Oh man, James Bond. My answering machine in college had a 20-minute passage of Thunderball that people had to listen to – surprisingly, many women listened to the whole message before leaving a message. Talk about commitment. I ended up marrying one of them!
I think Roger Moore defined Bond for most of my generation – the agent that doesn’t take himself that seriously. Of course, Sean Connery was iconic in his role as Bond in the early movies
Dalton actually wasn’t that bad in the Living Daylights – for some reason I’ve had a soft for Maryam d’Abo since that movie. I also loved the Aston Martin Vantage Volante in that movie – a stunning car.
Brosnan did a really good job as Bond especially in Goldeneye – for some reason the first movie is usually the best. He was also quite good in Tomorrow Never Dies but The World is not enough andDie Another Day were disappointments.
Daniel Craig was fantastic in the remake of Casino Royale which is probably one of my favorite Bond movies. However, I didn’t like Quantum of Solace as much. I’m hoping that Craig will redeem himself in Skyfall.
I’m really hoping that Skyfall is Goldfinger/Goldeneye-grade. It better be!