Archive for November 7, 2012

Ranking the Bond Movies: #2 – Goldfinger (1964)

♫ “Goldfinger… he’s the man, the man with the Midas touch.” ♫

I actually wanted to just put the lyrics to the song as the intro and nothing else. Still kinda want to.

What can you say about Goldfinger? It’s fucking Goldfinger. If this isn’t in most people’s top 3 Bond movies, then it’s interesting. So many people automatically put this as #1 and in their top 3 that there’s actually a more compelling case to be made for this not being in the top 3. The person who put the film that’s #1 (which — it’s obvious what that’s going to be, but for the sake of people who can’t keep track of things, I won’t spoil it), Casino Royale and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as 1, 2 and 3 and this as #4 would be able to make a very compelling argument to me as to why that’s a legitimate ranking. And if they did it correctly, I’d go along with it. Because I can see where some people wouldn’t consider this a top three film.

But for me — I just love that it’s the quintessential Bond movie. It has everything you could ask for in a Bond movie, and the only gripes I could have with it are that it could have done some things better. You know you have something special when your only real gripes about it are, “Everything here is amazing, but this little part is only above average.”

Seriously, though — it’s fucking Goldfinger. I don’t have to explain this. It should just make sense.

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Pic of the Day: “Hi, I’m Plenty.” “But of course you are.” “Plenty O’Toole.” “Named after your father, perhaps?”