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October 20th, 2002, 10:20 PM
I've been wondering why this topic hasn't been brought up already, but I think that the James Bond movies are pretty darn good. (Especially the ones with Sean Connery and not that wannabe Pierce Brosnan)
I mean it's got sweet action sequences, the girls, and some awesome cars. Not to mention the nasty villians, like that Jaws guy who comes to mind. And with the new one coming out in November (Die Another Day) it seems as though Bond will stay alive. (It's strange though; he never seems to grow older in all the movies he's been in).
So what do you guys think of em?
October 21st, 2002, 12:08 AM
For all the criticism regarding Tim Dalton I thought his was the best bond because he was much darker than the rest. Brosnan has done a damn good job considering the acts he had to follow, as much as I like Connery I'm not sure if he's the ultimate Bond though.
October 21st, 2002, 05:03 AM
Pierce Brosnan is the perfect Bond for this day and age, just like Connery was back then.
Now I know where the title of Maddona's new track is from. I think.
Brosnan's only contracted for one more after this isn't he? Don't know who's gonna replace him, but I bet they won't be as good. Just can't recall anyone who suits Bond to the T.
October 21st, 2002, 05:23 AM
The problem I have with Connery as Bond is the same thing that amuses me about all his roles.... his accent.
Of course he's got one of the most distinct voices in film history, but it's not English.
The quintessential Bond for me was Roger Moore.
He was a bit old for the action hero stuff when he was eventually dragged into the Bond phenomenon, but his accent and manner personified the worldly, travelled, English gentleman.
October 21st, 2002, 05:32 AM
Hmmmm.... I loved Connery as Bond, Not too keen on "Rodger"(lol) Moore those his films were very tongue in cheek...
Dalton.... yes liked him very much....
Brosnan is good, but the trouble with "bond" films is that they become so "dated" you go God, look at what they are wearing.... Did we really speak and act like that in the '60's 70's 80's. I can't watch one on TV without swinging from shudders to bursts of laughter....
But then they aren't the real Bond anyway.....
I know who is the real Bond... but if I tell you I will have to........ :D ;)
October 21st, 2002, 06:32 AM
I have to say the Moore, for me was the quintissential Bond for pretty much the same reasons laid out by Kahnovitch.
Although alledgedly, Iain Fleming intended Bond to be a Scotsman.
October 21st, 2002, 08:09 AM
Connery was my favourite, although Dalton ran him a close second because (as above) he was darker than most.
I see that they've tried to do the same with Brosnan in the new film.
off to watch Casino Royale
October 21st, 2002, 01:45 PM
Casino Royale? As I remember it, that was an awful movie.
Either Connery or Moore were acceptable, they had something called character, charisma. Dalton displayed little of that and tried to do the strong and silent type thing. Problem with that is that the Bond films started feeling like any ordinary semi-serious action thriller (yawn). Anyway Lazenby did this better. Brosnan is even worse though. He comes off like a formula James Bond who has been overpsychoanalysed--like an actor posing as James Bond. Also do I want Bond to have "feelings"? Not really.
October 21st, 2002, 04:06 PM
Hey, Casino Royale was supposed to be bad!! And any film which blows Woody Allen up is worth a watch... :rolleyes:
shaken, not stirred
October 21st, 2002, 05:37 PM
After on her magesty's secret service, u can see the rot set it, with each film being slightly worse than the last. Then Goldeneye came along and made Bond good again.
Pierce Brosnan is the bond for today.
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