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Never Say Never Again (1983) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

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)

7 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...