Which is the best Roger Moore/James Bond 007 film?

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Binker, Oct 27, 2012.

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Moore-era Bonds

  1. Live and Let Die (1973)

  2. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

  3. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

  4. Moonraker (1979)

  5. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

  6. Octopussy (1983)

  7. A View to a Kill (1985)

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  1. Binker Registered

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    When it comes to the James Bond films, one (sometimes more) stand out as the one best film starring (insert name here). For me, the best Connery films are the first three (Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Goldfinger), Craig's has been almost all of them so far (but Casino Royale stands out moreso). Lazenby's only film is considered a Bond film that shouldn't have been treated like it did, and Brosnan's has and always will be Goldeneye.

    But Moore and Dalton's Bonds have been questionable for me because I can't figure out which are the best ones, if not the best one. And in this case, Roger Moore is a bit tougher because he made more than Connery did, but some include a more comedic Bond, and some can be bad films to the point where I could just continue what I've done and just ignore the Moore-era. So I'd figure I asked you guys.

    Which Bond film starring Roger Moore is the best?
     
  2. obin_gam Registered

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    dance
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    Both the best Bond song ever, and the best Moore Bond, and one of the best Bond films all in all.
     
  3. 747 Fanboy rivalry? Yawn.

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    The Spy Who Loved Me, the only great Moore Bond film.
     
  4. Drizzle You'll get your rent when Ditkovich is in the MCU!

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    The Spy Who Loved Me was when Moore was at his best. It also introduced Jaws, the best henchman in the Bond series.
     
  5. DKDetective Elementary, Dear Robin (he/him/his)

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    For Your Eyes Only. It is the only one where Moore is playing Bond, not a Bond parody.
     
  6. marvelrobbins Registered

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    For Your Eyes Only
     
  7. obin_gam Registered

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    I can concur to this. This was the first Bond I ever saw and it's got just the right amount of fun v. seriousness.

    The only reason AVTAK wins for me is because it has Christopher Walken
     
  8. James Built from Lego

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    I'm going A View To A Kill because it's my favorite Bond film.
     
  9. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    This was one of the toughest poll questions I've ever encountered on the Hype. :up: Trying to decide between TSWLM and FYEO was rough. :csad:
     
  10. Sawyer High King

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    The Spy Who Loved Me. :o:up:
     
  11. R3M3D1 Registered

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    This.

    I do like the grittyness and heavier tone in FYEO. Great score by Bill Conti (More cowbell) but I chose TSWLM in the end as it has the key parts that make a great 'Bond' action film.

    -exotic locations
    -great cinematography (Egypt scenes)
    -amazing stunts (DAT SKI JUMP)
    -two of the best Bond girls in Barbara Bach and Caroline Monro (three if you count Valerie Leon's small appearance)
    -Great sets (super tanker)
    -Great Bond song
    -Cool gadgets (The Lotus submarine car and the Ski Bike thing)
    -A great henchman in Jaws (Probably the best known)

    I don't get the hate for the Moore films. All the very watchable for me and entertaining :)
     
  12. marvelrobbins Registered

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    The Spy who Loved me Is probally the most popular film Moore did among Bond fans
    so no surprise It's winning.
     
  13. SoNicRaDiATioN Registered

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    I like every Moore film except Moonraker. But TSWLM and AVTAK are my two favorite. Slight edge to Jaws over Walken.
     
  14. Airwings Waves of air

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    Hard to pick a true winner between TSWLM and FYEO. Depends on the mood I'm in, if I prefer a lighter, entertaining adventure or a more down to earth spy thriller.
    But in any case, Octopussy is the third best Moore film. In some ways it's a combination of the other two mentioned, both styles are present there.

    EDIT. In Skyfall there's a fight on the top of a moving train. A nod to OP, I'm sure.
     
  15. Alexei Belyakov Registered

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    The Spy Who Loved Me. Hands down.
     
  16. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    TMWTGG for me because it was the first Moore film I saw on TV plus you have Christopher Lee as the best villain - Scaramanga but Goodnight was annoying in this film.
     
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  17. Alexei Belyakov Registered

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    Golden Gun was terrible.

    It was campy as hell.
     
  18. gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    "The Spy Who Loved Me" of course.
    But no love for "Live and Let Die" in this thread? A young Roger Moore at the top of his game (mixing the right amount of humor and toughness and adding his own take on the Bond persona), a great villain, Yaphet Kotto, cool gadgets, one of the best if not the best Bond soundtrack ...
    I might have a special nostalgic attachment to it because it's the 1st Bond I saw, but I still think it holds up and even though its Blaxploitation vibe dates it quite a bit, it's one of the good Bond films .
    There are also a few good moments in Octopussy. Other than that, all the other Moore films are not that great imo.
     
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  19. Homer J. Fong Not a golem

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    I appreciate For Your Eyes Only, particularly as a response and counterpoint to Moonraker. I like Octopussy much more, and it's my second favorite Roge Moore Bond. Number one is, without a doubt and far, far ahead of the others, The Spy Who Loved Me. The Spy Who Loved Me is a great pleasure to this day, coming after three dreary efforts that saw the series supposedly trying to return to the witty, knowing action-adventure it had been but devolving into campy rubbish more and more. If I were a fan in 1974, I'd probably have left The Man with the Golden Gun lamenting what had happened and wishing they'd put the thing to sleep permanently. But along comes The Spy Who Loved Me, a return to the sophisticated, spectacular, and silly adventures that came before On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Unlike the first three Bonds in the '70s, TSWLM looks like a real movie with a sizable budget, not bad TV. There's an energy to it, a joy in it, that a Bond movie hadn't exuded for a while. And it's the first Roger Moore Bond movie that really knew what a Roger Moore Bond movie was: Yes, the humor is more important than in the Connery era, but it doesn't have to be as desperate and (here's this word again) campy as it had been. No, Moore's Bond isn't a true action hero, but he can actually have a fight scene that actually sees him doing a bit of fighting. And Moore actually demonstrates that he can be a fine actor! He's less smug and more confident than he'd been before. The Spy Who Loved Me gets the balance between humor, travel, intrigue, and action right, the only Bond movie to do so in a decade that saw the franchise go so very wrong.
     
  20. Kahran Ramsus Super Moderator

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    TSWLM. While it wasn't really the first of the larger than life Bonds (that was pretty much established by YOLT), it was the one that perfected it. It is just so much fun to watch that I don't only think that it is the best Roger Moore Bond film, but it is the best Bond film that doesn't star Sean Connery.
     
  21. bullets bang bang

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    I was hoping for a thread to rate Bond films. I haven't seen them all and plan to catch up in November.
     
  22. GREEN =w= DAY Registered

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    Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only are Moore's best Bond films

    the rest are cheesy as hell but Moonraker is a guilty pleasure of mine
     
  23. Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    It was campy but the Asian locations were gorgeous and Scaramanga was one of the greatest Bond villains, with a masterful performance from Christopher Lee and the final duel between the two was fantastic.
     
  24. Slushy Registered

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    For Your Eyes Only. Moore was badass in this instead of being goofy as usual.
     
  25. Mace Dolex Powerful User

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    Possibly Moonraker but A View To A Kill has the killer Duran Duran song, it's hard to decide whenever I watch them on TV it's a chore to have to sit through them since most Bond films are close to 2 hours that they end up as 3 hour time slots with commercials.
     

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