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Damn, these all sound awesome. Are these coming to OmniNetFilx?

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I can’t believe you forgot to mention Famke Jannsen’s Harley Quinn! She’s just so over the top goofy and violent in a way few of the Bond bad girls really are, right up to having one of the best bad puns in her name.

The only one I like better is Grace Jones as Grace Choi. She had a real physical presence, unlike most of them. You could totally buy her cracking heads and taking names. And putting an actual Amazon under the command of Maxxie Zeus was a cute idea.

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This.
Actually.
Makes.
F-CKING.
Sense.

(head explodes)

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If it wasn’t for the fact that Christopher Lee was so resolutely awesome, this would be even lower.

‘Cause no matter the reality, Christopher Lee is a kick-arse actor and all-around scary fucker.

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I was hoping the new M would be Gary Oldman.

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But, I fully admit, Robert Davi’s Croc was amazing!

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SellYourself said on December 19th, 2013 at 4:11 am

How did you feel about the use of Deadshot in Skyfall? At first I felt kind of cheated that he didn’t have any lines and there were only 2 real moments with him. But I realized that there really wasn’t much character they could set up in the movies, so I grew to appreciate how they set him up to be badass in the opening and then had Bond get his revenge later on.

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But Sean Bean was clearly playing TWO-FACE in Goldeneye.
Seriously;half-scarred former ally now using the alias “Janus”?

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I see your comments about Moonraker gloss over the common fan complaint that Solomon Grundy would have worked better than Blockbuster: his backstory makes him a more natural ally to Poison Ivy and also allows for his change of heart.

I mean, I understand they wanted to bring back Richard Kiel. But they shouldn’t have ruined Blockbuster that way.

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Michael Healy said on December 19th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Is this the same universe where Superman and the Doctor switched rouges?

Anthony Ainley was a brilliant Zod.

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The Unstoppable Gravy Express said on December 19th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I think the universe where Superman and the Doctor switched rouges was a WHOLE other universe…

…one where “Kneel before Zod” meant something very different…

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@Thok: They already used Solomon Grundy as the object of the voodoo cult in Live and Let Die, though. I love how he kept coming back, even when he was obviously killed: that was turned into one of my favourite bonus levels in Goldeneye.

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Mads Mikklesen really doesn’t get enough credit for the Mad Hatter. He brought a subtle, almost alien gravitas to the role. I always felt you could sense the perversion and hostility just barely kept in check under that cold facade. It was almost like he wandered in from the set of some other, better movie. I really believe it was this movie that got Bryan Fuller to snag him for The Master on his (excellent, controversial, underrated) Doctor Who run.

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Despite what people say about “Never Say Never Again”, the casting of Kim Basinger as Carrie Kelly was an INSPIRED choice. The highlight of the movie, I thought.

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This list makes my AU brain and heart so happy.

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highlyverbal said on December 20th, 2013 at 1:48 pm

“Pierce Brosnan is my favorite Bond”

This is the most far-fetched statement in the piece.

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I thought Robbie Coltrain as The Penguin during the Brosnan run was pretty good casting, IMO.

Aw damn it, I was sleepy when I wrote that and missed The Penguin being in Goldfinger. Hmmmm, was Robbie Coltrain Harvey Bullock, then?

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I could have understood you ranking it low, but really, not even trying to rank Never Say Never Again? Despite the various rights issues it still bloody counts, man.

It’s probably not going to even break into the top 15 here and justifiably so. Bringing in Hush at the very beginning only to have him murdered by villainous predatory Doctor Leslie Thompkins(!) of all people was criminally ham-handed and would have soured the rest of the film regardless.

But it does do some things right. Max von Sydow was a wonderful Lex Luthor, and bringing in him and LexCorp as the villains in place of yet another outing of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins was smart; people always forgot about the smooth operator aspect of Bond as opposed to the “go in with a laughably thin cover and then punch and shoot people” side of Bond, and needing to out-think Lex a time or two let them really play up the “Bond is aging, so now he has to use his wits” angle.

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