History YMMV / LicenceToKill

10th Sep '17 8:42:20 PM Pren
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** It also makes a bit more sense if you know his then-recent role as a sadistic prison warden in ''Series/NorthAndSouthUS''.
2nd Aug '17 1:07:14 AM DrOO7
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*** Pam herself when she gets all weepy after seeing James kiss Lupe. It doesn't match up with her character as seen throughout the film.
20th Jul '17 11:42:36 AM ClintEastwood
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* TearJerker: Bond discovering Della murdered and Felix near-fatally maimed.
** Sharkey's death; not helped by the fact that he was such a NiceGuy. Bond doesn't take his demise that much better.
** "He was married once. But that was a long time ago."



* VindicatedByHistory: At the time it came out, it was initially considered a disappointment, partly from competition with ''Film/LethalWeapon2'' and Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' but especially from comparisons to the Bond films that had preceded it, mainly due to Roger Moore's soft take on he role. This, combined with legal issues over the franchise, ensured that another Bond film would not be made for six years, and that Timothy Dalton would not return to the lead role. ''License to Kill'' has since been re-evaluated by a number of Bond fans, who prefer its unique atmosphere. Whether it's one of the better films of the franchise or a misfire is still hotly debated, but at least the hate is far from universal.

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* VindicatedByHistory: At the time it came out, it was initially considered a disappointment, partly from competition with ''Film/LethalWeapon2'' and Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' but especially from comparisons to the Bond films that had preceded it, mainly due to Roger Moore's Creator/RogerMoore's soft take on he role. This, combined with legal issues over the franchise, ensured that another Bond film would not be made for six years, and that Timothy Dalton would not return to the lead role. ''License to Kill'' has since been re-evaluated by a number of Bond fans, who prefer its unique atmosphere. Whether it's one of the better films of the franchise or a misfire is still hotly debated, but at least the hate is far from universal.



* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: The casting of Wayne Newton as Professor Joe Butcher still confuses some fans.

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: WTHCastingAgency: The casting of Wayne Newton Music/WayneNewton as Professor Joe Butcher still confuses some fans.
20th Jul '17 11:41:39 AM ClintEastwood
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* GeniusBonus: Bond makes a quip when introducing Q to Pam. "Pam, this is Q, my uncle. This is Pam, my cousin." In the actual SIS, "cousins" is a term for the CIA.
31st May '17 7:34:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheWoobie: Felix Leiter. The man goes through ''hell'' in this film, and it's hard not to feel sorry for him.

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Felix Leiter. The man goes through ''hell'' in this film, and it's hard not to feel sorry for him.
** Lupe Lamora as well. She's a self-admitted runaway who got herself mixed up in a bad situation when she and Sanchez became enamored with each other. On top of his abuse, she also must endure the advances of Krest and is brutally punished for her unfaithfulness to Franz. When Bond comes along she sees him as her only hope to escape Sanchez's grasp, and even then he is often cold and cruel to her before he's convinced of her loyalty to
him.
21st Apr '17 5:11:21 PM MagBas
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Whether the film is one of the best in the series or one of the worst depends entirely on who you ask.
6th Mar '17 5:01:16 AM DoctorNemesis
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** When Krest is shown the pile of Sanchez's money sitting in the decompression chamber that "he" stole, you'd think Krest would tell Sanchez that he didn't take it and was set up. However, he says that it's "not (his) money", which earns the obvious response from Sanchez ("You're right, amigo. It is ''mine''!"). While Krest was looking guilty as sin to begin with, his weak defense didn't exactly help his case. Somewhat justified though, given that Krest had been drinking and was nervous being questioned by Sanchez to begin with.

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** When Krest is shown the pile of Sanchez's money sitting in the decompression chamber that "he" stole, you'd think Krest would tell Sanchez that he didn't take it and was set up. However, he says that it's "not (his) money", which earns the obvious response from Sanchez ("You're right, amigo. It is ''mine''!"). While Krest was looking guilty as sin to begin with, his weak defense didn't exactly help his case. Somewhat justified though, given that Krest had been drinking and drinking, was nervous being questioned by Sanchez to begin with.with, and had been subsequently thrown off balance by the curve balls sent his way thanks to Bond's machinations.
24th Feb '17 12:27:52 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* SignatureScene: Felix's torture, the tanker chase, and Krest's notorious death scene would probably count as such.
19th Feb '17 12:23:34 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** "He was married once. But that was a long time ago."
13th Feb '17 11:15:21 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Several of the tanker drivers vanish from view just as their respective trucks explode, in what is clearly a case of some haphazard editing.
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