Is there anyone who does not like James Bond? Hmm… perhaps a few.
As we know, James Bond films are known for its gadgets, women, and dashing portrayers. Yet are all these actors the debonairs they should be?
Save for Barry Nelson (the very first actor to play 007) and David Niven, both of whom starred in different versions of “Casino Royale”, there are actually only six actors that were called 007 in movies all these years. And they are Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and the latest of whom is Daniel Craig.
Then again, have you seen each one of them in their portrayals?
I suppose only a handful has, if ever. And if you would now, of course, you’d notice the big difference in as obvious as its “screen resolution” among others.. if we are to use ah, computer terms.
Thus, the set and filming can not be the basis for an “A+” movie rating. Technology is just one big factor. And more than the story, since we all expect it to be full of action, suspense and romance – it simply boils down to the appeal of the actor himself as the most defining element in a James Bond movie.
Our All-time Top 3 choices – Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan – with Brosnan as probably the best ever 007 to walk the screen. While the worst, unfortunately, is no other than the latest – Daniel Craig. There’s just simply no appeal whatsoever that possibly the only reason people flocked the cinemas is the title itself – just because it’s a James Bond film. That’s it.
Hopefully, in 007’s next installation, the Bond that is chosen would be as suave and chic as James “Brosnan” was.