Bond film ranking tournament. FRWL vs AVTAK, GF vs LTK, MR vs DAD

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
    Posts: 36,635
    The Connery films easily beat the Brosnan films for me.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 1,428
    No big fan of YOLT: TND wins
    DAD or FRWL...let's see...hmmmm... FRWL!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
    Posts: 36,635
    YOLT beats TND 17-9

    FRWL beats DAD 25-1

    Round 108:

    LALD vs DAD

    and

    TSWLM vs CR
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited August 2019 Posts: 17,746
    LALD
    Most beautiful Bond girl versus one of the most beautiful Bond girls... difficult.
    Moore not quite as good as he'll eventually be versus Brosnan very good indeed... difficult.
    Outrageously silly plot versus outrageously silly plot... difficult.

    I guess my gut feeling more than anything else tells me that LALD is where it's at, although having warmed up to the silliness of DAD, I can honestly say that on any other day, this vote might be different.

    CR
    TSWLM is an outstanding Roger Moore Bond flick, and one we owe a great deal of gratitude (it secured the "survival" of the cinematic Bond in a sense) but then the same goes for CR. Point is, TWSLM is fun-fun-fun, just one happy blast of a Bond film, spectacle guaranteed, awesomeness redefined. But CR, while not as "grand" in scope or "unbelievable! will you look at that!" in ambition, has, since '06, been a darling of mine; not merely one of the best Bonds ever but generally speaking one of the very best movies ever made. Every single detail flawlessly and harmoniously fits the whole. Like a complex mathematical equation leading to that one sought-after solution, like all five thousand parameters of a Bond film configured to stunning perfection, CR has spoken to me in ways that have moved me to tears. I simply cannot fathom choosing any Bond film over CR with, perhaps a few exceptions for purely emotional reasons. Unfortunately, TSWLM, while certainly one of the great epics in the series, cannot compete with CR. TSWLM is warm wood, CR is spotless marble--and I prefer the latter.
  • Posts: 9,997
    LALD over DAD easily.

    CR over TSWLM handily, even though I love both.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited August 2019 Posts: 5,120
    DAD
    CR
  • BondAficionadoBondAficionado Former IMDBer
    Posts: 1,739
    LALD and CR (2006).
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    Posts: 3,411
    LALD
    CR
  • Posts: 3,839
    LALD
    CR
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,955
    YOLT beats TND 17-9

    FRWL beats DAD 25-1

    Round 108:

    LALD vs DAD

    and

    TSWLM vs CR

    Proud to have been the only vote for DAD. As for this round:

    DAD over LALD

    CR over TSWLM, but painfully close.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 2,683
    LALD & CR
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 9,042
    LALD over DAD by an arm's length
    CR over TSWLM by a camel's hair
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 29,103
    LALD, easily.
    CR, only one or two spots apart in my rankings, but a solid decision regardless.
  • Posts: 383
    LALD, but not easily.
    TSWLM easily. A great example of a classic Bond film, and the one I would use to introduce Moore for sure.
  • BennyBenny Perth, Western AustraliaModerator
    Posts: 10,106
    LALD over DAD. LALD wins by a large margin. Though DAD is a lot of fun.
    CR over TSWLM. Much closer, both films reside in my top ten (deservedly) only a few spots apart.
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
    Posts: 6,932
    LALD - One of my favorites vs. my least favorite.

    CR - Painful decision here. Two of the greats imho, but CR is definitely better.
  • LALD and CR. Easy ones!
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 1,428
    LALD
    CR
  • infoviseinfovise Ireland
    Posts: 102
    LALD- Not even close.

    CR- Very, very close.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,140
    LALD, despite Pepper and his boorish antics.

    CR, Spy is truly an outstanding Bondian experience, yet CR trumps it quite handily.
  • Posts: 2,549
    LALD without a pause
    And
    CR, also easy, as I find Spy rather over-rated.
  • Agent7777Agent7777 England
    Posts: 36
    LALD Easy

    CR Not so easy
  • Posts: 5,449
    Both are very easy:
    LALD
    CR
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    Posts: 3,060
    LALD & CR
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 2,722
    DAD

    CR
    .

    The first time I've voted for two 21st century Bond films over two 20th century ones. A very rare occurrence for me.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    Posts: 5,662
    LALD miles over DAD. The worst Bond movie by far remains the worst Bond movie by far against whatever.
    While TSWLM definitely, but not by miles, will have to yield to CR.
  • Posts: 567
    I'll have to take LALD and CR. Both quite easily
  • AntiLocqueBrakesAntiLocqueBrakes The edge
    edited August 2019 Posts: 514
    LALD - DAD should be excluded from polling
    CR - I like TSWLM though
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 457
    LALD. Despite a fine first hour, DAD winds up being bottom feeder for me. There are days where I’d actually rank CR’67 ahead of it.
    CR. Both movies are in my top ten.
  • Posts: 19,339
    LALD
    &
    CR
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