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Re: When did Bond films stop being family oriented?

I guess it also depends on your definition of a "family film". There are films made for families (someone mentioned Mary Poppins earlier) and films that are not intended to be family films but which families will watch together. Many Bond films fit into the latter category, none fit into the former.

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HowardB wrote:

seeing Bond in TB pinning one of Largo's henchmen to a Palm Tree with a well placed shot through the neck with a spear gun.

Memories can be deceiving. It was not as violent as a spear in the neck.


https://i.postimg.cc/JH55g2VB/He-Got-The-Point.jpg

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Agent Eternal wrote:
HowardB wrote:

seeing Bond in TB pinning one of Largo's henchmen to a Palm Tree with a well placed shot through the neck with a spear gun.

Memories can be deceiving. It was not as violent as a spear in the neck.


https://i.postimg.cc/JH55g2VB/He-Got-The-Point.jpg

You are absolutely correct and despite my living fossil status I have seen TB enough times over the years that I should have remembered that correctly. Still one hell of a classic Bond moment especially given the absolute ultimate cool displayed by Connery in that scene and of course the pun afterwards....and of course beautifully edited by Peter Hunt. "Violent and sadistic" was a description many critics used during that era to describe the first four Connery Bonds.

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The OP has it correct.
GE was more fun than LTK but can never really fill the Bank Holiday Monday Bond slot and none of them subsequently do.
It's a shame because really some of them should have, at least one or two. But they were trying to distance the films from the previous family fun stuff, even toning down the colour I think.
Fans of Spectre forget the eye-gouging scene which is cut from TV prints, along with Craig's gruelling kill in Haiti (the cuts improve both films greatly imo).

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I don't think the Bond films are for kids. They can watch them with adult supervision.

Dr No was basically boiled alive in his own nuclear reactor. Even before LTK, there was at least one death where it would appear gruesome. The snowplough in OHMSS, the  KGB agent being thrown into the propeller and there's even a deleted scene in The Living Daylights, where it was implied that Saunders was bisected with the glass door.

I don't think the sex scenes have been expicit before Goldeneye

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First i saw was YOLT in '88 (shouldve told Dor her death scene scared me , bet shed chuckle  ajb007/lol

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Is there anyone here who saw their first Bond or became a fan after the age of 18 though? It appeals to kids.

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I think the Bond films appeal to children at first and then stay with you through life. The only films where the violence bothered me as a child were LTK for fairly obvious reasons, the fight in the safehouse and the fake assassination of Pushkin in TLD, and the killing of the British sailors in TND. Most of the other Bond films, pre-Craig, I thought were relatively tame from an older child's point of view.