OK Bond fans....rank em

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Looking forward to the new Bond movie out soon and what a great time to duke it out with other Bonders as to which Jimmy is the numeru uno.

Process of elimination:
The one and out guy George Lazendude. The opening of his flick was pretty funny, after getting jumped and then kicking some azz on the beach he looks at the camera and says "that never happened to the other fella" pretty funny indeed. But he's a one and out guy so he goes down the list.

The gentleman Bond, Moore. He did a bunch load of Bonds but I never really believed he could kick my azz in a fight and at the end he was 66 years old, wearing loose fitting leisure suits and we were to believe he was turning the young ladies heads. Well it is a fantasy movie but still he goes down the list too.

The other serious Bond, Dalton. This is a tough one, solid actor, good lookin, smooth. But the eighties were a tough time to be Bond and his charisma can be called into question. Still he might have taken off had he done a few more, imcomplete grade so he goes down the list.

The suave one, Brosnan. I waited years for this guy thinking he would be the perfect Bond but I yawned my way through his flicks as I think he did too. In his defense some of those scripts were written by monkees and not The. In the end he goes down the list.

The new guy, Craig. Man this guy caught some flack when they announced he was the guy but he has faired well for me. His Bond and his movies don't have much of a sense of humor but we can thank Jason Borne for that. He has a huge chip on his shoulder as Bond and that I love, he also looks like he could kick my azz so he goes up the list. The scripts, directors, action scenes and production values afforded Craigs Bond have raised the bar big time and the last three Bond flicks can't even be considered a guilty pleasure anymore, they are good films on their own.

The original, Connery. The first and to many the only choice for number one. What I love about his flicks are among many things the time they were made. Back then you could sneek around cause no one had camera phones and gadgets really seemed cool and novel. The straight leg suits and skinny ties, the look of the sets and the camera work all live in a time capsule and the whole thing is just stylish in a way it's hard to capture today. Also back in the day you could smack a chick on the fanny and say get on out "man talk" which will get your balls removed today. He was a big dude and he could hold his own for real, he had style and yeah he smoked but not everyday. Refined but rough at the same time, a hard combo to show on film.



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1, Connery: the first and still the best, the original Bond, there is no substitute
2, Craig: he only suffers from the fact that he can't ever come first and his name isn't Connery.
3, Early Moore: His early work was cool enough to place him third.
4, Daulton: He was a good Bond never really had the chance to fill up those shoes.
5, Lazenby: Better then billed, pretty solid for a one time guy, alright one time guy.
6, Brosnan: Such a disapointment for me, he sleepwalked through some really bad Bond movies with Die Another Day being so bad it should be shot and buried at sea. The only thing that keeps it from that is the bathing suit scene with Hally the Berry nough said.
7, Later Moore: Ugggg his last couple of films it was hard to buy a retired guy that puts his teeth in a jar at night could be Bond. Polyester clothing bad scripts, horrible action scenes, he was out of gas years before they booted him out the door.
8, Niven: Honorable mention? Nope

OK any takers?

PS Late Addition Bond Trivia:
In Quantom Of Solace what was agent Fields first name? Hint, she wasn't the apple of Bond's golden eye.
 

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1, Connery: the first, there is no substitute
2, Craig: he only suffers from the fact that he can't ever come first.
3, Early Moore: His early work was cool enough to place him third.
4, Daulton: He was a good Bond that never really had the chance to fill up those shoes.
5, Lazenby: Better then billed, pretty solid for a one time guy, alright one time guy.
6, Brosnan: Such a disapointment for me, he sleepwalked through some really bad Bond movies with Die Another Day being so bad it should be shot and buried at sea. The only thing that keeps it from that is the bathing suit scene with Hally Berry nough said.
7, Later Moore: Ugggg his last couple of films it was hard to buy a retired guy that puts his teeth in a jar at night could be Bond. Polyester clothing bad scripts, horrible action scenes, he was out of gas years before they bootet him out the door.

OK any takers?


+1 :thumb:

Totally agree, virtually word for word except maybe this:

"Craig: he only suffers from the fact that he can't ever come first."

too much info for me there...

:laugh2:
 

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I really liked the Brosnan movies when I was younger, but at his point I have to agree with your list. Bond has to be a badass, he can be sauve, a rounded euro guy, but at the same time, he's gotta have a rough side.
Craig is great.
 

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+1 :thumb:

Totally agree, virtually word for word except maybe this:

"Craig: he only suffers from the fact that he can't ever come first."

too much info for me there...

:laugh2:

See now that is funny stuff but check the spelling again.
 

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1, Connery: The gold standard
2. Craig: I like the dark, brooding Bond
3. Brosnan: A little like Connery, but wimpy
4. Dalton: Good actor, the model for the brooding Bond Craig perfected
5. Moore: Say "CHEESE"
6. Lazenby: One shot wonder, but he was good.
7. Niven: Honorable mention as Bond, retired.
 

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I'm into Bond, as well as following great movie directors, producers, etc...some of my all time favorites are

Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Martin Scorcese, Robert Altman, Sam Peckinpaugh, Speilberg, Paul Anderson, Ridley Scott, and Chris Nolan.

There is a persistant rumor going round on a Nolan fan site, that he is eventually going to do a Bond movie?

Your list is dead on too.
 

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Back in 1967 I was reading Ian Fleming's Bond books (some while I was hitch-hiking around the British Isles on three weeks holiday July/August, and the weather was fantastic for once), and the Connery movies were in the theaters.

For me, he is Bond #1.
 

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Craig
Connery....and everyone else.

:D

Out of all of the guys who played Bond, these were the only 2 I could have believed were cold blooded assassins. Just bein' honest.
 

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I grew up during the Moore era - so he's always been James Bond to me. (I also thought he was fantastic in The Saint series.)

I concede that Connery was the best, but Moore would be my second favorite. I kind of liked the funny, cheesy Bond. :laugh2:
 

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I grew up during the Moore era so he was always my fav til Brosnan came along, now I like him the best, I think he nailed it.
 

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1, Connery: The gold standard
2. Craig: I like the dark, brooding Bond
3. Brosnan: A little like Connery, but wimpy
4. Dalton: Good actor, the model for the brooding Bond Craig perfected
5. Moore: Say "CHEESE"
6. Lazenby: One shot wonder, but he was good.
7. Niven: Honorable mention as Bond, retired.

I liked your descriptions and couldn't put it any better so I hope you don't mind if I just change the order to fit my ratings and add a couple of comments in italic...

I moved Dalton over Brosnan because most of Brosnan's films were too comic book for my taste with gadgets and villains more fitting to a sci-fi flick. Dropped Moore to the bottom because he seemed more like Maxwell Smart than James Bond to me. I guess his films were very much a product of the time they were made in. Lazenby was a great Bond and I think it's a shame he only did one movie. IF he had made more, he might have been my number 3.

1, Connery: The gold standard

2. Craig: I like the dark, brooding Bond

3. Dalton: Good actor, the model for the brooding Bond Craig perfected

4. Brosnan: A little like Connery, but wimpy. Films were too "comic book" for me. Lost me with the invisible car.

5. Lazenby: One shot wonder, but he was good. Could have been great if he had made more films. A step above Moore for me.

6. Moore: Say "CHEESE". Swiss cheese with all the plot holes in his films. Not believable in the character as he took it on too late in life.

7. Niven: Honorable mention as Bond, retired.
 

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Excuse me?

But I won't take anything away from any of the other guys, especially the most recent. They've played it as became their time. But there is no substitute. Ask Fardwark.

That farcical version with Niven doesn't count.
 

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Exactly. Now ranking Bond Girls...that's a challenge. :naughty:
Akshully, it's not.

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But that's one of the least-viewed Bond films, so I forgive you.

Reading the novels first, and getting suspended for it in fourth grade, gives one a leg up. :thumb:
 

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Am I the only one that remembers that Bond is a spy, not an assassin?
 

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Bond movies...longtime guilty pleasure of mine.

Sean Connery will ALWAYS be "THE" Bond by which all subsequent replacements are judged...just the way it is.

I grew up in the Roger Moore-era, as did many here by the looks of it. He brought something to the character...not always good, but still...starred in more 007 flicks than anyone else to date.

Didn't care for Timothy Dalton in the beginning...but grew to appreciate what he broght to the franchise over time.

George Lazenby....his lone outing as Bond was OK, but it just wasn't "there".

Pierce Brosnan...now, I might catch some flak for this(and if I do, so be it...) but I thought the guy was the perfect blend of Connery and Moore's depictions of our favorite British agent. "Tomorrow Never Dies" and "Die Another Day" were weak-suck, but I lay that more at the feet of the screenwriters......best skippers in the world can't always save a sinking ship, and I thought that P.B. was thrown under the bus on these occasions.

Daniel Craig.....I've only watched his initial outing on "Casino Royale". Didn't really get into it...but need to watch "Quantum of Solace" to really give the guy a fair shake. Best be getting to it before "Skyfall" hits theaters I reckon(really, when the DVDs are released).
 

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