Some are also calling “Skyfall” the best Bond ever. I assume that that’s more than a little bit of hyperbole because some of the 007 films that I enjoyed most were not necessarily the best in the series. For instance, of the Sean Connery Bond films, was never a huge fan of “Dr. No,” “From Russia, With Love,” or “Thunderball,” though I was particularly fond of “Diamonds Are Forever.” and “You Only Live Twice.”
George Lazenby, for me was always an afterthought as Bond, mainly because by the time I became aware of him I was already well-versed in the exploits of Connery and Moore.
When I think back on it, I actually enjoyed the Roger Moore Bond films best, particularly “Live And Let Die,” “The Man With The Golden Gun,” and “Moonraker.” I never thought that he was the toughest, or the most suave Bond, but there was a humor to his portrayal that the others tended to lack.
Plus there were so many more (pardon the pun) gadgets that the other Bonds.
I also enjoyed Timothy Dalton’s and Pierce Brosnan’s (if you ever saw Brosnan in “Remington Steele,” you would have known that he was a perfect fit for the suave British agent) portrayal, though I thought that Dalton was not well-treated, and deserved to appear in more films (He only did two, “The Living Daylights” and “License To Kill.”) portrayals.
Anyone who’s read this blog is probably aware that I would have preferred The Fixx to have done the theme song, though Adele does pretty well because it’s more in the vein of past Bond films, unlike Madonna’s “Die Another Day.”
In fact, her singing reminds me somewhat of Shirley Bassey’s work, which makes me wonder why she isn’t doing it because her voices blows Adele’s (and many other singers) out of the water.
That being said, I am not a huge fan of Daniel Craig’s interpretation of the character. His Bond is too much like Jason Bourne, whom is analogous to a fist, minus the velvet glove. And as to “Skyfall” being the best of the series, I have to wait till the film comes to DC.