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Old 12-10-2013, 10:25 AM   #16
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I like TWINE too in the realm of the really poorly-made Bond flicks. It's got a sense of scenery-chewiness. Yeah.
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Of the Brosnan films, I only like Goldeneye.
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I like TWINE too in the realm of the really poorly-made Bond flicks. It's got a sense of scenery-chewiness. Yeah.
Absolutely. It's in the You Only Live Twice camp.

Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day are the two close-to-unwatchable Brosnan entries for me.
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Tomorrow Never Dies has the slight edge of the two for Jonathan Pryce, but yes. Goldeneye's far from great too, but Sean Bean does a looooot to breath some life into things.
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Tomorrow Never Dies has the slight edge of the two for Jonathan Pryce, but yes. Goldeneye's far from great too, but Sean Bean does a looooot to breath some life into things.
Tomorrow Never Dies is the first Bond flick that I caught in theaters and actually have strong recollections of it. Pryce hams it up hard. Too bad it's in service of arguably the dumbest villain plot of the series.

For Your Eyes Only rocks so hard. Were Dalton in the role as intended, it may be an all-timer. Damn near close though.

Following up the emotional wallop of the ending of Secret Service with Moore's more avuncular, jokey, and old-ass Bond robs it of its potential poignancy. The wordless mountain climb rocks as a setpiece. Also, fucking Topol.
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Die Another Day ... close-to-unwatchable .
save for the brilliant acting of Madonna Louise Ciccone...





 
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Tomorrow Never Dies is the first Bond flick that I caught in theaters and actually have strong recollections of it. Pryce hams it up hard. Too bad it's in service of arguably the dumbest villain plot of the series.

For Your Eyes Only rocks so hard. Were Dalton in the role as intended, it may be an all-timer. Damn near close though.

Following up the emotional wallop of the ending of Secret Service with Moore's more avuncular, jokey, and old-ass Bond robs it of its potential poignancy. The wordless mountain climb rocks as a setpiece. Also, fucking Topol.
Seriously, just saying "Topol" is enough re: For Your Eyes Only. Love that film.

Oh, and my favorites are the same as Laz's except you can add Casino Royale which I think is fantastic front to back.
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A number of the Bonds have been good. Having growing up with Moore being Bond, I tend to like him the best. Daniel Craig has been an awesome Bond, though. His version of Casino Royale is probably my favorite Bond film.
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For Your Eyes Only rocks so hard. Were Dalton in the role as intended, it may be an all-timer. Damn near close though.

Following up the emotional wallop of the ending of Secret Service with Moore's more avuncular, jokey, and old-ass Bond robs it of its potential poignancy. The wordless mountain climb rocks as a setpiece. Also, fucking Topol.
I'm confused; the ending of OHMSS is retroactively soured by Moore, when Connery's Diamonds Are Forever came first and is an embarrassing send off for Connery? The way you worded it also implies For Your Eyes Only followed close behind OHMSS when obvs there are like 5 films inbetween.
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I'm confused; the ending of OHMSS is retroactively soured by Moore, when Connery's Diamonds Are Forever came first and is an embarrassing send off for Connery? The way you worded it also implies For Your Eyes Only followed close behind OHMSS when obvs there are like 5 films inbetween.
The ending of Secret Service is soured because it's never fully-realized in a serialized fashion. Yes, you're right in that Diamonds Are Forever comes after with a sleepwalking Connery that supposedly meets Blofeld for the first time. For Your Eyes Only, however, is the only film since Secret Service to acknowledge Tracy's death and Bond's vengeance toward Blofeld. It's bitter subject matter that's dispensed with the usual Moore silliness.

For Your Eyes Only is the only of the Moore flicks that I've seen to actively suffer from the tensions of Moore's comical Bond and a more hard-edged take on the character.
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Got it. I forgot about that revenge connection at the beginning.

I still think For Your Eyes Only is better than anything with Brosnan or Dalton.
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Licence to Kill is neck-and-neck with For Your a Eyes Only for me.

The Spy Who Loved Me & The Living Daylights are the only 2 that I am embarrassed to have not seen in their entirety.
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Christ, get on that, esp. Spy Who Loved Me. It ranks pretty high on many Bond fans' lists, even the Moore detractors.
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So I've noticed.
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Not death clock worthy.
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