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This was the first James Bond adventure produced after the success of Star Wars, so it jumped on the sci-fi bandwagon by combining the suave appeal of Agent 007 (once again played by Roger Moore) with enough high-tech hardware and special effects to make Luke Skywalker want to join Her Majesty's Secret Service. After the razzle-dazzle of The Spy Who Loved Me, this attempt to latch onto a trend proved to be a case of overkill, even though it brought back the steel-toothed villain Jaws (Richard Kiel) and scored a major hit at the box office. This time Bond is up against a criminal industrialist named Drax (Michel Lonsdale) who wants to control the world from his orbiting space station. In keeping with his well-groomed style, Bond thwarts this maniacal Neo-Hitler's scheme with the help of a beautiful, sleek-figured scientist (played by Lois Chiles with all the vitality of a department-store mannequin). There's a grand-scale climax involving space shuttles and ray guns, but despite the film's popular success, this is one Bond adventure that never quite gets off the launching pad. It's as if the caretakers of the James Bond franchise had forgotten that it's Bond--and not a barrage of gizmos and gadgets (including a land-worthy Venetian gondola)--that fuels the series' success. Despite Moore's passive performance (which Pauline Kael described as "like an office manager who is turning into dead wood but hanging on to collect his pension"), Moonraker had no problem attracting an appreciative audience, and there are even a few renegade Bond-philes who consider it one of their favorites. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Big James Bond fan, so always love these movies!! The quality was very good, and will enjoy this movie for years to comePublished 19 months ago by oddjob
James Bond Make No Mistake,the Picture is Fantastic on Blu-Ray Maybe Better, when it was in Theater
the Sound is Good Not Great...
Thanks again for the great price and service, guys. Everything was on time and in perfect order. Everything was first class!Published on April 20 2013 by Luc Durocher
it's James Bond. Always the best.One of the better movies in the series. always a lot of action 2 words requiredPublished on April 10 2013 by HOGG
One can never go wrong ordering a James Bond movie. The movie is great, the product arrived within a few days of the predicted date, and I'm very pleased with the movie and the... Read morePublished on Dec 7 2012 by Gary
It's the only James Bond movie i didn't own in either VHS or DVD and i enjoyed it even though Roger Moore
is not high on the list of 007 actors who've portrayed Bond.