This time out Bond gets embroiled in a plot that mixes jewelry smuggling, forgery, a pro-femme cult lead by the titular Octopussy (which has a major thing for octopuses), and a plan to end detente and take down all NATO forces/countries.
There's a lot going on in this, and, while I can't fault them for ambition, it gets rather muddled and hard to follow at times. This one is also fairly long, and really feels that way too, featuring several scenes that often go on longer than needed.
There's also a number of silly cheesy moments that did nothing for me, not least of which includes Bond hiding in both gorilla and clown costumes, and an eye rolling nod to Tarzan.
There are some good sequences though, like a fun train fight and the climactic battle on a plane, but overall, this is a largely dull affair. Moore wanted this to be his last Bond film, and you can tell as he looks bored, but he was roped into one more after this, and that one is almost even more uninspired than this, though not as silly.
This one does have its moments, but in the end proves to be really kinda dumb and forgettable.
The title of this movie is provocative enough... hehehe. But that doesnt take the shine of the thrills of the classic Bond series... the trademark action scenes and Bond style is evident by veteran director John Glen, responsible for 5 007 flicks and credited on 3 more.
Guns, knives, beautiful women by the dozens and veteran International star Kabir Bedy as the ruthless henchman Gobina. Cars, planes, the entire movie is a classic Bond fest. Enjoy.
Vijay: Is he still there?
Q: You must be joking! Double-0 seven on an island populated exclusively by women? We won't see him till dawn!
Almost a Temple of Doom rip in places and with a similar big bearded baddie henchman....pretty lame.
What more can I say? OCTOPUSSY is skillfully made and astonishingly thrilling from its breathtaking precredits sequence to the very end. Nobody does it better!!
Moore delivers one of his best potrayels of Fleming's super spy...