I wandered off topic on the Missed Opportunites thread with something that I indulgently thought deserved its own place. Time will tell if that proves to be the case...
Everyone harps on about the 3rd film Brilliance. For my part, I prefer the mix up of the second film problems that perhaps inadvertantly deliver an edgier film.
FRWL for its spy motif
Gg for its slapdash approach but sprightly allure
LTK for some 'ahead of its time' hardness
TND for, again, a sprightly allure and a straight spy story that was happily lite on the 'it's personal' approach.
QoS for a Bond that, surely no one can deny, is utterly hard and business-like. Even M was more, 'He's my agent and I trust him', than 'Wot's going on - report.'
Gf has Bond doing next to nothing meaningful for the better half of an entire film
Spy is a bit flat and flabby, PTS notwithstanding
Daltons's 3rd never happend - 'nuff said
TWINE is universally ranked as the world's most boring film, like, ever.
SF is a bit motherly and plodding, except for any scene involving Berenice.
When people write in threads asking what one wishes of the next Bond incarnation, my response is, 'Their second film.'