The 5 best and 5 worst ‘James Bond’ movies

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So we’ve reviewed every Bond film in the series, and obsessively compulsively put together a series of Case Files detailing the specifics of each film. But the real question (especially if you don’t want to read 22 reviews) is which Bond movies are the best. Since we’re dealing with a series consisting of 22 films the standard ‘Top 10’ would prove uninformative, so we have the Top 5 and Bottom 5!

The Five Worst 007 Movies

#5 Octopussy

Octopussy

Whilst not completely terrible it is a movie that drops the ball more often than not. Following on from the grounded and realistic For Your Eyes Only – made in order to bring things back from the brink of silliness after Moonraker – it seems odd that they’d be so quick to go back to the silliness, especially as it was by the same director. Opening the movie with a dying clown…

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Designing James Bond style

The Barbican is celebrating the 50th anniversary of James Bond from 1962’s Dr No to this year’s Skyfall with an exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world’s most influential and iconic film brand.

Highlights on display include Ursula Andress’s bikini, Daniel Craig’s trunks, Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin, Scaramanga’s golden gun and Halle Berry’s orange two-piece.

And whether you like your drink shaken or stirred, you can enjoy a little bit of the 007 lifestyle by having a cocktail or two at the Martini Bar.

£12, 6 Jul – 5 Sep 2012, 11am – 8pm (Thu until 10pm), Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.