fairly run-of-the-mill bond fare here. it’s kinda cool because we get to see bond working with another secret agent (a hottie from russia) and that’s pretty novel in bond films. the other thing that separates it from the average is jaws as the henchman. he’s one of the cooler henchman in the bond films. other than those two elements, though, the film is pretty standard. a couple nice locations, an evil villain, some action, some “love,” and a few cool gadgets. actually, the gadgets in this one were pretty good too. come to think of it, on paper this one is above average, but the execution wasn’t quite there. glen was a second unit director and some other guy was the main director. glen went on to direct five films later, including octopussy, so maybe they should have promoted him more quickly.