After recovering a microchip from the body of a colleague in Russia, British secret agent James Bond discovers that the technology has the potential for sinister applications.
Investigating further, Bond is led to Max Zorin, the head of Zorin Industries.
Soon 007 faces off against the villainous Zorin and his tough Amazonian bodyguard, May Day, who are scheming to cause massive destruction that will eliminate the competition.........
Yes, the film makes absolutely no sense at all (Zorin Wants to destroy Silicon Valley, because of competition, the Valley only manufactures micro-chips, it doesn't sell them, and the sub-plot about horses has nothing whatsoever to do with the film), but it's still enjoyable as a guilty pleasure.
And if like me, your a Bond fanatic, it has one of the best scores Barry has done, and Walken is a wonderful Bond Villain.
But then there are the negatives, Moore is far too old to play Bond, he even states this in several interviews, location wise it's the least glamorous, and Grace Jones, well, she. Should have just kept her mouth shut and be a silent hench-person, she's stunning and scary to look at, but as soon as she speaks, it takes you away from the film.
Walken, as I be said before, is brilliant, psychotic and clever, a literal experiment with nothing to lose, could he be Bonds Joker? There are certainly times when he has Joker- esque tendencies, especially his laugh before he takes his final drop.
It's just a shame that the middle of the film is just so saggy, Tanya Roberts is okay as a Bond girl, but she screams way too much, and its almost as if you can leave the film once May-Day jumps off the Eiffel Tower, and return just after Zorin has massacred his crew.
The final battle is pretty breathtaking, but it's over too quickly, which is a shame, because the cinematography is stunning.
So all in all, it's not Moore's poorest effort, that lies with Octopussy, the Duran Duran Theme is the best Bond song ever, and there is a strange sound effect where Moore goes 'oooooooooohhhhhh!!' And it's used at least six times.
It's better than you remember....