Here are my thoughts on Octopussy (1983) for today’s final review.
Thanks to Luke and Richard for their reviews earlier today.
“Mr. Bond is indeed of a very rare breed… soon to be made extinct.” – Kamal Khan
Number of Times Seen – Between 5-10 times (Theater in ’83, cable, video and 15 Dec 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Bond is sent on a mission to find out why a near perfect copy of a priceless Faberge Egg was found on the body of a dead British agent.
My Take on it – This is another Bond movie that has a very warm place in my heart.
It was the very first Bond movie that I saw in the theater and although it is slightly campy in part, I have always had a fun time watching this one.
I loved how they used the whole circus/acrobat theme which brought a complete balance between the comedy and action.
In my mind, this is the Bond film that solidified Roger Moore as a great Bond despite his advancing age.
The villains on this one aren’t very scary or menacing, but they get the job done well.
Loved the gadgets used here including one by the baddies; a deadly yo yo kind of saw on a string that chops up people and bedding with equal efficiency.
Bottom Line – Great Bond flick where Moore helped prove that he also is worthy Bond. Loved the circus aspects of this film which was the perfect venue for Bond’s quips and the balance of comedy and action. The villains aren’t too menacing, but they still fit the film perfectly. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
Here’s the main title song:
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I love this one two, even though its utterly daft. Great pre-credits scene and I love the airplane bit at the end too. “Hiss off!”
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Nothing wrong with loving fun movies 🙂 appreciate ur comments GK
“Too” even! I should go to bed…
Great review, I loved the music and locations in this one.
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