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007 – The James Bond Files

007 - The James Bond Files

James Bond 007 is the fictional creation of writer Ian Fleming (who wrote about him in 12 novels and 2 short stories). The films created about the super spy has developed a cult following over the years and the distinguished honor of playing James Bond has been a coveted role of fans and actors alike. Almost like a royal dynasty, the actor who plays Bond is normally written differently than his predecessors. For this reason you will find a few Bond fans who dislike a particular dynasty and love another. The original Bond actor was none other than Sean Connery and the most recent is actor Daniel Craig.

As a hardcore Bond fan and supporter (I’ll watch any of them anytime). I will review all 22+ films and house them here. Unlike my standard movie reviews, I will not judge James Bond on the merit of acting, story, cinematography, score and direction. It cannot be that cut and dry, since Bond is in a world of it’s own, my standard 5 category reviews will still stand but this will occupy only one of five much larger Bond judgements along with a bonus category that can help or harm the overall score. With that being said, I introduce to you the Bond-o-meter score system, which will judge his movies based on the actor/story, the Bond girl, the villain, the toys, MI6 (M, Q, Moneypenny bonus) and then my standard rating system.

With this I hope to get more people into the James Bond spirit and to differentiate the garbage from the gems. IT is an ongoing franchise and I look forward to judging them all.

Movie Name and Year Star Rating 007 Actor
Dr. No (1962) ★★★★★★★★★★ Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) ★★★★★★★★★★ Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) ★★★★★★★★★ Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) ★★★★★★★★★★ Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) ★★★★★★★★★★ Sean Connery
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) ★★★★★★★★★ George Lazenby
Diamonds are Forever (1971) ★★★★★★★★★★ Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) ★★★★★★★★★★ Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) ★★★★★★★★★ Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) ★★★★★★★★★★ Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) ★★★★★★★★★★ Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) ★★★★★★★★★★ Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) ★★★★★★★★★★ Roger Moore
A View to a Kill (1985) ★★★★★★★★★★ Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) ★★★★★★★★★★ Timothy Dalton
License to Kill (1989) ★★★★★★★★★★ Timothy Dalton
Goldeneye (1995) ★★★★★★★★★★ Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) ★★★★★★★★★★ Pierce Brosnan
The World is Not Enough (1999) ★★★★★★★★★★ Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) ★★★★★★★★★★ Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) ★★★★★★★★★★ Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) ★★★★★★★★★★ Daniel Craig
The Bond Girl
Bond Girls – From Spicy to Bland:
Character Name and Actress Movie she appears in Score
Natalya Simonova – Izabella Scorupco GoldenEye (1995) 10
Kara MilovyMaryam d’Abo The Living Daylights (1987) 10
Pam BouvierCarey Lowell License to Kill (1989) 10
Tracy Di VicenzoDiana Rigg On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) 09
Pussy GaloreHonor Blackman
Goldfinger (1964) 09
Melina HavelockCarole Bouquet
For Your Eyes Only (1981) 09
Honey RyderUrsula Andress
Dr. No (1962) 08
Anya Amasova – Barbara Bach The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) 08
Tatiana Romanova – Daniela Bianchi From Russia with Love (1963) 08
Vesper Lynd – Eva Green Casino Royale (2006) 08
Lupe Lamora – Talisa Soto License to Kill (1989) 08
JinxHalle Berry Die Another Day (2002) 07
Wai LinMichelle Yeoh Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) 07
Octopussy – Maud Adams Octopussy (1983) 07
SolitaireJane Seymour Live and Let Die (1973) 06
Stacey SuttonTanya Roberts A View to a Kill (1985) 06
Domino DervalClaudine Augere Thunderball (1965) 06
AkiAkiko Wakabayashi You Only Live Twice (1967) 06
CamilleOlga Kurylenko Quantum of Solace (2008) 05
Mary Goodnight – Britt Ekland The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) 05
Holly Goodhead – Lois Chiles Moonraker (1979) 05
Tiffany Case – Jill St. John Diamonds are Forever (1971) 05
Christmas JonesDenise Richards The World is Not Enough (1999) 04