James Bond is a fictional character who has fascinated audiences for over sixty years now. When Pierce Brosnan was cast as the young agent, the entire world of 007 was transformed.
The film stars Sean Connery as Bond and the only three "real" - as opposed to comic book - characters were Roger Moore as M, George Lazenby as Q and Timothy Dalton as, of course, Bond. Some fans and critics have pointed out that many of the movie's recurring images are taken from historical material. For example, in some of the shots where Bond escapes from a doomed ship with the help of some rats, they seem to be taken from the famous scenes where Churchill escaped from HMS Dragon.
And while the film doesn't exactly escape from reality, the premise of the movie is not. The movie has an interesting side to it because, while Bond rescues women he doesn't want to kill, he actually saves her because he's the one who has the knife. As a result, he doesn't really have to murder her. He's just saving her life because she's an attractive body and he wants to save his own.
Online commentary can be difficult to interpret because many films have undergone the "fame connoting quality" of being available for free on the Internet. This means that if you are trying to figure out whether or not you should watch a certain movie, it's possible to get confused.
This same, although less influential, effect can be observed in online commentary on film reviews. While movie reviewers can argue about details, the movie and its importance to society are usually the main issue on which the viewer bases their decision. But in the case of online commentary, we can't even know whether or not the film will be good, because we don't know what the actual website owner thinks about the movie.
Like reviews of movies, online commentaries also tend to lean towards the two extremes: either positive or negative, which means that they get polarized opinion, depending on the site or community member. The point here is to find a middle ground that really captures the feel of the movie, but lets both sides have their say.
Whether or not the online comments can provide a detailed analysis about the movie is another question altogether. For most film reviews, there's generally no comment attached to the film, except the bit where it was reviewed - which doesn't happen with online commentary about An Officer and a Spy.
However, the lack of a review does make the film easier to digest for those who are interested in it, since they already know what they're getting into. In many cases, this is due to the fact that the movie is a comedy, where there's usually no room for analysis. On the other hand, if the film is a serious drama, there's a lot more room for interpretation.