I love Dr. No. I see it more as a blueprint or pilot for the series. Sean Connery was and still is great. He defined the role. Monty Norman and John Barry established the music that defined the series. It has one of my favorite Maurice Binder Bond opening sequences– for as simple as it is, it works. Great color. Ursula Andress... her scene emerging from the ocean set the standard for all Bond girls to follow. The dragon requires some suspension of disbelief, but the "Three Blind Mice" sequence is equally amusing to me– three Jamaican hitmen posing as blind men... but that's all part of it's charm. We're talking about a film that's almost 60 years old. Even with its flaws it's still a great film and I personally find it more entertaining than most action films today. Had Binder not developed the recurring gun barrel sequence or the Bond film title opening sequences, or Monty Norman and John Barry established the soundtrack music, I'm not so sure we'd have the amount of Bond films after Connery left. I'm not so sure it would have made it past one or two films.