Film of the Day #211/ 300
Superbly directed by Michael Apted, the
nineteenth James Bond film is a superior and satisfying cinematic experience
that holds up respectably in the hugely popular series. The World is Not Enough
proves that a movie with formula isn’t always a terrible thing, for as long as
gorgeous women, sadistic villains and special-effects exist, James Bond lives.
Pierce Brosnan’s third portrayal as 007 is a performance of charm and sophistication
matched only by the wonderful Sophie Marceau; easily the best female foil Bond
had had in years. Supported by the menacing Robert Carlyle as Renard, The World
is Not Enough is an entertaining and underrated movie that is complete with character
depth and emotion, not forgetting one of the best 007 quips in the franchise.
For Bond fans only!