Bond vs Bourne

Which *current* film spy do you like more these days?

  • James Bond

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  • Jason Bourne

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  • Ethan Hunt

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#1
#2
Gotta say Bourne is the dogs dangly bits, even for one of the cousins, Bond is good in his own way, but Ethan Hunt no way. And have all these films in my collection, so speaking from viewing experience.
 
#4
Forget the Bourne films read the books, they are way better than the films
 
#6
scarletto said:
Forget the Bourne films read the books, they are way better than the films
Totally agree scarletto read the trilogy before watching any the films and they were superb.

Have you read the 4th? Forget what its called but still exellent.
 
#7
Have you read the 4th? Forget what its called but still exellent.
No mate, only read the first three, excellent books, also the Ian Fleming Books are better than the films too, funny but the films miss the darkness of Bond. However the Bourne books cover way more and in more detail, i know the filmmakers have limited time, but in Bourne they missed out to much
 
#8
What?! Have you Gents forgotten the reason James Bond is so good? If not for his British character, his wit and humour in bad situations, his ability to get really gorgeous women no matter what, his inability to be ruffled no matter what situation he's in?!

Bourne has got NOTHING on Bond, the young whippersnapper.
 
#9
The_Goon said:
What?! Have you Gents forgotten the reason James Bond is so good? If not for his British character, his wit and humour in bad situations, his ability to get really gorgeous women no matter what, his inability to be ruffled no matter what situation he's in?!

Bourne has got NOTHING on Bond, the young whippersnapper.

I did enjoy casino royale. In my opinion it was the most different of all bond films. That being said, it was truly the gadgets that really made me a bond fan. I also think that the "new bond" really picks up the bond dark side from the books.
 
#10
Depends what you want in your heroes?

Bond: Suave , stylish, cool, sexy (And good at cards)

Bourne: Proffesional, Dirty, gritty, fallable, human

Love both styles personally
 
#11
Ghost yes the latest Bond is nearer the books, about time, Bond isnt the way he has been portrayed in the past, id say at times he could be evil
 
#12
scarletto said:
Have you read the 4th? Forget what its called but still exellent.
No mate, only read the first three, excellent books, also the Ian Fleming Books are better than the films too, funny but the films miss the darkness of Bond. However the Bourne books cover way more and in more detail, i know the filmmakers have limited time, but in Bourne they missed out to much
Just looked on play.com. The Bourne Legacy. Remember now unputdownable.

Have a word, Bourne is far better in books and the silver screen.
 
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#14
You have to remember that bond was a chinless wonder officer

however bourne is a JNCO

Who would you go out on the pi** with ?
 
#16
Bond, deffo.

After the last Pierce Brosnan film I would say Bourne but Casino Royale has made the franchise and Bond more gritty and realistic again, like the early Connery ones.

Instead the second to last James Bond Die Another Day, he was driving an invisible car and surfing on a tsunami, plus the inevitable OTT underground Dr. Evil base.

James Bond films were becoming more and more absurd, making Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me look like Funeral in Berlin.

I say the rebooted Bond franchise is the bees knees, gritty, realistic, and Bond as a harder b'stard, a British b'stard to boot (the best type). Plus Sean Connery ("You're a sh%te for shore eyes") helped it all start off.

Thats why I liked George Lazenby's OHMSS because it was grittier though no one else seemed to.

Bourne films beats 80 percent of Bond films in quality (Moonraker sucks, Never say Never Again sucks, and, Octopussy, don't get me started...) but when Bond is good, like Goldfinger, Goldeneye, From Russia with Love, it is unbeaten.

Roger Moore's where ok, but the later ones where cartoonish (one of his has the sound of a cartoon slide whistle as he jumps over a broken bridge in his car).

...but, in the end on the whole Bond wins it, and John Barry's music steals the deal!

Plus, without Bond the walt population would have died off years ago. Ok, I pick Bourne...
 
#17
Aside from the fact hes a spetic, hes films are better, but Bond is a better character. Bond in Casino Royale is by far better than Borne Supremacy.
 
#18
Earlier Bond films were much better and more like the books. Less gadgets, some humour but darkness included. In From Russia With Love, Sean Connery smacks the bird who loves him round the face because she won't tell him who she was working for. In the later films, the gadgets and almost off-camera humour got in the way of the story.
Worst Bond, (let's ignore George Lazenby as that was a one-off load of crap) had to be Timothy Dalton who was far too touchy-feely in the role.
Best Bond was obviously Connery. Casino Royale was supposed to be when Bond was starting out (inventing his special Martini etc) so how come a/ A woman is M and b/ everyone had jazzy mobile phones? Bit mixed up there, I'm afraid.
Bourne is good but the earlier Bonds beat him hands down, cool sod.
Oh, and how many guises and colours did Felix Leiter come in, FGS.
 
#19
Cant believe the results of that poll.

Its no coincidence that both Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer have similar initials to Bond, they know who the daddy is!

Bond has a more impressive CV, he's SBS qualified remember.

Bourne knows a bit of Krav Maga and some languages, big deal.

Who'll be remembered in a hundred years time eh?
 
#20
Taz_786 said:
Cant believe the results of that poll.

Its no coincidence that both Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer have similar initials to Bond, they know who the daddy is!

Who'll be remembered in a hundred years time eh?
Nice call Taz.

I think the only reason Bauer wasn't mentioned is that 24 is a seris not film.
 
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