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A View to a Kill (1985) Movie Review

A View to a Kill Introduction

The team are suffering with post-Christmas fatigue. We all manage to keep it together though, and despite Justin and Samir feeling fatter than before the break, we present A View to a Kill with the usual gusto.

Don’t know why Paul considered the pronunciation Valken instead of Walken… Christopher Walken is clearly an American.

By the way, Jenny Flex is actually Alison Doody. The same actor that was in India Jones and the Last Crusade, you know, the German that did both Indy and his dad… Filthy bitc… 😜

A View to a Kill Synopsis

The recovery of a microchip off the body of agent 003 leads James Bond (Roger Moore) to Zorin Industries whose CEO, Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by detonating TNT in California’s San Andreas Fault.

Movie Information

A View to a Kill is a 1985 spy film and the fourteenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and is the seventh and final appearance of Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Although the title is adapted from Ian Fleming’s 1960 short story “From a View to a Kill”, the film has an entirely original screenplay. In A View to a Kill, Bond is pitted against Max Zorin, who plans to destroy California’s Silicon Valley.

The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who also wrote the screenplay with Richard Maibaum. It was the third James Bond film to be directed by John Glen, and the last to feature Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny.

Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, who frequently took umbrage with the effects of Moore’s advanced age on his performance, it was a commercial success, with the Duran Duran theme song “A View to a Kill” performing well in the charts, becoming the only Bond theme song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Song.

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