James Bond 25 - Speculation and Anticipation Thread*

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Vidiot, May 19, 2016.

  1. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

    Daniel Craig, I feel, has done enough bond. His movies were better than Pierce but just don't compare to Moore and Connery.
  2. chronic kebab

    chronic kebab Forum Resident

    Thanks for Casino Royale!
  3. HarrySmith

    HarrySmith Forum Resident

    Kent, England
  4. Jvalvano

    Jvalvano Forum Resident

  5. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    Too bad, he was my favorite Bond, next to Connery.
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  6. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Idris Elba would be an excellent choice.
  7. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    That one is ripe for a remake, especially if they shot at Schilthorn again.
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  8. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Top 3 Bonds
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  9. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Livonia, MI
    It's not one of the best, but there have been a *lot* of worse films in this franchise than that.
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  10. The Hermit

    The Hermit Wavin' that magick glowstick since 1976

    Good post indeed. I kind of agree with your assessment of Timothy Dalton, he was totally convincing as a menacing cold warrior but less so with the quips (something I think he himself would admit and for which they toned down in License to Kill), I've always believed the late Lewis Collins (of The Professionals, Who Dares Wins, and the 1988 Jack the Ripper mini-series fame) should have replaced Roger Moore for A View to a Kill onward, Collins had it all; physicality, looks, charm, a dark and dangerous side, impeccable comic timing and a natural with one-liners, charisma in spades, and looked liked he was born with a gun in his hand... he's the best Bond that never was and would have been up there with Connery in my opinion, but Cubby Broccoli wanted Timothy Dalton for years and grabbed him when the opportunity presented itself, and personally speaking, The Living Daylights is one of the best Bond films in my opinion, certainly one of the most underrated.

    If Craig is gone from Bond, it's a shame he left on a sour note with the worst entry in the franchise since the aforementioned A View to a Kill, but what Bond actor has left on a good note? They should now go back to the Fleming books and remake them in chronological order with the 1950's Cold War setting, which they won't do, but it would be nice if they did... short of that approach, I'm pretty much done with the Bond franchise at this point.
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  11. I quit the Bond Franchise when Sean Connery did.
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  12. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Lazenby makes the top six Bonds, but just barely! ;)
  13. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    no more middle aged ladies, please (eg: Bellucci)

    Emma Stone


    Kitsten Dunst


    Gigi Hahid

  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Dunst must be about 40?
  15. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    Sir, you just described Ewan Mc Gregor or Michael Fassbender


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  16. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Joe Manganiello. It's about time Bond got a bit scruffy.
  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Eric Bana ?
  18. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    Just get this guy from that crappy U.N.C.L.E. movie, it's a no brainer. If he can't do it I hear Steven Segal is free.

  19. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    I thought Craig was very good in Casino Royal but he slowly went downhill in each one.

    He looked old in Spectre.

    Fassbender would be my first choice.
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  20. Bobby Buckshot

    Bobby Buckshot Heavy on the grease please

    Southeastern US
    I'm of the opinion that almost anyone can play Bond. The script and editing are really what makes the difference. Craig was a fine Bond, but he can't fix the script and that's what sunk Spectre.
  21. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    She just turned 34 last month...
  22. pdenny

    pdenny 18-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Hawthorne CA
    Can Jon Hamm do a convincing British accent?
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  23. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Mad Men end of Series 5 ' You Only Live Twice theme was played till credits roll. Perfect indeed.
  24. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

    He was an impressive Bond. I liked all of his Bond films, even A Quantum Of Solace!
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  25. bferr1

    bferr1 Forum Resident

    Another vote for Henry Cavill, with Fassbender being my runner-up.
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