James Bond


(scherpschutter) #661

If you put Octopussy top, you would have my list, or at least be very close


(The Man With a Name) #662

I think it will stay at the bottom. I did enjoy most of the film but the combination of the clown suit and Stephen Berkoff ruined it for me. It is definitely better than Never Say Never Again though, which would get my vote for the first Bond film if it wasn’t for the existence of Day Another Day, a film I wish was just a bad dream. Such a shame since I think Brosnan was absolutely fantastic but they gave him the worst scripts beyond belief.


(The Man With a Name) #663

My favourite Bond film at the moment is The Living Daylights. I never watched Dalton when I was a kid. I started with Connery, then Moore and finally Brosnan but Dalton got me back into these films and he’s most likely going to remain my favourite Bond.


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(Asa) #664

The Moore era, imo:

YES, ROGER!

  1. For Your Eyes Only
  2. Live and Let Die

OK, ROGER!

  1. The Spy Who Loved Me
  2. A View to a Kill

OH DEAR, ROGER!

  1. The Man With the Golden Gun
  2. Octopussy

FOR F*CK’S SAKE, ROGER!

  1. Moonraker

(Stanton) #665

The Moore years:

  1. The Spy Who Loved Me

  2. Live and Let Die

  3. Octopussy

  4. For Your Eyes Only

  5. The Man With the Golden Gun

  6. Never Say Never Again

  7. A View to a Kill

  8. Moonraker

The only thing which bewares A View to a Kill from the bottom is the enthusiastic performance by Walken. I wish he had got a better Bond for one of the finest villains of the series.

And then Dalton: I would put The Living Daylights to the Octopussy group, and License to Kill to Live and Let Die.

Actually You only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever are (just like The Living Daylights) also more or less already Moore Bonds, only without Moore.


#666

I never did like Roger Moore as Bond, he just didn’t look the part for me… I call him as the soft Bond.
IMO, Patrick McGoohan should have been the next Bond after Connery, he was a better actor and way cooler than Roger boy.

Anyways, for Moore or Less.

1.For Your Eyes Only
2.Octopussy
3.The Spy Who Loved Me
4. Moonraker
5. The Man with the Golden Gun

6.Live and Let Die
7. A View to a Kill


(Bill san Antonio) #667

Btw, is there anyone who like Brosnan Bond films? I haven’t even seen them all, I lost interest to the series at that point.


#668

I do, they 're all good as far as i’m concerned.


#669

I was a huge fan of the Bond movies, though I gave up after Octopussy (the jokes just got way too silly, and unfunny)
Can’t stand Brosnan … he plays it like a narcissist, completely in love with himself, or is that just the man himself?
I always though the Bond series should be period pieces, set 1950s, like the majority of the books, then we could have all the delicious non pc material without filmmakers getting in trouble for being sexist or racist (as it’s creator certainly was)
Anyway, it’s just a money making machine these days with no real excitement or surprises. I’d watches Dr.NO 10 times in a row before I’d consider watching another rehash.


(Asa) #670

I like GoldenEye. I’m not especially keen on The World Is Not Enough (I probably need to take another look at it tbh), and I think the other two are among the worst in the entire Bond franchise (Tomorrow Never Dies being THE worst in my opinion).

That said, I like Pierce Brosnan in the role. His era had a lot of issues imo but he wasn’t one of them.


(Nick) #671

As a kid I loved all of Moore’s Bond film’s, and I honestly wouldn’t be able to list them from best to worst as they each hold special places in my heart. Now if you told me to list Connery or Craigs films, than yeah gimmie dat shit.


(Asa) #672

Well, go right ahead sir!


(The Man With a Name) #673

Brosnan was absolutely fantastic in the role. I blame the writers but Brosnan was flawless, he deserved better. I think they dropped him too soon, as well.


(Stanton) #674

Actually it was a money machine from the beginning on. Dr No is as commercial as any later entry of the series.
For me there were always good and notsogood Bonds in every decade, and often the quality goes up and down from film to film.

Brosnans Golden Eye belongs to the best, and The World Is Not Enough is also a good one, but probably the only one which really suffers from a row of unimaginative action scenes. The only one which would be better without the bigger action scenes, while normally a good Bond has a simple story constructed around the action, which is the main content of the Bond films.

Again, Quantum of Solace is a modern masterpiece of film making. A triumph of story telling in the combination of narrative techniques and content. Also beautifully photographed and blessed with strong acting.
The next good Bonds are maybe half as good, and these are On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me and Casino Royale.

Actually even the best Connery Bonds are not that good.


(Asa) #675

Quantum of Solace is excellent. Its biggest flaw for me is that it’s the only Bond which doesn’t really work as a standalone picture. It’s Casino Royale part II. I suppose that shouldn’t really matter once you’ve seen them at least once but watching it separately from Casino Royale feels to me like walking in on a bigger movie halfway through so, for me at least, it needs to be seen in tandem with the earlier picture.


(Stanton) #676

Well, it works also as a standalone film, but of course the emotional impact is greater by watching it directly after Casino Royale. Both work very well together despite, or maybe because, of their different style


(Nick) #677

Connery:
Goldfinger
From Russia With Love
Thunder Ball
Dr. No
You Only Live Twice

Craig:
Skyfall
Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace

I haven’t even seen Spectre yet because I really lost interest in the new Bond films, I love Daniel Craig, I love Bond, but I don’t like his Bond.

For Connery, Goldfinger and From Russia With Love are really the only two worth watching, the other three aren’t bad, but they just don’t reach the same level of quality in my opinion.

Don’t you dare touch those movies! They’re my childhood favorites! :smile:


(Asa) #678

My current Bond Best-to-Worst rankings, with arrows indicating revisions to my Bond rankings from two years ago:

  1. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Hunt, 1969) :left_right_arrow:
  2. Dr. No (Young, 1962) :left_right_arrow:
  3. Goldfinger (Hamilton, 1964) :arrow_up:
  4. Quantum of Solace (Forster, 2008) :arrow_up:
  5. GoldenEye (Campbell, 1995) :arrow_up:
  6. For Your Eyes Only (Glen, 1981) :arrow_up:
  7. License to Kill (Glen, 1989) :arrow_down:
  8. Casino Royale (Campbell, 2006) :arrow_down:
  9. Skyfall (Mendes, 2012) :arrow_down:
  10. Thunderball (Young, 1965) :arrow_down:
  11. From Russia With Love (Young, 1963) :arrow_down:
  12. The Living Daylights (Glen, 1987) :arrow_down:
  13. Live and Let Die (Hamilton, 1973) :left_right_arrow:
  14. The Spy Who Loved Me (Gilbert, 1977) :left_right_arrow:
  15. Diamonds Are Forever (Hamilton, 1971) :left_right_arrow:
  16. You Only Live Twice (Gilbert, 1967) :arrow_up:
  17. A View to a Kill (Glen, 1985) :left_right_arrow:
  18. Spectre (Mendes, 2015) :arrow_down:
  19. The World is Not Enough (Apted, 1999) :left_right_arrow:
  20. The Man With the Golden Gun (Hamilton, 1974) :left_right_arrow:
  21. Octopussy (Glen, 1983) :left_right_arrow:
  22. Never Say Never Again (Kershner, 1983) :left_right_arrow:
  23. Die Another Day (Tamahori, 2002) :left_right_arrow:
  24. Moonraker (Gilbert, 1979) :left_right_arrow:
  25. Tomorrow Never Dies (Spottiswoode, 1997) :left_right_arrow:
  26. Casino Royale (Hughes/Huston/McGrath/Parrish/Guest/Talmadge, 1967) :left_right_arrow:

I watched The World Is Not Enough today for the first time in a couple of years. Didn’t really alter my opinion of the picture though.


#679

My Best to Worst rankings.

1.Goldfinger-(Connery)
2.Casino Royale-(Craig)
3.From Russia with Love-(Connery)
4.Thunderball-(Connery)
5.Golden Eye-(Brosnan)
6.License to Kill-(Dalton)
7.Dr.No-(Connery)
8.Quantum of Solace-(Craig)
9.On Her Magesty’s Secret Service-(Lazenby)
10.For Your Eyes Only-(Moore)
11.You Only Lve Twice-(Connery)
12.The Living Day Lights-(Dalton)
13.Diamonds Are Forever-(Connery)
14.Tomorrow Never Dies-(Brosnan)
15.The Spy Who Loved Me-(Moore)
16.Skyfall-(Craig)
17.The World Is Not Enough-(Brosnan)
18.Octopussy-(Moore)
19.Moonraker-(Moore)
20.Die Another Day-(Brosnan)
21.The Man with the Golden Gun-(Moore)
22.Never Say Never Again-(Connery)
23.Live and Let Die-(Moore)
24.Spectre-(Craig)
25.A View to a Kil-(Moore)


(chuck connors brother) #680

Re-watched most of them since the last ranking

  1. The Spy Who Loved Me
  2. Dr No
  3. For Your Eyes Only
  4. From Russia with Love
  5. GoldenEye
  6. License to Kill
  7. Goldfinger
  8. Thunderball
  9. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  10. The Man With the Golden Gun
  11. You Only Live Twice
  12. The Living Daylights
  13. Moonraker
  14. Live and Let Die
  15. Quantum of Solace
  16. The World Is Not Enough
  17. Skyfall
  18. Tomorrow Never Dies
  19. Diamonds Are Forever
  20. Octopussy
  21. Casino Royale
  22. A View to a Kill
  23. Die Another Day
  24. Spectre
  25. Never Say Never Again