I never had a chance to see this film until now. This entry in the long running series sees Bond trying to stop a media mogul named Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) from starting World War 3.
His plan is to use the media empire he has created to start a conflict between China and the U.K. that will escalate into a huge final battle. Carver is a flashback to the old Bond style villain and Pryce plays it to the hilt.
Bond romances Carver's wife, Paris (Teri Hatcher) and she pays for it with her life. There is a slight back story about the two of them being in love sometime in the past, but not much is said about it. Hatcher looks great as always and does a very good job as the unhapy woman married to a man just for his power and money.
Bond has help in his quest to stop Carver from a Chinese agent named Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh). Bond has a time with her before finally seducing her and they join together to defeat Carver and his mad scheme.
There is plenty of the typical action and adventure in this outing and any Bond fan will not be disappointed. Brosnan does a very good job as the suave super agent and even though these films have a very different look than the older films does not mean it isn't enjoyable.
The movie was a huge hit in the USA and around the world. The rest of the cast includes Ricky Jay, Gotz Otto, Joe Don Baker, Vincent Schiavelli, Judy Dench, Desmond Llewelyn and Samantha Bond as "Moneypenny". A well made and recommended Bond film.