Monday, November 28, 2005

Review – Diamonds Are Forever

With the probable exceptions of Thunderball and its off-brand remake, Never Say Never Again, this is the worst of the Connery Bonds. He’s too old for the part, and would have done better to have stayed gone after You Only Live Twice. As for the story itself, there isn’t much to it. There’s a Howard Hughes-esque character, a rare nod to the real world in a series that lives largely on the strictly imaginary. Beyond that just about the only unique feature is the pair of gay hit men. Oh, and the acrobatic female bodyguards Bambi and Thumper. Beyond that, this will be a necessary experience for anyone trying to watch all the Bond flicks but otherwise can safely be missed. See if desperate

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