One film down, 21 to go in my quest to view all the James Bond films in 2008.
Dr. No, 1962
Sean Connery as Bond, James Bond.
- Setting: Kingstown, Jamaica after an operative goes missing
- Villain: Dr. No, a Chinese mining baron with artificial hands. Didn’t his mother tell him not to play with radioactive sludge?
- Diabolical Scheme: A criminal organization headed by Dr. No is out to topple world governments in order to achieve the usual: world domination. The immediate task at hand is to shoot down America’s rocket headed for lunar orbit.
- Bond Girls: Miss Trench, a faux-Asian secretary, and Honey Rider
- License to Kill count: 8
- License to Bed count: 3
Conclusion: This is a delightful introduction to the perennial secret agent seducer. There are fight scenes, car chases, vodka martinis, white bikinis, and a huge spider. How could this disappoint anyone? You can view the original trailer here for a taste of the action…