Originally Posted by Mr. Stockslivevan
He deserves a better film.
I think it has a lot of good scenes and moments but it doesn’t coalesce into a good film overall. It seems stuck between being a proper Bond film and something of a pastiche. Some elements are dialled up to 11 yet others look cheap and not that cheerful. For every Brandauer there is a Basinger, for every Bernie Casey there is a Rowan Atkinson. Q and M are jokes, yet the sadism of Fatima and Largo is generally played straight, only for them both to gloriously ham it up later. I enjoy the hell out of the fun bits, though and they’re more than half the movie.
I’d also take the SPECTRE of both Thunderball and NSNA over the latest iteration, though, every day and twice on Sundays.