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I to this day, don't understand why Mr. Freeze was written the way that he's written in this movie. Admittedly, my first main exposure outside of the comics to the Mr. Freeze character was through Batman: The Animated Series. They of course, do use elements of BTAS such as Victor Fries' tragedy backstory relating to his sick wife. But all of that is derailed by the insistence of him acting like a cackling, cheesy, punster. [url]https://illgetdrivethru.com/2020/07/31/why-is-batman-robin-considered-the-worst-batman-movie/[/url] I thought that Batman & Robin was officially qualified as being a box office bomb. It had a budget of about $160 million but it only grossed $107 million domestically and $130 million overseas. [url]https://bombreport.com/yearly-breakdowns/1997-2/batman-robin/[/url] It was the highest grossing release for Warner Bros. of 1997 but it reported a loss after prints and advertising (including a $125 million marketing campaign) is taken into an account. [url]https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/BoxOfficeBomb/NumbersThroughB[/url] I'm now assuming that Bond now without his "licence to kill", doesn't have legal clearness to kill Sanchez and his minions. In other words, when he for example, fed Killifer to the shark, dragged Dario into the grinder, and set Sanchez on fire, they all fit within the legal definition of murder. Then again, you can I think, make a justifiable case that Bond was merely acting in self-defense since he would've in all likelihood, been killed himself if he didn't react. TV Tropes even said (under "Hoist by His Own Petard") that Sanchez would've been better off and safer had he just returned to Isthmus after paying off Killifer instead of retaliating against Felix. But instead, he now had a target on his back once James Bond made it his life's mission to destroy him. [url]https://www.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/LicenceToKill[/url] Flashback to the time Timothy Dalton was asked about the Mel Gibson controversy with his "baby's mother" Oksana Grigorieva: [url]https://youtu.be/0eQjZ7uov_Q[/url] Obviously, the reporter was trying to get a rise out of Dalton so that they could then take what he said about the matter out of context. Milton Krest's is probably the only bad guy death in Licence to Kill where I legitimately feel somewhat sorry for the guy. He basically got killed because Bond framed him and set him up. [url]https://www.ajb007.co.uk/discussion/40870/who-else-feels-bad-for-krest-in-licence-to-kill[/url] To more properly highlight the opinions from the linked comments: [quote][url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0oQGuZePlI&lc=UggbFx4bVCTdAHgCoAEC[/url] IMO this could have been the perfect ending to the series if somehow they never started back. Bond found his female equal and could have settled down and be happy with Blofeld and his big shot enemies gone. She wasn't as good of a character as Tracy was but she was more bonds equal. This is the ending of the classic series though imo. The Brosnan movies on never recaptured the old school feeling and style that Dr No threw this one had. Goldeneye started the CGI era titles and it was after the Wall fell and USSR died; it just took a lot of the early days purpose away. Luckily Goldeneye adopted well for those times but still I wish Dalton could have done it and retired after. [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0oQGuZePlI&lc=Ugx9xH0RIZBVGpdhSEJ4AaABAg[/url] @TheUltimate213 I do understand what you mean. There is something "final" about this scene and the way in which the song is used. Maybe its because it was the last 1 Cubby Brocolli officially produced as well as the last 1 directed by John Glenn (he did 5 including this one). Goldeneye represented a new "era" of Bond, quite different to that seen previously. [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0oQGuZePlI&lc=Ugx8q8xk1ddIJLZ_c-l4AaABAg[/url] I don't know about anyone else but I did get this feeling that James Bond had finally found his true love, someone he can finally settle down with. I just felt that Bond had some connection with Pam Bouvier that I didn't see any of his past romances. The way he came flying down into the pool just for her was romantic of him. Other than that the story is great and I don't understand why most of the Bond fans find Timothy Dalton such a bad decision. Hell with that Timothy Dalton KICKS ASS! [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0oQGuZePlI&lc=UgzXzeBSFYsu0-LwyGx4AaABAg[/url] LTK marked the end of Bond as people knew it back then. It was pretty much Cubby Broccoli's last film that he was involved with, Final film directed by John Glen. Even though it had "JAMES BOND WILL RETURN" many people weren't so sure (Including Timothy Dalton himself who had a falling out with John Glen just after this movie) as Bond was considered irrelevant by this point, so if Bond did return it wouldn't be a for a long time as this felt like a "Goodbye, for now"....then along came Goldeneye. [url]https://www.reddit.com/r/JamesBond/comments/mgxusd/comment/gswqtqy/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=web2x&context=3[/url] Michael Kamen's score is generic, but it adds to the film's unique atmosphere. I love Kamen's rendition of the Bond theme and Pam's theme is quite bittersweet. Gladys Knight's theme is overlooked and If You Asked Me To feels like a fitting sendoff for the 1962-1989 run of films. [url]https://www.reddit.com/r/JamesBond/comments/k5xi7c/why_do_some_people_view_license_to_kill_as/[/url] Bond has a romantic encounter with the Bond girl. It's far more poignant here than in previous films due to the relationship between Bond and Pam being developed throughout the film. "If You Asked Me To" has a more bittersweet feeling to it; LTK was the end of an era even if the filmmakers had no way of knowing the legal issues that would soon plague the franchise. [url]https://www.reddit.com/r/JamesBond/comments/dhqmfi/comment/f3q4kx7/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=web2x&context=3[/url] Oh yeah it's absolutely the end of an era in ways far more than just Dalton - end of Cubby's Broccoli's 27-year run as producer and Richard Maibaum's 27 years as screenwriter. For better or worse the series would never feel the same or be the same after the gap. Definitely those first 16 movies will always kind of sit together as a self-contained series of their own.[/quote] [url]https://web.archive.org/web/20190924151150/https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1989-06-02-8902060079-story.html[/url] [quote]Hedison thinks he was asked back, rather than John Terry, the last Leiter, because ''there was much more to do in the film than in the past, and they were afraid of using an unknown or someone they were not quite sure of.'' He had a tremendous time doing the film, which ''has some wonderful gimmicks at the beginning. Jumping out of helicopters, shooting guns. I just had a ball for eight weeks.''[/quote] I wonder if Timothy Dalton is by proxy, the first "American" actor to play James Bond. What I mean is that, his mother was an American, so that by default, makes him an American citizen. [url]https://www.ajb007.co.uk/discussion/33789/licence-to-kill-is-it-too-american/[/url] A common criticism that I've heard about Licence to Kill and maybe even all of the '80s era Bond films under John Glen is that they for a lack of a better word, had a "made-for-TV"-style look and feel. [url]https://www.ajb007.co.uk/discussion/comment/990533/#Comment_990533[/url] [url]https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/comment/97253206#Comment_97253206[/url] [url]https://timdalton007.livejournal.com/19486.html[/url] [url]https://setthetape.com/2019/11/28/james-bond-the-road-to-bond-25-part-eighteen-licence-to-kill-1989/[/url] [url]https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/4878/is-licence-to-kill-the-edgiest-bond-film[/url] [url]http://you-only-blog-twice.blogspot.com/2013/10/licence-to-kill-1989.html[/url] [url]https://www.amazon.com/hz/reviews-render/lighthouse/B009GECZQS?filterByKeyword=license+to+kill&pageNumber=1[/url] View all replies >