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Old 07-03-2017, 10:15 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I think while Dalton was serious his villain playing with toy soldiers wasn't. The Craig movies didn't suffer that tonal disconnect.
And why did they recycle that guy in a later film? I never understood that.
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:21 PM
 
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Which guy, Joe Don Baker? He played a different character in Goldeneye though, and the character he played in Goldeneye, I thought was much better.
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I have to say Dalton has made the least impression on me of almost the whole gang. While Moore's comic book portrayal wears thin over time he does have presence & panache onscreen, have to give that to him. I really have to watch OHMSS, I ignored on release & stopped watching the one time I had the chance on tv because of what looked like manic editing in the beginning of the film, I feared a dated 60's style indulgence. I have to give George a chance soon, kind of nice to know I still have one classic Bond film left to see after watching all the others countless times.
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Old 07-04-2017, 08:31 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Which guy, Joe Don Baker? He played a different character in Goldeneye though, and the character he played in Goldeneye, I thought was much better.
Yes, I thought it was odd they recycled him.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I watched all the Bond movies and ranked them. I'm not counting the 1967 Casino Royale spoof though, since it's just a spoof.

Here are the not so good to bad ones:

25. Quantum of Solace
24. A View to a Kill
23. Thunderball
22. The Man with the Golden Gun
21. Diamonds are Forever
20. Live and Let Die
19. The Living Daylights

Here are the undecided, kind of good, kind of not ones:

18. The Spy Who Loved Me
17. Spectre
16. You Only Live Twice
15. Octopussy
14. For Your Eyes Only

And here are the good to great ones:

13. Die Another Day
12. Dr. No
11. Tomorrow Never Dies
10. Moonraker
9. From Russia with Love
8. Goldeneye
7. Skyfall
6. Never Say Never Again
5. The World is Not Enough
4. Licence to Kill
3. Goldfinger
2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1. Casino Royale

I keep flipping back and forth between some of the rankings, but what do you think?
To each their own.

Personally, I would rate The Living Daylights as pretty good because it was a simple spy matter, no mega villain seeking to destroy the world, but that's just me. Another thing that puts TLD up there for me, over, say, Moonraker or Tomorrow Never Dies (but not TWINE) is that it is one of those Bond flicks where we don't know who the villain is. Most Bond flicks that is presented to the audience on a platter right up front but not that one.

But, to each their own.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:10 AM
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I agree that Casino Royale is probably #1 for me. Second would be "The world is not enough" because any movie with the stunning Sophie Marceau is an automatic 9 out of 10! Third would be "octopussy", for the exotic location
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:40 AM
 
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To each their own.

Personally, I would rate The Living Daylights as pretty good because it was a simple spy matter, no mega villain seeking to destroy the world, but that's just me. Another thing that puts TLD up there for me, over, say, Moonraker or Tomorrow Never Dies (but not TWINE) is that it is one of those Bond flicks where we don't know who the villain is. Most Bond flicks that is presented to the audience on a platter right up front but not that one.

But, to each their own.
I like those ones too where the villain is not out to take over the world. I ranked Casino Royale and Licence to Kill high, which are more spy thrillers, where the villain is not out to take over the world, but I felt that The Living Daylights, just wasn't as good of one, mostly cause I felt it had a flat romance, and the villain was just strange and off, I felt, even for a more modest villain, compared to Casino Royale and Licence to Kill.
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Originally Posted by ironpony View Post
I watched all the Bond movies and ranked them. I'm not counting the 1967 Casino Royale spoof though, since it's just a spoof.

Here are the not so good to bad ones:

25. Quantum of Solace
24. A View to a Kill
23. Thunderball
22. The Man with the Golden Gun
21. Diamonds are Forever
20. Live and Let Die
19. The Living Daylights

Here are the undecided, kind of good, kind of not ones:

18. The Spy Who Loved Me
17. Spectre
16. You Only Live Twice
15. Octopussy
14. For Your Eyes Only

And here are the good to great ones:

13. Die Another Day
12. Dr. No
11. Tomorrow Never Dies
10. Moonraker
9. From Russia with Love
8. Goldeneye
7. Skyfall
6. Never Say Never Again
5. The World is Not Enough
4. Licence to Kill
3. Goldfinger
2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1. Casino Royale

I keep flipping back and forth between some of the rankings, but what do you think?

I think you did a pretty decent job!
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:16 PM
 
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I'm surprised to see Moonraker ranked so high, but agree with that ranking.

My overall #1 would be The Spy Who Loved Me...and move all Dalton ones to the bottom.

Fun post!
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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Moonraker is just fun for me, and I find the outer space plot unique and sets it apart from the rest, so I give it points for uniqueness. Looking back on the list, I am surprised I rated Never Say Never Again so high. I think I would move it down to #9 more so maybe.
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