Writing in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
by Adam Huddleston
The sixth film in the James Bond franchise, “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, is the first and only to star George Lazenby. Due to the fact that Sean Connery had played Bond in all of the previous installments, and had done a wonderful job, Lazenby had big shoes to fill. In my opinion, he did quite well.
The plot, still centered on S.P.E.C.T.R.E leader Blofeld, involves Bond’s infiltration of the antagonist’s base in the Swiss Alps. This film, while still containing several action sequences, has a bit slower pace. At 2 hours and 22 minutes, it is the longest installment up to that point and much of the movie involves Bond falling in love and getting married.
As far as dialogue goes, I actually had a difficult time understanding some of it. Many of the British actors mumbled their lines and I found myself having to rewind the film to hear them correctly. The length of the film and the dialogue lead to a less than enjoyable experience.