James Bond - Die Another Day
Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is captured but has already put C4 explosives
under a tray of diamonds which have been handed over to the baddies...
However, embarrassingly, our hero is one of the first good guys
to be caught by 3G... damn! Yes folks, Bond's face and credentials
are sent to the bad guy's just at the worst time for our hero...
and the shooting starts.
furious running, hovercraft racing and machine gun strafing our
be-dimpled Irishman, playing our English hero, is caught again.
the credits roll, our hero is playing dunk for apples but without
the apples and with the baddies pushing down hard.
Bond is captured by the North Koreans he is traded for a bad guy
(Zao - Rick Yune) who Bond is then sent back to catch... M (Judi
Dench) is pissed with Bond, she is her under pressure to sort out
the situation by Damian Falco (Michael Madsen), an American.
Berry plays Jinx, a feisty American (NSA) who appears to be out
to kill Bond at times. But don't fear fans: after giving her the
kiss of life, Bond starts her breathing again, only for Bond to
get his own back by nearly suffocating her again with a big passionate
tell me the ending.
girl Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) loses a cat fight with Jinx (Oscar
winning actress Halle Berry) and diamond face Zao (Rick Yune) and
everything explodes before the end.
Zao has a face change to become European Zao in yet another triumph
of preventing more Asian faces on the big screen in Hollywood. But
his plan is foiled somehow or other...
wins in the end, getting his way with Jinx in Asialand as the end
our panel of critics thought
Brosnan has been an exemplary Bond, he is now our favorite. But is
his time almost up? Hugh Jackman, come on down babe, it's time we
had another Australian Bond, Lazenby only lasted one movie."
superb example of 'flippy-up arms' whilst running, from our Mr Bond.
It looks at times like he is trying to box a small mammal on both
his shoulders. What's that all about then? Has he been CGi'd in?"
when does an homage become a revised repeat?"
movie is peppered with homages, we are told in the DVD, but isn't
this just a nice n'easy way of repeating the best bits of earlier
movies? But thankfully there are no flash back moments with a wobbly
screen and harps."
20 in the Bond series. Pierce Brosnan is now firmly our favorite
Bond, but there are rumors that this is his last one... Is this
a contract renegotiation ploy, or is it really his last?
will replace him in the inevitable next movie?