Octopussy Movie Review

Hardly Mr. Bond's finest hour. This oddball adventure (apparently a conflagration of two different Bond novels) has poor Roger Moore dressed as a clown in a gypsy circus, attempting to outsmart an enemy by (gasp) outbidding him at an auction, and, in its worst moment, stumbling through a Halloween-decoration cobweb as he's attacked by a spider in the Indian jungle. Despite some fun moments (the villain's henchman has an awesome yo-yo made out of a circular saw blade), Octopussy isn't just embarassing to say out loud, it's also a nearly outright-dud for the Bond franchise. The plot unravels when we discover that it's all a ruse to start World War III (courtesy of a rogue Russian general), and Maud Adams, who doesn't appear until more than halfway through the film and has very few scenes, doesn't really work as the titular bond girl (this is actually her second Bond appearance). For completists only.

Bond #13.

Cast & Crew

Director :

Producer : Albert R. Broccoli

Comments

Octopussy Rating

" Grim "

Rating: PG, 1983

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