Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday Night at the Movies: James Bond 007 Movie ~ Octopussy

James Bond in Octopussy

If the title has you thinking that you’re having a deja-vu moment, you are. We watched Octopussy during our James Bond Movie Marathon in October 2011.

And, I had no intention of watching it for a third time but…

The VHS machine broke and the backup (yes, we have a backup) was in the portable. Very, very far away.

So, we went to Plan B, watch a movie on DVD. The one and only option besides James Bond was “Far from Heaven” starring Julianne Moore.

But, when we opened up the DVD case, there was an Elizabeth Taylor movie inside.

Which was all fine and good except the DVD player couldn’t read it.

So I figured three times was a charm with Octopussy.

While this was going on, Max provided several movie suggestions such as “Barney A, B, C” and “Bob the Builder” (which we actually do have on DVD). Oh ya, Max.

I’ve never let The Kids watch an adult movie. Heck, I won’t even let them watch Thomas the Tank Engine but it was movie night and seeing how he slept from 5-9pm, there was no getting rid of him.

Third time is the charm because I managed to stay awake until the closing credits. I wish that I’d caught up on some sleep instead.

While Ed and I both enjoyed the cinematography, creativity of gadgets, acting and fast speed of the movie, the plot had me scratching my head right up until the very end. And not because it was a cliffhanger.

I didn’t know the good guys from the bad guys or what anyone was trying to do. And still don’t. P.S. It kind of matters in case you’re wondering.

In the end, I gave it a 7, Ed gave it an 8 (again) and Max rated it, well, watch the video to find out.

Seen Any James Bond 007 Movies Lately?

22 thoughts on “Sunday Night at the Movies: James Bond 007 Movie ~ Octopussy

  1. Shari G

    We have Bond night every Saturday night. I bought hubby the 50th anniversary box set for Christmas, so we have been watching them through. Although we did watch Skyfall in the middle. We are almost all done, and I like them all.

  2. Lexie Lane

    It's hard to watch the old movies, especially since all the media outlets have such great quality now. I loved all the Bond movies and have watched every single one, but can't seem to go back for some reason.

  3. Just Us Girls

    What a cutie!!!

    I haven't watched Octopussy in so long, we love the James Bond movies, will have to try and borrow it from my father in law, he still has all of his movies on VHS! 😀

  4. Sny Med

    I love James Bond movies, and really loved Daniel Craig in Skyfall. We just got Netflix lately, and we are watching movies most evenings, it's great! One of my recent favorites on Netflix is X-Men: First Class.

  5. Rene Beaubien

    We watched some Bond last night and my hubby remarked how the old Bonds are terrible. I’ve never watched them, but less flashy than the new ones for sure – that’s to be expected. I guess you watch it for the nuance, humour and classic feel. Cute video – a Bond fan in the making!

  6. andie

    My dad was also a huge James Bond fan and I have fond memories of curling up with dad watching Bond marathons. We were pretty strictly raised so it surprises me that I was Aloud to watch with him. We weren't even aloud to watch care bears or my little pony because of the magic in it – but I guess it was about the quality time.

  7. Patricia Zyska-Pickett

    My husband is a huge James Bond fan so I have watched most of these older movies with him, and all of the newer ones. I don’t mind them, although some scenes leave me shaking my head. Er…. it doesn’t usually work that way with women. Oh well, it’s just entertainment. 😉

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    amazing that you managed to watch all of these, I’ve seen a few but not all of the Bond movies. My all time favourite as James Bond is Sean Connery, a brilliant actor – mind he’d be super in anything.


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