Before there was Pierce Brosnan in "Tomorrow Never Dies", before Roger Moore in "For Your Eyes Only", and before George Lazenby in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", everyone must remember that there was Sean Connery in the first installment of the 007 series, "Dr. No". And though I must admit that all the other James Bond movies were wonderful, "Dr. No" is still one of the top of my favorite Bond movie list. "Dr. No" begins in Jamaica, where an agent and his secretary are mysteriously killed. James Bond (Sean Connery) is sent to investigate. With the help of CIA agent Felix Leiter (Jack Lord) and a local fisherman Quarrel (John Kitzmiller). After encountering tarantulas, snipers, and in a car chase with a group of men, the trail finally leads up to Crab Key Island. While trying to stop the sinister Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman), Bond meets up with the beautiful Honey Ryder. Together, they try to stop Dr. No from destroying an American space ship.
There are many reasons why you would like this movie. First, you would immediately fall in love with the character of James Bond with the wonderful acting skills of Sean Connery. Also, besides the Felix Leiter in "For Your Eyes Only", Jack Lord's portrayal of him is I think the best of all. There is a reason why I gave only 4 stars for this movie. It's because maybe back in 1963, the action and suspense would have been really thrilling for people then, but now... after watching movies like "Matrix", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", and the newer Bond movies with Pierce Brosnan, the action isn't that appealing. But that is the only reason I would give it 4 stars. But I'm telling you, if you're a fan of James Bond, don't ever miss the very first 007 movie, "Dr. No".