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Inspired by the thread in the music discussion thread - you know the routine, whats your favourite and least favourite Bond films.

My favourite of the old films is probably On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which although Lazenby was a bit shit, is an excellent film. Also, the first one I saw was The Man With Golden Gun so I always hold that one in high regard.

On the rubbish side, I always found Thunderball a little bit boring and Live & Let Die is a little bit silly.

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I'm trying to remember if I have actually seen them all, I think I may have skipped the last Pierce Brosnan one, and one of the Timothy Dalton ones. Also I think I switched off Octopussy halfway through.

It's an English bank holiday today, so surely one of them will be on ITV about 5.30.

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Ive never seen either of the Dalton ones, saw part of one and just didnt take to him.

My favourite Bond overall is Sean Connery, out of his films Ive always liked You Only Live Twice the most since I was a bairn, Donald Pleasance is the definitive Blofeld for me and it has the classic hollowed out volcano as evil genius base, plus Sean Connery as the least convincing Oriental since Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffanys but still gets away with it. From Russia With Love is ace as is Goldfinger. In fact I just like all his Bond films.

Ive always liked On Her Majestys Secret Service as it has the best music and a good plot. As Lucky mentions, Lazenby is pants though, pity Connery never did that one.

Ive always quite liked Live and Let Die and The Man With the Golden Gun for Roger Moore, his films got increasingly stupid and less satisfying as he got older.

Pierce Brosnan started off well in Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies suffered from a crap plot, The World is Not Enough was better but Die Another Day was pretty cack. Invisible cars? Away min.

Daniel Craig has been good so far, although Quantuum of Solace was a bit disappointing in comparison to Casino Royale.

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Sean Connery - best: Goldfinger - worst: Diamonds Are Forever

George Lazenby - On Her Maj Secret Service - Good movie (Would have been even better if Connery did it)

Roger Moore - best: The Spy Who Loved Me - worst: Octopussy (A View To A Kill - joint equal)

Timothy Dalton - Loved both his movies,

Pierce Brosnan - best: Goldeneye - worst: Die Another Day

Daniel Craig - Can't comment as haven't watched his entries.

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Sean C's my fave!!

I really quite liked Daniel Craig as bond, definitely has the sex appeal needed. Unlike Brosnan his films were just crappy explosive hollywood dick cheese!

Truth. Whereas the Connery ones were mostly just him and a gun (with a couple of nifty gadgets) the Brosnan ones became much more about special effects and product placement that they basically became a 2 hour long advert for Nokia and BMW with shitloads of explosions. The series badly needed a reboot I think.

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Truth. Whereas the Connery ones were mostly just him and a gun (with a couple of nifty gadgets) the Brosnan ones became much more about special effects and product placement that they basically became a 2 hour long advert for Nokia and BMW with shitloads of explosions. The series badly needed a reboot I think.

yeah exactly. I think thats why I liked Casino Royal, cause it was too over the top with effects and ridiculous stunts.

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favourites: From Russia With Love, On her Majesties Secret Service.

Worst: Tomorrow Never Dies.

Dalton and Craig's performances are the closest to the bond that Flemming wrote about in the books.

The Best Books are From Russia With Love , Live and Let Die and Thunderball.

Has anyone noticed that Bruce Lee's Enter The Dragon rips off Dr No's plot.

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