11/10/2008

The Top 5 James Bond Films of All Time



With Quantum of Solace opening up this Friday, this felt like the right time for me to make this list. I been a James Bond fan ever since I was kid. I always wanted to be like him. I have seen every single one of the movies in the theaters since Licence to Kill came out and will do so again with this one. I think the series got too campy and silly at some points, in particular with Die Another Day with it's ice castles, invisible cars, and the horribly overrated Halli Berry. But, thank God the series hit one of it's highest notes with Casino Royale. Anywho, here are my five favorite Bond movies.

5. - Considered by many to be the best in the series, and from a critical standpoint, it probably is. This movie defines the series: the girls, the car, the action, the villains, the gadgets. A perfect film that still holds up all these years later. Goldfinger and Oddjob are amongst the series best bad guys. Pussy Galore is gorgeous and has THE single greatest name in cinema history. Connery is, of course, in top form. An American movie classic.

4. - While, George Lazenby only played Bond once, he manages to play Bond in one of the best entries in the series. What can be said about a movie where Telly Savalas plays Ernest Stavro Blofeld, the evil head of SPECTRE, and arch-enemy to James Bond? Savalas is great in the role of course, and the ending is one of the best, not just in the series, but movie history. Plus, the beautiful Daine Rigg is great as Tracy; Draco the only Bond girl to ever marry our hero.

3. - My favorite Sean Connery (who is my favorite Bond, by the way) Bond film. And how could it not be? First off, the action is kick ass. Donald fucking Pleasance plays Blofeld! Conenry is in it. Akiko Wakabayashi, one of the most beautiful Bond women ever, is awesome as Aki, the main Bond girl in the film. And, Connery is great as Bond. I mean how could this not be one of my favorite films, ever? Oh, and I LOVE that poster! Wish that could be me!

2. - I was skeptical of Daniel Craig playing bond, but man, this movie prove me wrong. He is THE best Bond since Connery. I love the way he plays Bond with such a cool, cocky, arrogant, and cold style. And, this film is not only one of the best Bond movies ever made, but one of the best action films. Le Chiffre is one of the greatest and coolest villains in Bond history. Eva Green is with a doubt one of the most beautiful Bond girls ever. She looks like a doll. What I really liked was that this served as a great point to restart to franchise. It serves as an excellent origin story. The serious, gritty tone and hard hitting action scenes give the film an edge the series has not seen in ages. Gone is the silliness and campiness that sort of hurt the franchise. This is truly one of the best film of the last few years and one that only gets better with each viewing.

1. - My all time favortie Bond film. This Roger Moore classic is perfect in my opinion. Not as campy as some of the Bond films he is in, this one feels more like one of the earlier films in the series. The opening of him going to his wife's grave site and then finally dispatching Blodfeld is one of the most memorable moments in the entire series. This film also contains some truly amazing action scenes. I love the chase through the snow! I love Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock, the beauty that joins Bond as she searches for vengeance for the death of her father. She is a stunning, awe-inspiring beauty. But, to me it is Lynn Holly Johnson as the skating beauty Bibi Dahl that is THE hottest babe in the movie. In fact, she and Famke Jansen of Goldeneye are the two most beautiful Bond babes ever, well to me anyways. In all, I been a fan of this fun, ass kicking, and all around awesome film since I was kid. It has a real special place in my heart, and thus tops this list.


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