Monday, June 2, 2014
Why 007's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" Is The Most Underrated James Bond Movie
I agree with Sam Moore at yahoo.com that Sean Connery is the best James Bond and From Russia With Love is the best Bond film. I also agree that On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a fine Bond film.
Sam Moore offers a piece on the underrated Bond film at yahoo.com.
The film 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' had an awful lot to live up to. In 1969 it was blasphemous to have anybody other than Sean Connery play the secret agent that was a hallmark of British cinema and responsible for transcending Connery into a global icon. And of course, nobody had heard of George Lazenby, and still, forty-something years later, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' remains the most high profile film he's done by quite some distance. As Peter Hunt's film stuck closer to the novel than previous adaptations, it meant there would be no high-tech gadgets and distinct decrease in glamour, but what we got was one of the best James Bond films, and certainly the most underrated.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
You can also read an earlier post on HMSS via the below link:
Note: I thought George Lazenby was fine as Ian Fleming's iconic character James Bond, considering that he had never acted before. He looked like Bond and he did the fights scenes very well.
I agree with Sam Moore that the Bond films after OHMSS became silly, but I would point out that although there were some silly bits in Timothy Dalton's two outings as Bond, The Living Daylights and License to Kill are two very good Bond films.