History YMMV / AViewToAKill

20th Aug '17 11:48:26 PM StardustSoldier
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* ArcFatigue: As noted by some, aside from the use of microchips Max Zorin's scheme to implant them into his horses to enhance their stamina in his horse races is largely detached from his actual plan in Silicon Valley; yet it takes up nearly the entire first act of the movie.

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* ArcFatigue: As noted by some, aside from the use of microchips in Max Zorin's scheme to implant them into his horses to enhance their stamina in stamina, his horse races is are largely detached from his actual plan in Silicon Valley; Valley, yet it takes up nearly the entire first act of the movie.
20th Jul '17 12:07:02 AM AnotherGuy
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** Creator/ChristopherWalken's role as Max Shreck in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' could be considered a ShoutOut to Zorin.

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** Creator/ChristopherWalken's role as Max Shreck in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' could be considered a ShoutOut to Zorin.Zorin, especially since he, too, is obsessed with more power (literally, as in electric power.)
19th Jul '17 11:32:32 PM AnotherGuy
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** The blood pack didn't burst when the City Hall official is shot, so you see an unbroken red brick under the shirt when the squib fires.
19th Jul '17 11:17:16 PM AnotherGuy
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** Music/JohnBarry's score also counts, especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvM5Ese0EE the recurring action theme]] with its cheesy, yet awesome guitar riffs.

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** Music/JohnBarry's score also counts, especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvM5Ese0EE the recurring action theme]] with its cheesy, yet awesome guitar riffs. The soft instrumental version of the Duran Duran song by Barry is also melodic.
27th May '17 11:23:35 PM DrOO7
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* {{Sequelitis}}: Widely considered one of the worst ''Bond'' films, with Creator/RogerMoore'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).

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Widely considered one of the worst ''Bond'' Bond films, if not ''the'' worst, with Creator/RogerMoore'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).



* 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.

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* 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.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Yes, Stacy' s constant shrieking is annoying as hell. But who can blame her? She's an ordinary girl caught up in a typical "Bond" situation, something she has no training or experience in. It's actually pretty understandable.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Yes, Stacy' s Stacy's constant shrieking is annoying as hell. But who can blame her? She's an ordinary girl caught up in a typical "Bond" situation, something she has no training or experience in. It's actually pretty understandable.
17th May '17 8:00:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** John Barry's score also counts, especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvM5Ese0EE the recurring action theme]] with its cheesy, yet awesome guitar riffs.

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** John Barry's Music/JohnBarry's score also counts, especially [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvM5Ese0EE the recurring action theme]] with its cheesy, yet awesome guitar riffs.



* JustHereForGodzilla: Most people who watch this movie really only do so for Christopher Walken and Grace Jones as the villains. Well, that and John Barry's awesome score.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Most people who watch this movie really only do so for Christopher Walken Creator/ChristopherWalken and Grace Jones as the villains. Well, that and John Barry's awesome score.score.
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: A common point of criticism is that the plot is basically a remake of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' updated to replace gold with microchips (it ironically came out two years after another "remake" of an earlier Bond film; that movie was ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', which was EON's opponent in the 1983 [[DuelingMovies "Battle of the Bonds"]]. ''A View To A Kill'', however, is considered a bit worse).



* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: A common point of criticism is that the plot is basically a remake of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' updated to replace gold with microchips (it ironically came out two years after another "remake" of an earlier Bond film; that movie was ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', which was EON's opponent in the 1983 [[DuelingMovies "Battle of the Bonds"]]. ''A View To A Kill'', however, is considered a bit worse).



* RecycledScript: The story is a lot like ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', replacing gold with microchips and Fort Knox with Silicon Valley. The part where Zorin illustrates his plan to his criminal investors with a miniature model in the middle of a boardroom table and having his dragon kill the investor who wants no part of it is a dead giveaway.



* {{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).

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* {{Sequelitis}}: Widely considered one of the worst ''Bond'' films, with Roger Moore's Creator/RogerMoore'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).



** A sharp eye will easily make out a good number of Roger Moore's stunt doubles during the action sequences, a further indication that Moore had clearly outgrown the part.

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** A sharp eye will easily make out a good number of Roger Moore's Creator/RogerMoore's stunt doubles during the action sequences, a further indication that Moore had clearly outgrown the part.



** The 57-year-old Roger Moore making out with Grace Jones. For what it's worth, he thought so too.

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** The 57-year-old Roger Moore Creator/RogerMoore making out with Grace Jones. For what it's worth, he thought so too.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Roger Moore and Patrick Macnee working together as secret agents! [[spoiler:Then Macnee's Godfrey gets offed criminally early.]]

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Roger Moore Creator/RogerMoore and Patrick Macnee Creator/PatrickMacnee working together as secret agents! [[spoiler:Then Macnee's Godfrey gets offed criminally early.]]



** Roger Moore's facelift. Not helping is the absence of his signature mole.

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** Roger Moore's Creator/RogerMoore's facelift. Not helping is the absence of his signature mole.
15th May '17 9:47:09 AM cluosborne
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** She was knocked to the ground from the same [[spoiler: explosion that killed MayDay during her HeroicSacrifice and also knocked down Bond]]. It's possible that she was stunned and had hearing loss. Between that and having tunnel vision on reuniting with Bond, she didn't notice.
9th May '17 6:35:31 PM cluosborne
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*** Unless the microchip monopoly was only one part of his plan and monopolizing the design and distribution of products that used microchips was another. More FridgeHorror.

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*** Unless the microchip monopoly was only one part of his plan and monopolizing the design and distribution manufacture of Consumer and Military products that used microchips was another. More FridgeHorror.
9th May '17 1:13:10 PM cluosborne
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*** Likely for the same reason he killed his own mine workers: to eliminate any witnesses that would expose his scheme. Also ForTheEvulz and FridgeHorror. It would have been well within Zorin's character to shoot and blow up any survivors they came across as well as disrupt any rescue efforts and take out any infrastructure that the disaster missed.

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*** Likely for the same reason he killed his own mine workers: to eliminate any witnesses that would expose his scheme. Also ForTheEvulz and FridgeHorror. It would have been well within Zorin's character to shoot and blow up any survivors they came across as well as disrupt any rescue efforts and take out any infrastructure that the disaster missed. Or it's a case of CrazyPrepared where if they were found out or attacked, they would have a stable platform to shoot and drop bombs from.
9th May '17 1:11:25 PM cluosborne
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*** Unless the microchip monopoly was only one part of his plan and monopolizing the design and distribution of products that used microchips was another. More FridgeHorror.
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