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Thursday, November 23, 2006


What's the big deal with these James Bond movies? Why all this hype? Especially these "I go only to Satyam theatre" multiplex types. All Bond movies suck. Even Rajini movies are better.

P.S: Which is worse - watching a 007 flick or playing a mobile/PC game???


  • certainly watching 007 movie is worse..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Nov 23, 01:45:00 PM  

  • why are u bringing PC gaming into this??? the latest PC games are awesome...

    By Blogger karthikeyan, at Thu Nov 23, 04:40:00 PM  

  • anon,

    I have an inampuriyadha intrinsic aversion/allergy/hatred towards gaming!

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Thu Nov 23, 05:16:00 PM  

  • bala,
    Even I hate PC Games. But I like Bond(Not pierce brosnan as bond) movies. Timepass.

    By Anonymous F e r r a r i, at Thu Nov 23, 05:29:00 PM  

  • I was about to post something along the same lines after watching the latest bond movie. I suspect that Bond movies, due to a variety of reasons, need to do really really well in the first week. Otherwise it is a writeoff. Even though this seems to be true even for kollywood movies, I think it is much more so for Bond movies. That explains the publicity that literally swamps the press - wonder how much they spend on quarter and biryani for journalists, and prob. on 'cover' journalists as well.

    I came out of the theatre and was wondering at the foolish phase of life where we enjoy Bond movies, Phantom and tarzan movies/comics, where the white guy kicks the local guy's ass and is invariably the winner. How could I have ignored these racial undertones ? Well, We make mistakes and learn, I guess.

    By Anonymous BNB, at Thu Nov 23, 10:59:00 PM  

  • Bond stopped being interesting long back. Alhough my growing up had something to do it I won't rush to such a conclusion.

    Bond flicks are not 'kaalathinaal azhiyAdha kAviyam' but there are many of them that can remembered for just the style and fun. Q's gizmos where great and a universal inspiration (remember Kamal's watch in Vikram).

    It is the same way you look back at AB's Don. The film is as cliched a Bollywood film as one can get.There is nothing great about AB as an actor. But there was something uber-cool about AB in Don. Even now I sometimes find myself humming the Don theme.

    As Ferrari says, timepass that's all. And better timepass than man-in-baggy-yellow-pants expecting us to laugh or man-stripped-off-baggy-yellow-pants expecting us to cry.

    That said, Golden Eye was the last Bond film I liked. My friends were planning to go to Captain's 'Thaayagam' running in a theatre nearby and I forced them to come to Golden Eye instead. No wonder I like Golden Eye.

    By Anonymous msp, at Fri Nov 24, 01:24:00 AM  

  • ''All Bond movies suck. Even Rajini movies are better.''
    HaHa..Aaga motham,Rajini-a viduratha illa :)
    I have'nt watched any Bond movie so far, so i reserve comments..But PC games are far more interesting than most movies, so i strongly condemn them being compared with Bond and Rajini flicks..

    By Anonymous Ulaganayagan, at Fri Nov 24, 05:05:00 AM  

  • yeah, Vikram is better than any bond movie ever made. Why Bond when we have Grand(as Bosey would put it?)

    By Anonymous raj, at Fri Nov 24, 10:38:00 AM  

  • Ferrari,

    "I came out of the theatre and was wondering at the foolish phase of life where we enjoy Bond movies, Phantom and tarzan movies/comics..."
    - I still love Tom & Jerry :p

    Golden Eye: Tina Turner title song paadi thala vali kuduthadhu dhaan micham :)

    About Big Baadu AB, i haven't watched Don... anjukkum pathukkum pena ad-la ellam nadikkarava Vella thaadikkaaran padathayellam naan oru porutta karudharadhilla :)

    On a more serious note,
    "But there was something uber-cool about AB" - Very true....

    "But PC games are far more interesting than most movies..."
    - Car/bike otradhum gun-ala suttukitte pogaradhum chinnapulla thanama illa rascalS? :))

    Vikram title song-ku nigara Bond pada song edhavadhu unda?

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Fri Nov 24, 05:59:00 PM  

  • You can watch Bond movies at least for the score. The way the theme is used for different scenarios...the way it starts differently/in a seemingly unrelated pace and converges to the theme grandly....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Nov 24, 07:46:00 PM  

  • Bond movies are the same as Gabtun movies.. Only everything looks better and the plot has no holes.. So the movies end up being very serious unlike gabtun padam..

    Mobile gaming can be very interesting! I dunno what fone you have, but once you get addicted to a game, like i have, u even play it in the loo (like i have :D)

    By Anonymous scudie, at Sun Nov 26, 04:27:00 PM  

  • B(K), illai ,illai, illave illai!

    By Anonymous raj, at Wed Nov 29, 09:38:00 AM  

  • Hey comparing bond movies to rajinis is such an insult..the bond characters are very good looking and do a good job of the stunts as compared to rasini thatha's looks and his clown like actions in the name of stunts :)...am sure u cant refute that..

    By Anonymous Mathangi Balakrishnan, at Thu Nov 30, 07:48:00 PM  

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