The only character that positively stands out is Pam Bouvier, played by Carey Lowell. She is strong willed, able to handle herself, and serves a purpose to the story. She has very good chemistry with Dalton, and even though her character’s affinity for Bond feels rushed, the payoff for their romance isn’t. I can’t say any of those things for her Bond girl co-star Talisa Soto. Lupa Lamora is easily my least favorite Bond girl of all time. She is just a put upon, abused, weakling of a character. Does Bond try and rescue her from Sanchez’s clutches? No, not really. Does Bond try and rescue at all? No, not really. So, why does she love Bond? Um…because. Does she have a defining moment in the film? Lying to cover Bond’s ass. Well, does she ever stand up to Sanchez and get revenge for his earlier beatings of her? If you don’t count the lying then…um..HEY, LOOK OVER THERE!
License To Kill is one of the most LACKLUSTER Bond films ever made. It is a shame that this would be Dalton’s final Bond. To go out on this note sullies all the great work he put in with the character. Sing along with Gladys…or even Patti…and if you watch it…and disagree…please tell me where the hell I’m wrong.