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OK, I just came back from the cinema and I have to admit, that I am a
huge James Bond fan and saw all 20 previous movies again in about last
3 weeks as a preparation for this one. So all my statements will be
affected by that.
At first (again) the decision to make Craig new Bond is not good I believe. After watching the movie I am definitely convinced. Craig misses the style of Brosnan and Connery and becomes the with Dalton the worst Bond in the series.
Second thing that I could not bare and thought I will leave the theater - the dialogs (especially between Bond and Vesper) - some of them are just like cutted out from some cheap soap opera from 80s.. If there will be a poll about shooting the script writer, I will vote for yes.
Third thing - the plot - I mean I really enjoy the poker game and I like movies about it, but this? The half movie was like - oh, let's play some more poker, it is so much fun and excitement.. Not really my cup of coffee. Anyway multiple endings, absolutely not consistent plot with too many ups and downs..
Fourth thing - product placement. I know, that most of the movies has it, but this was like - oh look at all those Sony Vaio notebooks, that all secret agents have, oh look, he use Omega instead of Rolex ( -__- ) and of course all the vehicles around the world are Ford concern (Ford, Jaguar, Volvo, Aston Martin, Land Rover..)
Well it was good action movie with some dude, trying to be cool as James Bond, but he just doesn't have it. Pity, that it is a part of the series.
Anyway it is still a bit better, than the last movie Die Another Day. (that one is worst on my list, this one a place above - second worst from all.
6/10 (only for being average action movie and hoping to be better next time.) ________________________ Volvo rulezzz!!!
People outside former Czechoslovakia will probably not fully understand
the depth of the story. But if you have possibility to watch it
somewhere, do not hesitate and do it. It is worth it definitely.
There are very few movies in the world that combine comedy full of jokes with precise points and deep, human drama in them without making it unwatchable. This movie has the best parts of both genres - comedy and drama.
The scene in which J.Kodet plays Czechoslovak national anthem on piano is full of pain and tells more about feelings of disappointment and betrayal than 1000 words.. It reminds me very the ending scene from The Deer Hunter (where they started to sing US anthem) - not due to same expression, but the thought behind it. It almost made me cry.
Thank you Mr. Hrebejk for this masterpiece!