Roger Moore is back for his last rodeo as James Bond! It’s a rather slow, somewhat dull, kind of haphazard adventure filled with lovely women and also Grace Jones!
Honestly, there’s not a lot to say about this one. The whole formula is a bit tired and threadbare. I try to make the best of it and have fun by, for example, noting how stopping a guy from making EMP-proof chips available to the world is kind of a jerk goal for British Intelligence. I point out how Zorin is awfully clumsy about keeping his activities quiet when he puts his name on every chip and has them packed for shipping in his basement.
Start the commentary after the MGM lion, but before the Zorin disclaimer, on the countdown.
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Good commentary. I agreed with nearly every point you made on it. Although I must admit I have a slight soft spot for A View to a Kill as its the first Bond I seen on the big screen. Must say I agree on your view on Fiona Fullerton, I wish she had got the role that Tanya Roberts got, maybe switched the two? It is a rather dull Bond film to be sure, the highlight for me was the chase in Paris and not much else. On the Avengers theme, as you mentioned apart from Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg and the other one (Honor Blackman) Joanna Lumley from the New Avengers makes another Bond connection by appearing in On Her Majestys Secret Service. One big thing I disagree on though, I loved Duran Durans title song! To me it’s the last great Bond theme.