Bondfest 2006: Diamonds Are Forever

Dan Goldwasser Bondfest 2006

I don’t think I’m going to make it!

Diamonds Are Forever: Sean Connery returns to the franchise for one last (official) bow, and he’s not exactly going out with a bang – his age is really starting to show, and the one-liners are starting to get hammy, not slick. This first Bond film of the 70’s feels dated through the excessive use of day-for-night, and the Vegas setting hampers, not helps, the production. The plot is somewhat dull, and the villains are a pair of gay guys named Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint, who annoy more than threaten. Jill St. John might have been a bombshell back in the ’60s, but in 1971, she came off as just a nuisance. It was a very long two hours, I’ll tell you that!