The summer of 1989 was a summer unlike any other in Hollywood history. Sequels from mega hits ‘Lethal Weapon’ and Ghostbusters’, and even Star Trek joined the summer of the Bat as Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson were about to change movie history with Tim Burton’s franchise building ‘Batman’
Even Sean Connery, as he did in 1987, decided to get into the act joining Harrison Ford to play Dr. Henry Jones in that franchise’s third installment ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’
So, there was only one player missing – the original – the one that started them all…Bond…James Bond. And 1989’s ‘License To Kill’ EON Productions 16th Bond outing would be that movie – While it may not have been the top grossing movie of 1989 the ramifications of this film reverberate to this day in the Bond universe.
Did you know that scenes from ‘License To Kill’ were so violent they had to be shortened to avoid censorship? Did you know plot elements of two film legends Sergio Leone and Akira Kurosawa were weaved into the story?
And did you also know that ‘License To Kill’ would mark the end of an era as Cubby Broccoli’s final time leading a James Bond production?
So, grab your shark repellent and slip on your Cavaricci’s and let’s take a trip and revisit this historic movie and summer together as it is time to sit back and relax, Mom and Dad won’t be back for at least an hour and welcome to The Latch Key Kids Present “Breaking Bond Part XIX: License To Kill”