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In my opinion YOLT is worse than the sum of its parts. Individually every scene works (with one major and highly embarrassing exception, I don't think I need to say which one) but it never comes together as a whole. It's all over the place. I still prefer this one over Thunderball for pure entertainment factor, though.You Only Live Twice (1967)
Another movie where I love almost everything. We start off in space with a giant mystery spacecraft that captures a whole American capsule, severing a spacewalking astronaut. Then we see Bond get "murdered" in bed with a lover, and I love that the guy who finds the body says it's how Bond would have wanted to go. After the excessive underwater scenes in Thunderball, I wasn't too excited to see Bond don a wetsuit, but thankfully it was just a couple of seconds this time around. I also really liked the wordplay with lox in both its senses as smoked salmon and liquid oxygen. I had forgotten that Donald Pleasance played Blofeld in his first "full" on screen appearance, that was a fun bonus! I had remembered him always having been played by Charles Grey, but confusingly Grey plays Dikko Henderson in this movie!
It's always down to the one you first discovered. I was born in '78, in the middle of the Moore era, but grew up with the Connery ones on TV so it's Shcotland Forever for me.So I need to pick the marathon back up because my buddy I was watching it with bailed at Live and Let Die, so I might just pick it up from Sir Roger Moore's first one and go from there. I know that Sir Roger is many people's least favorite Bond, but I grew up with as the 'current' Bond so he'll still always be my favorite, goofiness and all.