Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Old Bond vs. New Bond

Today's matchup features "Old Bond," represented by Sir Sean Connery (sorry all you Moore and Brosnan fans) versus the "New Bond." The new Bond is, of course, Daniel Craig.

The question is: Which Bond is Better? The criteria is up to you.

Discuss.

15 Comments:

Blogger burke said...

i think this would be a really close match, with connery-bond spewing out cheesy lines and craig-bond deflecting with character development. in the end, the cheesy lines would overcome the character development and prove lethal for craig-bond. this win goes to connery.

March 14, 2007 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Mitch said...

Two words: Roger Moore.

March 14, 2007 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Kirk said...

Connery is classic, smooth, debonair, and just cheesy enough to get the ladies he wants. However, Craig would probably beat Connery in a fight and there's no question he gets the job done even if that means letting the woman he loves die. He's cold, calculating, lethal, with the smooth edge that beds the women. Craig is what Fleming had in mind when he created the character. What can I say, I'm a purist.

March 14, 2007 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous lane said...

I agree with Burke. Of course, Connery is the original Bond, the Bond. As much as I liked Casino Royale, my contention is that the cheesy lines is part of what we love about the old Bond movies. They were getting out of hand, but I thought Craig could have busted out one of them just for kicks.

Mitch, gotta love "For Your Eyes Only" -- I especially like the part where he skis on the bobsled track.

March 14, 2007 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Daniel Craig is USDA Prime Beefcake. I would put Connery at a USDA Utility Beefcake rating. (See http://www.ams.usda.gov/kidsweb/beefgrades.htm for more beef grading information)

Jenn

March 14, 2007 at 2:37 PM  
Anonymous lane said...

kirk,

you've got a point about the fight. I think Craig wins in a fight between both of them in their prime. But I think it's a lot closer than you might imagine - according to the Wikipedia article, Connery was a finalist in Mr. Universe.

March 14, 2007 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger B-B-Gunn said...

shouldnt the ladies decide who wins this battle? Craig hands down.

March 14, 2007 at 10:41 PM  
Anonymous lane said...

b-b,

Not everything is about looks you know. Sometimes stuff is about who can beat who up.

March 14, 2007 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Craig is the epitome of what a woman looks for in a James Bond -he's smooth, yet tough, he sits next to you in the shower when you're freaking out, he can practically raise himself from the dead, and... most important of all: he's damn hot!

I love Moore & Connery but they don't hold a candle -in my humble opinion!

March 15, 2007 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger Mitch said...

Lane,

That scene single handedly birthed the Austin Powers movies. It was the point where the entire franchise became a parody of itself. Classic!

I also love "A View to A Kill." Not only does it have a fabulous 80s new wave song by Duran Duran (complete with a great music video featuring Simon Le Bon as Bond), but it also has Christopher Walken as a hilarious billionaire villain terrorizing silicone valley with a blimp of all things.

March 16, 2007 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Mitch said...

My bad - I was thinking of the ski chase from "The Spy Who Loved Me."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmpLTxdQHqA

HILARIOUS!

March 16, 2007 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Lane said...

Walken is so awesome in that movie. Of course, I tend to think that Walken is gold in everything he does. Especially fatboy slim videos.

March 16, 2007 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Tommy said...

This is embarrassing, but when this post came up I hadn't seen Casino Royale yet--I mean, really embarrassing. So, me and the woman stay up until 1:30 a.m. watching it last night and my suspicions were correct--Connery is still the balls. While I appreciate Craig's mix of cold-bloodedness and class, Connery's gentlemanly charm and simple stealth obliterate the competition.

March 17, 2007 at 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Binge said...

no doubt that craig-bond could chop connery-bond into a pile of kindling, physically speaking. But connery-bond clearly has the brains that craig-bond doesn't have. However, if it involves card games, then I'd say craig-bond could take out connery-bond during a 1 hour break - shaken, not stirred.

March 20, 2007 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I really think Darrell Hammond should give it a shot.

Connery could smooth talk his way out, but Craig would still break his neck in the end.

March 20, 2007 at 10:03 PM  

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