The new extended James Bond "SPECTRE" trailer looks spectacular.

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Truly bad arsed Spectre, Waltz as the 'bad' guy, and just to top it off, a little Monica Bellucci thrown in (still looking good, specially at her age). Hell yeah. Looks like total win.
 
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Roger Moore was actually the first choice of the producers of the Bond series, way back in the sixties. He was unavailable due to his Saint series, and the unheard-of Sean Connery was settled upon as a suitable second-best.

All of them have been pretty good, IMHO, but none has been exactly as Bond was written in the books.

Unfortunately, very shortly after he got the gig, Roger was just to old to really fit the part, which is for a young man. BUT, he did kick ass in the first couple of his films, especially "Live & Let Die", IMO...

I always found Moore to be too effeminate. To me, Bond should have a rugged, masculine persona, not a wise cracking poof. :h5:
 

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I always found Moore to be too effeminate. To me, Bond should have a rugged, masculine persona, not a wise cracking poof. :h5:

In general, I kinda agree. All in all, I find Daniel Craig to be very well suited to the role, perhaps more so than any of those to come before...
 

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Roger Moore was actually the first choice of the producers of the Bond series, way back in the sixties. He was unavailable due to his Saint series, and the unheard-of Sean Connery was settled upon as a suitable second-best.

All of them have been pretty good, IMHO, but none has been exactly as Bond was written in the books.

Unfortunately, very shortly after he got the gig, Roger was just to old to really fit the part, which is for a young man. BUT, he did kick ass in the first couple of his films, especially "Live & Let Die", IMO...

Moore took over for Connery as Bond and Moore is like two or three years older than Sean. Moore was 58 when he hung up his tuxedo, and even on his first Bond outing he wasn't in near the kind of shape Craig is. Moore was soft in both body and his take on the character. Craig is 46 pretty sure, he can play the role for several more years if he wants to. And you can believe that the Bond producers have given him an open contract, they won't kick him from the part, he's just too good, and his Bond outings are grossing way more than any other Bond films ever have, by a big margin. Skyfall grossed over a billion large, that's unheard of for a Bond film prior to Craig. I hope he does at least one or two more. a cool 5 or 6 would be epic. It's hard to believe that Craig has been Bond for almost a decade now, time really flies that's for sure.
 

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Roger Moore was actually the first choice of the producers of the Bond series, way back in the sixties. He was unavailable due to his Saint series, and the unheard-of Sean Connery was settled upon as a suitable second-best.

All of them have been pretty good, IMHO, but none has been exactly as Bond was written in the books.

Unfortunately, very shortly after he got the gig, Roger was just to old to really fit the part, which is for a young man. BUT, he did kick ass in the first couple of his films, especially "Live & Let Die", IMO...


Live and Let Die is a great name for a movie, and it's a great song too, but just try to watch that thing all the way through, it's a bit tough. It's not what you could call top notch film making, acting, production values etc. But it's still Bond, so WTF.
 

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I love James Bond and really can't wait to see this. As big a fan of the Connery films as I am the Craig Bond movies have been outstanding. Connery is still my #1 but I think that might be more for sentimental reasons.

Moore was never my favorite but I'll take him over Dalton and Brosnan any day, those two kill me. Hell, I liked Lazenby better, I always thought that was a very underrated film personally.
 

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Moore took over for Connery as Bond and Moore is like two or three years older than Sean. Moore was 58 when he hung up his tuxedo, and even on his first Bond outing he wasn't in near the kind of shape Craig is. Moore was soft in both body and his take on the character. Craig is 46 pretty sure, he can play the role for several more years if he wants to. And you can believe that the Bond producers have given him an open contract, they won't kick him from the part, he's just too good, and his Bond outings are grossing way more than any other Bond films ever have, by a big margin. Skyfall grossed over a billion large, that's unheard of for a Bond film prior to Craig. I hope he does at least one or two more. a cool 5 or 6 would be epic. It's hard to believe that Craig has been Bond for almost a decade now, time really flies that's for sure.

I know that he followed Connery, but he was the producers' first choice back before Connery was involved, but due to his contractual obligations with the series "The Saint", Roger Moore was unavailable to work on the first James Bond production, leading to the discovery of Connery. Unfortunately, by the time Moore was available, he was (IMHO) too old for the part. I think he might have been great, had the timing been right. That was my point :)

As far as Connery, I read that one reason he left the franchise was that he wanted more creative control, and sadly, we saw the results of that in the disappointing remake of Thunderball, "Never Say Never Again".
 

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Moore took over for Connery as Bond and Moore is like two or three years older than Sean. Moore was 58 when he hung up his tuxedo, and even on his first Bond outing he wasn't in near the kind of shape Craig is. Moore was soft in both body and his take on the character. Craig is 46 pretty sure, he can play the role for several more years if he wants to. And you can believe that the Bond producers have given him an open contract, they won't kick him from the part, he's just too good, and his Bond outings are grossing way more than any other Bond films ever have, by a big margin. Skyfall grossed over a billion large, that's unheard of for a Bond film prior to Craig. I hope he does at least one or two more. a cool 5 or 6 would be epic. It's hard to believe that Craig has been Bond for almost a decade now, time really flies that's for sure.

The producers wanted Craig to do close to 7 movies, but the 4 year gap between Quantum and Skyfall ruined that.
 

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Until they decided to replace like they did with Pierce Brosnan

I think his contract is for 5, so at least one more. I hope they work things out so that he sticks around in Bond's shoes for even longer.

I'm a huge Bond fan and can't wait for the new movie. I really, really, really, hope it captures the feel and essence of Casino Royale and Skyfall, from the overall style to the outstanding cinematography.

Craig may be my favorite Bond now... which I find hard to say/admit since I like Connery so much.
 

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I know that he followed Connery, but he was the producers' first choice back before Connery was involved, but due to his contractual obligations with the series "The Saint", Roger Moore was unavailable to work on the first James Bond production, leading to the discovery of Connery. Unfortunately, by the time Moore was available, he was (IMHO) too old for the part. I think he might have been great, had the timing been right. That was my point :)

As far as Connery, I read that one reason he left the franchise was that he wanted more creative control, and sadly, we saw the results of that in the disappointing remake of Thunderball, "Never Say Never Again".


Thank goodness their first choice didn't work out, that was a close one.
 

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I love James bond but, and I hate to admit it, I think Jason bourne would kick his ass
 

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I love James bond but, and I hate to admit it, I think Jason bourne would kick his ass


My theory is that Jason Bourne actually did kick Bond in the ass. No really, after the Bourne series came out there was no way the Bond producers could go back to the fakey green screen long in the tooth type Bond flicks, they had to up their game, if they hadn't they wouldn't have landed Craig. You look at the fight scenes from Casino Royale, they are brutal, hard hitting and very Bourne like, Bourne was the best thing to ever happen to Bond.
 

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Jason Bourne? he is a freaken ***** compared to Bond. Bourne has too much of a conscious, Bond kills in cold blood.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7J48gT_z_A[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9sXFrAGYIQ[/ame]
 

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I read that they are making a new Bourne film with an older more mature Matt Damon in the title role again. The working title is "The Bourne Flatulence" should be a gas.
 

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The producers wanted Craig to do close to 7 movies, but the 4 year gap between Quantum and Skyfall ruined that.



I seem to remember an issue with the studio and money that delayed Quantum, something like that. Still, if Moore can play Bond at 58, certainly Craig can go as long as he would like. Maybe the physical strain and hugeness of the movies will make Craig say enough, but I hope not. Playing Bond is like being the Heavyweight Champion of the world in the 70's, it's royalty and you only get one ride, don't get off too early. Just ask George "I wanted to be a hippy" Lazenby, you can see the regret on his face to this day.
 

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That would be Monica Belucci. Age is irrelevant in her case. :thumb:


Is that right, I've never heard of her, but it seems your reaction is quite common as I've seen since her announcement as a Bond Girl. I'll have to do a little digging and see for myself before Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion puts her on the next level.
 

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