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Old September 28 2010, 01:11 AM   #74
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Re: Favourite Bond films....

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Hell, not even Britt Ekland running around in a bikini for half the picture could save that one. No, the worst Bond girl ever was former model Lois Chiles as “Holly Goodhead” in Moonraker. She was pretty the way a department-store mannequin is pretty. She had the personality of Velveeta and delivered her lines like she was recording instructions for an automated answering system.
You make a good case, but I have to go with Roberts, too. Chiles was just wooden. Tanya Roberts was actively annoying . . . not unlike Kate Capshaw in TEMPLE OF DOOM.
That's exactly what I was getting at. In many ways, I was thinking of Kate Capshaw when I was writing my review of Tanya Roberts. The difference is that Capshaw kinda grows on me. At least she's supposed to be intentionally annoying in a comic sense. The James Bond movies just don't have room for that kind of comic relief, and I don't really get the sense that any of the annoying bits of Roberts' character were intentional.

Although, I also have to admit that I don't remember Moonraker very well.



It's not that she was miscast. It's that she displays absolutely zero personality or any kind of acting ability. Which is strange, because she's usually pretty good. Maybe she's trying too hard not to be sexy?

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It's nice to see another Bond fan almost agree with me. The Living Daylights is my most favorite Bond movie too and The World is Not Enough is the best of the Brosnan films. And while I love The Spy Who Loved Me, My personal favorite of the Roger Moore films is Moonraker. But, how can you NOT like The Man With the Golden Gun? Okay, it's hardly a classic, but it was an enjoyable movie, and it successfully washed away the bad taste that Live and Let Die left in my mouth. That's what I liked about the Roger Moore movies, He got the utter crap out of the way first, then, made five excellent movies, then his last, which was merely good.
I don't find anything enjoyable about The Man with the Golden Gun. Its pacing is on par with the most sleep-inducing Connery outings, like Thunderball.

And like I said before, I don't know why everyone else has such bad feelings towards Live & Let Die. Maybe it's because I don't really view it as a blaxploitation movie. There's nothing particularly un-Bond-y about it. It's just a James Bond movie where most of the villains happen to be black, and played by exceptional black actors at that.

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I also agree that Quantum of Solace was garbage. I haven't really warmed up to Daniel Craig, even though I did like Casino Royale. I hope that if they start up the series again, they recast Bond.
I don't think recasting would necessarily be required. I think Craig could continue well enough so long as they were able to lighten the tone of the rest of the movie. (I'm crossing my fingers for Christopher Eccleston as Q!)
Hmm. Well, Maybe Craig does have one more in him. Like I said, I haven't really warmed to him, but that could just be that I didn't like Solace.

You don't like Thunderball either huh? Too bad. That's my personal favorite of the ones Connery did. Yeah, I know, Goldfinger is the more popular film, and justifiably so, since it was great. I just liked Thunderball better.
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