Interesting choice, Ass_E9 —and a difficult one, too, for I like both of the Dalton Bond pictures.
With that said, though, I’ll go for Licence to Kill. Partially because I find it slightly better-paced, partially because, as a fan of Ian Fleming’s original books, I appreciate how it incorporates elements from Live and Let Die (the book, not the very different movie) and “The Hildebrand Rarity.”
Post by ArArArchStanton on May 5, 2017 1:18:37 GMT
This is a really tough question
My lifelong answer was Licence, but then 7 or 8 years ago I stopped just watching my favorites and realized that Daylights is a really badass Bond film. It often goes overlooked but Dalton is fantastic in it. That's probably the film that makes me wish we'd had another 2 Dalton films to enjoy. But Licence still has such a unique premise. It's the one true rogue Bond film and it's glorious at every turn, including the somewhat unique high level of violence.
Post by The Future Mr. Keira Knightley on May 15, 2017 21:08:45 GMT
The Living Daylights Licence to Kill reminded me of a bad episode of Miami Vice when it was released, but it has aged well and when I re-watched it recently it's better than I remember. Still prefer Dalton's first effort and I think he's unfairly blasted; given some good scripts I think he'd have made a fine Bond.
Angel's lame. His hair goes straight up and he's bloody stupid.
I prefer The Living Daylights. Nevertheless, Licence to Kill was tailor-made for Dalton and showcases a better, more memorable villain and has some violently entertaining action set pieces.
The Living Daylights is fucking boring.
I can't agree with you there. After Octopussy and A View to a Kill, it was refreshingly to watch a grounded, somewhat realistic Bond film with espionage. While the villain scheme is for Bond to figure out for two hours (and a rather complicated one at that), there are several highlights in the film that keep it from being boring: Timothy Dalton's performance, the pre-titles sequence, Necros's attack on the safehouse, Bond's tense confrontation of General Pushkin, and Bond's fight with Necros on the plane.
Probably because I read the actual Bond novels by Ian Fleming, I appreciate the film more since Albert R. Broccoli wanted the series back to its original roots when Dalton was Bond.
LTK does feel quite a lot more like an action movie than a standard Bond movie, but perhaps that's why I like it so much.
I agree. Not only does it feel like an action movie, it specifically feels like a late '80s action movie (small wonder), which is a particularly good vintage to me. I think I have a slight preference for Licence to Kill over Living Daylights, for that reason.
I prefer TLD. I liked the Cold War plot. I liked the humour as well, where Bond and Kara Milovy, cross the Austrian border on a cello case. I liked the irritated look on Bond's face, when Kara makes him go back for her cello.
LTK is just a movie length episode of Miami Vice. The OTT violence is too much for a Bond film. It makes it seem like a generic actioner and because of the violence, it pushed the age certificate to a 15, alienating most of the audience.