Post by twothousandonemark on Nov 11, 2018 0:06:37 GMT
A Likely in my top 5 007 movies (my list is rather fluid beyond FRWL), Goldfinger is the quintessential Bond movie for better or worse. With all the gadgets & levity to come in the franchise, that formula still works the best the first time. Auric Goldfinger & Oddjob are easily the best caricature villains in the series, esp as a combo. The golf match is one of my fav sequences of the franchise, a welcome change of pace for dialogue & exposition. The factory chase is legendary with the DB5, having it set at night was a great call. I do think that Connery looks doughier here than the first 2 movies, & it shows as he seems to have been in the best shape of all for Thunderball. Bond rather walking around for much of this film, & his wearing a suit vest only adds to his girth maybe takes into some account for that. Even the movie's pacing itself feels sluggish when we reach Kentucky & it becomes talky for awhile. I know the film has several aged moments, not least his tryst with Pussy Galore. Then again, she was about to enable the downfall of entire modern western civilization as the world knew it - if throwing himself at her to save the world at the nth hour is cause, then perhaps it needs that grain of salt? We're talking about a movie with buxom blonde crew of pilots led by a woman named Pussy. Overall, probably the most escapist of the series, easy to watch & enjoy. It's pretty much laughing at itself which makes it all more worthwhile than a farce. A nice blend of classicism with the Switzerland car chase & the American bombast, along with the cartoony stuff like old lady wielding a machine gun & Fort Knox having a tiny electric fence at the corner of Bullion Blvd. & Gold Vault Rd.