Every Tuesday is Top 5 Tuesdays. It's where I list a Top 5 for the week and ask you to do the same.
When I was growing up, my dad used to take me to Bond films. I grew up watching Roger Moore act suave, get the girl and kill the bad guy time and time again. It wasn't until later that I could watch Sean Connery do the exact same thing, only a little less effeminately. So this weekend, I dropped what my wife referred to as the "Dad Card" and took my son to see Casino Royale.
And it was excellent.
In fact, it might be my favorite Bond movie ever. So then I thought, what are my top five Bond movies.
Watch it and you'll agree that they should re-do the whole franchise. First of all, Daniel Craig as Bond is a badass. My Dad never really liked Roger Moore because he was never tough enough to back up his threats. Connery was and so is Daniel Craig. And probably one of the most beautiful Bond girls you will ever see.
LIVE AND LET DIE
Roger Moore's first Bond film. His hair looks the best here. The bad guys are good and scary and the whole voodoo thing is creepy. I hope I'm never in New Orleans during a funeral.
Who doesn't love Oddjob, or Bond's car in this one?
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Probably the best opening of any Bond film with 007 pursued on skids by Russian assasins down a mountainside. And the introduction of JAWS, one of the best Bond villans ever.
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
Christopher Lee's creepy playhouse where he kills at will is pretty unforgettable. And Tattoo is simply awesome.