Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The world didn’t need a remake of Thunderball but that’s what we got (thanks to some very complex and frankly quite dull right issues). And, twelve years after he looked too old in Diamonds are Forever, Connery returns in a slicker, more fun and, well, just better version of one of his (and the franchise) weakest outings. Cannon? Not really but then even Bond cannon isn’t really that cannon so does it even matter? After all we are only really missing the Bond theme and after a while you don’t really even miss that, except for maybe the film most bombastic of moments. Everything from the Walter PPK to Q branch are present (with different faces but thats pretty 007 anyway) but this is Bond elevated… with a bit more money and a US studio behind it, giving a look into what Bond under Sony would eventually become. Could have been MUCH worse
Best Bit: Sharks!
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, Casino Royale (2006)