James Bond has a mission to recover the Goldeneye access key. A Russian computer programmer called Natalya Siminova survives a murder spree by Xenia Onatopp and General Ourumov. Bond must work with Natalya to find this key and uncovers a sinister secret. His fellow agent, Alec Trevelyan who was believed to have been shot and killed 9 years ago re-surfaces. Bond soon realizes that Trevelyan is behind everything. Bond must now battle his former friend, in order to stop him from destroying London with the Goldeneye satellite.
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Legendary film director Howard Hawks once said that, "A good movie isthree good scenes and no bad scenes." Well the James Bond film"Goldeneye" has two good scenes and at least a dozen bad scenes. Thefirst good scene takes place at what appears to be the Soviet versionof the Hoover Damn, where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) miraculous jumpsoff a cliff, lands in a plane and then flies off to safety. A secondgood scene is Bond's encounter with Russian mafioso Valentin Zukovsky(Robbie Coltrane). Then there are at least a dozen bad scenes that justruin this picture for me."Goldeneye" fails to work as a film for two reasons. To begin with,Pierce Brosnan is better in the role of James Bond than Roger Moore.Yet that improvement does not mean much because the James Bondcharacter took a tumble to all-time nadir when Roger Moore assumed therole. Pierce Brosnan only does somewhat better, primarily because helacks the physical presence and the charisma to play James Bond as wellas Sean Connery did back in the 1960s. To this day, Sean Connery'sperformance as James Bond has not come close to being surpassed.Perhaps in retrospect, Sean Bean would have played James Bond betterinstead of playing the villain. The second reason was that "Goldeneye"is what Gene Siskel called "program fair." Since the Pierce BrosnanBond character is not very interesting, he has to be rescued by thespecial effects and the villains. But the special effects and stuntwork, except for the scene mentioned above, are nothing special. Thescene with the exploding helicopter is dull. The shooting scene in theMoscow archives made me yawn. The scene with the tank destroying mostof Moscow is as boring as they come. The train scene cured my insomnia.The big fight scene at the end would have been anti-climactic, exceptthat the movie was so boring that I was not aware of any climax.Finally the villains are nothing special in this picture either. SeanBean probably would have done better playing James Bond than thevillain Alex Trevelyan. As for Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp, she is astock character rather than an intriguing villain. All in all, a bigdisappointment.4/10
Goldeneye is probably one of my favorite Bond movies, and anyone who doesn'tlike it has probably only seen the TV version, which edits out half thefighting, half the shooting and half the sex. The full version when shown onTV is 3 hours. The edited version is 2 hours 20 minutes!!!This movie has great action, a great plot and great performances. Incrediblyunderrated. 9/10.
Pierce Brosnan is the best Bond ever.I was so bored when I watched Licence to kill and The living daylights I almost fell asleep.Pierce gave life back to Bond.He's the greatest of them all...
GOLDENEYE is Pierce Brosnan's first film as James Bond. I think many of the older Bond fans expected a performance in the vein of Roger Moore. Surprisingly, Brosnan seems more like a hybrid of Sean Connery and Timothy Dalton, combing the best elements that each brought to the role. He possesses intelligence, wit, charm and dedication and delivers these with no-nonsense passion and drive. Martin Campbell's direction is on target. GOLDENEYE is a great looking film beautifully filmed by Phil Meheux for mood, atmosphere and action. Some of the film's high points are the miniatures by Derek Meddings. This is probably Derek Meddings' best work in the series. Production Designer Peter Lamont shows greater depths with each Bond film he works on. This is some of his best work since OCTOPUSSY and the massive underground mine he designed for A VIEW TO A KILL. The return of the Astin Martin DB5 is a very welcome sight. Eric Serra's original if controversial score is good in retrospect complementing the work of Meheux and Lamont. Serra's interpretation of "The James Bond Theme" over the opening gun barrel trademark is powerful and very innovative. One cannot appreciate Serra's contribution to this film unless the audio is played through a surround stereo system with a good amount of bass and volume pumped up. This is one of the better Bond films.
Not since Sean Connery has there been a James Bond as good as PierceBrosnan. As with Sean Connery, he almost seems fit just right for the Bondpictures. I haven't seen a Bond film this good since Goldfinger, and I hopeDie Another Day continues this great legacy(much to my dissapointment ofTWINE and TND with Pierce Brosnan playing Bond. Brosnan just snaps rightinto the role, bearing all the classic action, adventure, humor, and theinfamous Bond Girls associated with Bond, James Bond----MovieCritic2003
This was the very first James Bond movie I ever saw. Thus, I have grown an appreciation of the series, simply because this one was so good.The action scenes are splendid. There are many great stunts involved, including a bungee jump, and a freefall to catch a crashing airplane.The story line is also enjoyable. It is easy to understand, and has a good range of characters. The characters themselves are well developed; the conflict between Bond and his old friend, Trevelyen, is a complex mix of love and hate. This same love/hate theme also runs in Xenia's character, who strangles her...aquaintences...like a squid.There are also numerous other characters in the film that add other elements to the story, ranging from a morbid dreariness to a lighthearted merriment.The movie's style is a landmark to the Bond series. It entails the same old elements of previous films (exotic locations, exotic women, casino scenes, etc.), but also presents new elements in its characters, action, and themes. The movie represents the change of the world itself since the fall of the Soviet Union: it's a completely new Bond in a completely new territory, where old enemies are friends and old friends are enemies. There are interesting motifs of this theme, such as the statue park scene, where the relics of old Soviet statues are discarded.Even the music of the film is different. Tina Turner's title song is powerful, and Eric Serra's bizzare score is unique.It's a good action film with interestingly deep political implications. That is why I consider this to be one of my favourite Bond films (the only other rival is The World is Not Enough. Between the two, I can never tell which is the best).
"GoldenEye" is a great `post-cold war' espionage film. Pierce Brosnan's screen personification of James Bond is good. Many of us expected a lighter interpretation of the character but we were pleasantly surprised. Instead Brosnan gave a very no-nonsense performance of Fleming's dedicated civil servant. We even get a Fleming-like villain named Xenia Onatopp deliriously played by Famke Janssen thrown in for good measure. Several of the production crew did their best work on this film. Derek Meddings' miniature work is the best of the series. Composer Eric Serra gave us one of the most innovative scores since John Barry. This was a new James Bond entering a new era and the music was right on target. There must be a very large army of lobbyists out there who just will not give up on the notion that John Barry's way is the only way. Unfortunately this is Eric Serra's only James Bond score. It was good to see Desmond Llewelyn return as "Q" and give Brosnan a good step in the right direction. It was good to see the Astin Martin DB5 again. They had to retain a little bit of continuity. I thought the action scenes in this film were excellently filmed especially the fight between Bond and Trevelyan inside the satellite dish. It was pretty intense. All in all this is a good James Bond movie and a great DVD. It has one of the crispest images I have ever seen.
After a 6 year hiatus, the James Bond franchise was brought back to life by dirctor Martin Campbell (The Mask of Zorro). With Pierce Brosnan as the new Bond, the series was given a new harder edge, with great action, stunts and cool cars. Sean Bean is great as Alex Trevalyn, a former agent (006) turned enemy and Famke Janssen is the movie's female villianess. Judi Dench is brought in as the new "M" along with Samantha Bond as Moneypenny.Brosnan is superb as the charming vodka martini- drinking Bond, with witty lines and he takes the character away from the coldness of Timothy Dalton. The action ante is upped considerably from the lacklustre Licence to Kill (1989), with some great set-pieces including tanks, trains and of course, big bangs. It is a Bond film after all, and the action is riddled with witty one-liners. Add a stomping title-track from Tina Turner, sharp editing courtesy of Terry Rawlings and Desmond Llewelyn as "Q", who has starred in every Bond film except Dr NO (1962) and Live and Let Die (1973). Arguably the best bond film, it is most certainly the biggest.
This review is from: GoldenEye (Special Edition) (DVD) First appearance for Pierce Brosnan and I really did enjoy this movie not to mention the 5.1ch DD Sound :)
Whilst Sean Connery's interpretation is rightly regarded as thedefinitive James Bond, GOLDENEYE is worthy of recognition as the moviethat dragged what was a tired, bedraggled franchise kicking andscreaming into the '90s and it's one of my favourites of the series.Pierce Brosnan gets the chance to show us all why he was producer CubbyBroccolli's preferred choice to replace Roger Moore (Brosnan had toback out in 1986 due to contractual obligations for the TV showRemington Steele) and we finally get a Bond that has the dangerousglint in his eye that so endeared us to Connery in the first place.Brosnan looks good, he moves well and he can deliver those zingers.Sean Connery may not be gone completely from our minds but it's easy toforget him for a couple of hours with Brosnan on-screen.Director Martin Campbell, having been responsible for some memorable TVproductions (including the superb EDGE OF DARKNESS for the BBC andepisodes of HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS), knows exactly where topoint the camera for maximum effect and the fast-moving fluidity of theediting gives the whole thing a marvelously kinetic shot in the arm.The action sequences fairly crack along and there's barely time todrawn breath. The late Maurice Binder would probably weep in sorrow ifhe could see how perfectly Daniel Kleinsman has produced typicallyBondian lush visuals to back Tina Turner's terrific rendition of thetitle song (written by Bono).The story (by Michael France) has a little more depth than usual andthe supporting characters are not just stock-in-trade caricatures(Robbie Coltrane's Valentin Zucovsky and Gottfried John's GeneralOurumov being just two examples). Breakout performance (apart fromBrosnan's) comes from the delicious Famke Janssen who steals everyscene she's in as sexually voracious hit-woman, Xenia Onatopp. Andwhoever thought of casting Judi Dench as M is definitely on tosomething - she's only in one scene but it's a cracker. Most critics ofthe film complain it is a bit slow but I disagree. It's great to have amore densely plotted script than usual and the added depth brings morerealism to the characters. My only slight concern is with Sean Bean asthe main villain who is outshone by his hench-woman and just isn't inthe same league as Blofeld or Goldfinger.It is a sad fact that, during Brosnan's tenure, many of the Bondstalwarts both behind and in front of the camera are now deceased(Cubby Broccolli, Vic Armstrong, Desmond Lewellyn, Maurice Binder toname a few). I guess this is understandable when you consider just howlong these films have been going now. CASINO ROYALE (2006), directedagain by Campbell and starring Daniel Craig as Bond is the 21st Bondfilm in a production cycle has been continuing for over 40 years. Let's hope they keep making them as good as this.
"GoldenEye" (1995) is the 17th movie in the official Bond movie series.It is directed by Martin Campbell, first of the two Bond films he made,and stars for the first time Pierce Brosnan as 007.The film opens with James Bond on a mission with his fellow agent AlecTrevelyan, to destroy a Soviet chemical factory. Alec is killed by aruthless General Ourumov but Bond still manages to complete themission. Nine years later Bond discovers that Ourumov is working with acriminal syndicate Janus to steal GoldenEye satellite that can be usedto cause electromagnetic pulse to destroy any machinery. Bond followsleads to Russia, only to discover not-so-dead Alec Trevelyan as thehead of Janus and planning his revenge on England.This is the first Bond film made in a time when the wall of Berlin andSoviet Union no longer existed, and it raised a question how well thecharacter would work. Well, if there is something director MartinCampbell proved with this film and later with "Casino Royale", it'sthat he can update a character. Bond is still Bond, the charming spywho is always there for the Queen and the country. Just because worldchanged doesn't mean he is no longer needed. In a typical Bond moviefashion, the movie has no lack of action. My favorite scene would haveto be the one where Bond drives a tank through the streets of St.Petersburg.Pierce Brosnan's take on the Bond seems to be a mix of Timothy Dalton'sserious professionalism and Roger Moore's witty comebacks. While he'snot my favorite Bond he does play the part well and never goes toocampy with it (even if the movies did go). Isabella Scorupco gives agood support as Natalya Simonova, a programmer who gets thrown intoaction against her own will. Sean Bean seems to have fun playing Alec,one of the best and most unique Bond villains, as no other villain hadever been Bond's friend. Deliciously wicked Famke Janssen plays Alec'shenchwoman Xenia Onatopp, who gets sexually aroused by killing. Both ofthem completely overshadow Gottfried John as General Ourumov.In minor parts we have Judi Dench as the first female M in the series,and quite possibly, the best M as well. Samantha Bond takes over therole of Miss Moneypenny and former Bond villain Joe Don Baker plays CIAagent Jack Wade, a wise-ass "been there done that" guy who is clearlyreplacing Felix Leiter. Robbie Coltrane makes a nice cameo as formerKGB agent Valentin Zukovsky and Alan Cumming steals every scene he's inas "the invincible" programmer Boris."GoldenEye" is the best Bond film of the 90's and a fantastic start fora new time in Bond movies. It's got great direction, actors, action andstory, everything a good Bond film needs. Definitely one of the betterones.
This is not a patch on its predecessors. It's the first Bond movie I'veseen that couldn't hold my interest throughout. Pierce Brosnan makes analright Bond, but doesn't quite have the weight to his presence of SeanConnery, Timothy Dalton, or even George Lazenby. And he's a little toosoft-spoken and sensitive.There are some good action scenes, but on the whole it lacks the easy,effective simplicity that characterized the early Bond movies - that waswhat made them so likeable.Perhaps what I disliked the most about this movie was the females in it.Judi Dench as M - what a haughty, humourless character. I'd be handing inmy resignation for sure if I had to take orders from someone as unpleasantas that! This new breed of Bond woman first appeared with the highlyirritating Pam Bouvier in "License to Kill", and unfortunately hascontinuedin "Goldeneye" and beyond. These women are cynical, serious and almosttotally lacking in feminine charm. It's also frustrating to see themgetting some of the fighting action that I'd prefer to see Bond performing.Good to see a fist fight, albeit a short one, between Bond and the former006 near the end. Was beginning to fear that the classic fist fight wasbecoming a thing of the past, lost amid the clatter of machine guns andexplosions.What a pity - Pierce could possibly make a good Bond if he toughened up alittle, perhaps could rank third behind Connery and Dalton, but I don'tsomehow think the movies themselves will ever return to their glory days.And by the way, what was the point of introducing us to that beautiful BMWwhen we scarcely got to see it in action?!
James Bond is full of action. Sean Bean does a really good job. Lots of explosions is what I like. Goldeneye is the best James Bond movie yet. The movie I say is better than Tomorrow Never Dies.
From the very begggining, it is clear that Goldeneye is gonna one heck of a film! It starts up with a spectacular stunt (Bond bungee jumps from the top of a nearly 600 feet high dam), smoothley moves along for two extremely exciting action scenes, and then wraps it up with another big stunt (where Bond jumps off a cliff to catch up with a speeding plane. After the typical Bond song (this one particularly good) the main story starts up. Bond is sent to find out who stole the Goldeneye, a super advanced little thing that sets up an electronic surge in space to cause explosions on Earth-BIG ONES. Bond has to deal with several big villians, among them General Auromouv, Xenia Onnatop, and an old friend. Also after him is a whole squad of Russian soldiers with machine guns. He teams with the sexy Natalya Symyonova to discover Goldeneye and destroy it! This is a great movie. Don't be fooled by the nay-sayers who have this strange hate for Brosnan,like my buddy Brett michael Roberts, who hates Brosnan for no reason (but he writes good reviews), because he sure does do fabulous in this, but I feel his best performance is in The World Is Not Enough (1999). Also don't be fooled by the bad Brosnan film Tomorrow Never Dies, possibly the worst Bond film ever made. That one didn't display how great a Brosnan bond movie can be, which this (and The World Is Not Enough) displays completely. There's tight direction, awesome performances, and I'm such a lazy moron that I'm gonna finish my review here.
With 1989's "Licence To Kill", Albert R. Broccoli showed that he couldmake a dark and gritty film while keeping the necessary elements of aJames Bond adventure. The audience at that time showed him that theydidn't care, and LTK did not do as well as previous outings in thefranchise, causing a 6 year gap between the next one, which eventuallyturned out to be "GoldenEye", a weak venture that only proves howexcellent "Licence To Kill" actually was in comparison.I know, I know: But "GoldenEye" is great! It saved the series! PierceBrosnan is the best James Bond! Blah, blah, blah. We're all entitled toour own opinion and while I appreciate what GE did to the future ofJames Bond, the film doesn't compare to earlier classics and doesn'tknow a clichÃ© that goes unused. The entire affair is like a greatesthits package without the spark of "The Spy Who Loved Me" or the classof "Thunderball".The main failing of the film is that all it does is seek to remindaudiences that this is a Bond film, and while this was necessary at thetime, watching it now, it's a huge distraction. Within 30 minutes,every possible trademark has been checked off: a casino scene, theAston Martin, "Bond, James Bond", vodka martini, a femme fatale, a bigstunt, evil Russians, and on and on and on. There might as well be aneon sign pointing everything out. At least something like "Moonraker"is content with the fact that it's a Bond film and doesn't need toremind anyone.The movie opens with a sequence that shows Bond in action with a fellowagent and sets up the character of Alec Trevelyan AKA 006 (Sean Bean),who's supposedly killed by Colonel Ourumov. The beginning could've beenmuch better had it not contained so many continuity errors and a stuntat the end that is so incredibly lame and unbelievable you'll wonder ifBond has bent the laws of physics. Basically the serious tone of theDalton era is ignored in favour of the same old Roger Moore-typenonsense.The movie continues with a good title song from Tina Turner, eventhough it tries to blatantly copy "Goldfinger" (which has, for somereason, become THE film to borrow from when one wants to be"Bond-ish"). After the main credits, though, we get an absolutelyterrible car chase between Bond and Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) thathas the worst musical cue in the series, consisting of some randombeeps and honks. The movie plods along and basically everything untilRussia is dull, filled with atrocious dialogue, and introduces nothingnew to the Bond caper.When we do find out who the villain, Janus, is and what he's planning,the movie picks up and we get the action in a wild shoot-out, anexciting tank chase, a tense stand-off in a train, and an explosivefinale in Cuba that's even more interesting than most because therelationship between Bond and Trevelyan was sufficiently developed tothe point that we're rooting for the both of them to win. But to getthere is not worth your time, and it's ironic that these set pieces arethe highlight of the film, instead of it's drama or story.Then we get some bizarre attempts to make Bond "relevant" to the '90'sby having the new female M (Judi Dench, who is better in every otherBond film after this) and Miss Monneypenny emasculate him to the pointwhere I wanted to puke. Not only that, Monneypenny downright rejectsBond's advances and he stands there taking everything without comment.These few scenes, along with a score that sounds like it belongs in aB-grade '80's action film, immediately makes the flick lose 2 stars.What almost makes up for all this lacklustre material is the cast.Almost. Sean Bean gives a forceful interpretation of 006, providing amatch for Bond at every turn and also getting some of the best lines inthe movie, if not the series. Gottfried John as Ourumov is an imposingfigure and completely believable, while the Bond Girl this time around,Natalya, is attractive and smart, while holding her own. She's probablythe best out of the Brosnan era and can actually act. And RobbieColtrane shows up as Valentin Zukovsky, one of the most inspiredcharacters in years.Unfortunately, the other two leads, Janssen and even James Bond #5,Pierce Brosnan himself, don't stack up to the other actors. Xenia isjust way to over-the-top and ruins any scene she's in. And theall-to-obvious fake accent doesn't help. The complete opposite isBrosnan, who is uneasy in the role and doesn't grab our attention.Plus, his haircut is too jokey to be taken seriously.And while the film's only 2 hours and 10 minutes long, it drags andfeels longer, killing any replay value. So, even with some good acting,other elements work against the movie, and the useless "updating" doesnothing but show that James Bond is a timeless character and shouldn'tbe placed in any specific era. The end result is definitely a mixedbag. 6.5/10
A post-Cold War James Bond might have seemed unthinkable to some. "Bondmania" was a by-product of the tense political and military stalemate that endured between the Soviet Bloc and the West for nearly four decades. Against all predictions, the Cold War ended (thankfully) with more of a whimper than a bang. As a country, we found ourselves shout cries of joy and heave a few sighs of relief, but if it seemed to some to be "the end of history," it also must have seemed like the end of a perfectly good storyline for filmmakers and pulp fiction writers throughout the Western World.It took a few years, but by the mid-90s, there were new cultural anxieties to be addressed and a new James Bond to meet the challenge. GOLDENEYE's relatively complex plot reflects those emerging anxieties, ones that we should have seen coming in '89 and '90, but were too euphoric to see. A new Russia, in social and economic turmoil, and still in possession of thousands of WMD was never exactly a comforting thought. GOLDENEYE capitalizes on the great uncertainties of the post-Soviet reality and comes up with a complex, murky plot alluding to warring Russian factions, its Eastern Bloc version of a "Wild West" mentality, and the political and moral chaos in which the nation found itself. Throw in a British traitor (who, we learn, has his own axe to grind against Britain and the West) and you've got as nightmarish a political and military backdrop as the 60s era Bond flicks ever played against.Pierce Brosnan waited almost a decade to play Bond. The famous REMINGTON STEELE imbroglio that kept him from accepting the role in the 80s may well have been the proverbial blessing in disguise. He himself has stated that, at age 33, he would likely have been still too boyish and callow for the role. He may have been being overly modest, since he pulled off his TV role pretty well. But he is correct that a good James Bond probably needs to be a bit older, wiser, more worldly and sophisticated--although still fit enough to not seem ridiculous in the stunt shots (whether he does his own or not). In a post-Cold War World where political realities were both shaken and stirred, the new James Bond needed to possess a new kind of sophistication. He had to at least be aware of the changing status of women, and his scenes with the new "M" (Dame Judi Dench) play on this changing reality. Yes, by some standards, James Bond, once the coolest guy in ANY room, could be viewed as a dinosaur, and a SEXIST one at that. That he really comes to genuinely care for his "Bond girl"--no, make that Bond WOMAN, the beautiful Russian computer whiz Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco)--helps with the obligatory make-over. Does he transcend chauvinism? Hard to say, but with as savvy and capable a female counterpart (to say nothing of the savvy, capable and exceptionally vicious female VILLAIN played by Famke Janssen) on hand to counter his every sexist instinct, it almost doesn't matter if Bond is fully converted or not. He's headed in the right direction, at least.And at least, he doesn't make any "Auntie M" jokes in Dame Judi's presence.I've read that, despite their box office success, the Pierce Brosnan Bond films were the least profitable of the series. That probably gets into the kind of beancounting that M mocks herself for in the film. However, it does suggest that, worldwide in the '90s, not as many people were interested in a "new James Bond" or ANY James Bond. It's scarcely Brosnan's fault that the franchise was losing steam. In the new Millennium, well, there's hope that the Daniel Craig version will re-invigorate the enterprise. But timing is everything. We were sorting out post-Cold War realities in the '90s, and it was difficult to see just what kind of hero we really wanted. Now, things are getting plenty scary again, and the time is once more ripe for a steely, urbane and invincible James Bond figure to emerge. If it can't be Sean Connery, well, Daniel Craig will certainly do. But, in his day, Pierce Brosnan was no slouch.
I'm not a big Brosnan fan. Watching him is like watching a runway modeltry to act. His acting seems 'flat'. He's sort of like David Bowie orSting in that he seems overly nervous of letting down his pretentiousfront in fear that he will be left vulnerable. It's either that withthese kinds of people or they are just plain shallow and do not haveanymore depth than that, who knows, surely we never will. Anyhow, Ithink he's definitely the wrong person to be playing Bond.Famke Janssen was nice eye candy and a pretty good depiction of a bondwoman -- obviously hot, intelligent, classy but also sensuous -- shewas well cast and played her part well.The old James Bond films were the best. Not because they were old, justbecause they were better.I doubt producers read these IMDb comments (they should if they don't),but these modern Bond movies could really use some surf guitar for theincidental music. The reason I think surf guitar works is probably fora few reasons -- it's cool yet cheesy and gives a sense of comedicrelease without having something overtly comedic happening visually.Sound and music is very important yet is too often overlooked. The bestmodern soundtrack I have heard was for Get Smart (2008 release). Thatmovie btw totally blew most of these 'thriller' type bond movies out ofthe water -- all that and it was actually a comedy -- go figure.
1. Tina Turner sings the opening song with music by Bono and The Edgeof the band U2. 2. Famke Jenssen (Jean Gray from the X-Men films) asbaddie, thigh crushing killer Xenia Onatopp 3. Sean Bean 4. Judi Denchas 'M' 5. Minnie Drivers cameo as the Russian singer singing 'Stand ByYour Man' 6. Alan Cumming as Boris 7. A chase through the streets ofMoscow IN A TANK! 8. The opening scene rocked! 9. Q - it's always niceto see what Q has in store 10. The movie just rocked. They reallybrought Bond back in a big way with this movie. I was VERY VERY happywith the entire movie. I don't think anyone does it better than Bond!If you want a good starting off point for a Bond flick, go with thisone!
1995's GOLDENEYE puts Bond back where he belongs, the top spot. Greatstunts, performances and breathtaking direction from Martin Campbell inaddition to Brosnan fitting the 007 role like a glove make this anunmissable cinematic treat.
After what was a bad turn of Bond's after Sean Connery gave up the rolewith lackluster performances by Roger Moore, George Lazenby and TimothyDalton it didn't look like the Bond 007 series would go on much longer.There was a 6 year gap between License to Kill and GoldenEye, which isan astronomically long period between Bond films. Pierce Brosnan waswho they originally wanted to play Bond years earlier instead of Daltonanyways but his TV deal playing Remington Steele didn't allow for himto take the role. But I guess things were meant to be this way since hemay been stuck in a bad script like Dalton had for his first Bond filmin The Living Daylights. I would rank the Bonds as 1. Connery, 2.Brosnan, 3. Craig(still could jump higher with more time in the role).