Since April is Goldfinger month and I said I would proivide a full review later, I thought I would combine it with a thread I have wanted to start for a while. GF is my favorite Bond film.
Why, pray tell? Some hard core fans may scoff, call my cliched, tired, sick of this overrated Bond film but I protest. This is the best Bond film ever made or ever will be made for many reasons. It is iconic for a reason. GF had everything that makes Bond great. An amazing PTS, with Bond being Bond in an adventure I for one would like to see the full version of (I'm always like, man, what was that all about, why can't I see the whole thing?!?), starts things off and doesn't let up.
When Bond is messing with GF in that early scene at the hotel, man, what a total bad mofu! Bond is awesome. Cool, confident, knows his business. The scene with Jill on the bed covered in gold paint remains an iconic image that will never die. And Bond's enemies are powerful. Oddjob takes Bond out with ease and we see the arrogance of our beloved spy; he ain't perfect. He's cocky and thinks he's unbeatable but the entire film he is trying to overcome his enemy and is constantly getting beat up. He is out of his league but never quits.
But Bond's persistance pays off and he wins in the end against overwhelming odds. It's a classic story and my 2nd favorite novel (DN being #1 FYI). There are so many things that make this movie great it is hard to list but it has the best villian, IMO, the best henchman, the hottest Bond girls, a great plan by the enemy, cool gadgets but not too many, Connery at his most suave and powerful; he really, really looks great and comfortable in the role, this is where he peaked, IMO.
It's the best. End of story. One of the best action/spy films of all time, not just the best Bond. What is your fav and why?