Anyone ever noticed the tone of the films always seems to shift a little with the actor playing the role?
Connery, Dalton and Craig have the harder edged Bond films (in general) and they had the harder edge themselves (Dalton didn't get to show it off properly but he had it) while Moore and Brosnan have the more far-fetched films (and were better suited to the suaver, quippier 'let's just go to bed shall we?' aspects of the character).
Lazenby sorta falls into the middle since he never really had any chance to prove himself long term and yet still starred in one of the more under-rated and grown up feeling of the films.
Either way, I'm inbetween on 'Skyfall' but only because I genuinely loathe 'Quantum of Solace'
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