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For Your Eyes Only, Aristotle Kristatos (Julian Glover)

Site Rating: 65%
(ratings: 2)
Writeup Rating: 50%
(ratings: 2)
Film: For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Deceased Character: Aristotle Kristatos (Julian Glover)
Archetype: Baddy (Major)
Killed by: Milos Columbo (Topol)
Killed with: Knife


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Written by Mr. Mouseburger 4th Jun 2005

Kristatos has made a deal to sell the ATAC (British missile guidance system) to the Russians. He has made a lot of enemies up to this point of the film.

Bond has to step in to prevent Melina Havlock (Bond's bit of fluff) from trying to kill Kristatos with her crossbow. It should be noted that Kristatos had her parents killed, so is quite rightly miffed.

As Bond is rationalising with Melina, Kristatos sneakily draws a knife from his shoe preparing to stab Bond. In the nick of time, a wounded Columbo appears and throws a knife into Kristatos' back before falling down too injured to do any more.

My favourite part has to be Bond giving the dying Kristatos an indifferent glance and continuing his conversation with Melina.






3 categories : Contrived Self-Defence, Projectile, Revenge

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This review has 10 comments. Reply to the comments
Comment 1 by 'Mr. Briggs' (reply to this comment)
This would also count as contrived self defense, right?
Comment 2 by 'Mr Mouseburger' (reply to this comment)
Yes, fair comment. I have updated the death accordingly.

Mouseburger

Comment 3 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
No Melina Havelock shooting him is not the answer anymore.we're turning Kristatos over to the Greek police.

get the hell out of my way James!

alright but be prepared to dig those 2 graves.

*Columbo tosses a knife into Aris' back*Argh!
Comment 4 by 'housewares' (reply to this comment)
A knife's a good thing for slicing and dicing, but not against the Cos, see? You should. Get yourself. A spoon. And fill it with. JELLO PUDDINGGGGGG.

AGHJGBNSKJGNBSGKNBGJ

-D, 3/23/2006
Comment 5 by 'KrazyCorn' (reply to this comment)
Shouldn't this also be former Friends?
Comment 6 by 'Mr. Briggs Incorporated' (reply to this comment)
Yes, Former Friends or "Betrayal".

An excellent observation from Mr. Housewares as well!

On an unrelated note, this is quite possibly my least favorite Bond villain, I just thought Glover was not quite menacing enough in the role! Although I enjoyed his performance as Walter Donovan in Last Crusade. I enjoyed his death in both films, the (well scripted) knifing was a nice change from all the flamboyant explosion and overkill deaths that make James Bond so famous.

P.S. What's with all the pop-ups!? Is the debt getting higher?
Comment 7 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
do you know avenged mr. and mrs. havelock?Melina because she learned that it was Kristatos that killed the Havelock's or Columbo?
Comment 8 by 'Kooshmeister' (reply to this comment)
I don't think Betrayal applies; Kristatos wasn't the one being betrayed. I thought Betrayal only applied if the victim was the one being betrayed, and the killer was the only one doing the betraying. Kristatos had already betrayed Columbo, so Columbo was not betraying Kristatos by killing him.
Comment 9 by 'Karl_Eichholtz_13' (reply to this comment)
if kristatos had lived the device he had would have been sold to the KGB.
Comment 10 by 'Flashpenny' (reply to this comment)
Anonymous User Wrote:
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> On an unrelated note, this is quite possibly my
> least favorite Bond villain, I just thought Glover
> was not quite menacing enough in the role!
> Although I enjoyed his performance as Walter
> Donovan in Last Crusade. I enjoyed his death in
> both films, the (well scripted) knifing was a nice
> change from all the flamboyant explosion and
> overkill deaths that make James Bond so famous.

Oh how very wrong you are there Mr. Briggs. The worst Bond villain is far and away Dominic Greene in Quantum of Solace. He makes Kristatos look like Goldfinger