History YMMV / Moonraker

3rd Sep '17 11:49:19 AM 177624601
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* HilariousInHindsight: One of the actors considered for Drax was James Mason. Had he taken the role, it would be just like playing [[Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]] again, only IN SPACE AND WITH BOND!

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One of the actors considered for Drax was James Mason. Had he taken the role, it would be just like playing [[Film/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea Captain Nemo]] again, only IN SPACE AND WITH BOND!BOND!
** A space-themed adventure in an otherwise non-sci-fi series featuring a guy named [[Film/GuardiansoftheGalaxy Drax.]] [[Film/GuardiansoftheGalaxyvol2 Hmmm...]]
3rd Jul '17 11:03:33 AM OlfinBedwere
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* TheScrappy: Holly Goodhead isn't as actively despised as some of the Bond Girls who would come after her, but she's often considered the dullest, least interesting Bond Girl in the entire series. A common criticism is that she has literally no impact on the plot after her abduction in Rio, other than providing someone for Bond to exposit to and then make out with at the end, whereas even the more widely hated Bond Girls at least did ''something'' in the climaxes of their respective films.

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* TheScrappy: Holly Goodhead isn't as actively despised as some of the Bond Girls who would come after her, but she's often considered the dullest, least interesting Bond Girl in the entire series. A common criticism is that she has literally virtually no impact on the plot after her abduction in Rio, other than providing someone for Bond to exposit to and then make out with at the end, whereas even the more widely hated Bond Girls at least did ''something'' in the climaxes of their respective films.
3rd Jul '17 11:02:27 AM OlfinBedwere
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* TheScrappy: Holly Goodhead isn't as actively despised as some of the Bond Girls who would come after her, but she's often considered the dullest, least interesting Bond Girl in the entire series. A common criticism is that she has literally no impact on the plot after her abduction in Rio, other than providing someone for Bond to exposit to and then make out with at the end, whereas even the more widely hated Bond Girls at least did ''something'' in the climaxes of their respective films.
10th Jun '17 8:48:02 PM Angeldeb82
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* CriticalDissonance[=/=]CriticProof: This movie is widely regarded as one of the worst Bond movies, if not ''the'' worst, but it was the highest grossing film in the franchise until ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'' was released. In fact, ''Moonraker'' tends to receive worse reviews ''now'' than it did at release, where some critics accustomed to the sci-fi craze marked it highly - ''The New York Times'' even called it the equal of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''!

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* CriticalDissonance[=/=]CriticProof: This movie is widely regarded as one of the worst Bond movies, if not ''the'' worst, but it was the highest grossing film in the franchise until ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'' ''Film/GoldenEye'' was released. In fact, ''Moonraker'' tends to receive worse reviews ''now'' than it did at release, where some critics accustomed to the sci-fi craze marked it highly - ''The New York Times'' even called it the equal of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''!



* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: This movie's gotten a lot of criticism for essentially being a rehash of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.

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* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: ItsTheSameNowItSucks: This movie's gotten a lot of criticism for essentially being a rehash of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.



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31st May '17 7:06:12 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: This movie's gotten a lot of criticism for essentially being a rehash of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
20th May '17 5:44:26 PM DrOO7
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* ToughActToFollow: As if this movie's flaws weren't enough, it's coming on the heels of what's considered one of best of the Moore era, if not ''the'' best, and certainly one of the best in the series.
12th Apr '17 2:45:37 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* {{Sequelitis}}: It is widely considered one of the most ridiculous Bond films.
* SoBadItsGood: For all the problems this film has, it certainly isn't boring.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: It is widely considered Some consider it one of the most ridiculous worst Bond films.
films (see LoveItOrHateIt above), in which case it certainly qualifies.
* SoBadItsGood: For all the problems this film has, even the ones who think it's awful acknowledge it certainly isn't boring.
4th Feb '17 11:54:21 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Equally egregious is Drax deploying an entire space station, larger than anything to have existed in reality without attracting the attention of the world below. Such a feat would have required perhaps ''dozens'' of launches in seeing all the components eventually assembled, and the station's radar jamming system certainly would not have covered for these. Further compounding this absurd scenario is no apparent interference caused by the station's orbit to the world's expansive network of telecommunications or anybody with a telescope taking note of it.
20th Nov '16 9:35:53 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Hugo Drax]] is a cold, snobbish, understated ControlFreak who wishes [[OmnicidalManiac to exterminate the human race]]. He has enough of a [[AGodAmI God complex]] to engineer a plan to wipe out humanity, build a secret billion-dollar space station and claim that he alone can credit for it, and tell his crazy Nazi space-cult that future generations will look up and "know that there is order in the Heavens" after their insane EvilPlan is completed. Drax gives you plenty of reasons to hate him throughout; [[KickTheDog setting his dogs on his assistant Corinne]] is probably one of the nastier moments in the series. Indeed, the sheer scale and horror of his plans combined with his utter lack of redeeming features just might make Drax the single most evil villain in the entire Bond franchise; he certainly has the most terrifying scheme to date, and he is one of the least likeable bad guys overall, both for his cold SmugSnake attitude and for the fact that his explicit reason for [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim not simply shooting the secret agent]] (and presumably, for every other person he has killed in gruesome ways) is that [[ForTheEvulz he wants Bond's death to amuse him.]] A truly nasty piece of work through and through.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Hugo Drax]] is a cold, snobbish, understated ControlFreak [[CorruptCorporateExecutive executive]] who wishes [[OmnicidalManiac to [[KillAllHumans exterminate the human race]]. He has enough of a [[AGodAmI God complex]] race]], except for those he considers "[[MasterRace superior beings]]". To this end, Drax captures men and women whom he sees as physically perfect, planning to engineer a plan to wipe out humanity, build a secret billion-dollar keep these people in his giant space station and claim while he covers the earth in a [[DeadlyGas rare toxin that he alone can credit for it, and tell his crazy Nazi space-cult that future generations will look up and "know that there is order in the Heavens" after their insane EvilPlan is completed. Drax gives you plenty of reasons to hate him throughout; [[KickTheDog setting his dogs kill every human being on his assistant Corinne]] is probably earth]]. When one of the nastier moments in the series. Indeed, the sheer scale and horror of his plans combined with Moonraker space shuttles is hijacked, Bond is sent to investigate. Fearing that Bond will discover his utter lack of redeeming features just might make plans, Drax sends his assassins to kill him, not doing the single most evil villain in the entire Bond franchise; he certainly has the most terrifying scheme to date, and he is one of the least likeable bad guys overall, both for his cold SmugSnake attitude and for the fact that his explicit reason for [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim not simply shooting the secret agent]] (and presumably, for every other person he has killed in gruesome ways) is that job himself because [[ForTheEvulz he wants Bond's death death]] to [[ItAmusedMe amuse him.]] A truly nasty piece of work through him]]. When he discovers that his personal pilot, Corrine Dufour, helped Bond uncover his plan, he fires her, then [[FedToTheBeast sends his dogs out to rip her apart]]. After he tells Bond his plan, he traps him and through. one of his scientists, Dr. Holly Goodhead, under one of his rockets, planning on burning the both of them. When he discovers Bond and Goodhead on his space station, he threatens to [[ThrownOutTheAirlock shoot them both out the airlock]]. When Bond corners him after his plans are failing, Drax finds a gun and threatens to shoot him, knowing that he'll at least "have the pleasure of putting [Bond] out of my misery". Drax is a [[KnightOfCerebus chilling, dark villain]] who [[VileVillainSaccharineShow stands out in such a campy, silly movie]].
31st Oct '16 12:47:20 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CriticalDissonance[=/=]CriticProof: This movie is widely regarded as one of the worst Bond movies, if not ''the'' worst, but it was the highest grossing film in the franchise until ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'' was released. In fact, ''Moonraker'' tends to receive worse reviews ''now'' than it did at release, where some critics accustomed to the sci-fi craze marked it highly - ''The New York Times'' even called it the equal of ''Goldfinger''!

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* CriticalDissonance[=/=]CriticProof: This movie is widely regarded as one of the worst Bond movies, if not ''the'' worst, but it was the highest grossing film in the franchise until ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'' was released. In fact, ''Moonraker'' tends to receive worse reviews ''now'' than it did at release, where some critics accustomed to the sci-fi craze marked it highly - ''The New York Times'' even called it the equal of ''Goldfinger''!''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''!



* 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.



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

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Jaws ''falling in love''.



** 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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** 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'', ''Film/DrNo'', and boy, did he leave on a high note.



** The laser battle aboard the space station. Not quite up there with ''Star Wars'' but it still makes for an impressive climax.

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** The laser battle aboard the space station. Not quite up there with ''Star Wars'' ''Film/StarWars'' but it still makes for an impressive climax.
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