These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Complete Monster: Hugo Drax, an unrepentant, psychopathic Nazi who coldly plots the deaths of millions of Londoners, fondly reminisces about torturing and murdering Allied personnel during World War II, sideswipes and possibly kills an innocent motorist seemingly For the Evulz, and authorises the torture of Bond and Gala Brand with a blowtorch.
Hilarious in Hindsight: In the novel, Hugo Drax is described as "a Lonsdale figure", in reference to the British sporting enthusiast Lord Lonsdale. In the film adaptation, Drax is played by actor Michael Lonsdale, who was 24 years old when the novel was published in 1955.
Complete Monster: Drax is a cold, snobbish, understated control freak who wishes to exterminate the human race. He gives you plenty of reasons to hate him throughout; setting his dogs on Corinne is probably one of the nastier moments in the entire series.
The sheer scale and horror of his plans combined with his utter latter 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 Smug Snake attitude and for the fact that his explicit reason for not simply shooting the secret agent is that he wants Bond's death to amuse him.
Critical Dissonance / Critic Proof: 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 GoldenEye was released.
Crowning Moment of Awesome: 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).
Jumped the Shark: It's generally agreed that both Moonraker and Die Another Day both mark a point at which the Bond films had become over-the-top parodies of themselves, with the following installment having to be dialed back to redeem the franchise.
It is easier to say that Moonraker is exactly the opposite case of On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Moonraker was loved by movie goers thank to the Star Wars craze -which explains why this was the highest grossing movie on the whole franchise by quite a while- but hated by the fandom. OHMSS was reviled by critics and movie goers (who just wanted more Sean Connery), but loved by the fandom. Let's just say time has been a lot more forgiving to OHMSS than Moonraker.
Magnificent Bastard: Drax redecorating a gas filled laboratory and turning it into a beautiful Venetian lounge in less than a day, then waiting for Bond, M and the Mister of Defence to show up with gas masks just so he can see the look on Bond's face, just plain reeks of this trope.
Needs More Love: It's not one of the great Bond films, but it's pretty solid until the raygun battle near the end pushes it into sheer ridiculousness.
The special effects in space are still decent.
And it's got one of the best Bond girls in Holly Goodhead, one of the most sinister and ruthless Bond villains in Drax, and not one, but two awesome boat chases. Plus, the humor, especially from Richard Kiel's near-silent performance, is legitimately funny, even sweet in the love story between Jaws and Dolly - as opposed to the horribly forced comic relief of J. W. Pepper in Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun. Overall, despite its demerits (many of which are because of the dated stuff which couldn't have been predicted at the time), it's at least as good as LALD. Although LALD absolutely curb stompsMoonraker for sweet, sweet racism.
Sequelitis: It is widely considered one of the most ridiculous Bond films.
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 his own wife was exactly the same height.
Which, had the writers thought about it, of course she was. What's a guy with acromegaly supposed to do, join GigantismSingles.com?