For Your Eyes Only

A nose, not a bananna Q.

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * * * * )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * * )

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This was the last disc I had watched in the James Bond pack (which is a definite owner if you like Bond). I had seen For Your Eyes Only about every day from age 12 to 16 so I know it backwards and forwards. Seeing it again now and putting it in the context of all the other bond movies, it definitely is one of the best. Considering the weirdness of the laser space battles in Moonraker, this one is much more conservative. Basically Bond has to get this weird Atari 2600 that controls submarines or something. Throughout the movie he seems to get into every Extreme Game that MTV has the patent on including luge, triathlon, ski jumping, diving, rock climbing, motorcycle throwing, speedboat tug of war, archery and dune buggy racing. We get the benefit of two badass right hand men. One is a John Carmack clone who doesn't say much of anything even though he has a mouth like Mick Jagger, and the other is a huge Russian guy who doesn't ever wear a shirt unless skiing (Ivan McLargehuge was his name I think). The DVD has everything that makes a good one. We get a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, a rather soft 16x9 enhanced picture and enough extras to put Walt Disney back in the grave. Overall, if you can stand seeing Bond on skis for the 15,000th time, this movie kicks ass.