You Only Live Twice


Review: Bond finds himself battling with Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE; this is because they have been gathering Russian and American space hijackings to begin WWIII.
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Actors: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsuro Tanba, Teru Shimada, Karin Dor, Donald Pleasence, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Charles Gray, Tsai Chin, Burt Kwouk and Michael Chow
Year: 1967
Genre: Action, Adventure and Thriller
Conclusion: 3/5
This is the fifth James Bond and also the fifth starring Sean Connery. With this Bond film I have to say that I felt this was one of the weakest so far and that Sean Connery was almost ready to give his role up. There was nothing new or to add to this one. The gadgets used were quite tired and I felt we had seen it all before. This has one of the finest performance from Donald Pleasence who is the best screen villain. When he was cast as the villain the ideas he came up with were having a hump, a limp, a beard, and a lame hand before he settled on a scar. The script is quite well written by author Roald Dahl. Peter R. Hunt showed an interest in directing this film but was turned down. He then went on the direct On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969). According to IMDb the novel was the last Ian Fleming James Bond novel published during his lifetime. Apparently this is the only Sir Sean Connery Bond movie never to receive any BBFC cuts.



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