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amp316 said:
sad.man.loves.vgc said:
I haven't watched a single James Bond movie, can I still enjoy it? I also haven't read your review because I am not sure if it's spoiler free or not!


My reviews aren't spoiler free, but you can read them without having the entire movie spoiled if that makes sense.  You can definitely watch this movie without having watched Dr. No.  It only references the film a couple of times and it's not like you'd be lost without seeing it.  I think that this is probably one of the reasons that the series is so popular.  You can watch any of the Bond movies alone and don't need to have seen any of the others for it to make sense or for it to be fun.

Thanks, I'll read your review after I watch the movie, since I don't even watch 30 seconds trailers hehe.



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Good review, wasn't expecting a 5 out of 5, I have to see this movie too.



One of the best Bond movies ever and one of the few which stood the test of time in my book.

Daniela Bianchi and Lotte Lenya. Probably my two most favorite women in a Bond movie.

Bianchi had the looks (she looked gorgeous with and without those elegant 60s outfits), Lenya had the class (Kurt Weill's wife will always be remembered by music fans for the performances of her husband's songs and by movie fans for her perfomance in From Russia).



brendude13 said:
Good review, wasn't expecting a 5 out of 5, I have to see this movie too.

Please do watch this one! It is a 5 out of 5 for sure! Goldfinger and Dr. No had one main thing going for them. This movie is full of that one thing. Except there are about 30 of those one things in it to make it a masterpiece!



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Fu***ng Spoilers, so don't read what I wrote.


When I first watched this movie I was so confused in the first 15 minutes. I was saying to myself,"Go Bond". Sadly the fake bond was killed. What the Hell just happened? Of course that was when I was around 16 years old. I am sure that I watched it many times as a kid, but I could not remember it.
What came next throughout the whole movie was pure greatness! Just like Dr. No, one of my fondess memories comes from the Turkish guy that Bond is hanging around with. I really enjoyed his character. The gypsy camp, underground layers, the Lecter Caper, and then the escape were all wonderful scenes. This movie really shows us how much of a lucky streak that Bond has in him. But it also show that he is no fool. He realized that something was going on. He just did not know what was going on. We see this at the end when he turns the canisters on in his briefcase.
Bond would need this same type of luck and resourcefulness in his next movie Goldfinger. So lucky for him he had a chance to get some practice in here.

Great movie, and great review! Here is what we have to look forward to next week in case none of you have ever seen it.
I used to love that theme song to death for Goldfinger!



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I was thinking this one must get 10/10. Great, great Bond film.



spurgeonryan said:

Fu***ng Spoilers, so don't read what I wrote.


When I first watched this movie I was so confused in the first 15 minutes. I was saying to myself,"Go Bond". Sadly the fake bond was killed. What the Hell just happened? Of course that was when I was around 16 years old. I am sure that I watched it many times as a kid, but I could not remember it.
What came next throughout the whole movie was pure greatness! Just like Dr.No, one of my fondest memories comes from the Turkish guy that Bond is hanging around with. I really enjoyed his character. The gypsy camp, underground layers, the Lecter Caper, and then the escape were all wonderful scenes. This movie really shows us how much of a lucky streak that Bond has in him. But it also show that he is no fool. He realized that something was going on. He just did not know what was going on. We see this at the end when he turns the canisters on in his briefcase.
Bond would need this same type of luck and resourcefulness in his next movie Goldfinger. So lucky for him he had a chance to get some practice in here.

Great movie, and great review! Here is what we have to look forward to next week in case none of you have ever seen it.
I used to love that theme song to death for Goldfinger!

I think that you brought up an interesting point about how important the supporting characters were in this movie and Dr. No.  Both Kerim Bay and Quarrel were a great help to Bond and weren't female or named Felix Leiter.  I have noticed that many of the better Bond movies have this in common.



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amp316 said:
spurgeonryan said:

Fu***ng Spoilers, so don't read what I wrote.


When I first watched this movie I was so confused in the first 15 minutes. I was saying to myself,"Go Bond". Sadly the fake bond was killed. What the Hell just happened? Of course that was when I was around 16 years old. I am sure that I watched it many times as a kid, but I could not remember it.
What came next throughout the whole movie was pure greatness! Just like Dr.No, one of my fondest memories comes from the Turkish guy that Bond is hanging around with. I really enjoyed his character. The gypsy camp, underground layers, the Lecter Caper, and then the escape were all wonderful scenes. This movie really shows us how much of a lucky streak that Bond has in him. But it also show that he is no fool. He realized that something was going on. He just did not know what was going on. We see this at the end when he turns the canisters on in his briefcase.
Bond would need this same type of luck and resourcefulness in his next movie Goldfinger. So lucky for him he had a chance to get some practice in here.

Great movie, and great review! Here is what we have to look forward to next week in case none of you have ever seen it.
I used to love that theme song to death for Goldfinger!

I think that you brought up an interesting point about how important the supporting characters were in this movie and Dr. No.  Both Kerim Bay and Quarrel were a great help to Bond and weren't female or named Felix Leiter.  I have noticed that many of the better Bond movies have this in common.

I would also like to point out that it is not always the villain that steal the show. Which is strange because you would think that this would not be the case. Oddjob is Goldfingers henchman, but he steals the show. Jaws, Mayday (spelled wrong probably), Three Blind Mice, and even Nash in this movie is not the actual villain. Who was worse in Goldeneye?  Xenia or Janus? Here name was Xenia right?



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spurgeonryan said:
amp316 said:

I think that you brought up an interesting point about how important the supporting characters were in this movie and Dr. No.  Both Kerim Bay and Quarrel were a great help to Bond and weren't female or named Felix Leiter.  I have noticed that many of the better Bond movies have this in common.

I would also like to point out that it is not always the villain that steal the show. Which is strange because you would think that this would not be the case. Oddjob is Goldfingers henchman, but he steals the show. Jaws, Mayday (spelled wrong probably), Three Blind Mice, and even Nash in this movie is not the actual villain. Who was worse in Goldeneye?  Xenia or Janus? Here name was Xenia right?

I think that you spelled everyone's name right.  I also agree that the henchman and not the main villain is often times the better character.  The main villain is the mastermind, while the henchman / henchwoman does all of the cool dirty work.  Take From Russia With Love for example.  We do not even sww the leader of SPECTRE's face, but Red Grant and Rosa Klebb both have some great scenes. 



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amp316 said:
spurgeonryan said:
amp316 said:
 

I think that you brought up an interesting point about how important the supporting characters were in this movie and Dr. No.  Both Kerim Bay and Quarrel were a great help to Bond and weren't female or named Felix Leiter.  I have noticed that many of the better Bond movies have this in common.

I would also like to point out that it is not always the villain that steal the show. Which is strange because you would think that this would not be the case. Oddjob is Goldfingers henchman, but he steals the show. Jaws, Mayday (spelled wrong probably), Three Blind Mice, and even Nash in this movie is not the actual villain. Who was worse in Goldeneye?  Xenia or Janus? Here name was Xenia right?

I think that you spelled everyone's name right.  I also agree that the henchman and not the main villain is often times the better character.  The main villain is the mastermind, while the henchman / henchwoman does all of the cool dirty work.  Take From Russia With Love for example.  We do not even sww the leader of SPECTRE's face, but Red Grant and Rosa Klebb both have some great scenes. 


Its funny I was reading your post and said to myself, "Who the Hell is Red Grant?" Then I remembered Nash was Grant. Strange how I remember the name he had for 5 minutes of the film, but not is main name.



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