Please email any comments or review requests to beerbohmtastic@gmail.com.
Follow Beerbohmtastic on Twitter @beerbohmtastic.

Monday 30 November 2015


I found three trailers on line for this one.  I chose the 2:32 trailer, first.  It should have ended at about the halfway point - way too much detail.  Then I watched the "official trailer" with a length of 1:15.  It was almost perfect. It's what a trailer should be... just enough and you barely see the villain.  Hearing the villain's voice is just enough.

And what a villain! Christoph Waltz is a perfect combination of comical and menacing.  He steals every scene he's in in Inglorious Bastards, he is perfect in Django Unchained and he's comically magnificent in The Green Hornet.  And yes, I'm still pissed off at you, Seth Rogan, for butchering one of my favourites!  I'm almost over it.

The wife said that while she likes Daniel Craig as an actor his face looks like "a bag of smashed assholes."  I'm not sure what that means and when I asked her she said, "my brothers used to say that..."  Um... okay.

I think he's a good actor but I don't like this new Bond franchise.  Bond is supposed to be rugged, suave, a lady's man, detached from true emotion - gritty with a wry sense of humour.

This new Bond doesn't cut it for me. Too much back story. Too much emotion. Bond is supposed to do the job with style and finesse - car chases and explosions. Bond gets the girl, then moves on with no pining.

Spectre: number 4 in the new franchise.  Casino Royale was okay. Quantum of Solace was the worst Bond film ever made and arguably one of the worst films of the spy genre, ever. Skyfall should have been called Cryfall, though Javier Bardem was freaking hilarious.

As I said, the short trailer for Spectre was very good, near perfect and if I have enough energy to bring back the Beerbohm Awards, it might warrant a nomination for best trailer.

So, I will see this film because of Christoph Waltz and because I suspect Craig may be close to the end of his Bond days.  How many crap scripts can a good actor deal with before he moves on?

Please note: The views of the wife do not necessarily reflect the views of Beerbohmtastic.

No comments:

Post a Comment