Octopussy **1/2


“Octopussy” is about what you would expect from the James Bond series since Roger Moore took over the title role.  The acting and dialogue are all pretty absurd, as if all the actors are in on the joke.  This is probably one of the better efforts in the Moore series.  The action is pretty solid this time around, with a few exciting stunts and fights, but overall I still found it to be a pretty hollow enterprise.

This time Bond must investigate the murder of a fellow agent who was clutching a priceless Faberge egg at the time of his death. The trail leads to the mysterious Octopussy, whose traveling circus features a company of luscious, athletic women. Bond and Octopussy share a passionate affection, but soon 007 discovers that the elegant Kamal Khan is working with a mad Russian officer to hurl mankind into World War III!

As Bond tries to stop the nightmarish scheme, his exploits will include a riveting chase through the streets of India, a deadly brawl on top of a speeding train, and a breathtaking midair knife fight on an airplane wing.  But in the end, the ridiculousness of the Roger Moore saga is evident as Bond goes undercover as a clown to find a nuclear bomb that is going to be detonated at the circus.


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