History YMMV / AViewToAKill

19th Jan '17 12:31:50 PM Premonition45
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* 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 James Bond Duel]]. ''A View To A Kill'', however, is considered a bit worse).

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* 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 James Bond Duel]]."Battle of the Bonds"]]. ''A View To A Kill'', however, is considered a bit worse).
14th Jan '17 4:08:34 PM comicwriter
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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]]''.]]
18th Dec '16 1:14:02 PM Premonition45
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** Allison Doody made her film debut as Jenny Flex in this film (the youngest Bond girl, to date), however, she doesn't spend much time with Creator/RogerMoore's Bond. A few years later, she'd play Dr. Elsa Schneider in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', who has sex with another Bond, Creator/SeanConnery.
14th Dec '16 9:50:49 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The police captain, who while trying to arrest Bond doesn't seem to acknowledge his acquaintance with CIA Agent Chuck Lee (Who was found dead hours earlier), and tries to cuff him anyway.
14th Dec '16 9:44:37 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Bond and Stacey taking the fire truck over a rising draw bridge; the stunt is obviously completed with a ramp and shot to obscure its presence.
14th Dec '16 12:56:19 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* SignatureScene: The final fight atop the Golden Gate Bridge between Bond and Zorin.
** Also worthy of note, the mine massacre, noted for being one of the most violent scenes in any of the Bond films.
14th Dec '16 12:53:57 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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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.
13th Dec '16 10:08:47 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The French detective who is killed at the Eiffel Tower when May Day flings a fake butterfly complete with a hook at his face, which kills him instantly. Even more jarring if we are to assume it wasn't poisoned in any way, thus leading to thus pun;
-->'''Bond:''' There's a fly in his soup! ''(Gives chase to May Day)''


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** As impressive as the jump from the Eiffel Tower is, one can't help but notice the obvious diving board atop the tower deck.
** 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.
13th Dec '16 7:19:24 PM DrOO7
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* 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.
3rd Dec '16 8:02:19 PM jameygamer
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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: A common point of criticism is that the plot is basically a remake of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' updated to replace gold with microchips.

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* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: A common point of criticism is that the plot is basically a remake of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' updated to replace gold with microchips.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 James Bond Duel]]. ''A View To A Kill'', however, is considered a bit worse).
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