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Do you folks mean Free Guy ?
We watched it. It was pretty weak, but something OK to eat our tea to when we wanted to do nothing but properly vegetate.

Wouldn't watch again (or at all if it wasn't for the missus).
 

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No Time To Die. Generally speaking I've not been a fan of the Daniel Craig Bond movies; I thought Skyfall was incoherent and Spectre tedious; but No Time To Die is really rather good. Loads of twists and turns and a few genuine surprises, which is rare in a Bond movie. Definitely worth a watch.
 

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No Time To Die. Generally speaking I've not been a fan of the Daniel Craig Bond movies; I thought Skyfall was incoherent and Spectre tedious; but No Time To Die is really rather good. Loads of twists and turns and a few genuine surprises, which is rare in a Bond movie. Definitely worth a watch.
Half agree.

Casino Royale
Skyfall
No Time To Die
Spectre
Others

In that order are my "favourites" of his.

NTTD very much continues where others have left off (No spoilers) and yes, it's worth the watch. What I was excited for turned out to average at best. Some of the set pieces were good. Humour to darkness ratio was okay.

Will I run out to watch it again? Probably not. Is it worth seeing in the cinema? Only if you really really want to see it or are a huge bond fan.

6/10 for a Bond movie.

Spoiling the whole movie:

He didn't deserve the way it ended. That was sad :( The emotional buildup to the end was probably the most redeeming part of the movie.

Rami was no where near as terrifying as I wanted him to be. I felt the PG12 rating hindered it a little.

Waltz felt like they needed him to tie the story together, other than the whole "Go ask Maddy" bit he was pretty much not needed.

I think the whole Spectre murder scene was well played but.. Dunno.. Felt a bit predictable. In a good and bad way.

The set piece in the village square made me laugh, that was probably the best action part of the whole film.

The new 00? No opinions on her. Considering how much screen time she had. Hope her film will be good!
 

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Half agree.

Casino Royale
Skyfall
No Time To Die
Spectre
Others

In that order are my "favourites" of his.

NTTD very much continues where others have left off (No spoilers) and yes, it's worth the watch. What I was excited for turned out to average at best. Some of the set pieces were good. Humour to darkness ratio was okay.

Will I run out to watch it again? Probably not. Is it worth seeing in the cinema? Only if you really really want to see it or are a huge bond fan.

6/10 for a Bond movie.

Spoiling the whole movie:

He didn't deserve the way it ended. That was sad :( The emotional buildup to the end was probably the most redeeming part of the movie.

Rami was no where near as terrifying as I wanted him to be. I felt the PG12 rating hindered it a little.

Waltz felt like they needed him to tie the story together, other than the whole "Go ask Maddy" bit he was pretty much not needed.

I think the whole Spectre murder scene was well played but.. Dunno.. Felt a bit predictable. In a good and bad way.

The set piece in the village square made me laugh, that was probably the best action part of the whole film.

The new 00? No opinions on her. Considering how much screen time she had. Hope her film will be good!
Clearly that's the ending Daniel Craig wanted as much as anything else. I thought the actions scenes were all excellent (the forest one in particular), and while it was clear what was going to happen as soon as Q said "that stuff is in you for life", I still didn't think they'd be brave enough to give us the ending we got.

I genuinely can't work out why people like Skyfall; it has like the single biggest plot hole in movie history, and about a million smaller ones. And Spectre was just dull
 

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So. Dune Review:

Worth it :)
I liked the slow pacing to take its time building up the characters and story but even at 150 minutes it still felt to me there was a *lot* of footage left out of the film. I'd like to see what a directors cut / extended edition added back in. Rebecca Ferguson was the stand out for me.
 

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I liked the slow pacing to take its time building up the characters and story but even at 150 minutes it still felt to me there was a *lot* of footage left out of the film. I'd like to see what a directors cut / extended edition added back in. Rebecca Ferguson was the stand out for me.
I thought it was actually quite quickly paced, given all of the complexity of the hugely rich source material. But I know where you're coming from.

I do hope he's got an "extended cut" to come out - but more than that I hope he gets to fund a second movie. I wouldn't be slightly surprised if they just binned it off because "covid". The cinema was pretty empty last night. (And, frankly, I'd have enjoyed it just as much on my TV, without the distractions of people walking in late, being more comfortable and having access to better food - so I can see why).

But I think he did a really very very good job of making a solid "flavour of Dune" and keeping to the basic story. (Unlike Foundation, which is a massive departure)
 

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I thought it was actually quite quickly paced, given all of the complexity of the hugely rich source material. But I know where you're coming from.

I do hope he's got an "extended cut" to come out - but more than that I hope he gets to fund a second movie. I wouldn't be slightly surprised if they just binned it off because "covid". The cinema was pretty empty last night. (And, frankly, I'd have enjoyed it just as much on my TV, without the distractions of people walking in late, being more comfortable and having access to better food - so I can see why).

But I think he did a really very very good job of making a solid "flavour of Dune" and keeping to the basic story. (Unlike Foundation, which is a massive departure)
Why do people still bother with cinemas? Then moan about all the dickheads that make cinema so bad. It's very strange. It's a shit experience, that ruins the film more than anything.

Films will still get made without them, don't listen to the bollocks.
 

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