Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Bond Villains

I like this one because some of the Bond villains are hilarious. I'm not sure if Jaws was the first gigantic evil henchman with the scary teeth, but that character has appeared in other movies since then. I'm thinking specifically of one of the Zorro movies and recently "Sherlock Holmes." Thanks, again, to Cash and Tino for this post.

Best Bond Villains

1. Lotte Lenya as Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love

2. Richard Kiel as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker

3. Blofeld in so, so many, but mostly Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice and Telly Savalas in On Her Majesty's Secret Service

4. Gert Frobe as Auris Goldfinger in Goldfinger

5. Sean Bean as Alec Trevelyan in GoldenEye

6. Harold Sakata as Oddjob in Goldfinger

7. Andreas Wisniewski as Necros in The Living Daylights

8. Robert Shaw as Grant in From Russia with Love

9. Christopher Lee as Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun

10. Herve Villechaize as Nick Nack in The Man with the Golden Gun

Worst Bond Villains

Bruce Glover as Mister Wint and Putter Smith as Mister Kidd in Diamonds are Forever

The gay stereotypes were insulting and their plot was never explained, thanks to an underwritten script and/or bad editing. I don't think the Bond franchise was ever as idiotic as when Sean Connery finally took out these two morons (on either a boat or an airplane, I can't remember which) at the end of the movie.

Jonathan Pryce as Elliott Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies

Jonathan Pryce could have fed a third world country for a month on all the scenery he chewed in this movie. It's so bad that Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch (no doubt the two people upon who this character was loosely based) could have probably sued Pryce for defamation of character.

Mr. Kil in Die Another Day

This entry is based upon name alone. To be fair, his death by lasers was kinda rad.

1 comment:

Cardine said...

Also, I just want to say that I love Sean Bean as the antagonist in movies. He does a good job of it because he can effectively portray someone who is passionate about whatever his evil design may be. I also really liked him in Patriot Games.