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Who is your favorite Bond?

Connery 9 39.13%
 
Lazenby 0 0.00%
 
Moore 1 4.35%
 
Dalton 2 8.70%
 
Brosnan 7 30.43%
 
Craig 4 17.39%
 
Total:23

I played a ton of Goldeneye back in the day, and eventually Agent Under Fire and Nightfire on the cube... But I don't think I've ever seen a Bond film. I know for a fact that I've seen parts of Casino Royale, but I can't remember much about the parts I saw. There's also a movie that I saw literally the last five minutes of, where I recall Bond at a drive-in movie theater at the end. May or may not be an accurate memory; could be some other movie.

Unfortunately this probably isn't for me, but I like this idea and so I'll give it a bump.



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This a fun undertaking, though I wouldn't have the time for such an amount of movies. I also don't have Skyfall and Spectre (have all the others on DVD or Blue Ray, which would be a hassle), nor does Netflix stream any (here at least), so I'm afraid I can't partake.

As for the poll, tough question. Every Bond had their ups and downs. Connery is iconic, but I liked the newer movies more. Casino Royale is my favorite. Also liked GoldenEye and Skyfall. Of the classic movies I'd say The Spy Who Loved Me is my favorite. Also liked Goldfinger and Moonraker as sort of a guilty pleasure because it makes no sense at all. Getting back to Bond himself like I said all have their ups and downs so it's pretty close, but maybe for a highest average I'd actually pick Pierce Brosnan.



RaptorChrist said:

There's also a movie that I saw literally the last five minutes of, where I recall Bond at a drive-in movie theater at the end. May or may not be an accurate memory; could be some other movie.

Not Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure? 😄



Doc755 said:
RaptorChrist said:

There's also a movie that I saw literally the last five minutes of, where I recall Bond at a drive-in movie theater at the end. May or may not be an accurate memory; could be some other movie.

Not Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure? 😄

I hope to god that my memory didn't mistake Pee-Wee Herman for James Bond. Please tell me there's a bond movie that ends at a drive-in movie theater. D:



I'm in. Also my favorite Bond is Dalton. Followed by Moore.



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Added the newcomers :)

I'm going to try to watch Dr. No tonight.

FYI: I will be traveling this weekend and next and may be slow to update.

Thanks to everyone who is participating!



I'm in. My favourite is Brosnan. Partly because I like the modern Bonds more than the old ones. Although the ones with Craig don't always feel like a Bond movie.



I'll try my best to participate. I'll have to get my box set down from the attic.

As for favourite Bond:

- Connery is the best in my eyes. He seems the most convincing and comfortable to me, and it helps he's in a lot of the best films.
- Conversely, Lazenby looked a little uncomfortable as Bond, although he never had a chance to make his mark.
- Moore is ace, I love the humour he brought to the character. He was far too old for his last few films though.
- Dalton is a bit bland and forgettable.
- Brosnan was the Bond I grew up with. I think he was good for the role - probably tied second with Moore.
- Craig is middle tier, amazing first role but I think he's fallen victim to his films trying to fit into the MI / Bourne mould.



Snesboy said:
I'm in. Also my favorite Bond is Dalton. Followed by Moore.

Woo! Another Dalton fan.

Another benefit of Dalton is that he seems to most closely fit the Ian Fleming Bond of the books.

I might have a bit of a bias because Dalton was the one playing Bond around the time I got into the franchise. It was also the period where I found the Bond films transformed from the old classic Bond style to the modern form: grittier, darker, more serious. Also, there was a notable jump in production value during the Dalton era.

I always found it a shame that the studio had too many issues, I'd have liked to see at least 2 more Dalton films. That's, unfortunately, been the plague of modern Bond films: studio problems.

Anyway, James Bond Interviews the people of Middle Earth: Saruman, Gimli, and Boromir

And it's a little known fact that Connery COULD have been Gandalf. Although, it's difficult to imagine Ian McKellen not in the role

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I describe myself as a little dose of toxic masculinity.

I just finished watching Dr. No.

It was amusing. It feels like a parody of spy movie cliches, but then you realize this movie pretty much created all of them in the first place. It's amazing to think this is almost 60 years old.



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