The Name’s Bond… James Bond.

The official trailer for the James Bond movie, Spectre, has been out for a long time. For those of you who haven’t seen it already, here it is!

Spectre: Trailer

This film truly has the potential to be one of the best blockbusters of the year. Why? you ask. Two words, Christoph Waltz. Although not much is revealed about him, but the voice, but after two superb villainous, sadistic roles in Tarantino’s Django Unchained, and Inglourious Basterds, he has truly proved his mettle as one of the best actors in a negative role!

Also, direction by Sam Mendes who gave the brilliant, Skyfall. An all star cast comprising of Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Scott is truly promising. But then this trailer is old already, so let’s delve a bit into history, shall we?

With its iconic score and explosive dialogues, there is absolutely no doubt that Ian Fleming’s super spy is one of the most iconic and memorable characters in movie history and without 007, its difficult to imagine where the spy movie genre would be!

So after some intense watching, Moviemphetamine proudly presents, “Our Top 10 Favorite Bond Movies, of All Time!”

The Spy Who Loved Me

Undoubtedly Roger Moore’s best portrayal of 007, The Spy Who Loved Me is nothing but amazing. Richard Kiel’s phenomenal performance as Jaws and the movie’s brisk pace and sensible writing ensure the film does not insult the viewer’s intelligence as in the case of the previous movies in the Moore era. And that musical score…

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GoldenEye

Before it all went downhill, Pierce Brosnan found his way into “hearts” with GoldenEye. A suave Brosnan along with Sean Bean’s menacing portrayal ensured this wouldn’t be a disappointment. Breathtaking stunts and well choreographed action. It’s a golden treat for your eyes.

2

The Living Daylights

Timothy Dalton may not be the most well known Bond but he is one of the best. The Living Daylights brings to life a darker, grittier Bond (closer to Ian Fleming’s depiction), far better than the cheesy Moore era. The movie itself is an intelligently mounted thriller, moving confidently ahead with intensity. 3

Dr. No

James Bonds first outing on the silver screen is also one of his best. A class act by Sean Connery, the perfect mad man and one of the most iconic bond girls, Dr No is nothing, if not a gem.

Thunderball

The underwater fight scene. We need not say more…

4

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

 A damaged Bond, the meticulously crafted story, the chase in the Swiss Alps and one of the most memorable endings, the film in undoubtedly one of the franchise’s greatest achievements.

From Russia With Love

 Carefully structured with a tense screenplay along with Connery’s cold and calculated performance From Russia With Love is one of the best of all of the spy’s outings. Throw in some beautifully composed action and the result is a winner.

5

Skyfall

“Let the Skyfallllll… When it crumblesss” Admit it, you here the name of the movie and begin singing the song in your head.

Directed by Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig’s third Bond outing is nothing short of a masterpiece. An aged Bond played brilliantly by Craig along with a sensitive and memorable performance by Judi Dench with perhaps the greatest Bond villain of our time, played so masterfully, by Javier Bardem. All of this plus the haunting score (and song we were just singing) and the breathtaking cinematography take the franchise to a new high.

6

Goldfinger

“Do you expect me to talk?” “No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.” Enough said?

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*The Iconic Bond Score*

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for Numero Uno!

Casino Royale

The greatness of the original cannot be matched. Adapted from the very first Bond novel, Casino Royale proves just that. A gritty and raw performance by Daniel Craig along with the sharp storytelling makes this one a winner. Tense and stunning, everything from the locales to Mads Mikkelsen’s stunning performance, every minute is nothing short of phenomenal. The film also features the best Bond girl ever. It is Eva Green’s magnificent performance as Vesper Lynd that helps the film achieve its true greatness.

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