GOLDFINGER,in my mind, is the best of the many Bond films. It was the peak
of the time, letting all of the world's fans to know just who James Bond
GOLDFINGER had some excellent elements: The movie had a brilliant pretitle
sequence, nothing big or fancy, but a true fight scene.
The golfing game, although little detailed, was also terrific. Not a movie
fan in the world hasn't heard of the laser beam emasculation scene with Bond
on the table, and rightfully so. And of all the Bond films, this one had
the best villain and the most realistic plot.
Yes, I believe that Auric Goldfinger was THE BEST villain in Bond history.
He was sophisticated, very calculated, and extremely memorable. He wasn't
one of the raving lunatics of some other movies I have seen. Even when Bond
thought he knew Goldfinger's plans, he was't worried. In fact, he actually
welcomed the challenge that Bond was offering him, he felt his plan was
The plot was very realistic, I mean if someone with that much power were
able to detonate a nuke in Fort Knox, the world's economy would indeed
crash. I took the time to figure that if it were to happen today, more than
300 Billion dollars would be lost by the U.S alone. Operation Grand Slam
To me, the movie never seemed boring, and it was chockfull of humorous one
liners. The movie was the best of all, all thought "On Her Majesty's Secret
Service" was a close second, although it did have Bond's only true love.
In 1964, United Artists put out one of the most classic
action/adventure films of the decade. Coming after the blockbuster sequel
"From Russia with Love", "Goldfinger", in my opinion is what proved to
the world that the James Bond Movies was here to stay. Many were iffy
about the future of Bond, but "Goldfinger" summed it all up and put many
wondering minds at rest.
In this fast paced adventure, Bond, is after Auric Goldfinger, a
tycoon with an obsession for gold. His diabolical scheme is to destroy
the gold bullion supply of Fort Knox, AKA opperation "Grandslam",
rendering the gold surplus there, worthless so his supply would be in
greater demand throughout the world's economies. Sidekicking him, is
Oddjob, the deadly Korean hat thrower. He doesn't speak, and he doesn't
have to! Lot's of action and Suspense.
"Do you expect me to talk?"......."Nooo Mr.Bond,....I expect you to Die!"
Bond Role, and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore also did a great Job. Gert
Frobe portrayed the role of the notorious Goldfinger and really produced.
He gave a wonderful performance and was one of the best villians in Bond
history. Except for a few character flaws, the acting was great all
Many Bond fans consider this the best Bond movie ever made. As good
as it is, to them I say "You can't be serious!" Yes, this was the movie
in which Connery proved that he was one of the best. I'll agree
with that. But ONE OF the best just doesn't cut it! Connery was Great,
but Moore was the Best Bond. I admire Sean Connery as an Actor much more
than Roger Moore; however, when it comes to being 007, no one comes close
to Moore. As excellent an era as the Connery one was, Roger Moore
performed much better. And he is much closer to the Ian Fleming Bond,
despite his wit and charismatic attitude. Connery was too serious. But in
Goldfinger, he gave an excellent performance and depicted the role of
Fleming's Bond better than he did in any other one of his appeareances.
In my opinion, this was one of the best, sure. But not THE best.
It is exciting, suspenseful, passionate, and True Bond and it's best, but
something just wasn't there for me to praise it as much as most Bond fans
do. It didn't have the lasting effect like "On Her Majesty's Secret
Service". Just the same, Goldfinger is a must-see, for any Bond
Enthusiast! Don't miss it!
4 out of 5 stars
This movie is one of my favorites and will keep you stuck to your seat for several
hours strait! It has great action and a fabulous ending, all though I
don't want to give away the ending to you in case you haven't seen it
yet. But if you haven't seen this fantastic movie, with my opinion, I
say you should!
An excellent movie. The pre-credit sequence is the best of the
series: Only James Bond could get off the water in a diving suit, jump into
a fortress, beat a guard and then take off the diving suit to reveal a
tuxedo, then put a bomb into a room and then go into a bar as if nothing
had happened. Gert Frobe is excellent as Goldfinger. The chasing scene with
the DB5 is excellent. Many would think the plot is unrealistic. But if you
have a lot of money, the chinese government's aid, and a chemical weapon
able to get an entire town to sleep, as Goldfinger had, i think it is
possible to steal the entire gold reserves in Fort Knox . I give it a score