Harakiri Posted January 13, 2008 Share Posted January 13, 2008 I have not noticed any threads for 007 so I have to create one, as a geek, and as a huge fan. I have watched these movies all my life and notice a lot of changes between movies, and actors. James Bond has always been cool. Changing to fit the needs of fans, as well as the time period, I have always loved the way James Bond changes from actor to actor, each actor bringing their own form. Sean Connery was the tough one. He was also in some of the best of the 21 Bond films. I loved Goldfinger, mainly due to its really awesome bad guy. A fat guy who likes gold? Cool! And he has lasers? And he has a henchman with the most deadly hat ever? COOL! As an old movie, it really has certain appeal even to kids and teenagers. From Russia With Love is another of my favorites with Connery. It was probably the only one that was made up wholly of spy and espionage moments. No parts that were cheesy and one of my favorite action scenes in the whole series (the one with red grant on the train). Then came little George Lazenby. Not good at all. On Her Majesty's Secret Service has to be put at the bottom of my list of top bond movies. It was very boring, with nothing happening for long periods of time. And the love affair with Tracy was fairly stupid. You are a spy, who has many enemies, and you expect the enemies not to kill your wife, or take her hostage in an attempt to kill you? Plus, Bond reading Playboy is not cool. Why read playboy when you can seduce the woman sitting next to you by having a short conversation. Roger Moore. My favorite Bond for a number of reasons. 1. He was funny, except for a lot of corny one liners... 2. His movies always had cool plots and really evil bad guys. 3. He was the actor who got to play Bond while Jaws was around. Jaws is my favorite bad guy. Going from serious, to completely corny in Moonraker was a bad move though. That freaky geek girl had to be like twenty years younger than him. With Roger Moore, came a dependance on gadgets, which made Bond look like a person who could not stand up for himself. The gadgets were cool, but just did not make the action scenes have as much of an impact on me as Connery's. Timothy Dalton introduced serious Bond again. The female leads though, were really annoying... Pierce Brosnan is not as great of a Bond to me. He was WAY to dependant on gadgets. The stunts in his movies were cool, but dependance on gadgets and getting captured by Koreans, not cool. Craig. The amazing actor who ended up in the best bond film in decades. No gadgets. Just weapons. He was hardcore and a completely brutal Bond that really stands out from the rest. And the story of the movie was really good, even leaving off parts for a second part, a first in Bond films. The books are good fun as well, some of the best spy and espionage books ever. Please look how much the set of all 14 costs: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/014091 ... m_cr_error I bought the set for 15 bucks...apparently a good deal. (I did get them at Costco though...) I would suggest the books highly, but apparently they are fairly pricey...More than I thought... New books continuing the adventures of Bond come out, none of them as good as Fleming's original. Please rate Bond movies, portrayals of Bond and Bond girls, and start discussions, I will be on every once in a while, and if you start a discussion I am sure I can put some input in... No flames...people are entitled to their opinion. And fans of Bond will always differ on some key parts... So like I said, discuss and lets see what everyone thinks the best Bond movie is and see how my fellow tipiters feel about the movies. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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