History YMMV / JamesBond

14th Mar '18 6:34:50 AM Saveelich
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* ToughActToFollow: The Sixties. Not only is Creator/SeanConnery widely regarded as the definitive Bond, but the first 6 films had arguably the strongest run the series has ever seen. On a lesser scale, ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe,'' ''Film/GoldenEye,'' ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' were warmly received entries that had less well received follow-ups.

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* ToughActToFollow: ToughActToFollow:
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The Sixties. first batch of Sixties films to some. Not only is Creator/SeanConnery widely regarded as the definitive Bond, but the first 6 films had five (sometimes down to four considering not everyone thinks ''You Only Live Twice'' has aged well) are arguably the strongest run the series has ever seen. On a lesser scale, seen.
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''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe,'' ''Film/GoldenEye,'' ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', ''Film/{{Casino Royale|2006}}'', and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' were warmly received entries that had less well received follow-ups.



** Instead of spending all day here, let's just say "Early Bond" + "Women" (note that the books have other value issues as well, but the women are most prominent). Creator/RogerMoore even looks uncomfortable attempting to imitate such works in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.

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** Instead of spending all day here, let's just say "Early Bond" + "Women" (note that the books have other value issues as well, but the women are most prominent). Creator/RogerMoore even looks uncomfortable attempting to imitate such works demeanor in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
14th Mar '18 6:29:46 AM Saveelich
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** Another aspect of this is Bond's personality; the Craig-era Bond is the only one who seems to hate his job (and, depending on who you ask, women), while the one thing the others all seemed to share was a genuine joy at living life as a secret agent.

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** Another aspect of this is Bond's personality; the Craig-era Bond is the only one (with Creator/TimothyDalton to some degree) who seems to hate his job (and, depending on who you ask, women), job, while the one thing the others all seemed to share was a genuine joy at living life as a secret agent.
14th Mar '18 6:24:48 AM Saveelich
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* CrazyAwesome: Q's scenes are there to show the Bond gadgets of the day and showing off some hilariously over the top weapons and gadgets on the side.
10th Mar '18 4:27:02 PM jeffreyloonychen
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** Among the actors to have played M, Robert Brown can be considered this. While he wasn't too bad in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', ''Film/AViewToAKill'' and ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', his characterization in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' when he TookALevelInJerkass and became an ObstructiveBureaucrat HeroAntagonist towards Bond for being a RogueAgent who's trying to avenge his friend Felix Leiter for what happened to him and his wife (which Brown's M shows NoSympathy towards) causes him to sink to an all time low for him. Even worse on how M's actions in the movie creates more obstacles like how [[WhatAnIdiot he neglects to inform Bond that there are operations held around the]] BigBad's BananaRepublic lair when Bond [[WhatTheHellHero accuses the Americans for doing nothing]], which would have calm Bond down, but instead resort to berating him and being a BadBoss towards him, causing Bond to reach a breaking point with M and resigning from [=MI6=] and becoming a fugitive from justice to achieve his vengeance for Felix.

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** Among the actors to have played M, Robert Brown can be considered this. While he wasn't too bad in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', ''Film/AViewToAKill'' and ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', his characterization in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' when he TookALevelInJerkass and became an ObstructiveBureaucrat HeroAntagonist towards Bond for being a RogueAgent who's trying to avenge his friend Felix Leiter for what happened to him and his wife (which Brown's M shows NoSympathy towards) causes him to sink to an all time low for him. Even worse on how M's actions in the movie creates more obstacles like how [[WhatAnIdiot [[PointyHairedBoss he neglects to inform Bond that there are operations held around the]] BigBad's BananaRepublic lair when Bond [[WhatTheHellHero accuses the Americans for doing nothing]], which would have calm Bond down, but instead resort to berating him and being a BadBoss towards him, causing Bond to reach a breaking point with M and resigning from [=MI6=] and becoming a fugitive from justice to achieve his vengeance for Felix.
14th Feb '18 1:04:48 AM thatsnumberwang
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** Communists are never up to any good. During Fleming's run, Bond likes but patronizes Blacks, hates Koreans for some reason but loves the Japanese and thinks "sex equality" has fostered bisexual misfits.

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** Communists are never up to any good. During Fleming's run, Bond likes but patronizes Blacks, hates Koreans for some reason but loves the Japanese and thinks "sex equality" has fostered bisexual misfits.
26th Jan '18 6:19:32 PM nombretomado
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* BrokenBase: The Seventies and Eighties are ''very'' divisive. The only film everyone[[labelnote:*]]Well, almost everyone, because there's always somebody, isn't there?[[/labelnote]] agrees on is ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', which most serious ''Bond'' fans consider to be MadeOfWin.

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* BrokenBase: The Seventies and Eighties are ''very'' divisive. The only film everyone[[labelnote:*]]Well, almost everyone, because there's always somebody, isn't there?[[/labelnote]] agrees on is ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', which most serious ''Bond'' fans consider to be MadeOfWin.JustForFun/MadeOfWin.
6th Dec '17 6:25:09 AM Saveelich
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Although many have praised the Creator/DanielCraig ''Bond'' films for being more gritty and realistic than the sometimes-campy ''Bond'' films of previous years, there are a significant number of fans who 'miss' the implausible gadgets, girls with suggestive names, and over-the-top villains and wish them to return. At a more general level, these fans often feel like the Craig films aren't really ''Bond'' films at all, having a lot more in common with the ''Film/{{Taken}}'' films and ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' than with previous ''Bond'' films.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Although many have praised the Creator/DanielCraig ''Bond'' films for being more gritty and realistic than the sometimes-campy ''Bond'' films of previous years, there are a significant number of fans who 'miss' the implausible gadgets, girls with suggestive names, and over-the-top villains and wish them to return. At a more general level, these fans often feel like the Craig films aren't really ''Bond'' films at all, having a lot more in common with the ''Film/{{Taken}}'' films and ''Film/TheBourneSeries'' than with previous ''Bond'' films. NostalgiaFilter applies a great deal here.
2nd Dec '17 1:11:19 AM Saveelich
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* CantUnheartIt: Good luck reading one of the original novels and not imagining Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/GeorgeLazenby, Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/TimothyDalton, Creator/PierceBrosnan, or Creator/DanielCraig as Bond. Especially Connery (for being the first Bond) or Dalton and Craig (for being [[DarkerAndEdgier grittier]] Bonds in the style of the novels) for some.

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* CantUnheartIt: CantUnhearIt: Good luck reading one of the original novels and not imagining Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/GeorgeLazenby, Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/TimothyDalton, Creator/PierceBrosnan, or Creator/DanielCraig as Bond. Especially Connery (for being the first Bond) or Dalton and Craig (for being [[DarkerAndEdgier grittier]] Bonds in the style of the novels) for some.
28th Nov '17 11:24:37 AM ClintEastwood
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* CantUnheartIt: Good luck reading one of the original novels and not imagining Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/GeorgeLazenby, Creator/RogerMoore, Creator/TimothyDalton, Creator/PierceBrosnan, or Creator/DanielCraig as Bond. Especially Connery (for being the first Bond) or Dalton and Craig (for being [[DarkerAndEdgier grittier]] Bonds in the style of the novels) for some.
16th Nov '17 3:36:43 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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* TooGoodToLast: Creator/TimothyDalton's run on the series ([[BrokenBasr for his fans at least]]).

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* TooGoodToLast: Creator/TimothyDalton's run on the series ([[BrokenBasr ([[BrokenBase for his fans at least]]).
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