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Uninspired Bond fare has 007 unraveling intergalactic hijinks. Bond is aided by a female CIA agent, assaulted by a giant with jaws of steel, and captured by Amazons when he sets out to protect the human race. Moore, Chiles, and Lonsdale all seem to be going through the motions only.

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Available on Running time 136 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Spies & Espionage, Big Battles, Space Operas, Negative Utopia, Technology--Rampant, Special FX Wizards: Anton Furst, James Bond, Books to Film: Ian Fleming
Screenplay
Christopher Wood
Cast
Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel, Michael (Michel) Lonsdale, Corinne Clery, Geoffrey Keen, Emily Bolton, Walter Gotell, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn
Cinematography
Jean Tournier
Director
Lewis Gilbert
Music
John Barry
Producer
Albert R. Broccoli, United Artists

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Vad Allen

WARNING: REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS – WE RECOMMEND TO WATCH MOVIE FIRST! VERDICT: #13 in my personal rating, and IT IS an unlucky number. There is so much stuff in this movie it could easily last 3 hours, but all goes well until it turns into “Star wars-2” and everything becomes a farce. Yes, a Bond movie should be fun to watch, but it would have been so much better if they had sent into space just one shuttle, thrown the villain out, had a "quicky" in zero-gravity and be done with it! COLL STUFF: - Jump off the plane without parachute: worth all 88 takes! - Gadgets: bomb-watch, dart-gun, poison-pen, spy-boat – so many that not even all of them belong to Bond - All girls are hot - Stealing space-shuttle during the freight - Centrifuge test - Hovercraft gondola in Venice - Crushing Venetian-glass museum: so barbarian it’s great! - Taking off from a speed-boat on a glider - Fight with “Jaws” on a cable-car: nicely shot - Tune from “Close encounters…”: nice touch for 1979 - Good scenes with killer-animals: dogs and a python - 1st in a series: an idea of a global chemical attack - World-scale villain gets space death: neat irony - 1st time in a series, Bond has sex in space: totally worth the trip - Nice places: French-style palace-mansion, Venice, Rio, Amazonia NOT COOL: - The villain Mr. Drax is not really evil: more like a businessman (as in FYEO) - Bond-Moore is not himself: he drinks vodka-martini, not bourbon, and wears Seiko watches, not Rolex - Story goof: Chang tries to kill Bond with a training bamboo sword - Story goof: in a cable-car scene there are 2 professional spies and neither has a gun! - Bond shoots only one shot in the movie from the rifle – we don’t even see his PPK - Feminism is good (or at least justified), but it’s written all over this movie - “Jaws” not only speaks, he falls in love! (But again: scenes in space – all farce) - Laser-gun is neat, but used at least 4TH time! (Goldfinger, DAF, MWGG)