Monday, September 29, 2008

Bond 09: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Director: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Herve Villechaize

More Info: IMDB

Tagline: He never misses his target, and now his target is 007.

Plot: Bond is led to believe that he is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin and must hunt him down to stop him.

My Rating: 9/10

Would I watch it again? Duh

This is one of the most underrated Bond pictures. It gets poo poo'd a lot and for what reasons I don't know. I love that Lee is the villain. He was born for it. He brings class and a nasty sinister edge that you don't see in some of the others. He's a badass and you can believe that he's capable of bringing Bond down.


He fails


As is typical in most Bond pictures there are some great action sequences and one standout car stunt pulling a 360 in the air. After 30 years it's still a remarkable achievement. If they'd just remove that annoying fucking slide whistle as it goes up and down then that would edge this film closer to a perfect 10.

I love this film and easily place it among the best of the lot. The humor is kept minimal compared to the next couple of films. It's more believable than some and the plot twist with Scaramanga and who brings him together with Bond is nicely handled. There's a more clever plot here than some and it's a shame it's not as appreciated more.

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