Best of Bond: Pierce Brosnan (1995-2002)

 

We have gone through the first and we have now skipped over Lazenby and Dalton, but their day will come.  Just to be sure, there will be a post about Daniel Craig as Bond.  I decided to do these for the Bonds with at least three films.

I have a theory about Pierce Brosnan.  I started watching James Bond films shortly before he was cast as James Bond.  My step dad would always watch the films when TBS would air their, Movies for Guys who like Movies or their 10 Days of Bond.  Well one day I got home early from Baseball practice and TBS was on, Live and Let Die.  I loved watching it and then watched the rest of Roger Moore’s films.

Ok, back to my theory.  If you ever get the chance to see it, there is a great Documentary called Everything or Nothing, watch it.  The Documentary explains that during the filming of For Your Eyes Only, Brosnan was on set as he was dating one of the Bond girls.  Someone said that he would be the next Bond when Roger Moore stepped away.  Well, that was to come true as Remmington Steel ended, but the show got renewed at the last second and Brosnan was under contract so Dalton was cast.  Pierce Brosnan could have been Bond from 1987 to 2002 and possibly been a part of 9 Bond films.  Also, he could have been in better films, because well, lets face it they all go down hill hard and fast with each film.

For me, I will admit, I did enjoy these films with the exception of Die Another Day.  I do think Pierce was a decent James Bond and could have been the best with an earlier start.  Nothing against Timothy Dalton.

Die Another Day (2002)

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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

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GoldenEye (1995)

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