History YMMV / AViewToAKill

31st Aug '16 10:26:25 AM JamesAustin
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*** Fans may recognise that the theme tune from ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' was adapted for use as the film's instrumental score.

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*** ** Fans may recognise that the theme tune from ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' was adapted for use as the film's instrumental score.



* {{Narm}}: [[spoiler:Dr. Mortner's attempt to blow up Bond with dynamite (complete with MadScientist face, [[TooDumbToLive all while ignoring the multiple assault rifles and other weapons in the safe he could have used instead]]), followed by Bond cutting the rope tying the blimp to the Golden Gate bridge) and ...BOOM!]]
** [[spoiler: His cries of "MAAAAAAAAAX!" when Bond has Zorin on the ropes are also pretty funny, which makes one wonder of Walken's odd laugh right before he slips and falls wasn't actually a case of {{Corpsing}}]].

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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[[spoiler:Dr. Mortner's cries of "MAAAAAAAAAX!" when Bond has Zorin on the ropes (which makes one wonder of Walken's odd laugh right before he slips and falls wasn't actually a case of {{Corpsing}}), followed by his attempt to blow up Bond with dynamite (complete with MadScientist face, [[TooDumbToLive all while ignoring the multiple assault rifles and other weapons in the safe he could have used instead]]), followed by ending with Bond cutting the rope tying the blimp to the Golden Gate bridge) and ...BOOM!]]
** [[spoiler: His cries of "MAAAAAAAAAX!" when Bond has Zorin on the ropes are also pretty funny, which makes one wonder of Walken's odd laugh right before he slips and falls wasn't actually a case of {{Corpsing}}]].
and... BOOM!]]



** The out-of-nowhere use of "California Girls" during the opening snowboard chase. It's not even the original, but a cover.
*** Granted, the scene was effective enough that even hardcore snowboarders acknowledge it as the pivotal moment that allowed it to emerge from the underground (where it'd existed since the mid 1970s). The "California Girls" cover was still rather cringeworthy, though.
** Hell, almost the ''entire movie'' counts.

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** The out-of-nowhere use of "California Girls" during the opening snowboard chase. It's not even the original, but a cover.
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cover. Granted, the scene was effective enough that even hardcore snowboarders acknowledge it as the pivotal moment that allowed it to emerge from the underground (where it'd existed since the mid 1970s). The 1970s), but the "California Girls" cover was still rather cringeworthy, though.
** Hell, almost the ''entire movie'' counts.
though.



-->'''May Day:''' ''Wow.'' What a ''view''!
-->'''Max Zorin:''' To a '''''kill!'''''

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-->'''May --->'''May Day:''' ''Wow.'' What a ''view''!
-->'''Max
''view''!\\
'''Max
Zorin:''' To a '''''kill!'''''



* 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'' 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).

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/DolphLundren Creator/DolphLundgren (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'' 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).prior).



** [[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."

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ResNDwq_5k The title sequence]]: 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
(and even the title sequence with it. And we need it by tomorrow."ones made for the Dalton films afterwards) were.



** The 57-year-old Roger Moore making out with Grace Jones. [[CreatorBacklash For what it's worth, he thought so too.]]
** Many will also point to 57-year-old Moore making out with 30-year-old Tanya Roberts in the shower at the very end, especially since he'd spent most of the film up to this point in a more parental relationship with her. (Again, Moore himself thought so too, especially after learning he was older than her ''mother'', which was one of the factors that drove him to hang up his tux after this film.) The dialog in this scene really doesn't help.
-->'''Bond''': Drat, I dropped the soap.
-->'''Stacy''': I'll get it!
-->'''Bond''': ...''THAT'' is not the soap.
* {{Tearjerker}}: May Day's anguished "Jenny!" on seeing her corpse.

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** The 57-year-old Roger Moore making out with Grace Jones. [[CreatorBacklash For what it's worth, [[CreatorBacklash he thought so too.]]
** Many will also point to 57-year-old Moore making out with 30-year-old Tanya Roberts in the shower at the very end, especially since he'd spent most of the film up to this point in a more parental relationship with her. (Again, Moore himself thought so too, especially after learning he was older than her ''mother'', which was one of the factors that drove him to hang up his tux after this film.) )
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The dialog in this the aforementioned shower scene really doesn't help.
-->'''Bond''':
help, for a whole lot of other reasons.
--->'''Bond:'''
Drat, I dropped the soap.
-->'''Stacy''':
soap.\\
'''Stacy:'''
I'll get it!
-->'''Bond''': ...
it!\\
'''Bond:''' ...
''THAT'' is not the soap.
* {{Tearjerker}}: TearJerker:
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May Day's anguished "Jenny!" on seeing her corpse.



* WhatAnIdiot: Dr. Mortner tries to off Bond and Stacey along with himself 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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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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Dr. Mortner tries to off Bond and Stacey along with himself atop the bridge with a roll of dynamite, ''completely ignoring the rack of submachine guns located in the same stash of weapons''.
22nd Aug '16 2:31:38 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Max Zorin is by far one of the most psychopathic and AxCrazy villains Bond has ever come across. Being played by someone like 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.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Max Zorin Zorin]] is by far one of the most psychopathic and AxCrazy villains Bond has ever come across. Being played by someone like Creator/ChristopherWalken further helps.across. 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 [[EvenEvilHasStandards when he disagrees with Zorin's plan, plan]], throws a captured spy into an underwater fan to be [[CruelAndUnusualDeath ground to mush, mush]], and shoots a geologist in kills the San Francisco's City Hall Francisco mayor 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.
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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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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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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* {{Squick}}: {{Squick}}:
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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.
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