The Man with the Golden Gun next up. 5/10 for me - a big let down after Live and Let Die.
The premise is interesting enough, but the execution doesn't cut it. It starts well enough, there's a bit of intrigue as Bond starts to put things together, but it all falls away in the second half. The dialogue is average, and any humour falls flat. Christopher Lee has a natural presence on screen, but I feel Scaramanga is less menacing than he could've been. When duelling on his island, he seems to do everything he can to stack the odds in his favour... I just think it's unbecoming of someone who is supposed to be this incredible hitman. We're subjected to Sheriff Pepper again, who dampens an otherwise good chase scene, where a slide whistle makes a mockery of an incredible car stunt.
On the plus side, I think the music is pretty good. Lulu's theme song has plenty of gusto (great voice too), but as an Alice Cooper fan, I'd have loved their song to have been used (can't quite recall the exact reason it wasn't used).
Overall, watchable enough but definitely ranks as one of the weaker Bond films.