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post #1 of 10 Old Nov 11th, 2012, 2:06 pm Thread Starter
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When you go see Skyfall

In the 2012 movie SkyFall, James Bond (Daniel Craig) rides a Honda CRF250R bike in the opening sequence chase scene that was filmed in Turkey.

The henchman Patrice (played by Ola Rapace) will also ride a Honda CRF250R. During the filming, twenty bikes were used to film the sequence. Henchman Patrice rides a Turkish police bike and Bond rides a merchant’s bike. Both Hondas were extensively modified by the special effects team.

“We needed a highly versatile and quality off-road motorbike that could be easily modified, without compromising performance or safety, for the opening sequence of SkyFall. Honda CRFs are probably the best off-roaders out there so it’s great that we’ve been able to partner with Honda as the bikes, whilst heavy modified, were superb to work with,” said Gary Powell, stunt co-ordinator for SkyFall. Two CRF450R motorbikes were used as HD camera filming machines, as only a motorbike could easily enable the camera crew to follow the various stunts.

Two Honda bikes used in the movie will be on display alongside a stock Honda CRF250R at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, UK, which is currently hosting the Bond in Motion exhibition that will continue untill December 31, 2012.

Motorcycles are regularly used by Bond in chase scenes. One of the most thrilling examples is the BMW R1200 that Bond (Pierce Brosnan) rides through Saigon in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). Pierce Brosnan uses a Cagiva 600 W16 military motorcycle to jump off a cliff to catch a plane in the opening sequence of GoldenEye (1995). Sean Connery rode a Yamaha XJ650 Turbo in the 1983 movie Never Say Never Again and Daniel Craig, in Quantum of Solace, hijacks a Montesa Cota 4RT bike (heavily modified for the film) in Haiti and uses it to jump onto a boat.

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post #2 of 10 Old Nov 11th, 2012, 4:17 pm
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Well if that Honda is such a good bike, why'd it take 20 of them.
Could'a done it with just 2 Yamahas.

Just kiddin'.
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Well if that Honda is such a good bike, why'd it take 20 of them.
Could'a done it with just 2 Yamahas.

Just kiddin'.
...or just 1 Kawasaki.

Great movie! We saw it yesterday. The end was kinda sad, but lots of action. I'm not going to spoil it for those that haven't seen it yet, but I think you'll shed a tear towards the end.


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Great movie...I won't spoil it, but for us who have enjoyed Bond movies for years, the best scene was when he and M open the storage shed door.....

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Great movie...I won't spoil it, but for us who have enjoyed Bond movies for years, the best scene was when he and M open the storage shed door.....
"We need to go back in time."

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As for Skyfall being a great Bond movie ---You can't have a great Bond movie without a great sex scene. The only memorable sex scene in Skyfall includes the line: "What makes you think this is my first time?" Hopefully not a sign of disclosures to follow!

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As for Skyfall being a great Bond movie ---You can't have a great Bond movie without a great sex scene. The only memorable sex scene in Skyfall includes the line: "What makes you think this is my first time?" Hopefully not a sign of disclosures to follow!
I agree....... as for SkyFall, thought it was a good movie, lots of action.

JMHO but I think Daniel Craig has taken Bond, James Bond to an edgy character.....I think the days of Bond being suave and debonair are gone, pretty much like every thing else.


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I agree....... as for SkyFall, thought it was a good movie, lots of action.

JMHO but I think Daniel Craig has taken Bond, James Bond to an edgy character.....I think the days of Bond being suave and debonair are gone, pretty much like every thing else.
He's definitely taken the character in an interesting new direction, but I can't say I mind it. Both of Craig's Bond films so far were good, and I hear Skyfall is the best yet - so far so good!
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Oh, and while I understand that some people didn't like Quantum of Solace, I have to say it was still better than some of the Brosnan Bond flicks... lol
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He's definitely taken the character in an interesting new direction, but I can't say I mind it. Both of Craig's Bond films so far were good, and I hear Skyfall is the best yet - so far so good!
Oh-No....didn't mean that I don't like what has evolved here....Bond movies are fun, pure fantasy and I love that in a movie..not looking for any deep meaning, just entertain me for 2+ hours.

another good Craig movie is Cowboys and Aliens, if you haven't seen it rent it.


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