Thunderball ★★★★

Thunderball seems light on the memorable set-pieces that most Bond films can boast. But I think it excels in one particular regard, especially in comparison to so many other Bond films which fail in this respect: it's really well paced. The momentum doesn't drop off a cliff towards the final act as we enter some overblown confrontation between the villain and forces of good, which happens in so many of the other films. Yes, that confrontation happens, and there is a very unlikely looking pitched battle between opposing armies of frogmen, but the plot rollicks along very nicely right up to that point.
It's just a very entertaining film, basically, possibly one of the best of the Connery entries.

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