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Jill St. John and Robert Wagner attending the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade at Hollywood Blvd - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 27th November 2016

Jill St. John, Robert Wagner, Katie Wagner and Natasha Gregson Wagner
Jill St. John, Robert Wagner, Katie Wagner and Natasha Gregson Wagner
Jill St. John and Robert Wagner
Jill St. John and Robert Wagner
Jill St. John and Robert Wagner
Jill St. John and Robert Wagner

Diamonds Are Forever Review


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While it's fun to wax nostalgic over Sean Connery's final appearance as James Bond (drawn out of retirement from the series for a presumably fat paycheck), it's still unfortunate that the film he appeared in is more than a little bit embarassing. Jill St. John is one of the least effective Bond girls: She's beautiful, but shrill and helpless (her scream of "Eeeeee!" during a fistfight in the film's final scene is one of Bond's noteworthy lowlights). The story is borderline moronic: Blofeld (now played by Charles Gray in his third incarnation) steals a load of diamonds in order to arm a laser-shooting satellite, to achieve, of course, world domination. How's that all work? No idea, and when we actually see his creation in orbit, it's laughable.

On the other hand, Connery is fine, as are some of the film's villains (hippie bodyguards named Bambi and Thumper), and the inimitable Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint, who, while entertaining, certainly didn't do much for Hollywood's respectful treatment of homosexuals. The Las Vegas setting (for much of the film) is unfortunately and unintentionally cheesy, as well. It's fun at times but overall one of the most hopelessly dated 007 flicks ever.

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