I couldn’t remember the pre-credit sequence at all when it started. I finally vaguely remembered the cute little plane Bond escapes in when it appeared, but yeah. I was VERY hazy on what happens in most of this film. Actually, I’m still hazy on it. There’s a renegade Russian colonel who wants to start a war, there’s a fake Faberge egg which contained something he needs, there’s Louis Jordan doing his own thing, and Octopussy doing her own thing, and it all sort of ties together in India and Germany and for someone who love plots, I guess I really sort of tuned out of this one.
But that’s part of the problem with it. There’s nothing memorable here. There’s nothing really wrong with this movie, it is just heavy on the blah. The stunts in this one are far more exciting than the rest of it. The little plane escape in the beginning, a car chase through Indian streets, Bond gets hunted through the jungle by Louis Jordan on elephant back, there’s a fight on top of a moving train, and a fight on top of an airplane. This movie outdoes itself with the crazy action.
But I don't like any of the characters, and nothing grabs me here.
Favorite parts: Um... none? Okay, I like the pre-credits sequence. And I like the auction scene where Bond bids for the egg. And the train chase has its moments.
Theme song: My least favorite song so far, please make it go away
Credit sequence: Okay
Bond girl: I like the woman who helps Bond in the pre-credits sequence, don’t like anybody else
Bad guys: Do not like any of them
Overall personal rating: 1 out of 5