WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Not only because of it's convoluted plot - outside the big moments, this film isn't quite at the top of the franchise because it slightly lacks the light hearted-ness we got from the Moore Bonds, or the touching sentimentality we got from Dalton.
VERDICT: In the end, thanks to Pierce Brosnan, 'Goldeneye' is extremelly thrilling and exciting. It's just a shame it lacks any real heart to make it that engaging all the time.
GoldenEye modernizes the Bond franchise with style. It's an action packed adventure with plenty of thrills, if not for its few flaws.
Since it has everything you want in a Bond movie.
Great action, gorgeous woman, over the Top Villains like Xenia Onatopp and James Bond saving the day.
This one also has a great story and Pierce definitly proved he was the right man to Play James Bond. They couldn't have picked someone better.
Id Say the two best Bond actors for me are Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery
Brosnan is very convincing in his action-scenes, but also manages to be very seductive and sexy. Brosnan shags the brainy Natalya Simonova and the Russian Xenia Onatopp. Xenia is played by the Dutch Famke Janssen and makes for a very vicious and sadistic villainess. Janssen is complete scene-stealer and she lights the screen when she appears on it. The cast is further completed by Sean Bean, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming and Judi Dench. Dench is also a stand-out character and her chemistry with Brosnan is amazing.
GoldenEye is directed by Martin Campbell and Campbell brings a mysterious sphere into the movie. Campbell also provides killer action-scenes and this is mostly because of the great chorography. The tank chase sequence in St. Petersburg is very good. The movie also benefits from the amazing performances of the cast. Eric Serra's soundtrack is disappointing, but it isn't a big flaw.
GoldenEye is a very good starting point for Pierce Brosnan as Bond and gets every element of the Bond-formula right. GoldenEye provides us with thrills, beautiful girls and villainous liars: just what we can expect from a James Bond-movie.