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Best Bond Movie (for me)



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭byronbay2

    Good movie but the denouement of the poker scene is absolute cringe: everybody all-in and straight< house< better house< straight flush. All a bit unlikely! 🙄

    Vesper does look good though!

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,652 ✭✭✭sporina

    my gosh - so many bond fans on here..

    i'll have to review all the replies before deciding what to watch 1st but at a glance, looks like it will be Casino Royale

  • The first reply almost had the correct answer.

    Casino Royale - with Mads Mikkelsen.

  • You Only Live Twice is a class Bond movie. Ejector seat, helicopter in a suitcase, terrible racism, Blofeld with a secret lair in an extinct volcano, white cat, goons being shot and falling forward over large drops.

    Casino Royale is a great movie, regardless of it being part of the Bond franchise. Skyfall was very good as well.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,640 ✭✭✭greedygoblin

    A View to a Kill is my favourite Bond movie & the one I've probably seen the most over the years. Was Moore too old? Most definitely. And the plot was a bit crazy. But Christopher Walken was great. As was Grace Jones. And that soundtrack.

    Of the Connery ones I'd choose one of From Russia with Love, Goldfinger or You Only Live Twice.

    Lazenby's On Her Majesty's Secret Service has aged like a fine wine.

    From Dalton's two I'd pick The Living Daylights. License to Kill has a much darker vibe about it.

    Then like many others here I'd agree on Goldeneye & Casino Royale being the best of Brosnan's & Craig's efforts respectively.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭byronbay2

    Have you seen A View To A Kill?? Moore can barely raise a trot (or even an eyebrow!), not to mind shag gorgeous babes en-route to saving the world!

    Roger Moore is the absolute antithesis of what Ian Fleming created James Bond to be!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,181 ✭✭✭TomSweeney

    :D A view to a kill is one of my favs!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭byronbay2

    Well, if you liked A View To A Kill, might I recommend Live And Let Die? A glorified Blaxploitation movie that (to me) is a million miles from what Bond movies are supposed to be about. 😡

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,109 ✭✭✭✭Arghus

    I'd vote for Goldfinger.

    It mightn't have been the first, but it established the formula and it's Connery who is the best Bond

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,207 ✭✭✭✭Dav010

    Useless fact, Roger Moore never trotted/ran in Bond films, it was always a double. Rog was flat footed so his stride was less than elegant.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 63,570 ✭✭✭✭unkel

    Agreed the whole casino part is not great. The film certainly is not without flaws.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 33,651 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    To be fair, so was Connery. The appearance Fleming wrote IIRC, looked by entire coincidence, like Ian Fleming. The book series was a fairly transparent Author Insert.

    Moore himself was embarrassed by View to a Kill and admitted he should have bowed out; a bit appalled by romancing a woman the age of his daughter at the time (again IIRC). Chris Walken was a great antagonist though, and I always had a fondness for the airship set piece.

    The Best Bond film? It's kinda hard cos even in all the "good ones", there were really shonky moments; like, On Her Majesty's Secret Service had some great action scenes, locations and Telly Savalas was a good Blofeld ... ... but the actual plot of mind-controlled hotties releasing a virus around the world like something from Austin Powers.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    Skyfall on here. Daniel Craig is an awful bond. Can't stand him. He's an agent, not a super hero... Sprints with his mouth closed and never runs out of breath. Runs at a constant speed too no matter if he's running up near vertical beams or flat ground.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    The parkour scene is awful. Craig running up beams in his shoes at a constant speed, never running out of breath.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,315 ✭✭✭flasher0030

    Having a bad day yesterday, Pussy. Complaining about how fast someone runs in an action scene. Why can't you just watch a film for what it is - an action film with a bit of mystery. And not be looking at how fast one character goes. Or if their mouth is open or shut. Do you realise how sad that looks. Out of curiosity, I did a search for the top action scenes from Bond - and surprise surprise, the crane/parkour scene came tops in the two first hits that I opened. But maybe you are right, and everybody else is wrong.

    The parkour/crane scene is very widely regarded as a top Bond action scene. Going against the norm does not make you look any cooler or trendier.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,793 ✭✭✭FunLover18

    If that's the level of accuracy you're looking for from a Bond film I suggest you never watch a Bond film.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 33,651 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp



    Is someone trying to plead realism in a series that has had - by way of limited example - submarine or invisible sports cars, lasergun space battles, and mind-controlled supermodels?

    Reported for trolling?

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,202 ✭✭✭✭Hello 2D Person Below

    'From Russia with Love' is my personal favourite.

    However, I think 'Goldfinger' is the best Bond film of all. As Arghus said above, it was the film that concocted the perfect Bond formula.

    It had everything;

    • Introduction of the iconic Aston Martin.
    • The series' first real car chase.
    • Goldfinger and Oddjob, the villainous cast from which other Bond villains were molded.
    • An iconic Bond girl.
    • And Connery with quite possible the greatest Bond performance of them all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,464 ✭✭✭buried

    Dr. No for me. It has the most realistic elements while being a total dark fantastical espionage caper to go with it. The story of whole thing, the sabotaging of US test missiles from Cape Canaveral, always seemed to me to be actually grounded in some sort of real event that may have actually occurred or Fleming discovered while working for the British Naval Intelligence Division.

    "You have disgraced yourselves again" - W. B. Yeats

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    Yes bond isn't realistic but when it comes to who is the best bond you're looking for someone's acting skills.

    James bond is an undercover agent, he's not a superhero with super powers.

    For example Jaws was clearly a far greater physical specimen than bond yet bond outwitted him to get over him.

    The never out of breath, sprinting with mouth closed, sprinting at full speed up 45 degree beams wearing shoes is as awful as can be in a modern film.

    It's as bad as cars in the old films squealing on clay.

    The new bonds are bad and completely gone off track from the previous 40 years or so. Too much focus on bonds feelings and relationships rather than him trying to catch the bad guy.

    For example you'd never see the old bond with m in his arms crying.

    There's also 0 humour in Craig. "Jee, I've never done that before!...... Neither have I"... Craig could never pull a line like that off.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,207 ✭✭✭✭Dav010

    Do you Bond films are documentaries?

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    No but when it comes to opinions on who the best bond is, it comes down to how bond is played. What I've listed above is part of that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 890 ✭✭✭geecee

     On Her Majesty's Secret Service would be the one that I would pick. Great soundtrack and an excellent plot twist!