3 A BLOATED BOND !SECTION8 | 11/03/2008 | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer This was going to be Connery's Swan song as Bond, and you can tell, As his heart does not seem in this massive but shallow production.The scale of the film is massive, and the film now has cartoon like villans.When U.S. and Soviet manned spaceships are hijacked in earth's orbit, Bond must race to prevent nuclear war between the superpowers. This takes Bond to Japan, where he again battles the evil SPECTRE organisation in a Volcano ! This is the first time we see Stavro Blofeld played by Donald Pleasence. It's hard to look at Pleasence's performance these days and not to think Dr.Evil ! The sets in the film are of grand scale, and the Ninja assault on Bloffeld's base is well staged. But this is where the gadgets start to take over. Like Thunderball before, this film has some of the same probles but on a bigger scale. This was a warning of things to come !