The World Is Not Enough (1999)
UK / English
"Danger Suspense Excitement There must be when he's around "James Bond protects an oil tycoon's daughter while battling her former kidnapper, a terrorist who can't feel pain.
Brosnans Best Bond Film
Has there ever been a more beautiful baddie in a Bond film than Sophie
Marceau? (maybe Luciana Paluzzi in 'Thunderball' to answer my own
question) This woman is GORGEOUS and one of the series best characters.
Pierce Brosnan gets better with each movie and out of his four this is
probably the best. The pre-credit sequence, the longest in the films
history is worth the entrance fee alone, an amazing chase along the
river Thames it is simply stunning and should really only be viewed on
a big screen. This sequence is what Bond is all about, outrageously
over the top excitement that kicks the film off to a cracking start, in
fact I'd go as far as saying this is the best pre-credit beginning of
all the Bond films. The story actually makes sense as well for once -
no real plot twists (except Electra) and all the action is there for a
reason, not just as spectacle. Judi Dench gets her best outing in this,
proving herself capable of getting out of tight situations and it's
nice to see Robbie Coltrane again (the caviar factory scene being
another highlight). The humour is kept in check and doesn't descend
into parody like some in the series ('Diamonds Are Forever' for
example) but when Bond says 'Q isn't going to like this' when his car
gets sliced in half is one of the funniest moments in any of the films.
Speaking of Q this is Desmond LLewelyns last Bond movie, he died
shortly after and the film is dedicated to him. All in all this is as
good as any of Connerys films and the best since 'The Spy Who Loved Me'
with good all round performances from all involved although Denise
Richards was obviously picked more for her looks than acting ability. A
worthy addition to the series this is my 6th favourite 007 film.
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