History YMMV / AViewToAKill

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.
9th May '17 11:55:10 AM cluosborne
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*** Bond for admitting that the gun used in Howe's murder was his and thinking he'd just have it back. His cover identity was James Stock; a reporter for the London Financial Times. A financial reporter in the USA would have absolutely no reason to have a gun.

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*** Bond for admitting that the gun used in Howe's murder was his and thinking he'd just have it back. His cover identity was James Stock; a reporter for the London Financial Times. A financial reporter in the USA would have absolutely no reason to have carry a gun.
9th May '17 11:53:44 AM cluosborne
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*** Bond, whose cover was a reporter for the London Financial Times, for admitting that the gun used in Howe's murder was his and thinking he'd just have it back.

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*** Bond, whose cover was a reporter for the London Financial Times, Bond for admitting that the gun used in Howe's murder was his and thinking he'd just have it back.back. His cover identity was James Stock; a reporter for the London Financial Times. A financial reporter in the USA would have absolutely no reason to have a gun.
9th May '17 11:47:53 AM 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 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.


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*** Bond, whose cover was a reporter for the London Financial Times, for admitting that the gun used in Howe's murder was his and thinking he'd just have it back.
9th May '17 11:44:03 AM 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.

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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.across as well as disrupt any rescue efforts and take out any infrastructure the disaster missed.
9th May '17 6:24:52 AM cluosborne
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** Dr. Mortner tries to off Bond and Stacey atop the bridge with a roll of dynamite, ''completely ignoring the rack of submachine guns located in the same stash of weapons''.

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** Dr. Mortner tries to off Bond and Stacey atop the bridge with a roll of dynamite, ''completely ignoring the rack of submachine guns located in the same stash of weapons''. In his defense, he was angry and upset over losing Zorin.
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