FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (Theatrical Release USA 1981)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

For Your Eyes Only—
a James Bond/Roger Moore film—begins with the usual bang and ends with the girl. The film employs all the bells and whistles that we expect from a James Bond spy flick. It’s a home run for the Bond fan.

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James Bond (Roger Moore) places flowers on his wife’s grave, boards a helicopter, and starts a flight to Headquarters. A man in a remote-controlled wheel chair sends a fatal electrical shock through the helicopter pilot’s headset, takes remote control of the helicopter, and informs James Bond that he is about to get the thrill ride of his life. But, clever James Bond, of course, knows which wires to plug and unplug, regains control of the helicopter, flies one of the helicopter’s landing legs through the back of the wheel chair, carries the villain to a large cylindrical smoke stack, drops him into the smoke stack, and the show is off and running.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Glen for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Michael G. Wilson for making the film possible. Additional characters/casting include: Milos Columbo (Topol), Bibi Dahl (Lynn-Holly Johnson), Kristatos (Julian Glover), Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet), Q (Desmond Llewelyn), Minister of Defense (Geoffrey Keen), and Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film executes the typical James Bond style with flair, leaves the audience satisfied, and performs completely on par with expectations.

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Ben Meyers

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