Bond film ranking tournament. FRWL vs TB and DAD vs QOS

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  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    edited May 2019 Posts: 3,337
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    DN
    LALD

    I wanted to go GF. But after last week's viewing of DN, it made me realize how much I enjoy DN more.

    Having watched both of them quite recently, I must admit I enjoyed DN a lot more too. There is something about DN’s atmosphere and low-keyism (if that’s a word) that I really like.

    LALD and OP have very distinctive appeals which I both like, but Cold War and East Germany feel much more Bondian than voodoo and supernatural even though I can appreciate that kind of thing as well.

    Bond going against Voodoo and the occult is the most interesting and unique concept in the series and that's why it's one of my favorites. I honestly wish they would have done more. Like having Samedi toy with Bond in the dark underground caverns in Kanangas lair.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 17,617
    DN, a film in which Bond plays an active part.

    OP, a film made by a strong team that doesn't always get the praise it deserves.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
    edited May 2019 Posts: 715
    GF, the quintessential Bond
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    OP, both aren't my faves, but I do enjoy it more
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
    Posts: 35,999
    Smuggling and atom bombs for me this time-GF and OP.
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    GF

    LALD
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited May 2019 Posts: 15,423
    DN. Definitely. Bond at his very best!

    Now, I'm struggling with this since I'm not a fan of either, but seeing as I'm not fond of the 70s, despite seeing Roger in his prime, I'll take OP.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    edited May 2019 Posts: 337
    GF. Closer than you may think. Like several people have commented, I do like the “low-key” vibe to DN (not including Ursula Andress’s bikini that is).

    LALD. OP was my first true Bond movie and I just adore Maud Adams, so this is a really hard choice. In the end LALD gets my vote because I find Yaphet Kotto’s Mister Big more interesting (IMO) than OP’s villain combo of Kamal Khan (Louis Jourdan) and General Orlov (Steven Berkoff). Plus, you have a great McCartney theme song.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "Better cold with them on, than dead with them off, I always say."Moderator
    Posts: 11,138
    DN vs GF - While DN is rough around the edges, GF beyond being "iconic" just doesn't float my boat

    LALD vs OP - LALD isn't so much a bad film, but I only tend to watch it when i'm having a Bondathon. OP I am more likely to watch any time I feel like watching a Moore film (which admittedly isn't that often).
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    GF
    LALD
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    DN
    &
    LALD
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
    Posts: 2,693
    DN
    &
    LALD
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    edited May 2019 Posts: 2,673
    DN
    LALD


    Caribbean Bond for me
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 1,140
    DN
    LALD
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    DN

    &

    OP
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 8,973
    DN > GF - Tough decision here. GF delivers arguably the finest first hour of any Bond film, but I lose a bit of interest afterwards. DN, while rough around the edges, appeals as a tight little detective thriller, and although the majority of the film is set in JM, it is used extremely well.

    LALD > OP - A personal favourite - the voodoo themes are unique and interesting.
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    DN & OP
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
    Posts: 35,999
    DN beats GF 18-17

    LALD beats OP 18-17 too.

    Round 94:

    TB vs FYEO

    and

    GE vs SP
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,108
    TB
    GE
    Bam, easy.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    Posts: 5,456
    FYEO has (on and off) been my favourite Moore Bond movie now and then, in spite of all its shortcomings - while TB has always been one of my least favourite Connery films.

    While I much prefer the Craig era over the Brosnan reign, Brosnan's best is still better than Craig's possibly worst (not sure if that shouldn't be QOS, but it's not in the running here). So choice no. 2 is GE.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    Posts: 3,337
    TB
    GE
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    TB over FYEO
    GE over SP
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,932
    FYEO over TB

    GE over SP
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 28,804
    TB, with fair ease, but not a rout by any means.
    GE, solidly and decisively.
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    TB
    GE
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    Posts: 3,016
    TB and GE
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Belgium's biggest Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby and Éric Serra fan!
    Posts: 4,031
    TB
    GE
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,673
    FYEO and GE
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    FYEO, though it could easily be TB.
    SP, without a doubt over the over-rated GE
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 8,973
    TB > FYEO
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    GE > SP
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  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
    Posts: 2,693
    TB
    GE
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