History YMMV / DrNo

3rd Jun '18 8:27:11 AM 43110
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MagnificentBastard: Dr No is literally the archetypal Bond villain- extremely intelligent, wealthy, powerful, cultured and dangerous, and if taken at his word his defeat at the hands of James Bond constitutes his one and own (if fatal) failure. He sees through almost all of Bonds tricks and has cleanly gotten away with toppling American rockets for months if not years, successfully robbed the dangerous Chinese criminal syndicate he was Treasurer of, and rose to become one of the top agents of the most powerful NebulousEvilOrganization on the planet. For a character who only has around 10 minutes of screen time, he proves to be a memorable and intimidating nemesis.

to:

* MagnificentBastard: Dr Dr. No is literally qualifies, see the archetypal Bond villain- extremely intelligent, wealthy, powerful, cultured and dangerous, and if taken at his word his defeat at the hands of James Bond constitutes his one and own (if fatal) failure. He sees through almost all of Bonds tricks and has cleanly gotten away with toppling American rockets [[YMMV/JamesBond main page]] for months if not years, successfully robbed the dangerous Chinese criminal syndicate he was Treasurer of, and rose to become one of the top agents of the most powerful NebulousEvilOrganization on the planet. For a character who only has around 10 minutes of screen time, he proves to be a memorable and intimidating nemesis.details.
5th May '18 4:17:37 PM Dragon101
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MagnificentBastard: Dr No is literally the archetypal Bond villain- extremely intelligent, wealthy, powerful, cultured and dangerous, and if taken at his word his defeat at the hands of James Bond constitutes his one and own (if fatal) failure. He sees through almost all of Bonds tricks and has cleanly gotten away with toppling American rockets for months if not years, successfully robbed the dangerous Chinese criminal syndicate he was Treasurer of, and rose to become one of the top agents of the most powerful NebulousEvilOrganization on the planet. For a character who only has around 10 minutes of screen time, he proves to be a memorable and intimidating nemesis.
30th Dec '17 4:41:51 AM ading
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Honey's utterly ridiculous argument as to why dragons could be real.
12th Aug '17 10:52:55 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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}}''.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message








* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Bond's introduction, with the first occurrence of [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond "Bond, James Bond"]].
17th Dec '16 10:53:39 AM maxwellsilver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 68. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.DrNo