Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So after a decade of Connery, a new Bond arrives in the shape of former Saint star Roger Moore. The first thing to note – Moore is a very different take on Bond. Less rough and ready, more sophisticated, suave and handsome. He cuts quite the figure in his tailored suits and leather gloves. And with a new era comes a new take – a much more grounded Bond film less about spaceships and volcanoes, more about vendettas and the heroin trade. It’s a ballsy move to add a blaxploitation take on the Bond franchise but it works. It’s part Shaft, part Bond with Yaphet Kotto’s Kanaga bringing a real menace to proceedings. Add in a great theme tune, some solid action and one of my favourite Bond girls in Solitaire. Live And Let Die is a great Bond film and remains, years on, one of my favourites.
Best Bit: THAT theme tune
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, Casino Royale, Shaft