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I've watched 15 of the official 22 films.

My favorites in order:

Casino Royale
From Russia With Love
Thunderball
Goldfinger

The Living Daylights



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Never really got into bond until recently - so I missed all of the old ones up to around Goldeneye - which I enjoyed. The Casino Royale was decent, but Pierce Brosnan is probably > Daniel Craig for me. Die Another Day and World is Not Enough were enjoyable enough - actually had the games on PS1 ;_;



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In terms of my favourite actor to play James Bond, Timothy Dalton is the one; although this might have mostly to do with Nostalgia as The Living Daylights and License to Kill were the two big Bond movies when I got into Bond, and it was a long time before Goldeneye.

I felt Lazenby got an unjustified bad rap for being the first guy to replace Sean Connery; I thought he did a good job, and felt Lazenby would have been better to play the role of Bond in Diamonds are Forever - but Roger Moore really kicked ass in Live and Let Die and I can't imagine anyone else in the role except him. On Her Majesties Secret Service is actually my favourite Bond movie, but admittedly not at all for the actor who played Bond, and more for the actual story of the movie, the Bond girl, the setting (Swiss Alps), and of course Blofeld as the villain. In terms of story, I felt the only Bond movie to rival this one was From Russia With Love.

Speaking of story, aside from On Her Majesties Secret Service and From Russia With Love, I felt Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton's films generally had the better stories in them than the rest of them.

There isn't really an actor who I thought was a bad Bond, I liked them all for the different flavours they brought to the series.

On Brosnan - I thought his best movie was Goldeneye, but I felt that he played the role of Bond much better in Tomorrow Never Dies.



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I love most of them, but my favourites would have to be Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies. I know Sean Connery is the best Bond, but my favourite Bond is Brosnan.

Least favourites are Dr. No, Thunderball, and the new Daniel Craig ones.



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The truth is that if On Her Majesty's Secret Service starred Sean Connery, it would be the greatest Bond film of all. As it is though, I would have to go with Goldfinger.

By the way guys, The World Is Not Enough is the worst Bond film ever made. It makes A View To A Kill look like From Russia, With Love. The story is mediocre, Robert Carlyle and Sophie Marceau are wasted, the soundtrack sucks, the action scenes are all poorly done except for the pre-credits teaser (speaking of which, it has that scene where the helicopters with saws cut Zukovsky's caviar factory to ribbons *ugh*), it has a million horrible one liners, and Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist has to be one of the worst casting decisions ever.

This reminds me that I have to stop being so damned lazy and start reviewing all of these movies like I said that I would to like two or three people...



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MontanaHatchet said:
TWRoO said:
Damn... tough.

I think I will go with Goldeneye, though I believe part of my fondness for it stems from playing the game.

I still think it is a good film though. I also like:
Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, The World is Not Enough and the new Casino Royale.

In terms of Bonds:
Connery >>>> Brosnan> Craig >>>> Dalton >> Moore >>> Lazenby

Brosnan would be closer to Connery if it wasn't for Die Another Day, and I would guess another couple of decent films will push Craig up into 2nd, and while I think Moore got some of the best storylines, he gets on my nerves


I liked The World is Not Enough because of Denise Richards. In other aspects, I feel it falls short.

TWiNE is probably the worst Bond movie.

None of the women are appropriately named; Christmas Jones and Elektra? Wow, terrible job guys. Also terrible cliched skiing chase scene.

Retarded helicopter scene with wood cutters. What an outlandish jumping the shark scene.
Only redeeming factor was Valentine Zukhovsky, and even then, when he shoots the cuff on Bond's leg, the evil chick thinks he shot Bond, even though it makes a pwing sound.

 

My favorite is probably Casino Royale, then Goldeneye, then Moonraker (simply for the not taking itself seriously factor), then Goldfinger (probably a tie between those last 2).

 

Also, before I finish, TWiNE is not the worst Bond, DAD (Die another Day) is the worst. Halle Berry is a no talent whore!



From russia with love
And then the last 2 with daniel craig
This is a minority opinion but craig is my favorite bond. Connery a very close second.



Die Another Day is by far the worst Bond film. Undeniably. It has the worst theme song (fuck off Madonna), one of the worst villains, the worst plot, the most pathetic Bond girl, cliched plot with twists you can see coming from a mile away, An invisible fucking car, a palace made of ice, and a giant freaking laser beam that chases Bond across the ice.



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Goldeneye.

It has a good mix of everything a Bond film needs, only it is still modern and not so unrealistic as older movies.

- Fearful main villain (Alec Trevelyan)
- Great set of henchmen/sub-villains (Xenia Onatopp, General Ourumov)
- Super weapon (GoldenEye)
- Hidden secret base for bad guys (Sattelite base under lake)
- Humour (Q, Boris, Wade, some others in general)
- Decent Bond girl (Natalya)



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