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2012-08-04 03:55:49 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Then he made Next, but that's a Nic Cage discussion, and that's a whole other thread of its own.


It's impossible to have a reasonable Nic Cage discussion because it seems like nobody can ever make a valid argument.
 
2012-08-04 03:58:16 PM
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"No, no Connery. Roger Moore."
 
2012-08-04 04:22:58 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: It's impossible to have a reasonable Nic Cage discussion because it seems like nobody can ever make a valid argument.


Nobody gets A's when using Nicolas Cage points during debates.

Only bees.
 
2012-08-04 04:51:15 PM
But seriously, EW, the real ranking is:

1. Connery
2. Dalton
3. Craig
4. Connerry
5. Lazenby
6. Moore

Ah, happy to see so many people are correct about Moore.
 
2012-08-04 05:07:59 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The All-Powerful Atheismo: It's impossible to have a reasonable Nic Cage discussion because it seems like nobody can ever make a valid argument.

Nobody gets A's when using Nicolas Cage points during debates.

Only bees.


Heh...I see you're on fiyah today,bro. Keep up the stellar work.
 
2012-08-04 05:20:32 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Heh, Moore was a literal clown in his appearance in Octopussy!

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.



I'm sorry but Connery was just as much a clown, not sly humor, in Diamonds are Forever and You Only Live Twice. For all QOS faults those two Connery films were worse.


Moonraker was the worse Bond Film ever and for that reason Moore should be at the bottom of the list.


Unfortunately it does look as though Skyfall and Craig will be Bourne like.
 
2012-08-04 05:31:33 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Quantum of Solace wasn't that bad.


I really didn't like it the first time I saw it, but with repeated viewings It's grown on me.
 
2012-08-04 05:33:07 PM

hundreddollarman: CSB: I have the same birthday as a James Bond actor. Not so cool: Roger Moore (Oct. 14)

1. Connery
2. Brosnan
3. Craig
4. Dalton
5. Moore
6. Lazenby




This list, I agree with.
 
2012-08-04 06:01:41 PM

fusillade762: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Quantum of Solace wasn't that bad.

I really didn't like it the first time I saw it, but with repeated viewings It's grown on me.


People got spoiled. They forgot that two movies before it Bond had an INVISIFARKINGBLE CAR
 
2012-08-04 08:10:18 PM

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.


Octopussy. [shudder]
 
2012-08-04 09:06:40 PM

SithLord: hundreddollarman: CSB: I have the same birthday as a James Bond actor. Not so cool: Roger Moore (Oct. 14)

1. Connery
2. Brosnan
3. Craig
4. Dalton
5. Moore
6. Lazenby



This list, I agree with.


Me as well, though switch 4 and 5. Dalton was terrible,and the movies themselves weren't much better.
 
2012-08-04 10:00:48 PM
How about we rank the title scenes for the movies, not the bumper scene, but the inital credits with the backlight nekkid girls.

1. Octopussy
2 .Spy Who Loved Me
3. Diamonds Are Forever
 
2012-08-05 04:19:14 AM
It's Moore for me, but I realise this is entirely sentimental. Moore was Bond when I was a kid, during my most impressionable stage.

So it just kind of stuck, Moore as Bond.
 
2012-08-05 11:20:47 AM
Casino Royale's opening with the fractals and that song were tops.
Great way to introduce Craig.
 
2012-08-05 12:03:40 PM
As someone said upthread, panning Moore because of the body of work is kind of weak, because a few of his movies are good, but the rest are most definitely not. And panning Connery, Dalton & Brosnan for not being pure 100,000% British is dumb. So let me start by putting movies in order by Bond:

Connery: Goldfinger, From Russia With Love (by the slimmest of margins), Dr. No, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever (by a wide margin). (Thunderball is better than people are making it out to be in this thread, and the main problem with YOLT is that there is no shown purpose served by Bond turning Japanese within the film. And Connery just shouldn't have done Diamonds are Forever.)

Moore: The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, The Man with the Golden Gun, Live and Let Die, A View To A Kill (because WALKEN), Octopussy, Moonraker. Moonraker deserves its position at the bottom or near bottom of every list because (a) they brought Jaws back and made him a farking clown, (b) the hovercraft through Venice, and (c) the space thing was completely overdone. Conversely, The Spy Who Loved Me belongs at the top because it's got the least stupidity going on (Jaws isn't that bad in this film). The rest all have their good & bad points (bad points: the hockey fight in FYEO, the return of JW & the flying Matador in MWTGG, the cabbie in L&LD - Bond's Jar-Jar, in my mind). And he was just too old by the time he made Octopussy & A View to A Kill.

Brosnan: Goldeneye, The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies (starts too slow for me, and Teri Hatcher is all but pointless in it), Die Another Day (because it nosedives off of the believeability scale right around the point where Bond goes to the clinic).

Craig: Casino Royale is awesome, and Quantom of Solace is bad for the reasons stated upthread. (I just wish they'd make Craig dye his farking hair so we'd never hear the "Blondie Bond" crap again.)

Dalton: I consider Living Daylights to be marginally better than License to Kill because while they both kinda end meh (c'mon, Wayne Newton?!), I think there's too much of a Miami Vice vibe going on in LTK.

OHMSS is okay, but it drags in the middle.

So given the above, I'm splitting Moore and Craig in half too.

Connery, Craig in Casino Royale, Brosnan, Dalton/Good Moore (tie), Lazenby, Craig in QoS, Bad Moore.
 
2012-08-06 01:26:35 PM

Stile4aly: It's a toss up between From Russia With Love and Goldfinger, and i have to go with the latter.

Goldfinger

is definitely the film where they perfected the formula...but I've got to give the edge to FRWL because it's so stylish and doesn't rely on the crazy cliches of the later films.
 
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