I love rewatching all the Bond movies every few years. I learned to love them all eventually, for one reason or another. On my last re-watch, which was in 2016 I believe, I enjoyed all the movies except for A View To a Kill. That one is just so cheesy. It does have great music, and Christopher Walken and Grace Jones are cheesy as hell. But then stunts are also so bad, the action sequences are so green-screeny, the plot is so boring, I just had a hell of a time getting through that one this time.
I actually enjoyed both of Mendes’ Bond films. Skyfall is just a visual and audio feast. As is Spectre. It’s a shame that their stories kind of go off the rails, especially Spectre. But once I start watching Bond movies over and over, the thing that I tend to forgive the easiest is a bad story. Bad stunts, bad action scenes, bad cinematography, those kinds of sins (like with A View To a Kill) are much harder to get over when viewing the movies again.