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Moonraker

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6.22 h 6 min1979X-RayPG
When a Moonraker space shuttle disappears the chase leads Bond into outer space.
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Keiran McAllisterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 December 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not so good.
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I'm watching all the Bond films through in chronological order. I've not seen them properly just catching bits on Xmas or bank holidays.

The journey starts with 'Dr No'. And here I am all the way up to 'Moonraker'.

I have to say there are better Bond films amongst the ones I've watched so far. 'Moonraker' disappoints. All the usual razzamatazz is present. But I think perhaps overdone.

Shame really because Roger Moore's first outing in 'Live and let die' was a great watch. Then he did 'The man with the golden gun' again a good watch. Then came 'The spy who loved me' which was not so good and now 'Moonraker' which just doesn't do it for me.

I'm awaiting 'For your eyes only' and can only hope things get better.

That said it is what it is and I guess a lot of people will enjoy it, just for me not so good.
L.J.F.64Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 September 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Is that 007 attempting re-entry!!!
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James Bond investigates when a space shuttle disappears and discovers a man named Hugo Drax may be behind it.

"James Bond goes into space" so the ads proclaimed in 1979, and boy does he ever, in possibly Roger's weakest 007 outing. Firstly the negatives, the story itself starts off very well and is very entertaining but as it goes along it becomes more & more silly culminating in the space adventure. Lois Chiles who plays Bond girl "Dr Goodhead" isn't a particularly warm character as she comes across quite cold and as a viewer I didn't really like her all that much and I would also say that the Shirley Bassey theme song is one of the weaker efforts. There is plenty to enjoy about the film however, the action is superb, the gondola through Venice is excellent as is the pre credits sequence and there are many others (Bond & Chang's fight, Bond's gravity experience, etc) plus John Barry's operatic score fits in perfectly with the grand scale of the film. Roger Moore's fourth turn as 007is another strength, the film suits his style very well and he delivers his (many) one liners brilliantly, Michael Lonsdale as "Drax" is a very good villain and Corinne Clery as one of Drax's assistants is excellent and her exit is memorable. The special effects are (for 1979 anyway) actually very good, in fact the whole production design by Ken Adam is excellent, Lewis Gilbert (directing his last James Bond movie) does a stellar job keeping the pace and action moving, that is probably the best thing about the film is never gets boring or uninteresting. There are two small things, Jaws getting a girlfriend and that final line by Q "I think he's attempting re-entry Sir" both add so much charm to the overall feel of the film meaning repeated viewings are always a pleasure.

Overall I would say that although it does have a couple of issues this a easy to enjoy, stunningly produced & well made Bond adventure, Roger's weakest but still a lot of fun. 4/5
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Sebastian PalmerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 June 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Please, Sir, can I have some Moore?
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I love this Roger Moore Bond movie, it's perfect pulp matinee entertainment: crass, dumb, and great fun.

The collars are enormous, the dialogue as lightweight and wooden as balsa, i.e. perfect, the locations are exotic, the girls gorgeous, the gadgets range from the coolly preposterous to the real gone gonzo (a turbo-powered hovercraft gondola, fleets of space-shuttles, and an invisible space-station!), the villain's blackguardly plot perfectly dastardly (a 'flying stud-farm' where the evil Drax plans to conceive his 'new master race', is how Bond describes it!), the evil henchmen/women have ridiculous butt-hugging yellow outfits, and there are some fabulous stunts and set pieces.

You get everything from a skydiving punch up for a parachute, to a sword fight in a glass-museum in Venice, and we traverse - and even leave - the globe, as Bond ventures into the jungles and mountains of Brazil, with a spot of tourist-brochure carnival fun in Rio, before heading into outer space! Jaws turns good and pulls a terrific little Heidi-like dollybird with fab hooters (who, it turns out, is called Dolly!). And Q delivers the classic 'oo-er missus' line: 'I think he's attempting re-entry'.
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coraReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 November 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Bond at its campiest. But hugely entertaining.
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The five star rating is for the product, not necessarily for the film. The remastered DVD is first class. And the extras included in the Ultimate Collection (2 disks) are plentiful.

If you like the film or not is a matter of personal preference and probably even depends on your mood on the day. This is Bond at its campiest. It is actually great fun to watch, and Jaws' romance is almost touching and utterly un-Bondian. Moonraker is a product of its time. A Star Wars it is not, but hey, the next year gave us that campiest space opera of all time: Flash Gordon.

I loved this film when it first came out (at a time when the dark and intense Bond of Dalton and Craig was still in the distant future), then over the years more or less forgot about it. When I watched it again lately in the course of a Bond marathon I was aware of the very low regard for the film these days. Thus it came as a pleasant surprise that I found myself hugely entertained. Just as long as you don't expect anything other than silly laughs with high production values you may enjoy this one more than you'd like to admit.
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Jojo ChanwayReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 January 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Massively underrated! One of the most entertaining Bond films ever!
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Moonraker has all the things James Bond and general action film fans expect. Not only does it have the boldest bad guy plot of genocide and involve outer space, but it is one of the most beautifully shot, superbly scored, and technically impressive in terms of special effects... and full of humor too! A real treat for families to show their kids :)
10 people found this helpful
Astro MarkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 October 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I have always loved this movie since I first saw it on its ...
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I have always loved this movie since I first saw it on its original release at the cinema.
It is hard to believe that it was made before the first space shuttle had even lifted off.
The effects are great and the whole thing is played with humor.
Jaws makes a return as the hired killer who of cause comes to blows with bond and his American rival and love interest.
The baddie, played by Micheal Lonsdale, has some great lines.
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RichienotrichReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 February 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Strangely insipid and subdued
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Too comedic, too quiet, action scenes are either slightly slow (as if the rehearsal shots were accidentally used in the final edit) or completely unbelievable (the space fights). No chemistry between the characters, awful costumes, need I go on?
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Stargazer76Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 October 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Classic Bond
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Having grown up with Roger Moore as 007 , I’m very fond of this era .
A very enjoyable watch , yes Daniel Craig has made the part his own - bringing the series right up to date - however, it’s nice to revisit this earlier interpretation of the role.
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