Die Another Day
Movie Reviews | Nov 20th, 2002
Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, John Cleese, Judi Dench, Michael Madsen, Lawrence Makoare
Written By: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Directed By: Lee Tamahori
I’ve started getting into James Bond films since Goldeneye and enjoyed them the ones I’ve seen. Plus the Goldeneye video game is one of the best games out there.
I haven’t seen any of them old films or remember them. But I think Pierce Brosnan does an excellent job as Bond. He’s charming, perverted, smooth and suave. Die Another Day is about Bond going undercover in some Korean military camp and getting captured in the process. His superiors think he let out vital information when getting tortured and he wants to clear his name and kill this Korean terrorist. He also wants to discover who betrayed him and got him caught at the camp. He goes to London, Cuba, and Iceland.
In Cuba, he meets up with Jinx (Halle Berry), who’s a piece of ass spy for NSA. Information Bond and Jinx are looking for lead to Gustav Graves, who’s a rich British scumbag and wants to demonstrate a new weapon he developed. Yadda yadda yadda, I hate talking about the plots of movies. This film is better than World Is Not Enough but I like the previous movies better. This film is still the typical Bond movie with explosions, gadgets, the hot bad girl, the even hotter good girl and annoying theme songs. Madonna’s theme song just plain sucks and viewers have to sit through that clusterfuck of a song in the beginning of the movie. The Letterman look alike even appears in the movie as a fencing coach.
The 2 Bond girls are really sexy this time around and are decent actresses. Halle Berry is one of the most beautiful women in the world and seeing her in a bond film kickin ass was a treat. The other girl was pretty as well. John Cleese should have more screen time because he was funny as always. The ending of the film was quite funny and someone uses one of Q’s gadgets. You’ll see when you watch the movie. I liked how they kept a sex scene in the movie but why don’t they go a step further and show some nudity. Halle Berry used it now. I liked Bond’s sexist smooth comments throughout the movie. I wish I could get away with that stuff haha. Some scenes were pretty stupid like Bond surfing on ice and the CGI work for it was so poor. It looked like a cartoon basically. I think I was laughing when I saw this scene in the movie. Overall, this is a typical Bond movie with the usual stuff but it’s still entertaining and fun to see.
Favorite Scenes: ORANGE BIKINI SCENE WITH HALLE BERRY! Swordfight between Bond and Graves, swordfight between Jinx and Miranda Frost.
Running Time: 133 minutes