“Ben Meyers of Ben Meyers International Movie Critics closely predicts audience likes and dislikes a

“Ben Meyers of Ben Meyers International Movie Critics closely predicts audience likes and dislikes a
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Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service—
all the perks found in a typical James Bond including a great storyline—fails to deliver. George Lazenby replaces Sean Connery for a one-shot representation of the Bond persona. Casting thought Lazenby, a big name in Australia’s modeling circles, little known in the United States, a good choice for Connery’s replacement. They thought it would work and it didn’t. The Bond character requires more than suavity, which Lazenby amply provides both in his youth and in his seasoned age, to work. Lazenby lacks the believability and contributes heavily to one of the weakest Bond films made up to 1969. Telly Savalas, on the other hand, plays a strong part in this film and launches himself into the spotlight as an extremely charismatic actor. Concluding scenes lack force and satisfying climax. Fight scenes come off as an experiment in editing technique. It’s difficult to see who hit who and what is actually going on in the fight scenes. They seem to follow a format of ‘bang, bang’ and the fight is over.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


James Bond (George Lazenby) works to stymie a plot to ruin the world’s food supply.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Peter R. Hunt for directing efforts. Thank you to Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Tracy (Diana Rigg), Blofeld (Telly Savalas), Draco (Gabriele Ferzetti), Irma Bunt (Ilse Steppat), Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell), Sir Hilary Bray (George Baker), M (Bernard Lee), Campbell (Bernard Horsfall), Q (Desmond Llewelyn), Grunther (Yuri Borienko), and Olympe (Virginia North).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. This film explains how Bond gets married. Better films in the series are: GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies.

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