Here’s my review of The Living Daylights (1987) for today’s final review.
Number of Times Seen – Between 5 – 10 times (Theater in ’87, cable, video, DVD and 16 Dec 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Bond is sent on a mission to help a Russian commander defect to the West and finds out that he can’t trust anyone.
My Take on it – I liked this one a lot both when I originally saw it in the theater and subsequent viewings.
Dalton is knocked by many as not being a great Bond, but I think he brings to the role a fresh new serious take on it which I think works well.
The plot is interesting and I liked the twists and turns and they were able to make people take the story from a much more serious and uncampy perspective.
Some of the twists were revealed too early, but it was still an intriguing and interesting Bond plot.
It’s actually quite fitting that this was one of the final Bond films before the Iron Curtain fell and the plot actually shows how the communist regime was on its way out.
Bottom Line – Dalton’s take on Bond has a more serious tone to it and it makes him also one of the great Bond actors. Interesting plot that helped bring Bond to a better place than just being camp humor. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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