One of the things I noticed while I was researching Moonraker‘s standings with Bond fans is that there a million best of lists for James Bond movies and they’re all garbage.
All of them.
There is no consistency where what movies lay where on the rankings. Oh sure, you’ll see From Russia With Love, Casino Royale and The Spy Who Loved Me hovering near the top consistently, but it’s a wild shot in the dark to see what movies are actually the best and which are actually the worst.
There are two conclusions that I can draw from this:
The James Bond movies aren’t really great movies, with one or two exceptions, and the differences between the majority of them is entirely subjective.
This conclusion is erroneous.
The second, true, conclusion I came up with is that there is not a consistent scoring system designed to actually rate the James Bond movies. But I have it. I made it. It exists now.
I’m going to randomly go through the Bond movies and create a list based on numbers and facts and it’ll be glorious.