The Stealth Hippopotamus: 3. Timothy DaltonYou trolling
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Roger Moore for the second overall Bond, though, is not what I had in mind.
kronicfeld: Roger Moore is worse than Lazenby, in my estimation. That may have had more to do with the insane slapstickery and bad wisecracking in many of his movies, which he can't control, but he's the one who said the words, so ultimately it's his character who gets sullied.
kronicfeld: I actually liked Brosnan, but his movies suffer from some of the same problems as Moore's, though to a leser extent.
kronicfeld: And I'm sorry, but Daniel Craig's movies are about some Michael Bay action hero who happens to be named James Bond, not the same character that was played by the preceding five actors. He's a great actor and I want to have Layer Cake's babies, but his movies just don't grab me.
kronicfeld: I'd say:1. Connery2. Brosnan, Dalton (tie)4. Craig, Lazenby (tie)6. Moore
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Craig might move up in the rankings, depending on how good his portrayal in Skyfall is.
RobertBruce: Oh, and just because I need to say it in Bond discussions: QoS is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
kronicfeld: I hope he's working on his dragon shouts. He's a perfect Nord, but if he can't FUS RO DAH then that will totally break the illusion for me.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'd have to go through the lesser Moore (not a pun, I swear) films like Moonraker to determine if QoS is the second worst in the series. As it stands, QoS is pretty far down. Among other things, STOP SHAKING THE CAMERA AND MAKING JUMP CUTS. Heaven forbid someone tries to follow your action sequences.
kronicfeld: A View to a Kill was unwatchable. Close call.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: RobertBruce: Oh, and just because I need to say it in Bond discussions: QoS is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.There was a time when I thought, "Quantum of Solace has to be the worst Bond film."Then I sat down and forced myself to watch Die Another Day again.Quantum of Solace has its moments, however few and far between they may be.Die Another Day seemed like it made a conscious and dedicated effort to get as many things wrong about the film series as possible. You almost get the impression that the director (who went on to direct xXx: State of the Union, incidentally) never sat down and watched a Bond film in his life.I'd have to go through the lesser Moore (not a pun, I swear) films like Moonraker to determine if QoS is the second worst in the series. As it stands, QoS is pretty far down. Among other things, STOP SHAKING THE CAMERA AND MAKING JUMP CUTS. Heaven forbid someone tries to follow your action sequences.
miss diminutive: I agree with pretty much everything here. I fell asleep TWICE while watching QoS (at home, not in theatre...but still) and Die Another Day was just ludicrously awful. A remote-controlled invisible car with shotguns in the hood? Why not just send the car on the missions?
miss diminutive: My dad is a huge Bond fan and I grew up watching the Connery and Moore films with him. I prefer Connery by a landslide, simply because I feel he was able to convey the potent lethality and the suave nature of the character (although I've never read any of the books, so I don't know how "accurate" that portrayal is). Moore, on the other hand, seemed almost like a clown. Maybe that had more to do with his movies than the actor, but I just could never take him seriously.
miss diminutive: Moore also stuck with the character for too long. According to wiki he was 57 by the time View To A Kill was made, and it showed.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Connery, though, was effortlessly and naturally cool. He could be callous and tough as nails, but still have a non-in-your-face sense of sly humor.
kronicfeld: His movies weren't generic action flicks. They were espionage movies. Callousness, sly humor, etc were part and parcel of his mission. Look at From Russia With Love; it wasn't a movie about a ticking time bomb, but about acquiring a piece of technology. And the climax wasn't a ninja fight on top of a crane on the top of a skyscraper that the good guy wins because of [DEUS EX MACHINA], it was a chess game in a train car where the bad guy had the upper hand the entire time.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Die Another Day
RobertBruce: Ok this is true. It seemed like a parody.
Mugato: Pierce Brosnan was the best after Connery. He had the cool, suave calculating thing down and he was a cold blooded killer when he had to be. It just sucked that his last couple movies were lame.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mugato: Pierce Brosnan was the best after Connery. He had the cool, suave calculating thing down and he was a cold blooded killer when he had to be. It just sucked that his last couple movies were lame.The World is Not Enough had some redeeming qualities.I really dug the reappearance of Robbie Coltrane as Valentin.And of course, there's Q's final scene, one of the best farewell scenes in a movie (even if ol' Desmond hadn't intended that to be his last Bond movie).
Mugato: Lets talk title sequences for a minute. They never were anything special until GoldenEye.And the opening songs were pretty cool until Madonna got involved.
Mugato: I actually liked The World is Not Enough a lot. Yeah, there was a nuclear weapons scientist named Christmas Jones played by Denise Richards but it's a farking James Bond movie. I think it was a solid Bond film. Not as good as GoldenEye but better than any of the Roger Moore efforts.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The best songs of the Brosnan era were by Tina Turner and Garbage.Sheryl Crow's was alright, but Madonna's was absolute crap, which fit the rest of the movie.
Mugato: Garbage's "The World is Not Enough" is my favorite Bond song.
Mugato: Although the beginning, with Bond spending months being tortured was kind of cool but they didn't do anything with it.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I think Lazenby gets the rawest of deals for having done only one movie, and this had nothing to do with his acting abilities (just the misfortune of having a really bad agent). The thing is, On Her Majesty's Secret Service is one of the best of the series, and it's not as if Lazenby had *no* part in making that happen. The conclusion of OHMSS was particularly potent, and it would be interesting to see the other Bonds try to carry the emotionality of those final moments.
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The Stealth Hippopotamus: 3. Timothy DaltonYou trollingThe thing is, I'm okay with this ranking. I thought Dalton was a solid Bond and got a raw deal. He got criticized for the same things that Daniel Craig is praised for (not to take anything away from Craig, naturally).Roger Moore for the second overall Bond, though, is not what I had in mind.
Mugato: Garbage's "The World is Not Enough" is my favorite Bond song. Madonna's was shiat. And yes, so was the movie. Although the beginning, with Bond spending months being tortured was kind of cool but they didn't do anything with it.
Stile4aly: Say what you will about Moore being a ridiculous Bond, For Your Eyes only was a great film.
Beerguy: They left out David Niven.[cfile225.uf.daum.net image 441x796]
Montag19: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]There can be only one
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