LOOK UP! LOOK DOWN! LOOK OUT! HERE COMES THE BIGGEST BOND OF ALL!
Two nukes are stolen and used in an extortion scheme against the world community; James Bond (Sean Connery) must find the bombs and whoever is responsible. The fourth Bond flick has its moments; the actors are good, including Adolfo Celi as the eye-patched baddie, and the waterlogged sequences are both pretty and exciting. The battle between the divers is magnificent, but the grandness of the film doesn’t really translate into something truly memorable. Claudine Auger is pretty bland and long sections of the film pass without much interesting going on.
1965-Britain. 129 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Terence Young. Novel: Ian Fleming. Song: “Thunderball” (performed by Tom Jones). Cast: Sean Connery (James Bond), Claudine Auger (Dominic “Domino” Derval), Adolfo Celi (Emilio Largo), Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter, Martine Beswick… Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn.
Oscar: Best Special Visual Effects.