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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#41
The Bourne novels are dated, probably due to when they were written, which is the same with Flemings dated, however Flemings have a darkness which should have been through all the films, which would have meant no Roger sodding Moore.

Also got to agree invisible car, why?!
 
#42
I think the best thing about CR is that it had a real edge to it. Bond made mistakes and he paid for it in blood literally, no outrageous gadgets or naff CGI, proper stunt work. Also you got the impression that Daniels Bond actually came from the SBS/SAS and knew how to hurt people. He broke into M's home, hacked her pc then took the urine out of her name, now that is cool.

As for Bourne, the films are good (I read the books many years ago and they were excellent), but every time I see Matt Damon now, all I can think about is Team America.... Maaat Daaaaaaamon........... Though he is definately an excellent actor and I have heard that the new film is pretty good.

I just hope that the Bond and Bourne producers do not start to c0ck the feel of films by thinking that they have to out do each other and then it will be back to all action no substance films........
 
#43
Daniel Craig has really lifted the Bond films out of the rut they were in.
Clive Owen was all contacted up to do other stuff IIRC but maybe that was for the best perhaps.

Bourne/Hunt? Nahhh. Find it too hard to suspend my disbelief and found quite a bit to annoy me.
 
#45
Not tried the Bourne books yet, will have to give them a try. Bourne films are alot more up-to date but the Bond will always do it for me. British all the way!
 
#46
Well, if you look at Casino Royale, it's arguably extremely up to date.

To the gent who asked earlier about why mobile phones were seen in Casino Royale; The point of the film was to bring Bond back up to date, so although it's actually the oldest Bond, they've brought it into the modern age. Hence the appearance of modern stuff.

I think the new Bond brought Bond into the modern age and in a much much more realistic manner.
 
#47
I agree, bond is the quintessential English secret agent (I like to just forget that he has been played by a Scotsman, Irishman and Australian in his time!)

Edited for spelling like a mong
 
#48
sandmanfez said:
Random_Task said:
Waiter: Bitte, mein Herr?
Harry Palmer: No, Löwenbrau, please.
Good call RT, I know Palmers not current, but I still think he stands head and shoulders above the new boys. Throw Nigel Green and Gordon Jackson into the mix, and you have a cinematic masterpiece.
German dolly bird to HP: I like England
Harry Palmer, giving her the once over:
England likes you.

Class.
 
#50
I would of picked Bourne had I not seen Casino Royale... the latest Bond iteration was the saving grace of what had become an eroding franchise.
 
#51
There was a cracking ad campaign when Goldeneye came out (I think it was Goldeneye):
Mahoosive gic pic of the famous Bond silhoutte and the caption
Feared by his enemies
Adored by his nation
Trained by the Royal Navy


Utter balls. But good balls!!! :p
 
#52
Glesga_short_bloke said:
There was a cracking ad campaign when Goldeneye came out (I think it was Goldeneye):
Mahoosive gic pic of the famous Bond silhoutte and the caption
Feared by his enemies
Adored by his nation
Trained by the Royal Navy


Utter balls. But good balls!!! :p
That last bit was good when it meant something. Nowadays it means he would have burst into tears when they took his gadgets away from him and sold his story to a tabloid.
 
#53
exbleep said:
Glesga_short_bloke said:
There was a cracking ad campaign when Goldeneye came out (I think it was Goldeneye):
Mahoosive gic pic of the famous Bond silhoutte and the caption
Feared by his enemies
Adored by his nation
Trained by the Royal Navy


Utter balls. But good balls!!! :p
That last bit was good when it meant something. Nowadays it means he would have burst into tears when they took his gadgets away from him and sold his story to a tabloid.
Was he wearing the Ahneedmahdinnerjacket mini-me sharkskin suit?
 
#54
scarletto said:
Forget the Bourne films read the books, they are way better than the films
... agreed scarletto
and the first Bourne film starring "Dr Kildare" from Emergency Ward 10 (Richard Chamberlain) was a better "Bourne" than the young chap - as well as the film actually keeping to the storyline in the book.
 
#55
Fishsoxs said:
scarletto said:
Forget the Bourne films read the books, they are way better than the films
Seconded, the original three are brilliant and the follow on two are superb
My bold. Is there a 5th out?

Just done a search for it but the Legacy was the last one as far as i can see.
 
#56
Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremacy
Bourne Ultimatum
Bourne Legacy
Bourne Betrayal

Available from Amazon
 
#57
Yes, yes, yes.

Bourne is all very good, but what chap doesn't reach for his imaginary Walther PPK as he does up his dinner jacket? That's Bond for you.

Bond's the man. Connery, Craig, Brosnan, Lazenby, Dalton and Moore in that order.

Palmer is very good though:

"Edmund Dorf? I don't want to be Edmund Dorf. I want to be Rock Hunter"

but sadly the third film, Billion Dollar Brain was losing it as well into silliness.
 

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