Bond’s transformation into all out action hero is complete as bullets pepper throughout this fast paced indulgent plot. Despite the energy, homages to early Bond are there in the form of a megalomaniac villain, media tycoon Carver, a frighteningly relevant inclusion in light of Murdoch’s recent phone hacking scandal. Chronologically speaking this is the best Bond film for some time – a blast.
The shift in focus (and change in actor) is both a blessing and a drawback as the franchise tries to move on from the campness that preceded it to more gritty, action driven drama. Trouble is, Dalton… read review
Connery is gone, at least for the time being, and in comes George Lazenby. Lacking that Playboy charm that Connery oozed, Lazenby at least leaves an individual stamp on the Bond persona, aided by a… read review