TMWTGG is one of the most maligned Bond films and before watching this, I was expecting to give it a 4. To my surprise, it’s getting higher than that and I think it’s need a re-evaluation.
Certain elements in this film, namely Mary Goodnight and J W Pepper (why?), are rightly pilloried, but these are relatively small elements in what is an enjoyable film if taken in the right spirit. The action scenes are mostly great, there’s a lot of humour and Roger Moore is on fine form. Not only that, he’s playing off Christopher Lee and the late Hervé Villechaize, both of whom are great in this. The plot is better than I’d expected, all in all.
I enjoyed this as much as Live and Let Die, so it has to get: