Never Say Never Again

1983

Action / Adventure / Romance / Thriller

126
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 60%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 54212

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Sean Connery as James Bond
Kim Basinger as Domino
Max von Sydow as Blofeld
Rowan Atkinson as Small-Fawcett
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Reviewed by AponX 4 / 10

Not great, but still MILES better than godawful Thunderball.

Yet another remakes infinitely superior to the laughably overrated original.

Never Say Never Again: 4 out of 10

Thunderball: ZEE.......ROW.

The end.

Reviewed by cinemajesty 6 / 10

War Of The Bonds

Movie Review: "007: Never Say Never Again"

In 1983 the so-called "War of the Bonds" took place in once-in-a-lifetime motion picture history occasion concerning "Octopussy" directed by John Glen starring Roger Moore (1927-2017) for Eon Productions Ltd., which had been released on June 10th to a fair success at the U.S. box office with revenues of roundabout 68 Million U.S. Dollars by 28 Million production costs. "Never Say Never Again" producer Jack Schwartzman (1932-1994) engages intitial 007 actor Sean Connery, at the age of 52, to reprise the character of James Bond in this independent action movie production, which uses loose ingredients of author Ian Fleming's novel "Thunderball" from 1961, where underworld organization "Spectre" pursues plans to steal two nuclear warheads in order to pressure the British government for ransom under the surveillance by "Spectre" #1 henchman, the character of Maximilian Largo, here performed with vicious pleasures by actor Klaus-Maria Brandauer, who fights Bond in unlikely repetitious underwater action scene including shark attack, which have a far more realistic touch against the original 007 movie from 1965 directed by Terence Young (1915-1994). Nevertheless "Never Say Never Again" directed by Irvin Kershner (1923-2010), who had been responsible for the highly-dramatic "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) contracted by executive producer and "Star Wars" copyright holder George Lucas, gives Sean Connery his screen moments of undeniable charms in the part, which made him famous in the year of 1962 in order to carry this out-of-the-usual Bond movie to the finish lines of motion picture entertainment, that furthermore gathers momentum through a fulminate supporting cast inlcuding actress Kim Basinger, at the age of 29, in the role of Domino, which then again stays all too passive against the 1965 pendant actress Claudine Auger as actor Max von Sydow, given face to "Spectre" headmaster Blofeld including obligatory white cat on his lap, when Bond must endure an engaging fist fight at a full of comedy moments health farm sequence over a motorcycle-car chase and a couple of machine gun shoot-outs, timidly captured by cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (1913-2016). The visual image system of "Never Say Never Again" presents plainview, full contact action beats of the 1980s with an higher-noted production budget of estimated 36 Million U.S. Dollars, which gets put mainly into satisfactions of crew and cast, extravagant on-location day-to-day shootings and fewer gadgets then "Octopussy", when this rivaling Bond movie, premiering four months after its opponent on October 6th 1983 to budget-exceeding box office success and delivers even in today's revisits due to an extraordinary chemistry of the envolved cast members.

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Reviewed by keelhaul-80856 5 / 10

Thunderball with an old man Connery.

This one is entertaining, but basically a rip-off of Thunderball. Apparently, the studios were fighting over rights to the name and music, etc. and this one isn't even considered Bond canon.

The Good= Connery is always fun to watch, and his reprisal of the role was enough to make it salvageable. There is a fair amount of action and some 80s cheese that is kind of funny, as we rehash the earlier films of the 60s through this one. The brunette villain is interesting and sexy. I think I also saw a young "Mr. Bean" or "Johnny English" in this one for humor.

The Bad= They couldn't even open with the trademark Bond music, and all the original actors are missing from the usual films. They have all been replaced by mediocre bozos, so it leaves you feeling like you are watching a high school version of some scenes.

The Ugly= Connery is my favorite as the original bond, and he stars in a lot of decent films. However, casting him yet again, by the 80s, as the same hunky 007 ladies man tough guy was stretching it, to say the least. Luckily, his persona and rugged charm can sort of save this, but you still have to laugh in many scenes, where his age and weight and toupee are just funny. Every woman turns to look at him like a piece of meat, no matter what location he is in, or what clothing. I'm like really? He's that cool that 6 women start drooling when a dumpy guy in his 50s walks in with a sweat shirt on??? LMAO. That was hilarious. The missing signature music and other credentials make this one bland, also, as mentioned, and it is a very lazy 80s reboot of Thunderball. Also, Kim Basinger is cute, but overrated, and this Largo wasn't nearly as interesting as the original.

This comes across as worthy of an occasional watch, but nothing to write home about.

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