I’m fond of Charles Grey in general and the death of fake Blofeld opener does a neat job of convincing us he’s dead as a parrot.
The Franks fight pulls no punches - one of the rare occasions (along with Grant and Odd Job) where Connery-Bond met his match…almost.
Tiffany Case is good value; there’s some great one liners and Wink & Kidd are among the very best - probably the creepiest - henchmen in the series.
But when we reach that oil rig and the ‘mayhem’ begins it’s as though the writers ran out of paper and thought they’d just make up the ending from there: Bish, bash, bosh, end credits. You know you’ve got a problem when the traditional epilogue dispatching of henchmen is more fun than the whole of the preceding finale. Very poor indeed.