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Obviously Daniel Craig is the best James Bond actor yet. Unlike everyone else in Ireland I don't believe that it is Pierce Brosnan. So Sean Connery is second in my books. If you think he beats Craig, go see a psychiatrist ya fuck.
However, Connery is the original Bond, and the Bond our minds always track back to when comparing Craig or anyone else.
Therefore I've decided to list his titles in top, best, countdown list form thingy.
Didn't care for it. Enough said there.
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER:
Connery's last offical role as Bond and probably for the best at that. Bond must stop Blofeld of Spectre from using "diamonds" (understand the complecated title now) in laser canon. Its pretty average really but has all the moments you'd expect from the franchise. Connery is typical Bond here, and actually a little rougher and tougher towards the beginning.
Slightly ridiculous when you think about it, but marks many a thing for Bond. Firstly it establishes James BOnd as a franchise. Secondly it has that classic moment of the murdered lover drapped in gold. Also it established firmly all the things that became known or expected in each Bond film, an evil villain, his evil plot, a fling in bed thrown somewhere between the movie and the villain's righthand man (in this case Odd Job).
Rewatchable as ever and fun too. Also it has this classic scene:
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE:
A brilliant action, spy, cold war-ish film and as exciting as a playground to Roger Moore. Firstly it gives us Ernst Stravo Blofeld. The icon for evil genius' everywhere, and ultimate Bond villain, who's face is revealed for the first time in this picture. Plot wise, it is possibly the best, world on brink of World war3, and done in a somewhat believeable way too. Scenes with Connery recouperating in Japan are interesting and different enough to make this one of the great Bond films.
A classic. With Ursulla Andress as the sexiest Bond girl ever, along with the introduction of film goers to James Bond, this film is historically remembered. Watched because of the espionage world aspect of it, loved because of the establishing of one of cinemas greatest ever characters. A characeter seemingly developed enough here, so that he remained that much developed for the next forty odd years. I love it. The dragon, the villian, the babe, the action, the smartness, coolness, suavenes (a characteristic some shits seem to think the Craig character just gots to have). Oh what a film!!!
"Underneath the mango tree...."
what a ride!
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE:
In my opion the best James Bond film featuring Sean Connery. Firstly, great fucking action scenes here. The fights, the helicopter bit....awesome. Best SPECTRE involved movie. The espionage is great here, not only a bond film, but a mighty cold war film. Brilliant ending too. Just oh so smart, great locations and settings, great plot. Won't go into more detail, just watch it again or for the first time yourself.
Now I for one don't regard the Roger Moore bond films (or any of his films ) or Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan's to much regard if any. But "On her Majesty's Secert Service" really stands out for me. Hopefully to be regarded in a new light since casino and quantum because it tryed to do something new with bond before Casino Royale. Check it out, george Lazinby is a really good Bond, and quit due to criticism, mainly that he wasn't Connery.