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Old 10-10-21, 04:02 PM
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Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

So now that the Daniel Craig era of Bond is over, just wanted to see where you rank all his 5 movies. The movie is now out. If you have no plans to see it anytime soon, come back to this thread in 45 days to 1 year from now whenever you do get around to seeing the final movie.

I saw No Time to Die Thursday night, so this is where I put them:

1. Casino Royale
2. Skyfall
3. No Time to Die
4. Spectre
5. Quantum of Solace


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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

I actually think my list is the same.

Casino Royale
Skyfall
No Time to Die
Spectre
Quantum of Solace


I go back and forth on the top two a lot. I really enjoy Skyfall a lot, and sometimes I may pick it as my favorite Daniel Craig Bond movie. I think Casino Royale is great though, and one of the overall best in the franchise.

No Time to Die really impressed me. I wasn’t all that hyped about it prior to seeing it. So maybe slightly lower expectations helped it, but I thought it was a solid film, and a good one to cap off Craig’s tenure with the character.
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

I'm pretty close as well :

Casino Royale
Skyfall
No Time to Die
Quantum of Solace
Spectre
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

1. Casino Royale
2. Skyfall
3. NTTD
4. QoS
5. Spectre
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

1. Casino Royale
2. Skyfall
3. No Time to Die
4. Spectre
5. Quantum of Solace

Looks like we all agree. (Mostly.)

I just rewatched Skyfall and the first 90 minutes are the best movie in the series by far. It's incredible, but the script goes right down the tubes after that. There's an argument to be made that those first 90 minutes are so good it should put it ahead of Casino, which has its own last act issues, but I just can't forgive it. I hold it to a much higher standard BECAUSE it raises expectations so high.

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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

1) Casino Royale
2) No Time To Die
3) Spectre
4) Skyfall
5) Quantum Of Solace

​​​​​​On the whole I like all the series equally because it feels like a big serialized story to me. But if I had to rank them that's how I'd do it
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Originally Posted by DJariya
1. Casino Royale
2. Skyfall
3. No Time to Die
4. Spectre
5. Quantum of Solace
Same.

But the thing to remember for me is this: Casino Royale and Skyfall are 5-star films and Quantum of Solace is a 3.5-star film… so they are all at least good films.

It’s not like one of them is a turd (looking at you Rocky V or IJ: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Question : Are we grading QoS on a curve? Because it was largely improvised as it went into production during the Writer's Strike. The way I figure, if both QoS and Spectre were muddled and confused, I am willing to give a little more slack to the one that Daniel Craig improvised then the one that was credited to seven writers.
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

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Question : Are we grading QoS on a curve? Because it was largely improvised as it went into production during the Writer's Strike. The way I figure, if both QoS and Spectre were muddled and confused, I am willing to give a little more slack to the one that Daniel Craig improvised then the one that was credited to seven writers.
Nope. Quantum is terrible and for my money, borderline unwatchable. I don't care why it went wrong. I like the horse race scene and the opera scene, but otherwise can't say a single nice thing about it.
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Originally Posted by Decker
Question : Are we grading QoS on a curve? Because it was largely improvised as it went into production during the Writer's Strike. The way I figure, if both QoS and Spectre were muddled and confused, I am willing to give a little more slack to the one that Daniel Craig improvised then the one that was credited to seven writers.
No. Do you grade a restaurant on a curve if they served you bad food at full price, but they offered you an excuse?
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace
Skyfall
No Time To Die
Spectre

Unlike most of you.. I enjoyed QoS for being a tight revenge flick.
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Casino Royale - 4 out of 5
No Time To Die - 4 out of 5
Spectre - 3.5 out of 5
Quantum Of Solace - 3 out of 5
Skyfall - 2.5 out of 5



Casino Royale is a good movie and is a lot like the novel. But NTTD seems more like a Bond film to me than all the other Craig films combined. So really a tie for both of those movies for me.

The love for Skyfall completely befuddles me. Easily the worst of the Daniel Craig era (an era I am personally glad to be rid of) for me. Skyfall is just so fucking dumb it ranks up there with the silliness of Moonraker or Diamonds Are Forever. But it takes itself far too seriously to even enjoy like those two aforementioned awful Bond films because those are at least tongue in cheek the majority of the time. Skyfall had a great Bond theme and a couple of good scenes. Craig seems asleep through most of it but with the atrocious screenplay, I really couldn't blame him. That is about the best compliments I can give that movie.
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Skyfall
Casino Royale
No Time to Die
Spectre
QoS
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Skyfall
Casino Royale
Spectre
Quantum of Solace
No Time to Die
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Casino Royale
Skyfall
No Time to Die
Spectre
Quantum of Solace
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Skyfall
Casino Royale
No Time to Die
Quantum of Solace
Spectre
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Skyfall
Spectre
Casino Royale
No Time to Die
Quantum of Solace
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

I haven't seen Quantum of Solace but the instructions say I had to wait until I saw No Time to Die. Given everything I've heard about Quantum of Solace, I feel pretty confident in this ranked order:

1. Casino Royale
2. Skyfall
3. No Time to Die
4. Spectre
5. The Quantum of Solace
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

1, Casino Royale - 5 / 5
2. Skyfall - 5 / 5
3. No Time To Die - 4 / 5
4. Spectre - 3.5 / 5
5. Quantum of Solace - 2.5 / 5

Best batting average of any Bond.
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

1. Skyfall
2. Casino Royale
3. Quantum of Solace
4. No Time to Die
5. SPECTRE
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Casino Royale is a Top 3 Bond of all time.

Casino Royale
No Time To Die
Skyfall (so overrated)
Spectre
Quantum of Solace

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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

1. Casino Royale
2. Skyfall
3. No Time to Die
4. Quantum of Solace
5. Spectre
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

1. Skyfall
2. Casino Royale
3. No Time To Die
4. Spectre
5. Quantum of Solace
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Mine is going to be super different from the norm it seems

1. Casino Royale
2. Quantum
3. No Time to Die
4. Spectre
5. Skyfall

And the reason: I don't think Skyfall is a good Bond movie. It's a very good action movie, a very good Mission Impossible. But it's no Bond movie.

If I were to rank the quality of movies in a vacuum, Skyfall might be the Best movie in the Bond series, in my opinion. But its the last thing I'm looking for in a Bond movie.

Spectre had some dumb ass decisions, but it at least felt like a Bond movie to me.

Originally Posted by Decker
Question : Are we grading QoS on a curve? Because it was largely improvised as it went into production during the Writer's Strike. The way I figure, if both QoS and Spectre were muddled and confused, I am willing to give a little more slack to the one that Daniel Craig improvised then the one that was credited to seven writers.
QoS is so much better if you watch it immediately after CR, and treat it like the 3rd act of that movie.
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Re: Rank the Daniel Craig James Bond movies (after you've seen No Time to Die)

Originally Posted by JayTL
Mine is going to be super different from the norm it seems

1. Casino Royale
2. Quantum
3. No Time to Die
4. Spectre
5. Skyfall

And the reason: I don't think Skyfall is a good Bond movie. It's a very good action movie, a very good Mission Impossible. But it's no Bond movie.

If I were to rank the quality of movies in a vacuum, Skyfall might be the Best movie in the Bond series, in my opinion. But its the last thing I'm looking for in a Bond movie.

Spectre had some dumb ass decisions, but it at least felt like a Bond movie to me.
I think Skyfall almost completely falls apart in the second half, but the first half is pretty much everything you'd expect from a Bond movie. Location hopping (including an awesome casino scene). Bedding sexy ladies to get the information he needs. Passive confrontation with the villain at his secret island hideout. All that stuff is the very essence of a Bond movie.

QoS is so much better if you watch it immediately after CR, and treat it like the 3rd act of that movie.
Quantum is terrible and the fact that it is a companion piece to CR (and really doesn't hold up on its own) just makes it even more disappointing because it pales in comparison. It also drags down CR by association. I wish it were a standalone movie so I could pretend it doesn't exist.
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