Rewatched Jul 18, 2012
Tony D'Amico’s review:
Bond ladies rank- 18
Theme song rank- 6
Although I didn't care much for this Bond film the first time I saw it, I did warm up to it on this viewing. To be honest, I forgot a lot about it, like that Moore looks extremely old, I mean he looks ancient. Mind you he was 58 when this was released, but why did it take so long for the people that make Bond films figure it out that an actor is too old to be a proper Bond. At least when Connery left after Diamonds are Forever, he was only 41(we won't talk about the abortion that was Never say Never Again). Did Dalton not fit the part prior to Living Daylights?? Or was Moore holding onto his last hope of a paycheck? I still love all of Moore's Bond turns, but he could have saved face by leaving after For Your Eyes Only, he still looked decently young in that one.
When it comes to the other actors in this, I really liked Christopher Walken, even though he was a cartoon character of a bad guy at times, but then again which Bond villain isn't. Grace Jones was a good baddie as well. As for Tanya Roberts, she is damn fine, and I truly doubt she would bone grandpa Bond.
Not much else to say about this Bond, I have it near the bottom iof my Bond rankings because it is more forgettable than it is awesome. And the film lacked energy, I'm guessing because Moore forgot to take his geritol prior to shooting.
Oh and I love the theme song, and I'll say it's because I'm biased to Duran Duran and 80's pop/rock.
Holy Shit!!! IMDB says that Dolph Lundgren was in this, now I'll have to re-watch it for him.