The Best of Bond, Part 2Continuing the series begun earlier. I’m not going to rehash all the plots. This is meant for people who have seen all the films.
I’m looking to judge these films by a number of criteria:
- Bond – who the actor is, how good he is, and what he brings to the role
- the Villain- starting with Dr. No, I judge the films on how compelling the villain is.
- the Bond Women – some films have few, some have many, but I’m pretty sure all have at least one. The quality ranges from Denise Richards’s absurd nuclear physicist to, of course, Mrs. Bond herself, not to mention Pussy Galore
- the Good Guys – M, Q, Moneypenny, Felix Leiter in his many incarnations and other sidekicks
- the Henchmen on the other side like Jaws, Oddjob, and Nick-Nack.
- the gadgets – not just judging how neat the gadgets are, but whether they were unwisely allowed to take over the film (as often happened with the later Roger Moore filims)
- whatever else I happen to think of
Anyway, in Part 1 I addressed the first four Connery films. Part 2 concerns the three Blofeld films, You Only Live Twice, with Sean Connery, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, George Lazenby’s sole contribution to the series, and Diamonds Are Forever, featuring the return of Sean Connery.
Parts 3 & 4 will cover Roger Moore’s many films. Part 5 will cover Never Say Never Again and the two Dalton films, Part 6 will cover the four Brosnan films, and Part 7 will look at the three Daniel Craig films