour plus movie that I enjoyed from start to end. Very good sound and I like the way the movie was shot. Very good lighting of scenery and of Denzel (minus one scene where he had a very shiny bald head).
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#417063 - 02/14/16 08:37 PM Re: Movie Reviews- Spectre and The Equalizer [Re: Lampshade]
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Spectre comment:


SPOILER ALERT - STOP READING TO AVOID SPOILING THIS MOVIE.

Yeah, it was just "ok" for me, but not great. I mean Blofeld (Christoph Waltz's character) was supposed to be THE head bad guy. The major mastermind behind the bag guys in previous movies... He should have been virtually unstoppable, but he was rather easily beaten. So disappointing.
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#417065 - 02/14/16 10:37 PM Re: Movie Reviews- Spectre and The Equalizer [Re: Lampshade]
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Re: Bond. While in general I like the feel of the Daniel Craig Bond movies, I can't say I've been truly satisfied by any of them. I don't know what it is, but they just don't quite get there for me. I may actually be speaking of 007 as an entire franchise, but I was as game as anyone to try the reboot.

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#417117 - 02/18/16 02:49 AM Re: Movie Reviews- Spectre and The Equalizer [Re: CV]
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Bond movies. Light and fluffy, never satisfying...
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#417121 - 02/18/16 11:18 AM Re: Movie Reviews- Spectre and The Equalizer [Re: Lampshade]
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I watched Spectre last week the day it became available and myself, personally, enjoyed it more than the previous Craig renditions of Bond. Craig tends to be more vicious than the later Bonds. I am assuming because these sets of movies are in essence prequels to the Bond characters portrayed by Sean Connery and later on Pierce Brosnan, that perhaps the Spectre organization with Blofeld at its head and him not dying but going to jail in this movie ultimately, no doubt, resulting in an escape, will provide fodder for future movies in keeping more with the original Fleming novels.


It should be interesting going forward as there has been obvious hints that this or the next movie will be Craig's last as Bond.

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