How could you even think that Jaws was bad :darnkids
Jaws was "good" in "The Spy Who Loved Me", following the tradition of henchmen with "unique" ways of killing their victims (ala Oddjob)...
However in "Moonraker" he was reduced to nothing more than comic relief (ala "Nick Nack" in Golden Gun) who "found his true love". Now all we can remember is the goofy wide-eyed "oh ****!" looking Jaws, and not the assassin with steel teeth who would kill you like a vampire.
And once again Dan nails it- "Skyfall" blends this fresh new Bond, with "just" enough of the old. :thumbsup
I watched QoS and it movie was a little difficult to get into (mind you I've been a doing some running around at the time and couldn't watch it all in one shot). The action scenes were great, however as a friend told me beforehand, the film could have had a better antagonist. That guy sure did have a great "trollface" though. :lol
The fight scenes do suffer a bit from that hyper-cut editing style at times (that Dan mentioned earlier). Not as badly as say Batman Begins where you couldn't really see anything going on!
Oh and that knife/scissor fight near the beginning where Bond takes out the baddie by stabbing the artery in his leg, and waiting for him to bleed out like he was waiting for a microwave to finish heating his morning coffee... I think this perfectly captured the cold brutality of a fight to the death, and how it's just another day at the office for Bond. This is certainly "literary" Bond and not the Moore era "That was a close shave" comic relief nonsense.
Parts that made me laugh out loud were just about every scene with CIA agent Felix: that "unimpressed" face he had on all the time is basically me at my job all day! :lol
I was pleasently surprised with the female lead being (to a degree) on Bond's level and not the typical damsel in distress. For me "this" is how you do a female equal of Bond properly and not that stinking hot mess of Halle Berry in Die Another Day.
I liked the nod to Goldfinger with the MI6 agent covered in oil on the bed; she's lying in almost the exact same position as Jill Masterson who was covered in gold paint (oil is "black gold" get it? ).
I also liked the tradition of the "secret villain organization" although for me it kind of came off more like the secret society in Eyes Wide Shut for some reason. :lol
The "secret base" this time was a hotel in the desert (which in famous Bond tradition self destructed). Again a nod to the history of Bond, while trying to stay current.
Seeing Stana Katic (Kate Beckett on Castle) as the Canadian secret intelligence agent at the end--- this had me smiling as Stana Katic just happens to BE Canadian with Hamilton being her old hometown! I wonder if her nationality had anything to her getting this minor role.
While it is my 3rd favourite of the Craig Bond films, it's only marginally behind Casino Royale. Saying something like it is the "worst" of the three isn't really fair as it is a decent Bond movie and on it's own a good action movie.
And I've since rewatched Casino Royale several times. And despite the lack of gadgets (save for the mini defibrillator) I now feel it is on par with Skyfall for the Craig films. The Texas Hold 'em match was brilliant.
The DBS rollover is still painful to watch. :lol