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(Entertainment Weekly)   Ranking the 23 James Bond films. Nothing will top the sheer awesome that was Goldeneye   (ew.com) divider line 227
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2012-11-13 11:53:58 PM  
Well, they got Quantum near the bottom. It should have been #23, though. And 24. And 25.
 
2012-11-14 12:26:09 AM  

Neums:
Silva actually referred to M as "Mommy" though.


Well that's different. But he did call her "ma'am" just like Bond does.
 
2012-11-14 12:39:40 AM  
Loved Goldeneye. It was a good movie for a different time. Craig's Bond is as good as any other.
 
2012-11-14 01:00:13 AM  

Gyrfalcon: docmattic: Tthe Bond actor who you grew up with becomes, de facto, your definitive Bond.

Discuss.

I would have said that, till I saw Craig. I have to say he's closer to the books than Connery ever was.

I think my panties are still wet after seeing "Skyfall."


You're in to dudes with gigantic jug ears?
 
2012-11-14 01:09:54 AM  
Dalton's best performance was in The Rocketeer.
 
2012-11-14 01:44:46 AM  

chewielouie: Dalton's best performance was in The Rocketeer.


Hot Fuzz
 
2012-11-14 02:51:21 AM  
The Man with the Golden Gun is the best Bond movie, followed closely by Goldeneye and Live and Let Die.

Also, Roger Moore was the best Bond because he most closely resembles Bond from the novels. I have no idea why people keep saying Connery was the best Bond; he never played Bond, he only played Connery in a tux.

/Leaving the thread now, so replying is completely pointless
 
2012-11-14 05:23:45 AM  
Top Ten Bond Themes:

10. Goldeneye
9. Skyfall
8. Thunderball
7. You Only Live Twice
6. The World is Not Enough
5. For Your Eyes Only
4. The Spy Who Loved Me, "Nobody Does It Better."
3. Live and Let Die
2. Goldfinger
1. Diamonds are Forever.
 
2012-11-14 07:21:40 AM  

Bobby_and_The_Gorilla: Barbara Bach (Agent XXX) was the best Bond girl ever. Nope sorry, not debatable, no discussion, she was the best, LALALALALALALALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!


The second reason you should hate Ringo Starr.
 
2012-11-14 07:26:09 AM  
One minor thing about Brosnan though: Bond's supposed to be fluent in most common languages yet he doesn't bother / can't do accents. Even Connery's daft Dutch accent in DAF had some humour to it.
 
2012-11-14 07:30:36 AM  

sephjnr: One minor thing about Brosnan though: Bond's supposed to be fluent in most common languages yet he doesn't bother / can't do accents


He did Russian.
 
2012-11-14 07:37:55 AM  

Falco09: It made absolutely zero sense for this car to be in the movie. There's only one James Bond; Sean Connery's Bond doesn't exist in the Daniel Craig Bond universe.


Think long and hard about it. Notice how at the end of the movie, someone is called M despite another M dying.

Fridge Logic.

It's highly inferred that 007, and Commander James Bond, are not one person, but multiple people.
 
2012-11-14 08:08:58 AM  

Mugato: sephjnr: One minor thing about Brosnan though: Bond's supposed to be fluent in most common languages yet he doesn't bother / can't do accents

He did Russian.


My mistake. ONE Language.
 
2012-11-14 08:25:32 AM  

BronyMedic: Falco09: It made absolutely zero sense for this car to be in the movie. There's only one James Bond; Sean Connery's Bond doesn't exist in the Daniel Craig Bond universe.

Think long and hard about it. Notice how at the end of the movie, someone is called M despite another M dying.

Fridge Logic.


History, actually: the head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service is always codenamed 'C', a tradition
started by the first head of the SIS George Mansfield Smith-Cumming, who always signed his memos
'C'. Subsequent directors have continued this practice to help obscure their identities down to the
present day.

Fleming just changed the letter used as the designator.

It's highly inferred that 007, and Commander James Bond, are not one person, but multiple people.

If one is high, yes.
 
2012-11-14 08:37:28 AM  
No way that Live and Let Die, A View to a Kill, License to Kill, or Octopussy deserve relatively high ratings, and Quantum of Solace doesn't deserve to be lower than A Denise Richards pic.

/work with an intel analyst who looks exactly like Miriam D'Abo in Living Daylights
//and actually Slovakian
 
2012-11-14 08:41:54 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: yves0010: DjangoStonereaver: BillCo: Sean Connery is the best bond ever. This is not arguable.

You've obviously not seen any of the Craig movies, or read any of the books.

Im in agreement with BillCo on this one and I am an obsessed Bond Fan. I think the list is:

1) Connery
2) Craig
3) Moore
4) Brosnan (Lost a lot of points for Die Another Day)
5) Lazenby
6) Dalton

My list is something like this:

1> Craig*
1.1> Connery*
2> Brosnan
3> Moore**
4> Dalton***
5> David Niven
6> Peter Sellars****
7> Lazenby*****

* I rate Craig higher than Connery, but only by a hair; it is really not a fair comparison
since they approached the part from very different places, and with very different guiding principles.

** Mostly on the strength of his performance in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, which redeemed
much in my eyes, for all his silliness.

*** I'd rate him higher if he'd had one more movie, or if either of his 2 movies were better
scripted; his performance itself was damn good, but you can only seperate the performance from the
script so much.

****I am of the heretical opinion that, had he been given the chance, Sellars would have
made an excellent James Bond.

***** Lazenby is a favourite of many so-called 'Bond Purists', but for every flash of
brilliance (brutal fight scenes, his emotion at Tracy's killing), he undercuts it by being very flippant,
to the point that I strongly feel that his take on the character strongly pre-figures Moore's over-the-top
silliness to a very great degree.


I usually see all Bond actors as good or better actors. Connery being the only Great Actor because he has been around so long that he has earned that title. Craig is really good. Give him more years and he too could earn that title.

I also saw some Connery in Craig's Bond. And I thought that was awesome. The way me started to manipulate people and events. His womanizing ways are more straight forward then Connery but its still a Connery Bond (and I see no reason for that to be a bad thing).
 
2012-11-14 10:45:38 AM  

under a mountain: Get ready to stone me, but I'm a Dalton fan.


You're stoned.

This list was complete crap.
 
2012-11-14 01:20:37 PM  
Goldeney was great however Famke was hot this women however was under rated

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IOG06y2cq4o/TLmfO6mmGAI/AAAAAAAAOfY/7zoprHW X tfg/s1600/Izabella+Scorupco+105.jpg
 
2012-11-14 04:10:15 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Goldeneye was badass, because it was still about Bond. He fought, he got his ass kicked, and he still succeeded. Every one after that (in the Brosnan era) was more about the technology that Bond and the bad guys carried (invisible car...WTF?!)

Casino Royale was amazing. It brought Bond back to the real world. It showed him getting tortured (the rope scene made me cringe), and still coming out of it looking badass.

QoS was Bond in name only. It was a revenge flick, not a spy flick and had a terrible plot/bad guy motivation to boot.


I actually enjoyed the premise of QoS, if not the ultimate execution: an organization, farsighted enough to see the planet running out of resources, decides to start picking up as much as it can through business contracts, political maneuvering, or outright gangsterism, in anticipation for a planetary economic crash as resources run thin. Problem was, they didn't make it grave enough. I don't want superweapons or improbable stuff in these new Bond movies, I much prefer their attempts at realism. But raising the cost of water in Bolivia by 200% is a meager plot point; I would have preferred more dire measures worldwide, make this organization seem excessively wealthy, intelligent, and above all, mostly legal in its methods. An Illuminati of sorts, without actually invoking those sad, tired tropes. Looking at you, Deus Ex.

The new Bond film suffered from much of the same, I feel; they had a great idea for a cool adversarial concept, they just didn't take it far enough (without going into self-parody)...

Just my opinion, though.
 
2012-11-14 04:35:42 PM  
These rankings are hogwash of course:
- GoldenEye is def top 5.
- Die Another Day is easily the worst, QoS probs second worst.
- You Only Live Twice should be WAY higher if only for the theme song alone. YOLT (way cooler than YOLO) is the greatest blend of camp and coolness in Bond ever.
- Skyfall was quite good, especially after the QoS debacle, but I think my expectations for it were too high. I thought the humor was not quite sharp enough, but I loved all the nods to prior Bond movies.
- Romanova in From Russia With Love is the hottest Bond girl ever hands down.
 
2012-11-14 05:14:23 PM  

FriarReb98: I don't like trying to order *all* of the movies, mostly because the actors all differently. The only things I will say are:

1. Connery, being the originator, ALWAYS gets a pass.
2. Lazenby has some issues, but he wasn't as bad as people make it out to be. (Example: the non-reaction to getting found out by Blofeld just seems like something he wouldn't normally do.)
3. Moore, for all intents and purposes, had some really good and really horrid parts to most of his movies. The space scene of Moonraker trumps all for stupidity and pandering to what's popular at the time, though, and the AFB circus scene where James Bond dresses up as a clown will always be the absolute nadir. The flip side to that is that he went up against Lee and Walken, two of the greatest Bond villains ever, and his movies are still mostly based off of original Fleming material.
4. Dalton... again with the bipolar. The Living Daylights wasn't bad until he (a) joins the Mujahideen, and (b) kills Joe Don Baker in his war room. And License to Kill was too much of a James Bond does Miami Vice movie (plus, FFS, Wayne Newton?!).
5. Brosnan was good, probably my second favorite, but on most days I'll say that his movies went downhill until the crash landing into complete implausibility that was Die Another Day. (The "most days" part is that I go back & forth between the two middle movies, mostly dependent on how much I can stomach Paris Carver at any given time.)
6. Craig was incredible in Casino Royale, but as stated a million places in a million ways, Quantum sucked extreme donkey balls. I've yet to see Skyfall so I can't comment on that, but if it's as good as advertised, then he's into a tie with Pierce for my favorite Bond not named Sean Connery.

That's where I stand on all of that.


Agree pretty much entirely. I will say that TND is better than World. World had a great opening and then fell to pieces by the time it got halfway through. TND is a legit solid Bond, stealth boat was cool, Carver was a nice twist on classic megalomanical villain. Main complaint is Stampa was a weak-ass #2 baddy.
 
2012-11-15 07:15:20 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Lego_Addict: Goldeneye will always be my #1 because of the N64 game. Nick Nack and Proximity Mines FTW!

No Oddjob!!!!


We actively encouraged people to play Oddjob because his head was pretty much at the default level for the crosshairs. Pretty much a constant headshot.

Jaws, on the other hand, was a farking cheat character. He headshot everyone else and you had to aim skyhigh to hit him in the head.
 
2012-11-15 09:19:12 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: scottydoesntknow: Lego_Addict: Goldeneye will always be my #1 because of the N64 game. Nick Nack and Proximity Mines FTW!

No Oddjob!!!!

We actively encouraged people to play Oddjob because his head was pretty much at the default level for the crosshairs. Pretty much a constant headshot.

Jaws, on the other hand, was a farking cheat character. He headshot everyone else and you had to aim skyhigh to hit him in the head.


What version of the game were you playing? my friends and I could never shoot Oddjob because he was always under our cross hairs. He was the one we all banned from play.
 
2012-11-15 02:44:10 PM  

yves0010: Shakin_Haitian: scottydoesntknow: Lego_Addict: Goldeneye will always be my #1 because of the N64 game. Nick Nack and Proximity Mines FTW!

No Oddjob!!!!

We actively encouraged people to play Oddjob because his head was pretty much at the default level for the crosshairs. Pretty much a constant headshot.

Jaws, on the other hand, was a farking cheat character. He headshot everyone else and you had to aim skyhigh to hit him in the head.

What version of the game were you playing? my friends and I could never shoot Oddjob because he was always under our cross hairs. He was the one we all banned from play.


Yea Oddjob's head was alwasy below the crosshair when we played. On the opposite end, Jaws was a bullet sponge because you could hit him almost anywhere.

/We only played License to Kill (1 shot kill), so headshots were negligible
 
2012-11-15 04:28:31 PM  
The Man Who Laughs: I blame Moore for turning the Bond series into a mockery of itself that took 30 years to set right.

I did not know that Roger Moore produced, wrote, or directed Bond films.
 
2012-11-15 05:52:29 PM  

Fano: expobill: Roger Moore's James Bond was what the 70's and 80's demanded in action films, and were the very popular then. Bond movies are made from their era.

Roger Moore = Bill Shatner.

Is this what people expected in the 70s?

A perfect, awesome stunt ruined by a SLIDE WHISTLE. And why the fat southern sheriff hanging out with Bond? Screw that guy.
I think Austin Powers pretty much was making fun of the Moore era.


I agree on the slide whistle, but the fat southern sheriff was the same one who got involved with the hijinks in "LIve and Let Die". It's important to be aware of the canon...
 
2012-11-17 05:31:37 AM  
OHMSS is the only Bond flick I can watch any more. It's the only one of the bunch that approaches the bar set by the Bourne trilogy.
 
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