Shaken, Not Stirred – The Name’s Bond, Z Bond


When I was a little kid, my dad introduced to a series of movies that I would love until this very day.  The year was 1990. The film, Cannibal Holocaust….

Just kidding. No, what he introduced to was my very first Bond film. I was 8, and I wandered into the living room after doing my homework to my dad settling in for The Man with the Golden Gun. Since then, I have been Bond obsessed and still get a twinge of excited whenever I hear the beginning strings of that iconic James Bond theme.

While I may have seen every Bond movie, I have never watched them in order, nor have I ever critiqued them as both a film fan and a Bond fan. So, to kick things off here at ReelFriction, I’ve decided to do just that. Every Bond movie, one by one, in chronological order. I’ll discuss the pro’s and con’s, as well as have a few fun little breakdowns for each movie. Topics will include: cars, fun gadgets, theme song/intro, best Q moment, notable ladies/gents, and of course, the Bond Villain.

So, please join me as I attempt to make my way through a film series that’s spanned three decades and introduced one of the most iconic lines in film history, won’t you?

And as always, if you want to join the discussion, comment! I love talking and debating all things film and especially Mr Bond…James Bond.

If you are curious of my timeline, please see below so you can follow along! You’ll notice I’m including Never Say Never Again and the original Casino Royale. I know they aren’t technically Canon but I thought it would be fun to throw them in.

Title Year Actor
Dr. No 1962 Sean Connery
From Russia with Love 1963 Sean Connery
Goldfinger 1964 Sean Connery
Thunderball 1965 Sean Connery
Casino Royale 1967 David Niven
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
Never Say Never Again 1983 Sean Connery
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
Skyfall 2012 Daniel Craig
Spectre 2015 Daniel Craig

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