Thunderball

Thunderball ★★★★

Quickie Review 
The film that launched a million lawsuits between EON Productions and the producer Kevin McClory, it wasn't slightly overshadowed by the legal wrangling that took place afterwards. This time, 007 (Sean Connery) is on SPECTRE's tail when he goes on a mission to find and recover 2 atomic bombs stolen by the criminal organization. The search leads Bond to the Bahamas, where SPECTRE number 2 operative Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi) resides. The action is exciting but the villain is little less memorable than the henchwoman Fiona Volpe (Luciana Paluzzi). She's as deadly as she is sexy. Plus, the opening sequence and Tom Jones-sung title track are both the epitome of '60s spy movie cool. Thunderball is a fun ride, even if they couldn't quite top Goldfinger.

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