Film Review: A View To A Kill

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And now, the end is near and I can’t say that I’m overly disappointed as my love hate relationship with Roger Moore as James Bond, 007 draws to a close. As relationships go it’s had its moments, you just have to look back at my reviews of The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy to see just how much I find Roger Moore an unconvincing British Spy but as our time comes to an end it’s almost with a tint of sadness that we part, because, however much I dislike the type of Bond Moore created, he has for the last month been, “Bond”.

And so it’s to our final outing – A View To A Kill.

It wasn’t a Bond film I knew anything about before I stuck the disc into the player and settled in for the evening. What I found was a Bond film that I actually enjoyed. It’s strange I am fast beginning to realise that when Bond rolls out a “paint by numbers” style film, that’s formulaic with the plot walking easily from point to point, while Bond beds every girl he passes and dodges every bullet fired at him, I switch off and spend more time thinking about tomorrow night’s dinner than the action on the screen. However, paint outside the lines, throw in a mad villain, spend some time beating up Bond and make him weaker in comparison to those he’s coming up against and suddenly I become engrossed – I start to enjoy it. And thankfully, A View To A Kill follows the later rules.
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