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#1 Spoderman

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

Since Skyfall is coming out soon, I was thinking about watching all the old 007 movies. But I don't know if it'll be worth watching. If anyone has seen it, please tell if it's worth the time.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

Absolutely.

It looks so cheesy compared to movies today, but it's great to watch the classics.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

watch from the beginning.....the early Bond films are very good (the sean connery films minus YOLT and DAF)
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

Definitely worth watching the older ones. Growing up, I liked the Connery version the best, mainly because he was my parents' favourite. However, when I was older, I really appreciated Roger Moore's version, and still prefer his to this date.

My favourite Bond film is The Spy Who Loved me, starring Ringo Starr's wife, Barbara Bach.

Most people who didn't grow up watching them probably won't appreciate them as much as the older generation does.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

The old ones are awesome. I like Sir Roger Moore the best.

I think Craig's Bond is definitely darker than the previous incarnations and that's not necessarily bad, but Connery and co. have their own unique charm. I still haven't seen any of the movies with Timothy Dalton though.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

Hell yes. Sure, the action isn't as 'awesome', but at least it's live action and not clouded by 'was that CG?'

Meanwhile, the old Bond is a mack.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

Goldfinger
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

I dont think you could call any one of the bond movies "bad". They are all worth watching. Thats a lot to watch tho. 23 movies including Skyfall.

I would try to see them in order if possible. Its not necessary to the plot or anything since they are each stand alone stories but if you are going to watch them all might as well.

OK, Die Another Day, one of Pierce Brosnans Bond movies is bad. Not because of Brosnan it is just over the top stupid from start to end. The hovercraft chase scene in particular is amazing in that every single thing that gets shot at or touched at all blows up spectacularly. Pile of wood? sideswipe it with a hovercraft and Boom it blows up like its made out of dynamite. The goofiest Bond movie and Id say the worst. But its still worth watching once.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

Goldfinger is consider the favorite among all the Bond films because of the many elements gadgets, cars, girl, villain, henchman.
FRWL is classic and consider the best of all the movies until Skyfall which is even better as reviewed by critics as the best ever..

Meanwhile
DAF, MR, DAD are among the worst ever
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

I'd say it's worth the watch to go through them all, but that's easy for me to say, as it's my favourite film series of all time. Although there's actually quite a few of them that I don't care to re-watch much personally, I still say they shouldn't be avoided all together. Except maybe Quantum of Solace, because that one really sucked ass.

The best in my opinion is From Russia With Love, although I have many favourites. The original run of Connery films are the best of the bunch, I have to say.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

I still haven't seen any of the movies with Timothy Dalton though.


They're great. He plays a much more serious Bond compared to the previous three guys. I wish he did more than just the two movies. Living Daylights is one of my favourites of all the Bond movies.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:46 AM

The older James Bond films like Nr. No and From Russia With Love look a bit dated. But then film technology was not as slick as now. And the gadgets shown in those movies seem very primitive now but was probably considered cutting edge back then.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:04 AM

What I love about the old bond movies is that they have a sense of humour to them. Something the new bond movies are seriously lacking in.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

I actually haven't watched the Bond films for several years (pretty much since the Roger Moore days) but I'd say the early films are definitely worth watching. For my money, Sean Connery is the real Bond. Some of the others are good, but it just isn't the same...

Some other early Bond films that I liked were Thunderball and Diamonds are Forever.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

The ones I'd skip are:

Diamonds Are Forever

View to a Kill

License to Kill

Die Another Day

Depends on how you view old movies in general. Some people if it's not a car chase/sex scene/gunfight every 30 seconds they get bored.

My favorites are From Russia With Love, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Yes for a rookie actor I think Lazenby did fine), For Your Eyes Only, and Casino Royale and Goldfinger (Yes just for the car).

This is an action scene from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. If this bores you, then you'll get an idea:


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

Worth it. Dr.No Goldfinger are great.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

For the most part, I liked them all.

Live and Let Die is probably my favourite...

http://en.wikipedia....es_Bond_in_film
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

my favorite bonds:
Connery
Moore
Brosnan

in that order.

Not really a fan of Craig, at all.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

Craig suits the overall feel of the 'darker' James Bond reboot. I think people got tired of the old Bond stereotype.

After seeing Craig's performance in Layer Cake, i thought 'Man, if this guy wasn't blonde and grew a couple inches, he'd be a perfect James Bond.'

Anyway, if the alternative was Jason Statham or Robbie Williams, i'm happy with Craig.

Jude Law: Not actiony enough.
Heath Ledger: Too dead.
Eric Bana: Bah.
Colin Firth: Too old, weak and Bridget Jonesy.
Orlando Bloom: No thanks.
Hugh Grant: Hahaha. No thanks.

Craig's signed on for two more movies. James McAvoy (Professor X) from X-Men First Class is rumoured to take over, but i'd sooner pick Michael Fassbender (Magneto). Seems much more Bond-like. Esp. if they want to continue the 'darker' Bond theme. However, he's too German. Way too German.

Another decent Bond would be Tom Hardy. (Bane) He is British. But he has bulked up perhaps a bit too much for his recent roles and he isn't quite polished enough for Bond.

Whatever. Problem for years away.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Any of Connery's first three, or The Living Daylights are an excellent choice.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

All the old Bond pictures have been restored from the original negatives using the Lowry digital restoration and are included in the new Bond 50 22 Blu-Ray disc set.
http://www.blu-ray.c...-Blu-ray/36569/

Collectible box set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray disc in one complete offering for the first time.

Collection includes all 22 James Bond feature films from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace and more than 130 hours of bonus features including never-before-seen content from the Bond archives, and more.

One disc of brand new bonus content approximately one hour in length.

9 titles available on Blu-ray for the first time ever: Goldeneye, Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, The Living Daylights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Diamonds are Forever, A View to a Kill and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Box set includes an open slot for forthcoming James Bond film (Skyfall).



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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

Craig's signed on for two more movies.


Really?

For some reason I thought this was his last
Or maybe I am thinking of director :huh: :unsure:
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

Bestbuy has the Bond blu-rays on sale for $10. They also include a coupon for $10 towards the price of a Skyfall ticket. If you are planning to see Skyfall anyways, you might as well pick one up, as it's basically free.

I picked up Dr. No and Goldfinger. Planning to see Skyfall with the lady. As WetCoaster mentioned, the movies have been restored and look incredible on Blu-Ray.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:35 PM

^ I've seen 'Craig confirmed signed on for 2 more Bond movies' and 'Craig wants to quit Bond' on the same google search. Didn't look into what is the truth though.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

i thought this was craig's last bond too.

word on the street is bond may be black in the next film.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

Yep, Idris Elba is in talks to be the next Bond - he's a black British actor best known for playing Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire.

But I read an interview with Craig last week where he said he will be doing one or two more, so won't be for 5yrs or so.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

Definitely worth watching!

Obviously the technology and visual effects will seem dated, but they are still classics.


Each of the different actors brought a different Bond to the table. Like others have said, I would watch them in chronological order so you watch the evolution of the character, the film-making techniques, and the technology.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

The Timothy Dalton movies (The Living Daylights and License to Kill) seems much closer to the modern Daniel Craig's James Bond. Obviously the special effects and stunts aren't as good as nowadays, but Dalton's Bond is more grittier and less campy. There are no "superhuman" antagonist where there's some bad guy who can bite through rocks or bend metals bars with his pinkies or something.
This version doesn't rely on super gadgets and he does get his butt handed to him at times.... it's up to you to decide whether it's more "realistic" or he's just extremely lucky.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

i thought this was craig's last bond too.

word on the street is bond may be black in the next film.

Yep, Idris Elba is in talks to be the next Bond - he's a black British actor best known for playing Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire.

But I read an interview with Craig last week where he said he will be doing one or two more, so won't be for 5yrs or so.


What?! Why would they change the ethnicity of the character that much?
Not trying to sound racist, but Bond is an Anglo-Saxon white dude. Heck, even having a "blond" Bond was already crazy enough.

If they want to include someone of colour into the movie (which they have many times already), just make that person play 008 (hinted to be as good as James Bond) and give him a prominent role.
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