History YMMV / Moonraker

27th Sep '16 5:43:42 PM Saveelich
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: The scene where Bond disables the station's gravity is truly impressive when you bear in mind this was filmed pre-CGI. The scene features the largest number of weightless actors ever filmed (on wires).
29th Aug '16 4:45:22 PM JamesAustin
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* Asspull: The US military and Drax himself are able to launch fully-crewed and fully-fueled space shuttles into orbit in only a matter of hours. In truth, the space shuttle took an average six months of preparation before it could be launched, and even the most optimistic prospects for the program still called for several weeks of such work if multiple flights were to be worked into the span of a year.

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* Asspull: {{Asspull}}: The US military and Drax himself are able to launch fully-crewed and fully-fueled space shuttles into orbit in only a matter of hours. In truth, the space shuttle took an average six months of preparation before it could be launched, and even the most optimistic prospects for the program still called for several weeks of such work if multiple flights were to be worked into the span of a year.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** What, pray tell, is such a gorgeous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oieAo5NiYjc title song]] doing attached to [[SoBadItsGood this movie?!]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYw69v0GIaA Space Laser Battle track]] is also epic, though the battle accompanying it?
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IKahbz75xo Flight into Space]]" is truly magnificent.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The scene where Bond disables the station's gravity is truly impressive when you bear in mind this was filmed pre-CGI. The scene features the largest number of weightless actors ever filmed (on wires).
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: The Gondola chase scene, which has James piloting a hovercraft down the streets of Venice, to various {{Reaction Shot}}s, including a dog (with a "you gotta be kidding" expression), a pigeon (which double-takes), and a waiter who pours his patron's drink down his back in shock. It also has two NoMoreForMe gags, with a smoker and a wino tourist.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** What, pray tell, is such a gorgeous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oieAo5NiYjc title song]] doing attached to [[SoBadItsGood this movie?!]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYw69v0GIaA Space Laser Battle track]] is also epic, though the battle accompanying it?
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IKahbz75xo Flight into Space]]" is truly magnificent.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The scene where Bond disables the station's gravity is truly impressive when you bear in mind this was filmed pre-CGI. The scene features the largest number of weightless actors ever filmed (on wires).
* CrowningMomentOfFunny:
SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: The Gondola chase scene, which has James piloting a hovercraft down the streets of Venice, to various {{Reaction Shot}}s, including a dog (with a "you gotta be kidding" expression), a pigeon (which double-takes), and a waiter who pours his patron's drink down his back in shock. It also has two NoMoreForMe gags, with a smoker and a wino tourist.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** What, pray tell, is such a gorgeous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oieAo5NiYjc title song]] doing attached to [[SoBadItsGood this movie?!]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYw69v0GIaA Space Laser Battle track]] is also epic, though the battle accompanying it?
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IKahbz75xo Flight into Space]]" is truly magnificent.
tourist.



* Narm: ''Jaws falling in love''.

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* Narm: ''Jaws falling SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: The scene where Bond disables the station's gravity is truly impressive when you bear in mind this was filmed pre-CGI. The scene features the largest number of weightless actors ever filmed (on wires).
* {{Narm}}: Jaws ''falling
in love''.



* VillainDecay:
** Jaws, who was an unstoppable murder-machine in the ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', while already being treated as a comic relief in that film due to DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength and his [[MadeOfIron ridiculous ability to survive]]; falls in love here and even pulls a HeelFaceTurn at the end.
*** The writers were reluctant to give Jaws a love interest in this film (or at least, a love interest like Dolly), but Richard Kiel fought for it. When people said it was silly that Jaws would have such a diminutive girlfriend, he retorted that [[RealityIsUnrealistic his own wife was exactly the same height]].
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Now ''that'' is a space station. Incidentally, it was the last set built for the Bond films by Ken Adam, who was production designer since ''Dr. No'', and boy, did he leave on a high note.

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* VillainDecay:
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VillainDecay: Jaws, who was an unstoppable murder-machine in the ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', while already being treated as a comic relief in that film due to DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength and his [[MadeOfIron ridiculous ability to survive]]; falls in love here and even pulls a HeelFaceTurn at the end.
*** The
end. In the love interest part at least, the writers were reluctant to give Jaws a love interest in this film (or at least, a love interest like Dolly), but Richard Kiel fought for it. When people said it was silly that Jaws would have such a diminutive girlfriend, he retorted that [[RealityIsUnrealistic his own wife was exactly the same height]].
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: VisualEffectsOfAwesome:
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Now ''that'' is a space station. Incidentally, it was the last set built for the Bond films by Ken Adam, who was production designer since ''Dr. No'', and boy, did he leave on a high note.
23rd Aug '16 11:11:30 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* Asspull: The US military and Drax himself are able to launch fully-crewed and fully-fueled space shuttles into orbit in only a matter of hours. In truth, the space shuttle took an average six months of preparation before it could be launched, and even the most optimistic prospects for the program still called for several weeks of such work if multiple flights were to be worked into the span of a year.
16th Aug '16 8:31:31 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Bond is placed in a centrifuge that can test the durability of potential astronauts against a g-force of up to twenty gs, which Dr. Goodhead remarks would be fatal. In actuality, Air Force Colonel John Stapp had set the record for a human's sustainability against g-forces of up to 46 gs in ''1954'', twenty-five years before ''Moonraker'' was released.
13th Aug '16 1:39:18 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* Narm: ''Jaws falling in love''.


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** All the shots of the astronauts floating in zero-g. This film is the record holder for the largest number of invisible hanging wires to be used in a single scene.
** The laser battle aboard the space station. Not quite up there with ''Star Wars'' but it still makes for an impressive climax.
12th Aug '16 10:47:51 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Jaws crashing into a circus tent.
1st Mar '16 7:19:59 AM k410ren
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** ''The doubletaking pigeon''.

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** ''The doubletaking pigeon''. Also qualifies at StockFootageFailure.
9th Jan '16 5:10:31 PM mlsmithca
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* ParvumOpus: Outside of being financially successful, this is considered one of the weakest Bond films made so far by EON, making it a contender for this as well as for Moore's weakest film.
18th Dec '15 2:28:05 PM LtFedora
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** We have a shot of Moonraker 6 on approach to the station, then docks, then a few seconds later we have a view of the station and the shuttle is not docked again from a recycled shot.
14th Dec '15 2:34:28 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Though his plan is smaller in scale than [[Film/{{Moonraker}} his film counterpart's]], Creator/IanFleming's original version of Sir Hugo Drax is no less vile. Born "Hugo von der Drache" in Germany and an avid fan of [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]], Drax ran undercover missions against Britain for the Reich until he was mistakenly wounded by his own side and nursed back to health by the British. Stealing the identity of a MIA soldier with a similar name and feigning amnesia, Drax murdered the first rich man he could find after leaving the hospital for startup money and began plotting to avenge UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's defeat. Using his family's holdings in rare metals, Drax paid out of his own pocket to design the Moonraker, a state-of-the-art nuclear missile meant to defend Britain from the Russians, with Drax's philanthropy elevating him to a national hero. The only problem was, the missile was set to destroy London on its first test firing with a real atomic bomb. When Drax describes the intended death toll for this catastrophe to him, Bond (a hardened killer himself) is left almost catatonic. Other crimes include running a motorist off the road and over a cliff due to the mere possibility he might've been a spy, and having people tortured for information with welding torches. For Drax, the mere destruction of their greatest city was not enough; he made himself into the British people's greatest hero [[HopeCrusher just so their collective spirits would be crushed]] when the nuke hit.

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* CompleteMonster: Though his plan is smaller in scale than [[Film/{{Moonraker}} his film counterpart's]], Creator/IanFleming's original version of Sir Hugo Drax is no less vile. Born "Hugo von der Drache" in Germany and an avid fan of [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Drax ran undercover missions against Britain for the Reich until he was mistakenly wounded by his own side and nursed back to health by the British. Stealing the identity of a MIA soldier with a similar name and feigning amnesia, Drax murdered the first rich man he could find after leaving the hospital for startup money and began plotting to avenge UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's defeat. Using his family's holdings in rare metals, Drax paid out of his own pocket to design the Moonraker, a state-of-the-art nuclear missile meant to defend Britain from the Russians, with Drax's philanthropy elevating him to a national hero. The only problem was, the missile was set to destroy London on its first test firing with a real atomic bomb. When Drax describes the intended death toll for this catastrophe to him, Bond (a hardened killer himself) is left almost catatonic. Other crimes include running a motorist off the road and over a cliff due to the mere possibility he might've been a spy, and having people tortured for information with welding torches. For Drax, the mere destruction of their greatest city was not enough; he made himself into the British people's greatest hero [[HopeCrusher just so their collective spirits would be crushed]] when the nuke hit.
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