1) After the first round of Tanaka's ninja (they're the ones who use 'toilet paper' like ropes) descend into the volcano, SPECTRE agents mow them all down as the sliding door closes once again. There is one lone ninja who, having hung back in the rafters, places an explosive charge on the bottom of the sliding door. The explosion causes a hole in the ceiling door, which allows Tiger, Kissy, and the remaining ninjas the needed access into the volcano. However, when the ninjas are shown descending (with more traditional-looking ropes), they all appear to be coming down throughout the entire space of the crater and not just the hole the explosion created.
2) The way the SPECTRE agent Kissy guns down in the main volcano area rigidly falls face forward like a wooden board makes me laugh every time.
3) After Blofeld escapes on his monorail car, Bond runs over to Tiger and Kissy and tells them about the self-destruct button in the command center that will explode the SPECTRE "CCCP" rocket. Knowing that a frontal assault on the armored command center is futile, the three of them agree that they need to figure another way inside. But instead of Bond just backtracking his steps (Blofeld had literally JUST escorted him from the command center to the main volcano area via the hidden door in his apartment!), he apparently forgets all about this and decides to launch a needlessly time-consuming assault on the heavily guarded staircase the fleeing command center workers are seen descending from.
Sure, no matter which path he takes back into Blofeld's apartment he'll have to confront Hans, but if he would have gone back into the apartment via Blofeld's hidden door, he wouldn't have had to emptied the revolver he acquired from Blofeld or had to have used his throwing star in the process of fighting off SPECTRE goons on his way up the staircase. I suspect that a loaded gun and/or a throwing star would have shaved off some seconds in his confrontation with Hans. Tick-tock, tick-tock.. time's running out, 007!
4) Speaking of 007's throwing star - how is that the SPECTRE agents who escorted him up into the command center missed that? More importantly, umm... where did Bond hide that sharp little weapon so that the SPECTRE agents never found it when they frisked him? You could make the case that Tiger of Kissy gave him the throwing star 'off-camera' seconds before he runs off to fight his way up the staircase, but then that would beg the question of why he didn't ask one of their machine guns or even a sword?
5) Doesn't it seem a bit naïve of the USA to make their "line in the sand" to launch their retaliatory attack upon the USSR to be whether or not their space capsule is actually gobbled up by the approaching "CCCP" rocket? (I'm assuming that NASA Mission Control and the assembled US military brass can somehow see the "CCCP" painted on the side of the rocket because why else would Blofeld order SPECTRE agent 109 to paint it on the rocket to begin with?) Wouldn't the mere fact that the rocket is menacingly approaching space capsule be provocation enough? The fact that the US military was willing to issue the stand-down orders simply because the rocket explodes five seconds before contact with the space capsule also seems highly implausible.
For all their bluster, it really doesn't appear as if the USA really wanted to go to war. If you're not going to retaliate because of a rocket menacing your helpless space capsule and if you decide to call off the attack based entirely upon the fact that the rocket explodes seconds before accomplishing its mission, then what would provoke you to attack? Even if Blofeld's plan would have succeeded, I'm under the impression that the US military would've wimped out and made some lame excuse to abort the impending attack based on the fact that, although the "CCCP" rocket captured the space capsule, it apparently malfunctioned and exploded (which was Blofeld's plan in the first place - to explode the rocket as soon as it achieved its objective) in space. I can imagine the US military brass coming up with the excuse that, "Well, although it did capture our capsule, since the rocket is destroyed, the threat is over."
6) Finally, does the rooftop crater & sliding door seem as if it's not actually situated at the top of the volcano 'ceiling' but rather that it's cocked-off to the side? Is it just the camera angle or did the set designers at Pinewood make it that way?
Edited by Double Naught spy, 03 November 2013 - 03:57 PM.