In a recent survey conducted by William Hill Vegas in the United Kingdom, the 2012 James Bond film "Skyfall," starring Daniel Craig, has been declared the best in the franchise.
The survey involved 3,500 Bond aficionados who were asked to rank their favorite 007 movies. "Skyfall" emerged victorious, capturing 17.5% of the total votes.
The film, directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes, is highly acclaimed and has been a commercial success, grossing over $1.1 billion globally. It also boasts a 92% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The movie begins with a cyberterrorist attack on MI6, leading to the exposure of several undercover agents. Bond, played by Daniel Craig, is then summoned by M (Judi Dench) to neutralize the threat.
The villain, Raoul Silva, portrayed by Javier Bardem, is eventually tracked down by Bond and his team, which includes Q (Ben Whishaw) and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris).
Coming in second place in the survey was "Goldfinger," featuring the late Sean Connery, with 8.5% of the votes. Daniel Craig's final Bond film, "No Time To Die," secured the third position with 7% of the votes.
On the other end of the spectrum, Sean Connery's "Never Say Never Again" was voted the worst Bond film, garnering just 0.6% of the votes.
Daniel Craig, who recently exited the franchise, expressed no regrets about his departure. He stated that he had an "incredibly fortunate 17 years" working on the Bond films and looks forward to spending the next two decades reflecting on the experience.
The survey results affirm that "Skyfall" has set a high bar for future Bond films, both in terms of critical acclaim and fan approval.