For Your Eyes Only(1981) vs. Casino Royale(2006)?

PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
edited March 2011 in Bond Movies Posts: 3,262
Both films are "back to Fleming" films following a more sci-fi laden entry. Which do you prefer?

For me, it's definitely CR. Craig seems better suited to a more serious approach than Moore who's better at films like MR and OP where his Bond is much more at home. Plus, I prefer the CR source novel to the FYEO short story. Le Chiffre is a much stronger villain than Kristatos and CR's final battle is more exciting.


Can we get a poll added to this one too, please?


  • CR for sure. FYEO is good but CR is great.
  • LudsLuds MIA
    Posts: 1,986
    Done. Just let's not make too many of these, just a few ;)

    I'm not sure, can't vote on this one until I do another marathon. I never did which included CR/QOS, and well I haven't seen either in a while.
  • Posts: 638
    Hands down CR!

    FYEO -0
    CR -3
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    I'm a big fan of FYEO, and until the Craig Era began it consistently ranked in my top 5. With that said, CR wins this one easily.

    FYEO - 0
    CR - 4
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    edited March 2011 Posts: 3,262
    Quoting Luds: Done. Just let's not make too many of these, just a few ;)

    Thanks, Luds. There are some more film vs. film(TB vs. OP, OHMSS vs. CR, YOLT vs. AVTAK) threads I'd love to do sometime if it's OK but we can wait until after the current 3 have died down.
  • Posts: 7,653
    FYEO - 1 :!!
    CR - 4 :-q
  • Posts: 1,497
    FYEO - 1
    CR - 5

    CR for me

    While both have unecessarily long action sequences, CR has more style, emotional depth and suspense.
  • WillardWhyteWillardWhyte Midnight Society #ProjectMoon
    Posts: 784
    CR for me

    FYEO - 1
    CR - 6
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    Posts: 2,629
    7-1 CR
  • Posts: 2,491
    FYEO - 1
    CR - 8
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 15,696
    FYEO - 2
    CR - 8
  • 9-2 CR
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    Chalk another up for Casino Royale.

    CR- 10
    FYEO- 2
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
    Posts: 987
    Both in my top 5 but CR far outclasses FYEO in every way.

    CR - 11
    FYEO - 2
  • HASEROTHASEROT has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
    Posts: 4,399
    Casino Royale..

    it's not my second favorite Bond film for no reason...

    CR - 12
    FYEO - 2
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    CR - 12
    FYEO - 3
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    CR for me ,it's joint 1st in my list with FRWL,i am due to watch FYEO again soon but for some reason i'm feeling depressed about the idea of watching it,weird.

    CR - 13
    FYEO - 3
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,352
    For Your Eyes Only. Moore is great, good story, tone and feel as opposed to a Brosnan hangover and lots of running and useless action scenes.

    CR - 13
    FYEO - 4
  • Posts: 1,092
    CR is #2 for me, FYEO is #4 so CR by a slim margin. Great Bond flicks!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,756
    FYEO is a very good film IMO. But CR beats it.
  • CR - 15
    FYEO - 5

    I really love FYEO, Moore in one of his best films, and it has a great feeling overall. CR is a very good thriller, but FYEO is better.
  • Posts: 4,762
    Man, what a choice to make! I'd probably say Casino Royale only by a little bit. It's more colorful, has a little bit better action than FYEO, and is more watchable than FYEO to some extent. Also, the characters are more in depth than FYEO's. It's a very close decision though!

    CR- 16
    FYEO- 5
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts: 4,479
    For Your Eyes Only.

    CR- 16
    FYEO- 6
  • I was very disappointed back in '81 that the Bond films decided to copy the Bourne films that would one day be made, but I guess that's what happens in the movie business... ;-)

    FYEO has some very good stuff in it but it also has some cringe-worthy stuff in it. CR has some excellent stuff in it and no cringe-worthy stuff. CR also has more character development, better direction, and amazing action scenes. For me there's no contest.

    CR - 17
    FYEO - 6
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    Posts: 2,629
    FYEO was good, but Casino Royale was much better.

  • CatCat
    edited June 2011 Posts: 25
    In my opinion, Casino Royale is the best so far. I like the plot and everything about it:

    FYEO- 6
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    FYEO- 6
  • CR-21

    CR has everything going for it, great story, music, cast, action. FYEO has good parts but overall falls flat (and looks even flatter).
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    FYEO is a brilliant 007 movie, CR is brilliant too weren't it for that deeply flawed Venice sinking house scene. So FYEO every day of the week.
  • edited June 2011 Posts: 11,189
    CR. It's the classier, more lively of the 2 films - despite maybe having one action sequence too many. FYEO is excellent (its number 9 on my list) and Moore is indeed great but the film still feels a little bit stale in comparison. Take the hard-hitting opening of Royale and compare it to the amusing but out-of-place one in 'Eyes'. Royale grabs you by the balls (forgive the crudity), Eyes just doesn't quite have the same effect.

    Plus Eva Green wins over Carol Bouquet every time.
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