Because it is also the 19th James Bond movie, it comes with so much history that one reviews it like wine, comparing it to earlier famous vintages; I guess that's part of the fun. This is a good one. Instead of summarizing the plot, let's tick off the Bond trademarks and see how they measure up: 1. Bond himself. Pierce Brosnan. The best except for Sean Connery. He knows that even the most outrageous double entendres are pronounced with a straight face. He is proud that a generation has grown up knowing the term "double entendre" only because of Bond movies. There's real poignancy this time, because Q, the inventor of all of Bond's gizmos, is retiring.
Cast & Crew
Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The film's plot revolves around the assassination of billionaire Sir Robert King by the terrorist Renard, and Bond's subsequent assignment to protect King's daughter Elektra, who had previously been held for ransom by Renard. During his assignment, Bond unravels a scheme to increase petroleum prices by triggering a nuclear meltdown in the waters of Istanbul. It was also the first Eon -produced Bond film to be officially released under the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer label instead of United Artists , the original owner and distributor of the film franchise. Bond interrogates the banker as to the identity of someone who killed an MI6 agent, but the banker is killed and Bond forced to escape with the money before he can learn. At the MI6 headquarters in London, the money is revealed to be laced with explosives that kill King.
Facts & Figures
It's almost-great and almost-terrible, featuring maybe the best and worst Bond women of all time in one film and at times dances oh-so close to ridiculousness. In the end The World Is Not Enough embodies almost everything that people love, and also love to mock, about the franchise. This begins with the after-effects of a political kidnapping: some time ago, rich heiress Elektra King Sophie Marceau was taken hostage by a fearsome terrorist named Victor "Renard" Zokas Robert Carlisle.
A daring twist on the formula or a tired limp into the new millennium? The case for the prosecution: mostly dull action sequences, a Bond girl memorable for the wrong reasons, an underpowered climax, and a plot thinner than a dieting ghost. The Villains: A couple to give a relationship counselor nightmares. How did they meet? He held her hostage. Certainly something different and different is always good. The Girl: A bit of a turkey, although great for Bond girl bingo. Implausible job? Nuclear physicist. Stupid name?