Review of The Living Daylights (1986)
Timothy Dalton's first Bond outing is an inconsistent, sometimes tedious but overall entertaining film. In a move away from A View to a Kill, Dalton throws himself into the action and the first hour, it has to be said, has its fair share of action-packed stunts, car chases, sniper firing and police road-blocking. The 80s Aston Martin looks stunning and has all the Bond gadgets built-in as per usual, with bullet-proof glass and lasers coming from the hub caps are just two highlights.
As well as the slightly confusing plot, the middle part of the film set in Afghanistan (?!) is dissapointing. Probably influenced by Indiana Jones at this point but not really living up to it, it fails to grab you, which every Bond film should do.