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PostSubject: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:58 pm

http://haphazardstuff.com/TheBrosnanAgeGoldenEye.html

I've been following this guy's observations on the Bond films for quite awhile. Most of his videos covering Connery to Dalton were mostly just observations but watching GoldenEye I'm noticing that he's putting a lot more of his own thoughts on material more often than just observations. He says he'll revisit the earlier eras for more examination. I'm glad with this direction because I have been following many good video web critics such as sfdebris and of course the more famous Red Letter Media reviews taking on big series like Star Trek and Star Wars. But there were hardly any videos examining the Bond films on the same level and I always felt encouraged to one day start my own video review series because I believe it has proven to be far more effective to not only tell your thoughts but show them via clips. Looks like this guy is going more that route, though maybe not as much as I would have preferred.

Lazenby, I know you're gonna love this guy. At times I almost thought the guy was really you. laugh


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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:54 am



^ 0.50... What a f***ing awesome moment. 8)

Makeshift Python wrote:

Lazenby, I know you're gonna love this guy. At times I almost thought the guy was really you. laugh

Wish I had the chance to do something like this. Hope my royalty cheque's in the post from this video reviewer guy though. That said, all evidence of my long-held opinions on GE are now eternally-destroyed posts (I could sit on them, but I couldn't take them with me, someone prone to s*** dialogue and characters might say), blew up like one of those sh*tty Brosnan flick explosions he always narrowly jumps away from.

I'd especially love to be let loose on TWINE in RLM fashion though, take the retarded f***er apart piece by sorry piece. :x
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:09 am

The montage of Pierce Brosnan shooting up shit with automatic weapons spliced with footage from past flicks was awesome. I'm glad I'm not the only one to notice the overused trend of Brosnan's Bond constantly getting into boring machine gun play.

You know, it never occurred to me of Paris Carver's sudden switch from verbally berating Bond to immediately helping him keep his cover (only to have Bond blow it up himself a few seconds later). TND has always been the generic Bond, inoffensive compared to other flicks but so boring I hardly pay attention when watching it. But yeah, I always knew Paris was a poorly written character but the stuff he brought up really gets into the major issues. And the idea of having it be Anya instead is something that should have seriously been considered. It may not have saved the rest of the film but it would have given it an admirable element to it. But then again I'd hate to think how poorly written she might have ended up if that were to happen.

Anyway, I look forward to his take on TWINE. From the sound of things it may not be too positive given his observations of the first two flicks. It definitely is not looked upon as Brosnan's third charm like Connery's GF and Moore's TSWLM are in general.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:24 am

Thanks for posting. The guy could use a bit more energy, but he makes a lot of good points. I lol'd at the machine-gun montage.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:13 am

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I lol'd at the machine-gun montage.
Best part of that is the clip of Walken laughing, and Brosnan shooting down Tracy second. But yeah, while his delivery of the commentary isn't energetic I think his skills at editing almost make up for it. I like that he took the time to insert a lot of clips of the media hype of the times to establish the period the films came out and what the consensus was. The inclusion of clips from films starring all the Bond actors during the hiatus was a nice touch.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:24 am

I like that he picked up on Brozzer's sighing and wheezing plus how skinny he was.
He rightly observes that Brozzer really didn't pull off the tuxedoed Bond. Said Brozzer looked more like a waiter than Bond.

Brozzer was a terrible choice as Bond. Just look at the wimpy Remington Steele clips. He comes across as a fancy boy.
Thankfully Brozzer did start to fill out his physique by TWINE and actually looked pretty good as Bond in DAD, but that had more to do with middle aged weight gain.Whatever works I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:35 am

I remember Gene Siskel once remarked that Pierce Brosnan looked more like James Bond's chauffeur. He really does in GE, but I do agree that by DAD he not only looked better but he was no longer had that boyish act, instead playing it more tough and nasty. At least during the Cuba sequence. And the scene where he shows no hesitation of putting a bullet in Frost the moment he finds out she's a traitor, while in TWINE he's all hot and bothered by a spoiled rich brat using him.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:09 am

The Brosnan films are EONS better than those of Craig. At least Brosnan was dark haired, charming, good looking and tall. He also had the coolness required for the role. A thug is not cool, nor is he Bond.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:32 am

Craig has the right swagger for Bond. Confident but not overplaying it. That's enough for me to get over the hair color. Brosnan only achieves that to an extent in DAD (again, the Cuba scenes). Before that he's just an overdressed boyish smooth operator, or worse he's whatever he was in TWINE.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:31 pm

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whatever he was in TWINE.

The word you're looking for is "pussy-whipped". Then about 2/3rds of the way in, he straight up goes insane.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:25 am

Even though Craig does not have the right look for Bond and never should have been considered IMO, he is still a darn good Bond, that is when he's not being forced to deliver limp Haggis dialogue.
But he does have the Bond swagger and he can certainly fight and act. He just needs to learn to stand up to Babs. eg no more dressing in drag for her "causes"
Craig would benefit from a good sitdown with Sean.

Brozzer has the right look but absolutey nothing else. He gets an audition because he's got the look but then he should have been shown the door, after his audtion.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:48 am

With the video that Lazenby posted here... I actually enjoyed the little Brosnan montage (that starts at about 8.17).
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:52 am

The bit in the GE review with all the Bonds listening to Ladies First in their cars was good, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Haphazard Stuff Reviews   Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:54 am

His entry for TWINE: http://haphazardstuff.com/TheWorldIsNotEnough.html
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