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RE: Rank the 25 Bond Films

I ranked it higher before but I don't think it held up as well with modern eyes. Nor does Dr. No for me.

I never had an issue with the gadgets because he is supposedly the most cutting-edge secret agent on earth - so he would probably be the most technologically armed guy on the planet. But I also understand why folks don't like the gadgets because they become the story over the performance and the gadget serves as lazy writing because the gadget will always get Bond out of a tough spot rather than Bond's ability to get Bond out of a tough spot. The gadget becomes the "Act of God" plot device saviour.

Doctor Who fell off the rails with the sonic screwdriver - it was supposed to be a plot device to open locks or when he captured it would get him out of jail (except of course when it didn't work). But in modern Doctor Who the doctor is walking around with this screwdriver as part of their arm scanning everything so the writer can have the Doctor tell you everything about where you are etc. It's lazy.

But in reality, both Doctor Who and James Bond are largely geared for 13-year-olds. So I try not to dump on them too much. It's escapist entertainment not something meant to be taken too seriously.

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