A View to a Kill (1985)
Theme Song: Killer. Actual Movie: Meh.
CW: Violence including violence against women, casual sexism, sexual harassment.
This week we say farewell to, officially, the horniest James Bond, Sir Roger Moore. And what an incredibly bland sendoff it is. Roger Moore was 57 years old when this movie was made, and despite his ever-present charm and wit, Moore's missing the spark and energy that was desperately needed. We do get two of our biggest-name villains, with Christopher Walken and Grace Jones, but unfortunately they're not given enough time on screen to really pack a punch with their murderous tendencies. It's all kind of meh, which feels like a sad way to end a franchise run, especially when Duran Duran CRUSHES the theme song. Enjoy our final James Bond review of 2019 with A View to a Kill!
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Excerpt taken from "James Bond Theme," written and composed by John Barry, and performed by the John Barry Orchestra. ℗ 1962, 2012 Capitol Records LLC.
Clips from A View to a Kill are copyright 1983 United Artists Corporation & Danjaq, LLC.
Excerpt taken from “A View to a Kill,” written and composed by Duran Duran and John Barry, and performed by Duran Duran. Copyright 1985 Danjaq S.A. under exclusive license to EMI Records, Ltd.
Excerpt taken from "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" written and composed by John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz, and Franke Previte, and performed by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. © 1987 Knockout Music Inc., Jemava Music Corp., Donald Jay Music, Ltd. and R.U. Cyrius Publishing (ASCAP).
Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.