History YMMV / AViewToAKill

21st Feb '18 9:44:26 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Perhaps moreso, the fight atop the Golden Gate Bridge, a highly memorable sequence in an otherwise mediocre film.


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*** Not helping this choice was the fact that said song was played against an action sequence that takes place in ''Siberia''.
20th Feb '18 1:21:31 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NeverLiveItDown: Roger Moore's age stands out as the film's most common complaint, having been fifty-seven at the time filming wrapped and the majority of his stunts performed by easily visible stunt doubles; his facelift and his sexual escapades with no less than ''four'' women substantially younger than himself didn't help matters, and most fans and critics, [[CreatorBacklash the most vocal being Roger Moore himself]], agreed that it was one adventure too many for the series' longest-running Bond actor.
17th Feb '18 8:38:22 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** During the fire truck chase, you can clearly make out a cameraman filming the stunt on an extended camera arm. In another shot when the fire truck clips the Chevron sign, you can see the camera crew perched on the ladder's rear cabin.
14th Feb '18 5:50:45 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The trucker who encounters Bond and Stacy in the fire truck near Zorin's mine, not at all questioning the presence of a ladder-equipped fire engine in the middle of nowhere or Bond's lack of firefighting gear, and fully believing the agent's ruse that there's a fire on the rear end of his truckload of dynamite. It makes for one of Bond's most ridiculously easy hijacks. And that's to say nothing of the guards at the mine who don't do a spot check on him or Stacy when they enter the grounds.
13th Feb '18 8:15:09 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* HolyShitQuotient: The fire at San Francisco City Hall, which subsequently became one of its most famous appearances on the big screen.
13th Feb '18 6:24:45 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 carry 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 carry a gun.



** As pointed out by 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.
*** Unless the microchip monopoly was only one part of his plan and monopolizing the design and manufacture of Consumer and Military products that used microchips was another. More FridgeHorror.

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** As pointed out by 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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customers. Unless the microchip monopoly was only one part of his plan and monopolizing the design and manufacture of Consumer and Military products that used microchips was another. More FridgeHorror.
9th Feb '18 10:04:22 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TheScrappy: Stacy Sutton, who manages to be completely helpless in the worst of situations (See DamselScrappy Above) and like [[Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough Denise Richards as Christmas Jones some fourteen years later]] is totally unconvincing in her occupation, in this case as a geologist. The fact that Tanya Roberts was notoriously difficult to work with on set doesn't help matters.
6th Jan '18 6:40:34 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Creator/RogerEbert pointed out that Zorin's plan makes very little sense if you have any knowledge of the computer industry. [[spoiler: Destroying Silicon Valley would do very little to give him a monopoly on microchips, since those are generally manufactured overseas in places like Japan. Firms in Silicon Valley usually create tech that requires microchips, meaning Zorin is essentially ''[[WhatanIdiot killing his own customer base]]''.]]

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Creator/RogerEbert pointed out that Zorin's plan makes very little sense if you have any knowledge of the computer industry. [[spoiler: Destroying Silicon Valley would do very little to give him a monopoly on microchips, since those are generally manufactured overseas in places like Japan. Firms in Silicon Valley usually create tech that requires microchips, meaning Zorin is essentially ''[[WhatanIdiot ''[[WhatAnIdiot killing his own customer base]]''.]]
7th Oct '17 3:36:39 PM ClintEastwood
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** May Day. The setup made no sense--Zorin and May Day were searching for Bond after realizing he wasn't who he claimed to be; they find him in May Day's bed and he reminds her that she said someone would "take care" of him. Zorin walks away amused and May Day just goes with it, even though by this point she and Zorin are fully aware that he's the same man who chased her in Paris after she killed his French contact. Their sexual encounter goes unmentioned for the rest of the movie, and even [[spoiler:her HeelFaceTurn at the end of the movie has nothing to do Bond]]], making the scene meaningless.

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** May Day. The setup made no sense--Zorin and May Day were searching for Bond after realizing he wasn't who he claimed to be; they find him in May Day's bed and he reminds her that she said someone would "take care" of him. Zorin walks away amused and May Day just goes with it, even though by this point she and Zorin are fully aware that he's the same man who chased her in Paris after she killed his French contact. Their sexual encounter goes unmentioned for the rest of the movie, and even [[spoiler:her HeelFaceTurn at the end of the movie has nothing to do Bond]]], Bond]], making the scene meaningless.
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.
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