Octopussy [April A2Z]

Roger Moore James Bond 007 Octopussy

Welcome to my April A-Z! This month I will be posting about James Bond 007 every day except Sunday, mostly focusing on the movies, not the books. Enjoy!

Roger Moore takes on the 007 role for the sixth time in Eon Production’s Octopussy (1983). The title is taken from an Ian Fleming short story, but the movie plot is original. Bond is investigating the death of fellow agent 009 in Germany, which leads him to a baddie who is stealing from the Soviets. The agent was holding a fake Faberge egg when he died, so Bond tracks down the seller at a London auction, where he gets into a bidding war with Kamal Khan, an exiled Afghan prince played by Louis Jourdan. Bond swaps the real egg for a fake one and follows Khan back to his palace in India. Next, Bond meets Khan’s gorgeous associate Octopussy, played by Maud Adams. Yada yada. The convoluted idea is that Khan and Octopussy are planning to help some big baddie expand Soviet control in Europe by stealing priceless Soviet treasures, such as Faberge eggs, and replacing them with fakes. One fake contains a nuke that is supposed to explode at a US Air Force base circus, which would allegedly trigger immediate disarmament of Europe (due to nukes being too dangerous, right?), and then the Soviets could take over. What a dumb plot. Honestly, this is not my favorite Bond flick.

But it begins with O, so there ya go!

Tune in Monday for more A-Z Bond!

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20 responses to “Octopussy [April A2Z]

  1. Another fabulous post. Really enjoying. I don’t mind that it started with O😊❤

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  2. If this had happened in the age of Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow would have been encouraging Octopussy to shove a Faberge egg up her octopussy for therapeutic benefits.

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  3. I never got the story of the movie properly. Thanks for the short synopsis of it.

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  4. I also had trouble following the plot in this movie at first, but I think I may have watched it a dozen times and now it makes sense.

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  5. The only thing I remembered about this one is the name and that’s not saying much! Even Bond fizzles from time to time I guess…

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  6. Also not a favorite, and sadly, the theme song is also pretty forgettable (and I think one of the only ones that doesn’t have the name of the film in the lyrics). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFurkDf6WXg

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  7. I can’t remember if the plot made sense. I did think Octopussy herself was an interesting character: Could she be trusted? Whose side was she really on? And I like Maud Adams. And of course, the scene with the soup containing sheep eyeballs. 😆

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  8. LOL! I don’t think I follow the plot.

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – The Great War

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  9. Should have stayed with the original plot…

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