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Question: What in your opinion is the best James Bond film?
Dr. No
From Russia With Love
Goldfinger
Thunderball
You Only Live Twice
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Diamonds Are Forever
Live and Let Die
The Man With the Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
Moonraker
For Your Eyes Only
Octopussy
A View To A Kill
The Living Daylights
License To Kill
Goldeneye
Tomorrow Never Dies
The World Is Not Enough
Die Another Day
Casino Royale
Never Say Never Again (not an official Bond film)

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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2007, 03:11:04 PM »

Quote from: jblank on January 26, 2007, 03:07:30 PM

Valid complaints and a few I agree with, but I just can't call it the worst.

Maybe I missed it in an earlier post, but which one was the worst in your opinion?
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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2007, 03:12:44 PM »

YOLT.....a terrible movie, one I find almost unwatchable.
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« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2007, 03:14:47 PM »

Quote from: jblank on January 26, 2007, 03:05:25 PM

Moonraker's "problems" lie in its gross implausibility, particularly once they get to space. Now, I love Sci-Fi and I have the ability to suspend disbelief, you have to, but Moonraker was SO over the top, so ridiculous, that it became a distraction, for me at least. I agree, Drax was a good villian, one of the bette, and the stuff on Earth was good, but the last 30 minutes of the film were just dreadful. After watching the DVD set version last week, I found it did not hold up well at all.

Ditto your comments about Craig and Casino Royale, too soon for it to be called the best.

It was probably the laser battle with the guys in space suits outside the station that put it over the top for you.  Correct me if I'm wrong but if that scene was not in it you probably would have liked the ending right?  I agree it was over the top but it was pure entertainment for me and I loved it.

And I think Holly Goodhead had the best ending line for a Bond girl in any Bond film:  "James, take me around the world one more time."
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« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2007, 03:15:16 PM »

I won't quibble with that choice.  I haven't seen YOLT in a long, long time but I never cared for it.  It seemed far more dated than the rest of the movies and I don't think I could ever get past the ninjas wearing blue instead of black. 
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« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2007, 03:20:41 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on January 26, 2007, 03:14:47 PM

Quote from: jblank on January 26, 2007, 03:05:25 PM

Moonraker's "problems" lie in its gross implausibility, particularly once they get to space. Now, I love Sci-Fi and I have the ability to suspend disbelief, you have to, but Moonraker was SO over the top, so ridiculous, that it became a distraction, for me at least. I agree, Drax was a good villian, one of the bette, and the stuff on Earth was good, but the last 30 minutes of the film were just dreadful. After watching the DVD set version last week, I found it did not hold up well at all.

Ditto your comments about Craig and Casino Royale, too soon for it to be called the best.

It was probably the laser battle with the guys in space suits outside the station that put it over the top for you.  Correct me if I'm wrong but if that scene was not in it you probably would have liked the ending right?  I agree it was over the top but it was pure entertainment for me and I loved it.

And I think Holly Goodhead had the best ending line for a Bond girl in any Bond film:  "James, take me around the world one more time."

That and the whole "stealth space station" thing.
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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2007, 03:23:10 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 26, 2007, 03:15:16 PM

I won't quibble with that choice.  I haven't seen YOLT in a long, long time but I never cared for it.  It seemed far more dated than the rest of the movies and I don't think I could ever get past the ninjas wearing blue instead of black. 

Don't even bother watching it. If you bought the 4 volume set in December, just leave that one in its snapper and don't even open it to get it out. It's bad, really bad, and Connery was sleepwalking through the whole thing, he put forth very little effort in it, and he never cared for the film. I find it telling that in the poll up at the top, its the only Connery film (not counting NSNA) that didn't get a vote.
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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2007, 04:11:54 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 26, 2007, 03:15:16 PM

I don't think I could ever get past the ninjas wearing blue instead of black. 

Well, in reality ninjas would wear a dark, dark blue. It blends better with the night than pure black does slywink It's not the blue that's the problem. It's the shade of blue slywink
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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2007, 04:36:51 PM »

Diamonds Are Forever, which was also unbelievably awful and a terrible end to the Blofeld Trilogy, also has no votes. Connery really stopped trying after Thunderball, his last two performances as Bond (NSNA doesn't count) were just flat out bad.
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« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2007, 04:50:52 PM »

Quote from: Fireball1244 on January 26, 2007, 04:36:51 PM

Diamonds Are Forever, which was also unbelievably awful and a terrible end to the Blofeld Trilogy, also has no votes. Connery really stopped trying after Thunderball, his last two performances as Bond (NSNA doesn't count) were just flat out bad.

You're right, I apologize, I missed DAF.
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« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2007, 08:07:33 PM »

hehehe starshifter the even better line in moonraker is

"it appears hes attempting reentry"
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« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2007, 09:54:50 PM »

Quote from: Starshifter on January 26, 2007, 02:56:13 PM

What amazes me is that people can actually choose Casino Royale as their favorite Bond movie of all time...

I'm not sure how this can be so hard to believe, especially when considering just how good Casino Royale is.  Have you even seen it?  Perhaps you should, at least to see an example of what the Bond character is supposed to be like.

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...and some even say Craig is their favorite Bond - after one movie???  saywhat  Come on.  I think that is simply the newness of the film that is making people say its their favorite of all time.  Let him make a few more films to see how things pan out.

Newness does not explain the film's quality or its standing as one of the better Bond films.  When you suggest waiting for Craig to make a few more films to see how things pan out, are you referring to Bond films, or films in general?  Craig continues to establish himself as a good actor, and I fail to see how the number of Bond films an actor participates in dictates how good that actor's portrayal of Bond is.  Whether Craig makes one Bond film or ten, his portrayal of Bond in Casino Royale is one of the best Bond performances to date.  It really isn't that difficult a concept to grasp.  The number of Bond films Craig makes in no way negates the quailty of his performance in Casino Royale.  I'll take quality over quantity, anyway.  It doesn't matter how many Bond films Brosnan makes.  He still sucks. 
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