Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Posts
    1,569
    Credits
    506

    Thumbs up Review - Die Another Day

    Is "Die Another Day" dead on arrival?

    Most certianly not. While not perfect, the new installment of Bond will, in my opinion revitalize the series. The new Bond is far superior to its two predecessors, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough.

    First up, the players. Broson continues as Bond, with this part being much darker than he's usually played. However, his Bond ascends to new levels of shallowness with his verbal interplays with Jinx, played by Halle Berry. What were the writers thinking?!? The lines given to Jinx make Bond seem likes he's stuck in a 1960 version of Bond. Today's audiences can handle more complex characters (remember Trevelyan from Goldeneye). Miranda Frost, played by Rosamund Pike, was a classy Bond girl. What I liked with regards to Frost and Jinx were that for most of the movie it was difficult to tell which was the "Bad" Bond Girl. The villians were slightly off. I had trouble believing Bond suddenly realizing something was "strange" about Gustav Graves.
    I would have liked to see more of Zao, played by Rick Yune, previously of The Fast and The Furious, as he has a commanding screen presence. To bad he was relagated to the role of evil-sidekick. Judi Dench lends her services as the cold M, but there was nothing new there. The character of Q returns in the guise of John Cleese. Cleese shines in his new role, promoted from the rank of R in a previous movie. I will miss Desmond Llewelyn, but John Cleese is a good successor. He has a darker wit than Llewelyn which let itself to the undertone of the movie.

    Overall, the plot is almost on par with Goldeneye, complete with betrayal, big guns, fast cars, can cool chase scenes. Without reveling too much, I felt that the first "chase scene" was the best, and a "chase scene" near the end could have been exectued better. There are surprises in the movie (particularly at the very end )

    The title track done by Madonna I think was a good turn. Before people start getting upset at me, my thoughts are that it was a good experiment. Most of the Bond songs have been similar to the Goldeneye theme style. I would have preferred though keeping the style of never having Bond appear in the song-montage.

    The Bond series is in need of a recharge after the dismal last two movies. Die Another Day is a step in the right direction.

    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Last edited by Granite; 11-25-2002 at 02:44 PM.
    Our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us. - Matthew Mcconaughey - Interstellar

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    331
    Credits
    440
    Better than Tomorrow Never Dies??? Of course we all have different opinions but TND was the only brosnan Bond movie I liked at all.

    Here are my ratings for the brosnan bond flicks:

    Goldeneye: 1/5 stars
    Tomorrow Never Dies: 4/5 stars
    The World Is Not Enough: 1.5/5 stars
    Die Another Day: 2/5 stars

    Ok, I'm clearly in the minority here, but I think The Living Daylights was better than all of brosnan's bond movies other than tomorrow never dies.

    Living Daylights: 4/5 stars
    License to Kill: 1/5 stars

    Goldfinger: 5/5 stars (the best)

    Flame away!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    germany
    Posts
    4,310
    Credits
    450
    the problem with recent 007 movies ... they are all too forgetable...... u watch it then u forget what it was about....
    Last edited by trailergod; 11-25-2002 at 06:02 PM.
    http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/6324/fightclubmlzq1.jpg

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    in a galaxie far far away
    Posts
    2,197
    Credits
    450
    that's true!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    90
    Credits
    440

    Smile i liked it

    Well, to tell u the truth, i like Brosnan, i like DAD also...my rating =)

    Goldeneye- 3/5
    Tomorrow Never Dies- 2/5
    The World Is Not Enough-3/5
    Die Another Day- 4.5/5
    <img src=http://24.47.122.162:81/XillaSig/tqbmovielist.jpg>

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    331
    Credits
    440

    Re: i liked it

    Originally posted by TheRockTQB
    Well, to tell u the truth, i like Brosnan, i like DAD also...my rating =)

    Goldeneye- 3/5
    Tomorrow Never Dies- 2/5
    The World Is Not Enough-3/5
    Die Another Day- 4.5/5
    Your rankings are almost opposite of mine... I guess there will be two camps forming on the issue of brosnan's bond. Those who like TMD the most and the ones who like DAD the most.

    Like those who think Star Trek 2 was the best and those who think ST 4 was the best (out of the original crew flicks)

    And those who like Empire Strikes Back the most and those who like Jedi the most (or wait, does anyone like jedi the most?).

    Ahh.. so nice when movies polarize the audiences!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    708
    Credits
    440
    I personaly think that they should make them more like "GoldentEye". If they don't take some movent soon the hole thing could bust!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    187
    Credits
    450
    DAD was a good Bond movie, I thought it was better then TND and World is not Enough, but didn't beat GoldenEye. Another great performance by Pierce Brosnan as Bond, James Bond.
    "We are men of action, lies do not become us."

    Link to my top 20 movies

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    331
    Credits
    440
    I'm shocked so many ppl liked goldeneye. i remember watching it with 4 or 5 buddies in the theater (movie-hopping!) and none of us liked it. not that we represent the whole world or anything.


  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Ottawa, ON - Canada
    Posts
    3,250
    Credits
    433
    old thread but...

    I just saw Die Another Day, and while not perfect, it was a pretty bitchin' ride.
    Lots of REALLY cool action...
    A little "too crazy" action...
    Like everyone except for Halle Berry (she has yet to perform a role that I liked)
    Great direction...
    Madonna was cheesy, but tolerable... but her song sucked balls.
    Overall - 4 of 5.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    No place like 127.0.0.1
    Posts
    1,476
    Credits
    440
    Good Points:
    -Bonds smirk at the beginning when he steals the sunglasses
    cmon.. who can deny that wasn't suave.
    -The references to all other movies
    -Bonds first confrontation with Graves (you know the one.. swords and all)
    -Bond's use of the south african man, first putting him in the wheel chair.. then pushing it.. thats a man on a mission.
    -Cleese, i dont see him as a replacement Q more so an addition to the series, nothing will repalce Q
    -The dodgy CGI... it reminded me of a time way back when.. Roger ski-ing against a blue screen.. ooh . the memories.
    -Lee Tamahori... definatly changed bond.

    Bad Points:
    - Halle Berry
    - Villains I wanted a hollowed out volcano for this one.. with hundreds of henchmen... im sick of these plots pitting one nation vs another... a mad man is much more impressive than a mad politician (TND did have a mad man.. but used nations as a tool... same thing in my opinion)
    - Car.. whoopee its invisible.. TND had the coolest car sequence.. dont try to match it.. or improve it.. just innovate it.
    -He didnt throw his hat into Moneypennys office
    -David Arnold.. his scores for the previous films were fantastic.. did he just get bored with this one...
    -Lee Tamahori.. yes.. i loved his work.. just a couple of the quicker edits seemed like they werent done properly and jumped like a Quicktime 6 trailer being played on a 486.

    Overall though I loved the film.. im a biased bond fan.. so meh!
    hehe

    8 out of 10


    [My Top 20 Movies@Ymdb] - ([)(]) Dolby Digital the choice of ML's - [~My Place ~]

    {Drag The Sunrise Down: You know the light can hypnotise, so shut it out and close your eyes - Rooster}

Similar Threads

  1. Die Another Day - teaser 1 (720x304)
    By Shrubz in forum Forum Exclusives
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-14-2008, 03:08 AM
  2. Special Valentines Day Review (Down With Love)
    By carl in forum General Chatter - Movie Related
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-16-2004, 09:46 AM
  3. Die Another Day ... US cuts /EU uncut
    By trailergod in forum Movie News
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-12-2002, 08:14 AM
  4. Die Another Day Posters compare
    By trailergod in forum Movie News
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-31-2002, 03:19 AM
  5. Die Another Day TV Spot & Madonna's Video
    By trailergod in forum Movie News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-15-2002, 04:54 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •