Even though this film contains some of the most ludicrous moments in the entire series, it also has some jarring Mood Whiplash
to make up for it:
- Jaws' carnival mask might qualify all by itself, even if he weren't stalking slowly down a dark alley towards his victim while wearing it, and he would have killed his victim if not for the accidental intervention of the oblivious carnival-goers twice.
- The centrifuge scene, partly because it's one of the few scenes in the films where Bond looks authentically and absolutely terrified.
- Drax sending his rottweilers to rip apart Corinne as she desperately tries to run through the forest, a grisly scene that still shocks to this day. The dissonance of the hauntingly beautiful music and equally lovely forest scenery doesn't help.
- The deaths of the scientists who accidentally knock over a vial of nerve gas is horrifying, especially the music during that scene. The scene building up to it is tense as well, with no background music while Bond sneaks into the lab.
- Later, Chang bursts out at Bond so suddenly even he is taken aback, but the fight quickly turns to Bond's favor.