Diamonds are Forever....sucks....

Kevin Roegele

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LOL, appalling film!

1. It's too Americanised.
2. It's too influenced by Smokey and Bandit. Not surprising as Burt Reynolds was almost cast.
3. Connery is scompletely wasted, and shows hardly any of the charm and character he did in previous movies.
4. It's the most silly of all Bond movies. It's almost a comedy, and it's clearly influenced by the 60's Batman TV show.
5. Blofeld is awful.
6. No excitement or tension.
7. Incredible that this was made by the men who produced Goldfinger less than a decade previously.
 
I agree this film sucks and Connery was old to play 007 again but DAD is worse.
 
Two Face said:
I agree this film sucks and Connery was old to play 007 again but DAD is worse.

Connery was far better in Never Say Never Again, he's focused and ultra-smooth and chraming. In DAF, he can hardly be bothered.

But, as you say, DAD is worse.
 
DAF was a terrible movie. It did however have a few good moments: half of the pre-credit sequence wasn't bad, the fight in the lift is quite good, and the introduction of Wit and Kit is sinister and intriguing. But the rest! Oh, the rest!
 
Everyman said:
DAF was a terrible movie. It did however have a few good moments: half of the pre-credit sequence wasn't bad, the fight in the lift is quite good, and the introduction of Wit and Kit is sinister and intriguing. But the rest! Oh, the rest!

Oh, the pain! Oh, the pain of it all!
 
I take on board all the criticisms of DAF but I have a soft spot for the bit where the satellite is blowing stuff up around the world. The piece of John Barry music that accompanies that scene is brilliant.

I also quite like the way it allows Connery's Bond to be quite brutal and sadistic at times (i.e his strangling interrogation of Molly)
 
I wish Connery and Hamilton hadn't soiled themselves with this movie :(

Worst Blofeld of them all.Wtf was he doing with hair?? Mr Wint and Mr Kidd were terrible villains.Worst Felix Leiter of the series.Tiffany Case was one of the blandest Bond women ever.

The only positive things I can think of in this movie are Plenty O'Toole,and the scene where Q is playing the slot machines in Vegas,and rigging them to win with his little gadget.
 
Kevin Roegele said:
LOL, appalling film!

1. It's too Americanised.
2. It's too influenced by Smokey and Bandit. Not surprising as Burt Reynolds was almost cast.
3. Connery is scompletely wasted, and shows hardly any of the charm and character he did in previous movies.
4. It's the most silly of all Bond movies. It's almost a comedy, and it's clearly influenced by the 60's Batman TV show.
5. Blofeld is awful.
6. No excitement or tension.
7. Incredible that this was made by the men who produced Goldfinger less than a decade previously.

How is it too influenced by Smokey And The Bandit if that movie didn't come out for another six years.

Anyway, I enjoyed Diamonds Are Forever. It's definitely one of the lower ranking Bond films, but it's far from the worst. It's no masterpiece, but it is fun. The only Bond film I truly hate is Moonraker, as I've said quite a few times.
 
I think DAF is without question the worst Bond movie. Moonraker and DAD atleast has some good moments, but DAF just sucks from start to end IMO.
The worst thing about it is how it totally destroyed Blofeld.
 
I feel really alone here sense I enjoyed DAF at least its better then all the bronsen bond films.
 
deathshead2 said:
I feel really alone here sense I enjoyed DAF at least its better then all the bronsen bond films.

I'm with you in that I enjoyed DAF, but I strongly disagree that it's better than all of Brosnan's films, especially when you consider Goldeneye, the second best film of the series after Goldfinger.
 
The only good thing I can really say about this movie was The theme song. I mean seriously, I dont even remember Bond's wife being addressed.
 
deathshead2 said:
I feel really alone here sense I enjoyed DAF at least its better then all the bronsen bond films.


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ANTHONYNASTI said:
How is it too influenced by Smokey And The Bandit if that movie didn't come out for another six years.

LOL, good question.

I meant that it influenced Smokey and the Bandit, as well as the wave sof 70's car chase/crash flicks and TV shows that came in the 70s.
 
ANTHONYNASTI said:
I'm with you in that I enjoyed DAF, but I strongly disagree that it's better than all of Brosnan's films, especially when you consider Goldeneye, the second best film of the series after Goldfinger.
Ok but I still see Brosnans movies as trash and Goldeneye was still and will always be a pile of crap. I still think people liked it just because it had a videogame.
 
deathshead2 said:
Ok but I still see Brosnans movies as trash and Goldeneye was still and will always be a pile of crap. I still think people liked it just because it had a videogame.

Ah, the Goldeneye videogame. Never did beat it, but boy was it fun.
 
Diamonds are Forever: 7/10
Connery Era 2/6

13/20
12. Octopussy
13. Diamonds are Forever
14. The Spy Who loved me
 
dutchmarvel said:
Diamonds are Forever: 7/10
Connery Era 2/6

13/20
12. Octopussy
13. Diamonds are Forever
14. The Spy Who loved me

Can you stop doing that now please? ;)
 
It's just too damn tongue-in-cheek. That's the real problem.
 
SpyderDan said:
It's just too damn tongue-in-cheek. That's the real problem.

There are mere milimetres between Diamonds are Forever and the 60's Batman TV show.
 
Kevin Roegele said:
There are mere milimetres between Diamonds are Forever and the 60's Batman TV show.

Two great, serious characters destroyed by the horrors of the 1960s.
 
SpyderDan said:
Two great, serious characters destroyed by the horrors of the 1960s.

Well.....obviously they weren't destroyed, they're both thriving now. Batman is a character that can adapt to anything. The 60s show works, Batman Begins works, Batman 89 works. With Bond, there's a delicate balance between seriousness and tongue-in-cheek which must be maintained.
 
Kevin Roegele said:
Well.....obviously they weren't destroyed, they're both thriving now. Batman is a character that can adapt to anything. The 60s show works, Batman Begins works, Batman 89 works. With Bond, there's a delicate balance between seriousness and tongue-in-cheek which must be maintained.

Yeah, I'll agree with that. I'm just by no means a fan of the cheeky Bond or campy Batman.
 
Connery looked better in NSNA, he was a fat bastard in DAF. He only did it for the check.
 
Palpadious said:
Connery looked better in NSNA, he was a fat bastard in DAF. He only did it for the check.

He certainly didn't do it based on the integrity of the script.
 

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