Sunday, 24 March 2013

Best Bond: Results

6. Roger Moore in Live and Let Die- Moore sits as the worst Bond due to his excessively light approach that makes his Bond seem frankly disinterested at times. He tries to just be charming and funny but the problem he does not even do that all that well.
5. George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service- Moore has more screen presence than George Lazenby but I do prefer Lazenby because he actually seems into the action scenes and he is pretty good in his last scene. As a whole though his Bond is underwhelming just by how indistinct his approach is to the character.
4. Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye- Brosnan gives a slick and suave approach to Bond similar to that of Connery. He does not reach the heights of Connery but he gives nice performance as Bond that balances the serious and humorous elements of his character well.
3. Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights- Although Brosnan is more consistent I prefer Dalton for dealing with the inconsistent tone of his picture and actually delivering well on his darker approach to Bond when there is a scene that actually allows him to do it. I would love to see Dalton in a bleak picture about espionage.
2. Daniel Craig in Casino Royale- Craig gives an excellent portrayal of Bond that shows a much more vulnerable and less experienced Bond. Unlike Dalton, who went alone, he and the film go together to effectively explore a darker place for the character.
1. Sean Connery in From Russia in Love-Good Prediction RatedRStar. My favorite Bond performance goes to Sean Connery in this film. He took on a role that was already big shoes to fill and instead of just fulfilling the role he instead made the role his own. He made him the iconic character he has become through his charming, suave, and charismatic portrayal that could even go darker when necessary. He simply made Bond.
I might do something like this again down the road if I can think of something good

Overall Rank:
  1. Sean Connery in From Russia With Love
  2. Daniel Craig in Casino Royale
  3. Sean Connery in Dr. No
  4. Sean Connery in Goldfinger
  5. Daniel Craig in Skyfall
  6. Daniel Craig in Quantum Of Solace
  7. Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights
  8. Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye
  9. Timothy Dalton in License to Kill
  10. Sean Connery in Thunderball
  11. Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice
  12. Pierce Brosnan in Tomorrow Never Dies
  13. Sean Connery in Diamonds Are Forever
  14. Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough
  15. Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day
  16. George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  17. Roger Moore
Next Year:  1935


RatedRStar said...

omg ive got 2 in a row correct =D, im I technically allowed to suggest a performance or doesnt this one count because its not an alternate year neccessarily.

RatedRStar said...

Charles Laughton - The Ruggles Of Red Cap
Robert Donat - The 39 Steps
Boris Karloff - Bride Of Frankenstein
Groucho Marx - A Night Of The Opera
Errol Flynn - Captain Blood

Louis Morgan said...

You can give a request.

RatedRStar said...

thank you =)

um ill stick to what I usually do which is suggest an unknown gem or unlikely choice and the one this time is... drum roll....

Lau Ching Wan - Mad Detective (Best Actor 2007, he is an amazing actor in the style of Tony Leung Chiu Wai)

Michael Patison said...

Fred Astaire in Top Hat
Robert Donat in The 39 Steps
Errol Flynn in Captain Blood
Charles Laughton in The Ruggles of Red Gap
Groucho Marx in A Night at the Opera

Fritz said...

Great fun but I have to admit I never really cared for james Bond...