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As an avid Bond fan I am pleased to have them all but it was a painful day when to complete my collection I had to buy this utter mess of a movie. The only reason it gets half a star is the car ice battle which was still very by-the-numbers. I much prefer the more gritty films like FRWL, OHMSS, FYEO and License to kill, but even the high silliness of TSWLM and Moonraker is high art to this. Brosnan even appears to be in pain in some of the film, it has almost all the classic Bond cliché's and should be held as the epitome of what a Bond film should not be.
Yeah. That's right. I gave it 5 stars...dammit. Too many other critics and reviewers were saying 'Oh, it's just not realistic'. You idiots. It's Bond. As for not being realistic, have they ever seen Moonraker? Bond is supposed to be the man every woman wants, and every man wants to be...including the outrageous gadgets. And the best sequence in the film is the chase between the Aston Martin and the Jag on the ice. It's the ultimate Spy Car vs. Spy Car and was bloody awesome. Critics and naysayers be damned. Of course it wasn't realistic, but it sure was fun. Contrary to others opinions, it was a great ending for the tenure of Brosnon.
Brosnan's final adventure(!), please make some room for the eligible ones and not those that are just easy on the eyes.
Die Another Day
Tamahori is a fan. He can't hide it, at all. And over the year, some of the best films are given by fans like Kevin Feige, Rian Johnson, JJ Abrams. But with a fandom like such comes responsibility to own that title with some finesse in the work. Lee Tamahori unfortunately doesn't have that, what he has is a good, nay great, banner that pays well. With production budget spewing money like a thirteen year old teenager cursing with his or her mates, this time along with huge set pieces even the actors hired are incredibly magnanimous. They don't have enough range to flaunt their skills but that's a different thing. This revenge based plot singing blood for blood has a familiar lyric in the song.
In fact, it is somehow similar to the original Sean Connery's chapter where after Brosnan's first act, things start up pretty much with 1-0-1 textbook mission ingredients. Another improvement has been the antagonist that they have been working on, from the previous chapter, not that they are linked but they are definitely appealing, in a sense that their perspective communicate with us, again not that we agree on it, NO, but they certainly do challenge our hero a lot.
The Bond girls are frisky with Halle Berry getting much, much attention, I would rather lean towards Rosamund Pike in her obvious duality persona, which she still presents with quite an engaging presentation, in those big eyes you can see an Oscar worthy talent in there. A masked theme explored- no pun intended- almost seems like a total waste in here where they had the opportunity to fool the viewers that might be manipulating but at least entertaining. Gadgets are a whole new thing now, to a degree that they are a character themselves. And I think, that Pierce Brosnan has been blessed with them, the most. Relying a lot upon them, he barely works hard no matter how loud and deep he grunts he is acting- well, let's not go there and wrap it up with the title Die Another Day.
Cold, without warming CGI.
Definitely a not the best of Brosnan's turn as Bond, and Halle Berry is far from at her best.
Over the top in every sense of the word, Die Another Day embraces it's style and boasts a solid, funny Bond thanks to Pierce Brosnan and a memorable Bond girl, Halle Berry's JINX.
It wasn't that bad, but it could have been better.
I like the gadgets as much as the next guy, but...The film was way too dependent on them.
(Invisible car? Really?)
Does have a twist in the plot, though.
Love pierce the most out of all the bonds.
Soooo handsome sexy and yet bad ass
Dont get me wrong James Bond by Pierce Brosnan is my childhood bond therefore true bond. But the opening song, script and cgi "masterpiece" would allow me to give more then 2 star to this movie
One of the worst outings for Bond Die Another Day is a travesty. This is a train wreck of an action film - a stupefying attempt by the filmmakers to force-feed James Bond into the mindless XXX mold and throw 40 years of cinematic history down the toilet in favor of bright flashes and loud bangs. What's missing from this movie? Any real sense that we're watching 007 rather than a generic spy in a tuxedo. Pierce Brosnan seems to be going through the motions and collecting his bond check whilst Halle Berry is here only for the eye candy. Although some action scenes are nice(and a swordfight sequence is pretty cool to be honest) the plot is flimsy and the pacing is just off. This is one of the terrible Bond films.