Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Ah Octopussy… often considered to be one of the weakest of all the Bond films with a Roger Moore starting to show his age, a bunch of stilted one liners, John Glen’s direction at its flattest, the pace is painfully low at times and one of the worst and least memorable theme tunes of its era (although Sam Smith still holds that title over all). It’s a hard film to love. And certainly it doesn’t help the fact it follows one of Moore’s best in For Your Eyes Only. Yes Octopussy isn’t the best. BUT it’s not all bad – the film opening is action packed and the politics at play are well handled and the film has a few decent set pieces. And even thought he may be less agile Moore is still full of charm. One for completists only.
Best Bit: The jet pre-credit sequence
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Diamonds Are Forever, A View To A Kill, Die Another Day, For Your Eyes Only