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Moonraker

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Moonraker


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Roger Moore stars for the fourth time as Agent 007 and joins forces with NASA scientist Holly Goodhead to prevent a power-mad industrialist from destroying all human life on Earth.
Title: Moonraker
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA :, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2006]
Edition: Ultimate widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (121 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the novel by Ian Fleming.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
Special features: top-level access; Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda.
Summary: Roger Moore stars for the fourth time as Agent 007 and joins forces with NASA scientist Holly Goodhead to prevent a power-mad industrialist from destroying all human life on Earth.
Audience: Rating PG.
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Report This Mar 09, 2014
  • munkymunk rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Everyone moves slower in space and as soon as you leave earths atmosphere you are assigned a laser weapon. I love the visual scope and style in this film. Taking bond as close to interstellar as he has ever been. :) Defiantly a late 70's large scale film. Special effects and style. Random pop ups of English humor and ridiculousness. Given the base plot in this movie and its company in original films I say its prime time for a remake. :D

Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is the 11th installment in the James Bond series, and the fourth to star Roger Moore as James Bond. Bond investigates the theft of a space shuttle, leading him to Hugo Drax, the owner of the shuttle's manufacturing firm. Along with space scientist Dr. Holly Goodhead, Bond follows the trail from California to Venice, Rio de Janeiro, and the Amazon rainforest, and finally into outer space to prevent a plot to wipe out the world population and to re-create humanity with a master race. Extremely gripping and mind-boggling is the pre-credit sequence, in which James Bond boards a small charter plane and is, en route to England, attacked by the pilot and crew. Bond is pushed out of the plane by the mercenary assassin Jaws---a Frankenstein's monster-like giant man with "Jaws"-like metalic teeth. While free-falling to the ground, Bond survives by stealing a parachute from the free-falling pilot, whilst Jaws lands on a circus tent.

Report This Aug 29, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Golly! Opportunistic much? "Star Wars" came out in 1977, as did "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and was followed in 1979 by "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", then in 1980 by "Flash Gordon" and "The Empire Strikes Back". Thus, why would they make "For Your Eyes Only" when they could rush a space-based script for Bond to run around in? Well, here's a damned good example of 'why not'. People often complain that Bond doesn't do anything in "Goldfinger", he just gets carted around the world by the mad Auric Goldfinger. Well, here he 'ups his game' by being carted around the world by, first, his instinct and then, second, a CIA agent, then, lastly, into space through sheer dumb chance (and the CIA agent to fly the ship). Then he shags her, having already done so in Venice. Jaws reappears, and he ends up getting his own girl in the end. Before that, however, he seems to have been trained in "how to survive" by Wile E. Coyote, given the preponderance of preposterous predicaments he seemingly has a ponderous propensity for. Like "The Man with the Golden Gun", this seems to have all the right ingredients, but nothing ever really happens. There's a bunch of really cool special effects and [pew pew] laser guns at the end when the US Marines arrive in a spare shuttle that the Air Force happen to have had set-up and ready to launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base (which is odd as they've never been equipped to handle anything even remotely as big as that). Hugo Drax seems the ideal Evil Villain™ for a Bond film as he, Travis Bickle-like, seems determined to wipe out all the world's filthy people and start afresh with his own little army of breeder rabbits. There's even a black and oriental Amazonian, in case you think he's not being as inclusionary as he ought to. the single biggest plot-hole I can bother to bring-up (because we'd all be dead of old age if they were all covered) is that Bond simply happens upon the space-port lair of the Bad-Guy in the middle of the Brazillian forest pretty much by CHANCE. Prior to this he was avoiding getting caught by Jaws down a river, then left his boat via a hang-glider (so as not to go over a huge set of waterfalls that are actually 1,000 miles from where he was supposed to be in the first place; but whatever), then floats around for a bit and essentially crashes through the forest canopy and somehow doesn't bend himself irrevocably in the process. Then, by the merest chance, he sees a girl walking under what we presume is a bit of the waterfall he just avoided, then he follows her into some Aztec pyramid (and the Aztecs aren't anywhere this side of the Darian Gap, never mind... oh, forget it) and "discovers" this lair of evil filled with fetching young women who happen to be the baby ovens for Hugo's mad, orchid-based plan to re-make the world. Sheesh. Oddly, it's not as bad as "Diamonds are Forever", as at least they're *trying* to do something with a new story-line. What a shame they didn't just faithfully adapt the damned novel.

Report This Oct 16, 2010
  • melbl8tr rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not very interesting - too long - doesn't really seem like a Bond film.

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well, this is it. My final Library dvd in Seattle......It's been wonderful. I'll miss all over this amazing free time. At age 51, just like the Moonraker goes in search of his dream.....I know I'll find you. 7/29/13 Mon. 6:18p. via Ballard Library.

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Report This Jan 12, 2014
  • Red_Sox rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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