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What do you think of James reviews of the James Bond series?

It suprises me that he considers The Living Daylights the worst in the series.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:34 am
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Last behind License to Ill? Wouldn't surprise me.

Some of Roger Moore's films will be tainted and dated by the cornball crap that was "so 1980's" even at the time of filming, but I doubt any will be as bad as the one-dimensional Dalton performances.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:42 am
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As bad as I thought The Living Daylights was, James finding it worse than Live and Let Die and Octopussy just really surprises me.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:51 am
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I suspect with Bond it first depends which Bond one likes. It's been a while since I've checked James' reviews of the Bands but I would not be suprised if he doesn't rate the other Timothy Dalton Bond. For the record I'm a Roger Moore fan and I just loved the cheesiness he brought into the Bond franchise.

For the record I refuse to watch the Daniel Craig Bond, it's simply not what I expect from a TV Bond! I watched Casino Royale to a certain point and just couldn't continue. If I want a serious spy give me Jason Bourne any time!


Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:02 am
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why_so_serious wrote:
I suspect with Bond it first depends which Bond one likes. It's been a while since I've checked James' reviews of the Bands but I would not be suprised if he doesn't rate the other Timothy Dalton Bond. For the record I'm a Roger Moore fan and I just loved the cheesiness he brought into the Bond franchise.

For the record I refuse to watch the Daniel Craig Bond, it's simply not what I expect from a TV Bond! I watched Casino Royale to a certain point and just couldn't continue. If I want a serious spy give me Jason Bourne any time!


A TV Bond?

What's a TV Bond?

James's review of Licence to Kill

James's review of Casino Royale

James's review of Quantum of Solace


Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:21 am
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viewtopic.php?f=27&t=104


Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:25 am
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Vic wrote:
http://reelviews.net/reelviewsforum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=104


I'm sure somebody'll come along and merge them.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:33 am
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B-rard like Licence to Kill, and thinks Living Daylights is second to Die Another Day as worst of the series.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:55 am
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MGamesCook wrote:
B-rard like Licence to Kill, and thinks Living Daylights is second to Die Another Day as worst of the series.


B-rard?


Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:57 am
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Me thinks he's attempting to shorten our leader's name.

Berardinelli = B-rard.

I vote for JB to be used here-on-out.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:00 am
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JamesBond007 wrote:
why_so_serious wrote:
I suspect with Bond it first depends which Bond one likes. It's been a while since I've checked James' reviews of the Bands but I would not be suprised if he doesn't rate the other Timothy Dalton Bond. For the record I'm a Roger Moore fan and I just loved the cheesiness he brought into the Bond franchise.

For the record I refuse to watch the Daniel Craig Bond, it's simply not what I expect from a TV Bond! I watched Casino Royale to a certain point and just couldn't continue. If I want a serious spy give me Jason Bourne any time!


A TV Bond?

What's a TV Bond?

James's review of Licence to Kill

James's review of Casino Royale

James's review of Quantum of Solace


ooops i meant a screen Bond, from what I gather the Bond we see in the films is different to the Bond in the novels, a fan of Craig's Casino Royale was telling me that the way Bond was potrayed there is closer to the way Bond is in the novels!


Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:00 am
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This is actually a discussion about James reviews of Bond movies so I won't merge it, but I did change the topic title to better suit the thread.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:51 am
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Awf Hand wrote:
Me thinks he's attempting to shorten our leader's name.

Berardinelli = B-rard.


I'd guessed that. What I meant was I didn't think James'd wanna be called B-rard.

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I vote for JB to be used here-on-out.


Agreed.

why_so_serious wrote:
JamesBond007 wrote:
why_so_serious wrote:
I suspect with Bond it first depends which Bond one likes. It's been a while since I've checked James' reviews of the Bands but I would not be suprised if he doesn't rate the other Timothy Dalton Bond. For the record I'm a Roger Moore fan and I just loved the cheesiness he brought into the Bond franchise.

For the record I refuse to watch the Daniel Craig Bond, it's simply not what I expect from a TV Bond! I watched Casino Royale to a certain point and just couldn't continue. If I want a serious spy give me Jason Bourne any time!


A TV Bond?

What's a TV Bond?

James's review of Licence to Kill

James's review of Casino Royale

James's review of Quantum of Solace


ooops i meant a screen Bond, from what I gather the Bond we see in the films is different to the Bond in the novels, a fan of Craig's Casino Royale was telling me that the way Bond was potrayed there is closer to the way Bond is in the novels!


Exactly the way it should be, IMO.

Patrick wrote:
This is actually a discussion about James reviews of Bond movies so I won't merge it, but I did change the topic title to better suit the thread.


Looks like James is officially JB.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:36 pm
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MGamesCook wrote:
B-rard like Licence to Kill, and thinks Living Daylights is second to Die Another Day as worst of the series.


The worst of the series (not necessarily in order):

The Living Daylight
Octopussy
Die Another Day
Live and Let Die

Probably the most disappointing was Quantum of Solace, not because it was awful but because of the high expectations generated by its wonderful predecessor.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:17 pm
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James Berardinelli wrote:
MGamesCook wrote:
B-rard like Licence to Kill, and thinks Living Daylights is second to Die Another Day as worst of the series.


The worst of the series (not necessarily in order):

The Living Daylight
Octopussy
Die Another Day
Live and Let Die

Probably the most disappointing was Quantum of Solace, not because it was awful but because of the high expectations generated by its wonderful predecessor.


How would that list appear if it was in order?

Plus, I read some guy on the net say recently, and I'm loosely paraphrasing, that because Quantum of Solace was so successful financially, the studio has no reason to try to do any better with the next one, so it's our own fault if the next one turns out to be even worse.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:33 pm
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I'm going to have to speak out here.

Dalton is the closest incarnation to the books. If you read the novels, Bond is a humourless, permanently pi**ed off assassin who dislikes killing people, but does it anyway because Queen and country demand it. I found Dalton made the character flesh wonderfully well, and after the Austin Powers films... er sorry, Roger Moore, it was just what the series needed.

I felt Brosnan was the worst of the lot. Charmless, soulless and just a smug git in a suit, and his films excepting Goldeneye (which was originally written for Dalton) were awful as well.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:34 pm
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The Living Daylights should be nowhere near the bottom of any such ranking. But then again I thought that Dalton could have easily been regarded as the best Bond if he stuck around for a couple more films.

To me:

Best:

1. The Spy Who Loved Me
2. From Russia With Love
3. Casino Royale
4. Goldfinger
5. On Her Majesty's Secret Service


Worst:

18. Live and Let Die
19. Moonraker
20. Diamonds Are Forever
21. A View to a Kill
22. The Man With the Golden Gun
- I'm almost shocked that this isn't a consensus "worst Bond". Horrendous all around. Not even Britt Ekland, who looked incredible here, could save this garbage.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:14 pm
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I concur. The Man With The Golden Gun is terrible. The finale shootout between Scaramanga and Bond in what looks like the set of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in is pathetic and totally lacking in tension.

At least it was followed by one of my favourites: The Spy Who Loved Me. Which, incidentally, was the first Bond I remember seeing new at the cinema.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:21 pm
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The only Bond movies I really liked were the Roger Moore ones when I was a kid. Wasn't born during the Connery ones, didn't see either of the Dalton ones(The Living Daylights and License to Kill), the Pierce Brosnan ones were OK-but they felt empty-they were decent popcorn flicks but never captured the Bond aroma, and have yet to see any of the Daniel Craig ones.

Also-the problem with the Brosnan ones were that they kept changing directors, which killed any continuity and identity it could have formed for this franchise.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:28 pm
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JamesBond007 wrote:
James Berardinelli wrote:
MGamesCook wrote:
B-rard like Licence to Kill, and thinks Living Daylights is second to Die Another Day as worst of the series.


The worst of the series (not necessarily in order):

The Living Daylight
Octopussy
Die Another Day
Live and Let Die

Probably the most disappointing was Quantum of Solace, not because it was awful but because of the high expectations generated by its wonderful predecessor.


How would that list appear if it was in order?

Plus, I read some guy on the net say recently, and I'm loosely paraphrasing, that because Quantum of Solace was so successful financially, the studio has no reason to try to do any better with the next one, so it's our own fault if the next one turns out to be even worse.
As long as they don't have Marc Forster director it again and get someone better suited for action movies it should turn out better.


Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:02 pm
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