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east tx skier
02-01-2007, 12:12 PM
Hey, this is now the James Bond thread!

For Your Eyes Only was a classic! lots of great stuff in that one!

The ice bike-ski chase scene was awesome! a Lotus bit the dust, 3 hot chicks, good intro, good car chase, cool air plane scene, cool diving scene, all kinds of cool elements.

Never Say Never Again was just a warmed over version of "Thunderball" same plot, almost exactly. Why???? writers on strike that week?

GoldenEye was great too. New face, great plot, lots of stuff going on. good stunts, all the right stuff for a bond flick. Probably the best intro scene ever.

Another great one is A View To A Kill. Max Zorin was the best Bond villain ever IMO. Christopher Walken kicked arse! I know bond movies are all way out fiction, but he seemed the most "real" of any bond villains. Way more real than Hans Blofeld.(ah....Ahem......Dr. Evil8p ) Good plot, great ski scene intro.

HOw bout the worst bond movies?? License to Kill ring a bell? with the mechanical hydraulic wheelie semi tractor.....:rolleyes:

Let's let this be the James Bond thread.

Walken had the potential to be a great bond villain, but was not in my opinion. They remade Goldfinger with silicon chips instead of gold.

List updated as of 07/26/2007. Subject to change at my whim.

Dr. No
Casino Royale (2006)
From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
Goldfinger
Thunderball
For Your Eyes Only
Live and Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The Man With the Golden Gun
Golden Eye
The Living Daylights
Octopussy
Diamonds are Forever (only Connery's presence keeps this movie from being lower)
A View to a Kill
Die Another Day
The World is Not Enough
Moonraker
License to Kill (I'll never watch this one again)

Ric
02-01-2007, 12:17 PM
I have not seen them all but Goldfinger is top notch

RexDog1
02-01-2007, 12:31 PM
I have not seen them all but Goldfinger is top notch



What she said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
100%:cool:

chudson
02-01-2007, 12:47 PM
:popcorn: Thunderball :popcorn:

Also he was great for one liners: "I think he got the point"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059800/trailers-screenplay-E13556-10-2

TMCNo1
02-01-2007, 12:48 PM
Good avatar for someone!

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 12:57 PM
I have not seen them all but Goldfinger is top notch

I know everyone loves Goldfinger. I do, too, but I may have seen it too many times. For me, it's proven to be less rewatchable.

Maristar210
02-01-2007, 01:06 PM
You only live twice.........

Upper Michigan Prostar190
02-01-2007, 01:16 PM
Moonraker:uglyhamme NOT!


I dont know my fav, its a toss up. For your Eyes Only most likey. I really like GoldenEye, View to a Kill, and Octopussy too.

sanjuan23
02-01-2007, 01:29 PM
Okay then we cannot all agree on the films but what about the greatest debate... Moore v. Connery????????

Funny thing when I watched Remington Steel as a kid I always knew Brosnan would someday be Bond..

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 01:31 PM
Okay then we cannot all agree on the films but what about the greatest debate... Moore v. Connery????????

Funny thing when I watched Remington Steel as a kid I always knew Brosnan would someday be Bond..

Connery. I always liked Moore because he was the Bond I grew up with. Like UMP, For Your Eyes only is one of my favs, for me, because it was the first one I saw.

Daniel Craig, the new guy, was great (note my placement of Casino Royale).

sanjuan23
02-01-2007, 01:33 PM
Daniel Craig, the new guy, was great (note my placement of Casino Royale).

Heard he's a little on the short side though!

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 01:35 PM
It'll grow back.

Slinkyredfoot
02-01-2007, 01:49 PM
I pretty much like Sean Connery as James Bond the best, although Rober Moore was a good one also..
Live and Let Die was one of the good ones...
"Shaken not stirred"

TX.X-30 fan
02-01-2007, 01:56 PM
Never say never? not on anyone's list. :confused:

shepherd
02-01-2007, 02:08 PM
I've seen them all and read all the books (at least the Ian Fleming ones, quite a good author BTW).

I agree with the general order of ETS's list, but would definitely rank View to a Kill way lower - down by Moonraker. While Live and Let is probably one of my favorites (boat chase scene, alligators, voodoo), Roger Moore is probably my least favorite actor. He was just too old and soft, it was hard to accept him as a tough-guy double-0 killer. And most of the Bond movies of the 70s with Moore in them were getting a bit too cartoonish and satirical - almost laughing at the Bond genre it was capitalizing on IMO. Especially Moonraker and View to a Kill. I can barely stand to watch those 2 movies.

I would have to rank Casino Royale (also the best, and first, book) and Craig up near the top of the list, along with the first few Connery movies. Of course, the first one, Dr. No is the all time best. Who can forget the first time Sean Connery says "Bond, James Bond" -- smoooooth... And of course Ursula Andress -- grrrrrrrr :)

trickskier
02-01-2007, 03:31 PM
#1 Live & Let Die #2 Casino Royale

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 03:44 PM
Never say never? not on anyone's list. :confused:

I didn't include any of the non-EON productions. It's basically Thunderball.

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 03:52 PM
I've seen them all and read all the books (at least the Ian Fleming ones, quite a good author BTW).

I agree with the general order of ETS's list, but would definitely rank View to a Kill way lower - down by Moonraker. While Live and Let is probably one of my favorites (boat chase scene, alligators, voodoo), Roger Moore is probably my least favorite actor. He was just too old and soft, it was hard to accept him as a tough-guy double-0 killer. And most of the Bond movies of the 70s with Moore in them were getting a bit too cartoonish and satirical - almost laughing at the Bond genre it was capitalizing on IMO. Especially Moonraker and View to a Kill. I can barely stand to watch those 2 movies.

I would have to rank Casino Royale (also the best, and first, book) and Craig up near the top of the list, along with the first few Connery movies. Of course, the first one, Dr. No is the all time best. Who can forget the first time Sean Connery says "Bond, James Bond" -- smoooooth... And of course Ursula Andress -- grrrrrrrr :)


I probably ranked AVTAK lower last week. I liked it as a kid if only for the opening scene. Say what you want about Roger Moore, that guy had bond doing a lot of snow skiing (or boarding in that one). But yeah, AVTAK and Octopussy along with moonraker were pretty much terrible. And Walken could've been so great as a classic Bond villain. But I dislike Diamonds are Forever so much, that I need to put it low.

I could put any of these three of the Roger Moore movies, For your Eyes Only, Spy Who Loved Me, and Live and Let Die as his number one Bond movie depending on which one I saw most recently. All are classics. I could also probably swap Gold Finger and From Russia in that list. But I started watching From Russia last night as it was the first of my new dvds to come in. I've never given it the attention it deserves. I think Goldfinger's biggest drawback (and it doesn't have many) is the lack of exotic locales. Other than Zurich, we're left with England and Kentucky. Now I like England and Kentucky fine (and I understand that they couldn't have Ft. Knox anywhere else), but it just sort of suffered from it a tad.

PendO
02-01-2007, 03:52 PM
on her majesty's secret service - its off the beaten path and you get to see bond as a married man, albeit short

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 04:05 PM
on her majesty's secret service - its off the beaten path and you get to see bond as a married man, albeit short

I need to sit down and watch it uninterrupted start to finish. I have a friend and a relative who each consider it among the best. It's among the new ones that I recently ordered.

shepherd
02-01-2007, 06:21 PM
I I think Goldfinger's biggest drawback (and it doesn't have many) is the lack of exotic locales. Other than Zurich, we're left with England and Kentucky.

What about Miami Beach, the Fountainbleau Hotel, in the opening scene of the movie? One of my favorite Bond locations ("Say goodbye Dink"). Not very exotic, I know, but they make it look like such a cool, classy, 60s-era hot spot. I've always wanted to stay at that place, just so I can say I've been there whenever I see the movie.

shepherd
02-01-2007, 06:27 PM
I started watching From Russia last night as it was the first of my new dvds to come in. I've never given it the attention it deserves.

I like From Russia With Love for one of the same reasons I liked Casino Royale: It's a basic spy story, with a good plot, that doesn't overdo it on the super special effects, space-ships, death rays, and other cartoonish Flash-Gordon type stuff. Although some of the movies, like Dr. No, overcome those drawbacks quite well. (IMO)

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 06:36 PM
What about Miami Beach, the Fountainbleau Hotel, in the opening scene of the movie? One of my favorite Bond locations ("Say goodbye Dink"). Not very exotic, I know, but they make it look like such a cool, classy, 60s-era hot spot. I've always wanted to stay at that place, just so I can say I've been there whenever I see the movie.

Best part of the movie IMO. Best line is, "Run along love, man talk," followed by the loudest smack in the history of cinema.

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 06:38 PM
I like From Russia With Love for one of the same reasons I liked Casino Royale: It's a basic spy story, with a good plot, that doesn't overdo it on the super special effects, space-ships, death rays, and other cartoonish Flash-Gordon type stuff. Although some of the movies, like Dr. No, overcome those drawbacks quite well. (IMO)

That's why I like Dr. No and Casino, too. I'm giving FRW/L another go. My recollection is that it dragged. The editing of Dr. No was great in that the movie's pace was nice and quick. Also like the basic detective/spy story. In Dr. No, his gadget was the PPK. LOL!

shepherd
02-01-2007, 06:44 PM
The first half of Dr. No is the best of Bond. The only thing that saves the second half of the movie is Ursula Andress. :D

east tx skier
02-01-2007, 06:48 PM
She's nice. I like how they can just shower off the radiation.

daveg
02-01-2007, 09:34 PM
That's why I like Dr. No and Casino, too. I'm giving FRW/L another go. My recollection is that it dragged. The editing of Dr. No was great in that the movie's pace was nice and quick. Also like the basic detective/spy story. In Dr. No, his gadget was the PPK. LOL!

True. The PPK was the extent of the gadgets in Dr. No (the later Bonds became WAY too gadgety), but, what was Bond's gadget before he was forced to use the Walther PPK?

"M" to Bond....."Let's see your weapon 007"......"Yes, as I thought"..."That dam*ned ___________ again". "No stopping power" "Fine for a woman's handbag......"

FWIW....Dr. No is the most watchable, and Majesty's is the sleeper! Too bad Connery didn't do that one. Cool '69 Cougar convertible in that one too.

Slinkyredfoot
02-01-2007, 09:50 PM
The Austin Martin in Goldfinger was a classic, expandable spinner hubs to shread tires, smoke screen, bullet proof shield Bond poped up when people were shooting at him, aircraft machine guns. all the gimmicks that always seemed to be there when Bond needed them..so cool back then
Hey tricky Tex, how about a thread on famous Bond quotes, weapons and gimmetry he had, or starlets that had the pleasure of being in or bedding down with Mr. Bond? This could take some research not tho mention the fun....

east tx skier
02-02-2007, 12:31 AM
True. The PPK was the extent of the gadgets in Dr. No (the later Bonds became WAY too gadgety), but, what was Bond's gadget before he was forced to use the Walther PPK?

"M" to Bond....."Let's see your weapon 007"......"Yes, as I thought"..."That dam*ned ___________ again". "No stopping power" "Fine for a woman's handbag......"

FWIW....Dr. No is the most watchable, and Majesty's is the sleeper! Too bad Connery didn't do that one. Cool '69 Cougar convertible in that one too.

The barretta was a 6.35 mm. How gadgety.

Just finished from Russia w/ love. Really liking it at the moment. Love the SPECTRE stuff.

east tx skier
02-02-2007, 12:33 AM
Go to Wikipedia and type "James Bond." More than you ever wanted to know.

The DB5 has appeared in at least 3 other Bond films that I can think of, i.e., Thunderball, Die Another Day (or was it tomorrow never knows), and Casino Royale.

tex
02-02-2007, 12:35 AM
Whichever one I'm watching.

daveg
02-02-2007, 10:19 AM
Any of you Bond fans into Austin Powers (especially the first two movies). Its hilarious to watch those movies and be able to see the basics of some scenes from the various Bond movies that the Powers writers "borrowed" from. "Allow myself to introduce........myself". "I am Richy Cunningham and this is my wife......Oprah"!

Some other "good" Bond spoofs were the two James Coburn movies...."In Like Flint" and "Our Man Flint". Also, don't forget the other Bond spoof movie "Casino Royale" (Peter Sellers and David Niven) from the late 60's. It was god awful, but had a decent sound track.

shepherd
02-02-2007, 10:31 AM
I loved the "Flint" movies. The funny thing was that I was a kid so I didn't even know it was a "spoof." I thought they were serious movies. I just thought Flint was coooool, with the kung fu moves and psychic abilities! :D

Now, I watch them and say "that is just bad" :rolleyes:

shepherd
02-02-2007, 10:37 AM
But I dislike Diamonds are Forever so much, that I need to put it low.


Yeah, too cheesy and "70s-ish" IMO, but it does have one of my favorite dialogues in it:

"Hi, I'm Plenty."
"But of course you are."

:D

daveg
02-02-2007, 10:51 AM
Totally agree on how bad "Diamonds" was. Of the Connery movies, I can hardly watch that one. The only redeeming factor was the cool '71 Red Mustang Mach 1 (not a huge fan of that Mustang body though) he drove through Las Vegas. Connery should have done "Majestys" and then should have hung up his Walther PPK, and his shaken martini while he was on top of his game.

By the way, its cool to rent the "Special Edition or Anniversiary" Bond movies. You can play the movie or you can play the directors cut in which they narrate about the actors, problems they had, location changes, etc. You learn so much about what really happened in the making of the movie. Good for all the Bond Super Fans!

atlfootr
02-02-2007, 08:49 PM
Whichever one I'm watching.I was going say, there all good but any w/ Connery ROCK!

east tx skier
11-22-2014, 03:21 PM
Bringing this back as these lists are always subject to change. I suspect my #1 will tweak the Connery faithful. I'm a huge Connery fan, but I stand by this ranking. Any among numbers 2, 3, and 4 could win on any given Friday night and I almost want to make Skyfall #2. The current franchise is exceptional. Also, I'll defend ranking Goldfinger low than most (who rank it #1) for the simple fact that the second half of it is terribly slow and Kentucky is a bit of a letdown after Austria.

Casino Royale (2006)
Dr. No
Skyfall
From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
Goldfinger
Thunderball
For Your Eyes Only
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Live and Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
The Man With the Golden Gun
Quantum of Solace
Golden Eye
The Living Daylights
Octopussy
Diamonds are Forever (only Connery's presence keeps this movie from being lower)
A View to a Kill
Die Another Day
The World is Not Enough
Moonraker
License to Kill (I'll never watch this one again)

mikeg205
11-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Bringing this back as these lists are always subject to change. I suspect my #1 will tweak the Connery faithful. I'm a huge Connery fan, but I stand by this ranking. Any among numbers 2, 3, and 4 could win on any given Friday night and I almost want to make Skyfall #2. The current franchise is exceptional. Also, I'll defend ranking Goldfinger low than most (who rank it #1) for the simple fact that the second half of it is terribly slow and Kentucky is a bit of a letdown after Austria.

Casino Royale (2006)
Dr. No
Skyfall
From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
Goldfinger
Thunderball
For Your Eyes Only
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Live and Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
The Man With the Golden Gun
Quantum of Solace
Golden Eye
The Living Daylights
Octopussy
Diamonds are Forever (only Connery's presence keeps this movie from being lower)
A View to a Kill
Die Another Day
The World is Not Enough
Moonraker
License to Kill (I'll never watch this one again)

Wow - you put the George Lazenby that high.. ;) Eastie - Not a timothy dalton fan?

east tx skier
11-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Wow - you put the George Lazenby that high.. ;) Eastie - Not a timothy dalton fan?

It took me a long time to come around on OHMSS. But it is a solid Bond Film. Lazenby is extremely good in it. I don't like Dalton or Brosnan.

Double D
11-22-2014, 03:53 PM
My favorite = Pierce Brosnan

Worst = Timothy Dalton

east tx skier
11-22-2014, 04:04 PM
My favorite = Pierce Brosnan

Worst = Timothy Dalton

We will differ on the favorite, but from my perspective, I have difficulty telling them apart. But I prefer Brosnan to Dalton if pressed. But none of those movies had much of a rudder in my opinion.

Double D
11-22-2014, 04:10 PM
We will differ on the favorite, but from my perspective, I have difficulty telling them apart. But I prefer Brosnan to Dalton if pressed. But none of those movies had much of a rudder in my opinion.

Yeah, its all a matter of opinion. I used to like Roger Moore when I was younger. Not sure what I was thinking there.. LOL The new ones are a bit on the dark side, but good movies.

orbeamlb
11-22-2014, 05:41 PM
Huge Bond fan here. I grew up with Roger Moore as Bond but later grew to appreciate the Sean Connery movies (there are times where the Moore movies get too comical for my tastes). Although a good actor I was not fond of Dalton as Bond, and the action sequences with Brosnan were simply too unbelievable and the series seemed to lose it's way. While in my opinion not on par with the earlier movies, the Daniel Craig installments are entertaining and more in tune with the Bond franchise..

My favorites in order would be:

Goldfinger (my favorite henchman in Odd Job, and definitely like Pussy Galore))
OHMSS (used to hate this one but have come to appreciate it and have to admit Lazenby wasn't all that bad in it. Diana Rigg a definite plus. Great theme song.)
The Spy who loved me (Moore's best performance and Barbara Bach as XXX was too sexy)
From Russia with Love (probably the best for pure espionage)
For your Eyes Only (a real throwback to the earlier installments)
Octopussy
Thunderball
Live and Let Die (great boat chases through South Louisiana)

roadster02
11-22-2014, 06:29 PM
My picks. I have seen all the Bond movies in the Theaters, and have all the DVD's. My Top three:

Goldfinger
OHMSS
Diamonds Are Forever


Daniel Craig sucks as Bond, even Timothy Dalton was better. Craig has no class, not debonair, just a dull thug. NOT Bond at all. Best was Connery, Lazenby was good, Moore was the funny Bond, Brosnan OK. Craig just pathetic, acts like a Mafioso, no wonder there are no new Bond movies.

Footin
11-22-2014, 07:05 PM
Goldfinger with Pussy Galore

trickskier
11-22-2014, 09:29 PM
Live and Let Die - Gotta Love the Boat Chase!!! :D

trickskier
11-22-2014, 09:30 PM
Goldfinger with Pussy Galore

SO - Whats on your mind??? :rolleyes:

scott023
11-22-2014, 09:33 PM
I'm a HUGE Bond fan. Connery used to be my favorite, by a long shot, but Daniel Craig has overtaken him. I think he suits the Bond roll perfectly.

Lumbergh
11-23-2014, 12:16 AM
On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Most underrated Bond movie ever.

Lazenby made tragic career error refusing to do more Bond films.

Great movie. One of my favs.

shepherd
11-24-2014, 02:33 PM
Bringing this back as these lists are always subject to change. I suspect my #1 will tweak the Connery faithful. I'm a huge Connery fan, but I stand by this ranking. Any among numbers 2, 3, and 4 could win on any given Friday night and I almost want to make Skyfall #2. The current franchise is exceptional. Also, I'll defend ranking Goldfinger low than most (who rank it #1) for the simple fact that the second half of it is terribly slow and Kentucky is a bit of a letdown after Austria.

Casino Royale (2006)
Dr. No
Skyfall
From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
Goldfinger
Thunderball
For Your Eyes Only
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Live and Let Die
The Spy Who Loved Me
The Man With the Golden Gun
Quantum of Solace
Golden Eye
The Living Daylights
Octopussy
Diamonds are Forever (only Connery's presence keeps this movie from being lower)
A View to a Kill
Die Another Day
The World is Not Enough
Moonraker
License to Kill (I'll never watch this one again)

I agree with you, for the most part. Goldfinger is over-rated IMO -- when they go to Kentucky is usually when I end up changing channels. Casino Royale is the best. Not sure about Connery vs. Craig but definitely numbers 1 and 2. Both of those guys seem closer to the "real" Bond in the books -- tougher, more of a thug, not as suave and sophisticated.

Like Tricky, I liked Live and Let Die a lot more -- top 5 for me and the only Roger Moore one that I still like.

I wasn't a big fan of Brosnan until Die Another Day came out. I really like that movie, though not so much because of Brosnan. If not a top 5, it would definitely be in my top 10. Brosnan was a bit too much of a "pretty boy" but he was a believable Bond. Probably the third best Bond after Craig and Connery. Roger Moore was absolutely the worst. He was too soft, and later too old, for the role.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was a great movie, but the casting was unfortunate IMO. Would have been a GREAT movie with Connery. And I couldn't accept Telly Savalas as Blofeld.

MNWild
11-24-2014, 05:18 PM
My favorite = Pierce Brosnan

Worst = Timothy Dalton

But Dalton footed behind the Sea Plane, that's worth something, isn't it????

east tx skier
11-24-2014, 05:23 PM
I agree with you, for the most part. Goldfinger is over-rated IMO -- when they go to Kentucky is usually when I end up changing channels. Casino Royale is the best. Not sure about Connery vs. Craig but definitely numbers 1 and 2. Both of those guys seem closer to the "real" Bond in the books -- tougher, more of a thug, not as suave and sophisticated.

Like Tricky, I liked Live and Let Die a lot more -- top 5 for me and the only Roger Moore one that I still like.

I wasn't a big fan of Brosnan until Die Another Day came out. I really like that movie, though not so much because of Brosnan. If not a top 5, it would definitely be in my top 10. Brosnan was a bit too much of a "pretty boy" but he was a believable Bond. Probably the third best Bond after Craig and Connery. Roger Moore was absolutely the worst. He was too soft, and later too old, for the role.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was a great movie, but the casting was unfortunate IMO. Would have been a GREAT movie with Connery. And I couldn't accept Telly Savalas as Blofeld.

Agree with you on Brosnan and Moore for the most part, although I still think For Your Eyes Only and Live and Let Die are solid movies, in which he is not quite as cheeky. Lazenby is fine IMO, but agree that Telly was not a good choice in OHMSS, which is otherwise a quality movie.

I prefer a little more grit to the Bond character. The suave Bond was always counteracted by brute force. Connery in Dr. No is a prime example of that.

roadster02
11-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Maybe so East, but the suave Bond still came out on top, and showed that he wasn't totally just a hired killer. Connery did it all, tuxedo, humor, and killer when needed. Craig is just a brute, looks totally out of place in formal settings. IMHO :D

scott023
11-24-2014, 09:49 PM
Maybe so East, but the suave Bond still came out on top, and showed that he wasn't totally just a hired killer. Connery did it all, tuxedo, humor, and killer when needed. Craig is just a brute, looks totally out of place in formal settings. IMHO :D

No way. Craig looked right at home in his tux in Casino Royale.

east tx skier
11-24-2014, 09:55 PM
Maybe so East, but the suave Bond still came out on top, and showed that he wasn't totally just a hired killer. Connery did it all, tuxedo, humor, and killer when needed. Craig is just a brute, looks totally out of place in formal settings. IMHO :D

You're entitled to your opinion, of course.

But remember, Craig is portraying Bond before he became that jack of all trades that epitomizes the Bond films. The dialogue between Dench and Craig in Casino Royale makes reference to "more than a blunt instrument." His being fitted for a tux before the card game is another nod to the fact that he is new at the game. Most people aren't born comfortable in formal settings, present company excluded. Craig as an actor has played this part to a tee. These are the most introspective Bond movies since On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The dialogue between Dench and Craig has been excellent and such a welcome change from the drivel of the exchanges she had in the Brosnan era. Chalk some of that up to writing and directing, which has been a tremendous improvement with the Paul Haggis screenplay in Casino Royale.

I absolutely love Connery as Bond. But my favorite role for him was in Dr. No, where, the first scene notwithstanding, he was basically a detective. Much of From Russia with Love is like that, too. When he threatened to break the female photographer's arm if she didn't give him the information he needed, that was plenty brutish.

The rougher around the edges bond that can clean up when the need arises is just my preference. Plus, Eva Green ranks up there with the best Bond Girls of all time.

east tx skier
11-24-2014, 10:06 PM
On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Most underrated Bond movie ever.

Lazenby made tragic career error refusing to do more Bond films.

Great movie. One of my favs.

Agreed, it is extremely underrated. But that kilt. Uugh. And Telly. :rolleyes:

east tx skier
11-24-2014, 10:07 PM
No way. Craig looked right at home in his tux in Casino Royale.

You can say it. He's not a bad lookin' dude.

http://community.digitalmediaacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Casino-Royale-Daniel-Craig.jpg

http://hdscreen.me/thumbs/people/aston-martin-db5-daniel-craig-2786397-480x320.jpg

roadster02
11-24-2014, 10:09 PM
Good enough. I still would like to see Craig axed. I think Gerard Butler would be a great Bond.

east tx skier
11-24-2014, 10:20 PM
Good enough. I still would like to see Craig axed. I think Gerard Butler would be a great Bond.

Not going to happen. They are way too happy with him and have said as much. Plus, he's doing great things for them at the box office and CR and Skyfall are listed in most of the top 10 on the lists I have seen). Quantum of Solace was a poor showing, largely due to the writer's strike.

He'll be in the next two for sure and, after that, he'll bow out on his own terms when he's ready. Sam Mendes is signed on to direct the next film, if not the next two. It's a good combination for the Broccoli group to try to leverage a couple of more out of Craig after that. But my guess is that he will retire after Bond 25. But the next one will have Blofeld in it, which is likely to be pretty interesting to the Bond faithful.

Craig has said he doesn't want to do this forever. But I understand how you must feel. I thought Dalton/Brosnan, whichever was which, were awful as anything and it nearly ruined the franchise for me. The only difference is those two were terrible and Craig is awesome! :)

I don't know much of anything about Butler, but he's 45 now and will be pushing 50 by the time Craig is done. Probably not going to happen. Craig was a fairly old choice for Bond as is. Lazenby aside, they usually like to get a few films out of them.

scott023
11-24-2014, 11:05 PM
You can say it. He's not a bad lookin' dude.

http://community.digitalmediaacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Casino-Royale-Daniel-Craig.jpg

http://hdscreen.me/thumbs/people/aston-martin-db5-daniel-craig-2786397-480x320.jpg

Darn rights he's a good looking guy. Another plus for the Bond roll.

scott023
11-24-2014, 11:08 PM
Not going to happen. They are way too happy with him and have said as much. Plus, he's doing great things for them at the box office and CR and Skyfall are listed in most of the top 10 on the lists I have seen). Quantum of Solace was a poor showing, largely due to the writer's strike.

He'll be in the next two for sure and, after that, he'll bow out on his own terms when he's ready. Sam Mendes is signed on to direct the next film, if not the next two. It's a good combination for the Broccoli group to try to leverage a couple of more out of Craig after that. But my guess is that he will retire after Bond 25. But the next one will have Blofeld in it, which is likely to be pretty interesting to the Bond faithful.

Craig has said he doesn't want to do this forever. But I understand how you must feel. I thought Dalton/Brosnan, whichever was which, were awful as anything and it nearly ruined the franchise for me. The only difference is those two were terrible and Craig is awesome! :)

I don't know much of anything about Butler, but he's 45 now and will be pushing 50 by the time Craig is done. Probably not going to happen. Craig was a fairly old choice for Bond as is. Lazenby aside, they usually like to get a few films out of them.

I agree completely Doug. Butler will end up looking like Moore in A View To A Kill by his third film if they sign him on when he's nearly 50. IMO, Craig doesn't look like he's 46, he certainly has three more films in him and not look too old for the part.

shepherd
11-25-2014, 12:55 AM
The rougher around the edges bond that can clean up when the need arises is just my preference. Plus, Eva Green ranks up there with the best Bond Girls of all time.

Skewered
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5C7LMOWyYc

east tx skier
11-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Skewered
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5C7LMOWyYc

"Every penny of it."

First and last lines of his in that exchange are excellent.

roadster02
11-28-2014, 01:23 PM
Sorry gentlemen, but I still think Craig looks like a russian thug. Most of you here on this site are several generations from me, and our tastes are obviously very different. Apparently most of the younger generation have a bromance with this guy, so I will leave it at that. :rolleyes:

scott023
11-29-2014, 12:28 AM
Sorry gentlemen, but I still think Craig looks like a russian thug. Most of you here on this site are several generations from me, and our tastes are obviously very different. Apparently most of the younger generation have a bromance with this guy, so I will leave it at that. :rolleyes:
Lmao. Pretty sure age isn't relevant when you've seen each and every film multiple times. Personal preference is just that.

neil.anderson63
11-29-2014, 08:42 AM
MGMHD channel is playing all Bond movies this weekend. Been catching a few.

roadster02
11-29-2014, 01:26 PM
Yes personal preference is just that, but that is influenced by your upbringing. Take for instance your schooling. When you went to school were you exposed to: duck and cover, vice principals paddle, gym class, dodgeball, foursquare, ROTC, range time (yes real guns in school), drivers ed class, school lunches you paid for, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons and everyone else lost, report cards, walking to and from school without your parents, and NO computers or video games? At home did you: spend all your time outdoors, ride your bike everywhere, play war with all the other kids on the block, build forts of dirt and snow, mow, and rake lawns, and shovel snow to earn money? These things all shape your preferences, and guys of my same age group usually seem to have a lot of the same preferences. So I beg to differ, but age is relevent to how a person views things, just like the Bond movies themselves have changed to reflect the current times and values. If you guys like Craig, so be it, but I would hazard a guess that the older Bond fans don't. :)

P.S I have also seen the films multiple times. I have all of them but the last two on DVD.



Lmao. Pretty sure age isn't relevant when you've seen each and every film multiple times. Personal preference is just that.

scott023
11-29-2014, 03:00 PM
Yes personal preference is just that, but that is influenced by your upbringing. Take for instance your schooling. When you went to school were you exposed to: duck and cover, vice principals paddle, gym class, dodgeball, foursquare, ROTC, range time (yes real guns in school), drivers ed class, school lunches you paid for, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons and everyone else lost, report cards, walking to and from school without your parents, and NO computers or video games? At home did you: spend all your time outdoors, ride your bike everywhere, play war with all the other kids on the block, build forts of dirt and snow, mow, and rake lawns, and shovel snow to earn money? These things all shape your preferences, and guys of my same age group usually seem to have a lot of the same preferences. So I beg to differ, but age is relevent to how a person views things, just like the Bond movies themselves have changed to reflect the current times and values. If you guys like Craig, so be it, but I would hazard a guess that the older Bond fans don't. :)

P.S I have also seen the films multiple times. I have all of them but the last two on DVD.

Yes, I was brought up with all of those things, minus the paddle in school.

east tx skier
11-29-2014, 07:57 PM
Yes personal preference is just that, but that is influenced by your upbringing. Take for instance your schooling. When you went to school were you exposed to: duck and cover, vice principals paddle, gym class, dodgeball, foursquare, ROTC, range time (yes real guns in school), drivers ed class, school lunches you paid for, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons and everyone else lost, report cards, walking to and from school without your parents, and NO computers or video games? At home did you: spend all your time outdoors, ride your bike everywhere, play war with all the other kids on the block, build forts of dirt and snow, mow, and rake lawns, and shovel snow to earn money? These things all shape your preferences, and guys of my same age group usually seem to have a lot of the same preferences. So I beg to differ, but age is relevent to how a person views things, just like the Bond movies themselves have changed to reflect the current times and values. If you guys like Craig, so be it, but I would hazard a guess that the older Bond fans don't. :)

P.S I have also seen the films multiple times. I have all of them but the last two on DVD.

I'm 41. I grew up doing nearly all of the things you mentioned. We had computers and video games with resolutions lower than dirt and no built in memory. So I guess I'll concede that point. I have been and still am a huge Connery fan. Nonetheless, I remain open minded and stand by my choices, which have changed with repeated viewings (see the beginning of the thread for a comparison).

I get that you don't like Daniel Craig (it seems to be a running theme in your posts). And I'm not anywhere close to bothered by that fact. Each is entitled to his opinion. But you can go ahead and tell us again. ;)

GoneBoatN
11-29-2014, 08:17 PM
Yes, I was brought up with all of those things, minus the paddle in school.


I was brought up with all those things, plus the paddle - I went to parochial school where you found god one way or another. I give myself the :uglyhamme for that one. While I don't believe that parents should use corporal punishment (and my parents generally did not use it), nuns apparently had divine right.

roadster02
11-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Spare the rod, spoil the child. Yeah I know, has nothing to do with Bond. I just couldn't let that one go.

I was brought up with all those things, plus the paddle - I went to parochial school where you found god one way or another. I give myself the :uglyhamme for that one. While I don't believe that parents should use corporal punishment (and my parents generally did not use it), nuns apparently had divine right.

east tx skier
11-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Spare the rod, spoil the child. Yeah I know, has nothing to do with Bond. I just couldn't let that one go.

To my surprise, it still exists in some schools, including public schools, in east Texas. You can opt out of it. I did. Strangers beating my kids with a paddle at their respective whims doesn't sit well with me for some reason. Disciplining my children is my job.

tex
11-29-2014, 10:06 PM
I took pops at school and look how I turned out...wait...scratch that!

roadster02
11-29-2014, 11:46 PM
Yes I agree, good for you, that is the parents job, but too many try to let the pub schools do it for them. Back to Bond. Are there plans to make any more Bond movies in the future? if so, do you know when the release is?

To my surprise, it still exists in some schools, including public schools, in east Texas. You can opt out of it. I did. Strangers beating my kids with a paddle at their respective whims doesn't sit well with me for some reason. Disciplining my children is my job.

scott023
11-30-2014, 12:48 AM
Yes I agree, good for you, that is the parents job, but too many try to let the pub schools do it for them. Back to Bond. Are there plans to make any more Bond movies in the future? if so, do you know when the release is?
They began filming it in October. Supposed to be out fall 2015.

Aric'sX15
11-30-2014, 01:02 AM
I really enjoyed pierce brosnan growing up, but the new bond plays it so much better!

east tx skier
11-30-2014, 01:39 PM
Yes I agree, good for you, that is the parents job, but too many try to let the pub schools do it for them. Back to Bond. Are there plans to make any more Bond movies in the future? if so, do you know when the release is?

Craig is signed on for Bond 24 and Bond 25. Sam Mendes is directing 24 and possibly 25. As mentioned, 24 is set for fall 2015. Shooting in Rome among other places.

maxpower220
12-01-2014, 09:19 AM
Skyfall sucked. I hope the next movie is closer to casino royal and quantum. Craig is my favorite of the series.

Double D
12-03-2014, 12:31 AM
Thought I would add details with the help of The Chive!!

http://thechive.com/2014/12/01/trivia-and-behind-the-scenes-moments-from-every-james-bond-film-27-photos/



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east tx skier
12-04-2014, 10:50 AM
James Bond will return in Spectre.

Double D
12-04-2014, 02:46 PM
Yep:

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/new-james-bond-movie-titled-spectre-will-104321782577.html

Tristarboarder
12-04-2014, 03:51 PM
New Bond flick will feature the new Aston Martin DB10.....looks sweet. They only made 10, deemed the most exclusive A.M. yet, created specifically for the movie...nice choice in vehicles :D

scott023
12-04-2014, 11:01 PM
New Bond flick will feature the new Aston Martin DB10.....looks sweet. They only made 10, deemed the most exclusive A.M. yet, created specifically for the movie...nice choice in vehicles :D

That car has instant drool factor.