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Live and Let Die (1973)

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Live and Let Die

A man comes. He travels quickly. He has purpose. He comes over water. He travels with others. He will oppose. He brings violence and destruction.

The Stats:

The Director:  Guy Hamilton The Cast:  Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Julius Harris Release Date: 1973

The Plot

James Bond’s mission:  take down a powerful heroin drug lord with a complex world-wide network, psychics and voodoo at his disposal.

The Lowdown

Unlike previous DVD of the Day entry, Licence to Kill, Live and Let Die is pure and utter campy goofiness.  And you know what?  Ain’t nothing wrong with that.

Each and every Bond, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, has given their own spin and interpretation on the character.  Roger Moore is no different.  Moore’s take on the character is someone with kind of a dark sense of humor, but ultimately all of the Moore Bond films are a little silly and a little campy.  This being the first of the 7 times he played the character, the camp isn’…

License To Kill (1989)

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License To Kill


This private vendetta of yours could easily compromise Her Majesty’s government. You have an assignment, and I expect you to carry it out objectively and professionally!


The Stats:


The Director:  John Glen

The Cast:  Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Benicio Del Toro

Release Date: 1989

Run Time:  133 Minutes

(Review originally published at SuperfriendsUniverse.com)

The Plot


When CIA operative Felix Leiter is left for dead by vicious drug kingpin, Sanchez, James Bond makes it his personal vendetta to take him down… going so far as becoming a rogue agent.


The Lowdown


All right, I know what you’re thinking.  ”Timothy Dalton… really?”  Yes really.  Yes, I will admit he is definitely the weakest of the 6 men to play the ultimate male (no, not Thunderlips), James Bond.  However, License To Kill was one of the grittier entries into this series.  Sean Connery will forever and always BE Bond.  Everyone else is just playing him.  But don’t handicap this mo…