Number of Times Seen – 3 times (Theater on 24 Dec 2002, DVD and 18 Dec 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Bond is sent to find the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond industrialist.
My Take on it – I recall being real excited when I got tickets to see this with a friend back in 2002.
I also recall with the same merit how I felt leaving the theater. I had seen all the official Bonds up to that point and was hoping for another great chapter in the life of this superspy, but in the end, I was subjected to seeing one of the weakest and silliest Bond of them all.
Cameo by Madonna and featuring Halle Barry didn’t help this movie’s script in any way, leaving it all very formulaic, generic and unoriginal.
The one think I liked (as I have with most Bond movies) are the gadgets. Giving Bond an invisible car was a cool idea especially when I felt that that would be a great way to avoid watching this again.
Yes, there are lots of explosions, hot women and of course typical Bond humor, but when lacking a coherent plot, it’s hard to be enthusiastic about rewatching this.
I can completely understand why Brosnan would retire from the role after a debacle like this.
Bottom Line – One of the weakest and silliest Bond movies. Understandable why Brosnan didn’t wanna do it again after this debacle. Too generic with very little originality.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
Here’s the main title song:
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