Bond film ranking tournament. Final results

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  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
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    TMWTGG Very close but I'll give the edge to the 1974 Bond series entry for having the more exotic locations and the stronger villain.

    and

    GE for making better use of the plot device only briefly mentioned but never developed in the 1985 film, i.e., one nuclear burst in outer space over the UK to paralyze the nation. The 1985 does have the far superior music score courtesy of master composer John Barry.
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    GE for making better use of the plot device only briefly mentioned but never developed in the 1985 film, i.e., one nuclear burst in outer space over the UK to paralyze the nation.

    The UK probably isn't at as much risk from a Goldeneye type weapon in the Bond universe of AVTAK as it's established they're making EMP resistant microchips which springboards the whole plot in the first place. If Brosnan is part of the same continuity then technology didn't progress as planned.

    I'll take DAF over TMWTGG for the sublime score. My second favourite from Barry.

    AVTAK over GE. AVTAK is certainly tired but has a better Bond, a better villain and the much missed Patrick Macnee.
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    GE for making better use of the plot device only briefly mentioned but never developed in the 1985 film, i.e., one nuclear burst in outer space over the UK to paralyze the nation.

    The UK probably isn't at as much risk from a Goldeneye type weapon in the Bond universe of AVTAK as it's established they're making EMP resistant microchips which springboards the whole plot in the first place. If Brosnan is part of the same continuity then technology didn't progress as planned.

    I'll take DAF over TMWTGG for the sublime score. My second favourite from Barry.

    AVTAK over GE. AVTAK is certainly tired but has a better Bond, a better villain and the much missed Patrick Macnee.
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    good Dog-- yes!!
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
    edited September 2018 Posts: 7,092
    Gorsh Mickey, that first matchup is tough. Talk about even stevens. I'm going to give the slight edge to TMWTGG because of the strong performances from Moore and Lee, although I do get a kick out of Connery and Gray doing their thing in Diamonds.

    I'm afraid the GE satellite will be quite operational when your AVTAK friends arrive.
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    Posts: 3,164
    TMWTGG and GE
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
    Posts: 894
    DAF
    &
    GE
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    Posts: 4,278
    DAF and AVTAK.

    Yes, surprised me too.
  • GBFGBF
    edited September 2018 Posts: 2,899
    TMWTGG > DAF ( but very close). I really like both films despite their flaws. I think, TMWTGG has a little bit more suspense, a better villain and a better climax on the island.

    AVTAK > GE both are among my favourites. I just love AVTAK, what else can I say..

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    echo wrote: »
    DAF and AVTAK.

    Yes, surprised me too.

    I chose the same two-- DAF was easy (funnier and Connery kills it); the second one stopped me in my tracks-- I obviously never gave this much thought, up until now. And my choice did surprise me as well!
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    TMWTGG

    &

    GE
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
    Posts: 40,486
    If Bond 25 is titled GARDEN OF DEATH, we shall eventually have the match DAD vs GOD.
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
    Posts: 4,151
    TMWTGG & GE
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Digitalia
    edited September 2018 Posts: 40,486
    TMWTGG beats DAF 17-10

    GE beats AVTAK 22-5


    Round 58:

    DN vs FRWL

    and

    MR vs LTK
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bill Conti!
    Posts: 5,346
    FRWL
    LTK

    Two absolute favourites.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
    Posts: 2,682
    FRWL
    LTK
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    Until today, I would have picked DN over FRWL. After many years though, for me personally, FRWL managed to dethrone DN. BARELY. They are both two of the most important and great Bond films in the series.

    So, FRWL over DN - by a hair.

    LTK over MR with ease.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 19,196
    FRWL

    LTK
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    Posts: 30,339
    FRWL, but very close.
    LTK by a long ways.
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
    Posts: 4,151
    FRWL & LTK
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    FRWL
    LTK (easily)
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,163
    DN
    MR
  • BennyBenny ...OctobennyModerator
    Posts: 11,461
    Wow! Two of my top Bond films head to head. Having watched both of them fairly recently I’m going with FRWL. But it’s pretty much a dead heat. Way too close.
    Whilst I have a lot of time for the often under appreciated MR, I think LTK is the better of the two and gets the win for me.
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
    Posts: 2,988
    DN over FRWL but this could easily change day to day.

    MR over LTK by miles.
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    FRWL and
    LTK
  • pachazopachazo Make Your Choice
    edited September 2018 Posts: 7,092
    FRWL and MR.

    Neither matchup was a blowout, but, on the other hand, neither film was really ever in danger of losing either.
  • GBFGBF
    Posts: 2,899
    FRWL and MR (but it is very close)
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    FRWL

    &

    LTK
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
    Posts: 11,805
    barryt007 wrote: »
    FRWL

    &

    LTK

    Better make that two.
  • FRWL
    Moonraker
  • Posts: 3,881
    FRWL
    LTK
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