History Film / Octopussy

5th Jul '17 5:01:19 AM JamesAustin
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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Notoriously erratic in its placement.
** Part of the reason for that is that this is the only mass murder plot in the Bond franchise which is actually plausible. This was also during a very tense period of the Cold War when Reagan's military buildup gave NATO the advantage. Orlov is not a megalomaniac bent on world domination but rather a well-intentioned extremist who realizes that desperate times call for desperate measures and is legitimately trying to help his country. As a high ranking official he would have access to a nuclear warhead and the method in which it is smuggled in makes perfect sense. Likewise the fallout (pun intended) from a presumed accident would likely make NATO remove all nuclear warheads from Europe.

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* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Notoriously erratic in its placement.
** Part of the reason for that is that this
placement. This is the only mass murder plot in the Bond franchise which is actually plausible. This plausible (this was also during a very tense period of the Cold War when Reagan's military buildup gave NATO the advantage. advantage, and Orlov is not a megalomaniac bent on world domination but rather a well-intentioned extremist who realizes WellIntentionedExtremist who, in his rationale, considers that desperate times call for desperate measures and is thinks that with what he's doing, he's legitimately trying to help helping his country. As country; as a high ranking official official, he would have access to a nuclear warhead and the method in which it is smuggled in makes perfect sense. Likewise sense), but most of the fallout (pun intended) from time Bond approaches it with the same silliness common of other Moore-era Bond films. Even during the moments when he genuinely seems to take things seriously, such as the scene in which he defuses the bomb, the seriousness is brought down by other factors, in this scene, it's the fact that he's wearing a presumed accident would likely make NATO remove all nuclear warheads from Europe.clown costume.
24th Jun '17 3:18:42 AM LtFedora
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-->'''Gogol:''' NATO WILL COUNTERATTACK with ''nuclear weapons''!
-->'''Orlov:''' NEVER! The West is DECADENT and divided! It doesn't have the stomach to risk our ''atomic reprisals''!
23rd Apr '17 11:23:08 PM LtFedora
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* MayDecemberRomance: [[DownplayedTrope More like May-September]]. While still much younger than him, Octopussy is one of the few Bond girls too old to be his daughter (she's only 18 years his junior, as opposed to the whopping ''30'' that Carole Bouquet was in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', or that Tanya Roberts would be in ''Film/AViewToAKill''), especially in the Moore-era. It also helps that the actress had already played a Bond girl opposite Moore eight years earlier in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.

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* MayDecemberRomance: [[DownplayedTrope More like May-September]]. While still much younger than him, Octopussy is one of the few Bond girls too old to be his daughter (she's only 18 years his junior, as opposed to the whopping ''30'' that Carole Bouquet was in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'', or that what Tanya Roberts would be in ''Film/AViewToAKill''), especially in the Moore-era. It also helps that the actress had already played a Bond girl opposite Moore eight years earlier in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
31st Mar '17 4:48:44 PM KeithM
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: After Bond confronts Orlov about his plan and asserting [[spoiler: the detonation of a nuclear warhead on an American base]] will simply lead to the Americans and NATO retaliating, Orlov smiles and asks "Against who?" Thinking about the answer leads to Bond's OhCrap realization.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: After Bond confronts Orlov about his plan and asserting [[spoiler: the detonation of a nuclear warhead on an American base]] will simply lead to the Americans and NATO retaliating, Orlov smiles and asks "Against who?" whom?" Thinking about the answer leads to Bond's OhCrap realization.
31st Mar '17 4:43:19 PM KeithM
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: After Bond confronts Orlov about his plan and asserting [[spoiler: the detonation of a nuclear warhead on an American base]], will simply lead to the Americans and NATO retaliating, Orlov smiles and asks "Against who?" Thinking about the answer leads to Bond's OhCrap realization.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: After Bond confronts Orlov about his plan and asserting [[spoiler: the detonation of a nuclear warhead on an American base]], base]] will simply lead to the Americans and NATO retaliating, Orlov smiles and asks "Against who?" Thinking about the answer leads to Bond's OhCrap realization.
31st Mar '17 4:24:20 PM KeithM
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** Kamal and Gobinda have panicked looks on their faces for a moment when their getaway car meant to escape [[spoiler: the nuclear detonation]] doesn't start on the first try.
31st Mar '17 4:19:32 PM KeithM
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: After Bond confronts Orlov about his plan and asserting [[spoiler: the detonation of a nuclear warhead on an American base]], will simply lead to the Americans and NATO retaliating, Orlov smiles and asks "Against who?" Thinking about the answer leads to Bond's OhCrap realization.
26th Feb '17 11:23:46 AM rjd1922
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Despite the title, it has surprisingly little to do with [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a popular subject of Japanese pornography]].

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Despite the title, it has surprisingly little to do with [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles [[NaughtyTentacles a popular subject of Japanese pornography]].
26th Feb '17 8:17:52 AM CumbersomeTercel
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The unofficial Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', with SeanConnery, came out the same year. ''Octopussy'' grossed slightly more, and there hasn't been a Bond film from any company other than Eon Productions since.

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The unofficial Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', with SeanConnery, Creator/SeanConnery, came out the same year. ''Octopussy'' grossed slightly more, and there hasn't been a Bond film from any company other than Eon Productions since.
25th Jan '17 10:51:23 AM Premonition45
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* CallBack: Bond running on top of burning coals looks similar to how he ran on top of crocodiles at Kananga's farm in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''.
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