Originally Posted by Frankie
Moore was a great Saint, and a terrible Bond who took the role to clowning levels. Dalton is my second best Bond.
While I agree that Moore brought a little too much cheese, I don't know for sure if that was him, or the director wanting that. I'm going to blame it on the director since he also decided it would be a good idea to tie in the fat police officer annoying guy into one movie, and then coincidentally have him on vacation in Japan in another movie. (The scene where bond is escaping on the boat with the school of ninjas chasing him).
It's the same thing with Brosnan. He wasn't a bad BOND... but the director/writer had him doing way too much unrealistic stuff with too many stupid one liners. The Bronson movies writing was terrible, except for Goldeneye which was mostly just guilty of cheesy one liners.