For Your Eyes Only Movie Review
Roger Moore takes to the screen once again as everyone's favorite British Agent, this time trying to keep a decoding device out of Russian hands.
For Your Eyes Only starts out with the demise of that bald guy in a wheelchair. We never do see his face, and this quick and rather cheesy conclusion to his reign of movies seems a little abrupt and hasty, as if the producers just decided to screw his storyline altogether. Oh well. The rest of the movie kicks ass.
For Your Eyes Only isn't the smartest movie, but it is one of Bond's most action-packed adventures. There's underwater adventure, skiing, car chases, motorcycle chases, gunfights, rock climbing, and crossbow action. The final action scene is truly suspenseful, even though I've seen this movie a good twenty times.
As far as Bond girls go, this movie has my favorite one so far, her name being Carole Bouquet. Not only is she extremely attractive, but she kicks ass with the crossbow. Of course, there's an annoying one as well, that being the young ice skater who just goes around whining and trying to seduce Bond.
For Your Eyes Only does have small flaws, but nothing major. One of the larger bad guys, who is an excellent skier and shooter, suddenly looses his ability to aim when he is trying to shoot Bond, and also slips on a rather easy hill. There are some other things that the director took liberties in to get Bond out of tight situations, but that's no big deal.
For Your Eyes Only is one of my favorite Bond movies. It is action-packed to the bone.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.