Gets off to a rocky start thanks to a nose-wrinkling emphasis on Christopher Lee's nipples, a dull opening scene and the lousiest theme song in the entire series . . . but once Sir Rog takes the screen and is actually allowed off the sound stage and on to some visually interesting locations, this Bond picks up well. Lee manages to make a dull part interesting, even if his defeat is too perfunctory. A minor entry in the series that comes at a bad time.
It's one of the silliest Bond flicks, but it's also one of the most fun. Roger Moore looks his best here in terms of age, and he plays it with a great balance of his trademark British charm and a bit of Bondian brute force. Christopher Lee is awesome playing a dark version of what Bond could have been. It's got awesome stunts (car corkscrew much?), great music, an Old West gun duel, Maud Adams, and everything a growing boy needs. The only major weakness is the lame, pointless Bond girl.
One of Moore's better Bond films (if not his best). Christopher Lee does what he usually does by being awesome. Finally, it led to hours of frustration and glory by introducing the golden gun to Goldeneye for the N64. Good stuff.
While some consider it one of the worst of the series, there's actually a fair amount to recommend about THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, most notably Christopher Lee's superb, complex turn as the master assassin, Scaramanga. The action is brisk and engaging; as a director, Guy Hamilton redeems himself, as does Roger Moore, who seems much more comfortable here. But the script is pretty feeble, with some asinine humor and a limp ending...and J.W. Pepper is brought back. Seriously, fuck that guy.
The script may have more holes than a Swiss cheese but the story remains entertaining none the less.
Christopher Lee is exquisitly evil as Scaramange and Lulu belts out the main theme to good effect.
Some stunning locations and the plot moves fast enough to cover over the flaws in the plot. For me, the first signs of Bond losing his way start to appear here although to be fair they don't spoil this outing for 007