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Old 06-29-2017, 03:39 PM
 
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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?
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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Conventional wisdom flips the spots of the two Timothy Dalton films.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:25 PM
 
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Well the reason why I didn't like The Living Daylights as much, is cause I didn't buy the romance at all between Bond and the leading lady. Dalton plays him as a coldheartedly objective assassin, which is good and fine, but she comes off as such an innocent and naive school girl type, that I couldn't buy them going for each other at all, and it felt forced to me.

I also found the villain to be uninteresting, with his army toy collection that he likes to play with. The movie also uses the ticking time bomb scenario in the climax for the fifth time in the series, and by then, I thought it was used too much. But that was just my reasons for not liking it as much.

As for Licence to Kill, I thought it had a really good romance, with a woman that suited Dalton's take on Bond, and the villain was really good for me as well.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:04 AM
 
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The color hue or something in those Dalton films looks odd to me. It's something that wasn't present in the preceding and proceeding films.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:45 AM
 
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I keep flipping back and forth between some of the rankings, but what do you think?
License to Kill and Octopussy are way too high; the latter is one of the worst. Thunderball and For Your Eyes Only are WAY too low (those are two of my favorite Bond films). Other than that, your rankings are pretty good.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:55 AM
 
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The Daniel Craig ones are by far the worst. IMHO
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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Goldfinger will always be #1, imo.

Every James Bond Movie, Ranked
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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The color hue or something in those Dalton films looks odd to me. It's something that wasn't present in the preceding and proceeding films.
The hue is okay for me, at least not bad enough to take me out of the movie. It's better than the yellow hue, you see in the Craig movies for me.

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License to Kill and Octopussy are way too high; the latter is one of the worst. Thunderball and For Your Eyes Only are WAY too low (those are two of my favorite Bond films). Other than that, your rankings are pretty good.
Well the reason why Thunderball is ranked low for me is because I found the Bond girl and villain to be very bland and flat. They just didn't really have any personality for me, and neither did the henchmen such as Fargis, or whatever his name is. I did like Fiona Volpe though overall. I also didn't like how a lot of the action and fight sequences were sped up, and felt they took too many frames out.

As for For Your Eyes Only, the main thing about the movie that keeps bothering me is Bibi Doll. She doesn't serve anything in the plot, but she keeps popping up in the movie, and Kristatos has the worst backstory of any of the villains. I mean Goldfinger is obsessed with Gold and wants to take over the world with it, with his awesome plan.

Renard has reverse stockholm syndrom that leads to his downfall. Hugo Drax wants to repopulate the Earth with his super race.

Where as Kristatos, is an arms dealer who wants to do things to impress Bibi Doll, so she will bang him. A pretty bland villain for me, because of that. But the movie has other good qualities, accept for the Bibi Doll subplot, which feels out of place for me.

As for Licence to Kill and Octopussy, what's so bad about those ones? Licence to Kill has one of the best women and villains, and I felt the story was much better crafted than usual.

As for Octopussy, the movie does have a few tacky moments such as the henchman crushing the dice, which is a rip off of Oddjob in Goldfinger... and the tennis humor, during the chase scene in the streets was tacky.

But I felt it had a lot of fun memorable moments, such as the circus women overpowering all the henchmen in the palace, which made for a good action scene. And I like the Octopussy character and felt she might have been Moore's best women counterpart, chemistry wise.
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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I generally loved the Roger Moore movies; "For Your Eyes Only" and "The Spy Who Loved Me" are both right near the top of my list. I despised Timothy Dalton the most as Bond and the one which he seeks revenge- "License to Kill" was the first time I felt like I hadn't just watched a James Bond movie. The "A-Team" flicks- err- I mean, the Pierce Bronsan flicks are too absurd and just plain annoying and would all finish among the very bottom. "Casino Royale" is in my top four/five, but the only one since the Roger Moore years that would be in my top 10. Daniel Craig is great. Gold Finger probably would be my #1.
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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Oh I see. Why do so many fans love Craig but hate Dalton, since Dalton is also a very serious and similar take on Bond? At least I find so.

As for Brosnan, I still put all of his movies in my top 13, and my least favorite are mostly Moore's, with the acception of Moonraker and Octopussy.
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