Needs an "It's true" tag.
I like "From Russia with Love" for some reason.
That's my personal favorite as well. Goldfinger and Skyfall would be my other two favorites.
That reason is called good taste. Embrace that reason every chance you get. Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi, Lotte Lenya, and the greatest on-screen fight ever means quality. P.S. Skyfall was mind-numbingly awful.
Second the need for an "It's true" tag. "From Russia With Love" is also my favorite Bond. Other ones I would recommend before "Skyfall": Dr. No, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, Casino Royale, and even Thunderball, Octopussy and Tomorrow Never Dies, depending on what you're looking for from your Bond films.
"Opinions that differ from mine are WRONG! They just ARE! I get mad over MOVIES! That's how you can TELL I'm SMART!!"
Well I'm sorry you feel that way. Maybe if you weren't so wrong all the time, you wouldn't get mad like this.
Thing is, movies are a perfectly rational thing to argue about. If you can argue that one painter is better than another, one writer better than another, one musician better than another, why not movies?
Thing is, he's not saying one movie is better than another; he's saying that saying the movie he doesn't deem Number One makes the other person a fool.Comprehend the difference?
I said the same thing when TARZAN AND THE LOST CITY came out in the 1980s. One reviewer claimed, "There have been 50-odd Tarzan movies to date, and this may be the worst." Having sat through many many truly awful Tarzan movies as a kid (some didn't even qualify as movies), I figured TATLC should have won an Oscar.
It wasn't the best in the series but the villain did have good taste in transportation.
A majority of the Bond films are barely watchable. Skyfall's competition is basically Goldeneye and Daniel Craig's other two movies.
Honestly, I never really liked Casino Royale that much and I flat out remember NOTHING of Quantum of Solace. Like Skyfall though. There are so many other good Bond films... though I agree, there are just as many bad ones.
I've seen them all multiple times (own the Blu-Ray set, and before that owned a good chunk of them on VHS), and Daniel Craig is my favorite Bond ever, but I prefer Casino Royale.
As a person who read the books before ever seeing any Bond films, these past three have easily been the best, because they've been the only ones to seriously attempt accuracy to the character as he's portrayed in the books. And Skyfall is the best of the three.
I haven't liked any of the Daniel Craig Bond films. I was bored out of my mind by "Sky Fall" and "Quantum of Solace" (fell asleep during that one) and while "Casino Royal" started off great most of the movie was just a freaking card game. I get what they're going for in trying to be more realistic and down to Earth, but Craig plays the character so serious and dower that he just comes off as kill joy. I never thought I'd say it, but I actually miss Pierce Brosnan, at least he looked like he was having fun.
There's about as much card playing in Casino Royale as there is golfing in Goldfinger.