Especially the train scene. In my opinion, Mendes should stop making Bond films, considering that he isn’t great at it. And now that I think of it, I might also enjoy the idea of Jim Caviesel as a double-o…I’m thinking back to his presense on ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ (rather than Christ, in ‘The Passion’) but before anyone beats me to it, NO, I would NOT want to see Guy Pierce as a double-o. Case in point: 1967’s Casino Royale had no less than six James Bonds within its spooferifous walls, none holding a candle to the Con’. That’s BS! Over 58 years seven different Bonds have headlined 24 official movies. “Artsy”. OCTOPUSSY-(Silly but kind of fun) If you’re looking for only realism in a Bond film, hell, any action film, then you shouldn’t watch them. Oh well. Artsy isn’t the word I might’ve come up with; I prefer ‘melancholy’ as the best way to describe Skyfall. Absurdity thrown in the face of TRUE die-hard (no pun intended) fans is a dangerous thing to do, if one wants to retain the fan-base. I respect your opinion; but let me tell you; I’ve watched Goldfinger, Skyfall, and all these damned movies just last year (except for From Russia with Love). (Seems likely we won't see it land on a streaming … Mads Mikkelson SHOULD have been cast as either a top-tier ‘Spectre’ agent, or the head of ‘Spectre’ itself. From Sean Connery's inaugural 1962 performance in Dr. No to Daniel Craig's millennial reinterpretation, Agent 007 has been cinematically brought to life (and spoofed -- Austin Powers, anyone?) Maybe that’s one way to roll the clock back a little if appropriate..or at least send the franchise in a new direction. It’s individual, I like The Three Stooges, Daffy Duck… No right and no wrong in any of it. I decided to replace it with this Skyfall steelbook version and he was thrilled and our father son relationship saved. Didn’t see Crouching Tiger mainly because of the impossible gravity defying overly long boring martial arts acrobatics that have come into vogue – style over substance. I’d be surprised if he wasn’t approached for the idea, and if so, my respect for him would go up significantly if he (politely) turned down the offer. It was very weak. In fact, there are several key continuity elements that appear to confirm this. My only complaint was that the version of Adele’s song (in the opening-titles) was different, compared to what is on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and I absolutely HATE it when they do that. I personally think casino royale is overrated and doesn’t have the things I look for in a good bond film. RELATED: GoldenEye 007 Remaster Footage Leaks Over a … And no one is “cheapening” the rating system, I was just pointing out the subjectivity of the ratings by so called professional critics. I think the next Bond should be Kevin Costner, for the accent alone. an audience who truly wants Bond to settle-down with someone he loves. For the record, my favourite is Goldfinger, OHMSS is a great film, and Skyfall and Casino Royale are good, but wildly overated. Sky fall? Daniel Craig brought the franchise into the 21st century. Only Vespers or the Countess (in For Your Eyes Only) comes close in sheer ‘impact’ to The new movies suck. I enjoyed it to a point, but the hype for it let me down. Agree with your assessment – in the 60’s everything fell out of favor – especially heroic characters. Skyfall is my favorite. And the action on land was fantastic. On Her Majestys Secret Service is my second fave — I think George Lazenby did a great job. I dare say it ‘feels’ better thanSpectre to me, on a darker, grittier level. I know time-constraints and all kept Mendes and writers from having Bond put that tape in a player…and/or they were doing their best NOT to ‘insult’ the fans-intelligence…but still. “Never Say Never Again” and the first “Casino Royale” don’t count. As for me, I’ve always loved this particular Bond film, and I’m more than comfortable with Lazenby’s lack of ‘acting-credentials’ going into this one; and the story of HOW he blew right past the office-secy and barged into Cubby’s office, dressed ‘in character’ and then was completely and totally honest with the producer as to his lack of acting-experience was the deciding-factor in him getting the role, just blows me away. Then it became time to move over for Roger Moore, who offered a lightly winking and intelligent Bond for those burned-out ’70s times. We need a new director and star. Opening-titles and theme-song seemed to ‘set the tone’ of the movie (appropriately) but I do NOT like ‘effeminate-sounding’ male-singers; so there’s THAT. Best movie is the first, Dr No. I appreciate all bonds (Dalton just barely) and I think after watching 20 movies and then to come to Daniel Craig it was refreshing for them to reboot the character and to get some background on him and to see he is not invincible, also to meet Felix and Moneypenny. Some go for the classic charm of Sean Connery (who, sadly, passed away in late October 2020), others the gentlemanly allure of Roger Moore. Thunderball and Goldfinger all time best Bond movies EVER!! Not as fun and light as most entries though. There's also a new James Bond film on the way: No Time to Die, now due to arrive in theaters on Oct. 8, 2021. Each one (in the series) deals with certain ‘key’ topics. I did ;-). We think that’s unlikely, however, because various elements of Bond’s personal history continue between agents – and Skyfall quite explicitly shows us the Bond family home. I completely agree. The world's most visited unofficial James Bond 007 website with daily updates, news & analysis of all things 007 and an extensive encyclopaedia. Daniel Craig, Actor: Casino Royale. I never bought Dalton in the role. Die Another Day is famously bad, but is ridiculously enjoyable and really only falls apart in the third act. I mean it’s a good bond movie but I wouldnt put it anywhere near the top. I’ve watched QOS maybe twice and never felt inclined to again. In the end, one of the best Bond films ever made. I have the DVD Bond collection and I’ve watched this one the most often. Craig understands that the lack of ‘tension’ between Bond and ‘M’ due to her (Judy Dench) being killed is a death-knell for HIS continued development as Bond. Just a fun fact: The charm of the Daniel Craig films was a certain Je ne sais quo but the rest remained the same…. Roger Moore For most Bond fans Connery’s Goldfinger is at the top. I think you’re right on the money. After Austin Powers took the piss out of the franchise for a decade, Eon turned to resurrecting James Bond as the brooding, brutish hulk we have today. Casino Royale was a return to form, Daniel Craig’s sneer and occasional smile calibrated to the modern cynical viewer. Skyfall was likewise Certified Fresh, but there was not so much critical love for in-betweener Quantum of Solace and the most-recent Spectre of 2015. I found the villain to be refreshingly original. Whoever compiled this list must have been the same plank who scored George Lazenby. The movies that followed have all been part of the same chronology, much more serialized than we ever saw in the original Bond run – particularly with evil organizations Quantum and Spectre providing a throughline between each movie. For me the cleverness finally came back with Daniel Craig and Casino. She was Silva’s target. This movie has all three! The thing I remember most was just how uninteresting Halle Berry’s character was. Best Bond, Sean Connery! Not bad, and he even traveled into space. It wasn’t just the submarine cars and Gadgets. Strange esoteric movies, French films, etc. A notch or two below Moonraker. I don’t agree with the order of the list, but I’m a huge Bond fan. Technically speaking, his best ‘Bond’ (from that point on) was in playing Thomas Crown ! VIEW TO A KILL-( kind of slow and boring but some good stunts and Roger Moore was impressive considering his age here) At the moment, none of the Pierce Brosnan Bonds are streaming “for free,” anywhere. Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, No…putting Guy Pierce in a Bond film (either as a double-o or as ‘Spectre-esche’ villain would be like…putting raw-honey in a cup of coffee. The only thing I can’t stand about Lazenby’s story, is how he ‘whines’ about it, whenever asked…decades after the fact. Between Thunderball, FRWL, & Goldfinger, it’s a “pick’em.” A case can be made for any of the 3. Pretty insightful. Every Bond was a good actor and did their job well even model turned actor George Lazenby. Waste of the franchise. Skyfall is the best Bond movie in spite of its flaws, Bardem gave a new twist to Bond villains and Spectre is in my opinion 10 steps backwards in the Craig era, it has too many WTF moments like having sex with Monica Belluci after she returns home from her husband’s funeral and the “after fist fight” sex in the train, it jumped the shark simply put. I know that some people like Skyfall over Casino Royale , but Quantum of Solace over Spectre ? Casino Royale 5. 3. I did expect the next Bond movie to take a new angle on Bond to take advantage of the depth revealed in SkyFall. Considering the Bond franchise has been running for well over 50 years, 007 has headlined surprisingly few bona fide classics. GOLDFINGER- Most overrated Bond film. I spent two yrs stationed in the UK, so the entire setting felt VERY familiar to me, on a very deep level. As celebrated was Connery’s reign was – the late actor’s films occupy three of the top five slots on this list – the sun sets on every empire, and thus was ushered in the age of the Lazenby. It doesn’t take itself too serious, while providing more serious tones. It wasn’t the worst James Bond film but it DEFINITELY wasn’t the best. 007 has since made extensive use of his license to kill, downed a distillery’s worth of martinis - shaken, not stirred, naturally - and had very close encounters with all sorts of alluring femmes fatales. It just wasn’t believable that he was a super spy. Man there are some really entitled and rude people on here. Eventually, even the MOST successful individual experiences a serious, life-altering ‘set-back’…which I would like to think was Clint Eastwoods primary message to the viewer, in ‘Unforgiven’. I miss the quips and double-entendres that peppered the old movies; Craig is always so damn serious. 2020’s No Time To Die will be the 25th official James Bond movie (in other words, those produced by long-term rights holders Eon Productions), and there are two additional non-canon Bond movies: 1967 spoof Casino Royale, and Sean Connery’s 1983 comeback Never Say Never Again (released the same year as Octopussy). 1 Daniel Craig Despite the on-screen chemistry between them, Riggs couldn’t stand him at all; but her breathtakingly realistic performances are testimony to her self-discipline to the craft of acting. The first 19 James Bond movies are now free to stream on YouTube for at least the month of December. But no harm done, since it’s by a consensus and all. Did you EVEN pay attention to Adele’s theme-song during opening-titles ? Slow and dull. Daniel Craig is the worst of the bunch, even Lazenby was better. Give me a break. I watched Goldfinger for the first time just days before Skyfall was released, and to be quite frank, while Goldfinger is a fine relic of its time, for me, it doesn’t hold a candle against Skyfall, or Casino Royale for that matter. But it didn’t feel like a real Bond movie much like Diamonds Are Forevver didn’t either. Casino Royale is better than Skyfall. No one comes close to Sean Connery he is just fantastic and goldfinger is easily my favourite. No surprise that Skyfall is number one. Quite a few have gone on record saying Lazenby’s ‘attitude’ is what killed his career, but I also recall a critic or two blaming the ‘anti-establishment movement’ (of the late 60’s) having quite a lot to do with lack-luster ticket-sales to the film when released. GOLDEN EYE- Fantastic action, great debut for Brosnan. Someone who would manipulate world events to increase his media empire’s ratings and profits was fun. Dr. No’s low budget and the ludicrous flame-throwing armored tractor sequence were the determining factors for the decision to relegate the movie to the lower tier. But at least they had plots. About two yrs ago, I caught the internet rumour that Idris Elba was supposedly being ‘considered’ as a replacement for Craig. Bond is all about charm, bad jokes, girls, cars and a shaken martini. Since 1962, James Bond has been the spy whose reputation precedes him: As international man of mystery, as guru of gadgets and espionage thrills, and as the agent who never encountered a boundary – country, or personal space – he couldn’t sneak across. SPY WHO LOVED ME-Fastest and most impressive Bond film starring Moore. Dalton and Craig are just way to serious for Bond and lack sophistication in the sense of I can speak 10 languages and can identify a great wine by taste. film is cookie-cutter Bond stuff, except for the third act. Time$ are tough these days, you cannot simply pick up a camera and make a movie and expect to rake in millions, unless you take your time and analyse every little detail about what made previous movies succeed or fail. That is not even remotely true. I would give the edge to the one of the first three Connery films as the best. I liked the action much more in every other 60’s Bond Film. Sean Connery was perfection. Skyfall ($3.99 to rent on Amazon) Spectre ($3.99 to rent on Amazon) Pierce Brosnan Bonds. I have no clue what he’s done lately…perhaps maybe even a more ‘physical’ Q (one who runs, jumps, shoots guns rather than hiding behind a laptop ?) Due to some quibbles over rights, the latter is effectively a remake of Thunderball. 24 –> 2.8/10 –> ‘Die Another Day’ Like he said, “grain of salt” and we’ll take that advice on the expert. If you preferred Brocolli & Co. did a movie ‘Entirely’ all about Bond…then you have the earlier films to enjoy. Yeah, how dare they approve of the only Bond entry with actual character development! Ugh. (Craig is, what, 45?, so these guys are all younger, some MUCH younger.) 22 –> 4.5/10 –> ‘You Only Live Twice’ Bond is all about the high tech, the slick, the smooth…not some haunted thug. Relax. Bond is forced to return from retirement when the MI6 building explodes. Blasphemy. This having been said, it is my hope that Michael Fassbender (rather than Idris) IS being seriously considered as either a replacement for Craig, or (at the very least) to be cast as ‘another’ double-O agent. Pierce Brosnan was good And although Daniel Craig is a very good actor, it is difficult to compare him with the ultimate Bond, James Bond that was Sean Connery. Live And Let Die. Or, millennials have not seen all the films or… Glad to see On Her Majesty’s Secret Service up there as that has been a long time favorite of mine. I guess that’s why he wanted to end it here. It’s probably better to look at the Bond series as two distinct continuities. What's on in the cinema: new movie releases, movie trailers and previews, film reviews and interviews. You know his name. I vaguely remember my dad taking me to see Man With The Golden Gun when I was about 7. 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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE- Epic entry, the higher budget shows. QUANTUM OF SOLACE- (Some boring stretches, but again watchable) Sacriledge, I know, but Goldfinger is so overrated. Then they slip into mediocrity where the explosions and nonsense overwhelm the plot. Wakanda TV Series Coming to Disney+ From Ryan Coogler, The Best TV and Streaming Shows to Binge for Black History Month. I regard this as one of the better Bonds. The dialogue between Bond and Vesper Lynd was fantastic. Some of the Sean Connery stuff used to be my favorites, but they are truly showing their age at this point. Daniel Craig is not James Bond. Any “Best of” list putting Live and Let Die and Quantum of Solace above Spectre is a an unadulterated joke. Sky fall was an effort to raise a character study. Best Bond film – Goldfinger! Sky Fall- Felt like 2 movies in one. “Can’t miss him. Never Say Never Again was surprisingly great, especially considering it had everything going against it. I read Proulx’s “The Shipping News” years back – fantastic novel. Connery was the best, Brosnan was much better than the ratings here suggest, although he couldn’t fight worth a damn. Or, people aren’t aging well. Lazenby was a temporary convenience needed to keep the franchise moving along; and sadly, he DID allow his newfound stardom ‘go to his head’. I am looking forward to spectre and Bond going forward, hopefully with spectre back in the picture now things will get interesting especially in the 21st century. Although it’s never explicitly stated, you can comfortably assume that these films run in sequence. Have to agree — Thunderball remains my fave (saw it again yesterday) and On Her Majestys Secret Service is my second fave. In the meantime, we were titillated with more creepy hints of what was (then) yet to come, with the ‘SPECTRE’ organization. Abrams even had the unmitigated GAW to have Chris Pine mimick the garbled: “Ship….out of DANGER ?” speech before his death-scene, but at least he didn’t have Quinto mimick Shatner’s famous murmured: “Nooo” during Nimoy’s death-scene…or maybe Quinto didn’t WANT to do it, out of sheer respect to Nimoy & Shatners legacy ? But again like all Bond films , highly watchable. You got his number. Respectfully disagree on all accounts. The train-sequence…no matter how many times one watches it, leaves one wondering ‘but what if Bond did (or didn’t do) this or that’ or what if Shaw was LESS of an egotistical-prick, and just decided to ‘double-tap’ him. It was average in field where previous Bond films were below average in every way. Miami Beach and Nassau island location shots looked beautiful. Q connecting Silva’s Trojan horse laptop to MI6 mainframe is smart ok, what about having the place rigged to self destruct controlled by said mainframe also smart . Casino Royale is the one. Tho Bond got treated better than those god awful Matt Helm films, where poor Donald Hamilton got trashed. The new Bond movies may not be as cartoony as the old ones, but they’re just as stupid. I loved the scenes with Roger Moore visiting Harlem. I mean really – Goldfinger at the top??? As for the ‘character-study’…I see your point, but only from the perspective of the relationship between ‘M’ and Bond. Not to mention that the “Bond Girls” were decidedly sub-par as well. Love this discussion and can’t wait to see the new Spectre soon!!! he was suave as well. Also keep in mind ‘Skyfall’ (rather than being ‘all about’ Bond) was ENTIRELY built around the core-premise of Judy Dench’s character facing her (inevitable) ‘cum-uppance’ from previous dealings in the intelligence-community. 007 has since made extensive use … Loved it though and it felt like 2 Bond movies in one, much like Sky Fall. To be honest QOS is starting to grow on me. 6. Nobody Does It Better ( The Spy Who Loved Me) 2. LICENSED TO KILL ( Very tough Dalton, fast moving, but felt like a really good cop show on TV not a Bond movie) Craig is boring and generic just the new movies. Skyfall is the worse why would Q the head of tech division hook the villains computer into the mainframe and be surprised it was a Trojan horse with a worm only reason writer fell into a hole. TOMORROW NEVER DIES- (A bit dull , but enjoyable nonetheless) You know his name. Skyfall was terrible! For the life of me, I just couldn’t remember hardly anything about Die Another Day. I can’t help but feeling that certain outside events (negative publicity) disproportionally influenced the minds of many (US) critics that are being counted on RottenTomatoes. Created by British writer Ian Fleming in the 1950s, Bond -- James Bond -- is one of pop culture's most enduring characters. I really never understood all the love for Skyfall, I thought that movie Well said, I feel like i’m living in an alternate universe when people praise this film. Geez, I watched every Bond movie more than a hundred times, except those crappy Craig movies. 100 Best Movies on Disney Plus (February 2021), 100 Best Movies on Hulu to Watch Right Now (February 2021). I think you’ll end up with a much more accurate list. While I enjoy the Daniel Craig Bonds, I don’t think I’d ever watch them over and over like I have done with the original few — Dr No, FRWL, Goldfinger, and my fave with Connery, Thunderball. Can’t recall the Lazenby film. The budget was sky high and the gadgets and gimmicks were prevalent throughout. Pierce Brosnan brought back the sophisticated sex appeal, as the best Bond in the not-so-greatest movies. GoldenEye was intoxicating Certified Fresh fun, while the three that followed are all Rotten. There are dull stretches like the disposal of a car that contains an irrelevant character who is already dead and that (zzz) golf game. 14 –> 6.5/10 –> ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ It might very well come down to Ang’s overwhelming need to speak through his movies to the younger generation there in China, and elsewhere. more than almost any other fictional character. 03 –> 9.0/10 –> ‘Skyfall’ Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. So, when it comes to the best way to watch the James Bond movies in order, watching in release order seems logical. 3 years later I was just old enough to see Spy Who Loves Me with a school friend without parents. QOS is actually not that bad, and is still better than Spectre and Skyfall. You KNOW he still has feelings for Vesper, both good and bad. The underwater action was stunning. Bond gets married and the drama was engrossing. My list would be the same as yours except for two films. No toilet paper, running water – how would they feel going into a cafe and ordering breakfast… It was an excellent film, and some films are gritty, have broken characters requiring one to see and accept the flaws of the human condition. Daniel Craig….seriously, he was the generic action guy and the movies were terrible. Not excellent. Instead, the Bond of Spectre surprisingly, sadly, literally, turns his back on that promise — saddled with a crisis of conscience never established in the previous Daniel Craig entries. It succeeded. Roger Moore movies I grew up with I’m not sure why the year of release is important in their “weighted formula”, or why they need a weighted formula in the first place. Lazenby was a better bond. Well simply because Bond is a movie , yes it is not real, and Moore, was handed with a bunch of bad scripts except for one or two exceptions, and made them absolutely brilliant, for those who are going to say “BUT HE CANT ACT, HE WAS JUST A CLOWN” please watch ‘The man who haunted himself’, and for those who say he was a “gay” bond is ridiculous, if anything he slept with the most women, and I think we can all agree, he was hilarious also I think we would all be happy if we looked that good in our 40’s and 50’s. QOS was an odd-duck, of sorts. LIVE AND LET DIE (felt low budget, but I enjoyed the silliness) This new formula of larger-then-life, live-action fight scenes is not what made the Ian Fleming novels so excellent. Avec ce nouvel opus, la célèbre franchise fête donc ses 50 ans. Nevermind, something’s wrong in Bond-land. And the one with the submarine in Istanbul? Oh, please. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service- The most underrated Bond film ever. These lists never make any sense to me. Disappointed they just ignored the existence of “Skypecall” and “The Speculum of Quantums” tbh. Only time will tell. One capable of being the gritty assassin born in Casino Royale and also the spy we love from the Connery and Moore era. Still a Top 5 contender though. My personal faves are: 1. I highly rate “Tomorrow Never Dies”. Roger Moore is defiantly midtable, while Pierce Brosnan (always a reliable 007) sees three of his four appearances languishing in the bottom 10 – the fun GoldenEye is the exception., 100 Best Movies on HBO Max (February 2021), The Best TV Seasons Certified Fresh at 100%. It’s time for another young Bond imo. the short version is that he was suppose to continue with the bond franchise but he walked away because he could not eye to eye with the producers. I like the fact they mentioned for once that a male spy would have to seduce men more than women. Thank you people like to act like sky fall is the end all be all of bond movies. Quantum of Solace was plagued by production issues as a result of the Writers’ Guild strike. Stupidity at its finest. Take it easy, tiger. At least the goofy ones are fun to watch. No gadgets and gimmicks but this movie was so innocent and enjoyable for me. Too great to be Bond, honestly. Copyright © 2018 Fandango. James Bond movies: Ranking 007's best, worst and everything in between. MY idea was to have Idris play a DIFFERENT ‘double-o’. On a more serious note, there is a huge difference between the older Bond films and the newer Bond films. 5. Moore’s Spy Who Loved Me is my second favorite Bond film next to Thunderball. This was an idea that has festered quietly in the back of my mind, ever since seeing that famous (albeit ‘brief’) scene where ALL nine ‘Double-O’s were seated at a gathering in a large hall, towards the beginning of FRWL…and a few other times where the exploits of OTHER double-o’s were mentioned (most notably in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, ‘Octopussy’) and obviously in ‘Goldeneye’ (with the on-screen animosity between Brosnan and Sean Bean) and even the ‘snarky’ comment Lazenby made: “This never happened to the OTHER guy !”. Think a car turning into a submarine and then flying off would’ve helped? Their plots make no damn sense. Golden Eye- More serious Bond after Moore. Rough and tough action scenes complimented by heavy drama and true love reminded me of On Her Majesties Secret Service. I totally understand and respect were everyone is coming from but I have to say, for me, the best Bond was Roger Moore, and I notice a lot of people disagree with me on that one according to the polls I have seen by a lot I mean 90%, now, why do I say this? Not one of the many excellent Sean Connery movies? It doesn’t make them right. I hate the attitude of people who think that if you like the old Bond films, that you can’t like the new ones. How can QoS…aka POS be higher than License to Kill if the rating is lower!?!? I just watched Spectre, though, and it was looong and very slow with a couple of explosions mixed in to keep me awake. Skyfall beats Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger? The old ones were a different genre which benefit from camp. Visit The James Bond Dossier now! Well, if you look at Daniel Craig’s imdb, it lists him as starring in “bond 25” with an unknown future date, so it will be him for at least one more movie. Pepper were spot on. This doesn’t make one better than the other in some objective form. I think the problem may be that they keep trying to make these movies current but still tie them back to the original Fleming novels. The reason I’m bringing all this up, is because it occurred to me that perhaps the best way to bring the Bond-franchise forward, is to build-upon it by making Bond spin-off’s in much the same way the Bourne movies led to a story with Aaron Cross. It’s top five for me. You got his number. The problem is when it tries to be gritty and realistic it rubs up against those two. Connery did not look handsome here, strange because its only 2 years after his peak THUNDERBALL. George Lazenby was a “wooden” Bond who lasted just one movie. Well, you see…Bond isn’t suppose to be a real person. The plot of the movie sounds great on paper, but I thought it lacked the spark of earlier Brosnan’s Bond films. lol OK. Another dubious list. Bring back Martin Campbell, I say! It also has less Bond. It means that they are different films with different intentions. That’s some “weighted formula”. Whomever rated this movie #, didn’t see the rest of them. The 3 Connery films are higher scored than the 2 Craig films in the top 5, so why are they in that order?? : Have seen every Bond film multiple times (except SPECTRE) and watch my least favorite Bond films including the Timothy Dalton (great actor) entries as well. It also has striking cinematography to boot. I enjoyed reading your opinions on the various Bond films. GoldFinger-The most overrated Bond movie ever. There is certainly signs of director’s intent (i.e 4 action sequences based on the 4 classic elements: wind, air, fire, water, which ties in with the villain’s motives) and had everything gone as initially intended, I have a feeling it might have been the most intelligent of all Bond films. The most compelling piece of evidence is the fact that in several movies released after On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Bond refers to the fact he was married once – his wedding turned into a wake when Bond’s wife was assassinated by Blofeld in that film.