History YMMV / DrNo

12th Aug '17 10:52:55 AM nombretomado
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* VindicatedByHistory: Received mixed reviews from critics upon its original premiere, but is now considered one of best spy films ever made and one of the best Bond films. On RottenTomatoes, for one, it even has a higher rating than ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: Received mixed reviews from critics upon its original premiere, but is now considered one of best spy films ever made and one of the best Bond films. On RottenTomatoes, Website/RottenTomatoes, for one, it even has a higher rating than ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
7th Mar '17 2:32:18 PM SnowHesher
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The scene where Honey Ryder emerges from ocean wearing only a revealing (for the time) bikini is not only the film's most iconic scene, but one of the most iconic moments in the entire James Bond franchise. It would later be copied by Halle Berry in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', and Daniel Craig would do a gender-swapped version in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
5th Mar '17 6:26:16 PM Arivne
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* FairForItsDay: Quarrel was seen as a very progressive Black character at the time the film came out, as he is a competent and loyal informant for the CIA who accompanies Bond in StormingTheCastle. He still has loads of fans today, but modern viewers have been known to be put off by his being more fearful than Bond and the scene where Bonds tells him to carry his shoes.

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* FairForItsDay: Quarrel was seen as a very progressive Black black character at the time the film came out, as he is a competent and loyal informant for the CIA who accompanies Bond in StormingTheCastle. He still has loads of fans today, but modern viewers have been known to be put off by his being more fearful than Bond and the scene where Bonds Bond tells him to carry his shoes.
29th Jan '17 1:54:47 PM ajbit26
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: The protagonist was an unknown, the book series did not have much recognition, United Artists gave a miniscule budget and for the US release begun in the Midwest prior to the big cities fearing it wouldn't find much of an audience. It had a decent run, leading to a even more revered sequel, and finally a third movie where Bond became a cultural landmark.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: The protagonist was an unknown, the book series did not have much recognition, United Artists gave a miniscule budget and for the US release it begun in the Midwest prior to the big cities fearing it wouldn't find much of an audience. It had a decent run, leading to a an even more revered sequel, and finally a third movie where Bond became a cultural landmark.



*** Then again Or that he knew it was a Colt 1911 and James was tricking the assassin into thinking he had lowered his guard.
5th Jan '17 11:31:33 AM Premonition45
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** Bond's introduction, with the first occurrence of [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond "Bond, James Bond"]].
17th Dec '16 10:53:39 AM maxwellsilver
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sylvia Trench. Her role was meant to be a full blown RunningGag with Bond always being called away on a mission when he's about to sleep with her, but it was dropped after two films.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sylvia Trench. Her role was meant to be a full blown RunningGag with Bond always being called away on a mission when he's about to sleep with her, but it was dropped after two films.
16th Dec '16 5:30:25 PM maxwellsilver
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* MagnificentBastard: As in the film, Dr. No. In the past, he double-crossed his own Tong by stealing their money and still keeping it hidden. Then, he made a fortune before and during WW2 by simply buying up and selling rare stamps for millions of dollars. Now, he makes millions of dollars in a ''legal'' guano mining scheme while having a truly huge network of spies, a competent private army, a massive flame throwing armored car and a giant squid to guard all of it. He's also got a truly colossal underground SupervillainLair where he causes American missiles to crash for the USSR's benefit so their designs can be copied. Yet, Dr. No manages to double-cross the Russians ''as well'' by secretly sending the radio transmissions to Communist China to get even more money, without SMERSH's knowledge. All of this and he only appears in the second half of the book.
16th Dec '16 5:29:52 PM maxwellsilver
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* IdiotPlot: James Bond's sabotage of the reactor would have been short-lived if Dr. No had even one armed guard in the control room with them [[note]] Although the argument could be made that having guns inside a nuclear reactor is just as bad of an idea, if not worse. [[/note]], or if all the rad-suited workers had rushed Bond ''en masse'' instead of fleeing and leaving Dr. No to fight him alone [[note]]Although one can possibly forgive them for wanting to put as much distance between themselves and a nuclear reactor about to blow as possible.[[/note]]. It is also hard to credit that a nuclear reactor could be designed with so few safeguards that all that is necessary to blow it up is turning one dial too far to the right.
* MagnificentBastard: Dr No. A brilliant MadScientist and expert in nuclear physics who successfully embezzled millions of dollars from [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the Tongs]] before graduating to the NebulousEvilOrganisation [=SPECTRE=] and becoming their first operative to fight Bond (and die, but thats a ForegoneConclusion). The archetypal Bond villain who enjoys fine dining, has an army of ruthless killers at his beck and call (and [[TheDreaded scares the hell out of all of them]]), personally designs a magnified aquarium decades ahead of its time, and is GenreSavvy enough to electrify the AirVentPassageway in the heroes' cell. Claims to have "never fail(ed)", thinks the East and West are "points of the compass, each as stupid as the other", and can crush ornaments with his metal hands. And for all that he is [[OneSceneWonder only on-screen for about 20 minutes max.]]

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* IdiotPlot: James Bond's sabotage of the reactor would have been short-lived if Dr. No had even one armed guard in the control room with them [[note]] Although [[note]]Although the argument could be made that having guns inside a nuclear reactor is just as bad of an idea, if not worse. [[/note]], or if all the rad-suited workers had rushed Bond ''en masse'' instead of fleeing and leaving Dr. No to fight him alone [[note]]Although one can possibly forgive them for wanting to put as much distance between themselves and a nuclear reactor about to blow as possible.[[/note]]. It is also hard to credit that a nuclear reactor could be designed with so few safeguards that all that is necessary to blow it up is turning one dial too far to the right.
* MagnificentBastard: Dr No. A brilliant MadScientist and expert in nuclear physics who successfully embezzled millions of dollars from [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the Tongs]] before graduating to the NebulousEvilOrganisation [=SPECTRE=] and becoming their first operative to fight Bond (and die, but thats a ForegoneConclusion). The archetypal Bond villain who enjoys fine dining, has an army of ruthless killers at his beck and call (and [[TheDreaded scares the hell out of all of them]]), personally designs a magnified aquarium decades ahead of its time, and is GenreSavvy enough to electrify the AirVentPassageway in the heroes' cell. Claims to have "never fail(ed)", thinks the East and West are "points of the compass, each as stupid as the other", and can crush ornaments with his metal hands. And for all that he is [[OneSceneWonder only on-screen for about 20 minutes max.]]
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2nd Nov '16 5:21:25 AM OlfinBedwere
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* {{Narm}}: The clear plastic suit Dr. No wears at the end of the film looked hilarious long before ''Film/AustinPowers'' parodied it.

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The clear plastic suit Dr. No wears at the end of the film looked hilarious long before ''Film/AustinPowers'' parodied it.it.
** Monty Norman's jazzy, bouncy score can seem somewhat out of place after hearing John Barry's work in the later Bond entries, often coming across more like something you'd expect to hear in a ''[[Film/ThePinkPanther Pink Panther]]'' film. It's especially pronounced in the spider scene, where it tries a ''little'' too hard to sell the danger of the situation, and the climatic fight between Bond and Dr. No.
1st Oct '16 11:33:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In the words of [[IrregularWebcomic David Morgan-Mar]], "[[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=1044&theme=15&dir=next I couldn't reproduce the obvious sheet of glass between James and the spider that you can see in the film.]]"

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: In the words of [[IrregularWebcomic [[Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic David Morgan-Mar]], "[[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/comic.php?current=1044&theme=15&dir=next I couldn't reproduce the obvious sheet of glass between James and the spider that you can see in the film.]]"
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