The Spy Who Loved Me

We’ll be writing reviews about current movies as well as some older flicks that you may want to check out (or avoid).

I was born in ’68, so I didn’t really get into TV and movies until the ’70s. At that point, Roger Moore was the guy playing Bond. So I kind of started my Bond experience with him and discovered Sean Connery a little later.

To me, this film is the what I would consider the epitome of what makes a Bond film. It has everything – the gadgets, the classic villain vying for world domination, the babes, Bond getting out of impossible situations, and of course the classic Bond ending. It’s constructed with the usual Bond blueprint as far as the storyline goes, but it’s really well executed and I find that I don’t care that it’s got the classic blueprint because it’s done so well.

Moore is a bit more of a suave Bond versus Daniel Craig’s present day Bond (which I’ll review later). While he may not be as tough as Craig, Roger Moore etches his own place in history playing Bond as suave, smart, and able to hold his own in a fight regardless of his polite mannerisms.

If you’re exploring the Bond films, I would highly recommend this as the strongest in the Roger Moore-era of the series.