Skyfall

DX6channelDX6channel Website User Posts: 72
I really liked how they put this trailer together:

Comments

  • AculagAculag Website User Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    This looks way better than Quantum of Solace. Can't wait.
  • FroiFroi Website User Posts: 966
    edited May 2012
    II am glad there is a different director, the last bloke was pretty bad, the fight scene were so poor in quantum of solace, I met one of the stunt men in QoS and he said most people on set didn't like the way the fight scenes were put together, (the camera move,ends were too quick, and shaked slot, so you couldn't really see what was happening), so now with a new director, Sam Mendes, the film should be much easier to follow, and therefore better :D
    Overall I am looking forward to the film, and the trailer does look good.
    Oh yeas, and another thing; I hope they use the actual bind theme in the film a lot, like in mission impossible, they actually use the theme in the film which makes it more original and bond like
  • AculagAculag Website User Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    edited May 2012

    Oh yeas, and another thing; I hope they use the actual bind theme in the film a lot, like in mission impossible, they actually use the theme in the film which makes it more original and bond like
    They're clearly trying to move the franchise in directions that people don't expect, and to separate the Craig Bond films from, say, the Brosnan-era. With that in mind, I think using the theme song throughout the film goes against their intentions. Sometimes doing things like that has a negative effect.
    For example, last night I watched both of the Addams Family movies. They're both quite good, but the second film takes the old TV show theme song, and practically bases the entire score off of it, which the first film didn't do. It gives it this feeling like the filmmakers thought people wouldn't "get" it if they didn't constantly remind them that, in fact, this family is mysterious and kooky. To me, playing the classic Bond theme during a cool chase sequence or something would just be like, "See? It's a James Bond film! Maybe he's not sipping shaken martinis and using absurd gadgets and dropping one-liners ad infinitum, but there's that music that you all expected to hear!"
    It works for M:I because there was never any intent there to distance the films from the TV series. It's the adventures of Ethan Hunt and IMF, who can make themselves look and sound like anyone, and have amazing impossible gadgets to help them out. Granted, the Brad Bird film did remove some of that from the equation, but still.
    Also, not really sure how using the Bond theme in a Bond film is original at all...
  • FroiFroi Website User Posts: 966
    The theme wouldn't be directly in a car chase, but before it to build up suspence, etc.
    It would make it original, as it will be more like the old, good, bond films. (so not like new ideas original, but like the original James bonds).
  • SimonKJonesSimonKJones Moderator Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 4,450 Enthusiast
    Did you guys miss that the Bond theme was an explicit story element in Casino Royale? They deliberately refrain from using it until the very final scene. The point is that he only starts to become 007 at the end of that film.
    I don't recall how it was used in Quantum of Solace because I only bothered to watch it once. A very tedious film. The way the car chase is shot and edited is a real tragedy, because the stunt work in that sequence is astonishing.
    Skyfall looks great. Love the style and pacing of this trailer - while it's clearly still Bond and it looks like there's a ton of action, this trailer feels more like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy tonally (mixed with generic Inception style BAAAAAAHHHMMMMMM, of course). Ever since From Russia With Love I've wanted a Bond film to actually bother to include some, you know....spying.
  • AculagAculag Website User Posts: 708 Just Starting Out
    edited May 2012

    Did you guys miss that the Bond theme was an explicit story element in Casino Royale? They deliberately refrain from using it until the very final scene. The point is that he only starts to become 007 at the end of that film.
    Yeah, but see that's an appropriate use of the theme. Using it before a car chase to build suspense would be the lazy, "Here's your helping of the Bond theme, because you can't tell when something exciting is happening without it!" way to use it.
    Just to clarify, I'm not saying I think they should never use the classic Bond theme, just that they should use it sparingly, and maybe give it some subtle changes, like Giacchino did with the M:I theme.
  • FroiFroi Website User Posts: 966
    Yeas, it shouldn't be the same, but have it subtly in the sound track leading up to a stronger theme nearer the end.
    And yes, Simon, most of the action scenes were pretty tragic, it is a shame as the stunts are a maxing and very high risk, the stunt man I met from it said that he broke his wrist when the boat crashed (in the hoat chase scene) in QoS and the driver of the boat broke their rib cage on the steering wheel and nearly died, so it is rather a shame that all of that hard work and pain was sadly wasted on a poor action scene, etc etc
  • DanielGWoodDanielGWood Moderator Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,021 Just Starting Out
    To resurrect an old thread, we saw an extended trailer for Skyfall before TDKR the other day, and it looked awesome, such a return to form after QoS. Looks like there will still be a lot of the action and bare-knuckle fighting that has marked Craig's time as Bond, some exciting locations and interesting set pieces, plus perhaps some actual spying.
    Could be a great film for the 50th anniversary... I suppose I'll have to attempt watching all of the previous films in the run-up.
  • DarrenDarren Website User Posts: 164
  • FroiFroi Website User Posts: 966
    edited July 2012
    Also if skyfall is about James bond being 007 it should have the theme in as like you said Simon the theme comes in at the end of CR because that is when he becomes 007, so if he is 007 throughout this film, there should be more James bond themes played
    The trailer is very good! I am glad it has the theme in, which if I didn't it would be bonkers. Haha.
    I don't really get what the story is, but maybe a didn't pay much attention to the trailer then?
    Also I am not buying the explosion at 55 seconds in, I am strongly guessing it is fake, it looks kinda fake, but you can never be too sure with these films, but I am pretty sure that they wouldn't let them have an explosion like that in real life on the MI6/5 head quarters, so I think it is fake.
    And I am glad that I didn't see lots of shaky camera work, I think this may be back to the good old days of James bond films. Where you can see the combat between characters, and see what is happening in action scenes clearly.
    I am looking forward to this film alot!!!! Can't wait to see it!
Sign In or Register to comment.