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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,583MI6 Agent
    The wife didn't care for it either.

    The movie has some good stuff in it:
    - The rapport between Roger Moore and Patrick MacNee is great, and all of their dialog is great fun.
    - Roger, in general, looks really good and does a good job. He looks particularly fit and trim here, and he out-acts everyone.
    - The Duran Duran song is still great.
    - The John Barry score is strong, but then again he never did a bad job on any of the films.
    - The Eiffel Tower stunt is spectacular.

    Everything else is pretty bad, though.
    - The acting from all of the secondary players ranges from middling to awful. A lot of the line readings come across as first takes. How the first dialog exchange between Bond and Scarpine (where Scarpine explains which buildings are the stables and which buildings are the servant quarters) didn't merit a second take is astounding; The actor playing Scarpine even forgets his line, pauses for something like two seconds, and then keeps on going. Don't get me started on Tanya Roberts and Grace Jones.
    - The action sequences aren't thrilling. Apart from the Eiffel Tower jump itself, none of the scenes really work. Most of them are also undercut with some really bad humor (the French cabbie in the Eiffel Tower jump, the Keystone Kops in the firetruck chase, the Beach Boys in the opening PTS, etc).
    - The locations aren't very stunning. Here's a stable in England...here's San Francisco. Yay.
    - Walken isn't given enough to do. He's a genius psychotic ex KGB agent...that's it. He's having fun and gives the role everything that he's got but there's really nothing there.
    - Things happen in the plot because movie. Why does Zorin send all of his henchmen after Bond, knowing right away that he's going to kill them? Why sacrifice May Day so off-handedly, especially when she is so vital to his organization? I can buy him sending in Jenny Flex and the other third tier characters, but why May Day?

    I've never particularly cared for this movie all that much but it played really poorly last night. It's always been a lower tier effort but, as of now, it's at the very bottom.

    This film feels like a huge step backwards for John Glen from OCTOPUSSY. I'm really looking forward to THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS where, as I recall, he finds his muse again.
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • heartbroken_mr_draxheartbroken_mr_drax New Zealand Posts: 2,029MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    - Roger, in general, looks really good and does a good job. He looks particularly fit and trim here, and he out-acts everyone.
    - The Duran Duran song is still great.

    Happy that you've called these out, Duran Duran's AVTAK IMO is the best song in the series and Roger's performance is brilliant.

    Despite my love and fascination for AVTAK I agree with your negative points. While OP certainly is a better film, the style of the Glen films doesn't differ all that much, I would've thought you might enjoy AVTAK a bit more. I suspect your review of LTK will be bad if you're calling out production/acting.

    I get the impression that being Roger's final film and the relationship with Cubby over shadowed the production and influence of Glen in the making of this.
    1. TWINE 2. FYEO 3. MR 4. TLD 5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS 7. DN 8. OP 9. AVTAK 10. TMWTGG 11. QoS 12. GE 13. CR 14. TB 15. FRWL 16. LTK 17. GF 18. SF 19. LaLD 20. YOLT 21. TND 22. DAD 23. DAF.

    "If you'll forgive me, that's a little too scented for my palate."
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,583MI6 Agent
    I'm not that keen on LTK but there are things about it that I appreciate. It's definitely a film that I'm looking forward to revisiting.
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,036MI6 Agent
    I watched thunderball tonight.
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,236MI6 Agent
    I've been watching a lot of Bond lately as my 7 year old son has gone crazy over the series :)
    We have recently seen TB YOLT DAF LALD TMWTGG MR OP. He likes Roger the best and TMWTGG is his favourite so far.
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 SwitzerlandPosts: 870MI6 Agent
    -Every generation has its definite Bond film.
    -My generation was lucky, it got two.


    The Living Daylights and GoldenEye.

    I was 13 when TLD hit the theatre and Dalton become "my Bond".
    When GoldenEye graced the screens I was 21 and was not really prepared for another Bond after 6 year of nothingness.
    As I knew the suave Brosnan from Remington Steele I was looking forward to seeing Pierce as Bond despite the fact I wanted Dalton back.

    -GoldenEye defined my 20s.

    From the first moment when the airplane is flying over the famous dam in Switzerland I knew this would be a great experience. The stunt left me as breathless as seeing the three 00 agents jump from the military plane in the PTS of TLD.
    Coming out of the cinema I and my army buddies were celebrating life and everything it can offer. We talked about the film for days, weeks, months. And went to see it again and again.
    -GoldenEye turned my generation into James Bond die hard fans and Pierce Brosnan became the symbol of how we wanted to be. Suave, good-looking, charming, womanizing, witty, cool, hard hitting, gun-toting awesome agents or soldiers in our case. At least we got to live some of the things Bond did on screen.

    GoldenEye was everywhere and so was Pierce Brosnan. With one film Pierce became a living legend and GoldenEye influenced pop culture in unseen formats.
    From the usual like magazines, news-stories and posters and toys there was suddenly the world of gaming that got revolutionised by what must be the most famous, legendary game ever. GoldenEye 64.
    The score has a huge part in all of this. At the time it sounded like what a modern Bond sound was imagined to sound like. The film delivered and so did the game.
    We all spent an unimaginable amount of hours with the game and lived through the film therefore again and again.

    -A little over 20 years later, what's left of the legendary GoldenEye?
    The film that defined how my generation looked at action-thrillers, how we wanted video-games to be (GoldenEye64) and how we wanted Bond to sound (Tina Turner, GoldenEye Overture).

    My answer is a resounding GOLDENEYE IS AN ETERNAL CLASSIC

    Everything falls into place flawlessly with the film. Even the very first moment, the gun-barrel shows that this marks a new beginning.
    The PTS is Bond perfection. Nothing less. The coolest ever introduction to a Bond in the most cool of surroundings. Switzerland, once more, provides the perfect location and Serra's GoldenEye Overture is the sound of modern Bond.
    The stunt of all stunts bar skiing off the cliff in TSWLM's PTS. In a cinematic sense.

    The titles from newbie Daniel Kleinman also mark a new beginning. Combined with Tina Turner's fantastic GoldenEye this title sequence remains one of the most memorable and very best.

    The DB5 is back and it looks good on Brosnan, very. Xenia Onatopp, the wonderful Famke Janssen, is introduced in the most fun way and the casino scene that follows it is the next best thing to the casino scene in DN.
    At this point latest it becomes clear, GoldenEye's intention is to belong to the best of the best, rivalling the iconic ones like GF and TSWLM. And so far nothing suggests it wouldn't be.

    What is evident by the end of the Severnaya sequence, is the quality of the cast. I've never had a problem with the cast in the Dalton films, but GoldenEye truly surpasses anything in the cast department at least since a couple of decades.

    Alec Trevelyan. A legend. And please forgive me if I use that word a bit inflationary.
    The same goes for Xenia and the new M.
    Natalya is the kind of Bond girl that we want to see in the mid 90s and she'd even work today.
    But even the supporting characters like Mishkin, Ourumov, Boris and Jack Wade are cast perfectly and they work so well and do what they are supposed to do.
    My favourite though may be Valentin Zukovsky.
    Samantha Bond as Moneypenny feels so right. She's perfect for Brosnan.

    -Judi Dench certainly was someone to get used to.

    Dench is so different to her predecessors. For starters the dynamic between Bond and M is strongly affected by the fact M is now a woman. Immune to Bond's charm and she makes that clear pretty strongly.
    The reason this M works so well, is Dench's acting ability and her chemistry with Brosnan.
    Another perfect match.
    And it seems Brosnan is a perfect match for really anyone. He's got tons of charisma and it seems he can work with anyone and make anything work on screen.

    The Severnaya destruction is a work of art. While CGI already was available in 1995, EON decided still to use model work for the most important scenes that needed special effects.
    The satellite dish destruction and the jet fighters destruction are done beautifully and while you can probably tell it's model work it still looks real and it looks REAL GOOD.

    The middle section in St. Petersburg is another reason GE has become such a joy to watch.
    It evokes the times of the cold war that were not that far behind in 1995 and still you'll get that feeling of the new Russia that has been born a few years back.
    Ourumov and Mishkin represent the old and new ways and it's written so well.
    The script is fantastic anyway. Bond has so much meaningful dialogue interaction with Alec, M and Natalya. But it's so subtle you don't ever get the feeling that it's contrived. Which is also due to the fine acting jobs everyone is doing.

    The dialogue in general is memorable and some characters get all perfect lines. Xenia, Alec, M, Valentin, Ourumov. And Brosnan delivers every reply, every witticism with such panache you want to stand up and clap.
    GoldenEye puts a smile on my face from start to finish.

    -A drive in the country Russian style.

    EON must have thought, how can we possibly go the extra mile to deliver yet another unique and defining action sequence the cinematic world has never seen before.
    There is no chance for subtlety left once the tank crashes through the wall to the street and chases Ourumov and Natalya in a car. It's maybe the most memorable of all memorable moments in GoldenEye. That crashing through the wall. In your face!
    And we know what to expect from that moment on and the next 10 minutes or so deliver. And how they deliver.
    In the midst of all the mayhem the ever cool and suave Brosnan. Truly, nobody could have done it better.
    But it's not enough, now Bond actually intends to crash the tank frontally into an incoming train.

    -Bond. Only Bond.
    -He's going to derail us.


    Even Bean and Janssen are in awe of such audacity! And it feels like they deliver their lines as the actual actors and the characters they play.
    Bond. Only Bond. Indeed!

    Once we are at the satellite dish and the main lair of Alec it's already clear, this film is worth Gold.
    But unlike so many other Bond films, GoldenEye doesn't falter in its last act.
    Au contraire!

    The set is believable, huge and so very impressive. It's not there for the sake of it but it has a real function for all the scenes that are played in it.
    Alec, Boris, Natalya and Bond have a foursome of wonderful, part hilarious repartee. And everything is acted so believably by Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Scorupco and even Cumming who's Boris is obnoxious but in the end Boris serves a purpose and he excels at it.

    We've already got a taste of how relentless and brutal Brosnan Bond can be at the sauna scene but his long fight with Alec on the satellite dish is so realistic and bloody and well edited that it's clearly the best sort of thing we got since the Connery era.
    The use of the surroundings and the choreography of the many punches and fights is such great cinematic achievement.
    Even the last lines of Alec and Bond are for the ages. Everything comes full circle from their first scene in the PTS to Alec's brutal shocking ending.

    Martin Campbell truly was the perfect choice for GoldenEye and I guess in the end EON was lucky on some things. Perfect casting decisions, perfect new crew members like Daniel Kleinman or Martin Campbell.
    GoldenEye is the film where all the parts worked and the sum of all the parts is a pop-culture influencing film that has long become one of the defining films of the last decades.

    It's quite difficult to put this film in a ranking if I tried to be as objective as I can.

    -It's my personal No 1 film for all time.

    The only other film that is more or less on the same level for me is Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Batman (1989). And of course The Living Daylights.

    I guess in the end GoldenEye does belong into a top five or maybe even top three of Bond films, objectively speaking.
    Nothing outside the 60s does qualify though, to be at GoldenEye's side in a top five except TSWLM.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Goldeneye was definitely a shot in the arm for the series. I always
    enjoy it. {[]
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  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    What most YouTube reviewers miss or never talk about is Martin Campbell's brilliant direction in GoldenEye.
    The movie has it own rhythm and each and every shot makes sense, was given some thought and looks good and cool.
    One of the times the editing really shines is when Pierce walks into the shot and looks at the F355 in front of the casino.
    It's a moment that could've been much duller if it were at the hands of just about any other director but somehow a stationary camera angle with some movement works.
    Tracking shots are also masterfully done in the next scene with Pierce walking through the casino.


    Side note: what the latter part of the Brosnan era lacks are good locations and GoldenEye's the only film that I liked all of its locations.
    Compare that to the snooze-fest list of locations in TWINE.
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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,583MI6 Agent
    OK, the Bond re-watch continued. We did 2/3 of THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS a few days ago and finished it off yesterday. We were on a roll and did LICENSE TO KILL afterwards, completing the Dalton run of films in kinda one go.

    THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS

    Long a favorite of mine. It features a pretty strong plot, some excellent action sequences, and some decent acting. It's also one of the best looking Bond films in terms of production design and cinematography, giving it a fairly nice polish (especially considering the films that precede it and follow it...)

    I've always liked Dalton as Bond. He has absolutely the right look and demeanor to be believable as a secret agent, in my book. He also projects exactly the right amount of intensity to come off as being competent without being a jerk about it. He also has that everyman quality about him (not too handsome, not too imposing) that would help you believe that he could blend into his surroundings, making him ideal as an agent. Another thing that I like about him is that it always looks like he's thinking.

    Anyways, it's a solid film. Things don't just happen in order to move the plot along...Bond takes action in order to get from point A to point B, and he largely succeeds because he's skilled.

    The Bond 'girl', Maryam D'Abo, is fine. She's supposed to play a tagalong and she's more than adequate. She's pretty ineffectual for the most part but she also doesn't get in Bond's way (she's not stupid).

    The bad guys are mostly solid. Jeroen Krabbe is an actor who I've always enjoyed and he's very good here as Koskov. The guy playing Necros is good and portrays the perfect amount of athleticism and competence to be believable as a capable henchman. Whitaker is really the only weak spot as he's never really given all that much to do, and his finale in the film is pretty weak.

    Nice to see John Rhys-Davies in anything. He always classes up a film and I like his take on Pushkin. Same thing with Art Malik as Shaw.

    The action scenes are uniformly excellent, with the finale on the cargo plane being a franchise highlight. The ending fight with Whitaker is undewhelming but doesn't really have much of an adverse effect on the film (it's over pretty quickly).

    I love the John Barry score in this. He updates his sound yet keeps it distinctly Bond. The a-ha song is solid and is, in my opinion, an underrated entry in the theme song list.

    Great movie. Too bad that he followed it up with one of the worst films in the franchise (in my opinion).
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,477MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    Another thing that I like about him is that it always looks like he's thinking.

    Must
    resist

    :D
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,583MI6 Agent
    LICENSE TO KILL

    A completely schizophrenic mess in terms of tone. First it's a serious action film, then it's a comedic lark, then it's back to being serious. It tries to be DIE HARD and a bad romantic comedy all at the same time, and Glen is all thumbs in trying to make that mash-up work. It's a shame, because the film could have really been something if he's stuck with the more serious tone.

    Dalton's fine, but he's asked to do some amazing tonal and acting gymnastics here, especially when it comes to dealing with the Cary Lowell and Q characters. Going humorous is not his strong suit. He had funny moments in TLD but they felt in character and, more importantly, appropriate to the situations. Here, they just happen and don't feel right. Wayne Newton?

    It isn't helped that the supporting cast is, for the most part, terrible. Talisa Soto and Cary Lowell are horrible Bond girls, right up there with Tanya Roberts in the bad acting department. Soto's 'I love James so much' is laughable, and Lowell has far too many similar moments to individually list. Wayne Newton?

    The only thing that really works in the film is Robert Davi's Sanchez. He's dialed in on the character and never deviates in terms of characterization or tone. He's a really strong bad guy with clear characterization and motivations, and he's also competent at his job. It's honestly too bad that he was wasted in such a poorly executed film.

    The production design is cheap and the cinematography is too bright, giving everything a TV sheen to it. The film feels like an episode of HART TO HART, not a Bond film. The action sequences lack any real oomph and also feel at about the television level in terms of execution. The final truck sequence does have some excellent explosions, however.

    None of the humor works. Even in a Roger Moore film, most of the humor would come off as being childish, but in here it comes off as being particularly cringe worthy (considering the tone of the film). The wink at the end of the film is particularly wrong-headed. Wayne Newton?

    I don't hate the film. I rather like the idea of Bond going rogue and dealing with a personal revenge story, and the plot itself isn't bad, but the execution is what kills it for me.

    It's really too bad that Dalton had to go out on this film. He started out so strongly.

    Current rewatch rankings:
    OHMSS>FRWL>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>TLD>OP>DN>FYEO>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>DAF>LTK>AVTAK
    Bond rankings:
    Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,583MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    Gymkata wrote:
    Another thing that I like about him is that it always looks like he's thinking.

    Must
    resist

    :D

    And why must you resist?

    I remember reading a quote somewhere from a Dalton basher that criticized him for always looking like he's doing a math equation in his head. While I agree with the 'math equation' thing, I disagree that it's a detriment to the performance. Bond should be thinking and planning at all times.
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • FiremassFiremass AlaskaPosts: 1,910MI6 Agent
    Watched Die Another Day last night as a follow up to Goldeneye. The drop in quality was astounding.

    There were still moments of greatness though, where I felt a sense of excitement just to be a Bond fan.
    I particularly enjoy the PTS, sword fight and the car chase.


    It was painful to watch the actors trying to deliver serious lines around Jinx while she seems to treat everything like a joke.
    After she is saved (darn!) from the ice palace there is really nothing left worth watching as the cargo plane finale is a total loss. The only highlight is the brief clip of the exotic cars falling into the mud.

    Brosnan's ends his reign as Bond with some of the lamest dialog ever. I wish they had given him at least one more film.
    My current 10 favorite:

    1. GE 2. MR 3. OP 4. TMWTGG 5. TSWLM 6. TND 7. TWINE 8.DN 9. GF 10. AVTAK
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,583MI6 Agent
    Yeah, not looking forward to the rewatch of DAD. It's like they tried to update MOONRAKER and completely failed to understand why that movie worked as well as it did.
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Even still...the locations aren't half as interesting, the jokes in Moonraker are that...jokes and the film doesn't take itself that seriously but even if you do you're in for a treat. There's also a villain worth watching and an ending that leaves you breathless and the end to a great era of Bond (77-79).

    Totally disagree with you on LTK but that's a struggle for another time. Will you ever do pros and cons on their respective threads?
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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,583MI6 Agent
    Totally disagree with you on LTK but that's a struggle for another time. Will you ever do pros and cons on their respective threads?

    I have for at least one movie. Is the preference that I not do a recap here and instead move my discussions to those forums?
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • zaphod99zaphod99 Posts: 1,415MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    Higgins wrote:
    Gymkata wrote:
    Another thing that I like about him is that it always looks like he's thinking.

    Must
    resist

    :D

    And why must you resist?

    I remember reading a quote somewhere from a Dalton basher that criticized him for always looking like he's doing a math equation in his head. While I agree with the 'math equation' thing, I disagree that it's a detriment to the performance. Bond should be thinking and planning at all times.

    Don't goad him. He'll just trot out his 'misty eyed/weepy ' shtick... :007) B-)
    Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.
  • FiremassFiremass AlaskaPosts: 1,910MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    Soto's 'I love James so much' is laughable,

    Considering that Pam openly mocked her saying that is pretty funny. I'd give the film +1 point for that.
    My current 10 favorite:

    1. GE 2. MR 3. OP 4. TMWTGG 5. TSWLM 6. TND 7. TWINE 8.DN 9. GF 10. AVTAK
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,755MI6 Agent
    Will you ever do pros and cons on their respective threads?
    Gymkata wrote:
    I have for at least one movie. Is the preference that I not do a recap here and instead move my discussions to those forums?
    speaking for myself I like the essay style reviews you're doing here, you organise your thoughts well. And you're two thirds done, I want to see the complete set!

    I tend to use the Pros & Cons threads because I have trouble organising my thoughts into a formal essay style review, I prefer to just drop a jumble of random observations while they're fresh in my mind. That's the way my goofy brain works.
    The problem with that format is it enforces value judgements to the random observations, which is not always appropriate. Some things just are.
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Will you ever do pros and cons on their respective threads?
    Gymkata wrote:
    I have for at least one movie. Is the preference that I not do a recap here and instead move my discussions to those forums?
    speaking for myself I like the essay style reviews you're doing here, you organise your thoughts well. And you're two thirds done, I want to see the complete set!
    Well, looking strictly from a longevity standpoint, it'd be nicer to have your thoughts further, neatly organised in their respective threads and it'll be easier to look for one of your reviews in the future, rather than them being lost in this thread.

    It was merely a suggestion. I like your short reviews and whether I agree with them or not is besides the point.
    You...do you. Keep up the good work!
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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,583MI6 Agent
    -{ , Caractacus.

    eta: -{ , Dirty Punker.
    Current rankings (updated 12/21)
    OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>NTTD>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>DN>YOLT>OP>
    TND>TWINE>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
    Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,755MI6 Agent
    there actually are formal review threads per movie, one per each movie I imagine, but they're well buried.
    I had to go back four pages and the first one I found was Tomorrow Never Dies.
    https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/43350/tomorrow-never-dies-review/
    For some reason the Pros & Cons threads have become more popular, they're often just general discussion.
    Maybe I'm not the only one who's more comfortable just posting random thoughts? but I sure like reading formal reviews from people who can write them.
    I think those Review threads were all last bumped by Jason, who contributed his usual high standard of enthusiastic colorful and well illustrated opinion pieces.
    Lookit that one he wrote on TND: there's three GIFs in there!
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 SwitzerlandPosts: 870MI6 Agent
    Oh wow! Went to the TND review thread and found a long review I did last year on page 1 :o
    It's a nuisance I can't remember things like this. But reading it, I kind of remember doing it, I think.

    Anyway, I'll have to see what reviews I did in the past, because I was planning of doing reviews soon. But I shouldn't repeat myself.

    I'm still only on GoldenEye. First and only Bond film I watched since waking up to my new life 2.0

    But I'm probably going to watch another one later this week.
    Dalton Rulez™
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Hope your feelings about Dalton, Spectre and TND haven't changed :007).
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,477MI6 Agent
    there is still hope that they have :#
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 SwitzerlandPosts: 870MI6 Agent
    ha ha NO DICE :))

    Well I've got to watch Spectre first obviously, but for Brosnan and Dalton there's no chance in hell I'll ever not like them :D
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  • WadsyWadsy Auckland, New ZealandPosts: 408MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    - Roger, in general, looks really good and does a good job. He looks particularly fit and trim here, and he out-acts everyone.
    - The Duran Duran song is still great.

    Happy that you've called these out, Duran Duran's AVTAK IMO is the best song in the series and Roger's performance is brilliant.

    Despite my love and fascination for AVTAK I agree with your negative points. While OP certainly is a better film, the style of the Glen films doesn't differ all that much, I would've thought you might enjoy AVTAK a bit more. I suspect your review of LTK will be bad if you're calling out production/acting.

    I get the impression that being Roger's final film and the relationship with Cubby over shadowed the production and influence of Glen in the making of this.

    I honestly think AVTAK is a great solid entry, even if it is the worst bond film in the 80's. Thought Zorin and May Day were two of the best and most memorable villains of the series, and Patrick McNee is great for the short time he is in it. The Silicon Valley plot and second half of the movie are quite suspenseful and exciting, but all that is ruined a lot by Roberts not being that good, Roger Moore's charm not being here (because he's too old) and mostly the stunt doubles - just shouts out lazy production by JOHN GLEN and the rest of the crew. I still like this movie more than LALD, TMWTGG and possibly MR, but not as much as the others.
    1. FYEO 2. OHMSS 3. LTK 4. FRWL 5. TSWLM 6. SF 7. TLD 8. SP 9. GF 10. MR 11. AVTAK 12. DN 13. GE 14. CR 15. LALD 16. TB 17. YOLT 18. TND 19. OP 20. TWINE 21. TMWTGG 22. QOS 23. DAF 24. DAD 25. NSNA 26. CR '67

    1. Dalton 2. Moore 3. Connery 4. Craig 5. Lazenby 6. Brosnan
  • heartbroken_mr_draxheartbroken_mr_drax New Zealand Posts: 2,029MI6 Agent
    Wadsy wrote:
    even if it is the worst bond film in the 80's

    That's LTK
    1. TWINE 2. FYEO 3. MR 4. TLD 5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS 7. DN 8. OP 9. AVTAK 10. TMWTGG 11. QoS 12. GE 13. CR 14. TB 15. FRWL 16. LTK 17. GF 18. SF 19. LaLD 20. YOLT 21. TND 22. DAD 23. DAF.

    "If you'll forgive me, that's a little too scented for my palate."
  • RemingtonRemington CAPosts: 239MI6 Agent
    Wadsy wrote:
    even if it is the worst bond film in the 80's

    That's LTK
    Blasphemy! :))
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    1. Connery 2. Moore 3. Dalton 4. Brosnan 5. Craig 6. Lazenby
  • WadsyWadsy Auckland, New ZealandPosts: 408MI6 Agent
    Remington wrote:
    Wadsy wrote:
    even if it is the worst bond film in the 80's

    That's LTK
    Blasphemy! :))
    -{

    Sorry, I meant to say "in my opinion". But yeah, I'd rank them as FYEO, TLD, LTK, OP and AVTAK.
    1. FYEO 2. OHMSS 3. LTK 4. FRWL 5. TSWLM 6. SF 7. TLD 8. SP 9. GF 10. MR 11. AVTAK 12. DN 13. GE 14. CR 15. LALD 16. TB 17. YOLT 18. TND 19. OP 20. TWINE 21. TMWTGG 22. QOS 23. DAF 24. DAD 25. NSNA 26. CR '67

    1. Dalton 2. Moore 3. Connery 4. Craig 5. Lazenby 6. Brosnan
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