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|Pierce Brosnan, Sophie
Marceau, Robert Carlisle, Denise Richards, Serena
Scott, Dame Judy Dench.
is back in the 19th outing of this popular series based
on Ian Flemming's original stories.
best parts of Bond movies often come before the title
credits, and this film is no exception. In fact, the
opening is one of the most exciting ever, featuring a
boat chase on the River Thames ending up at the
always, the plot of this Bond flick is so complicated
that it may take some viewers the full 2 hrs just to
figure it out. The storyline is about oil, pipelines,
terrorists and a nasty guy named Renard (Carlisle) who
has a bullet in his head. As the wonderfully named
medical expert Dr. Holly Warmflash explains, Renard is
slowly losing all his senses.
Unfortunately, Renard is the latest in a line of
forgettable Bond villains who haven't been able to reach
the villanious heights of Blofeld and Goldfinger. The
film fails to do much with his pain-free condition, and
never really lets Carlyle show off his acting skills.
There is another major villain in this movie, one whose
appearance comes as a surprise. This heartless enemy is
prone to sadism - including one truly shocking line about
the erotic powers of strangulation (yikes!).
All in all this is a fun filled (if not slightly
complicated) 2hrs of entertainment. In my view not as
good as it's predecessor - but is still well worth
popping along to see.
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