An absurd plot gives Bond reason to promote 1960s Japan. The Aston Martin is of course replaced with a Toyota fitted with Sony branded TV screens and scenes at a ninja school rip fight choreography straight from a couple of Akira Kurosawa movies. The best theme song of the series is here though and there's a fantastic scene where a ninja drips poison down a thread from the ceiling.
Weak 5th entry in Bond series. One can see why Connery wanted to leave the series at this point. Most cartoonish of the Connery 'Bond' films and certainly no where near on the level of the first four films. Remember liking this much more as a child....ninjas i guess.
Connery lacks the cat-like poise of his earlier entries in You Only Live Twice, the first Bond film directed by Lewis Gilbert and the first film to pit 007 directly against Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Donald Pleasence). It's a classic Bond adventure with a few hiccups, namely Bond's offensive and unnecessary disguise as a Japanese fisherman, but there is lots to enjoy.
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.