Is Pierce Brosnan really all that bad ??

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  • Posts: 11,425
    If they wanted him that much, then they probably deserved him too.

    Anyone have any idea of how much this idea that the public wanted Brosnan also applied outside the U.S.? My recollection was that Brosnan was hardly known in the UK.
  • Posts: 1,394
    Pierce Brosnan is a great actor and was terrific as Bond.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    I'd say competent actor instead of great.
  • Posts: 11,189
    I know one of my former work colleagues wanted him as Bond back in the 80s - she's British.
  • Posts: 11,425
    Personally he was a totally unknown quantity. I went into GE with an open mind and came out crestfallen. Having said that I was a Dalton fan, even then.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited July 2015 Posts: 23,883
    AstonLotus wrote: »
    Pierce Brosnan is a great actor and was terrific as Bond.
    I beg to differ on the bold part.
    doubleoego wrote: »
    I'd say competent actor instead of great.
    Agreed.
    Sark wrote: »
    Brosnan was the Bond the public wanted, but not the one it deserved.
    100% agreed on this.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Someone has to be inferior. Too bad all the others were so good.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Someone has to be inferior. Too bad all the others were so good.
    *cough.*Lazenby*cough.*

    At least Brosnan actually went to an acting school and tried. Lazenby's dodgy accent sounded almost full American at times.

  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Someone has to be inferior. Too bad all the others were so good.
    *cough.*Lazenby*cough.*

    At least Brosnan actually went to an acting school and tried. Lazenby's dodgy accent sounded almost full American at times.

    Atleast Brosnan didn't get dubbed for half of GE. ;)
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    Movie wise Lazenby has a hell of a batting average though
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    I still prefer Lazenby. Different strokes for different folks. (Harold Robbins reference)
  • edited July 2015 Posts: 11,189
    The issue I have with Laz is that, while he is good with the physical stuff, his voice sounds the same throughout the majority of the film.

    Even when Broz is stiff his voice does have a bit more variety than Laz's.

    @Thunderfinger. R would probably say that came from "Harold Robinson" ;)
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    I personally prefer Lazenby too, but I still like Brosnan too. Moore and Dalton are my personal least favorites, but I still like them as well.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    BAIN123 wrote: »
    The issue I have with Laz is that, while he is good with the physical stuff, his voice sounds the same throughout the majority of the film.

    Even when Broz is stiff his voice does have a bit more variety than Laz's.

    @Thunderfinger. R would probably say that came from "Harold Robinson" ;)

    Did I say Robbins? That awful awful writer. Pissed on his girlfriend in the bathtub once. Of course I meant Robbinson. Charles Robbins. On.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    When Brosnan did finally get the role in '95 I was surprised how well he fit.
    I recently watched an episode of Remington Steele and was struck by how funny Brosnan was in it... he REALLY toned that down for his Bond.
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    I agree with the comment that Craig's tenure has elevated the series again to its 60s heights in terms of quality and pop culture recognition.

    Brosnan in hindsight is like Roger Moore without the irony. He's not menacing in any way, not dangerous. They tried but it's implausible. A mean look here, a thoughtful squint there.

    They tried to make him human by hurting his shoulder! Come on. Look at how multi faceted Craig's bond is. And the depth of character.

    And all the action in Twine is just risible. They had truly run out of inspiration there.

    The first half of TND is great though.
  • RC7RC7
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    Matt007 wrote: »
    Come on. Look at how multi faceted Craig's bond is. And the depth of character.

    There's certainly depth. Not sure how much light and shade there is. I find DC can come across as monotone at times. I thought Brosnan brought a great amount of charisma.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Brosnan had no edge is one of the biggest strikes against him that I often hear.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Not menacing? BAH!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Brosnan was an awesome Bond. There's a case to be made that he was the best cinematic Bond. He & Dalton are my two personal favourites, even though Connery is the coolest.
  • ThomasCrown76ThomasCrown76 Augusta, ks
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    Jesus Christ, how many people did Brosnan kill in four movies?? And he's not dangerous??
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Pierce Brosnan in Bondo: First Blood. :))
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Machine gun Bond.
  • ThomasCrown76ThomasCrown76 Augusta, ks
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    Well he's got a license to do it, might as well plug away
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    It's time to kick @$$ and drink a martini, and I'm all out of martini's.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Not menacing? BAH!

    Watching this actually makes me relieved and thankful that we have DC as Bond now.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Yeah yeah... [-(
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    My money's on Brosnan. :)>-
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    Mine too. :D
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited July 2015 Posts: 17,730
    Murdock wrote: »
    It's time to kick @$$ and drink a martini, and I'm all out of martini's.

    :)) LOL

    @DaltonCraig007 you're makin' me put on November Man now...
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