Never Say Never Again

1983

Action / Adventure / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 6.2 10 55,634

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Kim Basinger as Jodie
Max von Sydow as Nels Gudmundsson
Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Stringer
Sean Connery as Jessie
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950.01 MB
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23.976 fps
134 min
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1.85 GB
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134 min
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Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10 / 10

Remake to ¨Thunderball¨ with Sean Connery reprising his classic character after 12-year absence

The final installment in Connery/Bond series finds 007 on a mission to thwart Spectre which has threatened to blow up cities if a ransom is not paid . James Bond (Sean Connery who shows his face clean-shaven and wearing a variety of grey and brown wigs) matches wits with a nasty , good-looking tycoon , Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer) , who is holding the world nuclear hostage as part of a diabolical plan schemed by Espectre led by a sinister leader (Max Von Sydow) . As Emilio Largo , is a ruthless and flamboyant enforcer who has hatched a scheme against the North Atlantic Treaty powers . British send his "00" agent , James Bond , to recover the warheads before SPECTRE carries out its threat to detonate the devices on the UK and US mainlands . As the world is held hostage by the threat of a nuclear nightmare , Bond jumps into action , racing against the clock as the trail leads him to tropical Nassau . Later on , Bond facing off heavies and bedding a lot of pink and dust beauties (Barbara Carrera as Fatima Blush , Kim Basinger as Domino , Valerie Leon , among others) . Will 007 prevent the killing of millions of innocent victims? Connery returns to the world of Bond after 12 years , it results to be smooth in this peculiar remake of ¨Thunderball¨(1965) by Terence Young with Claudine Auger , Adolfo Celi , Luciana Paluzzi . The noisy action is staged with all the mechanical efficiency of the classic Bond pictures with a bit more bite . After Diamonds are forever (1971) Sean told her he'd never play James Bond again, there he was, playing James Bond again , her response was for him to "never say never again" ; however , for a big salary he accepted this film . Although Connery is back to recover two nuclear warheads stolen , purists will have qualms deeming this part of the official Bond series since longtime producers Albert ¨Cubby¨ Broccoli , Harry Saltzman , had nothing to do with this endeavor . This Bond film was not part of the franchise produced by these producers , but here Kevin McClory who was producer and co-writer of Thunderball (1965), won a legal battle against Ian Fleming to make his own Bond movie , the settlement stipulated that it had to effectively be a remake of Thunderball . Here James Bond/Connery bedding a variety of wonderful women , the bond girls are the followings : Kim Basinger as the beautiful heroine , Barbara Carrera is excellently cast as the nasty villainess and the Hammer-girl Valerie Leon . Bond/Connery is given hot competition in the acting department by Klaus Maria Brandauer who makes ¨Largo¨ a stunning , memorable smiling psychotic baddie from Sprectra criminal organization , replacing prior Adolfo Celi . Being Final James Bond film to feature Spectre until recent film Spectre (2015) . Support cast is frankly magnificent as Bernie Casey , Alec McCowen , charming Pamela Salem as Miss Moneypenny , Rowan Atkinson as Embassy official , Edward Fox , Gavan O'Herlihy , Ronald Pickup and brief acting by the busty Bond girl Valerie Leon as Lady in Bahamas . Colorful cinematography by Douglas Slocombe shot on several locations in Côte d'Azur, Antibes, Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes,France , Malta Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas , La Alcazaba , Almería, El Ejido, Almería, Andalucia, Spain . However , this ¨Never say never again¨ is hampered by an atrocious soundtrack by Michael Legrand . The motion picture was professionally directed by Irwin Kershener , but with no originality . The main theme that runs through many of his films is social alienation and human weaknesses - although his biggest commercial success was the science fiction blockbuster ¨Star Wars: Episodio V Empire strikes again¨ and made decent sequels as ¨Return a man called horse¨and ¨Robocop II¨. This is an acceptable and passable Bond movie but inferior to other entries . This monarch of mayhem and luxury strides easily back into his kingdom .

Reviewed by AponX 6 / 10 / 10

Not great, but still MILES better than godawful Thunderball.

Yet another remakes infinitely superior to the laughably overrated original. Never Say Never Again: 4 out of 10 Thunderball: ZEE.......ROW. The end.

Reviewed by cinemajesty 6 / 10 / 10

War Of The Bonds

Movie Review: "007: Never Say Never Again" In 1983 the so-called "War of the Bonds" took place in once-in-a-lifetime motion picture history occasion concerning "Octopussy" directed by John Glen starring Roger Moore (1927-2017) for Eon Productions Ltd., which had been released on June 10th to a fair success at the U.S. box office with revenues of roundabout 68 Million U.S. Dollars by 28 Million production costs. "Never Say Never Again" producer Jack Schwartzman (1932-1994) engages intitial 007 actor Sean Connery, at the age of 52, to reprise the character of James Bond in this independent action movie production, which uses loose ingredients of author Ian Fleming's novel "Thunderball" from 1961, where underworld organization "Spectre" pursues plans to steal two nuclear warheads in order to pressure the British government for ransom under the surveillance by "Spectre" #1 henchman, the character of Maximilian Largo, here performed with vicious pleasures by actor Klaus-Maria Brandauer, who fights Bond in unlikely repetitious underwater action scene including shark attack, which have a far more realistic touch against the original 007 movie from 1965 directed by Terence Young (1915-1994). Nevertheless "Never Say Never Again" directed by Irvin Kershner (1923-2010), who had been responsible for the highly-dramatic "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) contracted by executive producer and "Star Wars" copyright holder George Lucas, gives Sean Connery his screen moments of undeniable charms in the part, which made him famous in the year of 1962 in order to carry this out-of-the-usual Bond movie to the finish lines of motion picture entertainment, that furthermore gathers momentum through a fulminate supporting cast inlcuding actress Kim Basinger, at the age of 29, in the role of Domino, which then again stays all too passive against the 1965 pendant actress Claudine Auger as actor Max von Sydow, given face to "Spectre" headmaster Blofeld including obligatory white cat on his lap, when Bond must endure an engaging fist fight at a full of comedy moments health farm sequence over a motorcycle-car chase and a couple of machine gun shoot-outs, timidly captured by cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (1913-2016). The visual image system of "Never Say Never Again" presents plainview, full contact action beats of the 1980s with an higher-noted production budget of estimated 36 Million U.S. Dollars, which gets put mainly into satisfactions of crew and cast, extravagant on-location day-to-day shootings and fewer gadgets then "Octopussy", when this rivaling Bond movie, premiering four months after its opponent on October 6th 1983 to budget-exceeding box office success and delivers even in today's revisits due to an extraordinary chemistry of the envolved cast members. © 2017 Felix Alexander Dausend (Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC)

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