YMMV / Never Say Never Again

  • Angst? What Angst?: Domino gets over her private shock and humiliation at having been felt up by Bond in the guise of a masseuse rather quickly. With a smile.
  • Ear Worm: "Never, never say never again, never, never say never again..."
  • Evil Is Sexy: Fatima Blush is even nastier than Fiona Volpe, her original counterpart. Barbara Carrera is also a very sexy woman.
  • Fetish Retardant: While "fetish" might not be the exact term, the scene where Bond poses as Domino's masseur to feel her up is played in a playful tone typical of Bond films, but her reaction to finding out he was a fake tearful and looking as though she feels very violated makes the scene a lot more uncomfortable, especially with the Harsher in Hindsight example below. It gives her quick forgiveness of him later all the more Mood Whiplash.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Bond engages in a video game duel against Emilio Largo. The film came out in 1983, the year of the infamous Video Game Crash of 1983 that nearly sank the entire industry. That's to say nothing of the various Atari consoles seen in the arcade; Atari was the leading developer of that market before the crash and would never regain its former dominance afterward.
    • Try watching the massage scene after finding out that Connery attempted to force himself on Basinger in his dressing room before production took an extended break.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Narm Charm: Bond blowing up Fiona Volpe with the miniature pen missile is ridiculous, and she even has time to see it sparking in her gut; however, literally being blown up in a fireball is still a horrible way to die.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • Squick: Largo forcing a kiss on Domino. Why, oh why, did they have to use a take where you can see a string of drool stretched between their lips as he pulls away?
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks!: The most common complaint to a film that's literally a retread of Thunderball made by a different studio, thus lacking most of the film series' trademarks.