Who’s your favourite Bond?

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Who’s your favorite Bond? I can’t make up my mind between three. They are Daniel, Pierce & Roger in no particular order at all. LOVE them as they play or played Bond during their time.

What inspired me to write this blog is that people tend to compare Bonds ALL THE TIME! Frankly, what IS the problem? I think the latest film, Quantum of Solace , starring Daniel Craig as Bond, is pretty exciting. Action packed! The Bond character is edgier, less flamboyant that the old Bonds, more cold, more calculated ….. but relevant to the times. !!!!! The key word being ‘relevant’, especially since we’re right in the middle of the Bourne-sque era. Even the publicity picture has changed with times … more 3 dimensional, more depth of field … Syiok!

Interestingly, here’s a list of NO’s for characteristics quintessential to identifying a Bond movie which was found lacking in Quantum of Solace. 

  • NO FANCY GADGETS
  • NO LOVE INTEREST (ONLY 1 FLING)
  • NO CHEEKY SMILES, TWINKLING EYES (nope, not even when he was picking up Agent Fields … he just asked for the stationery .. very seriously)
  • NO OVER THE TOP DISPLAY OF FANCY SPORTS CARS (besideS the Aston in the opening scene, it was actually a range of 4WD Fords & Range Rovers … fancy that)
  • NO GROTESQUE IRON JAWED VILLAINS
  • NO SIGNATURE INTRODUCTION – I’M BOND, JAMES BOND……

OK, I admit, I do miss the list of NO’s to a certain extent, more so the absence of fancy cars & the signature intro …. but the action scenes in Quantum of Solace more than made up for what it lacked. Not to mention edgy, sexy Craig playing the lead role. No complaints there!!!!! The plot was a bit iffy, but I guess it was tough to live up to the benchmark set by Casino Royale. Critics were not overwhelmed by it with only a 66% positive rating. People even complained about the movie title, calling it lame & hard to remember……. on the back of impactful ones like Moonraker, Thunderball, etc. Perhaps “Another Way to Die”, the title for the theme song sung by Alicia Keys had a better potential as the title. Corny but more effective, no?! Check out the music video here. It’s pretty cool!

The Quantum of Solace picks up from where Casino Royale left off actually. It mainly focussed on Bond seeking revenge for Vesper’s death and this eventually leads him to meet headlong with the formidable gang leader of Quantum (played by highly acclaimed French actor, Matthieu Amalric) who ironically fronts as an avenger of the environment. He holds Bolivia’s water supply at ransom by damming and blocking it up. OK, so this guy is peanuts compared to shark rearing, iron jawed villains of the past. He’s actually more real. But like I said, relevant, remember? One thing for sure, the acting is superb. Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Matthieu Amalric. Olga Kurylenko, who played the mandatory female role expected in Bond films … well lets put it this way, is pretty & athletic looking, not the sexy bombshell types that you typically find in Bond films, especially if you compare her to the ones during Roger Moore times … Again, relevant!

Whatever the film’s shortcoming is, I will remain a loyal supporter of the James Bond franchise. Perhaps it is because it’s been around since forever. It’s a piece of my past, a piece of my present and for sure will remain a piece of my future. Viva la BOND!!!!

I’ve made up MY mind, its DANIEL CRAIG! Love his craggy faced, ugly cute looks – it’s cool &  sexy & hey … he does his own stunts … so that puts him right in front of the list, for me anyway! So back to my question, who’s YOUR favourite Bond?

HAVE A GREAT TIME AT THE MOVIES!!!!!

 P.S. If you’re one of those who’s not a fan of the franchise … see if this trailer video can convince you!  

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10 responses to “Who’s your favourite Bond?

  1. Sean, Daniel and Pierce.

    Not in order.

    don’t know why but did not like Roger one bit. Strange!!! In fact, found him a bit irritating…

  2. YP: Excellent choices. Yes, Sean’s great too but I guess I can’t identify with him coz it was a bit b4 our times.

    As for Roger, ahahahaaha – Probably coz he was to MIANG .. but he had the most BOND roles, so he must have done something right, somewhere – ahahahaahhhh!!!!!!

  3. Same 3 choices as YP, also not in order. Must admit Daniel was a late inclusion as I initially thought him quite unhandsome, but now I think he is pretty sexy. Also did not like Roger, and as a result was not a Bond fan in my younger days.

  4. PJ: What an eye opener! … I didn’t realize that so many ppl didn’t like Roger …. I’m beginning to think I’m the minority here … hmmmm… interesting!

  5. I love Daniel Craig. He is my kind of Bond. Serious one.

    Roger Moore comes second because I grew up with him.

    Pierce Brosnan will be my third choice.

    George Lazenby will by my No 4 because he was my first Bond.

    Sean Connery comes next.

    Lastly, I think it is a disgrace to associate Bond with Timothy Dalton. He sulks BIG TIME.

  6. Yup… agree that Timothy Dalton just couldn’t cut it as a Bond … lacks the savoir faire required I suppose! But I’m surprised you chose George Lazenby b4 Sean….!

  7. George flopped as a Bond with only “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” under his belt.

    But it was my first Bond movie and it ignited the fire for Bond movies. So George was very much like a “first love” which you will never forget.

  8. My choice.. I like Sean best.. followed by Pierce…

    this time also ah.. did daniel craig drink martini? shaken not stirred?

  9. Gina: For the love of Bond, I really can’t remember … it was like …action action action… it’s like, there was no rest time .. ahahahah… I take it you haven’t watched it?

  10. Just change his name to Jason Bourne allready. To much action not enough everything else.

    Olga is the hot girl of the moment right now with roles in all kind of movies. She is headlining the action movie Kirot.

    In the movie she plays a woman that is coerced into becoming a hit woman for a shadowy organization after being imprisoned for working as a prostitute.

    She escapes from her new employees and joins forces with an abused woman she encounters on the run. Together they embark on a campaign of revenge.

    Sound like the movie NIKITA to me but with olga and that makes it 100% better 🙂 and the original NIKITA movie is great!

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