History YMMV / Moonraker

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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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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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.
18th Oct '16 4:30:26 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The entire gondola scene, particularly the moment Bond drives it upon land through a gawking crowd of onlookers.
** Bond's miniature camera is emblazoned with "007" around the lenses.
** For some, "Dr. Goodhead" certainly qualifies.
** As spectacular a sequence as it otherwise is, Jaws crashing into a circus tent at the end of his fall serves as a serious case of MoodWhiplash.
** The entire concept of James Bond going into outer space; even if most agree it serves as one of the better parts of the film.
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.
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