When fanatical Soviet General Orlov (Steven Berkoff) devises a plan to detonate a nuclear bomb on a West German U.S. Air Force Base, by stealing valuable jewels from the Kremlin and selling them to aristocratic smuggler Kamal Kahn (Louis Jordan), which in turn will use his business partner, Octopussy's (Maud Adams) traveling circus to get the bomb onto the base, and blow it up, which would lead to the U.S. pulling it's forces out of Western Europe, and then the Soviets would be able to take over. 007 is sent in after 009 shows up dead at the British Embassy in East Germany holding a Faberge egg.
Roger Moore is starting to look a little old in this one, but at least this Bond Girl (Maud Adams) is roughly his age. Louis Jordan gives a wonderful performance as 007's top villian. And the locations are spectacular, they make India look like a wonderful place to visit.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It's well done, but the plot is a little over-complicated overall, and it does lead to a fairly over the top and ridiculous ending that will probably have you disengaged by the time it's over.
VERDICT: 'Octopussy' is a whole lot better than it's name, and probably doesn't get enough credit because people just remember the OTT last act. It's good stuff, but it may have been time for Moore to go...
These films are going downhill. Sure it has some good action scenes but it's getting repetitive and predictable. I hope one of the next films will cover the flaws with great action and plenty of cool characters.