James Bond (redux)


  1. jjb3332003
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My rankings, now including all Dalton & Brosnan films as well.

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1
Thunderball 1965,  PG)
Thunderball
Bond at his pinnacle. The most all-around solid Bond movie.
2
Dr. No 1962,  PG)
3
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969,  PG)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Had Sean Connery remained in the title role this probably would've been the best Bond movie ever. As it stands, Lazenby didn't get a fair shake, performing quite well in an unwinnable comparison.
4
From Russia With Love 1964,  PG)
5
For Your Eyes Only 1981,  PG)
6
Goldfinger 1964,  PG)
7
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974,  PG)
8
Live and Let Die 1973,  PG)
Live and Let Die
My favorite Bond as a kid.
9
Diamonds Are Forever 1971,  PG)
Diamonds Are Forever
Sean looking old and out-of-shape, with a script geared more toward Roger; but it's still classic Bond.
10
Casino Royale 2006,  PG-13)
Casino Royale
I was a bit disappointed in Daniel Craig as Bond. The movie was certainly better than some of the later Pierce Brosnan ventures, but not as good as the classics. That defibrillator scene was one of the most absurdly funny scenes I have ever seen (though unintentional I'm sure). And, while I appreciate the quite accurately literal ending, it seemed to be anticlimactic. The theme song and opening credits were just horrendous. I did like a few of the changes that were made, however. For instance, ending the movie with the famous "Bond, James Bond" opening, and making a valiant attempt at restarting anew a horribly degenerating series (a la Batman). But if you want a better Daniel Craig movie, watch Layer Cake.
11
Moonraker 1979,  PG)
12
Octopussy 1983,  PG)
Octopussy
Ridiculed by Bond purists, but I can't help but like it.
13
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977,  PG)
14
The Living Daylights 1987,  PG)
15
Licence To Kill 1989,  R)
Licence To Kill
While full of some plot weaknesses, this is one of the best of the "other" James Bond movies.
16
The World Is Not Enough 1999,  PG-13)
The World Is Not Enough
By far the best Brosnan Bond film. Other than Denise Richards everything about this was good.
17
You Only Live Twice 1967,  PG)
18
A View to a Kill 1985,  PG)
19
GoldenEye 1995,  PG-13)
GoldenEye
I had thought the first one or two Pierce Brosnan Bonds were all right. Boy was I wrong! I won't even begin to go into all the things they f'ed up.
20
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997,  PG-13)
Tomorrow Never Dies
Like it's predecessor, nothing good about it and plenty bad.
21
Quantum of Solace 2008,  PG-13)
Quantum of Solace
How quickly a series can degenerate once again. There are so many things bad about this movie I'm not even going to bother. Probably the worst Bond movie ever.
22
Die Another Day 2002,  PG-13)
Die Another Day
(This movie epitomizes why Halle Berry is an overrated actress; but she's not even the worst here - that dishonor goes to Madonna). Not only the worst Bond movie, but one of the worst films ever.
23
Skyfall 2012,  PG-13)
Skyfall
Even worse than "Die Another Day' and "Quantum of Solace." At least they started out halfway promising before degenerating into a mess. This had absolutely nothing going for it from the get-go. My new most overrated movie ever.

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