Today’s film is “On Her Majesty's Secret Service,” released in 1969. Starring George Lazenby as James Bond. Directed by Peter Hunt.
The first hour is so good. It moves fast. We don’t even know Bond’s mission until about 45 - 60 minutes into the movie. I love that.
I also like that this is similar to License to Kill, which shows Bond going rouge from central command.
It is a shame that the combination of Peter Hunt, the director, and George Lazenby, the actor that plays Bond, did not make another Bond movie. They would have gotten better if they had kept making Bond movies.
I also like the humor; the comedy is played up in the movie’s first half.
And I love how Bond works with the 2nd biggest criminal organization to go after the number 1 biggest criminal organization. Sometimes you have to work with bad guys who are competitors of other bad guys.
Then finally, and this applies to all Bond movies, is the score. The score is so good. It’s right up there with Indiana Jones and Back to the Future movies. The score really makes the movie better.