With the new James Bond film, Spectre, on its way, I wanted to recommend my TOP 5 007 films so far…
#1 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
I think it’s a shame that George Lazenby never got a chance to play James Bond further since I really enjoyed his version of the character. This film is a really classy stand-alone film with the well-known villain Blofeld opposite our hero Bond.
#2 – The Living Daylights
The first of Dalton’s two film stint as Bond was a great introduction to his version of the character. In this film Bond works to prevent ‘an evil arms dealer from starting another world war’. We also see a charming and romantic relationship form between Bond and supposed Bond Girl Kara Milovy.
(License to Kill, Dalton’s second bond film, was close to making my top 5 since it had a fantastic story showing Bond try to avenge the injuries his friend, Felix Leiter, received from Sanchez, the villain, and the death of Felix’s new wife.)
It’s also a shame, like Lazenby, that Dalton didn’t have much more time as Bond as I really enjoyed his angsty and emotional Bond.
#3 – Die Another Day
Genuinely loved the concept of this film, one which I can’t really speak about without ruining part of the plot, but it really is good.
‘James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon’.
#4 – Casino Royale
Marking the beginning of a new era of James Bond, a new reimagining of the series and a new Bond (Daniel Craig), Casino Royale is swarve, classy and full of surprises.
#5 – Skyfall
Action packed and thrilling, Skyfall kept me on the edge of my seat by making me worry about what was going to come next. I really enjoyed the film and its attempt to delve into the pasts of Bond and M. The villain, Silva, was creepy and fun to watch while also being terrifying. I also enjoyed seeing Bond’s vulnerability – something that hasn’t been featured too much before which makes the character seem more human.
So there we are, my top 5, however, being a massive fan of James Bond, of course I do love all the other films too and would truly recommend a good marathon before Spectre comes out on the 26th of October.