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Bond Revisited: Thunderball (1965)

Thunderball. Yeah. When I was a kid it wasn't my favourite. There was too much going on underwater, too much going on in general, but nothing really happening. The concept is great... Spectre has devised a plot so devious it requires a bloke to get facial reconstructions, adjusting his voice and all to pretend to be someone else. This is all to get two nukes that Spectre can use to blackmail the UK and US to give them 100 million in diamonds.

I've got questions.

You see the concept is great if you keep it simple with them holding bombs for hostage for ransom and that the government have four days to accept or anyone's a target.

Instead we've got a bloke with an eyepatch called Largo (Adolfo Celi) who's the chief architect of this plot, and he's dating the sister to the guy who got 'copied'. Now, I wonder - why didn't they just threaten the bloke with the fact that his sister would get murdered? So simple. Using a familiar device, and an understandi…

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