Never Say Never Again

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Studio: Tcfhe/mgm Release Date: 03/24/2009 Run time: 133 minutes Rating: Pg… More >>

Never Say Never Again

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  1. This movie is a disgrace. I wasted 2 hours on this boring and dumb movie.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Regardless of the PQ of this Blu-ray, avoid this movie totally. It’s a complete rip-off of a real Bond masterpiece… Thunderball. Connery was paid 5 million to do this movie, and that was a smart decision on his part. However; this movie is nearly unwatchable. The only simple pleasure you get is seeing Connery play 007 one more time. Otherwise the storyline is dull, familiar, and dragging throughout. This movie is on my list of Bonds I will never buy on Blu-ray. Those include Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever, You only Live Twice, The World is not Enough, A View To a Kill, and of course NSNA.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. At the time of this film’s release, the critics went absolutely bananas about Connery’s return as Bond. One critic, in a moment of pure insanity, declared it the best Bond film since “From Russia, With Love.” The critics sneered at the Moore Bond film released earlier that summer “Octopussy.” When it was released on videotape several months later, the critics continued to fall all over themselves in praise.

    The film has since been reevaluated and now, 26 years later, it is now recognized for what it really was: a mediocre and totally unnecessary remake of the far superior “Thunderball.”

    There have been numerous books detailing its making and we now find that Warner Bros. was ready to pull the plug on this tired mess of a film and it took Connery stepping in and taking control that ennabled the film to be finished and released.

    Look lets face it: Connery was the best and still is the best James Bond. The film does also have a nice supporting cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer is an enjoyably insane Largo, Barbara Carrera is also outlandishly nuts, Kim Basinger looks good as Domino, Edward Fox is a pompous M and Max Von Sydow is given little to do as Blofeld.

    The problem is that the film is totally unnecessary, there are no scenes that improve on “Thunderball.” “Thunderball” had the greatest underwater fight scene between the US Marines and Blofeld’s stooges at the film’s conclusion, it still has not been improved upon in any underwater film. This film does not even attempt to improve upon it: the underwater confrontation between Bond and Largo is a confused mess wherein one cannot even tell who is who. This is indicative of all the action in the film and the entire film itself.

    This film is a mess, made solely to have Connery’s name in a Bond film again. The much maligned (at the time) Moore Bond film “Octopussy” was far more exciting and enjoyable. Justice was served when the Moore Bond film made more money than Never Say Never Again. Moore even mentions the satisfaction that gave him in his recently published autobiograpy.

    As stated previously, Never Say Never Again is now finally being recognized for the mediocrity that it always was, see the original Bond classic “Thunderball” instead.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. It might have been the first Bond film. I saw it on a plane and hated it. At home, I enjoyed it more . Michel Legrand’s music made more sense and the different Baroque Bond style showed it’s charm. The director (The Umpire Srikes Out-kidding; I liked it) said he hadn’t seen the Bond films and gave them a brief glance, so his ‘vision’ was fresh. It is; or was and it’s fun to see. The BD sound is DD Surround 3.0 and DTS MA 5.1 and the master is an early style’ , mild but powerful; which means it’s able but not as consistently aggressive nor detailed as modern tracts. Never Say Never looks and sounds better than ever!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Unless you consider Casino Royale- with David Niven part of the franchise- this is the clear cut worst Bond ever made. You have to be a die-hard Bond fan to say you like this-it’s bad folks. The Blu-ray version is better as you would expect, but as much as you want to shine this turd -it’s still a turd.

    If you haven’t seen Dr. No, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and the BEST Bond – From Russia with love- (even if you have) see them or see them again. Don’t buy this- it will be $9 soon if you really want it.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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