11 Things You Learn Rewatching A View To A Kill

Why, Roger, why?

Roger Moore a View to a Kill
Eon Productions

Our weekly James Bond rewatch series continues with the fourteenth Bond film, 1985's A View to a Kill.

The third of five Bond films directed by John Glen, it was also the seventh and final effort for Roger Moore, who closed out his time as 007 with one of the oddest, messiest and most divisive entries into the entire Bond canon.

Though it does sometimes manage to strike an agreeably ridiculous tone, too much of the movie feels like an off-kilter mish-mash of ideas thrown together without any regard for whether they actually compliment each other.

It certainly falls into the "skippable" category when examining the whole franchise, though there is an undeniably novel, perverse appeal to watching a mid-fifties Moore slog his way through one of the most workmanlike and aggressively bizarre Bond flicks to date.

After this, it's at least smooth sailing for the next few movies, with the decidedly sturdier consistency of Timothy Dalton's two outings as 007 and all that early promise of Pierce Brosnan's Goldeneye...


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