2. James Bond: From Russia With Love (1963) 007 played by: Sean Connery Bond Girl: Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova) Directed by: Terrence Young Filming budget: $2,500,000 Time between this and previous release: 1 year
It seems to take a lot of effort to get the whole family to watch a film these days but this did it. Liked the fact that the female agent, who looked to be 007's love interest, didn't become too important (and at times proved useful). The shower scene female was also quickly dispatched having served her purpose, even if a 'waste of a good scotch'. After that we got on with the action which provided some originality in places. Light entertainment that did it's job without too much annoyance.
I love Matt Damon's take on the franchise: "(On James Bond) He's repulsive. Bond is an imperialist, misogynist, sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. The movies have a formula, they stick to it, and it makes them a lot of money. They know what they are doing and they're going to keep doing it."