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Thursday, October 6, 2011

James Bond 007 Marathon #11 and #12

After a two night visit, Poppa went home yesterday. The kids loved visiting with him and my garden thanks him also (he helped me weed and prepare it for the winter). Thanks Poppa.

Last night we watched "Moonraker" (1979). The major problem was that the movie was slow with a poor plot. I liked the Gorgeous Allie and there was Continuity (Jaws was in it).

I rated it a "7". Ed gave it a "6".

We're halfway through the Bond Series (the 23rd movie is due out in 2012). Eleven more to go.

I like plots best when "Spectre" is the Enemy. It makes the ludricrous plot that much more believable because a man with no face, a diabolical laugh and white cat (that he pets all the time) is behind it.

Tonight we watched "For Your Eyes Only" (1981).

This movie had it all; amazing theme song ("For your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton, ties for first place with Carly Simon "Nobody Does it Better"), Car Chase, Ski Chase, Underwater Fights, Gorgeous Allie, Ditzy Blonde, Great Plot that read like an Agatha Christie novel, Much Improved Cinematography, Continuity (the Evil Guy from #5, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" had a part) and everything ended as it should with words from a Parrot. I had not seen this movie before.

I rated it a "9" and Ed gave it an "8". Thunderball is still his favourite and I have to admit that the kung foo and James' Allie were top notch. For me, this tied.

In summary, below is the movie and what Ed and I (in that order) have rated it.
1. Dr. No, 6, 6
2. From Russia with Love, 5, 8
3. Goldfinger, 7, 7
4. Thunderball, 8, 9, (7.5 for Poppa)
5. You Only Live Twice, 7, 7
6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 6, 5
7. Diamonds Are Forever, 7, 8
8. Live and Let Die, 6, 7, (7 for Poppa)
9. The Man with the Golden Gun, 7, 9
10. The Spy Who Loved Me, 7, 7
11. Moonraker, 6, 7
12. For Your Eyes Only, 8, 9.

Next up is "Octopussy" (1983).

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