- Perilagu Khan wrote:
- ...the notion that Kananga would have bitten the shark pellet hard enough to rupture it is, shall we say, hard to swallow...
Indeed, but that's only because you're assuming he bit
it. Sharks aren't expected to bite the capsule either.
If you may recall, after firing one pellet into the couch where Whisper was sitting (demonstrating what the pellet can do), Kananga starts fiddling with another.
- pull the pin out," Bond warns, "The air in here is foul enough already." (thereby establishing that the pellet can be activated manually - for whatever purpose.)
During the fight in the shark pool, Bond takes the pellet out of his mouth, almost fiddles with it, then stuffs it down Kananga's throat. Kananga swallows, then starts puffing up.
My question is, why did being inflated with CO2 cause Kananga's body to rise up out of the water? CO2 is a heavy, easily compressible gas, unlike hydrogen or helium (which might
have floated a body, but not likely). I suppose the prolonged fart noise was supposed to indicate the form of propulsion that forced him ceiling-ward, only wouldn't the excess gas more likely escape out his mouth?
Obviously it doesn't bear trying to figure it out. Let's just accept that it was a cool effect, leading to Moore's first pithy kill-quip.