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Title: A View to a Kill (1985)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 20, 2013, 10:14:28 am
A View to a Kill
The Ultimate Edition




No, I didn't purposely save A View to a Kill to end my DVD run. The Library f*cked up. I was the only person on the wait list and they kept me waiting for a month before it was finally delivered to my branch. On top of that, the movie was actually in transit 2 weeks ago and then it was suddenly retracted, even though I was still the only one on the list. What the hell! Anyway....

This is the first time I've seen A View to a Kill since it hit the theater. I remember absolutely NOTHING about this one, save for a couple of "iconic" scenes/images. But the plot didn't ring a bell and it's certainly not a memorable one to begin with for sure. The movie has not aged well at all. But then again, Roger Moore was really pushing the believability factor at the time given how old he was in this one. It was definitely time to bring in a new Bond, even though I couldn't see anyone replacing him (at the time), I knew that for the series to continue on, it would need someone younger. A lot younger.

As for the casting in this one, I always thought that Grace Jones was an odd choice for a Bond Girl. Yikes. But they did get it right with Tanya Roberts. She looked the part and she was pretty good in this, if not spectacular. Christopher Walken. You know what you're getting here. There isn't any deviation at all in how he acts. So, not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. But whatever it was, he was by far the best part about the movie. One thing that caught me off guard with the cast was seeing Dolph Lundgren. I had no idea he was in this at all. But since this came out before Rocky IV, I didn't even know who he was at the time. Still a trip.

The pacing of the movie was odd as well and there is a section in the movie when it veers off into a Chase scene on a Firetruck through the streets of San Francisco. It's so out of place. Not that it mattered because the rest of the movie wasn't all that good. But the Firetruck scene looked and felt like a Richard Donner production. Not sure if that was intentional or not. Just making an observation. Speaking of Donner, the movie's plot is basically a riff from the one seen in Spuerman ('s-blu-rays/superman-the-movie-(1978)/msg6449/#msg6449), just not as good.

Yeah, this is a Skip.
Title: Re: A View to a Kill (1985)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 20, 2013, 10:14:50 am
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