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#1 Posted by GiantBeddo (26 posts) -

Suffered from some growing pains today, so decided to skip the rowing and insanity workout for the day. Instead ended up watching a Bond review that's on: 1983's Never Say Never Again. This is pretty dated, really. I seem to like the newer movies better, especially those with Pierce Brosnan. Any thoughts?

#2 Posted by Yummylee (21547 posts) -

Probably either Dr. No, or Diamonds are Forever for me.

#3 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

I think you're on the wrong site... may i direct you to Screened?

#4 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -

I had a hard time getting into Pierce Brosnan as Bond.  He'd always been "that asshole from Mrs. Doubtfire" for me.  I mean, he was a good Bond, but it was hard for me to get around this for a while.  Ultimately, though, I'd say it's between Brosnan, and Connery.

#5 Edited by Bobby_The_Great (1004 posts) -

I love all James films. But I'm keen on From Russia With Love,  and Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace because they are more like the Ian Fleming vision of the character.
#6 Posted by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

I'm not a huge fan of the old ones and when I was a kid Pierce Brosnan was Bond. So, my favorites are actually GoldenEye and Casino Royale.

#7 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

I'll propably get hanged for this but I really liked Casino Royale.

#8 Edited by B0nd07 (1699 posts) -

Never Say Never Again isn't an official Bond movie, and a remake of Thunderball, iirc.
 
I primarily like the Connery, Brosnan, and now Craig movies, my least favorites are the Moore films.  I'm just not a huge fan of the humor they forced into those.  My top five would probably be: From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, GoldenEye, and Casino Royal.

#9 Posted by TobbRobb (4607 posts) -

i like the Timothy Dalton ones, and Pierce Brosnan was "Bond" when I was younger so Goldeneye and The world is not enough get honorable mentions.

#10 Posted by GunstarRed (5126 posts) -

You only live twice, Goldeneye, the spy who loved me and The Living Daylights (yes, really) have always been the ones I have  enjoyed the most.
#11 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (759 posts) -

Goldeneye is hands down my all-time favourite Bond movie and Sean Connery is THE Bond followed by Pierce Brosnan.

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#12 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

I was never really into the older movies, so I'm not sure how the more serious fans feel about it..  But Casino Royale was a stupidly good movie.  Quantum of Solace suffered solely for being a sequel to a movie it couldn't possible live up to. 
I also really liked Goldeneye and Sean Connery was always entertaining.

#13 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -
@GeekDown said:
" I'm not a huge fan of the old ones and when I was a kid Pierce Brosnan was Bond. So, my favorites are actually GoldenEye and Casino Royale. "
GoldenEye has aged rather badly. I watched it in 2010 and it felt a little dated. The later Bond outings from Brosnan aren't bad though. I actually really enjoyed Quantum of Solace. It made Bond feel more human... and Olga Kurylenko was the ultimate Bond girl. Casino Royale was decent but the scene where they're playing poker bored me to tears.
#14 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

Anything with Brosnan is my favorite.

#15 Posted by Deeveeus (479 posts) -
@CptChiken said:
" I think you're on the wrong site... may i direct you to Screened? "
Nah...these boards have grown into more than game talk. While that is the primary topic, it is also home to geek culture speak period, and even the scatter personal blog for words from like minded folks.
#16 Posted by Chris2KLee (2334 posts) -

Classic movie Bond would be the Connery ones I guess. But I think Casino Royale did the character the best, focusing on the brutal side of Bond and his dark world of secret killings.

#17 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3149 posts) -

Casino Royale was awesome. I never saw Quantum of Solace.

#18 Posted by DarkTravesty (330 posts) -

i liked goldeneye 16 or so years ago. had the VHS

#19 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

goldeneye is an awesome movie. i think that is my favorite one. i think it might just be because it was the one that came out when i was around. i also liked the video game.

#20 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4603 posts) -
@imsh_pl said:
" I'll propably get hanged for this but I really liked Casino Royale. "
Yeah, that's the one I don't ever feel I have to qualify when I say it's good. Older ones get too cheesy, later ones get too stupid. Not that I don't like Connery, of course, but still. 
#21 Edited by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
@MarkWahlberg said:

" @imsh_pl said:

" I'll propably get hanged for this but I really liked Casino Royale. "
Yeah, that's the one I don't ever feel I have to qualify when I say it's good. Older ones get too cheesy, later ones get too stupid. Not that I don't like Connery, of course, but still.  "
I never liked the older Bond films so Casino Royale is my Bond movie-of-choice by default.
#22 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

From Russia With Love is hands down the best Bond movie ever. 
 
I also love The Living Daylights, Thunderball, Casino Royale, Goldfinger, and For Your Eyes Only. 

#23 Posted by Turambar (6742 posts) -

Gadget Bond has always been better than physical Bond for me, so Brosnan stuff has generally been my favorite.

#24 Posted by Bones8677 (3231 posts) -

Casino Royale, Thunderball and Goldfinger are by far my favorites.

#25 Posted by MikkaQ (10284 posts) -

You Only Live Twice is an old favorite of mine. Bond dying, going to Japan, crazy helicopter gadgets, volcano lair, Blofeld showing his face... just constant fucking madness, and pretty much the source of every cheesy spy movie trope.  
 
From Russia With Love is another favorite as well. This is a good one to show Bond's more serious side.  
 
In terms of Bonds I've liked, you just can't beat Sean Connery, he IS Bond. Brosnan was a great Bond through, my second favorite. I hated Roger Moore and Lazenby, Dalton was okay, and Craig's a fine Bond, but his movies are shit. 

#26 Posted by Bones8677 (3231 posts) -
@xMP44x said:
" @GeekDown said:
" I'm not a huge fan of the old ones and when I was a kid Pierce Brosnan was Bond. So, my favorites are actually GoldenEye and Casino Royale. "
GoldenEye has aged rather badly. I watched it in 2010 and it felt a little dated. The later Bond outings from Brosnan aren't bad though. I actually really enjoyed Quantum of Solace. It made Bond feel more human... and Olga Kurylenko was the ultimate Bond girl. Casino Royale was decent but the scene where they're playing poker bored me to tears. "
Well the Visual Effects of GoldenEye have certainly not aged well. Though I doubt they looked good even when they were new. Did people in the 90's think Earth was a Blue Pulsating Nucleus?
#27 Posted by onarum (2066 posts) -

For some reason I never really liked bond movies that much, but fully enjoyed Daniel Craig's ones so for me it would be Casino Royale.

#28 Posted by razielrioux (126 posts) -

Goldeneye was my favorite until Casino Royale came along. I thought that movie was brilliant in the reconstruction of Bond as a character and more importantly, as a human being that is fallable and has flaws. Made him more relatable and as a result,  made the plot and overall feel of the movie was superb. It still had the Bond girls and the fancy cars and sweet vacation spots,  it hadn't lost touch with what makes Bond, Bond. Casino Royale just made Bond more believable. Great film

#29 Posted by chickengeorgewashington (144 posts) -

Thunderball. Also my favorite of the original Fleming novels, too.

#30 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@MarkWahlberg said:

" @imsh_pl said:

" I'll propably get hanged for this but I really liked Casino Royale. "
Yeah, that's the one I don't ever feel I have to qualify when I say it's good. Older ones get too cheesy, later ones get too stupid. Not that I don't like Connery, of course, but still.  "
But its not a good Bond film. Its a good Bourne film.  Its a good film for people who don't like anything about James Bond.
 
Anyhow I have a special place in my heart for Goldeneye, even though Brosnan later went on to be in the worst Bond films after that. There were just so many characters.
#31 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Bones8677 said:
" @xMP44x said:
" @GeekDown said:
" I'm not a huge fan of the old ones and when I was a kid Pierce Brosnan was Bond. So, my favorites are actually GoldenEye and Casino Royale. "
GoldenEye has aged rather badly. I watched it in 2010 and it felt a little dated. The later Bond outings from Brosnan aren't bad though. I actually really enjoyed Quantum of Solace. It made Bond feel more human... and Olga Kurylenko was the ultimate Bond girl. Casino Royale was decent but the scene where they're playing poker bored me to tears. "
Well the Visual Effects of GoldenEye have certainly not aged well. Though I doubt they looked good even when they were new. Did people in the 90's think Earth was a Blue Pulsating Nucleus? "
It had a ludicrously tiny budget so it's not surprising. It's also probably the best one. Anyone who says Casino Royale or Quantum of Solace really have no clue.
#32 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
It had a ludicrously tiny budget so it's not surprising. It's also probably the best one. Anyone who says Casino Royale or Quantum of Solace really have no clue.
In that case then I suppose it's a marvel that GoldenEye was a good film at all. I personally liked Quantum of Solace. It made the character of Bond more believable, as he felt more like a real character than a delivery device for the action. The story was interesting enough, I suppose, but I liked the change it made from previous Bond movies. While I do enjoy explosions and other such action, a franchise as well known as the Bond films needs to be more than just that. I liked the shift in styles, but I enjoyed basically all of the Bond movies I've seen.
#33 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

Goldfinger.

#34 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

I don't like Bond movies.  So naturally my favorite is Casino Royale. 

#35 Posted by pigmartyr (211 posts) -
@GiantBeddo: 
Are you kidding? Seriously?
Everyone knows the best Bond movies is On Her Majesty's Secret Service. George Lazenby is awesome as bond.
 
That or a view to a kill. Roger Moore and Christopher Walken. Grace Jones for christ sake! This includes one of the better bond theme songs.
#36 Posted by Daveyo520 (6687 posts) -

That is a good question, I do not know. I need to rewatch them all to decide.

#37 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Goldeneye is so awesome.
 
I liked the Brosnan films too much, I grew up with them so he is my Bond.

#38 Posted by velucyraptor (358 posts) -
@imsh_pl said:
" I'll propably get hanged for this but I really liked Casino Royale. "
This. I will never understand the appeal of the pre-Craig Bond films, they've just always seemed utterly ridiculous to me.
#39 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4603 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" @MarkWahlberg said:

" @imsh_pl said:

" I'll propably get hanged for this but I really liked Casino Royale. "
Yeah, that's the one I don't ever feel I have to qualify when I say it's good. Older ones get too cheesy, later ones get too stupid. Not that I don't like Connery, of course, but still.  "
But its not a good Bond film. Its a good Bourne film.  Its a good film for people who don't like anything about James Bond. Anyhow I have a special place in my heart for Goldeneye, even though Brosnan later went on to be in the worst Bond films after that. There were just so many characters. "
I dunno if I'd go that far. There's an obvious influence in terms of how the fight scenes/chase scenes are choreographed, but in terms of the style of the movie, and how Daniel Craig behaves, it's still very recognizable as a Bond movie. Quantum of Solace, on the other hand.... Well, the less said about that, the better. 
 
 And I totally like James Bond movies! A lot of them just haven't aged well. I don't think there's anyone that doesn't like Goldeneye. I still like it even though I've never actually seen the whole thing in one sit-through! Just fragmented like. So there!

 She could give me disapproving glances all day...
#40 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2720 posts) -

Casino Royale has Eva Green in it.  
 
None of the other movies do.

#41 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

The Dalton films, on reflection, were actually very good. 
 
They tried taking Bond to a darker place 20 years before the reboots did. Shame the punter's weren't ready for it... 
 
As far as personal favourites go, I love all of the Connery films, and the Craig series has been great so far (Solace, though messy, is still good fun).

#42 Posted by underworld2086 (42 posts) -

I know the answer to this. The best bond movie is Goldfinger.

#43 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

My favourite Bond movies are Casino Royale, Goldeneye, and From Russia With Love. 
 
There's literally nothing about those three movies that I dislike. As for my top Bond actors, well, it's a really close race between Craig and Connery, with Brosnan coming up third. Everybody else is sort of...eh.

#44 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -
@GeekDown
I'm not a huge fan of the old ones and when I was a kid Pierce Brosnan was Bond. So, my favorites are actually GoldenEye and Casino Royale.
This. Except I hated Casino Royale.
#45 Posted by PenguinDust (12499 posts) -
  1. Thunderball
  2. From Russia With Love
  3. Goldfinger
  4. For Your Eyes Only
  5. Casino Royale --- this one (HA!)
#46 Posted by Animasta (14675 posts) -

Casino Royale, never really seen the older ones though

#47 Posted by Lumley (951 posts) -

I've seen them all like.. 3 times each (I used to be a massive fan) and my favourite is probably Live and Let Die. 
I actively hate the new ones, Bond needs gadgets otherwise he's not Bond.

#48 Posted by dagas (2820 posts) -

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 
Goldeneye 
Goldfinger 
Casino Royale 
The Living Daylights 
For Your Eyes Only 
 
That's my favorite from every Bond actor and On Her Majesty's Secret Service is not on there only because it's the only George Lazenby Bond to choose from, I think it's one of the best. The skiing part is awesome, the car chase as well not to mention it's the only film where he gets married.

#49 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

I never liked the James Bond movies, but Casino Royale was actually pretty damn good.
Also, Daniel Craig made Bond a believeable character and that sure helped a lot.

#50 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@KillyDarko said:
" Also, Daniel Craig made Bond a believeable character and that sure helped a lot. "
In what universe is Bond ever a believable character? Daniel Craig just acted like a beefier and more boring Timothy Dalton.