Cinema-Maniac: From Russia With Love (1963) Review

After watching Sean Connery first outing as Bond in Dr. No I was looking forward to the sequel. It did not disappoint and is better than Dr. No.

James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE. The was much better than Dr. No, but it didn’t have the world being in danger feeling like in Dr. No. It does better when it comes to giving us a better written and more intelligent Bond. The story brings the excitement of a Bond movie that I personally felt Dr. No was lacking.

The action is well done, well filmed, and intelligent. Beside the action, the characters are more interesting and feel more devious than in Dr. No. This also introduced Bond first gadgets which I have to say has to some of the best in the series. I felt it did a good job, even though it is part 1 of a 2 part story, I felt that anyone who watches this will be more than stratify with it even if they don’t see Goldfinger.

Even you’re not a Bond fan, you’ll still enjoy this movie. I highly recommended to anyone who loves spy movies or good movies.


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