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‘No Time To Die’ - James Bond

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by 62gator, Dec 4, 2019 at 11:35 AM.

  1. 62gator

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  2. ajoseph

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    I completely disagree with on this one. I think Craig brought a realistic human element to the role. I think he’s been fantastic. I grew up on Bond films, and remember watching them with my dad as a little kid on a black and white TV. I’ve like almost all of the bonds, as each has brought their own unique vision. But Craig is right up there in my opinion. I am very much looking forward to the film.
     
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  3. brainstorm

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    I hope they don't kill him off and make a female 007. It seems to be the trend nowadays.
     
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  4. lwg8tr

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    Don't say female. Gender is a White privilege patriarchal construct you know...
     
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  5. ThePlayer

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    Seriously...anyone remember Roger Moore?
    He was realistic as The Saint but clearly made a feeble Bond.
    Even with the blonde hair Craig looks like he'd enjoy killing you.
     
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  6. 62gator

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    I actually like Daniel Craig in the Bond role. I thought his first one ’Casino Royale’ in 2006 was excellent. The third one ‘Skyfall‘ had him turn very dark. James Bond should not be a dark and moody character, imho. After ‘Spectre’ he said very publicly several times he was done being 007 and didn’t want to do another one. He bellyached to no end about it. I believe he only did this one (his last) because he was contractually obligated to. Now he’s not even in MI6 and has to be coaxed back in...what?? Yes, I still look forward to seeing the latest installment of James Bond as 007 though. Unfortunately, that absolutely won’t be the case after this one, sadly..
     
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  7. ajoseph

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    I do remember him basically begging to be done with the role after the last one. He looked exhausted, too. But it’s been a few years, so I’m amped for the next installment.
     
  8. defensewinschampionships

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    I loved Connery as Bond
     
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  9. Spurffelbow833

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    A female Bond with a gay Q who supplies her wardrobe as well as her gadgets.
     
  10. ajoseph

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    The new Bond has a female 007 weaved into the plot, based on the trailer.
     
  11. brainstorm

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    There you go.
     
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  12. Spurffelbow833

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    Why kill him off when he can simply transition? The big question is how is he going to pull this off when he can no longer lead on the dance floor?

     
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    Craig is the 2nd best Bond, after Connery of course. Craig is friggin lethal. Connery was beyond cool. Roger Moore was the worst Bond; a joke. Bond needs to be a lethal agent, not a graduate of fsu's clown school.
     
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    I rest my case.
     
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  15. gatordavisl

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    I appreciate this take, as so many of the Bond old-schoolers seem to follow this line. I loved Roger Moore because i grew up with him. I also enjoy Connery. I love the Daniel Craig iteration of Bond, ironically because I dig the rugged nature, which aligns with the Ian Fleming books. I like Pierse Brosnan as an actor, but didn't care for his Bond movies. Dalton might qualify as the "worst Bond" in my book. My poorly-informed rankings:
    1. Daniel Craig
    2. Sean Connery (blasphemy, I know)
    3. Roger Moore
    4. David Niven
     
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  16. channingcrowderhungry

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    I'm with you, Craig is my favorite Bond as well. I thought Lazenby was great in his one shot at it and wish he did more. Brosnan was the worst.
     
  17. GatorRev

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    Strange but most Bond actor's first attempts were their best in the franchise, which is tired and cliche' nowadays.
    Best Bond films in order
    Goldfinger - Connery
    Goldeneye - Brosnon
    Casino Royale - Craig
    Live and Let Die - Moore
    Diamonds are Forever - Connery
     
  18. StrangeGator

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    Agree 100%. The franchise evolved out of self parody and back into relevance. IMHO, Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever, much more physical, human and relatable. Hope they didn't screw it up with this last one.
     
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    No issue with a female 007 as long as they make her an absolute bad ass. Best way to do that is not to have her rely entirely on physical abilities. She has to be the smartest 007 ever. And she can't be named Bond.
     
  20. demosthenes

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    I thought he wanted out after the third movie but was happy with the fourth due to much better writing?