A thrilling update to the Bond franchise, great action, bad accents, some questionable technology, vengeance, and tons of explosions. Judi Dench as M is a great change and Desmond Llewelyn as Q keeps the movie connected to the past.
"Unlike the American government, we prefer not to get our bad news from CNN."
BOND: Pierce Brosnan successfully takes over the role
ALLY: Joe Don Baker as Jack Wade, I hate when they recycle actors!
DRINK OR GADGET OF NOTE: Laser…
This doesn't really feel like a Bond movie, not a bad flick but missing much of what makes me like the franchise. More crime than spy. More dark than light. Seems odd how fast they turn on Bond after all those years of service. After years of threatening to use sharks, the sharks get used.
"Chainsaw my ass. I know a shark bite when I see one."
BOND: Timothy Dalton
ALLY: Frank McRae as Sharkey
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The fact that I was not allowed to see this movie when I was young only added to the mystique. I knew it was going to be awesome and it did not disappoint. The music is perfect and sets the right creepy tone putting me on the edge of my seat. Roy Scheider was perfect as the police chief uncomfortable with the water and forced to deal with the crisis, weighing the needs of the townspeople with the safety of…
Since seeing this movie, I have never been able to hear Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You" without thinking of Michael Madsen and his dance as he tortured a captured policeman.
I watched this movie knowing nothing about it one night and I was hooked. Tarantino has a gift for dialogue like none other. I love the pop culture references, the snappiness of the exchanges and yes the profanity. The soundtrack for the movie was perfect, the juxtaposition…