#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – James Bond 007’s mission is to firstly, organise the defection of a top Soviet general. When the general is re-captured, Bond heads off to find why an ally of General Koskov was sent to murder him. Bond’s mission continues to take him to Afghanistan, where he must confront an arms dealer known as Brad Whitaker. Everything eventually reveals its self to Bond.
Plot: James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.
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Great entry into the series and wonderful debut for Dalton who was charming, and for me far and away better than any of Roger Moore’s movies (though found some of his to be entertaining enough). Not all that fond of this theme song but still catchy enough I suppose. Also features some great aerial stuntwork. **3.75/5**
Solid Bond film with Timothy Dalton taking over as 007
“The Living Daylights” was the first of two James Bond films featuring Timothy Dalton as 007. It’s a solid Bond flick, but rarely cited when the best films of the franchise are discussed. The “problem” isn’t Dalton because he makes a fine James Bond and was what the series needed in 1987 (when the film was released). Although the Roger Moore era (1973-1985) is my favorite stretch of the franchise, mainly because they’re so all-around entertaining, Roger was just too old in 1987 to continue in the role (he was 60 years-old). Plus I think everyone was craving a more serious Bond by 1987 and Dalton delivers the goods.
There’s a lot of good in “The Living Daylights.” It features a great opening sequence involving skydiving at the Rock of Gibraltar followed by a Jeep-going-down-the-mountain segment. The events switch to Bratislava, Slovakia (but shot in Vienna, Austria) where everything slows down to dramatic intrigue. A short while later there’s a cool winter chase episode with Bond and his romantic interest (Maryam d’Abo) in a car with skis (also shot in Austria).
The action-packed last act takes place in Afghanistan (but shot in Morocco and the Mojave Desert). This part of the movie increases in suspense as James and his babe try to get out of the country on a cargo plane, and the film still doesn’t end at that point. This climax features three or four excellent suspense scenes and some funny quips as well.
Unfortunately, the film is weak in the area of women. D’Abo is decent in a doe-eyed, winsome way, but her presence is never really capitalized on; she looks good in slacks though. Other than her, there are only brief flashes of women with no one particularly standing out, except maybe a blonde in white shorts.
The cast also includes Joe Don Baker, Jeroen Krabbé, John Rhys-Davies and Andreas Wisniewski, mostly villains or possible villains.
BOTTOM LINE: Although “The Living Daylights” is not a highlight of the series, it’s still a worthwhile Bond flick with the usual staples, albeit shaky in the female department. Aside from Timothy Dalton, who makes a refreshing Bond, the opening and ending sequences are the best parts.
The film runs 2 hours, 10 minutes.
A Great Bond Film
Perhaps one of the most overlooked films in the James Bond series, this one brought things back down to Earth for the series. Though Roger Moore made a good James Bond, he had by now out-grown the series. Timothy Dalton is perhaps the most underrated actor to play James Bond, due to his rather brief stint as the character. He is terrific in both his films, and gives 007 a brooding that Bond has not had in any of his previous films. The movie is also good because the romance between Dalton and Mariam D’abo is there and is wonderful to see. Though Kara Milovy is not a tough Bond girl, she is one of the most sensitive and most romantic with Bond himself. The side love story is great to watch. The villains are not that good, for they are not given enough screen time, but the plot is great to try and figure out. Though it’s not half as confusing as Mission: Impossible, it still took me a while to catch on at some parts. On a side note, John Rhys Daves once again proves what a great character actor he is as General Pushkin. This Bond movie stands out for it is basically the last to incorporate the USSR, the KGB, and any other Cold War element plots. Cheers to The Living Daylights, an unsung hero of the James Bond series.
James Bond magic
Timothy Dalton in my view was one of the great actors who portrayed 007. Sadly he only did 2 movies playing JB but he was awesome and everything you wanted James Bond to be. Great story as always with this movie . Love it .
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director John Glen
Writer Richard Maibaum (screenplay), Michael G. Wilson (screenplay)
Actors Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker
Country UK, USA
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company United Artists, Danjaq Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (color)
Film Length 3,580.66 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)