James Bond : The Spy Who Loved Me vs. Licence to Kill

The Spy Who Loved Me vs. Licence to Kill

I was trying to come up with my top 3 Bond films, with my first two being On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Casino Royale, which I keep flipping back and forth between, but when it comes to a 3rd one which is better between those two do you think, out of curiosity?

Re: The Spy Who Loved Me vs. Licence to Kill

License to Kill is very bland. Timothy Dalton's Bond doesn't have much personality. The Spy Who Loved Me is a much more fun movie.

Re: The Spy Who Loved Me vs. Licence to Kill

Well it's been a while since I have seen it but I didn't enjoy it as much on the two recent viewings I gave it, as I did longer before.

I feel that Stromberg is kind of forgetable when one compares him to other Bond villains.

I also feel that maybe the romance between Bond and Anya is kind of more on the cheesy side compared to other movies, such as Anya asking to look at Bond's wound, and what to use for a bandage, and then they play that cheesy saxophone music to go with those cheesy lines. Other cheesy lines are all the dialogue with the shared bodily warmth in Syberian training, and "you're not going to take advantage of me, are you?"

I also feel that the action is kind of lacking in this one. This has been an issue for 70s Bond movies, as for some reason the action was really good in OHMSS, and then kind of slowed down after that, but picked up again and got really good on MR and even in better in FYEO.

The opening ski chase is okay, but the jump is the only big part of it, otherwise it's not as good as the OHMSS or FYEO ski chases. And aside from the opening jump, as well as the big battle on the tanker ship which is superb, the rest of the action is kind of slow, and just doesn't really pop as much as those two sections.

So the last couple of recent viewings were not as near as good as before, and now I am kind of reconsidering it.
But what do you think?

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Schrodinger's Cat walks into a bar, and doesn't! 😸

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TSWLM.

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