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Sean Connery vs. Roger Moore - who was the better Bond?


Who was the better Bond?  

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  1. 1. Who was the better Bond?

    • Sean Connery
    • Roger Moore


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9 minutes ago, bacardimayne said:

@John Bonham this is the most low effort, repetitive, shit thread miser has ever made

 

formally requesting a deletion and strongly worded pm sent to miser discouraging further threads of this nature

Will you accept a graphic gangrape scenario personalized to your family?

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1 hour ago, AxlisOld said:

Will you accept a graphic gangrape scenario personalized to your family?

 

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As for the poll......I doubt I could possibly give less of a shit about ANY James Bond, whether it's Roger Moore or Dudley Moore, unless he's personally gang raping my family.

 

I've seen most of the recent Bond films.  They bored the fuck outta me.   I never watched the old ones cause they're old as shit and boring, and I've seen Austin Powers so I already get it.  I've had over 40 years to watch all the Bond movies and I haven't bothered, so most likely I'll go to the grave without ever seeing Sean Connery playing James Bond in anything other than a youtube clip.

 

And I'm OK with that.

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Connery is the better Bond. Roger Moore is a close second though as second best Bond ever. Moore has charm, wit & is entertaining. I think when he went with a more dramatic & serious approach to the role it usually served a better movie. The box office numbers don't lie when it comes to Moore, he even managed to beat Connery as both Bonds both went at it in 1983, Octopussy Vs Never Say Never Again.

 

In 1983, Roger Moore and Sean Connery Squared Off in ‘The Battle of the Bonds’

37 years ago today, Octopussy and Never Say Never Again were in the theaters at once. Only one can be considered the winner.

 

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a34292767/why-octopussy-is-better-than-never-say-never-again/

 

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I recommend Eric Ambler's novels, they're really good.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Ambler

 

In contrast to most other spy novels published before his, the protagonists in Ambler's novels are rarely professional spies, policemen or counter-intelligence operatives; they are usually amateurs who find themselves unwillingly in the company of hardened criminals, revolutionaries, or spies. The protagonist usually begins out of his depth, a bumbling anti-hero surprised to find himself facing extreme danger, who nonetheless eventually manages to surprise himself as well as the professionals by a decisive action that outwits his far more experienced opponents. This plot is used, for example, in Journey into Fear, Epitaph for a Spy, The Mask of Dimitrios, The Night-Comers/State of Siege, Passage of Arms, The Light of Day, Dirty Story, and Doctor Frigo. Another recurring plot element is statelessness and exile: characters who are exiled from their homelands or who face the danger of being exiled and not granted residence in any country.

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On 10/16/2020 at 8:45 PM, Waggy said:

Sean Connery is naturally cool as hell.

 

But his movies did nothing for me. Shameless plagiarism. I never read the books.

 

I’m in the minority, I think, but more into the cheeseball Moore flicks. 

I've read a few Ian Fleming books. 

They're antiquated, racist and misogynistic 

 

In other words, I highly recommend them 

 

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Connery is the "better" Bond but his films suffer more from aging and overseriousness that results in it seeming cheesy nowadays and not in a goofy way like the Moore films but an unaware way. The Moore films are just silly spy films. I don't even really consider Moore "James Bond" but his films are still fun for what they are.

 

I haven't seen either of the Dalton entries.

 

Brosnan was my favorite growing up thanks to Goldeneye, but his other movies aren't great.

 

Casino Royale is fantastic, but Craig's tenure has been a steady downward slope since. After the completely forgettable Quantum of Solace and the overtly melodramatic Skyfall I thought Spectre was a decent return to form but everyone seemed to disagree. At this point he's probably as old as Moore was in A View to a Kill so No Time to Die will probably be shit.

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It's clear that going forward MGM doesn't want to "reboot" the franchise but they can't figure out how to keep it going and please everyone. If you recast Bond, you kill the continuity. If you change the character, it's no longer a Bond film, but a spinoff. I imagine what they'll end up doing is giving us a new white male Bond in a separate continuity while keeping the Craig timeline going with that black girl as the main character and Craig in a reduced mentor/advisor role. Chances are her movie will do poorly at the box office and the sequels will be cancelled.

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48 minutes ago, bacardimayne said:

Connery is the "better" Bond but his films suffer more from aging and overseriousness that results in it seeming cheesy nowadays and not in a goofy way like the Moore films but an unaware way. The Moore films are just silly spy films. I don't even really consider Moore "James Bond" but his films are still fun for what they are.

 

I haven't seen either of the Dalton entries.

 

Brosnan was my favorite growing up thanks to Goldeneye, but his other movies aren't great.

 

Casino Royale is fantastic, but Craig's tenure has been a steady downward slope since. After the completely forgettable Quantum of Solace and the overtly melodramatic Skyfall I thought Spectre was a decent return to form but everyone seemed to disagree. At this point he's probably as old as Moore was in A View to a Kill so No Time to Die will probably be shit.

Dalton's films were decent. He is the closest to the Bond in the books and they tried the Craig formula before audiences were ready. 

 

This was an excellent opening to introduce him as Bond. Note how the two other 00 agents resemble Lazenby and Moore. 

 

 

And the opening to Licence to Kill was great too. 

 

 

The transition into the title sequence was amazing. One of the best Bond songs and the Bond girls in it were unreal. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Facekicker said:

Dalton's films were decent. He is the closest to the Bond in the books and they tried the Craig formula before audiences were ready. 

 

This was an excellent opening to introduce him as Bond. Note how the two other 00 agents resemble Lazenby and Moore. 

 

 

And the opening to Licence to Kill was great too. 

 

 

The transition into the title sequence was amazing. One of the best Bond songs and the Bond girls in it were unreal. 

 

 

I seem to remember the Dalton ones as being super violent.

 

It's been a while since I've seen one, am I wrong?

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