A newly-developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear explosion has landed in the hands of the KGB. James Bond must find out how and why. His suspicions soon lead him to big industry leader Max Zorin who forms a plan to destroy his only competition in Silicon Valley by triggering a massive earthquake in the San Francisco Bay.
This is not one of the best James Bond 007 movies of the series but it is far from the worst. I think it is one of the most "fun" movies of the seriesOver all.Also it is one of the very best Roger Moore performances during .his long run as James Bond. The writing and seriousness of the double oh franchise was not as good during the Moore era but he was a great Bond and these movies though kind of silly and comic bookish are lots of fun.I recommend it but then again I recommend.all of the Bond films... even the one with Lazenby ha!
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A View To A Kill was released in 1985. I personally never cared for the James Bond series after Moonraker. I think the series really lost originality, this is proved to me by the simple fact that Roger Moore still played the character reaching 60. There are impressive stunts in this movie for sure, best of all the chase through Paris. Unfortunately I just don't buy Roger Moore as Bond at this point, he was just too old. Seeing him flirt with women that are the age to be his daughter is just disturbing. The film could've been different if Timothy Dalton was Bond. Overall 'A View To A Kill' is a big let down with a few memorable stunts.
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I usually rank my James Bond movies based on the level of evil of the main villain Therefore my favorite James Bond movies include "You Only Live Twice" (with Donald Pleasance as Ernst Stavro Blofeld), "Goldfinger" (with Gert Fröbe in the titular role), "The Man with the Golden Gun" (with Christopher Lee as Scaramanga) and "License to Kill" (with Robert Davi as Sanchez). However, this "A View to a Kill" made me realize that a fantastic main villain isn't enough in order to guarantee a great James Bond flick. Christopher Walken also depicts a terrific Bond villain in this movie, but the film as a whole nevertheless remains one of weaker and least memorable entries in the entire franchise. The plot is largely uninteresting, the supportive cast is wooden and many of the traditional James Bond ingredients are missing, like a nice variety of Q's hi-tech gadgets and obligatory quotes. That being said, "A View to a Kill" still provides nearly two full hours of campy entertainment and a handful of impressively staged stunt sequences, including a grotesque chase on skis at the beginning, a crazy parachute pursuit through the crowded streets of Paris and a climax high on top of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Oh, and of course this particular film also features one of the catchiest and recognizable title songs, courtesy of Duran Duran. The plot deals with microchips-technology. The deranged industrialist Max Zorin implants chips in his racing horses in order to give them electrical impulses when reaching the finish line and win the races. But that is just the least disturbing part of his fiendish activities, as he also plots to neutralize California's Silicon Valley – the heart of American technology – through an immense flood caused by a self- inflicted mining disaster. The sub plot that I personally found the most fascinating sadly isn't elaborated properly, namely that Max Zorin himself is, in fact, the psychopathic result of controversial genetic experiments on pregnant women by a Nazi-scientist during World War II. It becomes quite clear in this film that the regular players are getting pathetically too old for their roles, not just Roger Moore as Bond but also Miss Moneypenny and even Q, and this has a noticeably negative impact on the chemistry between them and the supportive cast members. For instance, there isn't any plausible chemistry between James Bond and the four women that he sleeps with in "A View to a Kill" and most of the time he actually just resembles a sad old playboy. The most remarkable character, next to Max Zorin, is undoubtedly his eerie and super-flexible black female accomplice May Day, depicted by the natural born frightening Grace Jones. She's as evil and relentless as her master, although I personally really didn't like the plot- twist regarding her persona at the end of the movie.