Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Vidiot, May 19, 2016.
One name Hugh Jackman. Perfect Bond
100% agree. Suspension of disbelief always works best for me with actors I've never or not seen much before. And please someone around 30 years of age. Not a 48 year old we've seen in a movie a year for the last 20.
That was haaaaaaaarible. We had some really low points in the 1970s and 1980s. I'd argue that Pierce Brosnan's 1990s Bond films were better than any of those (for the most part).
I think Hugh is too heavily associated with Wolverine to get consideration.
I also think he's too old at this point - he'd be about 50 when his first Bond film hit!
I'm no fan of the Moore years, but I'll defend "Octopussy" - it's really pretty good, IMO:
Octopussy: Ultimate Edition (1983) »
A View To A Kill was a really baaaaaad film. What a waste of Walken. A least you could laugh at Moonraker.
Quantum was a dud, but the other Craig films are pretty good.
I prefer "View" because a) I like the theme song and b) I like the interaction between Moore and Macnee.
Otherwise... yeah, it's pretty awful - but those factors allow me to like it more than "Moonraker"!
My off the top of my head ranking of the Moore flicks, best to worst:
1) Spy Who Loved Me
3) Golden Gun
4) For Your Eyes Only
5) Live and Let Die
Naw, but I'd put For Your Eyes Only much higher on the list, simply because of the scene where Roger Moore kills the guy on the cliff by kicking his car off the ledge. That was the first (and only) time I saw his version of Bond murder a guy in cold blood.
Freddy Highmore who plays Norman Bates. Great young British actor. Have you seen him in Bates Motel this season ? Wow?
Young Bond growing into the part
"For Your Eyes Only" loses points because Moore played "tough-guy Bond" so poorly. Sure, he was nastier/meaner, but it was like watching a Teletubby try to act tough - he couldn't pull it off at all!
I'm trying to see this, but I cannot...
Could be worse. Could be Rick Astley...
Gerald Butler. Not suave enough. or?
Would be game for it i would imagine?
Perfect Clint Eastwood as well.
I'd have Idris Elba as the new Bond in a minute.
he's 46 y.o.....
You know, judging it when the movie came out (vs. today), my memory is that in 1981, For Your Eyes Only was seen as a fairly strong film and a good performance. At least it showed Roger Moore trying to do something different, and it was a departure over what he had been doing in the previous 10 years. I think it was a sign that the producers realized that Moonraker was a misstep and went way too far into a bizarre self-parody direction, so they made it a lot more realistic and down to earth. Even the opening sequence where the submarine sinks looks very, very real and gritty to me. I don't have a problem with this film at all; in some ways, it might be the best Bond film that Moore ever made.
Idris Elba, Jon Hamm, Taye Diggs.
I feel like Chris Noth during the SATC days would have been a perfect Bond.
Bond needs to be at least mid-30s and cashiered out by his early 50s - old enough to have gained the experience and rankings attributed to him, but not so old where the audience worries whether he's going to break a hip during the action scenes. IIRC the age limit for 00 agents in the novels was 45.
"You are number 007 "...
Daniel Craig got a lot of bad press ( UK newspapers) when he was chosen to play James Bond " he looks ugly ect" DC made the critics eat their hats when Casino Royale become a smash hit. Good luck to next fella anyway he'll need it.
I for one thinks this is great news. Craig was dull as Bond and personality wise, couldn't pull off being Bond, James Bond.
Oh, it's a decent to good film, but I don't think it's as good as a lot of people claim - again, partly because "tough guy Moore" doesn't work for me. The lead villain is also a snoozer.
It has good action scenes, though...
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