Tuesday, October 30, 2012

For Your Eyes Only [1981]

After the cartoonish excesses of The Spy Who Loved Me and (especially) Moonraker, there was a perceived need for the Bond series to collect its breath a bit and go back to basics.  In some ways, this was a bold idea; maybe even a daring one, given how successful those cartoonish movies had been financially.  But risk be damned: Cubby Broccoli wanted to return to Ian Fleming, and return the films did.

For Your Eyes Only has been one of my favorite Bond movies for most of my life.  Will it stand up to the scrutiny that these reviews have brought?