As the world’s most famous spy celebrates 50 years as a movie star, the time has come to celebrate everything we love about him. In 22 blog posts, I’ll find something in every Bond movie, from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008), that’s worth illustrating. Yes, even the bad ones.
The fourteenth film in this franchise features one of its craziest villains. Maybe not one of the most memorable or colorful… but Max Zorin is certainly completely insane. The clip above is a pretty standard example of how Bond baddies dispose of people they don’t like. But what really sets Zorin apart may be that scene near the end where he grabs a machine gun and pays all his workers in bullets; unable to stop laughing, he finishes the massacre. Could be one of the series’ most bizarre moments. Christopher Walken brings star charisma to the part, just like Christopher Lee did in The Man With the Golden Gun (1974).
My 2006 review of A View to a Kill.