The Living Daylights ★★★½

Timothy Dalton’s stunt as Bond was short lived and got unjust criticism- I thought he was second best after Connery. He is a lot more serious than Moore, but the author Ian Fleming said Dalton’s portrayal is closest to the book, so it’s just a different take - and I think it works (though Roger would definitely not pull off the serious style). This is a good one to start, from the ‘training’ exercise at the start to the mansion raid via the assassination attempt and the pipeline travelling. The cello chase scene is a bit ridiculous (and very ‘Moore’) but fun. Go into Dalton’s short stint with an open mind.