Diamonds Are Forever is the best, most campy James Bond movie everWhile not exactly about the movies, I'll revive this old thread since it has a Bond title.
I've been listening to the James Bonding podcast lately and it inspired me to go through the entire Bond catalog. I grew up with Pierce as Bond and until now have only seen his and Dan's movies. So far on my quest I've made it to 1967's You Only Live Twice.
Dr. No - What a slog. I guess it was action packed in 62 but oh boy did it seem really drawn out. 2/5
From Russia with Love - Better than the first one, the train parts were cool but still not great. 2.5/5
Goldfinger - I loved this one! What a fun movie. By far my favorite of the ones I've seen so far. 4.5/5
Thunderball - All the underwater stuff was cool but besides that it was much like From Russia, not great. 3/5
You Only Live Twice - The step op the action in this one and I like the Space/Japanese angle. Plus we finally see Blofeld. 3.5/5
I've come to the conclusion that I don't like the Terrence Young Bond movies. Thunderball is pretty good but that's it. And Hamilton's Goldfinger is a great movie, not just a great Bond movie.
I intend to watch the original Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again last as those 2 are not truly in the Bond movie timeline.
I'll keep that in mind. I intend to watch one or 2 more tonight. On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds are Forever are the next 2 in line.Diamonds Are Forever is the best, most campy James Bond movie ever
Because his wife gets killed by Bolfeld and his henchwoman? I assumed that storyline would carry over to other films even if Lazenby didn't. I read he announced he was only doing 1 movie almost right away.Lazenby would have been good, but I won't spoil it for you.
I ask this because Lazenby makes a joke at the beginning of OHMSS where he says after a fight, "This never happened to the last guy." Now I thought this was just a joke but then the rest of the movie is pretty serious so now I'm not sure.Also, what is the Bond timeline? Are all the 007's actors playing the same person or are they different people who hold the 007 position? I think it's the former but I'm not sure.
You were so right Semi! This was a delightfully funny and campy movie. They did a few firsts in this one. They have a gay character in Mr. Kidd and they show bare chested women twice. One part that made me laugh out loud was when Bond in in the lunar testing facility and he goes through where the astronauts are practicing. Bond runs right through but the astronauts who are trying to catch him act as if they are really on the moon with lesser gravity and move in slow motion. Also, there is a quick scene where an actual elephant plays and wins at the slots! Haha! I didn't love the female lead but Plenty O'Toole was a delight in her brief parts in the movie.Diamonds Are Forever is the best, most campy James Bond movie ever