Dr. No (1962)

Odious for the extensive yellow face and sexism, exciting for the promise of the franchise and the origin of the secret agent genre.

Regan Humphrey

After losing contact with an intelligence outpost in Jamaica, MI6 sends Agent 007, James Bond (Sean Connery) to investigate. In Jamaica, Bond discovers a mysterious island with a radioactive secret and a reclusive mastermind, out for world domination,


Soundtrack: 20%
Story: 100%
Writing: 80%
Diversity: 100%
Daring: 100%
Racism: PERVASIVE — 100%
Gender Bias: PERVASIVE — 100%
Homophobia: ABSENT — 0%

Sexism and yellow face are the constant companion of this first step into what would become a 50-year franchise.

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