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2.0 out of 5 stars Moore is less, 24 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: The Spy Who Loved Me [DVD] [1977] (DVD)
I've just about finished my set of Bond movies (the only one I have to get now is Skyfall), and have come to the conclusion that Roger Moore is the worst Bond out of all those who have played the character.

He cannot act, with the exception of his eyebrow of course, he cannot punch with any conviction and he certainly cannot kiss - or so says my partner who has watched these films with me. I'm not looking at him during those scenes since that would be too gut turning - I'm rather more focussed on the female figure.

His shortcomings aside, I utterly dislike the pathetic attempts at humour that littered those films during his tenure. While admittedly much of this was down to the scriptwriters and producers (Broccoli himself admitted they had gone too far after Moonraker), I find the Moore films far too tame, weak, embarrassing and so unconvincing its untrue.

The Spy Who Loved Me did though have some good moments and I actually did laugh genuinely at his quip to Barbara Bach during her attempts to get a van in gear - "does it play any other tunes?"

Jaws would have been an excellent villain if not for the fact he must be the most incompetent 'killer' of all. The number of times he's asked to kill Bond and fails.... why employ the fool? There's too much slapstick involved with him, too.

I did like the submarine-swallowing tanker; that was a big plus. The car going underwater was a great idea too although how practical it is I don't know.... but continuity had a slip-up when filming the sea around the lair of Stromberg. One minute is is a shallow Caribbean-type, the next its a deep sea scene.

Better than Moonraker, but as part of the franchise not a memorable one.
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