Favorite James Bond?

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Best 007?

Sean Connery
2
25%
George Lazenby
0
No votes
Roger Moore
3
38%
Timothy Dalton
1
13%
Pierce Brosnan
1
13%
Daniel Craig
1
13%
 
Total votes: 8

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Favorite James Bond?

Post by Trev » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:01 pm

Having just picked up the dvd of "Casino Royale" I have to say that I am very pleased that Daniel Craig has taken over the role of 007. He gives a realistic gritty performance, much more in line w/the Ian Flemming character than recent cinema showings (Die Another Day ... please :roll: ) That said, I'm curious who is the favorite Bond here on the forum. My brief thoughts ....

Connery - Quite good, but probably gets a bit too much credit by virtue of his being the first. "Dr.No" & "From Russia with love" featured very strong performances by him, as did "Goldfinger" But his later Bonds were marred by silly acting, especially the awful "Diamonds are Forever"

Lazenby - Ironic that one of the best scripts featured one of the weakest actors. With no formal training, he was bound to give a weaker performance. Thankfully his co-stars were all strong. It would have been interesting to see what he could have done with a second film...

Moore - Nothing like the Flemming character, his silly acting fit the Bond movies of the 70's. There was never any element of danger w/Moore, minus "For your eyes only" which was a brief return to the former style. Still, all his films were very entertaining.

Dalton - About as opposite of Moore as you could get, Dalton's Bond was dark and gritty, much like the Flemming character & early Connery. His return to the original style, coupled with his serious interpertation of the character, probably saved the franchise which was losing both critical & commercial support.

Brosnan - Love him one minute, hate him the next. No consistency w/this actor, who is only as good as the scripts he worked with. "Goldeneye" is one of my favs, "Die Another Day" one on my least. Much too cocky, Brosnan was never quite able to make the role his own.

Craig - Smashing debut, Craig gives a performance that is true to the character of Bond. No stupid puns, elaborate gadgets, or cocky swagger. Can't wait to see him in the next one!

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Post by NikeX » Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:10 pm

I think Connery as a Bond is overrated. His gentlemen acting is great, but I like the high-action-low-acting of Moore more. Brosnan is the 2nd Connery for me, so Moore stands above all of them and his movies are the real Bond thing, in my opinion. The atmosphere is just more intense.

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Post by Lemmi » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:20 pm

i grew up with 007 when Moore was the main guy, and he is the only bond in my book, i do enjoy some of the Connery bond films tho

the other guys eh i watched them once and i havent had an urge to ever see them again, but Moore and Connery i can watch again and again
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i havent seen the new one with Craig yet, i wait untill they hit cable TV to watch 99% of the movies released
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Post by Devin » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:00 am

The new Bond was brilliant, not a single dull moment! Plus a brilliant soundtrack thanks to Chris 'soundgarden' Cornell.

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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:15 pm

Moore was my second favourite. Brosnan was the best. This new guy... Hmm I dunno. Firstly he looks very average. Secondly I got my complimentary Casino Royale BluRay thingy through the post and I didn't rate the movie. I was often confused - but then...


I missed the gadgets and the gags. Maybe I'm old...

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