Last Bond movie you watched.

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  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    TSWLM It was on ITV4 last night. It was the first Bond film I saw and I still enjoy it. Especially liked the scene where Bond and Triple X are trying to get away in the van while Jaws is tearing it up.
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,116MI6 Agent
    Yeah, that was an interesting double bill, as Jaws followed afterwards!

    Then DAD on ITV. I suppose coming after the preposterous Fantastic Beasts film it didn't seem so bad, esp after half a bottle of rose. But I wasn't drunk enough for the kite surfing scene to not be appalling.
    Fair play to Madonna, her theme doesn't seem bad either and at least it incorporates the plot into the lyrics.
    And Brosnan looks better in his final film than Connery, Moore and Lazenby did in theirs. Craig too maybe, I dunno.
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Italus_NTItalus_NT Posts: 67MI6 Agent
    I just started a new marathon with my Bond movies and just finished OHMSS. I’m planning on watching YOLT in an hour or so (cause no sane human being watches YOLT before OHMSS) :))
    Glad to be still enjoying the series
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  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    Yeah, that was an interesting double bill, as Jaws followed afterwards!.


    When I first read this, I thought wait I didn’t see Moonraker, then the penny dropped!

    During the early years of marriage (living in America at the time), as is often the case when recently wed, we hadn’t much money so we often went to the dollar cinemas. (you had to wait a while for new releases to show up there but you got to see the films for $1). One lucky evening we got to see a Bond double bill for our $1! One of the films was Moonraker but I don’t remember the other.
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,947MI6 Agent
    TMWTGG: This used to be on my all time low list but in recent years it has grown on me and has risen from D to C on my A-D ranking list. I love the locations and Christopher Lee is right up there in the best villain category. The return of JW Pepper is a comedic plus, what a great actor Clifton James was, and he was in one of my all time favourite movies, Cool Hand Luke.

    Unfortunately there are still a lot of minuses to the film: Nick Nick, the schoolgirls taking out the martial arts “experts”, the destruction of Scaramanga’s base looks tired and Roger’s fight scenes look like an episode of The Saint, (I love The Saint TV series, but a movie shouldn’t look like it). Worst of all is John Barry’s lamentable score, definitely the lowest point in his Bond career. Britt looks good but her character is stupid.

    Son of CHB loves this movie AND the theme song! As he is 9, I can see the appeal, though.
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  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    It was Skyfall when I was alone in my dorm-apartment-thing after I was allowed to return to collect some of my things from there.
    My opinion of Skyfall has shifted beyond what I considered possible. Could be my hidden favourite now.
    Don't think I've realised that it will be looked at as the Goldfinger of this era.
    I wasn't around here when it was new but I never realised just how much of a classic it has become.

    That said, I really need to refresh my Bond knowledge. With my new ambitions to try and write animated stuff, I actually think I might find the spark I lost.

    It seems I'm gonna have to rediscover what Bond is to me.
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  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,492MI6 Agent
    Yeah, that was an interesting double bill, as Jaws followed afterwards!

    Then DAD on ITV. I suppose coming after the preposterous Fantastic Beasts film it didn't seem so bad, esp after half a bottle of rose. But I wasn't drunk enough for the kite surfing scene to not be appalling.
    Fair play to Madonna, her theme doesn't seem bad either and at least it incorporates the plot into the lyrics.
    And Brosnan looks better in his final film than Connery, Moore and Lazenby did in theirs. Craig too maybe, I dunno.


    The only good thing to have come out of Corona is the fact I have managed to catch up on some Bond watching over the past few months. ITV are definitely getting their money's worth out of the old Bonds.

    I've always liked Madonna's 'Die Another Day'. Always thought it got a bad rap.

    I couldn't subject myself to QoS the other day but I did enjoy CR and even enjoyed it again when they showed it on 'Gogglebox'.

    Is Mads Mikkelson the best looking villain of the series? Yes, I think so.
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,116MI6 Agent
    Hi Lady Rose, are you the only woman left on this board?
    I suppose this is due to the indisputable ugliness of the current Bond! :D
    I recall when we had the likes of Lexi and MBE.

    QoS really is unappealing, that said last time I looked the cut the nasty kill in the Haiti hotel room, it's just Bond wacks him and next shot he's dead on the floor, very neatly edited. Improves the scene no end.
    What did they say on Gogglebox? I didn't continue to watch that.
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,492MI6 Agent
    Hi Lady Rose, are you the only woman left on this board?
    I suppose this is due to the indisputable ugliness of the current Bond! :D
    I recall when we had the likes of Lexi and MBE.

    QoS really is unappealing, that said last time I looked the cut the nasty kill in the Haiti hotel room, it's just Bond wacks him and next shot he's dead on the floor, very neatly edited. Improves the scene no end.
    What did they say on Gogglebox? I didn't continue to watch that.

    I think I may be the last woman standing :(

    Having said that Lexi would have had something to say to you for saying Daniel is ugly! :))

    Gogglebox just showed the clip of Bond being poisoned at the casino table then rushing for the defibrillator. Nothing major but lots of 'he's going to die' Seriously? have you never seen a Bond film? :))
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    Lady Rose wrote:
    Hi Lady Rose, are you the only woman left on this board?
    I suppose this is due to the indisputable ugliness of the current Bond! :D
    I recall when we had the likes of Lexi and MBE.

    QoS really is unappealing, that said last time I looked the cut the nasty kill in the Haiti hotel room, it's just Bond wacks him and next shot he's dead on the floor, very neatly edited. Improves the scene no end.
    What did they say on Gogglebox? I didn't continue to watch that.

    I think I may be the last woman standing :(

    Having said that Lexi would have had something to say to you for saying Daniel is ugly! :))

    Gogglebox just showed the clip of Bond being poisoned at the casino table then rushing for the defibrillator. Nothing major but lots of 'he's going to die' Seriously? have you never seen a Bond film? :))


    You're not alone, Lady Rose! And I too have something to say to NP for saying Daniel is ugly but I'm far too ladylike to say it on here!
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,492MI6 Agent
    Lady Rose wrote:
    Hi Lady Rose, are you the only woman left on this board?
    I suppose this is due to the indisputable ugliness of the current Bond! :D
    I recall when we had the likes of Lexi and MBE.

    QoS really is unappealing, that said last time I looked the cut the nasty kill in the Haiti hotel room, it's just Bond wacks him and next shot he's dead on the floor, very neatly edited. Improves the scene no end.
    What did they say on Gogglebox? I didn't continue to watch that.

    I think I may be the last woman standing :(

    Having said that Lexi would have had something to say to you for saying Daniel is ugly! :))

    Gogglebox just showed the clip of Bond being poisoned at the casino table then rushing for the defibrillator. Nothing major but lots of 'he's going to die' Seriously? have you never seen a Bond film? :))


    You're not alone, Lady Rose! And I too have something to say to NP for saying Daniel is ugly but I'm far too ladylike to say it on here!


    Yay! We need girls on board to keep the chaps in line. Don't hold back with NP, he can take it. :D

    Actually, I was very uncomplimentary about Daniel when he become Bond but after my first viewing of Casino Royal I changed my mind completely. I now think he's great in the role and dare I say it, quite sexy. ;%
  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    Lady Rose wrote:
    Lady Rose wrote:

    I think I may be the last woman standing :(

    Having said that Lexi would have had something to say to you for saying Daniel is ugly! :))

    Gogglebox just showed the clip of Bond being poisoned at the casino table then rushing for the defibrillator. Nothing major but lots of 'he's going to die' Seriously? have you never seen a Bond film? :))


    You're not alone, Lady Rose! And I too have something to say to NP for saying Daniel is ugly but I'm far too ladylike to say it on here!


    Yay! We need girls on board to keep the chaps in line. Don't hold back with NP, he can take it. :D

    Actually, I was very uncomplimentary about Daniel when he become Bond but after my first viewing of Casino Royal I changed my mind completely. I now think he's great in the role and dare I say it, quite sexy. ;%

    I wasn't happy when Daniel became Bond either. Nothing against him, I didn't know who he was but I wanted Pierce to remain as Bond. But like you, I now think he's great as Bond and yes he is sexy! I wish Spectre had had a better storyline though.
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,492MI6 Agent
    Skyfall

    It was on TV again. I do love this film but if I see the opening sequence one more time I think my brain will fry. It's on TV so much and I nearly always end up watching at least the first 20 mins or so. I watched the whole film last night. I do think Ralph Fiennes is an excellent addition to the Bond world.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,278Chief of Staff
    Lady Rose wrote:
    Skyfall

    It was on TV again. I do love this film but if I see the opening sequence one more time I think my brain will fry. It's on TV so much and I nearly always end up watching at least the first 20 mins or so. I watched the whole film last night. I do think Ralph Fiennes is an excellent addition to the Bond world.

    I watched it all last night too...although that wasn’t the plan :))

    I do like Fiennes as an actor...you do get a real sense of gravitas from him, a great addition after losing Dame Judi.
    I do really like Whishaw - I think he’s excellent as the modern day Q
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  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,116MI6 Agent
    I watched the first bit of Skyfall then turned over to watch the superb film I Am Not Your Negro, followed by the docs on Black Hollywood.
    Not suggesting that Lady Rose or Sir Miles should have done that over watching a crap Bond film for the umpteenth time - I'm not judgey :D
    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • ichaiceichaice LondonPosts: 389MI6 Agent
    Watched a bit of Skyfall last night. I still think it’s a great film right up until Silva appears. Also watched most of You Only Live Twice today. Deffo not Connery’s best.
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  • GrindelwaldGrindelwald Posts: 1,267MI6 Agent
    AVTAK for 35 anniversary

    "The return of JW Pepper is a comedic plus"

    I strongly disagree :p
  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,492MI6 Agent
    I watched the first bit of Skyfall then turned over to watch the superb film I Am Not Your Negro, followed by the docs on Black Hollywood.
    Not suggesting that Lady Rose or Sir Miles should have done that over watching a crap Bond film for the umpteenth time - I'm not judgey :D


    You are soooo judgey!! :v

    The truth is, I actually wanted to watch something on Netflix but for some reason it was playing up. I had Skyfall on in the background and was periodically trying Netflix to see if it was up. Took the entire length of Skyfall for it to be sorted. Still, not a hardship to watch Bond.


    And Sir Miles I agree about Whishaw. He works extremely well as Q.
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,947MI6 Agent
    TSWLM: Along with LALD and FYEO these are Roger’s best Bond efforts. This is a rehash of YOLT which was also directed by Lewis Gilbert. Some of the matte work is dodgy, (a continuing fault in Bond movies up to then), but Roger gets to act in a few scenes and his fight scenes are the best here during his 7 picture reign. The spectacle is grand and this is a very enjoyable opus. I love the music and the action scenes are excellent. If only Jaws hadn’t turned into a comedy act halfway through he could have been in the Oddjob class.

    Son of CHB likes this, he enjoys the Moore films.
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  • The Spy Who Never DiesThe Spy Who Never Dies UKPosts: 642MI6 Agent
    Moonraker

    Another film where Jaws is a comedy act. Not one of my favourite Bond films although the scenes at the Drax mansion were good and I enjoyed seeing the Concorde. I always wanted to fly on it.

    Your son has good taste, CHB, TSWLM is a good film :)
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,947MI6 Agent
    MR: Too much slapstick makes this a weak effort, along with many plot holes which even my 9 year old son pointed out to me. A moderate score from John Barry, it’s a pity he couldn’t ever regain the energy of his scores after DAF. Drax is a decent villain, though.

    One thing I noticed was that British Airways had a huge advert in the movie but the producers used an Air France Concorde, very odd.
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,908MI6 Agent
    MR: Too much slapstick makes this a weak effort, along with many plot holes which even my 9 year old son pointed out to me. A moderate score from John Barry, it’s a pity he couldn’t ever regain the energy of his scores after DAF. Drax is a decent villain, though.

    One thing I noticed was that British Airways had a huge advert in the movie but the producers used an Air France Concorde, very odd.

    I think MR is one of Barry's best scores. The film itself has some decidedly dodgy moments but it remains a guilty pleasure. Some classic moments and lovely locations. Agree Drax is a great villain. Was good to have Jaws back and has some of the most beautiful women to appear in any Bond film! ;%
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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,908MI6 Agent
    FYEO. This film has everything. Classic Moore :007) Makes me feel like a child again, without a care in the world.
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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 3,947MI6 Agent
    FYEO: My favourite Roger Moore entry. This is very nearly as good as the 60’s movies but too much comedy just spoils it somewhat. Roger is at his most comfortable as Bond, the plot is good, the music is great, the action is top notch. For me, Roger should have stopped here, it would have been a fine ending to his Bond career. My son really enjoyed this one too.
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,006MI6 Agent
    Dr No. I was at work when it was on TV but decided to watch it on DVD.

    I don't know if watching some of a film counts, and I know people will probably not like this, but I cannot sit through FRWL. I have seen it only once and consider it my personal worst Bond film of the older films. I also feel the same way about the book. I tried to watch on TV on Saturday night but only made it to where Bond meets Bay before I turned off.
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    You should like or not like whatever films you want Joshua!
    Do you know why you don't like From Russia, With Love?
    I'd be interested in your critique

    You're not alone, I got a good friend who's a BondFan, and he considers that film one long boring train ride.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,920MI6 Agent
    Well put, CP. A fan (or any movie watcher) can like or dislike anything he wants to, but it's interesting if one can put into words what one likes or dislikes and discuss it.
    That being said: you don't like FRWL, Joshua? Are you crazy!! :))
  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,006MI6 Agent
    I expected a contract to have been put out on me for admitting I do not like FRWL!

    I find both the book and the film uninspiring. That is not to say that it does not have it's good points. I think I listened on audiobook before I watched the film (BTW I have seen it twice not once). To my mind the book was like Ian Fleming had somehow lost interest in Bond. I am sure I am the only one to think this way but that is my opinion. I found the book uninspiring, dull even.

    I thought the film may be different, but it was close to the novel and while watching I found myself drifting off to think about other things. That the story could not hold my attention may say more about me, but again there was nothing really about the storyline that could redeem the film.

    Good points: The fight with Grant on the train.
    Bad points: Almost everything else (IMO).

    I did not like Thunderball when I first watched it, but now (while it is not my favourite by any means) I enjoy it. Perhaps, my opinion of FRLW will also change over time.

    Perhaps one good thing about Bond is that you can fall in and out of love with the various films at different times?
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    thanks Joshua for expanding, that was well expressed!
    Joshua wrote:
    To my mind the book was like Ian Fleming had somehow lost interest in Bond. I am sure I am the only one to think this way but that is my opinion. I found the book uninspiring, dull even.
    In fact Fleming was losing interest in his Bond series when he wrote From Russia, With Love. He expected to sell the film rights a lot earlier than he did and was getting frustrated. Which is why Bond seems to die on the last page. Fleming actually considered not continuing the series, and that could have been the death of Bond.
    Also, Fleming had recently become friends with American detective writer Raymond Chandler, and Chandler encouraged Fleming to try harder to merge genre fiction with literary ambition. So From Russia, With Love is Fleming's most "literary" book since Casino Royale. The three volumes in between were more conventionally structured thrillers with chases and explosions and damsels in distress.
    Also Fleming, the journalist, really got into exploring the internal details of SMERSH and Soviet Intelligence, that content takes up nearly half the book.

    Over the next year, Fleming tried to sell a tv series about a different character called Commander Jamaica. When that didn't work out, he recycled what he had written for that as Dr No, and the seemingly dead James Bond got better in the first few chapters.
    Perhaps one good thing about Bond is that you can fall in and out of love with the various films at different times?
    Absolutely, and I find FRWL, like OHMSS, is one of the films that new Bond fans don't like at first, because it is so different, and usually only begin to appreciate once they've gotten a bit obsessed.

    One reason I like our Pros & Cons threads is because they encourage me to think more about the bits I like or don't like within each individual film. Writing Pros & Cons notes after a viewing is a good exercise. I've learned to find lots of content I actually like in lesser loved films alike A View to a Kill or Die Another Day, or even Skyfall, by trying to form my thoughts in those Pros & Cons threads.
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,908MI6 Agent
    Mathis' passing always puts a lump in my throat.
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