Octopussy (1983): Roger Moore – James Bond Revisted

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Welcome back to James Bond Revisited, where we take a look back at all the 007 movies counting down to the eventual release of No Time to Die, which should come out… someday. This week, we're taking a look at Roger Moore's much-maligned second-to-last James Bond outing, Octopussy, which went up against Sean Connery's Never Say Never Again in the 1983 Battle of the Bonds and won!

Here's the thing – I love Octopussy. As a child, it was probably my favorite James Bond movie, so I have a weird, elemental connection to it. Is it critically a good movie? You tell me in the talkback below, but as you'll see in this video, it's a movie that's close to my heart. But, did you know James Brolin was all set to take over the part and Roger Moore only came back at the last minute? Check out our video and see why for yourself!

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Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.