Jaws (Richard Kiel) is one of the best villains in the series, though I suppose technically he is a henchman as he works for Karl Stromberg (Curd Jürgens). Jaws is a bit like the Terminator – he is strong, near-indestructible, doesn’t let anything stand in his way and he of course has metal teeth. He is an imposing figure and definitely a great adversary for Bond and stole every scene he was in.
Karl Stromberg didn’t seem that much of a threatening villain when compared to his henchman Jaws, which is unfortunate as a lot of the other elements to the film were pretty great.
Anya Amasova was a pretty great Bond Girl as she was just as smart and skilled as Bond and also you didn’t know if you could trust her for a lot of the film.
There are a lot of standout scenes in The Spy Who Loved Me, the opening ski chase was great and I liked the finale a lot as it has Russians, Americans and Brits working together to defeat the bad guy – definitely a nice message during the Cold War.
The Spy Who Loved Me treads the fine line between ridiculousness (eg amphibious cars) and the serious well which makes a fun film with some great supporting characters – I think it might be my favourite Roger Moore Bond film so far. 4/5.