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Friday, September 30, 2016


The last of the good Bond films in my opinion.

This is the fourth time around for Pierce Brosnan as Bond. I consider it the last good Bond film.

Bond spends 14 months as a prisoner of the North Koreans and is released in a trade for a Korean prisoner held in the USA. Bond finds his 00 status taken away and so he takes things into his own hands to find out who betrayed him during his mission.

The story is a very good one and sometimes it gets lost in all the special effects, which is such a common flaw in these film made today.

Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost has a good part as she does an excellent job as the evil female double agent. The highlight of this film to me is, of course Halle Berry as Jinx Johnson, the government agent who helps Bond.

We are introduced to her in an almost identical scene from Dr. No in which Ursula Andress came out of the ocean. Not that I am complaining about that, but i think the filmmakers could have done something different.

Anyway, Berry makes the entire film for me and if not for her I probably wouldn't like it as much as I do. The rest of the cast includes Toby Stephens as Gustave Graves, a master criminal, Judi Dench as M, John Cleese as Q and Samanths Bond as Moneypenny.

All in all not too bad, but I think the people behind the Bond films have long lost sight of the original character and I for one am not pleased about that.

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