Never Say Never Again Reviews
Klaus Brandauer manages to become one of top 10 best lead Bond villains by making Largo less douchy and more quiet. Orginal Largo just looked evil and had not much humanity this one seems like your average nerdy billionaire yet his crazy side is both freightning and awesome to watch. He can't do much to you but he has the power too. Great foil for Sean. Carrerra as Blush is a more subtle 80's version of Onatopp but that's not a insult, she's amazing here. Basinger is very, very young and not fully there yet as an actress but she's awesome eye candy. Bernie Casey also manages to make for an awesome Felix Leiter, imo the most underrated one.
This one has some faults: it's score is horrendusly bad as is the title song, and there's not enough time with the baddies yet the movie as a whole doesn't fall appart like it should have. It ends with a great climax and some good action.
Connery fades to black as Bond with a solid farewell..
It was not meant to be taken seriously.
Connery is on the charm offensive here and is a welcome return taking him into his 3rd decade playing Bond.
Famously directed by Irvin(Empire Strikes Back) Kershner
Gadgets 3/5 Kept to a minimum and a return to form for Bond after the wayward Moore movies
Girls 5/5 Kim Basinger is drop dead gorgeous and
as Fatima Blush, the sexy assassin is on top form.
Villain 3/5 Blush steals the show
Bond Theme 1/5 another forgettable one written after a remark made by Connery on returning to the role again.
(1983) Never Say Never Again
After a more than a 12 year hiatas that solidified Sean Connery's name on the map, he returns as the James Bond character that is not affiliated with the other Bond films since they were Broccoli produced and owned. Directed by Irwin Kershner of "The Empire Strikes Back", this time thwarting some nuclear warheads intercepted by a SPECTRE agent. The action, although few was adapted to suit Sean Connery's age of 52 which consists of a few chase scenes blah blah blah. The movie still works since it consists of an interesting take of things unlike other Bond movies we're usually accustomed to seeing. In other words, this is a better second attempt of the slightly disappointed "Thunderball".
3 out of 4