Monday, September 27, 2010

THUNDERBALL (1965)

You thought I'd forgotten about the James Bond series didn't you? But James Bond is back! Ah-HAAAAAAAA!!!!

Bond is sent to a health clinic to recover from his last mission. While there, Bond sexually assaults a young woman, but naturally she learns to like it and then later that night from her window Bond sees something strange: an ambulance taking a dead body into the clinic. Could it be the set up for another FRIGHT NIGHT movie?! Oh, please! Oh, please! Oh, please! Bond vs. vampires!!! That'd be awesome! No, it's just some evil henchmen working on a body double to use in their plot to steal two nuclear weapons. Bond investigates, but it's all after the fact because they've already stolen the bombs and unless the government pays up $280 million they are going to blow up an undisclosed city. Bond isn't going to stand for that kind of shit, so he follows the clues of the dead body and goes to the Bahamas to seduce the dead guy's sexy sister and pump some information out of her.

Beautiful tropical locations, lots of underwater shenanigans, sharks and even more sharks, cleavage, bigger budget, it's all pretty fun, but a little too long.  Still worth a watch.

Two thunderballs out of five.

Part 1 - Dr. No
Part 2 - From Russia With Love
Part 3 - Goldfinger
Part 5 - You Only Live Twice
Part 6 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Part 7 - Diamonds Are Forever
Part 8 - Live and Let Die
Part 9 - The Man with the Golden Gun
Part 10 - The Spy Who Loved Me
Part 11 - Moonraker
Part 12 - For Your Eyes Only
Part 13 - Octopussy
Part 14 - Never Say Never Again
Part 15 - A View to a Kill
Part 16 - The Living Daylights
Part 17 - License to Kill
Part 18 - GoldenEye
Part 19 - Tomorrow Never Dies
Part 20 - The World Is Not Enough
Part 21 - Die Another Day
Part 22 - Casino Royale
Part 23 - Quantum of Solace
Part 24 - Skyfall
Part 25 - Spectre