Oh yes, my ideal life. This is something ALL men desire. We can all imagine what it would be like to have a harem.
One thing I enjoy about the James Bond movies, especially the older ones, is the pure, unabashed enjoyment of women. The women are not wallflowers either. No, you have to a be tough chick with brains to engage with James Bond.
In my mind Sean Connory is still the best of the Bonds, and the old Bond films are the best ever. There was a certain class and style to them, unaffected as yet by the need for special effects and outlandish plots or gadgets. They were simply good spy stories, fantastical yes, but still good, driven more by an interesting plot and intrigue than a need to show explosions and fancy effects. Perhaps the first three are the best of all: Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. After that, like most movie franchises beyond two sequals, they start to become a bit more trite, the plots worn out, but even then many are still good entertainment. The real downhill slide started with the late 60’s and 70’s Bond films, although even then there are still good ones.
Roger Craig’s first Bond film, Casino Royale, was one of the best and revitalized the series, but still not at the level of Connory’s films. I have yet to see the second one he made, but I hear it was not as good as his first.
And of course…there are few film characters more iconically alpha than James Bond. Yes, he is just a character in a movie, but it is nice to imagine..such as having a harem. All men want to be James Bond.