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MGM has deep financial troubles and doesn't have the money to start producing a new part in the legendary James Bond franchise.

 

MGM: "We do not know when development will resume and cannot comment further at this stage."

 

MGM won't sell the rights to the franchise I suppose, so our favorite spy is retiring early.

 

Thoughts?

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Not really bothered, if i'm honest. The new Bond wasn't bad, but I never liked it as much as the classic ones.

Same here. No one can replace Connery.

 

Besides, the Cold War has been over for nearly 20 years, so what's the point?

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I think the franchise will return eventually. If MGM continues to have financial troubles they will either get bought out or shutdown all together either of which will put Bond in someone else's hands. If not that they will eventually sell it to help pay off their debts.

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MGM won't sell the rights to the franchise I suppose, so our favorite spy is retiring early.
22 movies over 46 years, does not sound like early retirement to me.

 

I'm just happy the franchise became somewhat respectable again before fading away. Still want to poke my eyes out for watching A View to a Kill. Cannot believe Roger Moore played Bond in 32% of the Bond movies.

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22 movies over 46 years, does not sound like early retirement to me.

I'm just happy the franchise became somewhat respectable again before fading away. Still want to poke my eyes out for watching A View to a Kill. Cannot believe Roger Moore played Bond in 32% of the Bond movies.

 

 

Yeah, I'd tend to agree. Craig was also more in the mold of Connery (who probably should've said no to Never Say Never Again, btw) and a more worthy successor than Moore for the title of 007. Didn't hate Roger, just thought he was more pretty-boy than hardass. Didn't care from Brosnan for pretty much the same reason.

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Didn't care from Brosnan for pretty much the same reason.

 

Of course I agree, Connery was the best, but my 2nd and 3rd choices may out my bad taste. I liked Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. Dalton gets the nod because he was a very welcome changed from Moore who I liked at first, but I grew to loath him with each movie. I liked Brosnan since he was on Remington Steele and wanted him to replace Moore when Dalton got the job.

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Didn't really have a problem with Dalton as Bond, except that I wasn't really crazy about his enemies and Miriyam D'abo wasn't really hot for a bond chick (not saying ugly, btw). Dalton's 007 (like Craig's) was more Connery-like in overall attitude. I liked Moore in Live and Let Die, but by View to a Kill he just looked like he'd hung on to the part too long. Might have been interesting to see how Brosnan would have handled the part earlier on had it not been for his Steele contract.

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the **** is wrong with you?

Craig is my favorite as well, and I've seen all the movies :parrot:

 

 

I don't think this means the end for Bond at all, I just think it means a longer wait till the next one. I just hope it's not so far away that we won't get another movie with Craig, though that is seeming likely.

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the **** is wrong with you?

 

I can't imagine having to sit through countless hours of Bond films... it just doesn't interest me enough. I love Casino Royale and that's about it. Quantum was a disappointment. Goldeneye was cool but not more than that. Casino Royale was what gave me some of the tricks I use today, in poker and in life.

 

Though I will say, they play really crappy poker in that movie.

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Most of the ones I saw were with Pierce Brosnan. I thought I'd seen some good stuff. Then I saw a classic or two with Connery and it became obvious that I *clearly* hadn't seen anything but the tip of the iceberg. Those modern ones were respectable and good for today. The ones that started it were the REAL prizes.

 

 

Man, Daniel Craig is the best Bond I've ever seen.

 

Probably because I never saw the Connery movies.

 

^^^

the **** is wrong with you?

Seconded.

 

I doubt this will be the end either, but it may be a very long time before we see another installment.

 

I just hope the next super power laser it uses is Green.

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I'm just happy the franchise became somewhat respectable again before fading away.

Quantum of Solace made no sense whatsoever. It really didn't; I still have no idea what the plot was, and even if I did I doubt there'd be much direction to it. People die, there's a party, more people die, there's a fire, someone else dies.

 

To quote Mark Kermode: Title, rubbish; taken from a story which this had nothing to do with. And I'm sorry, if you call something Quantum of Solace there needs to be a point at which you go 'oh, OK, that's a really clever thing to have called it' rather than [it making as much sense as] Pond of Wood, Fish of Trees.

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I can't imagine having to sit through countless hours of Bond films... it just doesn't interest me enough. I love Casino Royale and that's about it. Quantum was a disappointment. Goldeneye was cool but not more than that. Casino Royale was what gave me some of the tricks I use today, in poker and in life.

 

Though I will say, they play really crappy poker in that movie.

You don't have to watch countless hours of Bond films, just watch Goldfinger at the least. I'm not saying I don't like Craig, Casino Royale was quite good, Quantum was not, but that was not so much his fault. You should also check out You Only Live Twice, if only to see azn Connery.
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