Maybe this has been cvovered in an earlier thread, I don't know. I am gonna just "run it up the flagpole and see who slautes it."
I see alll the apprecialtion for certain films , I have even seen an appreciation thread for the universally despised DAD, Howefer I don't recall seeing one for my most despical film in the series: MOONRAKER.
Despite all the hate I have to dump on this entry I did find some things enjoyable.
1. Great locations
2. The PTS
3. Villian Chang and the final fight with Bond
4. the centrifudge
They took good advantage of the locations and you did have a feeling of "being there"
I consider the PTS to be one of the best if not the best in the Bond series. Even the over the top joke at the end with Jaws flapping his wings like a pathetic chicken and landing on the circus tent did not ruin this suspense filled scene. and yes, those were real stuntmen performing a real stunt.
That fight between Bond and Chang in that glass factory was supreb.
Seeing Moore in that Cengtrifudge was one of the few time that he actually looked lost and scared in a Bond film.
That being said MR has so much that drags the film down.
The over reliance on slapstick. Despite the fact that the film is a reworking of the previous TSWLM, the humor and suspense found equal balance in that effort. MR just had too much emphasis on the comedic elements. Even Jaws is messed up here.
Lois Chiles is the most boring and worst excuse for a Bond girl. At least Halle Berry and Denise Richards were good to look at but not Lois. She actually auditioned for the role of Anya in TSWLM. Maybe Cubby felt sorry for her missing out on the earlier film and took pity onher sorry ass.
Hugo Drax. He was the most boring and dull villian in the series. Lonsdale's performance just fell FLAT as a pancake. Only reason I did not fall asleep watching him was because I was too busy shaking my head at this riduculous movie. the head shaking kept me from dozing off.