so i will that i think Roger Moore is the second best of the Bonds (pre-Craig). i certainly liked him better than Dalton and marginally better than ol Pierce. yes his Bond movies were hokey as all get out, and he totally pimps an AMC and STILL beds two chicks!
but you know... whatever i grew up watching them etc etc.
so the original point of this post is that Roger Moore totally "tut-tutted" the new Bond flicks, which i suppose is not all that surprising. in this interview at Yahoo Movies he talks about being in the Bond movies and his distaste for violence. apparently he was shot in the leg with a BB Gun and he's since sworn off violence! well that and he's a fancy British dude, and they rarely let things get to fisticuffs. on the topic of violent Bond he had this to say about a scene where he threatens to break a babe's arm in Man with the Golden Gun:
"That sort of characterization didn't sit well with me, but Guy was keen to make my Bond a little more ruthless. I suggested my Bond would have charmed the information out of her by bedding her first. My Bond was a lover and a giggler, but I went along with Guy."now i found this interesting because i ALWAYS remembered that scene as being TOTALLY weird and completely non-sequitor for his Bond movies, even as a kid. it's funny to hear him talk about it that way. it makes that part make a LOT more sense. that one burst of violence was always so intense and in your face because the dude was always joking and hitting on women the rest of the movie.