A View to a Kill is my #1 favourite bond movie followed by Die Another Day. Bond had grown a little wiser since Moonraker and Roger played him, in this case, somewhat more from the angle of a logically - critical and caring perspective. In other words, if someone does something stupid in the story or if someone gets hurt or is in danger, you can actually read concern and criticism in the Bond's (Roger's) face and mannerisms - wow!
I think the movie was prepared by a skilled team who were very talented in their own special way. There was a lot of exotic locations and there was also creative thinking in the making of Moonraker. Bond is played as a provocative, know it all, sexually obsessed, aged school boy. I give credit to that honesty by Roger.
This movie has a theme and it has Christianity as its theme. There is quite a lot of crying and emotional outbursts which is challenging however this movie wins because it teaches something good rather than nothing or less than nothing. Facing the giants has objectivity and Facing the Giants also has key characters who actually stand up against adverse critical thinking and moral appraisal (rather than fail miserably or delve deeply into meaningless moral ambiguity). I find it hard not to rate this 5 because the makers of the movie are actually committed to preparing morally recognisable material.
I thought that the movie was popular and went over a fair amount of territory, geographically. I liked how high-tech gadgets were used and I also liked some of the one liners. I did not so much like the overall off-the-job conduct of those working for the governments, or Bond's attitude towards and treatment of women either.
What did I think about this movie? I thought the first 22 minutes were pretty good (as far as the main characters were concerned anyway). After that all the characters seemed to loose control. It would be interesting to have a ratio, live body to corpse at the beginning and then at the end of the movie. While watching, the action had a lot of violence and gore, it was not a very pleasant experience to watch. Also it is a good idea to be diligent with anatomy when directing because some organs may still move after being detached from a human body, this is probably worth checking for if the movie is watched/watched again. I don't feel like watching this movie again at the moment.