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Worst movie you've received as a gift 
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majoraphasia wrote:
(5) My favorite Bond is either Dr. No or From Russia With Love. Especially the scene in the elevator. And I just saw From Russia With Love for the first time, even. I bet you'd be pretty thrilled to be see that movie for the first time. I got to. HA!

Well geez Major, get me all excited. :)

Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:01 am
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The worst movie I've received as a gift would be Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, as a Christmas present from my parents. I saw it once in the theaters and hated it. I'm still unclear as to why I got it for Christmas; I still haven't watched it again.

The worst birthday present I've ever received was an ant farm, from an aunt and uncle I hardly know at the tender young age of 16. It came with a packet of ants, all of whom had the audacity to die on me before I even opened the box. That went in the garbage after about two minutes.

Now, let me clarify some things concerning 007:

The Spy Who Loved Me is the best Roger Moore Bond film.
Moonraker is pretty damn good until they go into space. I've always thought that was the most low-key of the Roger Moore efforts, excepting perhaps For Your Eyes Only.
None of the Roger Moores are as bad as Die Another Day, the worst Bond film.

License To Kill is not a bad film; in fact it's miles better than The Living Daylights. Timothy Dalton was probably the weakest Bond though.

Yes, George Lazenby wasn't very good as Bond, but he had the good fortune of being in one of the most interesting films, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. That's a Top 5 Bond film.

So is Casino Royale, the Daniel Craig version. If you don't appreciate that film, I have trouble believing you're a James Bond fan.

The first five Sean Connery films are classics, Diamonds Are Forever is uneven but has its moments, and Never Say Never Again, the unofficial remake of Thunderball, is generally disposable.

Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:55 am
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I still say Live And Let Die is the worst Bond film, dull action scenes, lame villains and it was too dumb for it's own good(voodoo, seriously?) The theme song is the only thing that's the least bit memorable about that film.

Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:15 am
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Sorry, but "A View to a Kill" will always be the worst Bond movie for me (though it might be "The Man with the Golden Gun" if not for Christopher Lee). It's cornier than the usual Moore outing; Moore has clearly gotten too old for the role and his previous charm is gone (though I feel it actually disappeared in "Octopussy"); Tanya Roberts is the worst Bond heroine ever (only Denise Richards and Britt Ekland rival her); Grace Jones is the worst 'evil Bond girl' ever; Christopher Walken's villain is rather underwritten, IMO; and Duran Duran's theme song doesn't sound like a Bond theme song at all, but rather just another Top 40 radio hit at that time (ditto A-Ha's "The Living Daylights"). :ugeek:

Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:27 pm
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Live and Let Die isn't just the worst Bond film with comparison to other Bond films, but it's a thoroughly trashy adaptation of a damn decent Bond novel. (Casual '50s racism aside.) Thinking of how good it should have been just compounds the disappointment.

Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:23 pm
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Moonraker's main problem was the ridiculous script. The James Bond movies have always pushed the limits of plausibility. But that one didn't just push them, it demolished them. You could easily take the Moonraker script, re-write it slightly and make an Austin Powers film.

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Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out-Martin Scorsese.


Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:54 pm
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