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.