Post by twothousandonemark on Feb 6, 2019 0:14:47 GMT
My fav Roger Moore 007 outing, minimalist 007 macro arc with enjoyable levity scattered about for balance. The opening sequence going from sombre at Tracy's grave right into the silly return & demise of Blofeld oddly doesn't seem out of place. That's like wanting to recognize the 007 nuance while dispatching of silliness whenever it arises. The race to find the ATAC, & who was behind its desire, is a fine plot, pared down from global domination or money. Scattered about are callbacks to past outings, like the snow'capades of OHMSS with Moore ski jumping & skiing down a bobsleigh track among other winter sports, & underwater tension & fight sequences akin Thunderball. Its moments of levity are numerous, & yet never silly or distracting. I think having older Moore by 1981 helped keep this film's tone in check, no longer expecting Bond to be a wild bachelor at large. I really like the final act, atop the rocky precipice. Rock climbing & 1-1 combat give the movie a nice final sequence.