What makes me dislike Timothy Dalton as Bond is that it's such a departure from his predecessors (which might be a good thing for some) that it really doesn't feel like Bond at all, it just feels like a regular action movie.
Timothy Dalton began his short tenure as Bond here with a fairly high octane film that recues the character from the cheap tongue in cheek one that Moore had finessed. Dalton lacks a certain charisma compared to Connery or Craig but was still able to deliver the goods. The problem with the picture was the script that seemed underwritten and too often convenient. D'abo was one of the better Bond girls.
Taking over the mantle from Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton's Bond is a much more interesting, more intriguing character than the former. The film itself is also leaps and bounds ahead of everything in creepy grandpa era of Moore's time as the character. That being said this still isn’t that great a movie, but it’s certainly more enjoyable than what I’ve seen in the last few months. Darker, more engaging, better action.
A new Bond. Dalton was actually pretty good. His Bond was a prototype for Daniel Craig. The Aston Martin was back. John Barry has a cameo, but it's also a goodbye. An enjoyable Bond film coming off the low from the two previous Bond films.
A refreshingly serious Timothy Dalton debuts in the 007-series that pawed the route that Daniel Craig would take 15 years later. Believable villains with welcome appearances by Jeroen Krabbe and John Rhys-Davies. Faster and better action with an excellent opening sequence that is among the best in the series and make the rest of the film disappointing and seeing 007 helping Taliban out at the end doesn't help.