Particularly sadistic entry in the cycle with Connery enticed back to the 007 role. This one concerns diamond smuggling. My choice for best title theme. The moon-buggy chase is great too - watch close for bloopers.
Bond has to battle Blofeld in Las Vegas to prevent him using a fortune in diamonds to power a laser weapon and blackmail the world’s governments.
Weak entry in many respects, though still watchable, mainly thanks to Connery's charm and some decent car chases. The female leads are dull, Gray makes an enjoyable but toothless villain, and the film shows a regrettable tendency to lapse into slapstick and silliness. This path was unfortunately followed with Roger Moore, and indeed his first two efforts as Bond are the nadir of the series. Definitely the least of the Connery Bonds. Glover and Smith’s gay villain couple are a bit cringeworthy to watch a half-century on, as well.