Reviews

  • Nov 03, 2021

    Ah yes, the one with all the multiple Blofelds aka the one in Vegas. seriously, why is Bond in vegas for what feels like 80% of the movie. I understand there are other films where bond is in one location for a majority of the picture, but is not Las Vegas a little too tacky to be there for so long? Also, why is Charles Gray Blofeld here when he played a different character in You Only Live Twice? I know this practice was fairly common for its time, but usually it was due to budgetary restraints. EON productions never skimped out on the budget for any of their Bond films for the time they were produced. The first half is actually not half bad, but the 2nd have is entirely irredeemable. It's so bad, it hurts watching at times. Lana Wood, the almost Bond girl gives a pretty bad performance and it is forgivable since she is in it for so little, I don't even know if she counts as a Bond girl. Jill St. John however, is in it for much longer and gives a much worse performance. Her character is extremely unnecessarily incompetent too. Especially unnecessary considering she is meant to the savvy street smart woman. Easily the worst Bond girl of all time. There really is no reason for her to be wearing as little as she does except to show skin to perverts. It's embarrassing. The 2 henchmen partners are very cringe and don't really do all that much even though they are shown quite often. The choreography everywhere is awful especially this one scene where he fights these two random women named Bambi and Thumper for some reason. Very gimmicky and poorly staged. Sean Connery is way too old at this point for the character. unfortunate, considering Roger Moore was actually older than him. All that being said, the actual worst aspect of this whole thing is the costume design. Wide, bright pink, nothing of a necktie, on this very uninspiring, lackluster, bland outfit. I wish that one piece was the only problem, It's nearly everything he and everyone else wears. Before watching this again, the only positive I remembered from this film is that it had one of the best car chases in the franchise. I am sad to say even this is a letdown. it felt like something from The Three Stooges. I was half expecting the Benny Hill theme. Speaking of music, there are like 3 tracks I want listen to again.

    Ah yes, the one with all the multiple Blofelds aka the one in Vegas. seriously, why is Bond in vegas for what feels like 80% of the movie. I understand there are other films where bond is in one location for a majority of the picture, but is not Las Vegas a little too tacky to be there for so long? Also, why is Charles Gray Blofeld here when he played a different character in You Only Live Twice? I know this practice was fairly common for its time, but usually it was due to budgetary restraints. EON productions never skimped out on the budget for any of their Bond films for the time they were produced. The first half is actually not half bad, but the 2nd have is entirely irredeemable. It's so bad, it hurts watching at times. Lana Wood, the almost Bond girl gives a pretty bad performance and it is forgivable since she is in it for so little, I don't even know if she counts as a Bond girl. Jill St. John however, is in it for much longer and gives a much worse performance. Her character is extremely unnecessarily incompetent too. Especially unnecessary considering she is meant to the savvy street smart woman. Easily the worst Bond girl of all time. There really is no reason for her to be wearing as little as she does except to show skin to perverts. It's embarrassing. The 2 henchmen partners are very cringe and don't really do all that much even though they are shown quite often. The choreography everywhere is awful especially this one scene where he fights these two random women named Bambi and Thumper for some reason. Very gimmicky and poorly staged. Sean Connery is way too old at this point for the character. unfortunate, considering Roger Moore was actually older than him. All that being said, the actual worst aspect of this whole thing is the costume design. Wide, bright pink, nothing of a necktie, on this very uninspiring, lackluster, bland outfit. I wish that one piece was the only problem, It's nearly everything he and everyone else wears. Before watching this again, the only positive I remembered from this film is that it had one of the best car chases in the franchise. I am sad to say even this is a letdown. it felt like something from The Three Stooges. I was half expecting the Benny Hill theme. Speaking of music, there are like 3 tracks I want listen to again.

  • Oct 06, 2021

    [⭐️54%] Sean Connery's final outing as Bond (in the main series) is easily the weakest out of his movies as it doubles down on the campiness. Where all of the previous Bond entries use it's budget very well, Diamonds Are Forever (1971) feels very cheap and isn't helped by the fact that the plot is quite weak. Where the 007 films have followed a routine formula with beautiful locations, this entry takes James Bond to the grubby streets of Las Vegas, which doesn't provoke the same fascination as before. Overall Connery's final movie is one which disappoints and differs from the familiar Bond formula, but not in a good way.

    [⭐️54%] Sean Connery's final outing as Bond (in the main series) is easily the weakest out of his movies as it doubles down on the campiness. Where all of the previous Bond entries use it's budget very well, Diamonds Are Forever (1971) feels very cheap and isn't helped by the fact that the plot is quite weak. Where the 007 films have followed a routine formula with beautiful locations, this entry takes James Bond to the grubby streets of Las Vegas, which doesn't provoke the same fascination as before. Overall Connery's final movie is one which disappoints and differs from the familiar Bond formula, but not in a good way.

  • Sep 21, 2021

    Diamonds Are Forever is an underrated Bond movie, and most certainly a massive improvement over OHMSS. Sean Connery is once again great as Bond. The action sequences are well made, and the plot really does work. This is a really good one.

    Diamonds Are Forever is an underrated Bond movie, and most certainly a massive improvement over OHMSS. Sean Connery is once again great as Bond. The action sequences are well made, and the plot really does work. This is a really good one.

  • Sep 12, 2021

    It was a great watch. It was really fun watching the older style of filing techniques and movie effects. Sean Connery is a perfect fit for the role of James Bond.

    It was a great watch. It was really fun watching the older style of filing techniques and movie effects. Sean Connery is a perfect fit for the role of James Bond.

  • Aug 15, 2021

    Filled with lots of facts that do not hold up today with science this is the least plausible 007 Movie!!!

    Filled with lots of facts that do not hold up today with science this is the least plausible 007 Movie!!!

  • Jul 26, 2021

    One of the best Bond movies ever made. Humor is on point, the action scenes are well made and Connery is mature and smooth as James Bond.

    One of the best Bond movies ever made. Humor is on point, the action scenes are well made and Connery is mature and smooth as James Bond.

  • May 15, 2021

    With a full blown ridiculous storyline , Diamonds Are Forever doesn't fail to show a kiddy movie with Sean Connery entering a space building and Blofeld as a useless villain with a ridiculous smile. However , Sean Connery clearly enjoys himself in Vegas with his huge salary and witty humor.

    With a full blown ridiculous storyline , Diamonds Are Forever doesn't fail to show a kiddy movie with Sean Connery entering a space building and Blofeld as a useless villain with a ridiculous smile. However , Sean Connery clearly enjoys himself in Vegas with his huge salary and witty humor.

  • May 14, 2021

    The weakest of Connery's Bond films and unfortunately its his performance that probably hurts the film the most. His Bond just feels dialed in and without enthusiasm. His distain for returning to the character that made him a film legend shows in this one. Villain B+ / Bond Girl B / Theme B

    The weakest of Connery's Bond films and unfortunately its his performance that probably hurts the film the most. His Bond just feels dialed in and without enthusiasm. His distain for returning to the character that made him a film legend shows in this one. Villain B+ / Bond Girl B / Theme B

  • Apr 15, 2021

    I found "Diamonds are Forever" to be extremely boring. The only positive aspects of the film were Sean Connery's performance and an elevator fight scene.

    I found "Diamonds are Forever" to be extremely boring. The only positive aspects of the film were Sean Connery's performance and an elevator fight scene.

  • Apr 01, 2021

    At this point i don't even have anything to say.

    At this point i don't even have anything to say.