Anyone else notice how the character of Kamran Shah and the Afghan resistance storyline in The Living Daylights takes on a whole new meaning in the light of recent events?
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It's been going through my mind a lot. Actually, while seeking some sort of distraction, I popped "The Living Daylights" into my VCR very soon after the attacks and halfway through the movie was very, very sorry. I couldn't help wondering which side Kamran
eventually found himself on, and look what buffoons the ex-Soviets looked like, and so forth and so on.
Actually, Bond is the original lone-wolf-terrorist buster, isn't he? Not much of a distraction anywhere in the series. One might argue that "License to Kill" was a wasted story about Bond going after a relatively isolated, small-potatoes drug lord rather than saving the world, but now that we've been reminded (as was
also shown in "The Living Daylights), that at least some of these terrorists get their money from mega-drug deals, maybe not so small...
Then again, this has given Bond a whole *new* lease on life in some people's eyes. Remember all those critics who have been complaining that with the collapse of the Soviet Union, he was left "only" to fight a terrorist here and there and wasn't so
interesting any more?
Really, hasn't he actually been doing that all along? So I guess we can say he's been ahead of the times for 40 years.