November 23, 2017

Which James Bond Movies are Worth Your Time?

We all know that James Bond is one of the most popular fictional characters of all-time. But as there are already 24 James Bond movies out there, which one of these films can provide you with the ultimate 007 experience?



If you’re looking for the perfect example of smooth-talking Bond charm, then you’d have to pick a movie that starred Sean Connery as the British spy.


Perhaps Goldfinger could be a good place to start. Not only does this 1964 film feature Connery at the peak of his powers, but it also has an excellent villain in the form of Auric Goldfinger, and also features Shirley Eaton as a very glamorous leading lady who even gets painted from head to toe in gold paint!


Another option for Connery fans is the awesome Dr No. This was the Bond film that kicked things off way back in 1962 and it instantly provides all of those iconic 007 moments.


With Ursula Andress in great form as Honey Ryder, a few classy casino games like baccarat in the background, and plenty of Cold War motifs that continue to provide inspiration for today’s Bond movies, it set the template for the hugely popular 007 franchise.



Not that Connery has the monopoly on great James Bond movies of course, as Daniel Craig has made a pretty good job of giving us a modern take on 007. Whilst there’s still no news as to what we can expect from his final Bond movie, it’s sure to provide plenty more great examples of Craig’s acting prowess.


Craig first burst onto the Bond scene with the fantastic Casino Royale. This awesome 2006 movie saw Craig involved in an epic high-stakes poker game opposite the particularly villainous Le Chiffre. And whilst it didn’t quite provide the realism of the casino game that you’d find at an online gaming website like InterCasino, it still was a great introduction to Craig as 007.



We have to include a Roger Moore movie in our shortlist of Bond films. Whilst some critics found Moore to be a little too suave for such a tough character, movies like Octopussy were great fun, as long as you didn’t mind some painfully cliched dialogue!


Despite the overwhelming success of the Bond franchise, there have been some duds. Timothy Dalton always seemed like an odd choice for 007, and nowhere is this better seen than in the fairly lame Bond movie,The Living Daylights.


And the less said about the original Casino Royale the better. This 1967 movie was a complete disaster that attempted to turn James Bond into a weird kind of comedy figure. Which just goes to show that just like a casino game, sometimes even 007 can be hard to predict!

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