THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (Theatrical Release UK 1977)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

The Spy Who Loved Me—another James Bond movie classic—follows the same storyline that we expect from this genre. It capitulates on the talents of Roger Moore, shows places (like Egypt) in a most spectacular way, and captivates viewer attention with rapid-fire images of high technology, fancy cars, and quick action scenes. Kudos to Director Lewis Gilbert for keeping the Bond tradition intact.

Storyline

The movie starts with ordinary, life-on-a-submarine scenes and quickly moves to the not-so-ordinary as the submarine starts vibrating. The alert sounds, crew run to man their posts, and the submarine disappears. The best Russian agent for the job is Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach). The best English agent for the job is, of course, James Bond (Roger Moore) who is immediately withdrawn from an Austrian mission to his new assignment.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Lewis Gilbert for directing efforts. Thank you to Producers Albert R. Broccoli and William P. Cartlidge for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Curd Jürgens (Karl Stromberg), Richard Kiel (Jaws), Bernard Lee (M), and Desmond Llewelyn (Q).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The James Bond fan will not be disappointed.

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