Starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel
Memorable. Campy. Fun.
The threat of a complete psychopath bent on sparking World War III forces James Bond (Moore) to team up with Russian spy, XXX (Bach, a female counterpart equal to him), to take the villain down. Meanwhile, a henchman named Jaws (Kiel) with metal teeth stalks the heroic duo. Many elements of this film are great and very memorable. The intro song by Carly Simon might be my favorite Bond song. The villain, who wants to start a new world underwater, and his silly but terrifying henchman, Jaws, are unforgettable. I also like that Agent XXX (Lord, that name) is seen as a sort of parallel to Bond. My main problem was that I didn’t find a majority of the action sequences thrilling and that severely dampened my overall enjoyment of the film.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-