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Here now is the Licence to Kill review that I initially planned to write before Sir Roger Moore’s passing. If any entry in the James Bond series can be described as “polarizing”, it’s this one. Some love it for its…
I was originally preparing to review Licence to Kill, the 16th (official) James Bond film and probably the most controversial entry in the entire series. However, the recent passing of Sir Roger Moore prompted me to change my plans.…
“Take that satisfaction and multiply it by a coolness factor of ten if we’d heard the snap-hiss of a lightsaber activated in George McFly’s hand as he prepared to confront Biff.”
“This sums up the fundamental problem with this film rather nicely. It looks like it’s doing something clever and edgy, but in reality, what it’s saying and doing is rather lame and tame.”
“If you held a gun to my head and forced me to pick the Bond movie that rises to the top, I would have to say it’s From Russia with Love.”
“So many villains since Blofeld have copied his iconography that he’s somehow become overshadowed by his own legacy.”
“Daniel Craig’s Bond carries a considerably larger burden of expectations than his predecessors ever did. To that problem, I submit the following solution: Kill James Bond.”
“All that’s left now is to quickly get to the obligatory big battle sequence where the movie throws as many guys with guns into the frame as possible, and they all stand around shooting at each other long enough for us to finally end this damn thing.”
“My confidence in British intelligence is dropping by the minute.”
“So there you have it, folks. James Bond, secret agent: killed by a video game.”
“Was this another scene specifically written so as to avoid a potential lawsuit? Does Eon hold the copyright on interesting gadgets?”
“As always: James Bond, the world’s most famous secret agent.”
“It’s a bit like if Christopher Nolan made Batman Begins and decided to cast Adam West.”
“Granted, it’s far, far superior to the last meta-Bond film they tried (that would be Die Another Day), but it doesn’t have much of an identity of its own.”
From the Unusual Suspect's archives: Back in 2011, the Suspect reviewed Pierce Brosnan's last outing as James Bond in the 2002 blockbuster Die Another Day. Is it as bad as some people make it out to be?
“This is the most interestingly human, yet still recognizably Bond that the character has seemed in a long time, if ever.”
Mr. Mendo reviews Skyfall, the latest film in the James Bond franchise, starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem.
Daniel Craig and the Bond filmmakers silenced the critics with Casino Royale, then got them all shooting off their mouths again with this entry, thanks to an unfinished screenplay, a boring villain, and some of the most confusing editing ever seen in the franchise. Luckily, we're here to make sense of it all for you.
The Porn Critic celebrates the release of the new Bond film with Jane Blond DD7, a "parody" of James Bond, but only in the sense that they both vaguely have something to do with secret agents.
“It’s not the line itself, but the fact that I could absolutely see some dipshit reporter coming up with that one and blurting it out in real life.”