The summer that "The Spy Who Loved Me" opened was the same summer as "Star Wars". EON Pictures saw the writing on the wall and they scratched "For Your Eyes Only" and rushed in a title that had "space" all over it. I think in rushing, they skimped on story and basically replicated the same plot as the last film, with space as a substitute for under the sea.
001 Shark Tank, Piranha Tank, Shark Tank, Snake Tank
Creative juices start to dry up and the Shark Tank that was featured in "Thunderball" and "Live and Let Die" and "The Spy Who Loved Me", plus the Piranha Tank in "You Only Live Twice", are simply updated with an Anaconda tank to fit the South American Setting. He is smart enough not to cross the pond on the bridge, but surprise!! the path tips over and drops him in anyway.
All the beautiful women must have distracted him
Unfortunately, Jaws is waiting for him, despite being dropped off a waterfall.
002 It's no ejector seat but it will do in a pinch.
A boat chase through the Amazon and James manages to blow up some pursuers with relative ease.
003 Dr. Goodhead takes Bond for a ride.
All space centers have a centrifuge right? How could James turn down the opportunity to test it out, he'd look like a wimp in front of the CIA.
Fortunately, as Roger Moore is getting on in years, this device provides him with a little facelift.
004 Rio From Above
A chance to see "Christ the Redeemer" gives Bond and Dr. Goodhead a chance to ride a cable car above the city.
Next time don't settle for the economy tour.
005 Set Design to the Rescue
There are some clunky effects shots in the space battle, but the location is aces, with an imaginative design and practicality to much of what is shown.
006 Hijacking the Moonraker
We had actually seen the space shuttle being transported on the back of a 747 at this point, so the opening shot fits in with contemporary visuals.
007 Parachutes, I don't need no stinking parachute.
The best stunt in the movie is the opening escape by Bond from being thrown out of a plane without a parachute. Several years before "Point Break" James Bond had already figured out the answer.
When Jaws tosses Bond overboard, you wonder what will happen, and then you remember the guy who went out before James did.
James Bond will Return in "For Your Eyes Only"