there are several new characters are introduced in the film who would
return in subsequent films of the series. They include Walter Gotell
as Russian General Gogol and Geoffrey Keen
as the British Minister of Defense. Lois Maxwell
is there as Miss Moneypenny and in expanded
roles Bernard Lee as "M" and is ever watch-able Desmond Llewelyn
as "Q". The Spy who loved me is one of those rare films where
all the talents come together at their peek of perfection delivering
an impeccable film.
comedy in this movie was significantly subdued after the near parody
of "The Man with the Golden Gun." Thank goodness. The humour
had become overwhelming and distracting. Moore's Bond is relatively
serious in this film (was as serious as Moore gets), with the fewest
one-liners and double entendre's of any of the previous several Bond
films. The result is a much more serious and effective spy movie.
movie succeeds with a solid plot that is a throw back to the earliest
Connery films, a solid cast, excellent locations, and plausible gadgets.
One of the best of the series and definitely Moore's best.