GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond

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Who is the greatest James Bond?

Barry Nelson
0
No votes
Bob Holness
1
2%
Sean Connery
18
35%
David Niven
2
4%
George Lazenby
2
4%
Roger Moore
7
13%
Timothy Dalton
6
12%
Michael Jayston
0
No votes
Pierce Brosnan
12
23%
Daniel Craig
4
8%
Toby Stephens
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 52
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Hyperion
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Hyperion » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:22 pm

Moggy wrote:
Hyperion wrote:
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Hyperion wrote:strawberry float off. Tomorrow Never Dies is a fantastic Bond film


Nope. It's an ok Bond film.


Well you're just wrong. You probably rank them in alphabetical order.


I rank them by how good they are. TND is not one of the worst, it's not one of the best. It's ok.


It's great, brilliant story, some great car/bike chases, quality cast, gadgets, and satirizes Rupert Murdoch. I can't help it if you're a bitter husk. :toot:
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Drumstick » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:40 pm

Pancake wrote:I went for Craig because Casino Royale and Skyfall are two of my favourites but on another day I would pick Connery. It's between those two! I loved Brosnan but only really for Goldeneye. I've never actually seen the Dalton films. :shifty:

What are we actually discussing here? Either who is the best Bond or which Bond had the best films?
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Qikz » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:50 pm

Sean Connery.
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Moggy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:54 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Pancake wrote:I went for Craig because Casino Royale and Skyfall are two of my favourites but on another day I would pick Connery. It's between those two! I loved Brosnan but only really for Goldeneye. I've never actually seen the Dalton films. :shifty:

What are we actually discussing here? Either who is the best Bond or which Bond had the best films?


The poll is for the best Bond. I guess it's the person you would want to play Bond if the greatest ever Bond movie had been written.
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Tomous » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:55 pm

I'd also say Craig is the same as Brosnan-a great Bond with an excellent first film and then they all go downhill...
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Pancake » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:01 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Pancake wrote:I went for Craig because Casino Royale and Skyfall are two of my favourites but on another day I would pick Connery. It's between those two! I loved Brosnan but only really for Goldeneye. I've never actually seen the Dalton films. :shifty:

What are we actually discussing here? Either who is the best Bond or which Bond had the best films?

Pretty hard to separate the Bonds from their films. Sure, a potentially good Bond could be scuppered by terrible film making but I don't buy that you can actually separate the two and claim one Bond to be the best despite being in bad films. It smacks of trying to be too clever!
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Drumstick » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:20 pm

Pancake wrote:
Drumstick wrote:
Pancake wrote:I went for Craig because Casino Royale and Skyfall are two of my favourites but on another day I would pick Connery. It's between those two! I loved Brosnan but only really for Goldeneye. I've never actually seen the Dalton films. :shifty:

What are we actually discussing here? Either who is the best Bond or which Bond had the best films?

Pretty hard to separate the Bonds from their films. Sure, a potentially good Bond could be scuppered by terrible film making but I don't buy that you can actually separate the two and claim one Bond to be the best despite being in bad films. It smacks of trying to be too clever!

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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Pancake » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:21 pm

So you should. :D
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Jenuall » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:30 pm

Connery, by a considerable margin. The man IS James Bond.

He plays it so well, it's effortless - Bond is a smooth, yet when necessary brutally efficient agent and in my view Connery is the only one who truly managed to deliver that in a performance.

Lazenby tried his best, but ultimately he was just wrong. Roger Moore put in a good turn in Live and Let Die, but after that turned the whole franchise into a joke (and not in a good way). Dalton was good, but the films struggled to achieve the large task ahead of them - shake off the stale campness of the overlong Moore era and at the same time successfully marry the classic elements of a Bond movie to the more extreme environment presented by action movies in the 80s. As others have said Brosnan came out of the gate with a really good effort in Goldeneye, and I must admit I do rate him as a Bond, but he was let down by doing just 4 films only one of which was really good. As for Craig, well he tries hard I'll give him that, and Casino Royale was good, but he's just not Bond - he can do the "blunt instrument" element of the character but that's about it. Also James Bond shouldn't be a blonde short-arse so Craig was always doomed!
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by FatDaz » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:41 pm

Connery. The best balance between tough and ruthless yet charismatic and charming.

Roger Moore nailed the charm but I never believed his toughness, his fight scenes were a bit embarrassing.

Dalton was unquestionably tough but he lacked the charisma and charm coming across too serious.

Brosnan was alright but not quite as convincing either in his charm (which comes across as slightly sleazy) or his toughness (he seems a bit too Rom com)

Craig was a good reboot and believable as a trouble wild bond but then he never felt like an in control agent in the way Connery did.
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PostRe: GRcade Decides...Greatest James Bond
by Ad7 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:12 am

Watching bond tonight now.

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