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Old 05-17-2010, 09:38 AM
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I like the new bond films with Craig. Bond is a bit of a sociopath, something the other actors never really pulled off. Craig brings back an element of danger to the character. It works well. He's actually my favorite of all the Bond's with the possible exception of the original Connery.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:33 AM
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I love the 60s Bond films not just because of Connery, but because those films roughly show us the world imagined in the Bond novels. But I was actually introduced to Bond in the 80s through Roger Moore, who I liked. I think the best portrayal of Bond was by Brosnan, my least favorite is Timothy Dalton. I like how the newer films re-imagined Bond as a darker character, more rough than the polished versions portrayed by Moore and Brosnan.
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Live and Let Die was my introduction to James Bond with Roger Moore. I vaguely remember the movie...haven't seen it in years.

The Spy Who Loved Me was cool also. Especially the climax of two nuclear subs wiping each other out.
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I never like Moore as Bond. His version was way too tongue-in-cheek. The funny thing is I loved him in The Saint and the Persuaders and thought he had the makings of a great Bond. I guess Connery's shoes were just too big to fill and he decided to play it his way.
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I think Clive Owen would make a good Bond, even though he is older.
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I think Clive Owen would make a good Bond, even though he is older.
I agree. I totally thin that Owen could still pull off being 007. But I can understand his reasons for not wanting to get into his shoes. Mainly for the fact of typecasting.
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With regard to Owen, I think he should relent and do a couple of them. He's already proved himself in other films anyway.
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Over the years I've come to the conclusion that I kinda prefer the slightly more ludicrous James Bond entries than when it tries to go gritty.

So many other franchises are doing the gritty these days, and certainly Casino Royale wasn't the first back-to-basics entry but to be honest give me something like Moonraker or The Spy Who Loved Me over the dour (and actually rather plotless IMO) Quantum of Solace.

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It's alright, everyone's entitled to an opinion.
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A few years back, my friends and I decided to tackle the biggest film marathon ever by watching every "official" bond film up to Casino Royale before it came to theatres in 2006.

We would try to rent two films a week, we mostly rented the actualy film not a DVD, and watch them back to back. Needless to say, everything began to merge with everything. Now I cant remember what bond film had what plot and what not. I only remember scenes from License to Kill.

I think I enjoyed it, but maybe I didnt. Id have to watch it again. All I remember is that Timothy Dalton had a very "constipated" Bond from what I recall. He always looked like he had to take a s.h.i.t or something. With his grit teeth and jaw talking through the side of his mouth.
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