Yeah that sounds like far more like Quantum of Solace which is pretty much universally regarded (including by Craig himself and the producers) as the nadir of his run. In part due to how it's made but also because the writer's strike and a can't be moved release date meant they had to go into production or else. Which makes what they did letting Boyle go for what became No Time To Die all the more intriguing.I've only ever heard qualified praise for Casino Royale myself- too much shakey cam, too much trying to be Bourne are the usual issues. Maybe it's a transatlantic divide?
Something that Eon and the the Bond video game makers used to their advantage. There was the revamped version of Goldeneye 007 released in 2010 and then 007 Legends the same year as Skyfall. Both blatantly premised on "Craig's Bond having a version of that movie that X starred in." Though 007 Legends itself ended up fairly rushed and its inclusion of a mission based on OHMSS looks odd given what happened with bringing back Blofeld later on.QoS does bugger the reboot, yes, but Skyfall gets away with it because it knows that while Bond has only had three films, he simultaneously has had over twenty.
You're certainly entitled to that opinion. Really, I was more thinking of the marketing fiasco than the film itself, which isn't entirely fair.This article is wrong.
John Carter is not flawed in any way.
Fun fact: if the movie was somehow successful,it was gonna lead to a whole series of sequels where Laurel and Hardy fight Dracula or an alien invasion.Okay, I thought "nothing will top the absurdity of What If Tom And Jerry Talked And The Excuse Was They Just Never Did It Around Each Other Bfore And Then They Became Friends", and then I saw "so these two guys Laurel and Hardy who were real men called Laurel and Hardy for real, what if we rebooted them".
I'm joking, in case that wasn't clear.You're certainly entitled to that opinion. Really, I was more thinking of the marketing fiasco than the film itself, which isn't entirely fair.
The style of John Carter, at the time, reminded me a lot of a better version of the Star Wars prequels.
Wait, what? There are two John Carter movies?Quite enjoyed this
Though I am now being distracted by how I quite like the pulpiness of the original John Carter books but have never seen either of the films and am just vaguely aware there were two, they're different and I'm not sure which is meant here.
That reminds me, the 2010 Ridley Scott Robin Hood film is another example of a 'reboot that ends with the beginning' (or new adaptation or whatever).There's a really good youtube video on King Arthur and Robin Hood movies that touches on some of this:
(That part starts at 10:30, but it's all interesting.)