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Bond films: Underrated Roger Moore, Overrated Sean Connery

"poor_yorrick"
 
Live And Let Die [DVD] [1973]
Live And Let Die [DVD] [1973]
""Names is for tombstones baby." Best film, song and indeed book!  No moore, sorry more, to be said."
Licence To Kill [DVD]
Licence To Kill [DVD]
"Good old gritty Tim.  Very like the book character, and a good mix of a more real-life villain & plot and traditional Bond action & gadgetry."
The Man With The Golden Gun [DVD]
The Man With The Golden Gun [DVD]
"Christopher Lee!  Britt Eckland in a bikini!! A peanut-totting midget!!!  They don't make 'em like that anymore."
The Spy Who Loved Me (Special Edition) [DVD]
The Spy Who Loved Me (Special Edition) [DVD]
"Barbara Bach, Jaws and submersible Lotus"
Diamonds Are Forever [DVD] [1971]
Diamonds Are Forever [DVD] [1971]
"Oddly enough, being more of a Moore fan, my fave Connery is the first in the 70s.  Charles Gray, Mr Kidd & Mr Wint make the campest baddies - perfect for a setting in Vegas really."
View to a Kill [DVD] [1985]
View to a Kill [DVD] [1985]
"John Steed of The Avengers (ok, Patrick Macnee) finally teams with Bond to face the best villain - Christopher Walken!  More than makes up for Grace Jones."
Goldfinger, Special Edition [DVD]
Goldfinger, Special Edition [DVD]
"One that all the old fuddy-duddies traditionally love. 'It was the first I saw'. Not me mate, but I did have the toy car..."
From Russia With Love [DVD]
From Russia With Love [DVD]
"A nice cold war thriller, almos subtle for Bond.  And another good baddie in Robert 'Jaws' Shaw.  Enjoy the belly dancing and girl fight, boys!"
The Living Daylights (Special Edition) [DVD] [1987]
The Living Daylights (Special Edition) [DVD] [1987]
"Tim again, in aother less over-the-top production but still a good thriller."
Moonraker [DVD]
Moonraker [DVD]
"Okay, the space bit gets daft. But folks, that's at the END.  Before that it's really quite good: Drax is a fascist French nutter, Jaws is back and has a great fight atop a cable car."
Goldeneye [DVD] [1995]
Goldeneye [DVD] [1995]
"Enter Pierce Brosnan, donning a tux and using all the catchphrases and aston martin to mimic Bond. Sorry, it's not enough.  Fortunately it's a decent story, and the heroine and villainess help."
Octopussy [DVD]
Octopussy [DVD]
"Exotic India, exotic ladies - all mostly white?!  And a French prince from Afghanistan?  Feeling foolish? No? Then let's dress Moore up as a clown. Steven Berkov's good though - oh, he's been shot."
Tomorrow Never Dies [DVD] [1997]
Tomorrow Never Dies [DVD] [1997]
"Lot's of bang and crashes, alas paving the way they now seem to want Bond to go.  Let up with some dialogue please.  Ahh, saved by the tremendous Dr Kaufman - oh, he got shot too."
You Only Live Twice (Special Edition) [DVD]
You Only Live Twice (Special Edition) [DVD]
"Connery becomes Japanese? Connery marries a Japanese?  Roald Dahl should've done better."
For Your Eyes Only [DVD]
For Your Eyes Only [DVD]
"Moore tries for a more down-beat thriller, spoiled by silly intro with Blofeld; ice skating bimbo and Margaret Thatcher?  Shoot whoever hatched that idea, Mr Bond."
Never Say Never Again [DVD] [1983]
Never Say Never Again [DVD] [1983]
"A bold attempt to remake Thunderball, marginally succeeding.. Yes I know it's not an official one but worth mentioning for Kim Basinger alone."
Dr No [DVD] [1962]
Dr No [DVD] [1962]
"It's the first!  Fair enough.   The eponymous villain doesn't appear until the last 20 minutes.   Novel."
Thunderball [DVD] [1965]
Thunderball [DVD] [1965]
"The makers were obviously excited with the first to feature underwater action.  Not me, fast forward those bits... Domino was nice."
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Special Edition) [DVD] [1969]
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Special Edition) [DVD] [1969]
"So what's this one about... er, snow... sking?  Nice try, George.   Telly Savalas?  Stick to Kojak."
The World Is Not Enough [DVD] [1999]
The World Is Not Enough [DVD] [1999]
"More scenes for Judi Dench!! Not good.  More Robbie Coltrane for no reason, ineffectual villain - could producers loose the plot anymore?  Yes."
Die Another Day - Special Edition [DVD] [2002]
Die Another Day - Special Edition [DVD] [2002]
"Worst song, Halle Berry tries to mimic Andress, cars covered in guns, invisible cars, more dench & cleese - Brocolli & Flemming turn in their graves! Stop it now!!"