Reviewed byKyle Milligan (email@example.com)Vote: 9/10/10
First of all, I must state for the record, Sean Connery is THE James Bond.Even though the first Bond film I ever saw was "For Your Eyes Only" withRoger Moore. I was very young and very much drawn in. I have seen every oneof the Bond films and without a doubt, "Goldfinger" is the finest the 007saga has to offer.
Before I had begun an appreciation of the Connery films, i.e. before I'dseen them, a good friend and cartooning mentor, Ross Paperman, sorted meout. He helped me see how Connery's Bond was suave and sophisticated butalso demonstrated a quality the other Bonds do not portray: fear. Not apanicky soil-your-pants kind of fear, mind you. But Connery's Bond actuallyhas a few anxious, sweat-soaked-brow moments. A perfect example is when Bondis strapped to a table as Goldfinger's captive with a laser beam primed tocut him in half. 007 has to think fast. "Do you expect me to talk?" "No, Mr.Bond, I expect you to die!" A famous scene and line from Bond's mostenjoyable film.
Perhaps what makes the earlier films more enjoyable is that they had fresh,innovative elements that have now become cliché and gimmicky. The new filmsare often stale and already covered ground and they don't even appear to betrying anymore.
But it's more than that. Even watching "Goldfinger" today, having seen allthe latest in special effects and technology that Hollywood has to offer, itstill is riveting and thoroughly entertaining. That is also without theadded advantage of being overly nostalgic about "Goldfinger". How could I? Ihadn't even been born when it first hit theaters, and it was far from myfirst 007 experience. The story, the characters and the fun of "Goldfinger"is timeless and if given a chance could probably rope in a whole newgeneration of fans. It just doesn't seem likely to happen.
Much of the satire from the Austin Powers films is directly derived from theConnery films, especially "Goldfinger" and "Dr. No", proving their lastingeffect on popular culture. As well, John Barry's scores from the Conneryfilms are finding their way into the ears of a new generation through popmusic as snippets from his soundtracks are sampled by such artists as RobbieWilliams, Mono and Curve, to name a few.
But if by some fluke you read this and you haven't seen "Goldfinger" yet, doyourself right and acquaint yourself with the real James Bond. You'llprobably be hooked by the time you hear Shirley Bassey's voice in the famousopening theme.
Reviewed byRighty-Sock (firstname.lastname@example.org)Vote: 9/10/10
Reviewed bygoya-4Vote: 9/10/10
Sean Connery's third go around as James Bond has become the quisessentialJames Bond Flick and for good reason..from the catch opening chorus byShirley Bassey and the intro pretty lady decked out in gold to oddjob's hatand the name of the bond girl Pussy Galore..What else could one ask for? Themost popular and arguable the best Bond as James tries to stop Goldfingerand his pilot from robbing Fort Knox..On a scale of one to ten... Goldfinger strikes a 9
Bond is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats and avoid Goldfinger's personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore. She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind?