“ They're entertaining for what they are, spy genre flicks that load up on the high tech gadgets and over the top action, pretty much leaving any sort of credibility way behind.
“) Because it's just dull and tired.
“ Some of the stunts must have taken great time and money to achieve, yet they're so formulaic that you don't even notice them.
“ John Glen offering up some of the laziest direction in the series is only another aspect of this movie which makes it such a totally flat, boring failure.
“ It spent the first 50 whole minutes on a slow horse-racing plot to lead into the villains' real plan.
“ After the next half hour, the film was actually boring.
“ It's a hugely enjoyable experience from start to finish, and if you approach it with an open mind and ignore the fact you're supposed to hate it you might just enjoy yourself too.
“Despite all of this, the film manages to be entertaining throughout.
“Despite the sometimes slow pace, a dull Bond girl( why the heck was Tanya Roberts cast?
“ At the center of this mediocrity was this last Moore Bonder, a last gasp and formulaic to a fault.
“ The plot and script were chaotic and pretentious, and the acting by most main characters was just sad.
“ When I walked out of the theater after seeing VTAK in 1985 I was very discouraged and was concerned this could have been the end of my favorite film series.
“ His Bond films were an eclectic collection of movies that were usually fast paced and fun.
“ So in that regard it's highly enjoyable as a hybrid between the Moore Bonds and Dalton's, largely giving you the best of both worlds.
“ Managed to stay awake all the way through this time, as an Australian free to air TV station is now showing all the Bond movies in sequence.
“ In its defence, A View to a Kill has some stunning actions sequences.
“ Highlights galore: a sweeping, exciting snowboard-helicopter chase on the glaciers of Iceland in the pr-credits sequence, a hazardous chase through the streets of Paris in a Renault-taxi that is first cut in half, and then the roof is shaved off.
“ Roberts, despite being gorgeous, is bland while Grace Jones is just dreadful.
“ Moore is looking a little tired, but it's still an enjoyable enough Bond romp to please most casual fans.
“ While Goldfinger was cheating at a rather mundane game of cards, Zorin is introduced with a horse racing scam.
“ But if you just want an entertaining one, definitely check this out.
“ To get to this point, however, you would have to endure a plodding pace that doesn't seem to ever get anywhere.
“ AVTAK is exciting, has cool villains, and is a great send off for Roger Moore (Who was very good and didn't look old in this one).
“ I also think that in comparison to the Pierce Brosnan "Bond" movies, this one is pretty entertaining.
“ Anybody griping about Roger Moore should get off their high horse, sure Connery was the best Bond, but Moore's films are clearly the more entertaining ones, with the exception of Diamonds are Forever (the best Bond ever).
“") - however, the rest of it was very entertaining to watch, not too long, not too short, and had a fantastic villain in Max Zorin.
“ He has no lines that are even slightly memorable, his only trait is that he's a bit of a psychopath and Walken looks bored out of his mind throughout.
“ Apart from Mayday, the henchmen are rather boring this time, with a bunch of caricatures instead of characters: a Texan oil boss, a mad scientist (plus monocle, tweed suit, wild hair, and German accent), and a tall silent type with a facial scar as his single defining feature.
“ The Moore/Jones chase through Paris is particularly exciting.
“ One of the Most Enjoyable Bond Movies .
“ This film is highly entertaining, despite other problems other people seem to have with it.
“ The fact that the plot deals with microchip technology (in 1985) lends some to say how topical it is, or even ahead of its time, but at the time it seemed predictable and dry,and has only worsened over the years.
“ The action is snail paced and totally uninteresting, the chase scene on the fire truck seemed horribly out of place, as did the inclusion of a Beach Boys song during a snowmobile chase (this was funny for all the wrong reasons) and the love plot is completely screwed up thanks to Tanya Rogers.
“ Nevertheless, this is as entertaining a Bond movie as there ever was, and I've seen every 007 movie at least 50 times.
“Overall, this was a great, very entertaining and funny Bond film.
“ Tanya Roberts makes an awful Bond girl and the waste of someone as enjoyable as Christopher Walken is unforgivable too.
“In many ways, 'AVTAK' was not Moore's fault, in fact the movie had a few things going for it, the villain, Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) was smart and intriguing, the plot was in a few ways realistic, and the locations, even though there were just 2, were good.
“ A View To A Kill will keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat.
“ Despite the taught and seductive title song, this whole venture seemed tiresome and pointless.
“There are some intense action scenes followed by a fast-paced and exciting plot by Richard Maibaum and Michael G.
“Commits the worst possible crime for an 007 movie: it's BORING!
“ A View To A Kill was to be Roger Moore's last James Bond movie and not his best either, but very enjoyable though.
“ The expected chase scenes, explosions, mad-man's plot for massive destruction are all there, and all so tired and empty this time around.
“ How about push him into yet another formulaic thriller undercut by bad comedy and lousy female leads?
“ 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.
“ Moore looks bored and jaded, while Lois Maxwell's Moneypenny, in her 14th and last Bond film, appears more matronly than ever dressed in an Easter bonnet to see Zorin at the Ascot horse races.
“ Along with some of the best music scoring of all the films in the series, including the fantastic Duran Duran song which epitomizes the 80's, the final showdown between Zorin and Bond on top of the golden gate bridge is breathtakingly exciting.
“ I cannot imagine a Bond movie more pointless, more dull and more uninspired than "A View to a Kill.
“ The direction - uninspiring.
“ I found this one to be very fun and exciting to watch with plenty of the action and cool gadgets that make a James Bond film so much fun to watch.
“ Tanya Roberts is an absolutely stunning Bond girl and probably the best of the '80s actresses that appeared opposite the British spy.
“ Moore is suave and entertaining, and as always Christopher Walken is great as a creepy villain that is hording microchips and the 80's end of disco singer/ actress Grace Jones is great as his own personal assassin.
“ Heavily underrated, I think A View to a Kill is a highly enjoyable and very entertaining Bond film.
“ This one has some skiing (bit bored of it, frankly), then some unusual interludes – there's a horse race going out of control, and a car chase on a fire truck that prefigures a similar scene in TERMINATOR 3.
“What literally saves the film is the two stunning action sequences in the second half.
“ At least there is good nostalgia value in seeing Moore and Macnee, the Saint and the Avenger, working together and clearly enjoying doing so, and Macnee is very enjoyable in his role.
“Except for a few moments in the climax with the blimp and the Golden Gate Bridge, the action scenes were oddly uninvolving and at times quite boring.
“ After an impressive adventure in the Arctic,extravagant OO7 is assigned by MI6: M(Bernard Lee),Minister of Defence(Geoffrey Keen),Q(Desmond LLewelyn) a dangerous mission concerning to microchips: It's a silicon integrate circuit essential to all modern computers,until recently ,all microchips were susceptible to damage from the intense magnetic pulse of a nuclear explosion.
“ Christopher Walken who played the psychotic Zorin made an entertaining if somewhat OTT villain and Grace Jones was good as his Amazonian assistant May Day; although better when doing action scenes than when talking!
“ Where the film makers try to inject original elements; (eg a car chase in a fire-engine) the obvious restrictions of filming in such environments severely limit the opportunity for more exaggerated, exciting stunts.
“ A man who kills and shags with reckless abandon cooks some empty-headed strumpet the most gay meal a man can cook.
“ However, the story is over-familiar, predictable and contrived, the script lacks the wit and arch of other Bond films, the pacing is very uneven throughout consequently the film lacks that key ingredient-excitement and the direction is lacking.
“ "A View to a Kill" somehow manages to incorporate the campy, over-the-top elements that characterizes Moore's earlier entries in the series and still take itself seriously enough to still function fairly well as an exciting action-thriller, on the level of Moore's more straightforward works, like "For Your Eyes Only".
“ Instead, it usually bored me, and perhaps sometimes got on my nerves a bit.
“Even a potentially exciting chase involving a San Francisco Fire Department truck comes out looking like a ridiculous attempt at comic relief,and the film's climax,also potentially exciting,is killed by poor production.
“ And the part where Zorin guns down his own men really establishes his character, but it was dragged out way too long.
“ The action sequences on the Eiffel Tower, the mine shaft, fire engine, and especially the Golden Gate bridge seem like excess but they are actually quite entertaining.
“ Moore's continuing unique suaveness and charm as 007 kept this movie entertaining and, this being Moore's 7th and final appearance as 007, it appeared he was just having a blast for his farewell.
“ In addition to problems with certain cast members, "A View to a Kill" also has similar problems as "Octopussy", the last film that came before it, such as lack of excitement for the most part (I did find it exciting towards the end, but not very much before that at all), and it may be tiresome enough to seem longer than it actually is.
“ The vertigo-inducing Golden Gate finale is thrilling; Tanya Roberts - though admittedly a terrible actress - is extremely beautiful and her Stacey Sutton is a refreshing Bond girl because she's intelligent, independent, and while she flashes some leg on a couple of occasions doesn't lounge around in skimpy clothing or serve as mere eye candy: she's Bond's equal, an invaluable asset in foiling Zorin's plans.
“ Zorin is treated seriously but is extremely boring, whilst outlandish events continue to happen and they are excruciatingly bad.
“ This is not a film to write home about, but it's more entertaining than it's typically given credit for, and before I go I should add that the theme song as sung by the '80s group Duran Duran is one of the best in the series.
“ It then proceeds with one of the most plodding plots in 007 history.
“ A View to a Kill features a rather dull colour palette and soft picture.
“ The flaming elevator scene also becomes one of Bond's most exciting set-pieces.
“ Lethally dull, bottom of the barrel entry in a once great series .
“ The pacing is a bit slow.
“ I felt the series started slipping long ago, because the character never got older, or slower, or weaker.
“ But then again Bond movies are not known for their realism, their are known for their very high entertainment value and entertaining this movie is.
“Verdict: 3.5/5: Well worth watching.
“ Add at least two useless sub-plots (horses on steroids and something about polluting San Francisco Bay) and you got yourself a guaranteed snoozer.
“ Thoroughly uninteresting .
“ But anyone who can run left or right shouldn't get captured by one of the noisiest and slowest vehicles there is.
“ Set around many luxury estates and others such places, A View to a Kill travels to some nice places and for the story this wraps around well and although parts can be more boring and seem unnecessary, the story is nevertheless entertaining.
“ Many think that AVTAK is a lot worse than Moore`s other films, but I think that AVTAK is a highly enjoyable film.
“ I have read a a lot of backlash in regards to Christopher Walken's characterization of Max Zorin, some complaining he is too bland and colorless for a Bond movie villain.
“ I have enjoyed the film it was fast paced, entertaining and it had action.
“ I nearly fell asleep at certain points in the movie ; it runs a bit long in general.
“ Zorin's betrayal of his workers is a violent and disturbing sequence, and it goes on far too long.
“Fortunately, Moore makes sure he is well rested for the film's most elaborate set pieces—an exciting scene in a fiery lift shaft, a chase involving a San Francisco fire truck, and the excellent finale, a real showstopper that sees Bond battle with Grace Jones in a flooded mine, go up against Christopher Walken atop the Golden Gate Bridge, and take a shower with Tanya Roberts—and it is these moments that make this a more respectable way for Moore to end his stint as 007.6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.
“ Also on the plus side, the action is handled very competently, with a Siberian (actually Iceland) ski-chase featuring some extreme-sport pursuits like snowboarding before they became more well-known, an adrenaline-fuelled horse race in which Bond comes under attack from Zorin's henchmen, and a scene in which a Russian agent is fed into a propeller after he is found spying on Zorin.
“ The finale atop the Golden Gate Bridge is short but suspenseful.
“ But I enjoyed it anyway.
“ It's plodding, dull, and rather moronic as well.
“ Tedious Bond adventure with the usual cheap thrills and plot elements somewhat redeemed by an allstar supporting cast (former Charlie's Angel Tanya Roberts, former Avenger Patrick MacNee and the devilish Grace Jones as May Day).
“ This is not because he looks old, it is because the film is slow , unlike its predecessor Octopussy , which was fast and entertaining.
“ Also his horse related exchanges with 007 are swiftly and enjoyable executed.
“A View To A Kill, for me a thrilling view!
“ John Barry's score here is one of his best, and even though you'd think that a Duran Duran title song would become quite dated today, their theme still remains one of the most exciting in the series.
“ Zorin is just such a dull villain.
“Yes, the film makes absolutely no sense at all (Zorin Wants to destroy Silicon Valley, because of competition, the Valley only manufactures micro-chips, it doesn't sell them, and the sub-plot about horses has nothing whatsoever to do with the film), but it's still enjoyable as a guilty pleasure.
“Overall, this is a deeply mediocre and disappointing end to Roger Moore's generally very impressive and enjoyable tenure as Bond.
“ This was another entertaining entry in the Bond series with enough stuff to keep you interested.
“ Bond has his usual first meeting with the Bond girl, Stacey Sutton,(played by stunning Charlie's Angels Tanya Roberts) which in this case turns out for the worst, has a small bed fling with MayDay and Tibbett unfortunately gets washed out.
“ But this 007 yarn is dull and naff, and screaming for a regime change.
“Christopher Walken was uninspiring as a villain, and Grace Jones was comical as May Day.
“ How slow do you have to be running to be court by a flipping blimp.
“ The highlights film are the following: the breathtaking May Day scape in parachute with pursuit by Bond,the race horses with continuous set ups against OO7; the Town Hall burning with risked rescue of Stacey Sutton by James Bond and of course the confrontation-denouement over San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and fighting on dirigible.
“ The characters were mostly as bland as water and were not good.
“ Duran Duran's song is the catchiest and most outright enjoyable of the series.
“ And in a film that has probably the worst screen backdrops of the last fifty years then it's only fitting that the (admittedly fairly exciting) finale sees him crudely dubbed onto Golden Gate Bridge.
“From the most excellent theme song by Duran Duran till the big finale on the golden gate bridge the movie is entertaining and thrilling in a good quick pace.
“ Christopher Walken absolutely stole the show for me,, he is in my top 3 of Bond Villains of all time.. He is so ruthless, and he doesn't even care if his on people get slaughtered or not,, heck he even starts shooting them,, A horse racing scam leads 007 to a wealthy industrialist who is bent on blowing up the San Andreas Fault to flood out Silicon Valley so he can have the monopoly on all the computer chips,, beautiful scenery of San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area.. I liked the very opening Bond scene in the beginning where they are going to the ski slope,, I thought that that was pretty darn cool.. overall maybe not the greatest Bond movie I have to admit,,, It wasn't below average or anything,, we've come to expect high quality from the Bond movies,, and this one may fall short a few marks,, but still highly enjoyable,, especially if you're a Christopher Walken fan like myself.
“This just feels like a bunch of ideas were thrown into a pot and then drawn out and pasted into a script, whether it made sense or not.
“ Roger Moore was way too old to play JB by this time (I'm sure this is the movie's most common complaint--I'm sorry if it's a cliche by now!
“What makes this film pretty entertaining is the villain (does Walken ever disappoint?
“ 15th of 23 Bond movies (14th of 22 official movies) I mentioned in my review of "Octopussy" that I remembered finding either that movie or this one so boring I fell asleep and never got to see how it ended when I rented it on VHS as a child.
“ This is a James Bond film with messy stunts, a boring Villain and Bond getting under me skin; what kind of film is this?!
“ Despite this direction, there's still a lot of action, like a thrilling ski chase in Siberia, a murder/chase at the Eiffel Tower & Paris, a brouhaha at a mansion, a fiery elevator shaft episode, a wild vehicle chase through the streets of San Francisco with a fire engine, an extended clash in Zorin's mine complex near the San Andreas fault and a thrilling climax at the Golden Gate Bridge.
“ Support: Patrick Macnee, known for The Avengers, is enjoyable as Bond's ally Sir Godfrey.
“ John Barry's rousing score and Grace Jones's wild fury aside, this film has little to offer, beyond the ability to waste Christopher Walken.
“ But while the fight itself ends on a high with Walken cackling like a madman as he takes the plunge, it descends into head-shaking banality as Stacey screams "James!
“ The single worst thing about the movie is that's it's boring.
“Christopher Walkden is oddly restrained, and who told Alison Doody and Patrick Bauchau to deliver their lines in a nasal monotone?
“The plot was formulaic, so I hated that most of the events felt recycled from another Bond movies, some of them were for (Moore) himself !
“ Sadly, AVTAK is far from being a great farewell for the man who has starred in more official Bond movies than anyone else, as it is a dull film, devoid of real inspiration and unable to rouse itself from torpor.
“ Yet in spite of all this, the film is still very entertaining, and never slips into total slapstick like MOONRAKER (where even a pigeon does a double take).
“"View To a Kill" starts off strong with a mostly competent ski/snowboard chase (undone by ridiculous use of a Beach Boys song) and an enjoyable theme song by Duran-Duran.
“ However, many like to label this film as the very worst and while others find it to be an entertaining, if flawed film.
“ Much like Christopher Lee in "The Man with the Golden Gun", Christopher Walken delivers a highly entertaining, charismatic performance in a poor film.
“ The sets and locations are very nice, and although there are many flaws in this film, there are still some entertaining action sequences (The Eiffel Tower, The Golden Gate Bridge) etc. Overall, one for the easily pleased, and not one for die-hard James Bond fans.
“ A VIEW TO A KILL is a substandard Bond film with a rambling and boring plot involving a villain trying to create a microchip monopoly.
“ As ever with this series though, it is extremely handsomely produced, with superb art direction from Peter Lamont, stunning costumes by Emma Porteous and a thrilling score by John Barry with a huge romantic main theme.
“ A View To A Kill is terribly mundane with very little exciting action to speak of.
“ I think that young people can respect a film for being entertaining even if there acting is not great by one person.
“ Roger Moore is too old, Tanya Roberts is too young for him, and Christopher Walken and Grace Jones make an odd pairing, but if this films is one thing it is very enjoyable.
“ But the film has a lot of exciting moments.
“ The usual Bond formula, but still very enjoyable.
“ Admittedly, "A view to a Kill" certainly starts off with a bang, but, alas, it's all downhill from there, as the project quickly deteriorates into a talk, talk, talk fest, illuminated by lots of boring, and downright irritating, television-style close-ups.
“ Roger Moore's final outing as James Bond provides compelling evidence of why his Bond was the weakest of all of them - he is simply never convincing as a deadly opponent: he offers a threatening warning, and it's like being threatened by a bunny (by which I mean a widdle wabbit, not one of the girls who workd at the Playboy Club).
“ Though the pace is sometimes slow and the entire KGB subplot simply doesn't make sense, I think the positives clearly overcome the negatives.
“A View to a Kill is far from perfect but it manages to be entertaining nonetheless.
“ By this point the Bond formula has been perfected so that even with some minor flaws, the end product is guaranteed to be entertaining.
“" Aside from an exciting sky chase (mostly stunt work) in the beginning to a great score from John Barry, this movie has the excitement of an old peoples' home.
“ While there are some rather slow stretches in the story (especially a long, rather pointless stretch near the beginning where Bond is a guest Zorin's estate), "View" really delivers the goods with its action setpieces.
“ Much maligned upon its theatrical release, A View To A Kill (1985) effectively rounded out Roger Moore's tenure as James Bond in a flurry of classic clichés and stunning action sequences.
“ A pointless character, not acted well, not written well, adds nothing to the film.
“And to further exemplify what a rotten human being Stacey is, there's a scene where the bland blonde bimbo gets captured by the villains in the speedy and highly agile vehicle that is a large blimp.
“The always-entertaining Christopher Walken is of course great as villain Max Zorin (he would again play a villain named Max in Batman Returns), and there's a lot of good action throughout.
“ AVTAK is not all bad, despite some very bland parts.
“ From the opening precredits sequence with Bond snow boarding to the Beach Boys to the boring climax atop the Golden Gate Bridge this movie is awful.
“ Christopher Walken also plays an enjoyable bad guy as the psychotic Max Zorin, a Genetically Engineered Child of a Nazi Scientist who has incredible intelligence with the side effect of psychotic behaviour.
“ Pepper, yet it's still boring.
“ If you can get past an aging Moore and an irritating, if admittedly stunning Bond girl, you are sure to have a glorious time with this entry.
“ The film contains action packed ,apocalyptic and overwhelming scenarios along with the typically glossy ingredients series but Roger Moore looks a little boring ,in fact is his Bond last film.
“ The amazing thing about all of this is that the beginning 5 minute sequence to "The Living Daylights" is better and more exciting than this entire film!
“ It's a highly entertaining movie, filled with all of the elements that you could possibly watch Bond flicks for.
“ I'm sure Paris and San Francisco are wonderful places, but unfortunately remain ubiquitous and uninspiring locations for film-making, presenting little opportunity for innovative, original or aesthetically pleasing capers and stunts (with the single exception of the Eiffel Tower leap).
“ But when they're set in America they somehow feel more mundane and less interesting.
“Third, the film is dull and that's the biggest problem overall.
“ I found the steeplechase sequence quite exciting, especially towards the end.
“ Now if only Grace Jones had the role as the Bond girl- maybe as a good version of Mayday- this film would get ten stars as I found Tanya Roberts dull as the Bond girl in this.
“The movie itself is a ripoff of Goldfinger and it's predictable.
“ You are stunning, and leggy and pretty much set the womens movement back a few decades by needing a 60 year old man to carry you down a building all the while screaming his name.
“ It's ridiculous and uninteresting and the resolution to the Silicon Valley plot is resolved with such a cop-out that it was almost not worth writing!
“ However, before Moore road into the sunset, he had to pull out his now too old body for yet another dull, lifeless Bond outing.
“ This film, while still mildly entertaining in classic 007 tradition, is definitely a contender for the James Bond bargain bin.
“ He thought it an honour to play James Bond and during 7 films that garnered sustainable/huge box office takings, he brought his own unique entertaining brand to the much loved secret agent.
“ But perhaps most annoying of all is the overlong, totally boring and seemingly pointless first third of the film set at Zorin's stables.
“ The usual ho-hum romp between extremely bad shots who can't hit Bond at point-blank range, the occasional bomb failing to destroy him ...
“It's not at "Die Another Day" levels of bad, and it helps that the intro song is one of the greats, but this is a snoozer.
“ It certainly doesn't do much to distinguish itself from its counterparts and borrows a tad too much from "Goldfinger" (the villain's obsession with gold is replaced with microchips, which is obviously a harder obsession for the viewer to identify with), but it's slick and entertaining, and also functions as a fairly good send-off for Mr. Moore.
“ The Bond girl was a horrid actor, and the henchmen were a very bland bunch.
“ AVTAK basically consists of one uninteresting scene after another.
“On the female front, Tanya Roberts is just stunning and has a couple of quality scenes.
“ His strange mad cackling was getting tiresome by the end, though he proves to be more intense than the older maniacs of past Bonders and his demise was oddly appropriate - we do look forward to it after he proves to be a genuine mass-murdering psychotic, not just a greedy creep.
“ The film is certainly enjoyable, although parts being better that the whole.
“ And what an exit Moore makes, put simply A View to a Kill is on of the most exciting, stylish, well written and under-rated Bond movies of all time.
“ An exciting pre-credits sequence is ruined by the crass introduction of a ski-surf escape backed by the Beach Boys singing California Girls, a "half" car chase in Paris is just stupid beyond belief, while a fire engine chase/escape in Frisco serves no purpose and is blighted by crude back projection.
“ There's also a refreshing attempt at some realism (perhaps that's why the locations are fairly dull) and the stunts are up to usual Bond standard.
“ Like another great Christopher (the Lee variety), he's given a pretty boring character to work with, though he does a good job in the role.
“ Living on the edge there.
“As with the other Roger Moore era Bond Films this one contains many elements that are fairly silly; whether that makes them more entertaining or just annoying will depend on the viewer...
“ We see Bond bake quiche, we see Bond fall asleep in a chair.
“ And overall, the movie is slow and lacking in energy.
“ A View To A Kill brings a pretty decent fast paced plot with some good action that is not too over the top.
“ Glen keeps a balance between the plot and the action that is believable and frequently exciting.
“ It's the kind of Bond film that the franchise can make in its sleep.
“ It's entertaining, the story is fresh and creative, and the characters are well-cast.
“ The series is on a role after the rousing successes that were For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy.
“ It's more comedy than thrilling.
“ However fans of Bond may well like it all the same I still enjoyed it although I felt that it could have been better.
“ There is a great chase through the streets of Sa Francisco and a thrilling finale atop the Golden Gate Bridge.
“ This is so much fun, highly entertaining, it's always a pleasure to see Moore as Bond (the funniest and in a good way!
“The final battle is pretty breathtaking, but it's over too quickly, which is a shame, because the cinematography is stunning.
“ And even if that were to happen, there would certainly simpler ways to achieve that than the way, contrived and complicated, chose by the villain.
“ But perhaps because of this it ends up being absurdly entertaining it's certainly a million times more fun than dirge like Die Another Day, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.
“ John Barry's Score is his best since On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and the title song by Duran Duran is one of the most energetic and exciting of the series and has quickly becom a standard.
“" They just do everything they can to make the same formulaic story look and feel new.
“ Snooper is a particularly pointless and stupid gadget.
“ Enjoyable and entertaining throughout.
“ From the opening precredits sequence with Bond snowboarding to the Beach Boys to the boring climax atop the Golden Gate Bridge this movie is awful.
“ Roger Moore started his reign as Bond in a dull way (Live and let die) and his final turn has symmetry as far as dullness goes.
“ Desperately in need of Dalton's harder realism, this self-parodying Bond format looks tired, dated and repetitive.
“ "A View to a Kill" has no identity in this sense, offering a stunning Eiffel Tower chase and jump in one scene, and a goofy firetruck getaway in another.
“S) helps a rather exciting opening I especially like the way Bond discovers the dead agent and sees the photo of his wife and child -- it gives the plot a bit of emotional weight.
“ Her part is written bland and helpless.
“ But, what the hell, the story is highly original and exciting, bringing James Bond into the computer age.
“ But the film is poorly paced with an incredibly slow first half.
“ 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.
“ So now that time has passed I still regard this as one of the worst James Bond films and yet I still find it entertaining and fun more so than when I originally saw it.
“yes that's right, making it horribly boring, too.
“ After all, it features a geriatric 007, a vapid heroine, a dull plot and it's full of lame attempts at humour.
“ With all of that said, I still find the movie to be mildly entertaining, although I probably wouldn't watch it a second time.
“ Despite all the flaws, I still enjoyed this more than earlier, boring outings like, say, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN.
“ Extremely Boring .
“ However, the old man doesn't get any help from the script, which is uninteresting and overlong.
“There is enough here to make this an enjoyable movie, it just isn't up to the level that a James Bond movie needs to be.
“ Its boring, unbelievable, stupidly tongue-in-cheek and annoying.
“ Despite it's bad reviews and all the 'Roger Moore was far too old' talk, I find this film very enjoyable.
“ The scene with the Iceberg, the fight at Miss Suttons house, the fire truck, the race course are particularly enjoyable.
“ He and Roger Moore enjoy genuine onscreen chemistry and the scenes in which Bond takes delight in berating his servant' are particularly enjoyable.
“ It's a horrible, and boring...
“ It simply is boring from the moment Bond enters the Zorin residence trying to find out about any wrongdoings and about until Tanya Roberts enters the frame.
“ Roger Moore's last outing as the venerable secret agent is immensely entertaining.
“ Grace Jones plays May Day in a mysterious matter that makes her character intriguing.
“ My Take: Goes by the usual Bond movie formula, but this time, much more enjoyable than the previously appalling OCTOPUSSY.
“ I have seen this movie so many times and I have always enjoyed it I always had fun with it.