Simple but one of the best Bond movies ever!
The James Bond franchise has so many films in its library, so many that
one can get confused as to which film to watch, which story to pay
attention to and which star to be seen.
And with the current trend of making action films (big budget special
effects and tons of action) today, mystery, suspense and
character-driven plots have all suffered badly in the 007 franchise.
As for the original Bond movie Dr. No, I can start by saying that its
simplicity as well as Sean Connery make it one of the BEST BOND FLICKS
ever! Why do I like Dr. No better than most other Bond flicks?: 1)
There is no overload of explosions or special effects or action scenes.
These elements never overwhelm the story telling.
2) The story is simple yet more detailed and more enjoyable to watch
than that of other flicks like Man With The Golden Gun, Tomorrow Never
Dies and Licence to Kill. In addition, Dr. No's story can be taken
3) Story is character-driven and the use of mystery and suspense is
VERY refreshing after watching too many explosions and special effects
happen on screen (Die Another Day anyone?).
4) Sean Connery's performance is no less amazing and his use of charm,
coolness and cruelty truly defined James Bond. No matter how hard
others tried, Connery will always be the king of Bonds.
5) Ursulla Andress, similar to Connery, is STILL the queen of all Bond
Girls not only because of her hot look but also of her excellent
portrayal of Honey Rider. On screen, Ursulla has both the appeal of a
fighting lady, the helplessness of damsels and the beauty that
satisfies viewers. If Bond were to marry again, Honey is number 1 for
6) Director Terence Young succeeded in keeping the pace right (mostly
moving in medium-pace) which effectively balanced the presentation and
prevented it from boring or exciting the viewer too much.. There are
lots of details to pay attention to plus the characters are very well
7) Dr. No is definitely one of the best Bond villains, probably the
best. Joseph Wiseman's performance as the half-German/half-Chinese
villain is great to watch and like Connery he had coolness and cruelty
on screen note how cool Dr. No was when he resisted Bond's attempt to
provoke him. To check things carefully, Bond and Dr. No are essentially
as bad as each other. One works to kill and destroy like the other. The
makeup work on Wiseman is excellently convincing. Performance-wise,
Wiseman's Dr. No is better and more appealing than that of villains
Gustav Graves, Stromberg, Largo and others.
8) Dr. No's production values, despite the movie's age, still stands up
well until now. The interior sets are very well designed (Dr. No's
chamber where Bond and Honey had dinner with him plus Bond's Jamaica
hotel room) and has mostly good props (some props look dated though).
Dr. No is worth viewing not only as a classic spy movie but also as a
historical art piece of motion pictures! No matter what nay-sayers say,
Dr. No will always be the model Bond flick for all sequels to be
And let us not forget that 007 creator Ian Fleming himself was greatly
involved with this movie's production. Dr. No has a plot that can be
told clearly, be taken seriously and enjoyed from start to finish. And
it has a cast of characters greatly delivered by the actors. Many other
Bond films failed when compared to Dr. No on these categories.
Highly recommended viewing!.
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DR. NO was fun to watch. I enjoyed the music-especially the theme song. Sean Connery was great as 007 and one of my favorite scenes in movie history is in DR. NO- Sylvia Trench says "I admire your courage Mr-" 007-"Bond, James Bond" That part is great. I also watched this because it dawned the largest series in Film. This is good for any Bond or spy movie fan but be prepared for some slow parts, yet I recommend it. 7/10..
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"Bond. James Bond."
With those immortal words we are introduced to British super-spy James
Bond in the form of Sean Connery. In this, the first of more than
twenty Bond films to date, he sets his wits against the title
character, a villain shrouded in mystery with plans of severely
disrupting the U.S. space program.
Connery is basically the Bond by which all other Bonds are measured, so
it should be obvious that his performance here is not lacking. Ursula
Andress is routinely singled out as one of the best Bond girls but the
fact that her voice was dubbed demonstrates that this distinction is
based mostly on appearance. Joseph Wiseman makes a fairly memorable
villain while the rest of the cast turned in solid, if unremarkable,
The story is full of the usual twists and turns that we've come to
expect from an espionage thriller. The film may not be as bombastic as
later entries in the franchise but there's something fresh and
appealing about its relative simplicity. On the technical side, the
direction by Terence Young is ably handled and the vibrant Technicolor
makes for plenty of luscious visuals. The film also introduces the
iconic Bond theme in the opening credits while elsewhere the music has
a Jamaican flavour.
In conclusion, if you're a Bond fan or just a fan of action films in
general this one is definitely worth checking out..