Here’s today’s final review of The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
Number of Times Seen – 2-3 Times (cable in the 80’s and 90’s and 11 Dec 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Bond must work together with a female Russian agent when both a British and Russian submarine mysteriously disappear.
My Take on it – When it comes to Roger Moore’s Bond films, I can’t really say I like any of them more than the others because basically all 7 of them give us what we have come to expect from the character.
If one were to make a list of what one should see in a great Bond film, it would probably look like this:
- Sexy Bond Women
- Excellent gadgets developed by Q-branch
- A maniacal villain who wants to take over the world or at least reshape it in his own image
- Exotic world locations and death defying tasks fitting for a season of the Amazing Race 🙂
- Henchmen that will always be loved by us for their “special” talents
- Bond’s loveable double entendres and puns
- Great title song along with the classic 007 theme music
This film has everything on the list and in addition, adds a great battle scene between the villain’s army and the sailors from the missing Submarines.
As a kid, I loved those battle scenes and fondly remember this film.
It isn’t as good as I recalled, but it still is lots of fun
Bottom Line – Another Bond flick that gives us everything we expect including sultry women, amazing gadgets, diabolical villains, quirky henchmen and an epic battle scene to end it all. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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