Witness a critic’s opinion of a movie pull a complete 180 before your very eyes!
lol, I thought it was pretty good all around. I think people get too picky with their Bond. Woo-hoo! First post FINALLY!
Funny, most of the praise I hear is how it bridges the Casino Royale stuff with the old Sean Connery stuff and how it’s a celebration of the older kookier bond movies.
at first i didn’t like seeing your brother in the movie reviews but he is actually pretty cool.
*Witnesses Spoony pull a 180.*
You okay, lady?
“You okay, lady”- hoho, he referenced a joke from the previous vid!
And it makes sense here, because
Because Spoony told his audience to make it a thing. Haven’t you learned that meme’s need not have context?
I’ve learnt memes are the lowest form of comedy, that something isn’t funny just because I’m told it is funny.
I concur, but trying to reason with Spoony fanboys is like trying to have an intellectual or moral debate with a breadstick.
I think you just meant fanboys in general.
… How isn’t it relevant?
Because you don’t comfort people who have a change of opinion.
If you’re trying to say it’s relevent, it would be incredibly handy if you say why, rather than making me reiterate “that gag was used to exhibit an underwhelming lack of emotion towards somebody who’s grieving” so that it’s easier for you to understand.
also, Spoony is not a lady.
Though given the hair, I guess I can understand the confusion.
He’s not a lady, but he has been known to play one on the internets.
Ah, don’t cry so much. :)
Did it take you 10 days to come up with this reply? Why bother.
Happy 50th anniversary 007!
The last scene with M and Bond I almost expected Daniel Craig saying “You okay, lady?”.
That would be instant comedy gold for the people who watches Spoony’s reviews… ;-)
Still, it would kinda ruin the whole moment if it happened…
Loved Casino Royale, loved this one. Baffled by the negative reviews other than the pacing is pretty slow so I figure the Transformers/Michael Bay/Fast Five audience is bored by this. Just like IMDB, there’s a reason why you can’t take Twitter opinions seriously, especially when they are just a tiny fraction of the audience.
Actually no, I watch Transformers and James Bond and like both. So I guess your wrong, I like Skyfall and Michael Bay/Transformers movies. Stop generalizing people, please.
Having problems with the video player. it just doesnt show up for any videos on this site
Are your firewalls encrypted?
No. Checked back a few hours later and it was on there just fine.
I’m one of these few people that at the end accept Bond in different incarnations. I like Moore, I like Craig, the franchise is changing and that’s perfectly alright! Goldfinger is definitely overrated. Bond almost doesn’t do anything himself in it and gets acted into a wall by a guy who barely spoke English. And Bond fans are fickle. They’re so fickle they’ll get pissed when you don’t put a Gunbarell sequence in front of a Bond movie (none of the Craig films did for different reasons).
I had to stop myself from thinking a second about the superhacking plot, just because… It hinges on a premise that MI6 connects their toilets to the Internet. Somehow I was able to take this in. Then again, I took invisible supercars in no problem. It’s Bond. Silva is obviously an over-the-top villain, he has a secret island hideout with COMPUTERS, come on! He’s got a bit of a Joker in him. At the end, it really is a character flick and the IT’S THE FUTURE stuff is just a plot device, so you can let realism slip. Bah, realism in Bond, now that’s ridiculous!
It’s interesting that you bring continuity misaligning up, but Bond and continuity is just another thing that you kinda have to let go. I mean, he has his car from Goldfinger in there, that’s just impossible on so many levels! But the struggle they presented was more about field agents vs future and techy staff, soldiers vs brains and how human resource is unreliable, not about Bond being particularly old. And that’s why the final battle is held where it is, not in a modern city where Silva has an upper hand, but in an old house in Scotland. I think that was kind of the point.
THANK YOU for saying you won’t be seeing ‘Red Dawn’. I had been pissed at the thought of it being remade/rebooted for years after reading it might be a thing. Then I accidentally run into a preview for it and see it’s coming at the end of this month. Oh. My. God. I just…I fucking can’t. I’m done with movies this year. Maybe next year too.
Now that the villains of Red Dawn have been post-production-ed into North Koreans since the PRC got all butthurt about their being Chinese, I have to see it. Can’t be avoided. Just like I had to watch that piece of shit Behind Enemy Lines 2: Axis of Evil. Any film with North Koreans as the bad guys…I just can’t stay away. The review of the latter film will be up on my blog in a couple of days if you’re interested–and God help you if you are.
Eeeeeeh, I GUESS I can understand updating the enemy for a country we’re not really well with (like how we did with Iron Man’s origins and the shift from Vietnam to Iraq), but there was MORE to it than just who we were not liking at the time. You had TWO countries against the US, and you saw how dynamically different they were. You had the Cubans who wanted to conquer the us, then you had the Russians who only allied against us because of the whole Cold War thing and just wanted to keep the US from becoming over powered and looming over the rest of the world. We got to see the two generals of the factions have different reasons for invading, and how one loathed the US and saw us as bullies and inferior, and the other wanted to just get this over with as fast as possible without causing too many casualties on both sides…. That scene near the end where the brothers are on the swing set and the compassionate general finds them? He pulls out a gun when he sees them, but realizes things are over and it would not make a difference if he shoots them or not. Perhaps the general lost someone, maybe a kid of his own, or had some other thought similar cross his mind. It was pretty deep stuff. This new movie? We wont’s see ANY of that. We won’t see interesting antagonists, or the struggle of survival of the kids, or the hardships they’d face over their war campaign… This new movie is just YEAH, MILITARY FIGHTING! EXPLOSIONS! AMURICA! FREEDOM! REVENGE! ……this could have easily passed as like, a prequel to the G.I. Joe movies or something. It’s just going to be stupid mindless firefighting, forced character whining, a few moments of ‘The Borne Whatever’ scenes, and tasteless hints of the older movie (like when they had them pop out of the ground, sort of like the ambush they set up in the grass field in the first movie). I think whoever saw the idea of remaking ‘Red Dawn’ missed the point of the movie and just wanted to Micheal Bay the thing just to make a quick buck. If you go see it, sure, I’ll read the review of it. But I just refuse to step foot into a cinema to see that movie… Hell, it’d hard to get into a patriotic modern war movie when half the country is trying to split away from the US all because they don’t want to work under Obama’s second term~
I’ll review Red Dawn if it pisses me off enough. A movie has to be more than just bad to end up on the blog. Behind Enemy Lines 2 fits that bill, but it remains to be seen if Red Dawn will be infuriatingly terrible or just forgettable and lame.
You see I always feel in a minority when it comes to Bond fans because I love them all, of course I have ones that I prefer but to date there is not a single Bond that I would look at and say “nah don’t watch that one.” My favorites are the ones where he is more vulnerable/realistic and to that end the Bonds I like the best are Dalton and Craig. I will admit that if someone said to me “I want to watch good Bond films,” I would probably steer them away from Octopussy or For Your Eyes Only, they’re good films and I really enjoy them but Moore was getting too old. But for the same reason I would tell them to watch A View To A Kill and play spot the stunt man. My point being that I enjoy every aspect of Bond and I don’t get guys who say “Oh, don’t watch this one. It sucks.” There is no Bond film I would say that about, the stupid Bond films are fun because of the stuff that they try to get away with.
Dalton is my favourite of the Bonds from before Craig took over the role. Although I do have a soft spot for the Moore-films for many reasons. One thing that I miss from the Bonds of the 70′s and the 80′s is the Cold War setting.
Yes, definately! I watched The Spy Who Loved Me recently and i had a blast, i was MST3King it to myself and my girlfriend…im lucky she didn’t tell me to shut the fuck up but luckily she seemed to find it funny.
“And now begins the most bloodless battle involving a shit ton of grenades….EVER!”
You think that’s bad watch You Only Live Twice.
Me and my big brother watch it at least once a year religiously just so we can take the piss out of the end. It’s still an amazing film but just shouting at the screen in the volcano lair film is hilarious.
“Do you like the lair, it costs so much to get a proper cliche lair these days”
And who could forget the greatest image of all time, Ninjas with grenades.
I remember a time when Spoony would talk for over an hour in just one video, nowadays it has to be split up over multiple video’s. Not that I blame him, but still.
Maybe it was for memory reason or the fact that enough people complained that their computer can’t download the bigger files so he split into three parts?
Austin Powers had Fu Mi and Fu Yu
Whenever I see Spoony complain about remakes, I always remember a video I saw on the internet, where someone ranted about the same thing. Near the end, they went “Why don’t they try remaking the shitty movies?”
That’s what I think about when I think of remakes. A movie that had a good idea, but went about it poorly.
You know, what, I agree. There are plenty of movies with a great idea behind them, but the execution just ends up terrible.
You know, it seems like that’s what remakes used to do, actually, when they remade something, they tried not just to “update it for the times”, but they tried to put their own vision into it. The original Thing From Another World was probably fine for its time, but now its horribly, horribly dated, stiffly acted, and kind of laughable really. John Carpenter remade the Thing and reworked it into a masterful film of eerie suspense and horror. The 2011 Thing, however, just tried to ape the JC film and update the special effects (and I have no problem with CGI, I really don’t, but in this case, yeah, they missed the point of the effects in JC’s The Thing, they took out all the mystery and suspense).
Even stuff like the Brady Bunch movie made the effort to find humor by juxtaposing the 70′s sensibilities of the Brady Bunch show with the 90′s sensibilities of the then-current movie scene. Not a remake, but you can see there was at least effort.
Agreed. The same can be said of David Cronenberg’s The Fly. Even John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon, one of the films that helped to make Humphrey Bogart a star, was a remake of a movie barely ten years old back in the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” so remaking films is nothing new. And in regards to 2011′s The Thing, all horror film remakes only seem to want to serve as a “highlights and update” film, like 2009′s Friday the 13th, which works like an abridged edition of the first four films, 2010′s A Nightmare on Elm Street, and 2007′s Halloween, which completely missed the point of the original and wanted to be a love letter to Michael Myers (though that’s been the problem with Halloween sequels ever since they made Michael and Laurie siblings).
This has happened somewhat, The Crazies remake for instance which is considered an improvement over the original, which is considered one of George A. Romero’s weakest efforts
Speaking of Romero, I gotta say I find the Dawn of the Dead remake better than the original. I’ve tried going back and watching the original, I just can’t get through it. 2004 DotD, though, man, that movie was thrilling.
Ultimately, the reason this doesn’t happen is because remakes are about money, not art. Modern producers are, by and large, scared to death of originality because you have absolutely no idea how it will do at the box office (Exhibit A: Terry Gilliam’s career). A remake is a safer bet because the franchise already has wide market exposure. However, the remake needs to appeal to the average movie-going public (read: morons) because the actual fans of the franchise may not be enough to make the project successful. Conversely, movies that sucked already have negative connotations among the movie-going public, and therefore won’t be as likely to be watched. So studios make shitty remakes of good movies because that’s what maximizes profits.
“conversely, movies that sucked already have established negative connotations among the movie-going public”
so basicly what happend to dredd
Yeah, pretty much.
I loved Skyfall, as it felt like the ultimate Bond-movie for me. Not necessarily the best one, but it mixed together so many elements from the entire franchise that it felt like the best bits from all previous movies had been combined into one single film. Best movie experience in a long time :)
Spoony has the same reactions to remakes that I do. We even groaned at some of the same things after Miles mentioned them (PG-13 can kiss my ass). Honestly, unnecessary remakes bring out the worst in me. Robocop is one that just spits right in my face, and just hearing of the possibility of Escape From New York again makes me nauseous.
In the words of Clarence Boddicker: “What is this SHIIIIIT?!”
Why is this in 3 parts? I like to leave these playing in the background – I understand splitting them if they have run over an hour but this is just annoying.
Justin Bieber as the Highlander? Only if we get Jonah Hill as the Kurgan and Jack Black as Ramirez! With Jamie Chung as Brenda and Zoe Saldana as Bieber’s old Scottish wife, Heather.
The idea I had was that we make Connor Macleod a group of people all of them played by the guys of One Direction. We can have Megan Fox play Heather, Selina Gomez can play Brenda, and we have Ken Jeong play the Kurgan, but we rewrite him as a racist Asian sterotype. The movie must be rated PG-13 as well.
The sarcasm is strong with Miles.
I was so glad to hear you rip into the remake craze. The night Red Dawn (2012) comes out, I will be at home rewatching the original Red Dawn. The new one looks like Red Dawn as made for the Michael Bay crowd. As for Skyfall, I thought it was decent. It definitely wasn’t my favorite Bond movie, but it was still a good outing for 007.
Oh, come on even Michael Bay has more talent then the a-holes who come up with these remakes. I would rather watch Armageddon or hell a fucking Transformers movie over a pale remake to an action classic.
I’m too much a child of the nineties. When I hears James Bond, My minds eye shows Pierce Brosnan.
what happened to you with skyfall happened to me with TDKR. i likedi t in the theater then nitpicked it to death and now it’s forever tainted
I loved the last two movies, even while I liked the older ones a lot.
But this one I didn’t care for. On the one hand, it’s less of a spy movie than the last two movies were, and there are a lot of silly things, (Like the hacking) but its’ the villain’s plan in act two that kills me. It makes no sense, its totally cliche, impossible, and totally UNNECESSARY. (Without going into details because I don’t want to nitpick) It reminded me of that scene in The Simpsons where Mr Burns hires an assassin to kill Grandpa Simpson.
I loved the movie. I thought it was one of the best in the series, but I can certainly see why Spoony would groan at some things.
For the movie hacking, I just kind of accept it, really. At this point, it’s a pretty well-established cliché, as Spoony mentions : if you want hacking in your movie, you have to spice it up and make it all action-y. It doesn’t bother me that much in this movie, because it’s not really the focus ; it figures pretty heavily as a plot element, but this isn’t a movie about hacking, like Swordfish. Yes, it makes no sense that Q would plug Silva’s computer into the network to decode it and risk intrusion, but you just brush it off.
The hacking part is pretty much just a tool that the movie uses to evoke the theme of old vs. new. The idea is that old-school espionage may be obsolete, that you don’t need it anymore. Silva keeps saying that physical stuff is exhausting now and that he doesn’t need it, but ultimately that’s his downfall. The movie doesn’t so much say that you don’t need hacking, but that you also need muscle and grit.
Concerning Bond’s age, I didn’t feel like he was considered old, but more that he was worn out. The wound, the booze, the psychological fatigue…yes, Ralph Fiennes says “it’s a young man’s game”, but I think it’s more about Bond being unfit. The age is an overarching theme, but it’s more MI6 and M that are seen as old. Bond is more prematurely aged than old, which means he can get his groove back and kick ass again after a time. I don’t know that they could have shown more of it, because it’s already a 2 hours and 30 min. movie, and it’s still an action flick. (SPOILERS) We saw that he had lost his edge in training, in Shanghai he fails to capture the killer, in Macau he gets beat up, when Silva has him, he can’t take the shot and when he runs after him he can’t catch him. It’s only in the end, when he goes back to his roots and gets cornered that he gets his second wind.
As far as Silva’s overcomplicated plan…I can also accept it, honestly. It’s very common for a villain to do something stupid that leads to their defeat, aka hubris. Really, if movie villains were always smart and methodical, they would always win. In Conan, why doesn’t Thulsa Doom just cut off Conan’s head, instead of crucifying him ? In Skyfall, Silva does all this because he needs to confront M, to make a show of his plans and get emotional closure. Spoilers, but at the end, he has her and can’t bring himself to just shoot, but begs her to kill them both. He’s over the top, he has a mother complex and he’s batshit insane, that’s why he can’t just be methodical.
And I accept that, because it’s a Bond tradition, the villain doing a speech. Just like the attack helicopter, and the fact that Bond and M take on Silva alone in the end, instead of calling in reinforcements…I don’t mind, it doesn’t make that much sense, but it fits into the momentum of the movie.
Really, this movie dismisses the silly aspects of the franchise, but it also embraces some others. They mock the gadgets, but they also (SPOILERS) bring back Moneypenny and the old M office. The flamboyant villain and the silly hacking plot is typical of Bond movies. IMO, what Skyfall wants to do is find a new center for the Bond franchise, a footing that moves away from the old, really silly elements, but still keeps its identity. It’s saying “This isn’t the old Bond, this isn’t Jason Bourne, it’s a new era of James Bond.”
What clinches the deal is, IMO, the character aspect and the emotional vulnerability. It gives it a sincerity that kind of moves the spectator. There is a sense of loss and attachment, because you don’t want good old James Bond to go away, so at the end, when you see him bounce back and get ready for action, you’re hooked. So, good movie, I thought.
Spoony, I think you want this movie to go further into the Bourne direction. It seems you want it to be more realistic, more methodical and serious, with more characterization and logic, and I don’t think the Bond franchise can do that. I think the series has to have some silliness, some showy qualities at the expense of logic or method ; if it doesn’t, then it’s not really a Bond movie. Again, valid points and criticism, but as you said, you let it slide because it’s Bond and because it’s well-made.
Noah! There is a better chase scene than the cart chase in Temple of Doom… In another Lucas film… with Harrison Ford… it involves a spaceship… in a asteroid field……. Ok, not a traditional chase scene, but it still blows my mind everytime I see it! But yes, Temple of Doom is awesome, anyone giving it shit needs to have their brain checked.
what no couch? usually got the both of you on the couch
Ok Spoony, now that you’ve seen Skyfall, you have to gear yourself and get ready for the nightmare that is Breaking Dawn part 2.
This time, don’t see it alone. Take some friends with you; perhaps Joe and Linkara could accompany you as you analyse and destroy this film.
Then…..you’ll have to wait until 50 shades of grey is released as a…uh….’film’
We believe in you, Spoony!
or maybe take his brother and see are their reaction is to the movie.
I meant ‘how’ not ‘are’
and ALL in the review or video conference like the previous one…they MUST BE GETTING PROGRESSIVLY DRINKING DURING IT…
Getting drunk is the only way to survive.
or getting high
You do realize everyone you mentioned lives nowhere near Spoony, right?
During the 1st part of Breaking Dawn, Linkara and JewWario were there by Skype Conference Call to help him through it.
They could do it again.
With Miles too.
He could watch it with Obscurus Lupa.
Oh, after the epic review of the first part, he definitely has to do a vlog of the second.
Imagine that you’re Noah… feeling the days getting closer and closer… and closer… He needs us his followers! I believe in Spoony Dent
*Gives a soilder salute* Indeed theshamter. God speed Spoony One. We love ya, and the movie… Er, film, er whatever you’re going to see. We believe in you!
Haha Miles is the best thing in that third part, what a troll xD And Spoony I know this is probably an annoying thing to say but you’re really putting too much thought into this. There will always be an almost fantastical/sci-fi element to the James Bond franchise, whether you like it or not. If not, might as well go see Jason Bourne, because that’s what you’d end up with. People (me included) want to see the exotic locations and the outlandish schemes and the smooth but ultimately useless scenes where Bond just get to pimp out. And actually it’s almost a matter of aesthetic over content. Well at least that’s my opinion. I just love these movies for being awesomeness on a stick. Even when they’re bad they’re so ridiculous I can’t not enjoy them.
Ryan Reynolds was cast as Connor Macleod in the Highlander remake with either Vinnie Jones or Ray Stevenson as The Kurgan
Eh. I have fun with all the Bond movies. From the silliness of Moonraker to the intensity of License To Kill. Yeah, there’s some I’m less likely to watch again (OHMSS, View To A Kill, and not of Casino Royale or Quantum) but even when I don’t like them, I can still have fun, Skyfall seemed to neatly encompass everything I liked about the franchise. …and Dark Knight. …and maybe a tiny bit of Blade Runner. I’ll have to watch it again, let it settle in for a bit, but- while imperfect- it’s probably neat the top of my favorites.
….Though I maintain that License To Kill would have been much cooler if they put in Charles Bronson and made it a DeathWish movie.
For me it all went down hill when they unveiled the Austin Martin. It was like *wink wink* we’re a Bond movie remember? I got the same kinda vibe when they introduced Q but it definitely wasn’t as painful. I didn’t understand why Bond didn’t just leave M in his locker while they chased his signature on MI6′s radar. He didn’t have to take her with him to Scotland (another painful reference to a former better Bond). Oh and they can call for reinforcements in Hong Kong but not in Scotland? What is that? I’m sorry but why do all the Daniel Craig movies have to have these nods to past movies? George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan didn’t have to. They were their own Bond, these movies just scream “Hey remember this? We did it again! Its Bond!” Do something new! Skyfall – A former MI6 agent out for revenge hmm Golden Eye anyone? A billionaire tycoon super villain Goldfinger much? Casino Royale was the only unused story. They should retire Bond or get better writers. Enough of the *winks* to former Bonds too let Daniel be his own Bond.
You know, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Die Another Day are filled to the brim with references. Far more painful references. Lazenby’s office desk is filled with items from Connery’s films. Hell, DAD has Brosnan go to a room were they apparently store every prop ever used in a Bond movie up to that point. It makes Craig driving the AM while the theme blasts look beautifully subtle.
However the “original” Bond series has always been tongue in cheek and never really been serious.
This new series, this (what is supposed to be a reboot) is meant to be more grounded, more “realistic”. Even more to the point, how can these references exist within this new series if CR was Bonds first mission?
Are we to believe that CR was his first mission, then in the time line it’s been 50 years and now the events of Skyfall take place?
It makes no sense.
Either CR was a restart or it’s part of the old series and set after the other film…but CR was Bond’s first mission.
I enjoyed this film, I really did. But the references were inane and nonsensical seeing as this new “timeline” is (meant to be) a reboot.
Actually, that -was- 007 Legends approach: have all the previous movies take place at some point between Quantum and Skyfall. That might be how they’re actually figuring it, titanically dumb though it may be…
Or they just referenced the movies as a nods to fans. Why do you need to connect the movies like that? It makes no sense.
I love you, Spoony. I don’t think enough ppl say that. :P
Well, maybe because there isn’t really that much love for the prick. What I mean is that Spoony is a prick right now, he use to be good, but he is a lazy prick and he needs to quit.
Why waste a perfectly good helicopter in the initial wave when you can send peons to chip away at the first line of defense? I ask this while stroking my fluffy cat in my evil lair.
that was my thought too.
I like that you said that Skyfall was in your top 3 Spoony, I feel the same way and I’m glad that even though you started to pick at the movie, you didn’t completely rail on the movie. Keep up the videos man, I love them.
Noah => sign us off !!
MIles => Skyfall xD thumbs up
for some reason i started laughing there with Miles..
he needs to be in SpoonyVideos more often, Miles is awesome
Betrayal is Spoony’s new catch phrase.
Whenever he says it, it’s awesome.
Best signoff ever, Miles!
I thought that it was good that they at least explained how he was able to blow up the office via computer… the reason is kind of daft (though presumably the thermostat would have some kind of environmental control for the building or something) but at least they tried to explain it, which is more than some films would.
Surprised that Noah and Brad (in his review) didn’t bring up THAT comment Bond makes, which I personally thought was awesome (especially considering the viewers of his creator).
I had two big problems with this film.
One, the villain was not menacing. Sorry, but he wasn’t. He killed a woman in cold blood. So what? Every Bond villain does this at least once, and most do it with more flair and style than this guy. I want more of the shadow organizations and genocidal mad-men. Those are the kinds of villains I expect James Bond to go toe-to-toe with. It may also be because I’ve never liked Judi Dench as M that I simply don’t care when M’s life is threatened.
Two, the entire third act where the heroes go low-tech to fight a high-tech villain. I’ve just seen this cliche so many times and its almost never done well. Especially in this film, where the villain is referencing The Dark Knight (you’d have to be blind not to see the parallels between Silva and Heath Ledger’s Joker) and Apocalypse Now and the heroes retaliate by referencing Home Alone? And the evil henchmen just derp their way right into every single trap. Borrrring.
This is how I would have written the third act:
007 and M go to the rustic cabin and build all kinds of traps as they wait for Silva to show up. Then they wait. Days go by and yet they wait. Another Double-0 shows up with food and a couple extra guns, gets a field report to take back to MI6 and leaves without incident. Days go by again and no sign of Silva. Cabin fever sets in and Kincade accidentally sets off one of the traps, severely injuring himself. In a panic to get him help, Bond and M try to move him to the car so they can drive him to town for medical assistance. As they leave the house, M is sniped in the head from a distance. She falls dead. Bond makes his way to where the sniper was hidden and finds a small encampment where Silva had been hiding the entire time. Silva has also left his gun with an odd setup attached to the sight. Upon returning to MI6, Bond learns that not only has Silva been there for nearly the entire time, but he set up a digital camera to the laser sight on his gun to record all the times in which M came into his view and showing all the times in which he could have killed her. No further sign of Silva’s location is found. Fan service epilogue follows and Bond gets his new assignment from the new M, and within the dossier is a surveillance picture of Silva. Movie cuts to black.
HAHAHAHA!!!! Miles you fucking owned that third part. I was getting a little annoyed when he sat their silent for the majority of the first two parts, but when he started trolling Noah, I was dying. Do it again! Do it again…!
Oh god, how long IS this video? Three parts? Spoony can go over an hour, alone, in one vid.
Well… here we go.
If we’re talking remakes, Spike Lee’s remaking Oldboy! Noah’s probably got a monster of a rant coming up for that one. (Unless I missed it)
Also Miles is an instigator!
God, when Spoony was back in the days of the Final Fantasy reviews, I was totally getting him; even if I disagreed with him on a point slightly, he would still make me laugh, and his points were valid. Now, he is wrong about EVERYTHING!!! He can’t see a good movie in front of his face–and he likes the Paranormal Activity sequels (Jesus)! Skyfall is a sublime film–very well crafted–and I am shocked Spoony and his brother are going down the road of if-it’s-got-anything-nit-pickable-it’s-bad teenager-moron thinking. Paranormal Activity 3 (or whatever) has the shittiest storyline/acting/cinematography going, yet Spoony can’t see anything wrong with it?! Jesus, these guys need, to reassess what a good film is all about–like I said: plot/acting/cinematography. I would love for Spoony, to get back to his intelligent/intellectual/funny self soon; I think he’s gone too far down the teenager-in-his-mom’s-basement road.
Opinions are subjective, you would be wise to remember, just because you don’t agree, doesn’t make Spoony’s opinion anymore wrong than yours.
The Paranormal Activity movies are garbage. Just shit in every single way. I’ll even go so far as to say that anyone who was ever spooked by one of the series’ piss-poor, laughable attempts at a jump scare (oooooh, a door moving…SLIGHTLY!) has either never seen a horror movie before or they’re a pussy-ass bitch. I won’t even get into the cringe-worthy dialogue, the non-existent plots, and the shameful acting.
Firstly, they both liked the film and said so. Do you mean a) they are not allowed to talk about the details of the movie or b) the movie didn’t have any silly things in it? Calling people teenager-morons when they talk about stuff they didn’t like is stupid. Grow up.
Secondly, a good film is not about “plot/acting/cinematography” like you said. It’s about the subjective movie experience. Plot, acting etc. are some of the elements that help to deliver that experience. Talking about it in the manner you did is the worst kind of nitpicking. Besides, “plot” is not the same thing as “storytelling”. A film might have the greatest plot and fail horribly due to poor focus, pacing or other things.
Thirdly and most importantly, his opinions on Paranormal Activity 3 have nothing to do with this movie. You trying to undermine Spoony’s opinion based on his other reviews is a standard case of argumentum ad hominem: you didn’t mention any of Spoony’s points regarding this movie, you only attacked his credibility. If you want to disagree with a review, talk about the content of the review, not the reviewee. The latter is really immature behavior.
Dude. Just because Spoony has a different opinion than you doesn’t mean you don’t have to agree with it. Also, is it really needed to call people names and say pushy/crude things like “I hope spoony actually becomes funny and actually be inteligent because he always says negative things about things I really like and likes things that I think are shit”? Spoony’s not wrong on everything but he’s not right about everything either. None of us are. And before people assume me as White Knighting, I’m perfectly aware people are gonna not agree on the same thing, but Spoony’s opinion is HIS opinion and he’s fully entitled to it. Sure some of what spoony said I don’t agree with either but hey, that’s life. Besides, Spoony and Miles said they liked the movie, so you clearly did not pay attention to begin with and just want to stir the pot
I can kinda see the Highlander remake: I mean there’s a franchise there, the possibility for something good, but they ruined it, first with the second movie, and then with the fifth – incidentally with the same premise: apocalyptic future, which they were also going to do with Season 6 of the series (what is it with apocalyptic futures with these idiots). If you want to make a proper franchise; you kinda need a remake of the first movie, and then make a proper second one: undo the gathering, it was a fake out, there’s no gathering, it might even never come, and just have Immortals running around in present day.
I get that; it’s just that, it’s the same guys that keep ruining their own shit over and over (seemingly with the same bullshit) making the remake, so how long till they ruin this one, probably with another apocalyptic future!?
Dear god I thought that RoboCop thing was a joke they are actually remaking it, why god! Why!
Actually they should just remake one scene, the scene were he gets shot to shit and then cast Justin Beiber as Murphy as Youtube has already shown people will watch the shit out of that.
Miles, you are amazing.
But damn, I wish I could go to the cinema to watch classic movies. And I am so afraid of that rumoured Scarface remake…
Scarface is a remake anyway.
Ever since Spoony switched to Springboard the videos often have problems + are very slow…
I think I found the reason for that: To check the video format I got myself a download program, and while downloaded Youtube- or Blip.tv videos all have different sizes (a 15min video is 150mb, a one-hour long 700mb), ALL SPRINGBOARD VIDEOS (even the 20min long) are TWO GIGABYTES in size O_O
I mean of course does the video stutter on slower connections, its trying to stream a 2GB file thats only 20min in running time…
Patrick Swayze killing Russians! Who doesn’t want to see that?
lol at ‘a critic’
Dragon of the Black Pool, Spoony. I take it you’re a fellow Cantonese Cuisine partaker.
saw looper a week after skyfall and i found looper way more enjoyable
Spoony, please try to see things more positively… its better for your health…
has spoony ever seen the hacking bit on NCIS where they need to counter hack so fast the two tech people take a side of the keyboard…. two people typing on the same keyboard… its insanely stupid, but hilarious
NCIS is on the list
It hurts so much to watch.
I guess it’s another case of taking a concept from reality, and just fucking it over five ways ’til Friday. Having two programmers work side by side is actually used, since it might produce code at roughly twice the time, but it ultimately saves time in the end due to a dramatic drop in bugs.
But damn. Damn it, NCIS.
Speaking of firewalls, ReBoot had an awesome intro to the Firewall episode in Season 3, made just like a James Bond intro. Coincidence? Or strange coincidence?
i liked golden eye the best, a gritty bond and realistic action scenes, but also some gadgets and classic bond moments that dont feel out of place.
Dark Knight Rises didn’t suck, but man it had a lot of flaws and didn’t match up to The Dark Knight
Of course they’ll remake Red Dawn, Total Recall, The Thing and everything else. It’s a surefire way to get people to the theaters. The producers and financiers don’t work in charity and they’re not interested in producing art. They’re making a living.
Btw, John Carpenter’s The Thing IS a remake of a good movie. So is Scarface. These are rare cases, granted, but honestly I don’t think you lose anything if a movie is remade. Sometimes you get something nice. A remake doesn’t replace the original, so just get over it.
You should let Miles talk more.
I was thinking that Miles wasn’t really saying enough in this review… but his snark at the end made up for all of that and then some. :D
Just wanted to throw in my feelings on remakes.
Nothing wrong with them. yes some remakes are terrible…but so are some “original” films. So what is the argument here?
Is it that remakes are “lazy” as the writers have to do less work? If so, what about films based on books, plays, etc?
Is it that remakes take away from the original in some way, if so…how exactly?
You do know the original film still exists even when a remake is made…good or bad, right? Nothing changes. It’s not as if they “do a Lucas” and go back and change the existing film. It’s a remake, a restart, separate from the originals. If you don’t like the look of a remake, fine do not watch it. Same goes for original films.
You know, I’d rather see a bad remake than a bad sequel as (previously pointed out) a remake is a restart, a sequel is still part of that franchise.
Here’s some remakes…
A Fistful Of Dollars.
Little Shop Of Horrors.
I could go on. Point is there is nothing wrong with remakes and they share the same qualities are original films do.
Just cos something is “original” does not mean is good, just as a remake does not mean it’s bad.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Do you think anyone would ever stand for a remake of The Wizard of Oz? Or Citizen Cane? Classic cinema becomes classic for a reason. I don’t see any point in remaking films that are perfect examples of film in their greatest form. Remaking shitty movies, I have no idea why people do that at all.
We did get a remake of Wizard of Oz… its called “The Wiz”, which was terrible. On the other hand we got a an acid trip sequel “Return to Oz” which was just as terrible but if you were high, it’d make for one hell of a trip.
Spoony rails against this convoluted path Jav. Bardem takes to kill M. but doesn’t rail against the plot to crush Batman in Dark Knight Rises? This was one man wreaking havoc – Bane/Talia went to wayyyy more trouble.
Sneakers is another hacker movie that in and of itself is enjoyable to watch.
Still cheesy as fuck, but still several tiers above Hackers.
And actually, city infrastructure like power, gas, water etc. AREN’T in any way accessible from the Interwebs for reasons you just stated. A hacker literally can’t control those things from his laptop in a Starbuck’s. You’d have to physically access the control panels at substations, etc.
I’ve seen remake RobooCop (the character himself, not the movie; just like many of you): they could just as easily be making a Phantom of The Paradise remake with that costume.
I don’t know if its just how my brain works but i saw the whole training “montage” as a way to show the viewer the resilience that Bond had, and the fact that it stems from his sense of duty to his country. He could have simply stayed dead and angry at M for the rest of the time like Silva but instead drags himself out of his rut and returns to form to stop the attack on his homeland. I felt the reason they keep bringing up his scores and telling him to retire was for Bond to show both Silva and Mallory that the paper scores are bullshit and what truly mattered was his determination to complete his mission and protect his homeland. Also even though he isn’t “that” old, a lifetime of injuries will cause the body to heal slower. Aged football players have been described as 40 years old with the skeleton of an 80 year old so that is actually a serious concern. Even though he has recovered any subsequent injuries will begin to take longer to heal and not heal as well. As far as the hacking goes I have come to terms with the fact that there is no way to portray it in an exciting manner so the movies have no choice but to resort to visual tricks and techno jargon. I have seen far worse in other films and TV so I couldn’t be too mad at that, call me crazy. And that ends my rant
I thought “Skyfall” was well worth my time.
Nice plot. Nice effects. Nice acting from all.
I did like how they brought back the theme of the villain having some
form of phisical damage.
With Dr. No you had the hands, Le Chiffre had the blood from his eye and the astma etc.
Silvers deformation really caught me off guard when he starts taking that prostetic jaw out
of his mouth. It creeps you ever so much more out when you know that those prostetics really exist.
i think red dawn will be ok.
unless of course they somehow flip it into some ultra liberal anti war/occupation movie criticizing our war in the mid east.
I thought this one was a “Back to form” after Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace got into a lacklustre trudging pit that I found totally uninspired and uninteresting. Could’ve been better, ending was underwhelming, and it broke continuity terribly; but a lot more entertaining than the previous two – and a lot of nudges and winks to the franchise that makes it more “Bond” and less “generic spy thriller modelled after Bond”.
Final Fantasy fanboys already getting you down? I didn’t even know ff13 had supporters.
I think that this is the first time I’ve seen Miles. Wish he had said a little more, though Spoony’s ranting was just as interesting as always. Hard to get a word in when he starts to get mad.
*thumbs up* Skyfall.
I’m not a fan of the Craig-Bond, not because of the lack of gadgets, but, just that he comes off as just a punk with a gun. At least the previous Bonds tried to infiltrate with charm and a smile, and were able to get through a firefight when things went tits up. New Bond seems surprised when M chews him out for shooting up a Russian embassy.
Yes, he’s new at the job, but, Jesus, this isn’t some fry cook, he’s had billions of Pounds Sterling of training. He should be more by-the-book than rebelling against it.
But, ah well.
I’ll be honest, this is my problem with Daniel Craig’s bond too. It’s too heavy handed and not very charismatic. Sometimes it feels like he could pull off a better Agent 47 if they ever did a decent Hitman movie.
you pretty much sum up my main problem with the current Bond movies. James Bond is a *spy*, not a mercenary; Ian Fleming’s ultimate ‘gentleman spy’. generally, Bond would start with blending in and trying to outwit his opponents. i have yet to see Craig’s Bond do anything remotely resembling espionage; he just runs, punches and shoots everything.
i have appreciated what each actor has brought to Bond, but Daniel Craig has been woefully underused as a classically trained actor. i think he could pull off the charming facade of Bond with the underlying psychopathy brilliantly.
i really enjoyed Casino Royale. it was Bond: Year One, so i let the lack of spy intrigue pass. QoS made me want a refund. the new movies, especially QoS with the shaky-cam overload, are just copying Bourne Identity. this one is apparently attempting to channel Nolan’s Batman.
full disclosure: i have been watching Bond in the cinema since i was a kid, and read all of the Ian Fleming novels before i was 12. it is a ridiculous and fun franchise, even in the books with the more humourless Bond, but it seems to have forgotten both of those factors.
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Great review spoony and loved Miles in it, especially around the third part(Miles, that signoff killed me) and I really did enjoy Skyfall. It was a fun movie, not perfect but still really fun. I’m personally a Daniel Craig fan and always think of him as one of the best bonds. He’s just awesome
My reason for disliking the new one is because it isnt Bond, i dont like how he acts and are, the rest im sure is good, but he aint bond, if they didnt call it bond im sure i would think differently
I prefer the goofier ones for 2 reasons.
1)I only watch horror & comedy, nothing else.
2)I grew up with Get Smart.
Hacking a car is not the far out, because it not only has many computers in it, it connects everything through a bus system (often, nowadays). Why? In order to save cables, that otherwise need to go basically from everywhere to everywhere. So the put in only one bus system and connect everything to it. Ignition, breaks and the wireless lock system. The wireless lock systems in cars are not that great and I would believe they are hackable. So this is a gateway and once in you can cause havoc.
I’m not sure if this is all that like this right now, but it surly will be in the near future. The trend is going in that direction.
Seriously, why does Hollywood insist on remaking every damn film? If for some asinine reason they need to spend money on every release, they can just put down a couple million at most to make the picture and sound quality tighter. That’s it, and I can assure you even that small investment would pay for itself a hundred times over because the movies are good.
The only possible reason they might have is because there’s some rights issues with reshowing the films. Except I can’t imagine how every film they’ve remade could have legal clauses attached to them that make such a thing possible, since they can remake it using all the old names and shit.
In fact, the only reason one might want to not put an old movie back in the theater is because it’s old. You know what? So was Titanic, and it did great! The insane part is that, with all the apprehension, barely anyone has actually tried. What the hell do these studios have to lose by putting old movies back up? They lose money all the time on bad films that flop, and yet the bad films are in no short supply! Someone take a risk here, I implore you!
What’s worse is when Hollywood tries to milk a franchise out of every single drop of blood it has.
Apparently Stawwars 7, 8, 9 will have Darth Vader brought back.
Yes, they want to resurrect Darth Vader somehow. Now unless they’re mistaking him for Darth Malgus, who looks similar to him, I don’t see how this is going to work, as the 6 films were really about Vader, starting with his fall, and then his redemption. They can’t just decide to make him suddenly reappear as a force ghost and turn evil again, it would ruin the story.
I do hope is is actually Darth Malgus, as he could easilly be mistaken for vader, and if anyone doesn’t know who he is, this is what he looks like.
But if they do bring back Vader again, I will be most displeased.
I think investing in the movie industry is just great business for them with good interest rates and fairly low risk and it gets even better with high budget productions. So it all means profit. Probably some producers and companies would even make movie that will fail in the box office(tax reductions, money launder thing). There’s plenty of reasons not to replay old films in the cinemas.
Wargames is the only good hacker movie? What about Sneakers? I would say that one is even better.
Does Sneakers count as a hacking movie or do you consider it something else? Because that’s my favorite movie involving any kind of communications intrigue. My favorite spy movie is Marathon Man, but I see Sneakers as something else.
I love Miles fucking with Spoony. Great stuff.
Funny thing that John Carpenter’s “The Thing” is itself in fact…..a remake :-D Kinda fucked it up there, didn’t you, mr. Spoony! :-D
Actually the original and Carpenter’s are both based off the same short story, and one didn’t try to ram itself as a prequel pretending to be a remake into the other.
Well, as a matter of fact, the Carpenter’s version more closely followed “Who goes there?” by mr. Cambell, however, “The thing from another world” strongly borrowed from the short story as well. Also, there are some minor changes, like one takes place in the Arctic and the other one in the Antartic, and there is some footage in the Carpenter’s “The thing” taken from the original 50′s version making it kiiiiinda sequal, kinda remake. So it depends what’s quote on quote remake in your book. In my book, it’s a remake. That said, however, doesn’t make it lesser or worse movie. I’m far not as judgemental over this as many people…some rermakes are good, others are horseshit without any originality whatsoever. BUT!!! it’s just WRONG to say “all remakes sucks, hands down, except maybe 3 or 4 of them”….I just thougt it woud be a fun fact to point out, that after Mr. Spoony raged there for about 5 minutes about remakes recommeded to put a remake into the theathre….
By the way, “The thing” 2011 is analbag!
I just keep rewatching Miles troll Noah in the third part. too funny.
Dora the Explorer-Style.
I would see EVERY one of those movies in theaters if they rereleased them!
the way your brother can push your buttons makes me think of my brother and I.
Is it just me or does Skyfall sound like Live Free or Die Hard? Some studios are doing re-releases instead of remakes. Last year they did a limited release of Ghostbusters that did very well, and was packed every time I went to see it. They also did something similar with Back to the Future in 2010. If you have a Cinemark near you, they actually show a different classic movie every week. They did Young Frankenstein on Halloween. So there is hope, as long as people seek out these releases and support them.
180 + 180 + 90: 470 Combo!
For some reason, I admired Miles’ trolling.
Yeah, action movie hacking is silly, but what in action movies isn’t silly? Counter-intelligence people will tell you that the entire idea of Bond is silly. Snipers will tell you that sniping doesn’t work that way. Martial artists will tell you that martial arts don’t work that way. Explosion experts will tell you that explosions don’t work that way, etc. etc. Point is that it’s a fantasy movie. Hacking is magic and Bond is wearing a +5 Suit of Dinner.
After the crap fest of “SKYFALL”, I’m actually looking forward to “BREAKING DAWN, PART II”. And I can barely stand the TWILIGHT franchise.
I come from an era when Bond movies were silly piles of harmless turd. Moonraker anyone?
Regarding the gas thermostat connected to the internet thing. I’ve seen a video where a power generator is hacked as a staged cyber terrorism attack. The generator itself isn’t on the internet but controled via an intranet of sorts. That intranet can be hacked into via the power stations website. Kinda scary really.
Well glad to see miles enjoyed it
Lets see Spoony;
Unhealthy attitude towards women? Check
Isolated, insular occupation? Check
Thirty-Something white male? Check
Bitter and regretful? Big Check
So just how long is it before you buy a van and start murdering hookers?
Spoony: “I like this movie!” Then proceeds to spend an hour bitching over it.
I have favorite movies that I pick apart til doomsday. They don’t call them guilty pleasures for nothing.
And I used to actually think remakes weren’t so bad, up until I thought about a few films that would utterly kill me to see changed.
But seriously, a Robo-cop remake? Are they seriously that badly in need of ideas?
Actually, you can’t hack power plants. Because most of the controls are analogue.
Okay, listening to Spoony physically suffering while Miles just makes it worse was awesome.
Another magical hacker movie? Phew, thanks for the warning XD !
But seriously, Bond movies never really appealed to me, no matter which extreme they where going for: I can’t take the gadget-heavy ones seriously (thanks to the over-saturation of Bond-parodies), and the gritty ones… well, I’m not terribly interested in these Bourne-style Action flicks.
Man, am I a minority Oo
And Miles is absolutely right: No one would just re-release an old movie. Modern audiences have all developed ADD, so you have to constantly get their attention with CGI and explosions every 2 minutes :D !
That mine car chase in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is just as entertaining if you watch it on YouTube, out of context, and it’s not bookended by two hours of Willie and Short Round and meaningless grossouts. They should have released the movie as “Indiana Jones and the Mine Car Chase”.
BTW, am I the only one who wants to hear Spoony’s opinion about Disney buying Star Wars and making new movies?
Well, for know, people can talk and theorize all they want. It’s far too early to know how the new trilogy will be like.
Actually, a lot of that hacking is plausible and possible. MI6 probably has a large database in the building that needs to be kept at a stable cool temperature which means messing with the sensor that detects that could be used to control the temperature of the entire building or at least give access to the furnace. And driving M off a bridge… people have proven that is true. It can probably be done to your car right now. That little control in your car that allows OnStar to lock your brakes if the car gets stolen (or the dealership to lock them if you miss a payment) can be used to steer your car by strategic breaking.
But wouldn’t the database have it’s own temperature control separate from the rest of the building?
Can Spoony just like a movie for once and not bitch about it like a little whiny prick? Oh wait this isn’t Nolan or a laughably boring Spider-Man reboot that made me laugh my ass off. So of course he won’t on those, I think spoony is all washed up. He needs to stop before he continues on being just a whiny little prick reviewer who looks like a utter long haired freak in every video he does.
That’s what happens when you nitpick… Thank for making the videos in shorter chunks too. My podunk-town internet thank you!
Here’s a real hacker movie for ya.
**** daniel craig… miles = awesome!
Personally, I thought the movie was fairly average. I didn’t think it was horrible, but I didn’t think it was great either, and given the hype going into the movie (Best Bond ever my ass), I was pretty disappointed actually. I guess that’s my fault for buying into the hype, you’d think I would have learned by now, but whatever. Alot of what Spoony says rings true, imo – If you can turn off your brain and just enjoy the action bits, it’s quite a ride, but if you really stop and think about it, your brain will hurt.
*Some SPOILERS in here, so go away if you haven’t seen the movie *
As you mentioned, the hacking thing. It’s just annoying, for the same reason as “It’s magic so I don’t have to explain it”. The “hacking” just ends up becoming a magic button the villain can press to get him out of trouble. It just comes off as unimaginative to me.
The lack of cool gadgets bothered me a lot too. Bond has 2 gadgets in this movie – a gun with a fingerprint reader that disables itself if someone other than Bond touched it – which I guess is cool and useful, but I played MGS2, so this idea is pretty much ancient to me (though I did really like the scene where the Chinese body guard tries, unsuccessfully, to kill Bond with his own gun) – and a radio transmitter that serves as a distress beacon. Seriously guys, its 2012, you’d think with CGI there’d be no limit to the crazy gadgets you could come up, but instead you just take them out entirely. I guess the UK is getting sick of funding torpedo launching cars and exploding pens, and other such silly nonsense, which I guess plays into the whole part about MI6 becoming outdated and useless…
…which leads me to my next point. The entire subplot about Parliament wanting to disband MI6 “because it’s the future and we don’t need spies anymore?” Nonsense. This whole subplot is stupid. All because someone managed to bomb their HQ, they’re suddenly a useless waste of money? I’m calling bullshit. I mean, you have these untraceable enemies that you have no idea where they came from, and no idea how to stop them. Isn’t that the perfect argument for KEEPING MI6 around? I mean it’s not like they were completely ineffective, hell, they actually managed to TRACK DOWN the guy with the hard drive, and were like, literally inches away from catching him. If anything, this is the perfect argument for firing M for making a shitty call, (when her own agent even told her she had doubts about making the shot), not for disbanding the entire organization, which HAS proved its effectiveness on numerous other occasions.
Another thing Spoony didn’t mention that bothered me, was the whole “James Bond backstory” part at the end of the movie, where we find out that James Bond, son of Andrew Bond and Francois Delecreaux Bond (or some such shit), grew up in a spooky old mansion, until he was adopted by M after his parents died or something. You’ve got to be kidding me with this shit – his actual name is James Bond? You mean to tell me this international espionage agent is going around using HIS REAL NAME? And all this time, Here I am, stupidly thinking that James Bond was just an alias given to whoever has the 007 title. Hell, it actually fully explains why Bond has been played by like, 10 different actors – they’re just different people with the same code name.
And, I know I might draw some flak for saying this…but honestly, I thought Bardem was awful in this movie. I don’t think it was totally his fault (because I’ve seen him do some spectacular acting in the past, and honestly I just chalk it up to shitty writing mostly), but I just don’t think this character works at ALL. Look at this guy, you really believe this guy used to be an agent? And not just an agent, but an even better agent than Bond? Look at the guy! Did you see the limp-wristed toss he gives those grenades in the house burning scene? This clown is tripping over his own shoelaces multiple times in the movie, and I’m supposed to take him seriously? One of the least menacing Bond villains I’ve ever seen. He looks like something you’d see in a PARODY of a Bond film, like Austin Powers or something. I mean, I know a lot of Bond villains in the past have been goofy as hell, but at least in a lot of those movies, everything is kind of goofy. This movie seemed to be going for a relatively serious tone up until the point that he shows up. Even more shocking when you consider it’s Javier Bardem – the man just oozes menace in “No Country for Old Men”. But the thing that bothered me the most is just the way it seemed like they really wanted this guy to be The Joker. He intentionally gets captured just so he can break himself out of prison with his technology (oddly enough, following a confronation with the main hero which involved a helicopter), he disguises himself as a police officer in order to escape, he has a psychotic laugh that he lets out more often than a nervous tic, he has a strange, freakish obsession with trying to corrupt the main hero, He is played up as an agent of pure chaos opposing a powerful system of order, and of course, the horrible disfigurement from his past that may or may not be fueling his insanity.
Then finally, the ending… My god. The gasp of pain that Silva gives after being knifed in the back sounds exactly like the sound Peter Griffin makes when he scrapes his knee on the sidewalk. I half expected him to lay on the floor for 5 minutes, grasping at his back, saying “Ahhhhhhhh” through clenched teeth. And did James Bond seriously just cry at M’s death? Maybe it’s just my opinion, but… James Bond should not cry. Ever.
I could keep going, but I’ve already typed out a wall of text that no one is gonna read, so I’ll just stop here.
I guess you could call them nitpicks, maybe I’ve been watching Spoony videos so long they’re turning me into a hyper critical jerkass. I didn’t think the movie was awful,but maybe that’s why I’m coming down so hard on it – I think this movie could have been so much more, but honestly it just fell apart for me after the first half. A lot of Bond movies are really silly, but imo, this movie wasn’t silly, just kind of stupid at some points.
Has Spoony switched to Twitter as his main medium? O_o
200 Posts A DAY for fucks sake…
Spoony’s gotten lazy, that’s all, I say he’s all washed up.
I love seeing Miles coming out of his shell towards the end of this Vlog, egging spoony on.
Also, the first time I’ve heard Spoony called by his real name, Noah.
As far as remakes go, i think they should be allowed if they meet any of these 3 qualifications.
1) The Original is so old that it has almost faded to obscurity, such as 3:10 to Yuma
2) It’s being retold almost beat for beat to the original, only being redone to connect to a newer generation through more known actors, such as Christmas Carol
3) Modern technology could make it better, Superman comes to mind (I said COULD make it better, we havent seen one yet)
and there is the very rare 4 qualification,
4) You know the remake can beat the original, which almost NEVER happens. but examples (to me) are Karate Kid, True Grit, and Incredible Hulk (it counts)
But it seems a lot of studious bank on the 4th reason, only to fail.
Karate Kid better than the Original? O_o
The fucked up sequel were Will Smiths son/daughter (I never can tell the gender) learns KUNG FU?
Dont get me wrong. When I heard they were remaking KK I was kicking and screaming about it.
But when it was coming out on DVD I sat down to watch it so I could at least have an opinion about it (I work at a video store) and to my surprise I loved it.
The music was better, the characters were better, the way he learns martial arts actually holds water as opposed to “wax on, wax off”
Yes, I still dont see why they call it Karate Kid when its Kung-Fu, apart from just linking one movie to another.
Everything about the newer movie was better in my opinion.
I still love the original, I’m an 80′s kid after all. But when given the choice I’m going to watch the new one.
The thing is. If they just put the movies back in theaters then who gets the money? The people who made it and the people who put in theaters. So why would someone remake a film? So THEY can get money because it’s technically a new movie but it still has the tie to a movie people already liked.
There is only two things I’d like them to spend money on with these re-releases. They just need to remaster it and advertise it.
Step 1) Clean the image up to make sure any decay that happened to the original prints or old copies is repaired.
Step 2) Make sure the audio is awesome. That can get cleaned up too in expert hands.
Step 3) Ship it out with some good advertising.
Step 4) PROFIT!
Hell, even underpants gnomes can follow this.
Jesus. Imagine if Disney announced “We’re releasing the ORIGINAL Star Wars movies in their ORIGINAL form to theaters around the world. No CGI. No tweaked effects. Just what came out in ’77 to ’83.” Holy Christ, they’d instantly start making a shit-ton of money.
I’d sure go and see the origional Star Wars films if they were re-released as they origionaly were.
I was born in 1978, so I wouldn’t have been old enough to enjoy the films; true, I liked the toys that came out when I was very young, but I never went to the cinema until I was at least 7.
Noah, you so freaking aren’t a James Bond man, stop pretending you are. I mean for god sakes, you hate on the ones that started it all, you hate on Connery for god sakes. You are the worst reviewer I have watched and you have one of the worst opinions on movies I have ever seen. Oh, James Bond was never good until Daniel Craig came in, Noah for the first time I will tell you something. QUIT, quit now, stop doing this review shit, stop this site, you are so fucked up right now and I can’t stand you any more honestly. You just sound like a fucking PRICK in all of your videos now, where’s the joy, where’s the fun? There is none, you use to be a good reviewer but you suck like a shitty vacuum. Go away and please stop making 4 parted reviews. Get yourself some help for god sakes and stop, your just being a PRICK. A prick who is no good, all you are doing is enraging people like me watching your shitty v-logs where your being a prick to James Bond, being a Prick to Sean Connery. Fuck you is all I have to say Noah, fuck you and give up.
Jesus man! Settle down!! No ones making you watch it!!!
I know that, but why does he continue? He’s all washed up, finished, I don’t understand why people watch him anymore. He’s fucked basically, he’s a long haired prick who I would trust for entertainment or opinions anymore, I mean why do people watch his shit anymore? Why does he continue on like this? He needs to quit now, end it, he has no ties to guy with the glasses and all he does is shit like this. And now all he can do is bulldoze all over James Bond like he did, I know he’s just doing it for attention. That’s all he does and when he calls Sean Connery the worst, he knows he’s stiring up the waters here, and he shouldn’t resort to shit like that. So no, fuck him, fuck him for continuing this farce of a site and keeping you fools entertained with his stupid shit. He use to be good, use to but he sucks now and he needs to fucking quit, retire. And fuck you fools for continuing to give him support, you know he’s washed up and you refuse to admit that he needs help and the first thing he needs to do is quit this shit or shape up.
In other words: “Stop liking something I don’t like anymore!”
In other words, why do you like watching this shell of a man, continue to do this utter shit? That’s all I’m telling you, you can keep watching it, for all I care. But to me all your watching is a man who is just withering away doing prick shit on the internet like these v-logs and then types shit into his Twitter. And you encourage him to be this negative twerp and to spout his stupid shit and raise him like he is a god. And give him some stupid superiority complex, some god complex, when we all know Noah won’t be around for much longer at the rate he’s going. He’s all washed up, that’s all I’m saying and he needs to shape up or quit.
“In other words, why do you like watching this shell of a man, continue to do this utter shit?”
Why do you care?
No really, why do you care?
If Noah’s “star” (whatever you want to call it) is falling as you claim, it will be of no consequence to you now or later if you stop watching.
“He’s all washed up, that’s all I’m saying and he needs to shape up or quit.”
I agree that he’s lost his touch, but that ISN’T all you’ve said here.
“And fuck you fools for continuing to give him support, you know he’s
washed up and you refuse to admit that he needs help and the first thing
he needs to do is quit this shit or shape up.”
Noah has to sort out his demons, but don’t try to pin his bullshit everyone who enjoys his work.
Because you enjoy watching him doing all his drama, you enjoy his histronics and stunts and his enraging people. You don’t care really if he losing his touch day by day and the fact that you let his ego grow to an alarming rate is also disturbing. Sorry, but I know I am being over the top but I will state that he has just not doing any really good lately, unless his goal is utterly pissing people off with stupid statements on how god awful every James Bond movie was before this one or Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale or how much Sean Connery was the worst James Bond ever. And he knows and acknowledges that he’s just doing it is blasphemous and he knows he’s out to enrage people. That’s all I’m getting from people, is that they like to watch him foam and rage after stuff and be a big negative asshole about things and rage about them. That’s not entertaining anymore, that’s not what he even set out to do in the first place is do stupid rage filled rant bullshit, he use to do a good game review where he could actually be funny, no now he’s just does rants and says stuff about famous icons to be controversial and piss people off.
“You don’t care really if he losing his touch day by day and the fact
that you let his ego grow to an alarming rate is also disturbing.”
I don’t worry about things I have no real power to change.
If enough people get fed up with him and his work, economics will sort his shit out more definitively than those same people bitching at each other.
“Sorry, but I know I am being over the top but I will state that he has
just not doing any really good lately, unless his goal is utterly
pissing people off with stupid statements on how god awful every James
Bond movie was before this one or Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale or how
much Sean Connery was the worst James Bond ever.”
A film critic whose opinion doesn’t fit the status quo or personal presumption?
For the record, I am a fan of the “silly gadget Bond films” like Moonraker, Octopussy, You Only Live Twice, and my absolute favorite is Live and Let Die.
Why am I not ranting at Spoony for hating on those?
“That’s not entertaining anymore, that’s not what he even set out to do
in the first place is do stupid rage filled rant bullshit….”
He’s been doing AVGN style “rage-views” since he started on youtube.
FF8, The Thing, most of his FMV-Hell series, and even his SWAT 4 Lets Plays are thoroughly anger-fueled.
Phantasmagoria and Ripper are the two works where he seems more in control, but that doesn’t stop him from going off on those games either.
The quality of his production has changed, and the rate of production has plunged into VGCats levels (read: Maybe once a month), but the core of his schtick hasn’t changed much, if at all.
Look even AVGN had better material and class, and distinction than this guy, and that was the guy making shit jokes all the freaking time. But whatever, I rest my case, I’ll shut up, I can’t change anything with all my histronics.
I kinda get where you are coming from dude. Because he has made real incidents and uploaded some outrageously long and babbling videos on twitch TV, to the point we can’t really tell whether he is playing a character or being hot headed.
Honestly, I can’t tell either unless the whole thing is scripted. His original style was and still is this “rage-filled prickish snob”. So I can see why they still watch his stuffs because that’s how he got famous in the first place. His current self and his character are virtually identical. Although his acting and real self were distinctive enough until a few years ago.
But seriously, nobody can stop the fans from watching stuffs they like. They like his videos, and not himself as a person. That’s my analogy of the whole thing and myself. I am conscious about his issues, but at the same time it’s not my problem either.
Besides, he would’ve already ended this long time ago if that was the solution. Did you think he posted less and less without a reason? Probably it didn’t work for him that much. He even said he wants keep making videos. Bottom line is you can never tell, so why not think more positively?
His previous videos before his decline where at least funny or at least watchable. These aren’t really watchable, I mean there just part 1 through 20 rants on the movie. And he says something outrageous or blasphemous about some movie series. In Batman, it was oh Batman Returns sucks. In Amazing Spider-Man it was that Raimi’s Spider-Man sucked. Or Prometheus just sucked to me, or in this Sean Connery sucks. He’s just saying this to get people to be outraged and yes it’s working I’ll admit my outrage.
First, calm down. I could barely understand what you wrote. Second, It’s just your preference of a movie. Whether he is trying to flame bait them or not, Spoony is just telling his opinion in this video. If disagreeing to popular opinions is a bad thing, he wouldn’t have gotten this popular in the first place. He has been doing this since his FF8 reviews.
It sounds like flame baiting to me.
As I said it doesn’t matter. Don’t you think he was always like this from the beginning? But I’m repeating myself.
Bottom line is, we don’t know much about him. I’ve heard opinions like yours, and all I can see from you guys is pretentiousness. May be you do care about him, but why would you shove your point of view at our face, even though you don’t know Noah personally? As you said, he has problem. I even heard he’s got bipolar disorder, but think carefully. If we were the cause of his problem, he would’ve already quit by now. If Noah wasn’t willing to stop, then his brother Miles had already stopped him.
Besides, if you cared as much as you said, you would’ve contacted him personally and tried to help him out. We are still enjoying what he delivers because we believe he is still Spoony who we know and love, not as Noah Antwiler as a person.
I personally find a lot of his antics hilarious. Some of what he has to say about movies or role playing games is insightful. As far as entertainment goes, yes he is entertaining and that’s all I ask for. Now as for the whole TGWTG issue goes, well so what? TGWTG is a good site and I check it once in a while but its a different style to the Spooney experiment. I think that’s what this comes down to man, you don’t like his style.Well I repeat what I said earlier, don’t watch it! Stop venting your rage where its not wanted!
The Man is wreck, he knows he is a wreck, your laughing at a sad, broken man that is sick. You are laughing at man who is suffering from mental disorders and makes sick rape jokes. He has really nothing left for him but his site and his twitter and he isn’t being entertaining anymore and if you want to just feed his self-destruction, fine, but what will happen when one day this site isn’t around anymore. What will you say when, he finally breaks down and never returns to the site and does nothing else and just lets the site die. Who will you blame, oh and by the way there is really nothing insightful about pissing on James Bond because well I just want to enrage a lot of people with shit and that is sad that he has to resort to that kind of entertainment. One day you idiots will learn that entertainment isn’t watching a prick sit through 6 part v-logs on how stupid a movie is or how much he hates a movie. He had a style that I liked and he shit on it.
I agree with Noah. The movie
wouldn’t pass the logic test for sure. The Bardem character took so many
complex measures to destroy M using all his technologic superiority just so he
could plan to shoot her in a courthouse. There were many psychological
implications that were never really explored as well.
What makes the movie work is the
“scene-by-scene” logic it has. As you’re watching the movie, events
happen in an order that makes sense, so you’re never feeling you are being cheated.
If you look at the movie as a whole, like these two guys did, you start to see
I do think it’s a modern take on
the classic James Bond style of narrative, and I’m glad I watched it on the big
To me, Casino royale was the
superior movie, which went much deeper into the study of who this secret agent
really is. And it was just as well made. And let’s not forget Eva green, which
was a crucial part of the movie’s appeal.
Thanks for these videos!
Actually a local theater near me does that, they have what they call Retro Cinema and they play classics every tues/thurs. I got to see office space in theater on my birthday because of that XD.
“Ever since Casino Royale I’ve said that this is my favorite style of bond movie by far
All my favorite Bond movies basically don’t involve gadgets, the super goofy villains…”
Godamn it Spoony how can two totally unrelated people share exactly the same opinions on so much shit? marry me man!!..just kidding get the fuck away
but seriously Spoony’s the shit!
And as far as bond movies go, to me, the more grounded into reality, the more plausible, the better! yes it resembles Bourne identity sometimes, but the difference being James Bond having his charismatic charming personality
Basically, Spoony, what you are saying is that…
Skyfall is Die Hard 4.0?
Miles, that sign-off was hilarious. This is definitely your best video with Spoony yet– keep it up!
Personally, I liked Skyfall. I thought it was a really well-executed action film; and while, yes, there are a number of logical gaps that one could point out (if one felt so inclined), they didn’t bother me, because they didn’t have anything to do with the STORY. The story was a sort of death-and-rebirth tale about Bond losing his edge and having to get back to his roots to reclaim it, bolstered by an excellent revenge tale featuring Bardem’s Silva. All the things SPOONY picked apart, however, were elements of the PLOT, which is basically just the mechanical construction of the story. As long as problems with the plot don’t interfere with the logic or emotion of the story, I can usually overlook them; that’s what separates “nitpicks” from “plot holes”.
As for Red Dawn, I have to be one of the few people who absolutely HATED the original film. Too cheesy to take seriously, yet too violent and cruel in the way it slaughters its entire cast to take lightly; I thought it was jingoistic garbage, just this side of a propaganda film. While I’m sure there are a lot of people who appreciate it ironically, and maybe even some who enjoy it sincerely, I’m just couldn’t appreciate it on any level at all.
That said, the remake looks just as terrible, so I’m staying away.
Skyfall was the best Batman of the year.
With that said…more Miles!
Speaking from the view point of a person that has been doing martial arts for 13 years at the ripe old age of 25 i can feel how much loss of motion that I have in my shoulders and knees are not as good as they used to be. So imagining a life of getting the shit kicked out of you and shot and such can really destroy a body.
What the problem with Temple of Doom was, was that ANNOYING, IRRITATING, STUPID woman! Every other woman in Indian Jones was a loveable, respectable and great character.
The reason they remake movies instead of just showing old movies at the theater are because dvd/bluray sales of the movie afterwards.
I greatly appreciate Spoony’s rant about remakes, and suggestion of rereleases as an alternative.
The majority of the review is spoony giving an epic nitpick rant but the final part shows the brilliance of Miles reacting to Spoony’s standard and hilarious type of rant. Suddenly The Spoony One goes from being this really charismatic and persuasive character to a slightly loopy nerd raging as his brother impassively watches with mild interest.
Incidentally Spoony (or anybody who pauses for more than a second at my comment) the reason they don’t just re-show past films is because films have to be made for the industry to make money. They make nothing from repeat screenings because not everybody is paid by commission, loads of people get one bigish payment and relinquish their copyright.
Are you fucking kidding me? Highlander is getting a remake. That is BULLSHIT. The original was and still is a great movie unlike the 20 or so fucking sequels and two t.v. shows and all that other crap. This will be the last nail in the coffin for Highlander.
Man its sad spoony has to say theres nothing wrong with something, or w/e after the shitstorm
Miles looking in the camera, saying “See what I have to put up with?” is freaking hilarious. Good stuffs.
I thought the original Red Dawn was PG-13 as well?
Very enjoyable review, Spoony and Miles. Most of it I agree with, some of it I don’t. I watched “Skyfall” twice, enjoyed it very much.
Also, both I and a friend of mine thought that Silva seemed a lot like Spoony. Similar looks (apart from hair colour), a couple of similar mannerisms, was horrifically tortured in the past (probably by being forced to play “Ultima IX”), talks about betrayal a lot, and hosts a series of internet videos? I rest my case.
They so completely screwed up the ending by having M go out with a pathetic whimper instead of a bang.When Bardem grabbed her I thought “We haven’t seen the knife yet and it’s going right in his ribs”. That option went away when he put the gun to her head and his so then I thought “Okay she’s going to look him in the eyes, say something profound and pull the trigger”, BUT NOOOO she just quietly bled to death.
I thought Doug nailed it when he said that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was forgettable, but not as bad as Temple of Doom, it being a more memorable film.