- Feb 1, 2007
- Reaction score
"More power! MORE POWER!!!"
On the upside, Daniel Craig looks like he might have been in a scrap or two...When they bring their own uniquity to the screen, that we can accomodate...but when Daniel Craig raises a sardonic eyebrow that should be upon the sallow face of poor old Roger...that is when we see red (even without being fully-aware of the offence).
The entire class of boys in my year at school back in '85 would seriously beg to differ.Yes, I would put that hypothetically in the same category as Commando - stupid films with one or two amusing lines, but generally not worth the effort.
I'm OK with Craig as Bond, although like many others, the blonde bit worried me. I think he's a good Bond in some crappy films. The same for Timothy Dalton. Dalton is a great actor, and brought an edge to Bond that even Connery didn't quite match, but the films were so goldarned awful it beggars belief. (In fairness, Connery did suave better than anyone, even Moore who built his entire career out of pure charm.)On the upside, Daniel Craig looks like he might have been in a scrap or two...
I agree, Mr. Dalton was very good as well, with better material he would have had a longer run I think.I'm OK with Craig as Bond, although like many others, the blonde bit worried me. I think he's a good Bond in some crappy films. The same for Timothy Dalton. Dalton is a great actor, and brought an edge to Bond that even Connery didn't quite match, but the films were so goldarned awful it beggars belief.
There is a scene in The Living Daylights where Bond's colleague is killed and the look in Dalton's eyes is chilling. I thought "ooh, this Bond is going to be a dangerous one."I agree, Mr. Dalton was very good as well, with better material he would have had a longer run I think.
Famke doesn't bounce, she glides. Although she did jump on Pierce Brosnan's head.I liked the parts when she was bouncing around, but strangely I completely lost interest and fell asleep a few minutes after they were over...
Yup, same with me. I remember being quite terrified of Jaws. And most of the campiness of the Moore Bond films was lost on me at the time. Thus, watching a Bond film made me feel like an adult. Or rather, the way I thought an adult is supposed to feel.I watched Moore's Bond films as a child--not a teenager but a child--and I thought they were wonderful fun: a glimpse into an adult-ish world of sex, death and politics, but a comic book one. If they were on television I'd beg my parents to let me stay up late and watch them.
As we know, it's very hard to remain objective with respect to childhood passions; I can't rewatch them today without slipping into the mood of childhood--which is a good thing.
As far as I know, the Dalton films were never very popular. I enjoyed them, though to me they never felt like Bond films. And the one in which the Afghan Taliban were portrayed as good guys now seems decidedly dated.I'm a Timothy Dalton man all the way.He brought the role back to ground level with a `whump` after the camp excesses of the Moore period. He made the Bond franchise adult again.
The Living Daylights was good, but Licence to Kill was abysmal.I'm a Timothy Dalton man all the way.He brought the role back to ground level with a `whump` after the camp excesses of the Moore period. He made the Bond franchise adult again.
His portrayal of him was naturalistic: this is a Bond who showed some fear on his face. He was also a Bond who was doing a job of work and who had employers. Also he is a bit more considerate to the ladies in his life ( no doubt in an ex-public school kind of way, rather than a sensitive `new man` way). With Dalton they toned down the promiscuity thatVBond had become infamous for: this was supposedly to align the show with the new post-AIDS atmosphere but I also think it brought it closer to Fleming's original conception (Fleming's Bond was in no way a ` bit of a lad`).
Nor do I agree that he was badly served by the stories themselves: I'd say that `The Living Daylights` has just the right combination of espionage,adventure, mild Sci Fi strangeness and humour that the franchise should have.
I'll say. Fleming died in 1964, long before Moore got to be Bond.
The claim that Moore's Bond was Fleming's favorite is obviously false based on the timing. I suspect this claim originated as a spinoff or parallel to another claim - that Moore was considered for the part when they were casting the first Bond film - Dr. No.Fleming died in 1964, first Moore Bond was 1973. ...
One good thing about License to Kill - Wayne Newton! Ah, no, I mean when the bullets hit the oil tanker at the end in that big chase, the noise the ricochets make is the James Bond theme. I also like Gladys Knight over the opening titles.The Living Daylights was good, but Licence to Kill was abysmal.