History YMMV / Octopussy

18th Sep '16 4:37:03 PM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HilariousInHindsight: The first climax involves Bond successfully deactivating a nuclear bomb - something he couldn't do almost 20 years earlier in the climax of ''Goldfinger''.
** Kabir Bedi, who plays the evil henchman Gobinda, also appeared in the low budget horror film ''Satan's Mistress'' around this same time with former Bond girl Lana Wood (Plenty O'Toole from ''Diamonds Are Forever'').

to:

* HilariousInHindsight: The first climax involves Bond successfully deactivating a nuclear bomb - something he couldn't do almost 20 years earlier in the climax of ''Goldfinger''.''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
** Kabir Bedi, who plays the evil henchman Gobinda, also appeared in the low budget horror film ''Satan's Mistress'' around this same time with former Bond girl Lana Wood (Plenty O'Toole from ''Diamonds Are Forever'').''Film/DiamondsAreForever'').
18th Sep '16 4:35:13 PM CumbersomeTercel
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HeReallyCanAct: The scene where Bond confronts Orlov is probably Creator/RogerMoore's best moment as Bond and proof that he could play the part seriously if the occasion called for it.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Octopussy was built up to be quite a formidable woman with her own empire, but the few times she engages in the action she gets beaten rather easily. Kind of a shame considering that actress Maud Adams actually did have good chemistry with Roger Moore.
* UnfortunateImplications: Bond in India is never going to end well. Octopussy still does a lot better than ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', but it's still uncomfortably neo-colonialist, especially Bond's remark, after tipping an Indian driver, "that'll keep him in curry for a while!" It's treatment of women - never a Bond series strong point - is poor, and the not-so-subtle implication of Stephen Berkoff's mad Soviet general is that nuclear disarmament and peacenikery are doomed to failure because Reds are evil. [[http://permanentplastichelmet.com/2012/01/17/blogalongabond-octopussy-an-all-time-low/ See here.]]

to:

* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Octopussy was built up to be quite a formidable woman with her own empire, but the few times she engages in the action she gets beaten rather easily. Kind of a shame considering that actress Maud Adams actually did have good chemistry with Roger Moore.Creator/RogerMoore.
* UnfortunateImplications: Bond in India is never going to end well. Octopussy It still does a lot better than ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom'', but it's still uncomfortably neo-colonialist, especially Bond's remark, after tipping an Indian driver, "that'll keep him in curry for a while!" It's treatment of women - never a Bond series strong point - is poor, and the not-so-subtle implication of Stephen Berkoff's mad Soviet general is that nuclear disarmament and peacenikery are doomed to failure because Reds are evil. [[http://permanentplastichelmet.com/2012/01/17/blogalongabond-octopussy-an-all-time-low/ See here.]]
11th Aug '16 11:35:27 AM PrimeEvil
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** At one point, one of Kamal's henchmen gets speared on a bed of nails. Problem: The scene in question is a whacking great close-up, and the rubber nails ''visibly bend'' under his weight.
29th Jul '16 12:08:56 PM AnotherGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "All Time High" by Rita Coolidge is a classic song that holds its own.

to:

** "All Time High" by Rita Coolidge is a classic song that holds its own.own, with lyrics by Creator/TimRice.
3rd Jul '16 1:39:57 AM gjjones
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Bond, you could attract less attention to the men who are hunting you by skipping the Tarzan yell.
* YouLookFamiliar: Maud Adams played Andrea Anders in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.

to:

** Bond, you could attract less attention to the men who are hunting you by skipping the Tarzan yell.
* YouLookFamiliar: Maud Adams played Andrea Anders in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
yell.
3rd Jul '16 1:39:33 AM gjjones
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Bond, you could attract less attention to the men who are hunting you by skipping the Tarzan yell.

to:

** Bond, you could attract less attention to the men who are hunting you by skipping the Tarzan yell.yell.
* YouLookFamiliar: Maud Adams played Andrea Anders in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.
29th Jan '16 11:38:42 AM AnotherGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* VindicatedByCable: Lived a short life in theaters to disparaging reviews. However, like many films of TheEighties, {{HBO}} was very good to it.
26th Jan '16 11:27:09 PM SwimToTheMoon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The bit where 007 inadvertantly walks into a spiders web ''really'' isn't convincing, as the spiders are clearly rubber (and he even [[ArtisticlicenceBiology swipes a red kneed tarantula off his elbow with much ease]]).
15th Nov '15 12:02:59 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BrokenBase: Bond dressing up as a clown during the first climax. Depending on who you ask it's either too silly (even for a Bond film from the RogerMoore era) or it's an acceptable, some daresay even clever, way of showing just how desperate Bond is as he races to avert tragedy.

to:

* BrokenBase: Bond dressing up as a clown during the first climax. Depending on who you ask it's either too silly (even for a Bond film from the RogerMoore Creator/RogerMoore era) or it's an acceptable, some daresay even clever, way of showing just how desperate Bond is as he races to avert tragedy.
19th Jul '15 7:40:53 AM Hawaii_Knut
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Bond, you could attract less attention to the men who's hunting you by skipping the Tarzan yell.

to:

** Bond, you could attract less attention to the men who's who are hunting you by skipping the Tarzan yell.
This list shows the last 10 events of 49. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.Octopussy