{2/5} “Mr. Bond. You defy all my attempts to plan an amusing death for you.”

Moonraker, released in 1979

The space shuttle Moonraker has been highjacked in midair while en route to the UK — James Bond must find out what happened to it. He starts by visiting Drax Industries in California, where the shuttle was made. When Bond is almost killed he knows something is not right but he doesn’t know exactly what Drax is up to. He discovers Dr. Goodhead who works for Drax is a CIA agent so they decide to work together.

The opening sequence is great, in which Bond is pushed out a plane without a parachute.

There are some fabulous locations including Venice, Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon jungle, and (seemingly) Earth orbit.

This is the silliest movie in the series up to this point. Roger Moore does his best, but he doesn’t have much to work with.

Jaws, the man with the metal teeth, returns — he’s now working for Drax for some reason.

Stars Lois Chiles and Michael Lonsdale. Directed by Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me). The music is by John Barry — some parts are more inspired than others.

This is probably the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

I previously reviewed The Spy Who Loved Me.

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