Goldfinger is gonna be tough to beat. By now we’ve gotten to know and love Connery as Bond. We know his sharp quirks and suave demeanor. And for the first time, James is really out to the test being alone and forced to find his way out on his own (nearly). But at times, I was even more entertained by the villain, which is tough to achieve when your audience has gotten so invested in the main character.
It was also nice to see more of M, Moneypenny, and especially Q, who are all becoming funnier and more interesting with each movie.
This might be the 007 movie that injected longevity into the franchise. It finds the perfect balance of character and drama. It creates the gold standard of James Bond for the next 50+ years.