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Who is your favorite bond?

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I think I saw one of the movies a very long time ago.

 

FYI, I was looking in the Vudu channel on the Roku.  This week around 22 Bond movies showed up in the free to watch with ads section.  I don't know if they're in any of the other free or pay services, didn't look, just thought I'd mention they are free now.  You might be able to go to vudu.com and watch them in a regular browser on the computer, but I've never tested that.  I know they also sometimes do marathons of them on tv.

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3 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

I’m a big fan of Sean Connery, but I have to say Daniel Craig is probably my favorite. The MRS says Pierce  Brosnan , I didn’t mind him but not a big fan of the movies. 

Best to not so best for me

Craig

Connery

Lazenby

Dalton

Brosnan

Moore 

I agree, except Pierce Brosnan has to be last. He was too much a pretty boy to be bond. Daniel Craig's perfect. I have every Bond, and I've watched them all several times

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2 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

For real though, those electric cars will blow the doors off internal combustion like nobody’s business. They just don’t fuel so quickly...😕

Now how about we invent and patent an electric funnel?

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Interesting that you guys like Daniel Craig as Bond. I was a big Bond fan until he came along, then quit watching. I can't stand him in that role. But, the movies changed then too after Albert Broccoli died. Before that, Bond never really cared about the money and usually got up unscathed from a fight. They were more comedic than realistic with the verbal quips and innuendo. The original Casino Royale took that to the extreme. The Craig movies are just like any other slasher/adventure, and you can't understand half of what he says either. What's the good of having a British accent if you can't enunciate or be a cunning linguist? 

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1 hour ago, yellowrosefarm said:

Interesting that you guys like Daniel Craig as Bond. I was a big Bond fan until he came along, then quit watching. I can't stand him in that role. But, the movies changed then too after Albert Broccoli died. Before that, Bond never really cared about the money and usually got up unscathed from a fight. They were more comedic than realistic with the verbal quips and innuendo. The original Casino Royale took that to the extreme. The Craig movies are just like any other slasher/adventure, and you can't understand half of what he says either. What's the good of having a British accent if you can't enunciate or be a cunning linguist? 

I agree.  Sprinkled within most of the original Fleming based movies was a lot of corny, tongue in cheek humor.  That fit perfectly with the outlandish villains and their crazy schemes. 

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12 hours ago, searcyfarms said:

never watched any bond - was always a john wayne, clint eastwood kinda guy 

they were a lil too cheezy for me 

Oh, if You want Cheezy,  watch an "In like Flint" or "Our Man Flint" movies. James Colburn as Flint.  Great comic relief.

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i dont like cheezy, thinks like those mel brooks airplane type things are unwatchable to me but i know im an oddball, i think the brought in a lot of $$

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2 hours ago, Atilathehun99 said:

I agree.  Sprinkled within most of the original Fleming based movies was a lot of corny, tongue in cheek humor.  That fit perfectly with the outlandish villains and their crazy schemes. 

Daniel Craig himself has said similar things. He said to look for this next one (or was it the last one?) to have the melodrama toned down, and a little more innuendo and to be punnier. 

But, Bond was always foremost, a cold unfeeling killer. Brosnan and Moore just never seemed believable to me in that role. Connery nailed both the killer and the lover/comedian, and I think Craig is certainly capable of both (look at some of his other work for funny).

I love the new Bond the most, but i didn't grow up with the Bond franchise. I got into it all at once ca. 2003. So my perspective is not the same.

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My favs are Connery Moore, probably mainly because thats what i grew up with. Haven't really sat down and watched any of the newer ones. Im sure those guys are fine too. As said the early ones are a bit corny and cheesy but then again it was all fantasy and in a sense maybe poked fun at its self because of it.  I enjoyed them at the time. Agree i have a hard time watching a Mel Brookes film start to finish but they have their place too.

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59 minutes ago, KWRB said:

 

But, Bond was always foremost, a cold unfeeling killer. Brosnan and Moore just never seemed believable to me in that role. 

I agree on Brosnan but Moore, you must not have seen his movies.  Course those are the ones I grew up with.

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2 hours ago, searcyfarms said:

i dont like cheezy, thinks like those mel brooks airplane type things are unwatchable to me but i know im an oddball, i think the brought in a lot of $$

The Flint movies get more into the special gadgets,  ejection seats from cars, hidden compartments,   and an endless supply of girl villains.  Similar to a Bond movie but more Bond than a Bond movie.  Not at all like the Mel Brooks SpaceBalls or Airplane movies.  It's kinda hard to find a Flint movie,  where as there's Bond movies every weekend I think, and same with The Mel Brooks stuff.

My favorite shows are "How It's Made" and "Modern Marvels" plus most of what the Science Channel and Nat'l Geographic channel show.

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I like the smooth playboy that Brosnan portrayed.  I like the versatility and finesse that Connery brought to the role. I appreciate the gritty, emotional side that Craig embodies.   

Bond ladies: Jill St. John in Diamonds are Forever and  Isabella Scorupzo in Goldeneye.

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The Dean Martin Matt Helm movies are a hoot also.

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Connery is the true Bond, James Bond............!

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Gotta love it

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6 hours ago, Big Bud guy said:

Course those are the ones I grew up with.

It's probably why i liked Brosnan the best. He was Bond when I was growing up. When Dalton was Bond i was too young to get into it and when Craig became Bond I was in my early twenties so that growing up with him thing didn't apply. 

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22 hours ago, searcyfarms said:

never watched any bond - was always a john wayne, clint eastwood kinda guy 

they were a lil too cheezy for me 

I was a bit like you, until I saw Daniel Craig brought a bit more rawness to it. So you liked Bridges over Madison County?

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4 hours ago, 5288IH said:

I was a bit like you, until I saw Daniel Craig brought a bit more rawness to it. So you liked Bridges over Madison County?

i dont remember seeing that one, havent even heard of it - i dont come out from under my rock too often

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High interest is mine

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18 hours ago, searcyfarms said:

i dont remember seeing that one, havent even heard of it - i dont come out from under my rock too often

Google Bridges of Maddison County

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probably some chick flick lol 

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50 minutes ago, searcyfarms said:

probably some chick flick lol 

Yea in many ways it was.  It was also a very good film nominated and won many awards.......if that makes any difference to some here?  Maybe not.

In this one Clint bolstered his creds as being more than a "tough guy, guns blazing, tough guy" protagonist.

Even though I may not agree w/ all of Clint's political positions that has no effect on my opinion of how I view his work.  He's proven himself to be a great actor, director, and producer.

- Just sayin   

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