Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flick Pick: For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only
(United Artists, 1981)

In a welcome return from the outlandish comic book cartoonish aspects of Moonraker, and the unkillable Jaws villain, the producers set out to bring back a more believable Bond with this go before things got completely out of hand, and they largely succeeded. Long time second unit director and editor of the series John Glen was promoted to director starting in this film, resulting in some of the best action sequences and stunts in the series, and clearly hearkening back to the early days of the series from beginning to end. Despite his advancing years, Moore continued to be the unflappable Bond, and this is one of his best turns in the role. 

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