I was seriously excited for this movie. I mean, itís Sean freaking Connery back as James Bond. Sure, he was older, but if anybody got better as they aged it was Connery. And though heís still charming and beds an alarming number of women, the actor does show his age here, especially in the fights. Bond in this movie is content to mainly throw things at his attackers or continually rely on random third parties to miraculously save him.
They mustíve paid Connery a lot of money, because I find it hard to believe he actually signed on having read this script. The plot elements and action beats are completely ridiculous and include things like video game duels, electronic shark attacks, cliff diving on horseback, riding inside a missile and more. Itíd be too embarrassing to watch if it wasnít so funny. The rest of the flick is classic Bond filler; pretty yet disposable Bond girls, stock egomaniacal villains, convenient gadgets, etc. It honestly doesnít feel like anyone was trying here and commits the biggest sin any Bond movie could: inducing boredom.
The Big Gamble (16:24): An honest and open look at the filmís preproduction history which was complicated and troubled to say the least.
Sean is Back (8:05): Cast and crew verbally masturbates Sean Conneryís ego for 10 minutes.
The Girls of NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (10:06): This mostly concentrates on the young Kim Basinger (with some fun on set stories), but Iím more impressed by Barbara Carrera, who still looks pretty good.
Theatrical Trailer and Photo Gallery round out the disc.
Extra Tidbit: The title comes from Sean Conneryís wifeís response when he told her he would never play James Bond again.