Day 14 in our “20 Days of Bond” commences with 1985’s A View To A Kill which evidentially became Roger Moore’s last appearance as James Bond 007. Duran Duran provide a lively theme tune as we see Christopher Walken and Grace Jones co star with Roger Moore, who being 57 at the time was starting to look his age.
When James Bond is sent to investigate a security leak at the high-tech Zorin Industries, he discovers a hotbed of murder and deception. The company’s mysterious owner, Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) has devised a plan to corner the world microchip market, even if he has to kill millions to do it! But before Bond can stop Zorin, he must confront the madman’s beautiful and deadly companion May Day. With help from the gorgeous Stacey, Bond will launch an all-out assault on Zorin’s deadly scheme, climaxing in a spine-tingling duel on the upper spans of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Despite being marginally superior to the disappointing ‘Octopussy‘, A View To A Kill is unfortunately very bad, Roger Moore really should have stopped after For Your Eyes Only. The only thing saving this film from complete destruction is Christopher Walken’s portrayal of psychotic madman Max Zorin.