For me, Sean Connery was the definitive James Bond and in 1983 he reprised the role again for 'Never Say Never Again', a uneven (unofficial) remake of 1965's 'Thunderball'. It's a shame that he couldn't have bowed out of the role in a better movie than this, although I know that it was rather popular at the time, no doubt fans were just greatful to have another chance to see him as Agent 007.
It's a film with a comedy edge, I did appreciate some of this but found bits to be over the top. The storyline also seems to drag on and the acting varies. Sean Connery is as good as he can be (if a little older) with what is a rather average script, I particularly liked Bond girl Barbara Carrera and Klaus Maria Brandaue plays a good villain.
Unlike so many Bond films, this one doesn't have a great opening song and to be honest, in terms of typical Bond films, not a great deal of action takes place. However, there are a few moments in the film that do hold up and some scenes that aren't bad at all (still, not enough for me to rate it three stars).
In my opinion, 'Never Say Never Again' is not actually the worst Bond film, but should appeal more to completists only. It's better to rent it instead and stick to purchasing the Bond classics. Whilst I managed to sit through the whole thing - 'Never Say Never Again' is certainly not one of them.
The DVD is very basic and the only special feature is the one trailer.