Name: Moonraker
Year: 1979
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 126
Description: James Bond is back for another mission and this time, he is blasting off into space. A spaceship travelling through space is mysteriously hi-jacked and Bond must work quickly to find out who was behind it all. He starts with the rocket’s creators, Drax Industries and the man behind the organisation, Hugo Drax. On his journey he ends up meeting Dr. Holly Goodhead and encounters the metal-toothed Jaws once again.
Stars: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles and Michael Lonsdale
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Having James Bond films as a back-up plan when all the other films on TV are rubbish works every time. This one is derivative, yes, but I didn’t mind that at all. The villain, ending and bevvy of beauties (dixit audio-describer) were predictable, but still enjoyable. Really loved the Jaws subplot, he even spoke (three words)! Good humour throughout the film and really liked Chang’s primal cries as he’s fighting Bond.

And the score was not derivative. Very glad John Barry swapped the blaring trombones for more thoughtful and effective music.


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