I’m going to pre-cursor this theory with a simple statement: This is my opinion of the series and not necessarily the intended view. It isn’t an original view, I’d heard it many times before and dismissed it as quickly but as … Continue reading Month of Bond: Why James Bond is a codename and not one man!
The final day of Month of Bond and fittingly I have finally seen them all! So all that is left is to put them in order, from worst to the best. Suitably there is a decent mix of the different Bond’s … Continue reading Month of Bond: Ranking every Bond film!
Finally, Daniel Craig gets a proper Bond film. From Casino Royale through to the end of Skyfall, it felt like it was a long, drawn-out (but very entertaining) process to rediscover, rebuild and “reboot” Bond. The classic tropes and traditions had … Continue reading Month of Bond: Spectre (2015) Review
This is one of those posts I know will cause arguments. Everyone has their own criteria for what makes a good James Bond (or a bad one) and sometimes it doesn’t even matter how good the films themselves are. I think the … Continue reading Month of Bond: Who is the Best James Bond?
Jason Bourne has a lot to answer for. After the disaster of Die Another Day and the success of the Bourne series, a grittier, realistic and much more story focused version of the spy genre, James Bond would have to respond … Continue reading Month of Bond: Casino Royale (2006) Review
Trying to celebrate the 20th Bond movie with one eye firmly at the past is Die Another Day’s biggest flaw. The film isn’t necessarily a disaster until you realise that everything that is wrong with the movie is a direct result … Continue reading Month of Bond: Die Another Day (2002) Review
After the success and quality of both Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies, the exciting new direction of Pierce Brosnan’s Bond was never going to last. The World is Not Enough isn’t a terrible Bond film, (it is still better than almost all of Roger Moore’s) but compared to the first two in Brosnan’s tenure as James Bond, this film struggles. It starts strongly and has one of the best pre-credit openings that any Bond film does. It is the longest in the series so far and utilises that well. The chase down the Thames is an exciting one and it’s testament … Continue reading Month of Bond: The World is Not Enough (1999) Review
Tomorrow Never Dies is everything I want a Bond film to be. It has a great Bond, a kick-ass Bond Girl, a villain with a smart and effective scheme and best of all, some great, ambitious action sequences. Where Goldeneye … Continue reading Month of Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Review
Pierce Brosnan seems to have done his homework when he put together his version of James Bond. In Brosnan we get the aggression of Connery, the arrogance of Moore, the seriousness of Dalton and a nice mix of gallows humour and … Continue reading Month of Bond: Goldeneye (1995) Review
It is a well-stated misconception that Desmond Llewelyn was in every Bond film up to and including The World is Not Enough. It is testament to how much of an impact he makes this once trivial character that he doesn’t actually … Continue reading Month of Bond: A Tribute to Q