Agent 007 must race to prevent a nuclear war between the superpowers when U.S. and Soviet manned spaceships are hijacked in Earth’s orbit. His dangerous mission takes him to Japan, where he battles the evil SPECTRE organization and its diabolical leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
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Not a great film, not by a long shot - Connery seems pretty bored by the role and it's blatantly racist most of the time - BUT it is vintage Bond, with a killer theme song and SPECTRE's secret base hidden in a freakin' volcano.
This is one of the more interesting entries into the Bond franchise. It's pretty cool to see Sean Connery navigate his way through Japan and Donald Pleasance as Blofeld, what more could you want from a Bond film.
Easily the weakest of the first five Connery Bonds, but not without its charms. First half is quite solid, then devolves into a bit of nonsense in the second half (Bond dons embarrassing "Japanese"-face) but is significant for the influence it has had on the spy genre (Blofeld's volcano lair, fortress assault). The vilain's volcano lair is improved upon in THE INCREDIBLES.