A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
James Bond's mission is to find out who has been smuggling diamonds, which are not re-appearing. He adopts another identity in the form of Peter Franks. He joins up with Tiffany Case, and acts as if he is smuggling the diamonds, but everyone is hungry for these diamonds. He also has to avoid Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, the dangerous couple who do not leave anyone in their way. Ernst Stavro Blofeld isn't out of the question. He may have changed his looks, but is he linked with the heist? And if he is, can Bond finally defeat his ultimate enemy. Written by
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[tossing Japanese man around]
Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
Cai... Cai... Cairo!
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DAF is one of the weakest, laziest movies in the franchise.
For a start, where is the action? Apart from a good close quarters
punch up in a lift, there is hardly any. What remains is lacking in
energy and played mainly for laughs. 007 beaten up by two acrobatic
women - until he just holds them underwater in a swimming pool. An
awful slapstick car-trashing chase in Vegas. And the big finale is
anything but. We have a few of Blofled's henchmen fighting a few
helicopters. Bond does almost nothing except swing Blofeld's escape pod
around with a crane.
Which brings us to another point - this is without doubt the least
serious Bond movie ever. It is borderline comedy throughout, clearly
influenced by the likes of The Man from UNCLE and the Batman TV show.
Blofeld dresses in drag at one stage. Most of the supporting characters
are comic relief. The sinister henchmen, Wint and Kidd, would stand out
in any other movie due to their extreme black humour, but here they are
just wasted. Jill St John's Tiffany Case is amongst the worst Bond
girls, silly and helpless.
We even see Q - in Vegas - cheating on a slot machine.
At least Connery is back right? Wrong. He's clearly on set, but equally
clearly thinking about his next round of golf. Even his delivery of
'Bond, James Bond' is awful. He isn't helped by some awful costume
decisions, including a brown tweed suit, and a pink (!) tie. Connery's
huge payout for this film means everything else looks cheaper than
before; by the climax you have embarrassing helicopter explosions,
clearly animated, that would have been superbly detailed model shots in
previous (and later) movies.
There is virtually nothing good to say about Diamonds. The film is so
lacking in energy or excitement that only the plot manages to pull it
along. It's a series of weird and comedic scenes that hardly feel like
a Bond movie in any way, and it's hard to believe this came after On
Her Majesty's Sceret Service. The film scrimps so much on the action
that you are left watching a bizarre, parallel universe version of Bond
where nothing remotely Bond-ish seems to happen. It feels almost like a
live-action version of a Saturday morning Bond cartoon, watered down
for the kids (Bond never even uses his gun).
Two plus points; Shirey Bassey's theme tune is superbly atmospheric and
mysterious. Jill St John is very sexy. That's it. Connery came back,
the director of Goldfinger came back, and the result was this farce.
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