Another Day (Full Screen Special Edition) (2002) DVD
Pierce Brosnan's got style and
staying power as James Bond, now bearing little resemblance to Ian Fleming's
original British super-spy, but able to hold his own at the box office.
He's paired with American agent Jinx (Berry) in chasing a genetically altered
North Korean villain (Rick Yune) armed with a satellite capable of destroying
just about anything. John Cleese and Judi Dench reprise their recurring
roles (as "Q" and "M," respectively); they're accompanied by weapons laden
sports cars, a hokey cameo by Madonna (who sings the techno-pulsed theme
song), and enough double entendres to keep Bond-philes adequately shaken
and stirred. With clever nods to 007's cinematic legacy, Die Another Day
makes you welcome the familiar end-credits promise: James Bond will return.
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World Is Not Enough
Bond 5.0, Pierce Brosnan, undercuts
his usually suave persona with a darker, more brutal edge largely absent
since Sean Connery departed. Equally tantalizing are our initial glimpses
of Bond's nemesis du jour, Renard (Robert Carlyle), and imminent love interest,
Elektra King (Sophie Marceau), both atypically complex characters cast
with seemingly shrewd choices, and directed by the capable Michael Apted.
The story's focus on post-Soviet geopolitics likewise starts off on a savvy
note, before being overtaken by increasingly Byzantine plot twists, hidden
motives, and reversals of loyalty superheated by relentless (if intermittently
perfunctory) action sequences.
World Is Not Enough VHS
Brosnan - Other Movies
Pierce Brosnan returns for his
second stint as James Bond (after GoldenEye), and he's doing it in high
style with an invigorating cast of costars. It's only appropriate that
a Bond film from 1997 would find Agent 007 pitted against a media mogul
(Jonathan Pryce) who's going to start a global war (beginning with stolen
nuclear missiles aimed at China) to create attention-grabbing headlines
for his latest multimedia news channel. It's the information age run amok,
and Bond must team up with a lovely and lethal agent from the Chinese External
Security Force (played by Honk Kong action star Michelle Yeoh) to foil
the madman's plot of global domination.