Last Bond Movie You Watched

edited March 2011 in Bond Movies Posts: 281
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The last Bond I watched was Goldfinger on Blu Ray. It was epic. Beautiful to look at, and surprisingly so given that a lot of it is comparatively drab relative to later films. It's probably all the iconic imagery. This movie just glows with its own inner light-- like the gods just willed the film to be awesome and that's all there was to it. I'm one of the few around here who thinks it deserves all the hype it gets. Connery owns, the score rules, the pace is brisk and fun. I totally get why this film is as renowned as it is.
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  • OHMSS followed by the PTS from FYEO. A very interesting way to watch it.
  • Quoting PrinceKamalKhan: OHMSS followed by the PTS from FYEO. A very interesting way to watch it.
    Actually that is a pretty good idea... can't say as I'd ever thought to watch those back to back.

    For my part I watched Diamonds are Forever last night. Loved it as per usual.
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
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    I've just been watching TSWLM, though to be honest I spent most of the time worrying about this new MI6 community thing (I don't cope very well with change). Anyway I think TSWLM is the ultimate Moore Bond and is a fantastic film and despite not being able to act Barbara Bach is so gorgeous you don't really mind. I'll watch it's companion piece MR next.
  • @Agent Leiter. It's a pretty good way to show it to viewers who are seeing OHMSS for the first time. It allowed them to leave on a slightly more upbeat note seeing some closure on OHMSS's tragic events although the female friend I showed it too got worried about the fate of Blofeld's cat.
  • 007007
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    I agree with @saunders, TSWLM is by far the best Moore film. I watched it the other night and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also watched Dr No recently which I haven't seen for a while.
  • Decided to have another run through the movies. Therefore, I started last night with Dr No. Still pretty much my favourite movie, the one that introduced me to 007 all them years ago. The character of Dr No is one of my fave villains, mainly due to the face that it's a while before we see him in the movie, which, in my humble opinion, makes him all the more menacing.
  • haserothaserot has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season.
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    The Living Daylights... just a great Bond flick in my opinion - and one that a lot of people (the commoners) seem to forget - along with OHMSS.. because with them it seems to be either Connery, Moore, Brosnan or Craig.. they forget about poor Timmy and George :(
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
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    Octopussy, better then i remeberred. It starting to be a timeless classical, maybe because it follow the concept of Goldfinger.
    Maybe i gonna watch it tomorrow night too?
  • 001001
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    Dr No,the best bond film.
  • barryt007barryt007 Kicking Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
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    Quoting MrBond:
    Octopussy, better then i remeberred. It starting to be a
    timeless classical, maybe because it follow the concept of Goldfinger.
    Maybe
    i gonna watch it tomorrow night too?
    It's better than GF IMO.....
  • edited March 2011 Posts: 1,982
    Quoting barryt007:
    Quoting
    MrBond:

    Octopussy, better then i remeberred. It starting to be a

    timeless classical, maybe because it follow the concept of Goldfinger.

    Maybe
    i gonna watch it tomorrow night too?

    It's better
    than GF IMO.....
    I've come to that conclusion as well. OP basically combines the essential plot of GF(villain trying to explode bomb on U.S. military base to achieve his own objectives for global domination) with the WWIII plots of YOLT/TSWLM, resulting in my favorite plot for a Bond film villain. It's less studio-bound and much more exotic than GF.
  • edited March 2011 Posts: 10,345
    Goldeneye, still a cracking Bond film and Brosnan is still great in the part. Even if he may be a little on the slim side he has a hell of a lot more physicality than Moore ever did. Similarly, as good as Dalton was, I don't buy for a moment that he would have had the same spark with the cheeky Samantha Bond and the sexy Isabella Scurpco.

    My only other criticism against the film is the slightly obvious model work particularly towards the end.

    Still, however, it stands right at the top of my list due to its compelling story, excellent villains and terrific performance from its star.

    9/10
  • Goldfinger will always trump Octopussy for me on the basis of its score and lead Bond performance.
  • As well as Ken Adam's sets and Shirley Eaton's breasts.
  • barryt007barryt007 Kicking Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
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    I think the score in OP is really good,and changes often depending on the scene involved,and the locations make it for me as well.
    Apart from the golf scene i dont think GF trumps OP in any way,including the lead actors performance,which i rate Moore over Connery in this one.
    As for Shirley Eatons breasts have you seen the way Kristina Wayborn nearly sticks poor Sir Roger's head in her mouth it was that wide in the kiss scene ?? Top that...
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    DN with my son. Brings back sweet 1960s memories every time, including seeing Connery as Bond and thrilled to see Fleming's hero on the screen ( before then read Fleming's novels)
  • edited March 2011 Posts: 10,345
    Just re-watching TLD. Pretty enjoyable film though certainly not without its faults. Dalton is quite impressive as the harder edged, burnt out agent though admittedly does struggle with the lighter moments. Nonetheless, I'm considering moving him to spot #3 behind Connery and Brosnan.

    Funnily enough my mum walked in during the scene when Kara drugs Bond, her reaction was "isn't he wooden" lol. I disagree but there is STILL something he lacks compared to Connery and Brosnan IMO.

    The plot is certainly reminiscent of the old-fashioned cold war thrillers of FRWL and CR (the Smert Spionam references are a nice touch), however it occasionally suffers from being overly convulted and elaborate - and hence not as compelling as it should. As I'm writing this they (Bond and Kara) are in the desert and have discovered Koscov's plans to smuggle opium. So far, as people know we've had staged defections, faked kidnappings/assassanations, fat war-hungry generals and diamonds.

    This wouldn't be as much of an issue if the villains had more of an impact. To me, whilst certainly sleazy and unlikeable, they don't really create much of an overall impression (with the possible exception of Necros) and we rarely think about them when offscreen.

    Kara is a rather helpless character and has the expression of a young child throughout ("BACK END OF HORSE").

    The film sometimes feels like its re-using left-over's from the Roger Moore era (namely the slicing in half of the police car and the guards comically yelling orders to soldiers as they chase Bond).

    Still, overall a good thriller with some enjoyable standout action sequences (credit has to go to Dalton for doing many of his own stunts) and an excellent final score from Barry, who cameo's at the end as Kara's conducter.

    7/10
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
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    I love TLD and concur with most of your points Bain123 and while I agree Kara was rather helpless she is possibly the most Fleming like 'bird with a wing down' heroine to appear in the entire series. I think the romantic interplay between these two characters is one of the films strongest points and is one of the few romances in the films series that seems entirely genuine.
    The villains as you say do lack impact, but I do have a soft spot for Koscov's lovable rogue and Necros is an efficient and better than average sidekick but they just needed a much stronger character than Whittaker to lead them (though in fairness to Joe Don Baker his screen time was limited to only a very few small scenes). Felix Leiter's character also suffered from too few scenes but then again, was it really necessary for him to even turn up in this adventure?
    The Aston Martin/police car chase may of been reminiscent of the Moore humour laden era but I really enjoy that sequence and it adds more to the film than it detracts.
    I love the Blaydon safe-house scenes and it was great to see another member of Her Majesty's Secret Service put up such a good resistance to Necros.
    This is one of my all time favourite Bond films and I would rate it a 9/10
  • haserothaserot has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season.
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    @Saunders.... i have a certain soft spot for Whittaker - maybe it's because he resemb;ed my uncle, or maybe it's because he seems so "normal" and not menacing at all - more like a nerd with his toys..... but i always laugh, every time it comes to the point where Bond kills him - the wolf whistle, and then Whittaker's little laugh... for whatever reason, it cracks me up every time i watch the movie...

    the last Bond movie i watched was Moonraker.. i gotta say, i take greater appreciation to a lot of the set designs in this movie - especially Drax's shuttle base lair, it resembles a cathedral, with the different colored screens looking like stained glass windows..... but the ending still kills this movie for me...

    in the scene where Bond is following Goodhead through Venice, is that the same courtyard that Bond is later at in Casino Royale, when he sees Vesper handing over the money to Gettler? - it looks very very similar..
  • edited March 2011 Posts: 2,302
    LTK and i hope i will watch DAF soon
  • barryt007barryt007 Kicking Kara 'brain dead' Milovy off the top of a Ferris Wheel in Vienna
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    blockquote>Quoting haserot: in the scene where Bond is following Goodhead through Venice, is that the same
    courtyard that Bond is later at in Casino Royale, when he sees Vesper handing
    over the money to Gettler? - it looks very very similar..

    Yes it's the same one IIRC
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    DAD is on itv tonight ;)
  • haserothaserot has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season.
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    @ BAIN

    time to set your TV on fire then... lol :-D
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    Mine was Goldenye as it is still my best film in the series (in my opinion). It was also the film that got me into the world of Bond and collecting all those years ago.
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    @largo are you Largo's Shark from the old MI6 forum?
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
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    @Bond I do not think that " Sharkey " should had said anything like that about a Brosnan movie really :-$
  • I watched Licence to Kill last night. Its a good film, but it looks very dated. Not sure if its to do with the cheap mexican film stock they possibly used, but the cinematography in the film is not good. It looks old, and very over saturated.

    Dalton rocks, as per usual, but I never liked his hair in LTK. It looks great in TLD but theres something about it that I just dont get. Its the same with Pam. She was much more attractive with long hair and they cropped it. Shame. Loving the extended Q role as well, as it actually serves a purpose as opposed to an extended cameo.
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    Tomorrow Never Dies. Hadn't seen it in a while and I keep hearing conflicting opinions about it so I wanted to rewatch it. It's not bad, definitely Pierce's second-best film after GoldenEye. Not among the best films, but somewhere in the middle.
  • YOLT

    Meh.
  • Watched DAF to finish off my 2010 rankings a couple of months ago...Only time I can ever watch it is when I force myself to in order to update my rankings...Have since taken a few months off from the films to recharge my batteries.
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