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3.0 out of 5 stars Say Yes to "Never Again", January 8, 2007
This review is from: Never Say Never Again (DVD)
Sean Connery looking 42 rather than his actual 52 returns as Bond in this remake of "Thunderball." The title is a play on Connery's own words that he would never play Bond again. Having already carved out a distinguished acting career after he initially quit Bond in 1971 (ooopppss, he had quit once before that, hence the terrible "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" with the forgetable George Lazenby), Connery couldn't resist coming back to Bond as he always loved the character, but often feuded with the writers and producers who focused, in Connery's view, too much on formula and effects. Because this film was made by those who had the rights to the original story but not the Bond franchise, this film lacks some Bond trademarks such as the famous music and opening bullet through the barrel sequence, but it is nevertheless a fairly good film.

Some will be disappointed to see Connery/Bond age, although at 52 he's in better shape than most his age and, in fact, looked better than the last time he played Bond in 1971's "Diamonds are Forever" where he was rather chunky and out of shape. He's also younger than Moore and Brosnan's last outings as Bond, so I'm not sure what all the fuss was by some critics about his "mature" Bond.

I will admit that except for Connery's temporary return as Bond, Klaus Maria Brandauer's interesting villain, and the beautiful Kim Bassinger, there is little to distinguish this Bond film from the others. The movie is generally pleasing, but nothing great here. It's just good to see Connery back as Bond one last time.
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Initial post: Apr 2, 2007 1:38:47 PM PDT
H.Le says:
This movie does get better with time though I'll admit that I did not like it much when it was released. By the way, I can say the same for Lazenby and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Both are making a big comeback in the critic's circle.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 13, 2007 5:23:59 AM PDT
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Posted on May 23, 2007 12:13:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2007 12:14:18 AM PDT
I'd suggest trying to separate Lazenby from "OHMSS." The movie itself is actually quite good. Lazenby is awkward in the role at times, but if you can get past that, the movie's plot and action are great.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2012 10:34:00 PM PDT
Neil Ford says:
Certainly OHMSS is generally agreed to have the best musical score.
The reviewer should also have praised Fatima Blush, and this iteration of Felix Leiter. I thought this was one of the better-acted Bond films overall.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 8:47:54 PM PDT
Dallas Guy says:
I agree. I felt Lazenby didn't do all that bad a job, considering he was a model and not an actor - the delays incurred by the legal wrangling left him hanging and his contract expired and he chose not to return. However, had he been dealt a better hand, I'm sure he would have grown into the role and made a very good Bond.

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 1:34:33 AM PST
Which guy criticized Lazenby, and OHMSS?
Is there something wrong with the guy who did that?
There's 23 007 movies?
OHMSS is in the Top Five;
End of story
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