These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
The music from this film is credited with kicking off the reggae/ska music scene in Great Britain. The film's location manager, seen dancing in the scene at the club, would go on to found reggae powerhouse Island Records.
A minor but rather jarring moment from the otherwise quite good film. When the script reads, "That's a Smith & Wesson, and you've had your six!", it's probably a good idea to make sure the man Bond is saying this to is holding a revolver. Not a Colt M1911, one of the most recognisable semi-automatic pistols ever made and which almost everyone knows has a seven round magazine. And on top of this, Smith and Wesson didn't even manufacture a 1911 variant at the time.
Tarantula bites are painful, but hardly lethal. (For that matter, even black widow bites aren't as lethal as Honey Rider makes out.)
Damsel Scrappy: Honey's incredible naivete and ignorance (she seriously believes the tank is a dragon?!) is not endearing, nor is her incredibly dumb way of trying to prove to Bond it could be a dragon.
Note that Quarrel also thought it was a dragon, so she wasn't alone in that.
In the book Honey has the physical body and urges of a fully-grown woman but the mentality and naivety of a child. This is also combined by the fact that she never went to school, raised herself after being orphaned at a very young age and had little to no regular human contact. The problem with the film is that they keep in the key scenes from the book such as the battle with the tank, but leave out the context as to why an adult would be so easily fooled by such a pathetic forgery.
Fair for Its Day: 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 Storming the Castle. 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.
Fan Nickname: Ursula Andress as "Ursula Undress" due to her famous bikini scene.
Fashion-Victim Villain: the radiation suit Dr. No wears in the reactor scene. Almost literal since he dies wearing it.
Idiot Plot: 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, or if all the rad-suited workers had rushed Bond en masse instead of fleeing and leaving Dr. No to fight him alone. 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.
Bond's desk driving in the chase sequence is painfully obvious.
Vindicated by History: 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 Rotten Tomatoes, for one, it even has a higher rating than Goldfinger.