Licence to Kill ★★★½

So this is the bloody James Bond everyone has talked about. Agreed. The film itself has a way of pulling off cheesy class that makes it endearing despite it's many flaws and obvious faux pas. The stunts that look ridiculous make you laugh, and the stunts that they pull off are beautiful, exciting, or cool, so great job in direction there. This revenge thriller didn't immediately give me the bloodbath I wanted, but decently got to that point over the course of two hours in a fun fashion, and makes Timothy Dalton one of my favorite Bonds. Also, holy crap Benicio is young here! I didn't think he ever was young. It's a fun romp and one of my favorite Bond films pre-Daniel Craig.