Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bond, James Bond

The James Bond film series is really an interesting phenomenon. Starting in 1962 there have been official James Bond films in theaters. At the time of this writing there are a total of 22 films spanning five decades and five actors. James Bond was created for the cold war, but survived the fall of the Berlin Wall. He’s faced drug runners, megalomaniacs and corrupted businessmen (sometimes all three in one film), and he’s always done with style and panache.

James Bond appeals mostly to men, but there are plenty of women out there who have favorite James Bond films (and usually a favorite actor). His appeal is world wide, and the films have changed with the times embracing fashions and trends (and sometimes dating the films in the process) but always staying true to key elements that keep people coming back.

I became more and more fascinated with the films the more research I did about them. There are entertaining elements to just about all the films and I’ve found that even episodes that I find to be less then stellar, there are always fans of those episodes willing to defend them. I’ll admit it; I’m a fan of the James Bond movies. Sure some are dated, some are lame, but there are some really entertaining films out there.

So I’ll be reviewing the series on this site. So feel free to weigh in on your favorite 007 adventures or the one you love to hate.

Movies Reviewed:
Skyfall - 2012, Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace - 2008, Daniel Craig
Casino Royale - 2006, Daniel Craig
Die Another Day - 2002, Pierce Brosnan
The World is Not Enough - 1999, Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies - 1997, Pierce Brosnan
Goldeneye - 1995, Pierce Brosnan
Licence to Kill - 1989, Timothy Dalton
The Living Daylights - 1987, Timothy Dalton
For Your Eyes Only - 1981, Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me - 1977, Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun - 1974, Roger Moore
Live and Let Die - 1973, Roger Moore
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - 1969, George Lazenby
You Only Live Twice - 1967 - Sean Connery
Thunderball - 1965 - Sean Connery
Goldfinger - 1964, Sean Connery
From Russia with Love - 1963, Sean Connery
Dr. No - 1962, Sean Connery

Thoughts on the Movies
Poised on the Edge (From Russia With Love)
Jones vs. Bond (Raiders of the Lost Ark and For Your Eyes Only)

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