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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.


Cinema-Maniac: Dr. No (1962) Review

James Bond is undoubtedly the world most famous spy, for good reason too. With Sean Connery introducing to the character who wouldn’t want more to see Bond movies.

James Bond’s investigation of a missing colleague in Jamaica leads him to the island of the mysterious Dr. No and a scheme to end the US space program. All without any gadgets, I thought a Bond movie without the gadgets wouldn’t be as entertaining, I was wrong. The story actually gets more intelligent as it progress and adds a sense of realism that some of the more recent outing lack.

Sean Connery performance is just perfect in this, he captures Bond effortlessly which is why no doubt he’s still one of the best Bond. What it lack was the thrills and action that Bond movies generally provide, while the more realistic approach works for the story, the movie is without thrills and exciting action. Still, that not enough to ruin the film for you.

Sean Connery first outing as Bond is no doubt memorable. If you’re a fan of the current Bond, you’ll be disappointment in terms of action, but everything won’t be.