At A Glance:
Mission: A View to A Kill
Released: May 24, 1985
Bond: Roger Moore
Director: John Glen
Budget: $30 Million
Worldwide Boxoffice: $152.4 Million
Running Time: 131 Minutes
Villain: Max Zorin
Scheme: The destruction of Silicon Valley
Henchmen: May Day, Dr. Mortner, Scarpine
Girls: May Day, Stacy Sutton, Pola Ivanova
Allies: Tibbett, Chuck Lee, Aubergine
Bond's Kill Count: 5
This is one of the best Bond films I have ever seen. Infact, it is my
favourite. The pre-credits scene was great (It actually launced the
intrest in Snowboarding!), The BEST song and score of the entire series,
an okay plot (a bit the same as Goldfinger), an incredible Henchwoman
(MayDay was totally original, well cast and the most memorable female
henchwoman), the craziest villian Bond ever went up against and a
beautiful leading lady. The locations were great (Paris,Chantilly and
San Francisco) plus the BEST finale on top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The characters (especailly MayDay) were great. I loved this film and I
think every Bond fan should see it!
"A View To A Kill" was the last Bond film that I hadn't seen.
Recently I saw it twice. I knew that it has been seen as the worst
Bond film and I don't disagree. Roger Moore was okay although he was
past his prime and looking old. I hated Stacy Sutton and thought she
was the worst girl of the series. Christopher Walken is very poor and
the worst villain of the series. Grace Jones actually was pretty good
as May Day. She is tall and strong. But she is very ugly. I mean look
at her hair! Their was quite a lot of action in the film and a lot of
sex, probaly the most in the series.The best bit in the movie was
when Bond chased May Day in Paris. I really loved Fiona Fullerton who
I thought was a major babe. It was a shame she didn't have a longer
part. I loved the part when she and bond were in the spa together.
The best love scene in the series.
First time I rented AVTAK my friend told me don't, it sucks. Ha! He was
wrong. Go Roger! I found myself enjoying the movie immensely. It is not
the best in the series, but it does have alot of Bond elements going for
it. The plot, though very similar to Goldfinger, I think is well adapted
for the time. It's serious, with a very dangerous edge. Me, being a HUGE
Moore fan (and Connery fan, Dalton, and, yes even Lazenby fan, gotta' love
'em all except for Brosnan) will admit Roger didn't look so hot, but he did
eliminate his stuck up approach that people whine about. In AVTAK he's
charming and light-hearted when he needs to be, and deadly serious at other
times. Yeah, Tanya Roberts was sort of a ditzy bimbo, but quite a few Bond
girls are. Personally I think Walken and Grace Jones were well cast.
Christopher Walken could have put a bit more into the role and demonstrated
that delightful insanity we see in Main Strike Mine, but too late now. I
liked the character of Mayday it was original and a little menacing, but
perfect for this movie. One of the best elements of this movie was the
score. Mr. Barry does it again. In my opinion the best score since Live
and Let Die. This movie has plenty of action, explosions, romance, danger,
great stunts, humor, every thing we've come to expect from Bond movies. To
all of Sean's fans who hate all other Bond actors. (No offense meant) You
gotta' realise that life after Sean is equal and sometimes better. I give
A View To A Kill 005 out of 007 stars.
After watching this movie a few times I couldn't understand why some people
did not like it. It has everything, action, romance, and a GREAT villian in
Zorin. The scene where he was shooting all of the miners was very well acted.
The movie was only brought down by the constant whinning of Stacy Sutton. She
is the one Bond Girl I wouldn't have minded been shot. Other than that this is
an exellent movie and even though Roger Moore is getting on in years he still
did a great job. This is one of the best in the seris and I give it 006.5 our
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