Ok, so i'm putting my neck out here, but Roger Moore is the best James Bond ever, and this is the franchise's finest contribution to Cinema History.Even twenty years on, this is still light years better than any of the Bond films since (and some of them have been amazing).
"World Anhialation has never been so spiritual."
Well, you're probably wondering, why? It's main star was completely talentless, even in his hayday, the supporting cast all drifted into obscurity, and it does look dated in places, so how is it so much better than, say, Tommorrow Never Dies, which had eye popping effects, a decent plot, and some class one liners from a decent actor?
I'll tell you why, (but before I do, don't judge me on this next statement) I saw this film with some friends, who are always disscussing world apocalypse, in the middle of the night, after smoking some serious weed. It's not a requirement to enjoy the film, and if the director read this, he would probably be offended, but fuck him. I mean, Drax threatens to kill the world with pods full of plant seeds!
Anyway, it's just that if you watch in a similar state to me, you'll really apreciate the breathtaking scenery (and Bond goes all over the globe in this one) But what really does it, is the scene in outer space, just after they take off. Its a fitting interlude, not only with eye popping effects, but also some of the most atmospheric music ever. It basically says "Hello, we're doing the space bit now! Oh, and if Bond does'nt stop this nutter, we're all fucked"
So, take my advice and have a decent evening in, and if the cops arrest you for posession of illegal drugs, tell them it was my idea.Bond is the ultimate icon: he shags, he fights, he cracks amusing one liners all the time, and Moore manages to express every emotion in his repertoire using just one eyebrow! That's worth the rental price alone!
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originally posted: 05/01/99 09:17:08