The Living Daylights Reviews
handful of memorable villains in the form of a cold, music loving assassin and a traitor to the United States Military. In the end The Living Daylights proves to be a middling Bond adventure that sits in the perfect place on the Tomatometer.
James Bond 007: Timothy Dalton
Kara Milovy: Maryam Dabo
Brad Whitiker: Joe Don Baker
Necros: Andrea Wisinieskw
Miss Moneypenny: Caroline Bliss
Q: Desmond Llewelyn
M: Robert Brown
007 is assigned to arrange the defection of Soviet General Koskov (Jeroen Krabbe), who has information on Soviet General Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies), the man behind the termination of British agents. Bond then is assigned to assassinate Pushkin, but in the process learns that Koskov is using Bond in a ploy to kill Pushkin, because he is about to arrest him for stealing Soviet government funds. Koslov is actually teaming up with an international arms dealer, Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker), in which they plan to use the stolen money for an arms deal that will finance the purchase of a large amount of opium, to sell at an enormous profit.
Timothy Dalton is too hard edged to make an effective 007, and Maryam d'Abo is just another in a long list of ineffective Bond girls. This is also the introduction of a new much younger and British Miss Moneypenny (Caroline Bliss). And the brief reappearance of CIA agent Felix Leiter (John Terry, his only time in the role, and the sixth actor to play Leiter, also better known as Dr. Christian Shephard, Jack's dad on the TV series "Lost"), is really a waste.
This isn't a bad movie, just not very good James Bond film.
Also the main theme is done by Norwegian band A-ha (Take on me) which is a plus!