BarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2342 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 933 times:
Neither. Timothy Dalton was better than both, IMHO. Serious, cold, intense - what a secret agent should be. Moore looked like a circus clown who strayed into the wrong studio, and Connery was getting to old. He was good in the first 4 Bond movies tho.
(i saw half of Her Majesty's Secret Service, i have yet to formulate an opinion)
KAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 908 times:
Funny I was thinking about this too the other day...
Connery had the better movies IMHO, as Moore's degenerated into flash filled spectacles (see Moonraker). And Moore was too smooth. He didn't come off as a killer, most of the time. Add to that by the time the last Moore movie came out, he was nearly 60, and moved like it. Connery had that gleam of barely suppressed sadism and aggression that lurked right beneath the surface (see the fight in Goldfinger against the SPECTRE agent that killed 008). Which seemed to fit the Bond character so much better. I mean he is supposed to be a secret agent/assasin, not a millionaire playboy. I never really had time to forge an opinion on Dalton, 2 movies just weren't enough. Lazenby was decent, not great and had potential, but never followed through.
Greatest Connery film(in the series): From Russia with Love
Greatest Moor film: The Spy Who Loved Me
but you've really got to see the whole canon to truly see Bond...
*the above is merely opinion, take it as you will*
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 899 times:
Best actor by far: Dalton - for exactly the reasons BarfBag and Andreas cited. His Bond was ruthless and did everything to achieve his goals. See the perfect antagonism between Bond and Sánchez in Licence to Kill - two very similar personalities. Apparently it helps to be a Shakespearean actor...
Incidentally, a few days ago I thought about my personal ranking of 007 movies. Here it is, if anyone cares:
2. Licence To Kill
3. Die Another Day
4. The Living Daylights
6. On Her Majesty´s Secret Service
7. You Only Live Twice
8. From Russia With Love
9. The Spy Who Loved Me
10. For Your Eyes Only
12. A View To A Kill
13. Live And Let Die
14. Dr. No
15. The Man With The Golden Gun
16. Tomorrow Never Dies
17. The World Is Not Enough
20. Diamonds Are Forever