04 November 2012

James Bond: Thunderball

This is the highest-grossing (adjusted for inflation) Bond film of them all – and it’s hard to see why. The mark I give this could easily have been one lower.


Quite simply put, this film drags. The underwater fight scenes are long and confusing (as everyone is wearing masks), much of the middle is quite poor and knowing a thing or two about the awesome Avro Vulcan, I’m having suspension of disbelief issues. This film also reflects some old attitudes to sexual harassment, Health & Safety and animal welfare (shoot the shark to keep the other sharks distracted).


The four regulars here do enough to keep things reasonably entertaining, while there are some good moments too. That said, I can only give this:



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