Utter incoherent beauty. THIS IS MY NINJA TRAINING SCHOOL. "You Only Live Twice" is the first time the James Bond franchise becomes a complete parody of itself. With gusto.
SPECTRE - the menace in "Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball." brings its Final Plan to into play and starts capturing both U.K. and Russian rockets with an eye at starting World War III. James Bond fakes his death to infiltrate their H.Q. in Japan.
This is the one with Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his eye, with the Volcano lair, with Little Nellie the suitcase gyrocopter. The last movie was boring as hell; this is the opposite, full of incident to the point of becoming just a little overwhelming by the end.
There is, however, a charm and earnestness to it all. Not as clever as Connery's best but not as half-assed as his worst.