The Top Ten 007 Films – A Subjective Opinion

And now, the listicle. Having watched pretty much* the whole damn canon of Bond in film, of course there’s gotta be a list made. Thing is, it seems to be fairly predictable, but in the end it wasn’t too hard a list to make, save for maybe tenth spot, which I decided should go to […]


Since this is a pretty recent release and it’s quite possible you haven’t seen it, of course a spoiler alert is required, as I am dropping some heavy ones. Here, let me hit a few dozen carriage returns…                                   […]


I’m very close to the present now, with 2012’s Skyfall up for perusal. Sam Mendes has the clapboard this time around, with a solid-rock record behind him and the job of getting the franchise back on track after the disappointing Quantum of Solace. It’s also the 50th anniversary of the Dr. No film, so accordingly […]

Quantum of Solace

It’s the shortest Bond film with the weirdest name! Yep, this was a real head-scratcher and probably the hardest wrap to write, as it’s taken me a couple of days from my first viewing to chew over what I can actually write about it. The Opening The action picks up from the conclusion of Casino […]

The World Is Not Enough

The World Is Not Enough, with the title harking back to the Bond family motto mentioned in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, “Orbis Non Sufficit”, not to be confused with Roy & HG’s motto, “Nimium Non Sufficit”. The Opening And golly is it a long one. First Bond turns up in Bilbao to take delivery […]

Tomorrow Never Dies

Onto the second of the Brosnan flicks, it’s Tomorrow Never Dies. Arguably the Ninetiest movie of the series. The Opening This is just the classic sequence of Bond being Bond. Undercover somewhere in Uzbekistan, I guess, 007is scoping out an arms bazaar and reports back the daily specials. Back in the control room, the admiral […]

Licence To Kill

On to the second and the more vexing of the Dalton 007 flicks, he’s got a License To Kill oh wait no it’s been revoked how could that have happened they’ve usually been pretty lenient before, The Opening It’s literal hi-jinks as James Bond and his good CIA buddy Felix Leiter are on their way […]

The Living Daylights

And thus we begin the short but sweet stint of Timothy Dalton as 007, as he punches out The Living Daylights. (NB: Before I proceed, for another take on the film, do check out Eamon Hamilton’s <a href=””> Send My Regards To Dalton</a>.) The Opening Bond and a bunch of his double-oh mates are sent […]

A View To A Kill

After that little diversion off to the side, it’s time to return to the Old Firm as the tyranny of Roger Moore’s smirk comes to an end. We bring you the fabulous A View To A Kill! The Opening Perhaps trying to recapture the ice magic of The Spy Who Loved Me‘s prelude, we come […]


It’s time to revisit the dubious charms of Octopussy. Halfway there! The Opening Bond, ever the imperialist running dog, causes havoc somewhere in Central America, buzzing around in some kind of collapsible jet, and luring a heatseeking missile to blow up a hangar for some reason. None of this is adequately explained, although some guy […]