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Awesome / You Only Live Twice

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  • It has ninjas. Attacking a giant volcano lair to save the freaking world. If that's not awesome, what is?
  • Bond takes on twenty times his number of thugs. Would've been better if he had won, though...
    • There was one ninja who successfully kept a whole bunch of mooks at bay with a sword.
  • Tanaka gets one by proxy, for calling in the helicopter to take out the carful of Mooks chasing Bond. Electromagnets are involved. That is all.
  • Little Nellie. I'd do just about anything to have one of those.
  • The movie's best known moment isn't any of its elaborate action scenes, but simply the reveal of Blofeld's face, which had been teased in two previous films.
    • Donald Pleasence receives a meta version for his performance. Less than ten minutes and he doesn't really do much except talk menacingly and stroke his cat, yet he still creates the defining Bond villain.
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  • Off-screen: Cameraman Johnny Jordan had a harrowing accident during the Little Nellie aerial stunt filming. Jordan, hanging from a helicopter, lost his foot when another helicopter below flew too close and sliced it off. Fortunately, his pilot had a safe landing. After months of recovery back in England, Jordan went back to shooting aerial stunts just like he used to. In fact, he shot the aerial skiing scenes from On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
  • Bond fought a huge mook played by Dwayne Johnson's grandfather.
  • Tiger saving Bond's life by throwing a Shuriken to Blofeld's gun arm.
  • Who wrote all this awesomeness? Roald Dahl. That's right, Roald. Dahl.


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