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James Bond

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Here's the average of all of our rankings. Numbers in parentheses are the average of our scores. Non-Eon productions weren't rated by everybody, so I put them at "half values" for those who did for calculation purposes (for example, I put Never Say Never Again at 11½ in my list) so that all of the Eon productions are ranked from 1-25. The others are then re-inserted into the overall lists considering the averages only of those who ranked them.
  1. GoldenEye (3.3)
  2. Casino Royale (2006) (4.6)
  3. From Russia with Love (4.9)
  4. Skyfall (5.7)
  5. Goldfinger (6.1)
  6. The Spy Who Loved Me (8.1)
  7. No Time to Die (9.3)
  8. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (10.4)
  9. The Living Daylights (11.3)
  10. Licence to Kill (11.4)
  11. Dr. No (12.4)
  12. Live and Let Die (13.4)
  13. Octopussy (13.9)
  14. You Only Live Twice (14.0)
  15. For Your Eyes Only (14.1)
  16. Thunderball (15.3)
  17. The World Is Not Enough (16.7)
  18. Moonraker (16.9)
  19. The Man with the Golden Gun (17.4)
  20. Tomorrow Never Dies (17.4)
    Never Say Never Again (18.2)
  21. Diamonds Are Forever (18.3)
  22. Spectre (18.4)
  23. A View to a Kill (18.9)
  24. Quantum of Solace (19.6)
    Casino Royale (1954) (23.0)
  25. Die Another Day (23.1)
    Casino Royale (1967) (24.0)
 

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Hilarious supercut of all 328 times James Bond gets punched from Dr No to Spectre.

Some more fun videos from the same YouTuber reviewing Craig's first four movies leading up to No Time to Die:

And Brosnan's before that:
 
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Bonus: Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond
This made-for-TV featurette is basically a clip show editing together random scenes from the first four movies before the release of You Only Live Twice a few weeks later. It also includes a couple of preview scenes of the upcoming movie. In between the clips, which take up probably 90% of the runtime, there are a few new scenes of Moneypenny and her assistant trying to figure out who Bond might be marrying while on his trip to Japan, which I guess sets this during You Only Live Twice. It would be interesting to see these little scenes edited into YOLT, but unforunately it seems that it only exists on tape and I think the drop in quality would be to jarring to actually insert them. Additionally, there are some more scenes of some woman in London plotting to become James Bond's wife, but she also watches YOLT in a cinema, so I guess in the James Bond universe, the Bond movies are some sort of documentary about him?!
 

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I was bored :LOL: so I made a Bond graph of box-office against budget (both adjusted for inflation). Also included the film length (all figures from Wikipedia):

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I notice it wasn't until the Brosnan/Craig era that the movies cost more than a million dollars a minute.
 

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My Blu-Ray came early - before the release date - never had that happen before. Neat. I enjoyed the film, but have mixed feelings on certain aspects. I won't post any story spoilers without marking them. Beautiful cinematography, possibly outdoing Skyfall for best in the series. Music was good, but Zimmer fell back on some familiar motifs from his other works in places. I really hope David Arnold can come back full time in the future. The third act is riddled with some really questionable writing. Rami Malek should have been a slam dunk, but his character is woefully underdeveloped, and his actions and motivations ultimately don't make sense to me beyond a certain point. The action was a step up from everything post-Casino Royale, but other than the big shootout in Cuba, nothing was overly impressive. They went really sci-fi with some of the technology - perhaps even further than anything in the Moore and Brosnan runs. It strikes me as odd, considering how back-to-basics the Craig movies had been up until now. And, like every Bond movie for the past twenty years, it was laden with homages to other movies in the series. There's a lot of new stuff here, which is good - Spectre had more nostalgia than new content. But please, please, please. Can we at the very least retire On Her Majesty's Secret Service for good now? I wish I loved that one as much as most other fans did. I wish I even liked it. And while I think No Time to Die and the Craig era in general took the artistic ambitions of that film and succeeded where it failed - I never, ever want to see any part of that movie referenced again. Short of a shot for shot remake, I don't think it's possible to squeeze any more life out of OHMSS. Let's get a director who has that kind of love for Goldeneye or The Living Daylights.
 

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i'm not sure how i feel about the new 007 movie i just finished watching it and im kind of numb from it
 

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Same here. This movie was ALL over the place and void of solid grounding. I actually paused the movie at one point just to move around, then proceeded to pull out my phone during the 2nd act. This movie felt soft visually. Colors were very warm, but there was a lack of grit throughout. I don't know quite how to put it, but this just felt like an old and tired movie packaged up with the desire to do somethhing hip and grandiose.

What I liked:
The expansion of Bond's character, albeit brief and not given the time and focus it deserved.
Lashana Lynch who played a fantastic MI6 agent. I'd love to see them do a film following her and/or a streaming series.

What I didn't like:
The tired nature of all the characters (M looked like he was going to have a heart attack in almost every scene)
The plot that needed more focus and time to develop
Ana De Armas' character and scenes. She was charming, funny and took care of busiiness, but it was way too comical for me.
Zimmer's score wasn't anything that I'd go seek out to listen to on it's own and that Billy Eilish song was right up there with Sam Smith as the worst of the Daniel Craig era songs.

Current score for me is 6/10

Ordinal Craig era Bond Films: Skyfall > Casino Royale > Spectre > Quantum of Solace > No Time To Die
 
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Every-other James Bond actor has been in a movie with "Gold" in the title, so whoever comes after Daniel Craig better have a Gold. Thus is my only Bond take at the moment.
 

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Only Connery, Moore, and Brosnan have Gold in their titles. Lazenby, Dalton, and Craig do not. Though, technically Craig did a remake of Goldeneye 64 so you can kinda say he did.
 

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I didn't have much interest in seeing No Time to Die, even though I liked Spectre more than most (and certainly preferred it to Skyfall, which was equally dumb and self-serious, but much also much more treacly and self-satisfied). Indeed, I simply am not a Bond fan: I've seen the last nine movies, plus one or two others, and while some are pretty okay, I can't say I really enjoy any of them. When it comes to spy derring-do, I prefer the Mission: Impossible series, and in terms of action franchise flicks overall, I'll sooner go with a mid-tier MCU entry such as Doctor Strange or Guardians 1 (which I consider good, but not great) any day. And I was fine with Bond and Madeleine driving off into the night at the end of Spectre, even if I didn't buy their out-of-nowhere, chemistry-free romance for a moment, so, if it hadn't been a family outing to the movies, I would happily have skipped NTtD.

And, while the movie wasn't terrible, I found myself consistently unengaged by the goings-on. I get that it's still his Vesper trauma or whatever, but when Bond starts out the movie moronic enough to think there's any chance whatsoever he's been long-conned by Madeleine, instead of merely still targeted by the international criminal group run by his vengeful half-brother he was battling days before, it becomes impossible to care about him. Lashana Lynch's agent was credibly badass, but then the movie broke itself with Ana de Armas' character, because if a slim novice field agent can fight as effectively as a 00, what's so special about Bond?

Ergo, since I felt no involvement with the paper-thin Bond character or the absurd story (as others have pointed out, Rami Malek doesn't seem to have any motivation at all for the havoc he kinda threatens to wreak), I just waited, and waited, and waited, for the twists to be over and the movie to conclude. It wasn't terrible, but it certainly wasn't memorable, and I don't see myself returning to the Craig run down the line. Heck, maybe we can just be done with Bond in general?! :p

No Time to Die: C+
 
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