Never Say Never Again


Action / Adventure / Romance / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 60%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 53373


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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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Movie Reviews

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.

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10

Remake to ¨Thunderball¨ with Sean Connery reprising his classic character after 12-year absence

The final installment in Connery/Bond series finds 007 on a mission to thwart Spectre which has threatened to blow up cities if a ransom is not paid . James Bond (Sean Connery who shows his face clean-shaven and wearing a variety of grey and brown wigs) matches wits with a nasty , good-looking tycoon , Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer) , who is holding the world nuclear hostage as part of a diabolical plan schemed by Espectre led by a sinister leader (Max Von Sydow) . As Emilio Largo , is a ruthless and flamboyant enforcer who has hatched a scheme against the North Atlantic Treaty powers . British send his "00" agent , James Bond , to recover the warheads before SPECTRE carries out its threat to detonate the devices on the UK and US mainlands . As the world is held hostage by the threat of a nuclear nightmare , Bond jumps into action , racing against the clock as the trail leads him to tropical Nassau . Later on , Bond facing off heavies and bedding a lot of pink and dust beauties (Barbara Carrera as Fatima Blush , Kim Basinger as Domino , Valerie Leon , among others) . Will 007 prevent the killing of millions of innocent victims?

Connery returns to the world of Bond after 12 years , it results to be smooth in this peculiar remake of ¨Thunderball¨(1965) by Terence Young with Claudine Auger , Adolfo Celi , Luciana Paluzzi . The noisy action is staged with all the mechanical efficiency of the classic Bond pictures with a bit more bite . After Diamonds are forever (1971) Sean told her he'd never play James Bond again, there he was, playing James Bond again , her response was for him to "never say never again" ; however , for a big salary he accepted this film . Although Connery is back to recover two nuclear warheads stolen , purists will have qualms deeming this part of the official Bond series since longtime producers Albert ¨Cubby¨ Broccoli , Harry Saltzman , had nothing to do with this endeavor . This Bond film was not part of the franchise produced by these producers , but here Kevin McClory who was producer and co-writer of Thunderball (1965), won a legal battle against Ian Fleming to make his own Bond movie , the settlement stipulated that it had to effectively be a remake of Thunderball . Here James Bond/Connery bedding a variety of wonderful women , the bond girls are the followings : Kim Basinger as the beautiful heroine , Barbara Carrera is excellently cast as the nasty villainess and the Hammer-girl Valerie Leon . Bond/Connery is given hot competition in the acting department by Klaus Maria Brandauer who makes ¨Largo¨ a stunning , memorable smiling psychotic baddie from Sprectra criminal organization , replacing prior Adolfo Celi . Being Final James Bond film to feature Spectre until recent film Spectre (2015) . Support cast is frankly magnificent as Bernie Casey , Alec McCowen , charming Pamela Salem as Miss Moneypenny , Rowan Atkinson as Embassy official , Edward Fox , Gavan O'Herlihy , Ronald Pickup and brief acting by the busty Bond girl Valerie Leon as Lady in Bahamas .

Colorful cinematography by Douglas Slocombe shot on several locations in Côte d'Azur, Antibes, Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes,France , Malta Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas , La Alcazaba , Almería, El Ejido, Almería, Andalucia, Spain . However , this ¨Never say never again¨ is hampered by an atrocious soundtrack by Michael Legrand . The motion picture was professionally directed by Irwin Kershener , but with no originality . The main theme that runs through many of his films is social alienation and human weaknesses - although his biggest commercial success was the science fiction blockbuster ¨Star Wars: Episodio V Empire strikes again¨ and made decent sequels as ¨Return a man called horse¨and ¨Robocop II¨. This is an acceptable and passable Bond movie but inferior to other entries . This monarch of mayhem and luxury strides easily back into his kingdom .

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