What’s your favorite Bond?
- Sean Connery
- George Lazenby
- Roger Moore
- Timothy Dalton
- Pierce Brosnan
In this topic, you can just give your thoughts on the James Bond series. I’ve recently became interested in the films since they’ve been playing on Spike TV (“the greatest secret weapon he keeps in his pants he’s got a licence to score” haha) and the Tarantino news about Casino Royale. For the majority I think the films are really good. Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is not Enough, and Die another Day sucked. My favorite James Bond films are From Russia with Love (best out of the series) , On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (I didn’t think Lazenby was that bad. He actually kicks some serious ass like when he beats the guy to death and tells him “Merry Christmas”), The Living Daylights, The Spy Who Loved Me (best Moore film), and Goldfinger. I think the Bond films are escapist movies and they can be enjoyed by almost everyone. I think it’s true what Tarantino said that the earlier Bond films were spy thrillers, then it was the “can’t touch me” spy films, then the Brosnan era has made James Bond into the typical action films. I think some of the best stunts ever caught on film were on Bond movies like the pre-credit jump sequence in The Spy Who Loved Me, the thread-the-needle sequence in Octopussy, and the broken bridge jump in The Man With the Golden Gun. Here’s my view of the actors:
- Sean Connery - classic Bond and the best.
- George Lazenby - could’ve been in another movie. I thought he did well for it being his first movie.
- Roger Moore - comic bond. tounge-in-cheek humor. i like it.
- Timothy Dalton - I liked Dalton’s serious edge.
- Pierce Brosnan - he is bond for this generation. i agree with lazenby saying he acts too feminine
On with Casino Royale, this film looks promising because they are returning to the Ian Flemming source material. My only main concern is who is playing James Bond. The producers should’ve given Tarantino a chance. Brosnan would’ve been good for this film. I like the classic James Bond 1962-1989. The series is going downhill. Too much emphasis on the gadgets, women, action, etc. WHAT ABOUT THE STORY? The most important part. The begining of Die another Day looked promising but afterwards it was total crap.