Live And Let Die

November 5, 2006

Live And Let Die

Live and Let Die from 1973 starred Roger Moore as James Bond, for the first time. I remember watching it as a kid. Although it’s an action-packed adventure, it has elements from other films of the time that prove entertaining, but aren’t really about James Bond, spies, or espionage. There is also a noticeable comedy vibe – almost as if it’s lampooning earlier Bond movies.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

November 5, 2006

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

This James Bond film from 1969 is an odd duck. It has many things going for it, but other things are just wrong, and if the mistakes hadn’t happened, this would have been an awesome Bond film, possibly the best ever.

You Only Live Twice

November 1, 2006

You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice, a 1967 James Bond (Sean Connery) movie, although an action-packed entry into the Bond franchise, at times crosses over into the realm of cinematic cheese. It’s mostly about excitement, as if the makers worry people may be tiring of the 007 formula. Therefore, everything zips along and as a result, certain scenes feel tragically rushed.

From Russia With Love

October 21, 2006

From Russia With Love

I’m not a big James Bond fan but still find the movies reasonably entertaining. There’s enough of a mix between the standard Bond cliches (spy gadgets, car chases, nefarious evil-doers, hot babes) and unpredictable plot twists.