The James Bond canon has reached the end of Daniel Craig’s run- he will most definitely not be back. So where does Spectre fall on the spectrum? What are there greatest films featuring the suave British spy? Which films should never have been made?
The Duds: #24 through #17 — There’s a whole lot of Roger Moore here.
Unbelievably, there was once talk of a spin-off with Halle Berry’s Jinx as the lead.
A terrible film leaves the audience struggling with Stockholm Syndrome.
Christopher Walken and Grace Jones use microchips to mess with Silicon Valley, and an aging Roger Moore.
The Star Wars effect.
#17 Spectre (2015)
Go watch one of the top ten again instead… and wait for Redbox.
The “They Tried Hard” Group: #16 through #9 – If Someone Had Only Cared More
#16 From Russia With Love (1963)
Pierce Brosnan chases the evil Jonathan Pryce and the beautiful Teri Hatcher. Unfortunately, Hatcher plays Pryce’s wife…
#14 Quantum of Solace (2008)
Drug lord Franz Sanchez maims Bond’s friend Felix Leiter and kills Leiter’s new bride. Bond ignores Bond and goes rogue.
Christopher Lee’s Scaramanga makes for a most formidable Bond opponent.
The funniest Bond ever?
Sean Connery, Jane Seymour and Rosie Carver mix it up here, with voodoo and New York City.
The Studs: #8 through #1 – They Nailed It With Story & Style
Smersh lives, Bond rides a cello case in the snow. Timothy Dalton wasn’t a bad Bond, despite what you might’ve heard.
My favorite Roger Moore film, Bond chases Maud Adams and Faberge eggs.
Pierce Brosnan’s best, as it’s Sean Bean’s world.
The first of what would be many, Sean Connery delivered the goods.
George Lazenby’s one and only shot at 007, he portrayed a more human, more broken version of the character than either Sean Connery or Roger Moore. The modern-day contributors certainly viewed this one when crafting the crumbled soul of Daniel Craig’s spy.
#3 Skyfall (2012)
Javier Bardem might be bigger than Daniel Craig. But nothing is bigger than Bond’s mommy issues.
Until Daniel Craig took the series to a whole new level, Sean Connery’s seminal portrayal was top dog. This one has the best lines — ever.
From the opening chase atop the construction site to the game of cat-and-mouse in the hotel. Bond’s anger, hurt, and violence are ratcheted up in a moving film that was merely the beginning. Could Bond love and hate at the same time?
For more on Bond, check out the entries in the Spiritual Development of Bond.
Or check out Steve Norton’s review of Spectre!