The Living Daylights
Alright, now we’re fucking talking!! After 12 old years of Roger Moore it is now time to kick things into high gear! Mr. Timothy “Prince Barin” Dalton is the new James Bond and he is here to kick as and take names, without raising a single eyebrow! T-Dalt is my third favorite actor in the role of 007 and this is the best of his two outings.
The Living Daylights marks the third time that the producers of the 007 films had decided to go back to Fleming’s roots. The first act of the movie follows Ian Fleming’s short story The Living Daylights, then expands on it into an awesome action adventure. Even though Timothy Dalton brought a tough edge to 007, the movie is still littered with awesome gadgets and stunts!
The pre title sequence is a great opening to a bond film, in which a training exercise at Gibraltar goes south and 007 is thrown into an epic battle that ends with him parachuting from a jeep. Yes, you heard me. He parachutes from a jeep!!
The Stunts in this movie are so fantastic and even though it is 22 years old, it still has my favorite end fight sequence of any 007 film. It involves Bond vs. Necros hanging from a giant cargo net that is swinging off the back of a huge airplane. It’s so badass.
Everything about this movie is great. This also marks the final film scored by John Barry. He puts forth an incredible effort! The Living Daylights is my third favorite Bond film and even though it happens to be the first 007 movie i had ever seen, it is not a bias opinion. This movie ROCKS!!
This movie attempted to do what the Daniel Craig films did, as far as rebooting the franchise and bringing Fleming’s Bond back to the big screen. I just don’t think the good folks of 1987 were quite ready for it.
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, do yourself a favor and bump it to the top of your Netflix queue and watch it!!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★