History YMMV / OnHerMajestysSecretService

26th Nov '16 12:01:14 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* ToughActToFollow: Newcomer George Lazenby had his work out for him when he filled the shoes that Sean Connery had filled in five straight Bond movies to come out prior to ''OHMSS''. To this day fans and critics remain divided on whether or not he succeeded, even though it is now generally viewed as a solid film in its own right.
16th Nov '16 7:44:15 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CompleteMonster: Blofeld undergoes plastic surgery and attempts to swindle his way into a pardon and a noble title, with brainwashed women spreading a bacteria to annihilate the world's agricultural supply. When this fails, Blofeld takes revenge by murdering [[spoiler:Bond's new wife on their wedding day]].

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* 0* CompleteMonster: Blofeld undergoes plastic surgery and attempts to swindle his way into a pardon and a noble title, with brainwashed women spreading a bacteria to annihilate the world's agricultural supply. When this fails, Blofeld takes revenge by murdering [[spoiler:Bond's new wife on their wedding day]].


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* WTHCastingAgency: The main star himself, George Lazenby, especially considering he had minimal acting experience prior to being cast in the role of James Bond. Fortunately, he has found a respectable following for his role on ''OHMSS'' in the years since.
23rd Oct '16 7:20:23 PM Antwan
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* RetroctiveRecognition: Creator/JoannaLumley is one of the Angels of Death.
--> "Of course, I know what he's allergic to"...

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* RetroctiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JoannaLumley is one of the Angels of Death.
--> "Of -->''"Of course, I know what he's allergic to"...to..."''
18th Oct '16 8:42:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Diana Rigg at the time was known for the spy series ''Series/TheAvengers''. Here she stars alongside Sean Connery, who would later play the villain in the [[Film/TheAvengers1998 film of the series]] decades later. What's more is that Creator/JoannaLumley is also in this film and she would later star in a revival of the show in Rigg's place.

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** Diana Rigg at the time was known for the spy series ''Series/TheAvengers''. Here she stars alongside Sean Connery, who would later play the villain in the [[Film/TheAvengers1998 film of the series]] decades later.''Series/TheAvengers''. What's more is that Creator/JoannaLumley is also in this film and she would later star in a revival of the show in Rigg's place.



* NightmareFuel:
** The Mook getting minced up in the snowblower during the second ski chase, complete with [[LudicrousGibs pink snow]].
--> '''Bond''': He had a lot of guts....
** The way Blofeld controls the women over the speaker looks too much like a cult.
* ReplacementScrappy: Lazenby was considered this for Sean Connery, although most are far kinder to him nowadays with most of the blame having to do with the failures of his agent.
* TearJerker: Miss Moneypenny crying.
** "We Have All The Time in The World" was reportedly Satchmo's last recording. He died in 1971.[[note]] The reports were inaccurate. He recorded it in 1969, and went on to record three albums and make numerous TV appearances between then and his death.[[/note]]
** Tracy's backstory and death.
*** Even worse, after Tracy dies, James is trying for a few moments not to admit that she's dead. His face shows that he knows she's dead, but he just can't say it.
--> '''James''': It's alright. It's quite alright, really. She's having a rest. We'll be going on soon. There's no hurry, you see. We have all the time in the world.

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* NightmareFuel:
** The Mook getting minced up in the snowblower during the second ski chase, complete with [[LudicrousGibs pink snow]].
--> '''Bond''': He had a lot of guts....
** The way Blofeld controls the women over the speaker looks too much like a cult.
* ReplacementScrappy: Lazenby Creator/GeorgeLazenby was considered this for Sean Connery, Creator/SeanConnery, although most are far kinder to him nowadays with most of the blame having to do with the failures of his agent.
* TearJerker: Miss Moneypenny crying.
** "We Have All The Time in The World" was reportedly Satchmo's last recording. He died in 1971.[[note]] The reports were inaccurate. He recorded it in 1969, and went on to record three albums and make numerous TV appearances between then and his death.[[/note]]
** Tracy's backstory and death.
*** Even worse, after Tracy dies, James
RetroctiveRecognition: Creator/JoannaLumley is trying for a few moments not to admit that she's dead. His face shows that he knows she's dead, but he just can't say it.
one of the Angels of Death.
--> '''James''': It's alright. It's quite alright, really. She's having a rest. We'll be going on soon. There's no hurry, you see. We have all the time in the world."Of course, I know what he's allergic to"...
30th Sep '16 7:01:11 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: Having Bond actually fall in love and marry one of the many, ''many'' women he has courted on his missions was indeed a bold move for the franchise......Only to see her suddenly killed off in the final moments of the film. Probably a case where it actually worked to the benefit of the series, bringing with it one of the most emotional and human moments from James Bond.
26th Aug '16 2:04:32 PM Tork
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** The man in the polar bear suit that scares Bond while he's evading Bunt and her henchmen.
8th Aug '16 4:17:00 AM fearlessnikki
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* HilariousInHindsight: Here, Creator/DianaRigg is killed right after her wedding. Forty-three years later, she would be at the center of [[Series/GameOfThrones another assassination at a wedding...]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Here, Creator/DianaRigg is killed right after her wedding. Forty-three years later, she would be at the center of [[Series/GameOfThrones another assassination at a wedding...]]]]
** Diana Rigg at the time was known for the spy series ''Series/TheAvengers''. Here she stars alongside Sean Connery, who would later play the villain in the [[Film/TheAvengers1998 film of the series]] decades later. What's more is that Creator/JoannaLumley is also in this film and she would later star in a revival of the show in Rigg's place.
26th Mar '16 11:27:09 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: Blofeld undergoes plastic surgery and attempts to swindle his way into a pardon and a noble title, with brainwashed women spreading a bacteria to annihilate the world's agricultural supply. When this fails, Blofeld takes revenge by murdering [[spoiler:Bond's new wife on their wedding day]].
6th Feb '16 2:47:44 PM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Considered this by EON and some fans.
5th Nov '15 6:00:14 PM CommanderAce
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* LoveItOrHateIt: This is perhaps the film that viewers liked the least in the Bond series. But of course, there are just as many people who love it...

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* LoveItOrHateIt: This is perhaps For many this the film that viewers liked the least in the worst Bond series. But of course, there are just as many people film. On the other hand, it has a large amount who love it...consider it the greatest, which goes to show how strong the divide is.



* MagnumOpus: To EON and many fans of the series, this is the best Bond film ever made.

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* MagnumOpus: To Considered this by EON and many fans of the series, this is the best Bond film ever made.some fans.



* ReplacementScrappy: It's widely considered a good Bond movie... except for the protagonist.
** Even Lazenby is considered to be VindicatedByHistory by many fans; lots of Bond and film critics now think he did great, most of the movie's bad reputation now almost solely falling on Lazenby's authentic failure of an agent.

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* ReplacementScrappy: It's widely Lazenby was considered a good Bond movie... except this for the protagonist.
** Even Lazenby is considered
Sean Connery, although most are far kinder to be VindicatedByHistory by many fans; lots of Bond and film critics now think he did great, him nowadays with most of the movie's bad reputation now almost solely falling on Lazenby's authentic failure blame having to do with the failures of an his agent.



* VindicatedByHistory: Among fans, anyway. The film was not well received when it was first released (for reasons regarding Lazenby), but since then many fans of the series regard it as a classic. Also, EON Studios has demonstrated their own love of the film on numerous occasions.
** While the casual moviegoer or average film critic tends to think ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' is the best Bond movie, hardcore Bond fans- and Bond fans who happen to be respected movie critics- have a good chance of listing ''this'' film as greatest in the series. That's how vindicated it has become.
** Even the claims that the film was "not well received when it was first released" are inaccurate. The movie received a number of good reviews on its release. Also, per IMDB, it had made over $87 million worldwide on a $7 million budget as of 1970, making it quite successful financially. It was a step down from the level of ''[[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice You Only Live Twice]]'', but nonetheless, the studio was well compensated for its investment. In terms of overall film and narrative quality, let's just say that time has been much kinder to ''On Her Majesty's Secret Service'' than ''You Only Live Twice'', or the so LighterAndSofter that it was practically camp comedy ''Diamonds Are Forever'' (often described as a RogerMoore Bond film that just happens to star SeanConnery).

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* VindicatedByHistory: Among fans, anyway. The film was not well received when Somewhat. While it was first released (for reasons regarding Lazenby), fairly positively received, the complaints over Lazenby overshadowed the movie, but since then many fans of the series regard it as a classic. Also, EON Studios has demonstrated their own love of the film on numerous occasions.
** While the casual moviegoer or average film critic tends to think ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' is the best Bond movie,
occasions and hardcore Bond fans- and Bond fans who happen to be fans, along with respected movie critics- have a good chance of listing ''this'' film as greatest in the series. That's how vindicated it has become.
** Even the claims that the film was "not well received when it was first released" are inaccurate. The movie received a number of good reviews on its release. Also, per IMDB, it had made over $87 million worldwide on a $7 million budget as of 1970, making it quite successful financially. It was a step down from the level of ''[[Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice You Only Live Twice]]'', but nonetheless, the studio was well compensated for its investment. In terms of overall film and narrative quality, let's just say that time has been much kinder to ''On Her Majesty's Secret Service'' than ''You Only Live Twice'', or the so LighterAndSofter that it was practically camp comedy ''Diamonds Are Forever'' (often described as a RogerMoore Bond film that just happens to star SeanConnery).
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