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Skyfall Review

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Putting Bond in jeopardy right at the beginning of a movie is a device that has been used in a handful of Bond films such as You Only Live Twice, and Die Another Day. It is an interesting way to get the story going full speed ahead, and so it does here as this movie opens up a great chase scene on top of a moving train which ends with James Bond [...]

Quantum of Solace Review

August 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

James Bond is on a quest for revenge against the evil doers who blackmailed his former flame—Vesper Lynd, from Casino Royale, a pursuit which leads him to the discovery of one Dominic Greene, a guy with a private army capable of being nearly anywhere it seems, but who is bent on controlling the water resources of Bolivia because, hey, that [...]

Casino Royale Review

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

After the abortion that was “Die Another Day” the Bond franchise was in desperate need of a shot in the arm, and it received just that with 2006’s epic reboot “Casino Royale”. “Casino Royale” was the first of Ian Fleming’s Bond novels, originally written back in the 1950s, so it is weird that it took 21 official Bond movies and [...]

Die Another Day Review

August 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

I almost wish I could review this one in two parts, as it really is two different movies. For the first half of its running time, Die Another Day is one of the best James Bond movies I’ve ever seen. For the second half of the movie, it is one of the worst, as it absolutely falls off a cliff. We start off with an excellent opening action scene [...]

The World Is Not Enough Review

August 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

Pierce Brosnan’s third entry in the Bond franchise, “The World is Not Enough” has almost all of the makings of a really good Bond movie such as great locations, explosion laden action, beautiful women, and a decent actor in the role of Bond, but this is yet another later 90s misfire in my opinion. It’s just missing something. The movie [...]

Tomorrow Never Dies Review

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Peter Travers, in his review of “Tomorrow Never Dies” wrote “If Connery was Sexy Bond and George Lazenby was One-Shot Bond and Roger Moore was Geezer Bond and Timothy Dalton was Bored Bond, then Brosnan should be Posh Bond.” This kind of sums up my feelings on Brosnan as well, who was probably the most glittery of all the men to sport the [...]

GoldenEye Review

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

GoldenEye was the first James Bond movie I ever saw a child, and it is still one of my favorites. Pierce Brosnan was a perfectly capable Bond, in the cinematic sense. He looked like a million bucks, and as Roger Ebert noted in his review of the film, he looked perfectly at home in a casino, something the straight laced Roger Moore could not quite [...]

Licence To Kill Review

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

This was the second and sadly final James Bond movie to star Timothy Dalton and is, in my opinion, one of the more underrated entries of the series. Robert Davi plays a great understated, but very menacing Bond villain, although unlike the cartoonish caricatures of past Bond movies (not that I’m knocking them all mind you). He is a villain [...]

The Living Daylights Review

August 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I know this may be an unpopular opinion, but, aside from Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton is my 2nd favorite Bond. Also, he comes the closest to capturing the literary character penned in the Ian Fleming novels written before the Connery movies changed the entire dynamic forever. This movie was Dalton’s first of two appearances in the role, and this [...]

A View To A Kill Review

April 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Hello everyone and welcome to the fourteenth official installment in my series of reviews chronicling the James Bond film franchise. When last I left you, we had just reviewed what would have been number fourteen in the series, had it been an official EON production. However, the film we reviewed (1983’s Never Say Never Again) was an unofficial [...]