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