Rank the 5 Daniel Craig Bond films (no discussion, just list)

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  • matt_umatt_u better known as Mr. Roark
    edited January 2022 Posts: 4,343
    Well it was Mendes that directed the most successful Bond ever.
  • KenAustinKenAustin United States
    Posts: 226
    1. Casino Royale
    2. Skyfall
    3. Spectre
    4. No Time To Die
    5. Quantum of Solace
  • GustavGravesGustavGraves Ukraine
    Posts: 15
    1. Casino Royale

    2. No Time to Die
    3. SPECTRE
    4. Skyfall
    (all 3 of similar value to me, hard to rank, 1st and the last unchanged since 2008 for me)

    5. Quantum of Solace
  • LucknFateLucknFate 007 In New York
    edited January 2022 Posts: 1,387
    [GREAT]
    CR
    [GOOD]
    QOS
    [FINE]
    NTTD
    >
    >
    >
    [SLOPPY]
    Skyfall
    Spectre
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 7,517
    Interesting ranking! Not sure I've seen Skyfall described as "sloppy" before, but fair enough. Not one of my favourites either.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    My initial opinion vs. later thought:
    CR- who is this short guy? Okay, a classic I guess.
    QOS- am I watching a f**king Bourne movie? Oh, this is kinda great.
    SF- uck, bad taste in my mouth, and not a lot of it makes sense. Still a bad taste.
    SP- Wow, a fun one, that's different. Still like it despite the stupid s**t.
    NTTD- what a well made slap in the face. Suddenly, SF isn't so bad...
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 7,517
    chrisisall wrote: »
    My initial opinion vs. later thought:
    CR- who is this short guy? Okay, a classic I guess.
    QOS- am I watching a f**king Bourne movie? Oh, this is kinda great.
    SF- uck, bad taste in my mouth, and not a lot of it makes sense. Still a bad taste.
    SP- Wow, a fun one, that's different. Still like it despite the stupid s**t.
    NTTD- what a well made slap in the face. Suddenly, SF isn't so bad...

    It's funny, I always think we basically completely agree about Spectre, except in it's ultimate final score/place among the others!
  • RoadphillRoadphill United Kingdom
    Posts: 984
    CR- Top 6 Bond film, enough said.
    SF- Top 3 first half, bottom 6 second half.
    NTTD- I like it, then I dislike it..
    SP- I dislike it.
    QOS- Its crap
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,666
    chrisisall wrote: »
    My initial opinion vs. later thought:
    CR- who is this short guy? Okay, a classic I guess.
    QOS- am I watching a f**king Bourne movie? Oh, this is kinda great.
    SF- uck, bad taste in my mouth, and not a lot of it makes sense. Still a bad taste.
    SP- Wow, a fun one, that's different. Still like it despite the stupid s**t.
    NTTD- what a well made slap in the face. Suddenly, SF isn't so bad...

    It's funny, I always think we basically completely agree about Spectre, except in it's ultimate final score/place among the others!

    In some ways, SPECTRE is my favourite Craig Bond.
    CR was too melodramatic. No Bond theme.
    QOS was actually awesome IMO, but a bit disjointed & questionably edited.
    SF was lazy crap.
    And the less said about that last film, the better.
    SP ends up in my upper mid-range. Because it was FUN. Not a soap opera.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    Posts: 7,730
    1. CR

    2. SF

    3. QoS

    4. NTTD

    5. SP
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,666
    talos7 wrote: »
    1. CR

    2. SF

    3. QoS

    4. NTTD

    5. SP
    We can SF if we want to
    We can leave your friends behind
    'Cause your friends don't SP
    And if they don't SP
    Well, they're no friends of mine...
    :P
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    Posts: 7,730
    :))
  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
    edited January 2022 Posts: 2,161
    @chrisisall I’ve always wanted the SP you have described since 2015, but I just don’t see this “fun” Bond film that you do. My problems with it are that it is dreary, dull, plodding and lifeless. I just don’t get where you’re seeing this.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 7,517
    Birdleson wrote: »
    @chrisisall I’ve always wanted the SP you have described since 2015, but I just don’t see this “fun” Bond film that you do. My problems with it are that it is dreary, dull, plodding and lifeless. I just don’t get where you’re seeing this.

    I feel the same way he does, but I think I put it even higher in my rankings; I could list out for you all the things I like about it, but I imagine you’d say “yes, those are things that are in the film”. It’s an emotional response, you’re drawn to it or you’re not.

    For me I just look forward to everything that’s about to happen. The hotel room scene with Q in the alps is the only exception, and the films deep low point.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,666
    Birdleson wrote: »
    @chrisisall I’ve always wanted the SP you have described since 2015, but I just don’t see this “fun” Bond film that you do. My problems with it are that it is dreary, dull, plodding and lifeless. I just don’t get where you’re seeing this.

    SP is this Century's GF.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited January 2022 Posts: 7,517
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    @chrisisall I’ve always wanted the SP you have described since 2015, but I just don’t see this “fun” Bond film that you do. My problems with it are that it is dreary, dull, plodding and lifeless. I just don’t get where you’re seeing this.

    SP is this Century's GF.

    That's clearly SF, and not because of the car; the shiny, glossy, "iconic" third film adored by the masses. ;)

    But I know you don't like my GF comparisons, so if you need me to redact this, I will!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
    edited January 2022 Posts: 2,161
    I definitely see SF as Craig’s GF. On several levels, as stated: popularly, critical acclaim, third outing, stand alone picture, a Hell of a fun ride.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 7,517
    The scene on the dead island is one of my favourites in the whole franchise.
  • Posts: 12,216
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I definitely see SF as Craig’s GF. On several levels, as stated: popularly, critical acclaim, third outing, stand alone picture, a Hell of a fun ride.

    +1, it definitely is. It's the best stanadalone crowdpleaser film he did. CR is like his FRWL, being the more serious and grounded one. As long as we're going on with comparisons, to me SP is Craig's DAF: poorly used Blofeld / SPECTRE and tonally jarring from each actor's other movies. NTTD I would liken most to TSLWM or YOLT in epic and fantasy type feel. QOS... too unique to correlate.
  • Birdleson wrote: »
    @chrisisall I’ve always wanted the SP you have described since 2015, but I just don’t see this “fun” Bond film that you do. My problems with it are that it is dreary, dull, plodding and lifeless. I just don’t get where you’re seeing this.

    Neither do I. The film overall was unforgivably boring, half baked and uninspired. The only good things I could find about it were:
    Bond/Lucia villa scene
    Rome Spectre meeting
    Bond meets Mr White
    Everything else about the movie is just dead.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
    edited January 2022 Posts: 2,161
    And even those three scenes (and yes, I agree they are the best) all still fall a bit flat. Those moments promise good things to come more than anything, and obviously that doesn't pan out.
  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 3,195
    FoxRox wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I definitely see SF as Craig’s GF. On several levels, as stated: popularly, critical acclaim, third outing, stand alone picture, a Hell of a fun ride.

    +1, it definitely is. It's the best stanadalone crowdpleaser film he did. CR is like his FRWL, being the more serious and grounded one. As long as we're going on with comparisons, to me SP is Craig's DAF: poorly used Blofeld / SPECTRE and tonally jarring from each actor's other movies. NTTD I would liken most to TSLWM or YOLT in epic and fantasy type feel. QOS... too unique to correlate.

    QoS is the nasty little brother of LTK.
  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 3,195
    Jimjambond wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    @chrisisall I’ve always wanted the SP you have described since 2015, but I just don’t see this “fun” Bond film that you do. My problems with it are that it is dreary, dull, plodding and lifeless. I just don’t get where you’re seeing this.

    Neither do I. The film overall was unforgivably boring, half baked and uninspired. The only good things I could find about it were:
    Bond/Lucia villa scene
    Rome Spectre meeting
    Bond meets Mr White
    Everything else about the movie is just dead.

    Perfect description. The first 45 minutes of SP are actually quite enjoyable, even though the car chase in Rome is boring. But especially after the fight between Bond and Hinx on the train the film is just getting more and more ludicrous: Bond is told to be Blofeld's step brother, is tortured, developes to a kind of terminator who without any support destroys the wohle crater lair with one or two shots,.... But the worst scenes are at the very end when Blofeld is arrested. Finish it, finish it!! That were exactly my thoughts on the film in that moment in the cinema when I first watched it.
  • ProfJoeButcherProfJoeButcher Bless your heart
    Posts: 1,645
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Well I beg to differ regarding SP having the worst action in the Craig era. SF, for me ,certainly takes that accolade!! I do think the pts of SP is excellent, and the Hinx train fight is one of the best the series has staged! Am also fond of the plane sequence, and the car chase, though poor at the beginning, and ridiculous idea to interrupt it with Moneypenny phonecall, does get more exciting when the cars descend the steps to the river! And thats a helluva lot more than SF, whose only decent action is in the pts!

    SP isn't a powerhouse in terms of action, but I do like that everything is Bondian. Rather like some of the more classic entries, the action isn't always all that hard-hitting, but it is uniquely James Bond.

    CR has some impressive action sequences I suppose, but you could seemless drop absolutely any of them, score and all, into any other action movie, and nobody would even consider Bond is being referenced or ripped off.
  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 3,195
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Well I beg to differ regarding SP having the worst action in the Craig era. SF, for me ,certainly takes that accolade!! I do think the pts of SP is excellent, and the Hinx train fight is one of the best the series has staged! Am also fond of the plane sequence, and the car chase, though poor at the beginning, and ridiculous idea to interrupt it with Moneypenny phonecall, does get more exciting when the cars descend the steps to the river! And thats a helluva lot more than SF, whose only decent action is in the pts!

    SP isn't a powerhouse in terms of action, but I do like that everything is Bondian. Rather like some of the more classic entries, the action isn't always all that hard-hitting, but it is uniquely James Bond.

    CR has some impressive action sequences I suppose, but you could seemless drop absolutely any of them, score and all, into any other action movie, and nobody would even consider Bond is being referenced or ripped off.

    I tend to agree but I really like the car flip in CR. One of the bests car stunts in the franchise. The parkour chase is well staged but I had wished that Mollaka escapes and returns in the Miami airport scene. One minor issue I have with CR is that it simply has too many minor henchmen who only exist for one scene and get killed by Bond. It would have been more impactfull if certain characters got more screentime and Bond was not successfull in all of his chase or fight sequences.
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing Long Neck Ice Cold Beer Never Broke My Heart
    Posts: 4,356
    I read a Bond film ranking list yesterday and they explain Spectre as having one of the best PTS in the series (which I can agree is a top 10 for me. I remember gripping my seat when the helicopter went full vertical) then it takes an Ambien for the rest of the film. I'll still go with the following. NTTD has flaws, especially with the melodrama, but the action scenes are amongst the best in the series.

    CR
    SF
    NTTD
    SP
    QOS
  • Posts: 6,627
    Birdleson wrote: »
    @chrisisall I’ve always wanted the SP you have described since 2015, but I just don’t see this “fun” Bond film that you do. My problems with it are that it is dreary, dull, plodding and lifeless. I just don’t get where you’re seeing this.

    And some of us find that's a description of SF...dreary, dull, plodding and lifeless! Great how we all see things differently!!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,489
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    @chrisisall I’ve always wanted the SP you have described since 2015, but I just don’t see this “fun” Bond film that you do. My problems with it are that it is dreary, dull, plodding and lifeless. I just don’t get where you’re seeing this.

    Great how we all see things differently!!

    Many don t think so. That is great as well, isn t it?
  • Rapsodia_154Rapsodia_154 Aragon
    Posts: 5
    Right now:

    1.- CR

    2.- NTTD
    3.- SF
    4.- SP

    5.- QoS



  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    edited February 2022 Posts: 8,640
    I read a Bond film ranking list yesterday and they explain Spectre as having one of the best PTS in the series (which I can agree is a top 10 for me. I remember gripping my seat when the helicopter went full vertical) then it takes an Ambien for the rest of the film. I'll still go with the following. NTTD has flaws, especially with the melodrama, but the action scenes are amongst the best in the series.

    CR
    SF
    NTTD
    SP
    QOS

    @Last_Rat_Standing
    I'm reading this quite belatedly, but your list is another one at least very close to my own ranking. The difference in quality between CR and SF is negligible to me, they have both been in my top four (rated 9/10) all along (the other two are FRWL and GF). And now they have been joined by NTTD. SP is definitely inferior because of those stupid script ideas (although unfortunately NTTD was forced to build on those), while QOS has that erratic editing that even after 14 years never failed to put me off liking the movie. Shame.

    EDIT: Oops, sorry...just read again that there should be "no discussion..."
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