{2.5/5} “I thought I wore a hat when I came in.”

Thunderball, released in 1965

Emilio Largo is now number 2 at SPECTRE. He has an audacious plan to get millions of dollars out of NATO — steal two of their nuclear weapons and hold them for ransom. He steals the weapons, and James Bond goes to the Bahamas to retrieve them.

Since James Bond had a jetpack in 1965, it seems like everyone should have one by now.

There are several underwater scenes, which were probably novel at the time.

Felix Leiter, Bond’s friend at the CIA, helps him out — I forgot how many times we see him, possibly partly because he’s always played by a different actor.

Bond’s treatment of women is at times appalling.

Despite the interesting visuals and music, the story didn’t grab me. It’s possible that the movies in this series follow too much of a formula to watch them all in a row.

Stars Sean Connery and Claudine Auger. Directed by Terence Young (From Russia with Love). The music by John Barry is terrific.

This is probably the 2nd time I’ve seen it. I previously reviewed the 3rd movie in the series, Goldfinger.

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