THUNDERBALL (1967 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

Thunderball—Sean Connery’s fourth James Bond movie—does not flag in its presentation of the James Bond character, but it does not work in the same class as Goldfinger and Die Another Day. There are slow spots in the storyline that are unusual to a James Bond story.

Storyline

James Bond (Sean Connery) goes to the Bahamas for another dangerous encounter with SPECTRE.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Terence Young for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Kevin McClory, Albert R. Broccoli, and Harry Saltzman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: James Bond (Sean Connery), Domino (Claudine Auger), Largo (Adolfo Celi), Fiona (Luciana Paluzzi), Felix Leiter (Rik Van Nutter), Count Lippe (Guy Doleman), Patricia (Molly Peters), Paula (Martine Beswick), ‘M’ (Bernard Lee), and ‘Q’ (Desmond Llewelyn).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This story is not one of the best of the Bond series, but it satisfies the James Bond fan.

Ben Meyers

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