Live and Let Die (1973)
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Boasting one of the best ever Bond themes, a young and absolutely dashing looking Roger Moore, and some of the chicest sets of the series aren't enough to make this first entry in Moore's tenure as 007 into anything more than a preposterous curiosity. The story is weak, revolving mainly around a ludicrous foray into voodoo and occultism on the Caribbean island of San Monique. And almost all the action sequences feel staged and are badly acted, with the exception of a vivifying speedboat chase through the Louisiana bayous. As the cardboard villains snicker and sneer and the girl screams her lungs out in pretended terror when the ending approaches, you realise that this is a comic book version of 007 at best, and not the slick spy-thriller for adults fans of Ian Fleming's books would had envisaged.