The last James Bond movie starring Roger Moore. I gotta say, I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to like the Roger Moore era movies. Sean Connery is a better actor and an even better stunt man, I mean, the guy can pull off a fight scene convincingly. Roger Moore? Well, not so much. But his action scenes are way more entertaining and intense and there is so much humor in between these scenes. I don’t think these movies would have worked so well if Sean Connery continued with them. His movies were much more serious and the plots were better.
So, what can I say about A view to a kill? Is it any good? Well, actually I think it’s a pretty OK movie when compared to Octopussy. The plot is actually good this time around and the action and comedy are better than in Octopussy. The recovery of a microchip from the dead body of agent 003 leads James Bond to a mad industrialist Max Zorin who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California’s Silicon Valley. The original casting choice for the villain role in this movie was going to be David Bowie but ultimately it went to Christopher Walken who plays the villain quite well, very menacing, very hard for James Bond to beat. It would have been interesting to see what David Bowie would have done with this role.
This is in my opinion a pretty underrated James Bond movie, very watchable. Unlike Octopussy, I’m going to be including this movie on my guilty pleasures watchlist.
Look forward to tomorrow’s double review of Timothy Dalton movies before moving on to four Pierce Brosnan movies and eventually the Daniel Craig movies