Monday, 7 November 2011

You Only Live Twice (1967)

A spaceship that eats other spaceships and a plot to start a war between the Superpowers.  This is Bond at its most fantastically bonkers.
With space capsules going missing on either side, both the Americans and the Russians are blaming each other.  The world stands paused on the brink of a nuclear war.
The good old British Secret Service knows better of course, and sends Agent  007; James Bond, to a small island off Japan where Blofeld and the forces of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. are lurking as the masters of this grand manipulation.
Now you know Bond is going to win the day but along the way we get gun battles with helicopters of varying sizes, beautiful girls being bedded and beautiful girls being killed and an army of deadly ninjas storming a secret base that’s hidden inside an extinct volcano.
It’s almost too much and so you might well be forgiven for forgetting that there was anything so dull as a few spacemen sitting in spaceships somewhere at the start of this yarn. .. but not anymore.


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