A View to a Kill

{2.5/5} “No one ever leaves the KGB.”

A View to a Kill, released in 1985

The Russians have stolen a secret microchip technology, and James Bond is sent to investigate. The chip is made by Zorin Industries. When he arrives at Max Zorin’s estate to see what he is up to, he finds something suspicious with a horse that’s winning races it shouldn’t. Eventually he learns of Zorin’s most ambitious plan — to destroy Silicon Valley with an earthquake.

Roger Moore does his best in his last outing as Bond but the story is mostly disappointing. This is also Lois Maxwell’s last outing as Moneypenny.

Bond’s one-liners are horrible. The character of Zorin isn’t that interesting and is upstaged by his henchwoman May Day.

Bond’s chat with Russian agent Pola Ivanova (intended to be Anya Amasova from The Spy Who Loved Me — that would have been even better) is a great scene. Another great moment is Bond carrying Stacey down the fire truck ladder.

The best parts are the music, the poster (“Has James Bond finally met his match?”), and the stunts.

Stars Christopher Walken, Grace Jones, and Tanya Roberts. Directed by John Glen (Octopussy). The soundtrack by John Barry is a terrific one, as is the title song by Duran Duran.

This is probably the 2nd time I’ve seen it.

I previously reviewed Never Say Never Again.

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