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    Great idea for a ride or attraction. A ride thru in the Great Movie ride (ala Wizard of Oz) would be cool, I don't know if a Bond thrill ride would do-2 thrill rides at MGM already, but I would welcome it!
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    I'll agree that Bond should be played by a dark-haired actor, just since that's what I'm used to (then again, Roger Moore seemed to be nearly redheaded at times. Say what you will about him as Bond, For Your Eyes Only and Live and Let Die are still my two faves in the saga). I haven't seen any promo shots from Casino Royale yet, but I will say that if the studios have given it any consideration, hair dye works wonders. Case in point was/is Tom Jane; the very blonde actor who went under the black bottle for the role of Frank Castle; The Punisher (and as a fan of the character, I thought he did a pretty admirable job).
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    Okay Bond would definitely be cool for a movie ride. Great suggestion. (Now if they actually build one, we all want free passes for life!)

    Sean Connery is the definitive 007. Hands down.. .don't even try to argue with me. I never liked Moore that much, because it looked like I could kick his butt. This new guy I can't even look at a picture of his mug. Girls answer me this: Is this guy really that handsome? I think I could make a better bond than him!

    Also let's not forget the James Bond author, Ian Fleming's other classic: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I don't see why Disney just doesn't pony up the dough for that classic!

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    Again, just stating opinion here, but Brosnan actually won my vote for best Bond. If you're into that kind of thing, though, Timothy Dalton (I know, I know.....) was the closest to the 007 of Ian Fleming's novels.

    I do concur, though--dear old Roger Moore never looked like he'd have been much trouble in a toe to toe, but even Connery in his prime appeared (to me, anyway) as though a stiff breeze could've gotten the better of him if it weren't for the script dictating who would win the punchouts (glaring example was the Turkish bridal suite scene in From Russia With Love). Handsome, yes; but I can think of other men (and women) I'd rather have watching my back if things were getting ugly. Then again, this particular quality only counts for so much. I find women who are only attracted to men based on their "toughness" to be missing a few pieces upstairs, and I regard men who aspire only to be "tough" to frankly be somewhat mentally retarded.........

    Awrightey, I'm digressing again (boredom can do that to a kid).
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    Ohh the tough and cute guys. Those are all that life is about. Without them i dont think i could live.

    Actuallly i could, im not like that but if the guys have that w/ somthing else, sure ill take em
    anyway what i really was going to say was that the bonds were never really made to look like there were all that strong. They all seemed to use their brains more than brawn to get things done except when they were acting stupid and in those instances they looked like they were loosing for most of the fight until somthing uexpected happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovedisprinces
    the bonds were never really made to look like there were all that strong. They all seemed to use their brains more than brawn to get things done
    Absolutely. And in this sense, life imitates art. The most dangerous men I've ever met usually didn't look like anyone in particular.
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    From yet another Bond fan, I am agreed as well... A Bond-Aid would be good for Disney.

    As for the actor discussion, I myself feel that Connery played the role closest to the way Flemming wrote it. In fact, Dr. No was (If my memory serves me) the only one of the films in which there was no Q Branch and all those zany get-out-of-jail-free gagets (because, of course, Q can see into the future and always send Jimmy B. into battle with exactly the right equipment built into his watch and belt). I've only read one of the Flemming novels, but there was definitely no Q gagets in it. I've heard that Q branch was born of the film version of Bond, and that in the books, our hero had to use cunning and brainpower in place of laser watches, speedboats, and grappling belts. You see this Bond, the one closest to Flemming's creation, played by Connery in the earliest Bond films, most noteably Dr. No.

    As the movies continued to come, Bond became more and more far-fetched, although ever more fun. As much as I loved Connery for being the original and most accurate Bond, I would have to say that Roger Moore was my personal favorite. He played up the witty humor that we now have grown to expect from Bond's character. The bad puns are a huge requirement for any Bond movie in my opinion. George Lazenby and Tim Dalton... not even going there. Sorry guys. It just didn't work out as Jimmy B. I did like Brosnan, but I think that might just be because I'm a fairly young chap and Brosnan's been playing in all the recent films that I can most closely associate with. I think he does the character well, and really looks the part. I didn't like the last movie, Die Another Day, but it wasn't Brosnan's fault... it just wasn't a very good movie, and the visual effects were weak and cheesy. And a techno Madonna title song??? Please no... never again! And did anyone else notice that Jimbo's two most famous lines were missing from this film? They hint at them, but he never speaks the two lines. I was more than a little upset about that, but what am I to do, ya know?

    I am a little leery with this new Craig guy coming into the role. I've gotten so used to seeing Brosnan that I don't think this guy looks the part. And it's not just the blonde thing. I just have to remind myself of Moore to get around the James Blonde hangup. But we'll have to see Danny Boy in action to decide if he can hack it with Connery, Moore, and Brosnan or if he'll join the one and two-hit wonders (if you can call them hits) of Lazenby and Dalton.

    Wow... that got off on a sidenote. Anyway... yeah, a Bond-show/ride/attraction of some sort leaving its guests feeling -shaken, not stirred- would get my vote.
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    Very well put on most all points, Don.

    For the record, though, Major Boothroyd ("Q") was indeed in Dr. No, but he wasn't played by Desmond Llewelyn, the actor we all knew and loved from just about every other Bond flick from then on (except oddly enough, Live and Let Die, where he was only mentioned). Major Boothroyd was the fella M called into the office to replace Bond's Beretta with the Walther PPK (good swap).

    Perhaps the novel of Dr. No wasn't such a good example, but if you read further into the works of Ian Fleming, Bond was not nearly as pleasant and as charming of a character as the flicks gave us. Jimmy B. was a hard-drinking, snobbish, mean and self-destructive SOB who had basically severed every human emotion he might have once had. He thought next to nothing about sharing the beds of so many gorgeous women (it was just part of the job to him, and at times, it even read as though it felt like some kind of chore), and even less if he had to off them, or watch them die. I suppose that putting your life on the line to save the world a few dozen times with zero recognition nor reward for the efforts can do that to an individual. At any rate, this coldness to me always seemed more the Timothy Dalton school of Bond.

    Sort of a spoiler if you're interested in reading on in the series: Bond actually died at the end of From Russia With Love. Klebb, the nasty SPECTRE witch, managed to kick him with one of her poison shoe knives. Fleming wasn't thrilled with the fan response to this, so he resurrected Mr. Bond for a few more books.


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    Didnt the guy who played Q for all those years die before the filming of the latest bond movie? If im remembering correctly, that would be why they only mentioned Q and never actually showed him.
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    Thanks for setting me straight, Ape. I've only read one novel (I think it was Moonraker... it was a long time ago), but I'm pretty sure I've seen all the films, many of them multiple times. The "Q wasn't in Dr. No" statement I made was based on something I'd read elsewhere about a comparison between the books and the films.
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    Well, to be fair, I don't remember him being refered to as "Q" in Dr. No; only as Major B.

    And yeah, Desmond Llewelyn died between the last two flicks. I guess he knew it was coming, too--during his scene in The World Is Not Enough, he introduced us to "R" (John Cleese), who was going to be his replacement. He then respectfully bowed out of the saga. He'll be missed.

    (On a completely different note, I really dig having Judi Dench as "M," she reminds me of mom.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conceited Ape
    (On a completely different note, I really dig having Judi Dench as "M," she reminds me of mom.)
    I agree completely. The "You think that because I'm a woman I don't have the balls to send a man into the field to die" or whatever that line was (from Goldeneye, I believe)... that one really packed punch. I think she comes across as a real objective-driven, mind-set, let's get down to business kind of person. I like the idea of a female M. Bond isn't used to taking orders from the lady-kind, so it's a neat twist.
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    I COMPLETELY AGREE! That would be so great. I love bond. i think a trhill ride combining all te villians somewhere would be great. but at least in GMR. i mean that thing could use an update anyway. There have been som many delightful fimls since it came to be, that they should replace some of the movies in the ride, or extend it (i'm aware thats practically impossible)
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    WE NEED BOND-AGE lol.

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    hmm i think that a james bond ride would be too violent for disney... but it could be like buzz a shoot em up
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    Quote Originally Posted by dznyfreak42 View Post
    hmm i think that a james bond ride would be too violent for disney... but it could be like buzz a shoot em up
    nah. not too violent..

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