Genre Guesstimation – A View To A Kill (1985) – Encore Review 2


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by me!

Since the new James Bond film – No Time to Die (2021) is finally being released I have chosen that we will be reviewing our favorite Spy/Espionage Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Oct by sending them to 007@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Spy/Espionage Movies…….

Intuitive improvisation is the secret of genius.” – Max Zorin

Number of Times Seen – Between 10-20 times (Theater in ’85, cable, video, DVD, 15 Dec 2014,d 11 Nov 2019 and 14 Oct 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – James Bond is sent to find out why the head of  technology company is rigging horse races.

My Take on it – This is one of my favorite Bond movies.

As a kid of the 80’s, I saw this in the theater when I was 11 and it still remains so much fun for me to watch it.

Roger Moore is superb in the role and gives a great tongue in cheek performance here, despite his age.

Christopher Walken is one of the best Bond villains IMHO and manages to get the fine line between psychotic and genius in all that he does.

The story plays out really well and that helps keep things so much fun the whole way through.

Tanya Roberts and Grace Jones are both great ‘Bond Girls’ in this movie and play their parts quite well.

The film’s title song by Duran Duran is also my all time favorite Bond song and still gets me every time I hear it even after 35+ years.

The story stays fun the whole way through and the plot still seems so relevant even after nearly four decades especially when dealing with computers and technology.

The gadgets are also great and help keep the technology of the story cutting edge.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Roger Moore turned 57 during filming, making him the oldest actor to play Bond. Sean Connery was 52 when he did Never Say Never Again (1983) (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – For Sure! Such a fun Bond films that still feels relevant in its themes and characters.

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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