epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Movie Reviews: A View To A Kill + My Stepmother Is An Alien

A View To A Kill (1985)

This was Roger Moore’s last Bond outing as the sexist geriatric spy. He faces down psychopath Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) and his bevy of henchmen and henchwomen including May Day (Grace Jones).

The opening credits are a horrible mess of blacklight rubbish, Bond Girl Stacey (Tanya Roberts) is terrible and the acting is bad. May Day wears OTT outfits, Zorin is weird and has a creepy head of security (Patrick Bauchau of ‘The Pretender’). There is a two second appearance by Dolph Lungren as a KGB guy. Zorin does a villain speech over a model. He plans to change the world and has a lot of people willing to help him.

There is outdated technology, bad innuendo, Zorin rewards his minions loyalty with treachery and it all becomes silly. There is a showdown on the Golden Gate Bridge with bad blue screen and Zorin waving an axe. This was okay if viewed with judicious use of the fast forward button.

Best Line:
“What would you be without us? A biological experiment? A physiological freak?”

My Stepmother is an Alien (1988)

An idiot scientist (Dan Aykroyd) ends a radar signal to another galaxy and get a reply in the form of Kim Basinger to the horror of his brat daughter (Alyson Hannigan). This had bad SFX and forced comedy.
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