A View to a Kill (1985) Review

An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California’s Silicon Valley.

Here we go for Roger’s final film as Bond and it has certainly been emotional and testing to say the least. I knew it was going to be the most difficult part of the Bondathon watching all of the films so close together and some of them merging into one. I will start by saying that the song in this one was decent and very catchy so that was a good start with the opening credits.

Obviously something else to look forward to before watching this one had to be Christopher  Walken as the bad guy. I mean come on he’s always brilliant even when in very strange roles. He was engaging and I cannot help but think that Javier Bardem’s hairstyle in Skyfall is a throwback to Walken in this film very similar!

We get an absolutely hilarious female name with May Day, which honestly made me laugh out loud. I just knew from the first moment it was going to help create some really funny lines in the film. What a crazy performance from Grace Jones as well, involved in some incredibly unsexy sex scenes with both Walken and Moore.

Bond does go through a hell of a lot of women in this film, actually pretty difficult to keep track of how many. Just seemed to be every few minutes it was a different one.

It doesn’t seem that Bond has much luck when he’s in America it just always seems worse than anywhere else he ends up. But let’s face it with Silicon Valley being mentioned it was always going to be very amusing.

I don’t think this is Moore’s worst outing as Bond but I don’t really imagine what else he could have done after this one. The attempted shootout scene in the house was another funny moment considering the shotgun didn’t even have bullets in it!

Who doesn’t want to see Bond jump on a plane and try to get inside it hanging on? A great moment. Oh I almost forgot to mention the ski scenes at the beginning! Which then don’t massively link up to much else.

So it certainly has been emotional heading through the Moore years and was pretty difficult at times I will admit. But he was a very charming and camp Bond from start to finish.

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