Lunchtime Movie Review

Moonraker (1979)

Episode #100

United Artists released Moonraker on June 29, 1979. Lewis Gilbert directed the film which starred Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, and Michael Lonsdale.

Moonraker Movie Summary

Moonraker, AKA “Bond In Space”, is the eleventh James Bond film. It starts with the in-flight theft of the Moonraker space shuttle from the top of a passenger jet.  If an airliner can fucking carry a space shuttle with no problem, then why the fuck do they need to charge $35 for our checked luggage?  Keeping with the flight theme, we next see our grandfather, I mean James Bond, in a luxury jet. 

A fight ensues and Bond and Jaws, the only likable character from Happy Gilmore, fall out of the plane.  They battle over the only parachute.  Bond wins the parachute by throwing his Metamucil at Jaws thus causing Jaws to land on top of a circus tent.

Bond investigates Drax, the space shuttle manufacturer, at his secret French chateau in California (just off I-10 and highway 60, near Beaumont).  The two meet, and have idle talk over afternoon tea.  After tea, Drax tells his henchmen to kill Bond.  Tea went poorly.  The henchmen attempt to kill Bond via a g-force simulator and in a hunting incident rather than just outright kill the not-so-secret agent and blame it on some fall-guy. 

Bond also meets Doctor Holly Goodhead.  That’s not a joke, that’s the character’s actual name.  Yeah, we know, they’re not even trying anymore.  But it’s not all fun and games for Bond, since he conducts some actual spying by photographing some of Drax’s secret plans.

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