Saturday, 16 February 2013

Bond Night: Goldfinger

World of Blackout 77-Word Film Review

Goldfinger Poster

Bond Night: Goldfinger
Cert: PG / 110 mins / Dir. Guy Hamilton

Oh come on, who doesn't love Goldfinger? Perhaps the ultimate Bond film, with the humour, charm and action all on full throttle. Plus an iconic opening song that's nicely worked into the overall film score.

The terrible acting from the troops in the gas-spray sequence loses it a point, but Connery rocking a blue velour shorts-onesie regains that.

An ageless treat that triumphs over its shortcomings with sheer, auric glee.

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And because you won't be happy until I've given it a score...

*1 It gets fairly regular re-releases and convention showings. If you can, do.

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