This is a great Bond movie and Im sick of pretending it isnt. Fun setting. Great pacing. Amazing stunts

This is a great Bond movie and I’m sick of pretending it isn’t.

Fun setting
Great pacing
Amazing stunts
Detective Bond going from place to place piecing things together (sneaky Bond is always great)
80s aesthetic
Rare US setting
Christopher Walken
Classic theme song

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's great but it could have used more Walken. Good Bond girl.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's no way he could still be standing there. She's clearly lost her footing entirely, and is dead weight pulling him off. his left foot is so far over the "edge" of the tube that it's not gonna provide any stability.
    They should be falling to their deaths, as is the custom on that gay bridge.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Come on. If Sir Connery could walk ladder like that, there is no way that Mr. Moore had any kind of trouble.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he was 57 when they made that movie. dude probably needed a walker and had it airbrushed out.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah but the hands are so much better!

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rock salt.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's fun. Second best Bond theme as well. But at this point Moore is clearly too old for the role.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's good but should've had Brosnan, not Dalton. Brosnan with the 80's neon aesthetic and young villain would've been a cinematic classic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's good but should've had Brosnan, not Dalton
      It's Roger Moore

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll take it over Craigslop.

    Christopher Walken and the theme song elevate it a lot.

    Think I prefer Moonraker, but it's easily better than Octopussy.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Loved the cop chase and Walken going full postal at workplace

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not just the theme, the score is great in general

    This one and TLD are John Barry's last Bond soundtracks, and he knocked it out of the park
    But yeah, the movie is my guilty pleasure, the biggest downsides are the annoying Bond girl and Moore himself being old

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    80's Bond movies had such a comfy feeling and aesthetic. The Cold War boiling over definitely enhanced them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      all of the 80s Bond movies are better than any Bond movie from any other decade
      John Glen is the Bill Oakley/Josh Weinstein of Bond

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Moore is far too old for the role (made even more apparent by the work he has done), and unliked the previous two entries there is no attempt to incorporate Moore's age. If you switch out Moore with Brosnan or Dalton then the film does not get that improved. The plot is a uninspired and a non improved upon rehash of Goldfinger. The Nazi genetic element adds nothing, was dated even for the era, and is just plain silly rather than fun camp silly. The US setting is nothing new for the franchise, and is hardly exotic for either core American or British audiences. The action is lacklustre in both set pieces and execution. Stacey is bland and forgettable - one of, if not the, worse Bond girls. Walken as an actor and Zorin as a character are wasted - it seems like a missed opportunity not to lean into the dynamic of a younger villain and older hero. I find it nice seeing Patrick Macnee however, that is down to meta-knowledge of The Avengers (Blackman and Rigg being his co-stars in it) that audiences even at the time were not guaranteed to have and the majority now not have now. The best things in the film is the music (both song and score) and Grace Jones as May Day.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >only one reply mentioning Grace Jones
      Her and Christopher Walken are the only things I even remember about this movie. Walken felt out of place but at least he's fun by default. Grace Jones fit in perfectly with the franchise. Bond thrives with weird people to play off of.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Rare US setting
    Not sure you can say that. AVTAK was the 14th film. Of the previous 13 3 had taken place in America, so 23% of films up until then had. The reason why the US is 'rare', especially as time went by, is because they realized it was not exotic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing says "Exotic" quite like rural Kentucky in Goldfinger.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At that point they are only 3 films in. Through Dr. No to Thunderball there is a clear development of the building blocks of the formula and what the franchise will become known for. Hence
        >especially as time went by

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Since that is where Fort Knox is they can't really do the plot without setting it in Kentucky.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's actually 4. Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, and Moonraker.

      what was the last movie to have a meaningful portion of the movie set in the US? Not just a scene, but upwards of 20% of the movie?

      AVTAK

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what was the last movie to have a meaningful portion of the movie set in the US? Not just a scene, but upwards of 20% of the movie?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The last time Bond was in the US is Casino Royale in Miami. Before that you also have in in Florida in LTK. Both though are nowhere near 20% nor meaningful to the plot or identity of the film, for that the answer is AVTAK.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The US is becoming shitty and dangerous enough that maybe they could make a future bond movie set in the US. Something to do with cartels, idk. Hard to imagine any sort of believable doomsday scenario they could pull off though, maybe smuggling a nuke in, doesn't seem quite up to bond tier stakes though.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >cartels
          LTK most obviously and for all intents and purposes LLD
          >maybe smuggling a nuke in
          Basically the ending of Thunderball

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you pretend it wasn't? Who have you been trying to appease? You pathetic homosexual.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its just like Diamonds are Forever.
    Its technically bad, but still very enjoyable and well made.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even with the poorly dated effects, this is still a classic Bond montage

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cinemaphile contrarianism is out of control. AVTAK is easily a bottom 5 Bond movie.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no
      >NTTD
      >Spectre
      >OHMSS
      >Man With Golden Gun
      >Die Another Day
      are bottom 5

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All of the Moore Bonds are excellent with one exception, Moonraker, which is still is a solid and entertaining flick

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Man With the Golden Gun is his worst one for me. Not even Christopher Lee can save it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I adore Golden Gun, one of my top 3 Bond films. Incredible locations and indoor sets, Moore at his meanest, awesome evil midget butler Nick Nack who imo outshines Lee as Scaramanga. I also love the Bond girls, Goodnight is overly shat on, she's fun and hot. Plus there's Andrea Anders who is sympathetic, interesting and tragic. And while I found Sheriff Pepper semi-annoying in LALD, I thought he was pretty funny in Golden Gun and added to the experience. 10/10

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nick Nack is sadly underutilized, I don't think he even kills anyone in the film but yeah overall I think it's my favourite Moore film

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The best ones are set on cute little Caribbean islands like LALD :3

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favourite Moore film

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love it

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Max Zorin is by far the most unhinged and psychotic Bond villain in my opinion. Christopher Walken absolutely crushed the role.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      True. Him massacring all those workers was probably the most heinous thing a Bond villain has done on screen.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know about most. There is a lot of dark things done by Bond villains. Drax in Moonraker sets dogs to chase down and rip apart a woman. Sanchez has has a man's heart cut out and then whips his mistress, later in the film he has Felix Leiter's wife raped & murdered and then Leiter's leg bitten off by a shark.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think you mean
          >>we gave her a nice honNNneeeymoooOOoon

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what a view
    >…to a kill
    Anyways, the first half is garbage and second half is kino

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I do enjoy a snow chase in Bond films

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not a Bond gay but I thought I knew all the titles through cultural osmosis. Maybe not being able to name them all, but they would all ring a bell if I heard them. Never, ever, ever heard of this one before.

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