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After reading the article on the Guardian website today suggesting that Daniel Craig has surpassed Sean Connery as James Bond it got me thinking. I've always associated Bond with Roger Moore, but that may be because of my age.

 

I know Connery gets all the plaudits for being the best Bond, and he may very well be, but is there a case for Craig having surpassed him? Or are either of them even the best Bond there's been?

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Personally I think the Moore films are the best Bonds, The Spy who loved me is for me the best film in the series however, I think if Dalton had more time in the role and had done another 2 or so I would prefer him as I really liked his Bond and the way he played it but Moore's longevity shades it for me.

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Someone needs to bump that thread on here about the correct order, I think it was Butch and Gladders that did it?

 

I'll go with Connery. The only one I'm not to keen on is Brosnan, I don't dislike him as such, he just seems a bit too smarmy.

 

Watched OHMSS for the first time recently- Lazenby criminally underrated. His final scene is incredible, so moving. His agent is a stupid cunt.

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I've gone for Connery. I do like Daniel Craig as Bond, but I think it's a bit too early to be making a case for him as the best ever. I tend to prefer the Bonds who are a bit edgier and look fairly believable as killers, so I find Roger Moore's films entertaining, but to be taken with a huge dose of salt. Similarly, Brosnan is just too polished for my liking. Dalton could have done with going longer in the role - loved License to Kill, but not so much The Living Daylights.

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Everyone not saying Moore, stop doing Bond wrong.

 

Brosnan all the way. That could be entirely down to my age, as Brosnan was everywhere as Bond when I grew up, but it could also be down to the fact that Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies are two of my favourite films ever.

 

Tomorrow Never Dies is a terrible, terrible film.

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Despite Moore being Bond while I was growing up, there was something more believable and valid about Connery and Bond films during the 60s with the cars and villains. He was also sexy as hell which none of the others were.

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Despite Moore being Bond while I was growing up, there was something more believable and valid about Connery and Bond films during the 60s with the cars and villains. He was also sexy as hell which none of the others were.

Really?

 

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I liked Brosnan as Bond, but his films were very hit and miss.

 

Daniel Craig is still my least favourite Bond. The trailer for Skyfall where he jumps/falls into an unconvincingly disintegrating CGI train carriage and then adjusts his cuffs a la Goldeneye 64 cutscene makes me cringe.

 

He can't do suave like Connery or Moore could. He tries, but just ends up pouting.

 

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Bond doesn't pout.

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While Goldeneye is one of my favourites and Brosnan had a lot to give as a good all rounder for Bond most of his films were the shits and that holds him back.

Again while I love some of the Moore story's he never did much for me as bond and lacked a gritty edge. He always stuck me as a smarmy twat who needed a good kicking.

 

Dalton has the best all round mix for me I think as a film and bond, I liked the story and style of them and the way he played bond, but I'd not argue he is the best bond just perhaps my favourite. For the "best" its Between Moore and Sean as far as I'm concerned, both defined the films in their own way.

 

Edit: We can all agree quantum of solace was total shite too can't we. Just fucking awful.

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The only Bond film I like is Casino Royale (remake), so on that basis it's Daniel Craig.

 

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Bond is the most boring movie franchise in history. Also, if anyone actually knew someone like Bond (minus the secret agent stuff) they would think he's a stuck up smarmy ponce who they'd like to punch in the face. He's a prick.

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Despite Moore being Bond while I was growing up, there was something more believable and valid about Connery and Bond films during the 60s with the cars and villains.

This pretty much sums how I feel. Growing up an 80s child, Bond was Moore or Dalton. For me it was always Moore, until I watched the Connery films a few years ago and I saw why so many people claim him as the best Bond. I think he had it all. I haven't seen Dalton since I was a kid, but Iget the feeling I'll really like him. He looks quite handy.

 

I like Craig so far-but I really liked him in Layer Cake, which is almost the same character. And yes, Quantum of Solace is a bit pony.

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The only Bond film I like is Casino Royale (remake), so on that basis it's Daniel Craig.

 

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Bond is the most boring movie franchise in history. Also, if anyone actually knew someone like Bond (minus the secret agent stuff) they would think he's a stuck up smarmy ponce who they'd like to punch in the face. He's a prick.

 

See folks, this is the wrong answer. Pick whichever actor you like, you can't be more incorrect than this. Good show.

 

They're all rather marvellous in their own ways aren't they? I was talkign the other day with someone about the Bodn films, being a bit of a fan myself, and they were surprised to hear there were Bond films I found boring. But that's the point isn't it?? The series has somethign for pretty much everyone, and pretty much everyone has their own Bond.

 

If you are going to debate Connery and Craig than it's worth mentioning that while Connery has done more, his performance is only really top notch in the first four. After that it drops off and I don't think anyone would say their Bond is a man who doesn't want to be there.

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