Even Pierce Brosnan himself knows his version of James Bond was lacking

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Well it looks like even Pierce Brosnan now admits that his stint as Bond was less than stellar. As a lifelong Bond fan I had high hopes when he took over the role but the scripts were badly written, the production was fairly boring and the action was comical at best. Sadly Brosnan's performance was a sleepwalk and brought nothing new to the character to speak of. Oh well at least his stuff wasn't as cheesy as Moore's Bond and he brought more style to Bond than Dalton had so it wasn't all bad. In the end the two best are Connery always number one, and Craig because his Bond benefits from better scripts, production values, budget, and actors as well as the Bourne factor. Of course that's just my take, the only one that counts!!



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I don't know if he's the worst Bond, but he sure is my least favorite
 

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It was like Remington Steele does James Bond.

Way too prissy, and aloof.

According to Fleming, Bond is dashing and debonair, but not prissy.

my 2 cents...
 

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It was like Remington Steele does James Bond.

Way too prissy, and aloof.

According to Fleming, Bond is dashing and debonair, but not prissy.

my 2 cents...

I think one of the reasons why Connery and Craig's Bond's are so popular is because there is a certain brutality to their portrayals of the character that help one to buy into who they are. I can still remember chuckling at the last couple Moore Bond flicks where he was way old and way out of shape, no way anyone could buy him turning on teenage girls and kicking someone's ass, maybe fighting over pudding at the assisted living facility, that I could buy.
 

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Roger Moore wa the worst Bond and Timothy Dalton was the most intense. Tied with Daniel Craig, Mr. Connery is the clasic; shaken, not stirred.
just ny two bits and that is all, Carry on.
 

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yeeeaehhhh,...

Goldeneye was still cool.

Connery and Craig are Bond though.
 

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Here is a scene from "Die Another Day" that still has me cracking up with laughter. I especially love the grunts at the end when he finally lands, now that's acting!

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w6FV8P7HXg"]Bond Tsunami Surfing - YouTube[/ame]
 

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I've not seen any of the old Bond films for ages.

I personally like Brosnan's bond's a lot, Golden Eye (SLUGHEAD!) and Tomorrow Never Dies were so intense. Mind you, I watched them when I was much younger than I am now.

Must re-watch some time.
 

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This self depreciation seems quite a common trait of Pierce's. He always seems very humble and just very down to earth in interviews...

Connery and Craig are probably my favourite Bond's too; (Dalton being my least favourite), but I think each actor has bought something different to Bond.

Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies were genuinely great Bond films. I think he (Brosnan) did a great job of being Bond, but the films The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day could have been better.

Although, to be fair, maybe Bond being tortured so brutally at the beginning of Die Another Day, set the tone for the harder edged Craig era. (?)

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Connery
Craig
Moore
The guy who only did one film
Brosnan
Dalton

In that order. Who was that other dude though? I can't remember his name.
 

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Best Bond's


Connery
Craig
Moore
Dalton
Lazenby
Brosnan


Fave Bond's


Dalton
Moore
Connery
Craig
Lazenby
Brosnan
 

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Although, to be fair, maybe Bond being tortured so brutally at the beginning of Die Another Day, set the tone for the harder edged Craig era. (?)

Matt

If I were a betting man I'd say the harder edge of the current Bonds movies has much more to do with the Bourne franchise than anything from Die Another Day. After the Bourne movies came out there was no way Bond could continue at the level it had for decades. Bourne upped the anti for Bond and the Bond producers thankfully answered the call. Better films, better actors, scripts, etc. the proof it's working is that all three of Craigs films have made way more money then other Bond films of the past. Skyfall made over a billion dollars at the box office, no other Bond film has even sniffed those kind of ticket sales.

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Best new Bond film is called, The Transporter.

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Connery
Craig
Moore
The guy who only did one film
Brosnan
Dalton

In that order. Who was that other dude though? I can't remember his name.

The other dude was George Lazenby from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The interesting thing is that should have been a Connery film but he quit the role before being lured back with big cash for Diamonds Are Forever. Lazenby's Bond was the only one to get married, but his wife gets killed at the end of the film. Lazenby was also the only Bond to wear a Kilt. Just some useless Bond facts.

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The other dude was George Lazenby from "On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The interesting thing is that should have been a Connery film but he quit the role before being lured back with big cash for Diamonds Are Forever. Lazenby's Bond was the only one to get married, but his wife gets killed at the end of the film. Lazenby was also the only Bond to wear a Kilt. Just some useless Bond facts.


This never happened to the other fellow



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My wife and I both love On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I think he could have been a great Bond.

My top Five (at the moment) Bond films

Thunderball
Skyfall
From Russia With Love (joint with Casino Royale)
Goldeneye
The Man With The Golden Gun

Worst five (not in order)

License To Kill
A View To A Kill
Diamonds Are Forever
The World Is Not Enough
For Your Eyes Only

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Moore was so bad as Bond, I can't watch any of his films. He was more Maxwell Smart than James Bond. He was too old for the part, couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag and always looked like he would rather throw a gun away and hide instead of shoot someone. His Bond films were like poorly written comic books.

Connery was the best and I can watch any of his films over and over again without any problem. A couple of the Dalton films are not too bad, I really liked License Revoked - yes, I know they changed it to License to Kill because American test audiences didn't know what 'revoked' meant. Lazenby's film - On Her Majesty's Secret Service - was one of the best Bond movies, IMHO, and he could have become a great Bond if he had not decided to screw it up.

The problem Brosnan had was that coming after both Moore and Dalton, they were kind of lost as to what type of films to make. The Dalton films were more brutal in content while the Moore films were just brutal to watch as they were bordering on slapstick. If Brosnan had come in when originally planned, immediately after Moore instead of Dalton, things may have been different. He would have been much younger and he would have had the edgy films but with his personality, Bond would not have seemed as cold as Dalton's Bond did. But getting the role when he did, the producers had tough decisions to make on what direction to go in. They chose poorly.

There is a great Bond documentary that I have caught a couple of times that goes into the history behind the movies and all the accompanying drama of the series. It fills in a lot of the blanks for people who are not familiar with all the ins and outs of the franchise and has interviews with all the stars who played Bond as well as others involved in the series. I recommend it highly for any Bond fan.

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007
Everything or Nothing (2012) - IMDb
 

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Worst five (not in order)

License To Kill
A View To A Kill
Diamonds Are Forever
The World Is Not Enough
For Your Eyes Only

Best theme song though.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5vSyxzefRE]GARBAGE-//THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGHT - YouTube[/ame]
 

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Me, I always had them
Connery
Craig
Brosnan/Dalton tie
Moore

I thought Brosnan looked the part better than Dalton, but Dalton had much better scripts.

Now for best of Pierce Brosnan, go no further than The Matador.
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U4_zonfvW0]Run by Fruiting-Mrs. Doubtfire - YouTube[/ame]

the only Bond hit in the head with random fruit.
 

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