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Friday, December 14, 2012

best bond movie ever

finally saw skyfall last night.  best bond movie ever.  i credit javier bardem for that.  movies like this are entirely dependent on their bad guys.  if the bad guy role is good, the movie is good.  if the bad guy role is not good, the movie is not good.  the rocky movie with mr t was good because mr t was good.  the rocky movie with rutger hauer was crappy because rutger hauer and brigitte nielsen were crappy.

javier bardem was phenomenal as the bad guy in skyfall.


 this was the first time i saw a movie in an imax theater.  i was deeply unimpressed.  also, this may have been the last movie i watched in a theater.  although i remembered to bring my ear plugs, it is still annoying to have to wear them.  noise induced hearing loss is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and if you have been in a movie theater in the past x years, you know that the noise level is damaging.  i've experienced the same problem in sports arenas where the crowd noise is fine, but the sound system is absurdly loud.

UPDATE:  the same day i wrote and posted this, 20 six and seven year old children and six adults were murdered by automatic weapons fire in newton, ct.  i have thought a lot about this movie review the past few days.  i felt awful because i enjoyed a movie that was so steeped in violence, much it via automatic weapons. i have asked myself if violent films somehow contributed to the lack of empathy that mass murderers feel or perhaps, at least, to the insensitivity and cruelty of the pro-murder crowd that so loves its automatic weapons.  i don't know the answer to anything, but i do think i need to warn people, unnecessary as it may be, that skyfall is a very violent movie and people are shot and killed casually and graphically.  i don't know if i can watch that movie again and, while i am certainly a non-violent person, i don't know when i will be able to watch another violent program.  this last mass murder feels different than the others.  20 six and seven year old children.  that should mean something to everyone.
posted by DBK at 7:26 AM |

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