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More Bourne now than Bond

October 21, 2008

Saw the new Bourne(d) film on Friday. Was going to blog about it properly til Mr T pointed out this ere link to Total Film’s review, of which I couldn’t agree more. Not much point in a full blog, seeing as TF sum it up perfectly, but  here’s BMTV’s take in a nutshell:

It’s better than Casino Royale but far too Bourne (even ripping off a classic Bourne stunt in one scene). Too much shaky cam so I found the (admittedly amazing) stunts difficult to follow.

Craig is still too wooden and he lacks the Bond charisma. I hate to say it, but the film missed that almost cheesy Bond sheen. The first line (“Time to get out.”) doesn’t have the punch most Bond first liners have when going into the (long) titles. At this point, Bond has opened the Austin Martin’s trunk to reveal some dude squished up inside. The Bond I know would have smirked, raised his eyebrow and said, “Shhhorry to have given you the boot!”

Dench is superb as ever, except she must stop saying ‘Bastards’ like a northerner. M is a posh southern girl and therefor must say ‘Baaahhhstaaarrds’, or even better ‘C*nts’

I suppose overall it was a good action film. It’s very fast-paced (no boring poker scenes this time!) and it looks wonderful – shot very nicely, everything’s very slick and polished (except the dusty Sienna scenes of course) and the sets were stunning.

It’s just a shame that the Bond as we know him has gone. And a cheap Bourne impersonator in his place.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2008 4:12 pm

    From what I’ve ‘eard, he’s a right miserable shithouse in this one. I preferred it when he was chasing Grace Jones up the Eiffel Tower in that shit Duran Duran video.

  2. daveselectricblanket permalink
    October 22, 2008 9:48 am

    The new Bond films make Brosnan’s efforts look like cheap telly drama.

  3. John Q Wagonwheel permalink
    November 18, 2008 12:14 pm

    Funny you should say that Dave – I felt this one had the look of a TV film (albeit an expensive one).

  4. November 19, 2008 10:51 am

    An Austin Martin????? You mean an Ashton Martin…haha!

  5. January 2, 2009 2:11 pm

    No you didn’t JQW – you just thought that up in your reactionary little mop-head after reading a real intellects opinion (mine).

    You’re as transparent as Bond’s Austin Rover in ‘Guess I’ll Die Another Day’, you ARSE!

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