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.
|Dr. No||1962||Sean Connery|
|From Russia with Love||1963||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|
|For Your Eyes Only||1981||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|
|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|