Die Another Day
Events don't get any bigger than...
The ever-daring James Bond taking on a North Korean leader who undergoes DNA replacement procedures that allow him to assume different identities. American agent Jinx Johnson assists Bond in thwarting the villain's plans to exploit a satellite that is powered by solar energy.
I wish I could make you vanish.
Like Sean Connery and Roger Moore before him, Pierce Brosnan's last Bond Film for EON Productions is not only his worst, but is among the worst of the franchise. Die Another Day can stand proudly next to Diamonds Are Forever and A View to a Kill as the worst of the worst of the James Bond franchise. The crazy thing is though that it was the highest grossing Bond Film at the time and even ranks in at #5 when you adjust the figures for inflation.
The film actually starts off with a fantastic plot without…
The Journey to Skyfall continues with the 20th James Bond film, Die Another Day!
This rewatch proved actually more enjoyable than any other rewatch, mainly because I looked at it as the death of an era of Bond films. From that point of view, this film is something to be celebrated. It finally allows the franchise to realize how daft it has become and we were finally allowed to see the franchise truly grow.
But regardless, 10 years later, Die Another Day is still just as soulless as it was when it premiered. Die Another Day is practically a parody where everyone is playing the events straight. Nobody here is really trying. There's no point to it, and it's frankly…
This might sound like a bloody stupid thing to say considering this IS a James Bond film at all, but Die Another Day really does use up every iota of good faith that the Bond series had built up to this point in almost one fell swoop.
It is a James Bond film, and as such we all will give it a lot of leeway in terms of what we will allow it to get away with. But this film really does feel as though Lee Tamahori and everyone else involved with the creative ideas behind it are basically testing us to see just how much utter idiocy it can get away with.
So, we get invisible cars, robot suits,…
M: While you were away, the world changed.
Bond: Not for me.
There's your thesis for a post-9/11 Brosnan Bond world.
Once again... they throw the formula on life support. Once again... the script is assembled into a Frankenstein's monster and a sorry excuse for storytelling...and once again, Brosnan proves himself the weakest Bond. 3rd times the charm. I can't fully blame the guy, he was just a part of the laziest string of films, none of which ever challenged his character in an exciting way. Big budget committee projects. I'd put his last 3 at the very bottom of the bunch, unfortunately.
Die Another Day has one redeeming quality with 10 years of retrospect. It finally embraces the old…
Continuing my journey to see every single 007 film before the release of Skyfall, I just got finished rewatching the twentieth Bond film, Die Another Day which would mark the end to the Brosnan Era.
As I stated in my Goldfinger review, this film and Goldfinger were my two very first Bond films and I remember loving both, but as I grew up, I ended up liking this a lot less. I never realized just how bad it was until now. Now that I've seen every James Bond film, I can easily say this is the worst Bond film ever made. In fact, some will argue that it might be one of the worst films ever made.
The flair Pierce…
You have to feel a little sorry for Pierce Brosnan. His tenure as James Bond started so well, with the promise of reinventing the character to suit a post-Cold War world. Through doubtless little fault of his own however, his movies became increasingly reliant on tropes that Roger Moore and partly Sean Connery did better two or three decades earlier, tropes that were rapidly becoming out of fashion. Die Another Day was the first 007 adventure of the 21st century and when you consider this came out the same year as The Bourne Identity, it becomes painfully obvious how outdated Bond was in danger of feeling. One might say the rot, by now, had fully settled in.
DAD is the…
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Sigh. Why do Bond actors always end their time on their worst film (Roger Moore as the exception only because of Octopussy)?
Die Another Day is a bottom of the barrel Bond film in the same tier as Moore's worst. It has a weak plot that takes far too long to get to the point, plot points seem to come up and be dropped almost immediately, Halle Berry's character is an interesting idea defeated by a zero chemistry performance, the action is consistently mediocre, and the whole thing is filled with ugly CG and horrible misuse of slow motion and speed ramping.
At least they figured out what they were doing again after this.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Day nineteen of the Bond Film Marathon Marathon, film 20:Die Another Day.
Over usage of CGI, flat Bond girl, wooden dialogue, predictable plot twists, terrible direction, no heart. That's the final entry in the Brosnan Era. No one was expecting this be the last, as everyone wanted to see another film with him, but movie-goers and fans alike told the producers what they didn't want to hear: "This is what you give us? Go fuck yourself!". It was and still will be, the worst Bond film to ever come to existence.
Bond on a mission in North Korea to bring down a Colonel using conflict diamonds to trade illegally for weapons, Bond kills him and sabotages his plans, but his…
Not the best, but not so bad... I like 007 movies, full of action and women ... and exotic weapons that help the agent to always win. A kind of super hero without a cape or tight outfits that highlight the package.
The bottom of the Bond gun barrel. Even the worst Connery and Moore films at least contained thrilling action scenes performed by real people. The Bond films ave, with each new actor, tended to start serious and escalate to the ridiculous. Brosnan started pretty silly be begin with and things did not improve much. It is not his fault, and he is actually very watchable but he must rank as the worst 007 and his films also sit at the bottom of the pile. This, his final film, sits right at the bottom. Inane from start to finish it is hard to belive that the same creative team is behind this that would next re-boot the entire series. The only highlight is the fencing scene which is a reminder of some of the great moments these films have. Sadly this film has just the one. The rest is drivel.
Pierce Brosnan bows out of the 007 role with this homage to previous Bond movies in the 40th Anniversary of the film saga. The ego of James Bond and the idea of pushing for bigger, louder, bolder and more creative films would eventually prove to be a mistake and help bring Bond back down to Earth in the next film.
The downfall of this film has to be the tacky CGI effects that detract the fun and thrills of the action sets and stunt work of previous Bond films. It's a bold move for Bond, but one that shouldn't be repeated.
James Bond is on a mission to investigate a suspected traitor in MI6 who helped facilitate Bond's capture in…
unflinchingly haunting and terrible
Wrost bond movie ever