Awesome / Octopussy

  • The entire opening pre-credits sequence still holds up.
  • When Orlov is interrogated by Bond, he gives him an Oh, Crap! moment to rival a similar scene in Goldfinger, with just two words:
    Bond: I am more concerned about an atomic bomb exploding on a US Air Force base in West Germany! You can't be inviting a nuclear war. What happens when the US retaliates?
    General Orlov: Against whom?
    Bond: My God... of course. Our early-warning system will rule out the bomb having come from Russia or anywhere else. Everyone will assume incorrectly... that it was a American bomb triggered accidentally.
    Orlov: Yes, that would be the most plausible explanation.
    Bond: Europe and NATO will then insist on full nuclear disarmament... and leaving every border undefended for you and the Warsaw Pact to walk across at will!
    Orlov: You took the words right out of my mouth.
    Bond: And I suppose it doesn't matter a damn to you that thousands of innocent people will be killed in this little "accident" of yours?
    Orlov: Better than letting a handful of old men in Moscow bargain away our advantage in disarmament talks!
  • Orlov's first appearance where he announces his vision for invading Western Europe; Steven Berkoff plays the part of the Large Ham in all its glory.
    • Followed up by General Gogol's impressive rejection of Orlov's warmongering, shooting down the mad general's zealous overconfidence.
  • Bond stealing Orlov's car and driving on its rims across the border in pursuit of the train, jumping clear just before another train sends his ride flying.
  • Bond (dressed as a clown) says "I am deadly serious!" And we believe him.
  • Q orchestrating an assault on the Big Bad's palace involving a hot-air balloon and several dozen bikini-clad jewel-thief circus contortionists.
    • The fact that these women managed to take down an entire fortress full of goons using (Mostly) non-lethal means to take them all down.
    • This leads to a great moment once Q lands the balloon; the ladies make such a fuss over helping him out of the basket... apparently Bond isn't the only Sex God at MI-6. Best of all is Q's reaction; instead of being all, "Leave me alone," it's more like, "Let me get out of this thing first!"
  • Bond rolls Kamal Khan's dice after realizing they are rigged to always land a double-six, but he doesn't bother to look at them to confirm it. He instead just stares at Kamal's pissed off face.
    Bond: Well, I should use your "lucky dice". (shakes to roll) Player's privilege. (rolls, doesn't look at the result, directly at Kamal) Double sixes. Fancy that. I win.
    • Gobinda has his own CMOA by crushing the dice with his fist, never taking his eye's off Bond with a really effective Death Glare.
  • Bond's literal And This Is For... moment when he avenges 009:
    Mischka (prepares to stab Bond): And this... for my brother!
    Bond (dodges knife by swinging the door he's pinned to open, and throws his own, killing him): And that's for 009!
  • Bond sliding down a bannister with a machine gun. And he just manages to shoot the front piece off before he gets to it.
  • The whole final action sequence, with Bond clinging to the top of Kahn's plane in mid-air, even as the plane moves upside down.
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