Usually bond movies get a <3 even when they're mediocre as films, but this one isn't even entertaining. The acting is so awful it seems intentional.
I appreciate the increased dandiness factor, but I don't find Roger Moore's Bond as entertaining, seductive, or just plain convincing as Connery's. It's his first appearance and he already looks too old. I like him going into Harlem, but also this movie is just bad. And possibly racist.
Oh, Jane Seymour is unbelievably beautiful.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
TL;DR: "2001" is a great film, and it's worth watching even if the circumstances aren't perfect.
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