Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Die Another Day (2002) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s a shame that, in the whole, Brosnan was so poorly served by his run as 007.  Don’t get me wrong – Goldeneye is great and Tomorrow Never Dies holds up much better than I remembered but The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day are pretty hard to enjoy.  In fact Die Another Day is right down there as one of the worst Bond films.  The odd thing is the film is never dull – its rattles along from one scene to the next and is its full of action.  It even starts well with a strong opening and a License To Kill style Bond going rogue storyline.  But then it goes all Moonraker (and not in a good way) with space lasers and global dominations and it falls apart REALLY quick.  Add to that an invisible car, a horrible CGI ice surfing sequences, one of Bond’s weakest villains in Gustav Graves  and THAT theme tune and you have one of the messiest and least enjoyable Bond’s to date.

Best Bit: The fencing/sword fight still holds up well

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Moonraker, License Yo Kill 

5 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...