Originally posted by BlueBoar
I've been watching the Bond films on Prime recently.
I found the Connery, Lazenby, Moore era still very watchable although they are really dated now.
I recently watched the Dalton, Brosnan era, but whilst the films were OK, I don't think either of these Bonds were a match for the former.
Daniel Craig on the other hand, fits the role perfectly. I also love the way they have shot the latest Bond films.
Craig might be the best Bond / actor cast for the role. Connery a close second, Moore not bad. Though times were different, hard to compare.
Brosnan was perhaps the worst James Bond, but I actually thought his movies were fairly good (not because of him).
I have very mixed feelings to what the franchise has done to 007 Movies at the time of Daniel Craig. The actor is great but the scripts totally went off-track. The recent Bond movies distanced themselves from 007 the Myth, and totally brought it down to 007 the man. That might sound great in some ways, but to me, it was all too much too quickly. All the recent (Daniel Craig) Bond movies really dug in the James Bond character. Not just with Vesper, but then the other real girlfriend, his roots in Skyfall, and (not to spoil) this last movie... it became very "mainstream" in some ways. James Bond is not meant to be protecting and shadowing some kid from the evil characters. It never was before. And after the end of this last movie... where do they go from here?
No more James Bond? Just re-assign the 007 badge?