After Octopussy I felt like watching another Bond film, one that is hopefully better. I read that this one is supposed to be good so I got it out on Blu-Ray.
And it was much better than Octopussy. For a start it didn’t have nearly as much of the silly jokes or gimmicky ways of bumping the bad guys off. Roger Moore was considerably younger and a lot more suave and secret agenty. The supporting cast was a lot better too. Christopher Lee was the main bad dude and was quite good. His side-kick was Herve Villechaize, that little dude from Fantasy Island. It also had Britt Ekland, an actress I had never really seen in a film before, she was funnies.
There wasn’t a Bond car in this one, just a few ugly AMC cars (an American car company long gone) and some tuk-tuks. There was a tuk-tuk scene where a cyclist rides between two tuk-tuks, narrowly missing them. This was not supposed to happen, some dude accidentally got onto the set during filming but they added it in.
So it was much better than Octopussy but still not a great Bond film.
Date watched: August 8th
Film count 2012: 73