I'm enjoying the Moonraker-Love on here. It also has some beautiful locations.
I love how self-aware/matter of fact the film is to its own brand of high adventure. Case in point these exchanges between Bond and Moneypenny:
“Why are you so late?”
“I fell out of an aeroplane without a parachute…you don’t believe me do you?”
“James, you look as though you’ve just fallen off a mountain”.
“Well it’s funny you should say that Moneyenny, as a matter of fact I was in a cable car, and…never mind”.
Plus, even if some fans aren’t exactly thrilled about the space scenes and the laser guns, it’s hard to deny the last few moments of the film. “I think he’s attempting re-entry” is perhaps the ultimate Moore era pun. And when the disco version of Bassey’s song starts, it’s feel good to the point of being bittersweet. I think that’s Moonraker right there. Ethereal but full of fun.