I agree with Sir Roger. Goldeneye was my favorite, Brosnan had the most grit here. The hand to hand with Trevelyan near the very end of the movie is the only time I could really believe that Brosnan was beating the S*** out of someone. He was colder, he had an edge yet he pulled off the lighter scenes (Q, Natalya) graciously.
TND was pretty entertaining, it's nearly as good as Goldeneye, but the writing began to soften this Bond up a bit. Sure, he killed Kaufman, Carver, but I didn't feel any underlying ruthlessness in most of the other scenes.
TWINE started to show Brosnan's take on the role was fading out among all the other necessary elements - shaken not stirred, puns, "Q", "R", gadgets ( I do wish I had a pair of those specs), and more puns. Good movie, felt a bit generic, but Brosnan gave it with enthusiasm, and I appreciate that.
DAD :Brosnan faded out completely, puns, a f*cking invisible car, Halle Berry sucked, I don't wish to go on. BUT - Brosnan was enthusiastic, again appreciated.
I'm happy to read all of those who recognize Brosnan's energy in the films. He did the best with the hand he was dealt. Is it fair to say that Brosnan is not my favorite Bond NOT because of his portrayal, but because of the Bond movies he starred in?