Quick Verdict: Who said Bond was a Saint?
So it was out with the old, and in with the………… older? Live and let die introduces us to a new Bond, played by Roger Moore. Amazingly Roger is in fact three years older than Sean Connery, but you wouldn’t know it to look at them.
This was to be the beginning of a new era for the James Bond franchise. Bond had given up his pursuit of Spectre, (mainly due to off screen legal disputes) he’d become a revolving door of one liners and he would never get a scratch on him in a fight. Okay that’s a slight exaggeration, but you get the idea.
Bond is sent to stop a heroin ring run by the evil Kananga. James spends most of the film Stateside again, this time taking in the sights of New York and New Orleans. The film studio really made it clear this was a new Bond. It was exciting, it had a different feel to previous Bonds, and thankfully was a breath of fresh air compared to Diamonds Are Forever.
The action is fantastic, the storyline is new, Jane Seymour is amazing as Solitaire and Yaphet Kotto is a fiendish villan. To top this all off you have one of the greatest theme songs in Wings, Live And Let Die.
A return to form. I can’t wait to see what Roger Moore does next.
- Best Gadget – The watch. That thing can even cut a rope.
- Quote – ‘Don’t worry darling, it’s just a small hat, belonging to a man of limited means, who lost a fight with a chicken.’
- Favourite moment – Either the Bus chase, or the speedboat chase. Both equally exciting.