Sean Connery was the best James Bond

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Sean Connery in a wedding dress, 1970s
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Who will be the next bond?

For the record I really liked Daniel Craig in the role. I like a dark bond.

I should read the books.

scrouds said:   Who will be the next bond?

For the record I really liked Daniel Craig in the role. I like a dark bond.


 

  
Isn't Idris Elba in the running? I really don't think Bond should be black. 

Google Zardoz. That's Sean Connery...

Connery's serious early Bond movies were great, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball. Goldfinger was okay, went down hill after that.

Moore sucked, Dalton was forgettable; Lazenby was actually better than both but it wasn't a serious take on the role. Brosnan was a slight step back up, while Craig's films have been excellent.

I agree with Scrouds, I like the serious, dark adaptations.  Casino Royale (2006) was probably my favorite, very close to the book, albeit updated by 60 years.

Never seen Elba in anything but behind that mask helmet in The Avengers, so don't know if he has the attitude. Skin and hair(Craig was criticized at first for being blond) color is of no matter to me, but the air Bond has to have is hard to do.

I like Daniel Craig's Bond too. Bond is a cruel, unhappy character. Some of the Roger Moore movies are cringe worthy (probably not all the Acting Eyebrow's fault).

I haven't seen The Avengers but Idris Elba was good as the police chief in Zootopia


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mapatsfan said:   Connery's serious early Bond movies were great, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball. Goldfinger was okay, went down hill after that.

Moore sucked, Dalton was forgettable; Lazenby was actually better than both but it wasn't a serious take on the role. Brosnan was a slight step back up, while Craig's films have been excellent.

I agree with Scrouds, I like the serious, dark adaptations.  Casino Royale (2006) was probably my favorite, very close to the book, albeit updated by 60 years.

Never seen Elba in anything but behind that mask helmet in The Avengers, so don't know if he has the attitude. Skin and hair(Craig was criticized at first for being blond) color is of no matter to me, but the air Bond has to have is hard to do.

  I think he is the lead on that Bastille Day movie.

kamalktk said:   Google Zardoz. That's Sean Connery...
  No, don't; it's even worse.

larrymoencurly said:   
kamalktk said:   Google Zardoz. That's Sean Connery...
  No, don't; it's even worse.

  But is it as bad as Sean Connery in The Avengers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HW0j13EvTg



mapatsfan said:   Connery's serious early Bond movies were great, Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball. Goldfinger was okay, went down hill after that.

Moore sucked, Dalton was forgettable; Lazenby was actually better than both but it wasn't a serious take on the role. Brosnan was a slight step back up, while Craig's films have been excellent.

I agree with Scrouds, I like the serious, dark adaptations.  Casino Royale (2006) was probably my favorite, very close to the book, albeit updated by 60 years.

Never seen Elba in anything but behind that mask helmet in The Avengers, so don't know if he has the attitude. Skin and hair(Craig was criticized at first for being blond) color is of no matter to me, but the air Bond has to have is hard to do.

"Moore sucked".
I'm curious as to why Roger Moore (who was considered as the original 007) gets the hate he does.  I'm a huge Connery fan; he's the best Bond, period.  But he did have the cream of the crop of the scripts to work with.  Moore pretty much had dreck to work with, but when he actually did had a good script, such as "The Spy Who Loved Me" or "For Your Eyes Only" he was good.  Really good, IMO.

Timothy Dalton was also nearly named as the original replacement for Connery, but supposedly balked because he was too young at the time.

Moore sucked because he treated the role as camp after Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun. Even in Diamonds Are Forever, a campy movie, Connery took it seriously. He also held onto the role far too long; A View to A Kill was downright embarrassing. Best part of The Spy Who Loved Me was Carly Simon's theme song.

When Alfred Broccoli announced he was going to make James Bond movies, around 1959-1960, the #1 choice among fans was Roger Moore, the #2 choice was Sean Connery.  Connery was chosen because Broccoli thought he was the better actor.



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