A View to a Kill (1985)

A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Time: 131 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime
  • Director: John Glen
  • Cast: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts


James Bond has one more mission. Bond returns from his travels in the USSR with a computer chip. This chip is capable of withstanding a nuclear electromagnetic pulse that would otherwise destroy a normal chip. The chip was created by Zorin Industries, and Bond heads off to investigate its owner, Max Zorin. Zorin may only seem like a innocent guilty man, but is really planning to set off an earthquake in San Andreas which will wipe out all of Silicon Valley. As well as Zorin, Bond must also tackle May Day and equally menacing companion of Zorin, whilst dragging Stacy Sutton along for the ride.

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  • James Bond (Roger Moore) recovers a microchip from the dead body of 003 in Russia. The chip is capable of withstanding an EMP and an exact copy of a top secret chip created by Zorin Industries. Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) is presumed to be an anti-communist, but he and his henchwoman May Day (Grace Jones) are up to no good. His loyalty is questioned. He’s juicing his race horses, and creating an earthquake to wipe out his Silicon Valley competition. And there is the pretty Stacy Sutton (Tanya Roberts).

    It’s getting cheesy with Roger Moore. It’s the end of an era and just as well. His schtick is getting old, and quite frankly so is Roger. The writing is lackluster, and the action lacks intensity. It’s one of the poorer Bond effort. The character of Stacy Sutton should be more prominent in the first half. The problem with the story is that it starts with a fascinating subject like microchips, but most of the beginning has Bond running around investigating race horses. What does it matter that Zorin is cheating in horse races? It’s just an excuse to advance the story, but the first half of the movie is wasted on it.

    Even the big firetruck chase has its problems. It’s more comedy than thrilling. The actors have too many scenes in front of the projection screen while on the firetruck. It’s fake, and it shows. Action scenes have moved on. A Bond movie should be better. And a blimp is no evil vehicle. It lacks the power, and is much too flimsy. It just adds to the movie’s cheesiness.

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