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,

REF SCORE: 25%

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

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s