The Anti-Overrated Thread

ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
edited April 2016 in Bond Movies Posts: 1,984
Continuing the trend against negativity, and seeing that there is a thread for people to discuss films and actors that they think are overrated, I've decided to make a thread where people can shoot these arguments down. Tired of hearing people bash Connery? Had enough of the "Thunderball's underwater scenes drag it down!" or the "The Spy Who Loved Me is so overrated - it doesn't ever manage to beat the union jack jump!" or "I don't see why Goldfinger is cherished by Bond fans - it's such a boring film..."? Well, feel free to shoot those damned arguments down in this thread.


  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,021
    Overrated Bond movies don't exist imho.
    Overhyped yes.

    I'll never understand that Goldfinger is called overrated by some people.
    The same goes for TSWLM and GE.
    If you don't like the actor it still can be a great movie IF one can lose his prejudices.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,384
    Love the sentiment =D>
    I've been into Bond since I was about 12, So that 40 years a Bond fan. ;)
    I love them all even DAD and Moonraker ( both I've recently watched).
    Although I also love the rebooted 007 with Daniel.
    I realise we all have different opinions and in fact see different things
    In these great movies, but honestly I love them all, I'll not go into too much
    Boring detail, but I have so many great memories of lying on the floor as a
    Kid watching Bond with my Dad, then in the Cinema that I can't bring myself
    To criticize them. :))
    I just sit back and enjoy them. So will look forward to reading this thread. :)
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
    edited April 2016 Posts: 4,151
    Gotta say, I completely agree with @Thunderpussy above. I love all Bond movies and all the Bond actors, being a fan for over 30 years I must do. Don't get me wrong, depending on my mood I can always enjoy a movie or actor less than another, but I'll always have massive affection for all.

    Looking forward to reading more in this thread.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,384
    On a few of the examples mentioned by @ForYourEyesOnly,
    Goldfinger, was the template for every film that followed, that has to be respected.
    TB, the underwater sequences are awesome, something cinema audiences of the
    60s have never seen before. In fact we've never seen since. It was done on a truly
    epic scale, and was pushing the boundaries of what could be done.
    The Ski jump in TSWLM, was a huge visual statement " Bond is Back!", it got
    cheers in many cinemas and the film gave the series a great shot in the arm.
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 7,476
    When anyone says 'overrated' I immediately think, Overrated by who?
    Bond fans?
    The general public?
    All of the above?

  • ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
    Posts: 1,984
    Any will do.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe Given the circumstances
    Posts: 7,331
    There are no overrated movies, only overrated opinions.
  • CatchingBulletsCatchingBullets
    Posts: 292
    Sometimes a Bond film can be a cheap warm beer or sometimes it can be a flute of Bollinger at the perfect temperature. Either way, it's still Bond.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
    Posts: 13,384
    There is a Bond film for every mood. ;)
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