Genre Guesstimation – GoldenEye (1995) – Encore Review


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by me!

Since the new James Bond film – No Time to Die (2021) is finally being released I have chosen that we will be reviewing our favorite Spy/Espionage Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Oct by sending them to 007@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Spy/Espionage Movies…….

“[to Bond] If you think for one moment I don’t have the balls to send a man out to die, your instincts are dead wrong. I have no compunction about sending you to your death. But, I won’t do it on a whim. Even with your cavalier attitude towards life.” – M.

Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (Theater in ’95, video, 17 Dec 2014 and 14 Oct 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Bond is sent to Russia in order to try and stop a mysterious villain from using stolen technology that could destroy London.

My Take on it – AS a kid, I remember numerous times reading that Piece Brosnan would be the perfect actor t portray James Bond.

It took many year and a few more Bond films until that idea was finally realized.

Brosnan seems like a great Bond on paper, but in reality, he’s probably one of the weakest.

This was his first (of four) outings in the role and this film ha the best story of them all.

The game of wit between Bond and the villain works well because there are so many commonalities between them.

The action scenes are filmed really well and the use of CGI definitely adds to much of the realism of many of the Bond tropes over the series, but is obviously most noticeable with the gadgets.

The story starts off really well and manages to stay engaging throughout even when things become a bot too predictable along the way.

Loved seeing Sean Bean here as 006.

The title song by Tina Turner is also great to listen to.

Judi Dench has always been my favorite M even if most of her films in that role weren’t that great.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Sir Roger Moore paid a visit to the set to see his son, Christian Moore, who was working as a third assistant director. He quipped that early tests of Pierce Brosnan hadn’t worked out, so he was brought back. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not quite. Come close. Brosnan is a fun Bond, but doesn’t manage to help sell this story even better.

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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