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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Your Favourite Bond/Bond film?
Poll: Your Favourite Bond/Bond film?
Never seen a Bond film
Can't Decide
I prefer the books
Does Johnny English Count?
Don't like the Bond films
Dr No
From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
On Her Majesties Seccret Service
Diamonds are Forever
Live and Let Die
The Man with the Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
For Your Eyes Only
A View to a Kill
The Living Daylights
License to Kill
Tommorow Never Dies
The World is Not Enough
Die Another Day
Casino Royale
Qauntum of Solace
Never Say Never Again
Casino Royale (1954)
Casino Royale (1967)
Bond 24-Its not out yet but will be great!
Happy and Glorious (2012 Olympics)
Sean Connery
George Lazenby (remember him?)
Roger Moore
Timothy Dalton
Peirce Brosnan
Daniel Craig
Don't really have a favourite
I hate all of them!!
View Results (89 votes)


Aug 5 2013, 6:29pm

Post #1 of 24 (469 views)
Your Favourite Bond/Bond film? Can't Post

For me its a tie between The Living Daylights (first I saw) and On Her Majesties Secret Service (the best film in the series IMO, though with the second to worst Bond...I'll choose Lazenby over Roger Moore any day), with Casino Royale, Skyfall, You only Live Twice (best song at least) and Goldfinger just missing out.

Fave Bond (and best IMO)-Daniel Craig.

How about you?

(This post was edited by Ataahua on Aug 5 2013, 7:19pm)


Aug 5 2013, 6:40pm

Post #2 of 24 (335 views)
Whoops posted it before I allowed Multiple answers... [In reply to] Can't Post

Curse that editing window!

Superuser / Moderator

Aug 5 2013, 7:21pm

Post #3 of 24 (316 views)
I've edited it to allow multiple posts. [In reply to] Can't Post

I went for On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Skyfall, and Daniel Craig. I hope he sticks with the franchise for a while because I like what he does with the character.


Aug 5 2013, 7:23pm

Post #4 of 24 (308 views)
Thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

And great choices! Smile

Grey Havens

Aug 5 2013, 7:28pm

Post #5 of 24 (309 views)
Sean Connery for Bond, OHMSS for best Bond film... [In reply to] Can't Post

There is only one Bond for me and he is Sean Connery (even matches the book's depiction of him, except for the blonde hair and the overt chauvinism, which was toned down slightly for the movies), and On Her Majesty's Secret Service for proving that Bond had a heart and he lost it to Diana Rigg.

I don't like Daniel Craig's Bond... he's too dour, too short, too blonde (yeah, yeah, I know he matches the book's depiction, but I'm a movie-first fangirl), not at all attractive to me, lacking suaveness, and his interaction with the regular Bond characters just doesn't gel. Oh, and I didn't like Timothy Dalton, either... for the same reasons.

I guess there's a generation gap between some of the older Bond fans like myself who prefer action with a little glitz & glamour 50s-style and as little graphic scenes as possible, and the newer fans who are into graphic gore and "uncouthness". I guess it comes down to how it's presented on-screen, and the new films just don't cut it, IMO.

Superuser / Moderator

Aug 5 2013, 7:34pm

Post #6 of 24 (296 views)
The one who really disappointed me was Pierce Brosnan [In reply to] Can't Post

because I expected great things from him and he didn't deliver, and his movies were weak as well. I remember his films best for Judi Dench's M and John Cleese's Q.


Aug 5 2013, 7:35pm

Post #7 of 24 (307 views)
I grew up watching these....but chose based on my favorite Bond-girl [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll disclaim that I haven't seen any of the Craig films. My exposure mostly stopped after I graduated and moved out, as I wasn't necessarily a Bond fan on my own, but my Dad and brother are.

Sooo, I picked For Your Eyes Only, mainly because Melina Havelock was my hands-down favorite bond girl. I mean, beautiful girl with a crossbow? What's not to like for this she-elf?


Aug 5 2013, 9:11pm

Post #8 of 24 (296 views)
You Only Live Twice [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not big on Bond films but I seem to remember that's a nice one Cool

I like the theme tune too Wink

Fredeghar Wayfarer

Aug 6 2013, 6:26pm

Post #9 of 24 (254 views)
Casino Royale [In reply to] Can't Post

It was a tough choice but I have to go with Casino Royale (the new one). I'm a longtime Bond fan and enjoy many of the classic films (especially Goldfinger and Thunderball) but I absolutely love the Daniel Craig version. He's the first Bond who actually looks like he could be doing these things. He's a little more rough around the edges, grizzled, hard, often emotionless, but carrying a deep pain behind his eyes.

The other Bonds, especially Connery, are great but they're a little too suave and playboy-ish for me to really buy them as cold-blooded secret agents. There's a less realistic, more comic-booky feel to the earlier movies with the crazy gadgets, theme villains, and the debonair Bond with his one-liners. That's also a lot of fun (I'm a huge comics fan) but in terms of the overall craftsmanship of the film, Casino Royale was a revelation to me and I thought Skyfall was incredible.

One Ringer
Tol Eressea

Aug 6 2013, 7:20pm

Post #10 of 24 (250 views)
Connery/Goldfinger [In reply to] Can't Post

Connery was my favorite Bond growing up, and I tended to watch his movies the most. Him as my favorite has remained, and I've always loved Goldfinger, especially the idea of Bond being trapped behind enemy lines, but You Only Live Twice is lots of fun, too.

Tol Eressea

Aug 7 2013, 1:05am

Post #11 of 24 (259 views)
Tough one! [In reply to] Can't Post

I picked Live and Let Die....love that one.... I cannot stand the Timothy Dalton movies....or Dalton for that matter. The later Roger Moore movies also get a bit 'cheesey' in my opinion. Daniel Craig may have passed Pierce Brosnan on my fav Bond list.....Goldeneye is one of my all-time favs though. I think Connery is my favourite Bond of all time still......I would probably go this route -

1. Connery
2. Daniel Craig
3. Pierce Brosnan
4. Older Roger Moore's
5. Newer Roger Moore's
6. George Lazenby
100. Timothy Dalton


Aug 7 2013, 3:35am

Post #12 of 24 (250 views)
Cool topic Malickfan [In reply to] Can't Post

Dr. No reigns supreme for me...that Connery Bond is wonderful ('you've had your six'), and Jack Lord as Felix. Great.

Second is Live and Let Die, though I am not a Moore fan overall.


Aug 7 2013, 4:46pm

Post #13 of 24 (224 views)
I've seen only a couple. [In reply to] Can't Post

Once each from Dalton and Brosnan, and to be honest, I wasn't keen on either of them. Too much gratuitous violence and mayhem for my taste.


Aug 7 2013, 6:38pm

Post #14 of 24 (237 views)
Goldfinger/Timothy Dalton [In reply to] Can't Post

IMHO, Timothy Dalton is the most underrated Bond actor of them all. He's head and shoulders above Daniel Craig, because he portrays Bond as Bond should be (a spy, not a big, bulky fighter)

1. Timothy Dalton

2. Pierce Brosnan
3. Sean Connery
4. Roger Moore.

5. Daniel Craig

6. George Lazenby

(This post was edited by macfalk on Aug 7 2013, 6:39pm)


Aug 7 2013, 9:34pm

Post #15 of 24 (226 views)
I think Dalton is badly underated as well, but I love Daniel Craig [In reply to] Can't Post

Both are great actors, but I really like that Craig did his own thing (I personally found Connery, Moore and Brosnan a little too suave for their own good, and I'm glad the Reboot with Casino Royale actually had the courage to reboot many of the aspects of the series-I don't want to see more of the same from a remake) using a similar logic you could say Richard Armitage should have portrayed Thorin as an old arrogant git not a flawed heroic warrior yet you don't see anyone (apart from me) complaining about that...


Aug 7 2013, 9:47pm

Post #16 of 24 (211 views)
I think Craig is decent [In reply to] Can't Post

Not bad or anything, I just think those 4 (Dalton in particular) are better suited for Bond. Craig is better than Lazenby, though, IMO.


Aug 8 2013, 5:40am

Post #17 of 24 (208 views)
Craig [In reply to] Can't Post

i liked many of the connery films as well, but with craig the plots and gritty realism were far more enjoyable for me.

Tol Eressea

Aug 10 2013, 6:12pm

Post #18 of 24 (203 views)
Casino Royale/Graig // [In reply to] Can't Post



Aug 10 2013, 6:45pm

Post #19 of 24 (201 views)
Lots of Love for Craig, very little for Peirce Brosnan [In reply to] Can't Post

Huh, go back five years and the poll's results would probably be the opposite.

No one voted for Die Another Day...now there;s a surprise Wink


Aug 12 2013, 1:15pm

Post #20 of 24 (197 views)
For Your Eyes Only [In reply to] Can't Post

True, Roger Moore is a bit long in the tooth, but the film is the wildest, funnest ride of them all. (BTW, one of the girls in the swimming pool scene used to be a guy.)

Favorite Bond is Sean Connery, especially in Dr. No.

Favorite Bond Girl is Fatima Blush (Barbara Carrera) in Never Say Never Again.

BTW, the books are great and so are the films. Why should I have to choose?

(This post was edited by Darkstone on Aug 12 2013, 1:16pm)


Aug 12 2013, 1:31pm

Post #21 of 24 (208 views)
Never say never again [In reply to] Can't Post

Does that movie really count? Cool


Aug 12 2013, 2:31pm

Post #22 of 24 (183 views)
Moreso than the rest. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's the only Bond film where Ian Fleming actually had a hand in writing the screenplay. Plus it is the only Bond film that was a screenplay before it was a novel/short story/random phrase.

So the 1959 original screenplay Never Say Never Again producer Kevin McClory co-wrote with Fleming and Jack Whittingham is the birth of the "cinematic Bond". Indeed, it would have been the very first theatrical Bond film if Fleming had not "borrowed" much of the screenplay for his 1961 novel Thunderball and thus tied up the film rights in a legal fight.

Grey Havens

Aug 14 2013, 2:37am

Post #23 of 24 (171 views)
For me [In reply to] Can't Post

It's Skyfall for my favorite Bond film, and Craig for my favorite Bond. Though Connery was also great!

Tol Eressea

Aug 24 2013, 12:45pm

Post #24 of 24 (180 views)
I don't really care for Bond films. [In reply to] Can't Post

Some of them are ok i guess, but i find them kind of boring. I've not seen many of them, and i don't seek them out. I haven't even seen a whole Bond film since Roger Moore. It was For Your Eyes Only, and i caught it on cable (when cable was a new thing) as a teen-ager back in the early eighties.


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