Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (OHMSS) is well deserving of a re-evaluation. Often thought of as the red headed step child of the Bond franchise, OHMSS is actually one of Bonds strongest earlier entries sitting just behind Goldfinger for me in the pantheon of the 60’s outings. That’s not to say it doesn’t have it’s issues – George Lazenby is polarising, especially following the iconic Connery, but even he is underrated. Lazenby is much better physically than Connery ever was – delivering conniving fights or the first time in Bonds history yet still maintaining his suave Bond persona. Additionally OHMSS also delivers some of the franchises best action to date – from its iconic ski chase to the stock car sequence and the final bobsleigh escape. Only a fool would dismiss On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Best Bit: Ski escape
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Dr No, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye