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Goldeneye (1985) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A new era of Bond begins after Timothy Dalton’s brief turn and it begins strong – Goldeneye is one of 007’s strongest outings with Brosnan bringing his considerable charm to the suave secret agent.  From it’s impressive bungee jump opener to its twisting plot, top tier title sequence and theme tune, strong female characters and epic tank chase… this is clearly Bond competing against the big screen action films of its day and doing it very well indeed.  Whilst Brosnan may be a little stiff to start he does immediately own the role and director Martin Campbell does what he does best – deliver well crafted narratives to go alongside Bond’s polished action.  The ONLY negative then is Eric Serra’s music which almost derails the film at the start but thankfully even that gets booted half way through.  Bond is back and he’s (almost) better than ever.

Best Bit: ‘Tanks’ for the memories St Petersburg

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Casino Royale, The Living Daylights, Live And Let Die

8 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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