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Recently, I saw Ghost Protocol (have it in 4k) at home and Fallout in theatres. Ranking will be based on memory and wow moments in the films 

 

1. 4. Mainly for the Dubai sequence .... A nice reboot to the series .... has other likeable sequences as well like in Russia and India .... tremendous repeat value ...  and the best looking MI film on 4k, among 1 to 5. IMAX sequences are reference quality 4k 

2.  6. The final act is pretty good

3. 1. The original .... has some iconic sequences 

4. 3. Has the best villain. Shanghai skyscraper sequence .... relatively speaking, a serious MI film 

5. 5. Brilliant film .... balances various elements well .... but I am not sure about its repeat value. Liked the Austria sequence. Underwater sequence was ok relatively speaking 

6. 2 

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My opinion: 5 > 4 > others 

 

Its such a good thing to have a running proper action movie franchise. Die hard was another one in the 90s. I can't stand the cheesy low budget stuff even if if those have a decent actor.

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38 minutes ago, Clarke said:

My opinion: 5 > 4 > others 

 

Its such a good thing to have a running proper action movie franchise. Die hard was another one in the 90s. I can't stand the cheesy low budget stuff even if if those have a decent actor.

I saw Fallout 2 times in theatres already. If you liked 5, you would enjoy this more unless you have seen it already and still prefer 5

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I watched 4 and 6. Both of them were atrocious, to say the least but 6 one was really pathetic and predictable. People can call Bollywood illogical but tell me what was the logic in the action scenes of this movie? All BS with Tom Cruise romancing with women half his age and this mask BS is so outdated, overperformed and unrealistic. I knew from the first scene that who John Lark was and I am not the smartest person either

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25 minutes ago, zen said:

I saw Fallout 2 times in theatres already. If you liked 5, you would enjoy this more unless you have seen it already and still prefer 5

The latter. 5 had many more quality action sequences, 6 is slower in comparison. Again, my opinion.

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I started watching making videos ( after john wick ) and i started liking mission impossible movies more.

My favorites,

 

1) MI-6  , i have acrophobia and in the last 30mins i was getting goosebumps :fear: .. liked the bike chase scene as well 

2) MI-3 , china 

3) MI-5 rogue nation

4) MI-2 

 

 

i really dont remember the original film :blush: 

MI-4 ghost protocol , total disappointment for me , i really didnt like dubai skyscraper scenes @zen :whack:

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1 minute ago, velu said:

i really didnt like dubai skyscraper scenes @zen :whack:

What is not to like. it is a long sequence. The task of climbing the skyscraper, the funny dialogue exchanges, the swap, fight b/w paula and lea, and then the car chase in the storm! 

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MI Series Worldwide Gross - Inflation Adjusted

 

1. 4 - $695M

2. 5 - $683M

3. 2 - $546M

4. 1 - $458M

5. 3 - $398M

 

* Fallout is currently at $463M. It could touch / go past the $700M mark if it does well in key markets such as China

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In MI6, I saw influence of a lot of Bond films .... Spoilers below if you haven't seen it

 

  • Parachute jump -> Moonraker but it has been recreated in a lot of films
  • Underwater jailbreak -> Licence to kill 
  • Helicopter sequence -> Licence to kill truck sequence. What they did w/ the trucks, MI6 did w/ helicopters. And also bits of sequence where Bond enters the seaplane :lol: 

But still an excellent film! Watched it 3 times 

 

 

Licence to Kill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watching Dalton's Bond films now makes me think that he was ahead of his time in bringing a bit of seriousness and darkness to the character that many of us appreciate now in Craig films 

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13 hours ago, zen said:

Watching Dalton's Bond films now makes me think that he was ahead of his time in bringing a bit of seriousness and darkness to the character that many of us appreciate now in Craig films 

Apart from Casino Royale nobody appreciates nothing in Craig films.

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2 hours ago, Stradlater said:

Apart from Casino Royale nobody appreciates nothing in Craig films.

I like all Bond films. In terms of BO, Craig films have done well esp the last 2. Bond 25, Craig’s last, is coming up in Oct-Nov 2019  :aha:

 

 

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Bond film at BO, inflation adjusted, worldwide 

 

1. Skyfall $1B+

2. Thunderball $1B+

3. Goldfinger $900M+

4. Spectre $850M+

5. Live and Let Die $800M+

6. You Only Live Twice $750M+ 

7. The Spy who Loved Me $690M+

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Casino Royale and Skyfall were good. The other two were pretty crap.

 

As with MI they need to stop making Bond films. It’s literally the same story in every film.

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6 minutes ago, Ranvir said:

Casino Royale and Skyfall were good. The other two were pretty crap.

 

As with MI they need to stop making Bond films. It’s literally the same story in every film.

But you have the option to stop watching them :dontknow: .... as long as they keep making $$$, there would be a biz case to make them 

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3, simply because of the menace that Seymour Hoffman got to the villain role. Puts other baddies into shade. Hunt seems to be in genuine jeopardy in that film, unlike the others.

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7 hours ago, Stradlater said:

Spectre is the worst movie I have seen in the theaters. 

I saw it 5 times :dontknow: .... I agree it is not the strongest but that is how the franchise makes films recently - a serious one is followed by a lighter one 

 

which is your fav?

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4 minutes ago, zen said:

I saw it 5 times :dontknow: .... I agree it is not the strongest but that is how the franchise makes films recently - a serious one is followed by a lighter one 

 

which is your fav?

I love Sean Connery and Roger Moore ones.

But Casino Royale has to be the greatest of them all.

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1 minute ago, Stradlater said:

I love Sean Connery and Roger Moore ones.

But Casino Royale has to be the greatest of them all.

Good .... In Bond25, Craig’s last, Bond could die ::dontknow: .... it is expected to be in the mode of relatively serious ones such as CR and SF 

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41 minutes ago, zen said:

Good .... In Bond25, Craig’s last, Bond could die ::dontknow: .... it is expected to be in the mode of relatively serious ones such as CR and SF 

I like Craig as Bond. He has this aura of ruthlessness about him which distinguishes him from his 'soft' predecessors.

If only the script writers could utilize his potential.

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3 minutes ago, Stradlater said:

I like Craig as Bond. He has this aura of ruthlessness about him which distinguishes him from his 'soft' predecessors.

If only the script writers could utilize his potential.

Check out Licence to Kill if you haven’t .... Bond is ruthless in it too .... at the time of release, it was an ok hit (not a block buster hit like some of the other Bond films) but over the years LTK has gained a lot of following and popularity ..., On Her Majesty’s Secret Service has gained cult status too over the years for being a different Bond film 

 

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List of relatively different Bond films:

 

  • Dr No (the early bird) 
  • From Russia w/ Love (If Hitchcock would have made a Bond film)
  • Goldfinger (lays foundation for the elements of what we now term as the Bond formula, therefore different from the first two but the trend starter for the typical formulaic Bond film) 
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (has gained cult status now) 
  • Diamonds are Forever (a formulaic Bond film but Connery introduces the "funny" Bond elements that were taken to an extreme by Roger Moore) 
  • For your eyes only (a relatively serious Roger Moore Film) 
  • Octopussy (incorporates Indiana Jones like elements) 
  • Living Daylights (a more conservative take on Bond by Dalton)
  • Licence to Kill (a ruthless and relatively violent Bond film) 
  • Casino Royale (a different Bond film from Brosnan's formulaic fares. Dalton mode reactivated) 

 

Best examples of a "typical" Bond film: 

  • Thunderball (The quintessential film of Bond formula. If anyone wants to know what the Bond formula is, this is the one to study)
  • Spy who loved me (Another version of You Only Live Twice. Incorporated the breathtaking stunts in the pre title sequence (PTS) that we now expect in Bond films) 

 

Other formulaic but different Bond films:

  • You Only Live Twice (a journey through Japan)
  • Live and Let Die (Voodoo elements)
  • Man w/ the Golden Gun (Scaramanga is an unique Bond villain. Probably the best villain so far!)

 

 

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17 minutes ago, velu said:

john wick killed more lives than  bond and tom cruise in their entire bond/mi films :p:

 

@zen  hope you are not missing john wick 

:lol:  .... Bond and MI represent the spy-action-stunts-romance-comedy-thriller genre  

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8 minutes ago, velu said:

 

yeah ..

but comparing the kill count ( and iStyle ) ..

 

 

In Bond films, Bond and the villian discuss matters over the dinner

 

 

 

 

 

:dontknow:

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Bond 25 has a new director -> Cary Fukunaga, who directed True Detectives S1 .... Bond 25 could be a modern version of "From Russia with Love", which is said to be both Connery and Craig's fav Bond film .... Release is now planned on Feb 14, 2020 

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