History YMMV / AViewToAKill

6th Jun '16 7:22:39 AM erforce
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** Music/DuranDuran's opening song is the only Bond theme to make it to #1 on the Billboard charts. Even the movie's strongest detractors will admit to the song being an undeniable highlight of the movie.

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** Music/DuranDuran's opening song is the only Bond ''Bond'' theme to make it to #1 on the Billboard charts. Even the movie's strongest detractors will admit to the song being an undeniable highlight of the movie.



* BreakawayPopHit: The above song is still a permanent fixture in DuranDuran's set list over thirty years later, despite the film being widely considered one of the worst of the series.
* CompleteMonster: Max Zorin is by far one of the most psychopathic and AxCrazy villains Bond has ever come across. Being played by someone like ChristopherWalken further helps. A French-German CorruptCorporateExecutive who used to work for the KGB after he and his EvilutionaryBiologist mentor Dr. Carl Mortner aka Hans Glaub were whisked out of the defeated Nazi Germany by the Soviets, he goes rogue to pursue his own plans for domination. His plot involves triggering an earthquake to flood Silicon Valley so his tech company can get a monopoly on the world's supply of microchips, killing millions of people in the proces. He [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin drops a businessman to his death]] who wants to opt out of Zorin's plan, throws a captured spy into an underwater fan to be ground to mush, and shoots a geologist in San Francisco's City Hall before blaming Bond for the murder and leaving him and Stacy behind to die in a fire. He's so psychotic that [[BadBoss he gleefully machine guns his own mine workers to death]] and betrays his lover and henchwoman May Day, all of whom were nothing but loyal to him. When his plan is eventually foiled he goes through a VillainousBreakdown as he tries to [[AnAxeToGrind hack Bond and Stacy up with an ax]] in a fight on top of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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* BreakawayPopHit: The above song is still a permanent fixture in DuranDuran's set list over thirty years later, despite the film being widely considered one of the worst of the series.
* CompleteMonster: Max Zorin is by far one of the most psychopathic and AxCrazy villains Bond has ever come across. Being played by someone like ChristopherWalken Creator/ChristopherWalken further helps. A French-German CorruptCorporateExecutive who used to work for the KGB after he and his EvilutionaryBiologist mentor Dr. Carl Mortner aka Hans Glaub were whisked out of the defeated Nazi Germany by the Soviets, he goes rogue to pursue his own plans for domination. His plot involves triggering an earthquake to flood Silicon Valley so his tech company can get a monopoly on the world's supply of microchips, killing millions of people in the proces. He [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin drops a businessman to his death]] who wants to opt out of Zorin's plan, throws a captured spy into an underwater fan to be ground to mush, and shoots a geologist in San Francisco's City Hall before blaming Bond for the murder and leaving him and Stacy behind to die in a fire. He's so psychotic that [[BadBoss he gleefully machine guns his own mine workers to death]] and betrays his lover and henchwoman May Day, all of whom were nothing but loyal to him. When his plan is eventually foiled he goes through a VillainousBreakdown as he tries to [[AnAxeToGrind hack Bond and Stacy up with an ax]] in a fight on top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
14th May '16 7:41:52 AM DoctorNemesis
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** On that note, the murder of all the mine workers by Zorin certainly warrants this, as they had been loyal to him and were utterly defenseless.

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** On that note, the murder of all the mine workers by Zorin certainly warrants this, as they had been loyal to him and were utterly defenseless. This said, they ''were'' at least complicit, if not willing participants, in a plot to flood Silicon Valley and drown millions of people, which may diminish exactly how weepy you feel for them.
14th Mar '16 7:16:44 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** On that note, the murder of all the mine workers by Zorin certainly warrants this, as they had been loyal to him and were utterly defenseless.
** Tibbett's death, which leaves Bond visibly angered when confronted by Zorin.
7th Mar '16 10:51:28 AM erforce
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* NightmareFuel: Pola Ivanova's captured partner is shoved into a water turbine ''head first''.

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Pola Ivanova's captured partner is shoved into a water turbine ''head first''.



* {{Sequelitis}}: Widely considered one of the worst Bond films, with Roger Moore's advanced age being one of the most frequent criticisms (even Moore himself thought he should have been replaced with a younger actor at least two films prior, presumably either TimothyDalton or PierceBrosnan).
* SoBadItsGood: Pretty much everyone will agree that this is near the bottom of the heap when it comes to Bond movies, if not at the ''very'' bottom. Still, there's enough goofiness and nonsensical bits on display here that some find it quite entertaining, if not always for the right reasons.
* SpecialEffectFailure: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ResNDwq_5k The title sequence]]: It's painful to watch the animation from the mid-80s if you know how beautiful those from the 70s were.
** "Oh, hello Mr. Maurice Binder, creator of all Bond title sequences before. Look, we've brought you a new machine we like to call a com-pu-ter. We want you to do the title sequence with it. And we need it by tomorrow."
** Zorin's death by falling off the Golden Gate bridge looks impressive...until you notice he's just a dummy, complete with legs flapping about in the breeze. Same thing goes for the guy dropped out of the zeppelin earlier.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/DolphLundren (in his first film role) appears as one of the two KGB agents accompanying General Gogol in his meeting with Zorin.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Widely considered one of the worst Bond ''Bond'' films, with Roger Moore's advanced age being one of the most frequent criticisms (even Moore himself thought he should have been replaced with a younger actor at least two films prior, presumably either TimothyDalton or PierceBrosnan).
* SoBadItsGood: Pretty much everyone will agree that this is near the bottom of the heap when it comes to Bond ''Bond'' movies, if not at the ''very'' bottom. Still, there's enough goofiness and nonsensical bits on display here that some find it quite entertaining, if not always for the right reasons.
* SpecialEffectFailure: SpecialEffectFailure:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ResNDwq_5k The title sequence]]: It's painful to watch the animation from the mid-80s if you know how beautiful those from the 70s were.
** *** "Oh, hello Mr. Maurice Binder, creator of all Bond title sequences before. Look, we've brought you a new machine we like to call a com-pu-ter. We want you to do the title sequence with it. And we need it by tomorrow."
** Zorin's death by falling off the Golden Gate bridge looks impressive... until you notice he's just a dummy, complete with legs flapping about in the breeze. Same thing goes for the guy dropped out of the zeppelin earlier.



* {{Squick}}: The 57-year-old Roger Moore making out with Grace Jones. [[CreatorBacklash For what it's worth, he thought so too.]]

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The 57-year-old Roger Moore making out with Grace Jones. [[CreatorBacklash For what it's worth, he thought so too.]]
9th Jan '16 4:59:59 PM hamza678
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* ParvumOpus: This is noted as one of the worst Bond films made by EON due to Roger Moore now being way too old for the role, which led to it becoming an OldShame for him, as well as recycling the ''Goldfinger'' plot after rival Kevin [=McClory=] had done so already with ''Never Say Never Again'' (a remake of ''Thunderball''), so it's one of the finalists for being the ParvumOpus of the James Bond series as well as Moore's filmography (the other two Roger Moore Bond movies that are in contention are ''The Man With The Golden Gun'' and ''Moonraker''.) This film was Roger Moore's personal least favorite, since he felt he was too old for the Bond character and he hated some aspects of the movie; this led to him forcing EON's recast by backing out of Hollywood on a heavy scale since he didn't appear in another movie for five years. ''AVTAK'' also has the lowest Website/RottenTomatoes rating for any official Bond movie to date.
24th Dec '15 9:26:42 PM AnotherGuy
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* {{Tearjerker}}: May Day's anguished "Jenny!" on seeing her corpse.
10th Dec '15 9:27:16 PM youngbond007
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** Music/DuranDuran's opening song is the only Bond theme to make it to #1 on the charts. Even the movie's strongest detractors will admit to the song being an undeniable highlight of the movie.

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** Music/DuranDuran's opening song is the only Bond theme to make it to #1 on the Billboard charts. Even the movie's strongest detractors will admit to the song being an undeniable highlight of the movie.
3rd Dec '15 11:44:49 PM Quag15
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* HeartwarmingMoments: Say what you will about Stacy Sutton (like the difference in age between her actress and Roger Moore), but she does allow Bond to show his softer side for the camera. The scene where he makes dinner for her, fixes her phone line, and even tucks her in to bed, serves as a sweet contrast to his [[{{Jerkass}} Jerkassery]] in his first films.
10th Nov '15 2:28:10 AM jameygamer
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* ParvumOpus: This is noted as one of the worst Bond films made by EON due to Roger Moore now being way too old for the role, which led to it becoming an OldShame for him, as well as recycling the ''Goldfinger'' plot after rival Kevin [=McClory=] had done so already with ''Never Say Never Again'' (a remake of ''Thunderball''), so it's one of the finalists for being the ParvumOpus of the James Bond series as well as Moore's filmography (the other two Roger Moore Bond movies that are in contention are ''The Man With The Golden Gun'' and ''Moonraker''.) This film was Roger Moore's personal least favorite, since he felt he was too old for the Bond character and he hated some aspects of the movie; this led to him forcing EON's recast by backing out of Hollywood on a heavy scale since he didn't appear in another movie for five years.

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* ParvumOpus: This is noted as one of the worst Bond films made by EON due to Roger Moore now being way too old for the role, which led to it becoming an OldShame for him, as well as recycling the ''Goldfinger'' plot after rival Kevin [=McClory=] had done so already with ''Never Say Never Again'' (a remake of ''Thunderball''), so it's one of the finalists for being the ParvumOpus of the James Bond series as well as Moore's filmography (the other two Roger Moore Bond movies that are in contention are ''The Man With The Golden Gun'' and ''Moonraker''.) This film was Roger Moore's personal least favorite, since he felt he was too old for the Bond character and he hated some aspects of the movie; this led to him forcing EON's recast by backing out of Hollywood on a heavy scale since he didn't appear in another movie for five years. ''AVTAK'' also has the lowest Website/RottenTomatoes rating for any official Bond movie to date.
10th Nov '15 2:07:51 AM jameygamer
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* ParvumOpus: This is noted as one of the worst Bond films made by EON due to Roger Moore now being way too old for the role, which led to it becoming an OldShame for him, as well as recycling the ''Goldfinger'' plot after rival Kevin McClory had done so already with ''Never Say Never Again'' (a remake of ''Thunderball''), so it's one of the finalists for being the ParvumOpus of the James Bond series as well as Moore's filmography (the other two Roger Moore Bond movies that are in contention are ''The Man With The Golden Gun'' and ''Moonraker''.)

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* ParvumOpus: This is noted as one of the worst Bond films made by EON due to Roger Moore now being way too old for the role, which led to it becoming an OldShame for him, as well as recycling the ''Goldfinger'' plot after rival Kevin McClory [=McClory=] had done so already with ''Never Say Never Again'' (a remake of ''Thunderball''), so it's one of the finalists for being the ParvumOpus of the James Bond series as well as Moore's filmography (the other two Roger Moore Bond movies that are in contention are ''The Man With The Golden Gun'' and ''Moonraker''.)) This film was Roger Moore's personal least favorite, since he felt he was too old for the Bond character and he hated some aspects of the movie; this led to him forcing EON's recast by backing out of Hollywood on a heavy scale since he didn't appear in another movie for five years.



** As pointed out by Roger Ebert, Zorin's plan is utterly stupid. He wants to destroy Silicon Valley in order to gain a monopoly on the microchip market, but the tech companies of Silicon Valley are the ''consumers'' of microchips, not the producers. All Zorin's plan would accomplish is the death of his own customers.

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** As pointed out by Roger Ebert, Creator/RogerEbert, Zorin's plan is utterly stupid. He wants to destroy Silicon Valley in order to gain a monopoly on the microchip market, but the tech companies of Silicon Valley are the ''consumers'' of microchips, not the producers. All Zorin's plan would accomplish is the death of his own customers.
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