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The 20th film in the James Bond series carries a lot of "in" jokes referring to previous films, including the bikini and knife belt worn by NSA agent Jinx (shades of Ursula Andress in Dr. No). Of course, the beautiful Berry is well-worth comtemplating, which is a good thing since this Bond is fairly tiresome with its convoluted plot and over-the-top action. It starts off well and Brosnan is comfortable in the role (even with the silly double entendres) but the main villain (Stephens) is another meglomaniac with designs on taking over the world (wrapped around some political cant) and the second half of the film is one chase scene after another. Yawn.

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Available on Running time 130 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
James Bond, Spies & Espionage, Military: Foreign, Cold Spots, Boom!, Betrayal, London, Top Grossing Films of 2002
Screenplay
Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Rosmund Pike, Rick Yune, Michael Madsen, Will Yun Lee, Kenneth Tsang, Samantha Bond, Colin Salmon, Emilio Echeverria, Michael Gorevoy, Lawrence Makoare
Cinematography
David Tattersall
Director
Lee Tamahori
Music
David Arnold
Other
Chris Munro, Christian Wagner, Simon Lamont, Lindy Hemming, Peter Lamont
Producer
Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Eon Productions, MGM

Awards

Golden Raspberries 2002: Worst Support. Actress (Madonna).

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Die Another Day
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Vad Allen

WARNING: REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS – WE RECOMMEND TO WATCH MOVIE FIRST! THE VERDICT: #14 in my personal rating. DAD is actually more about the 40th anniversary than a particular plot. However, all the right stuff is in it, and they did a great job making tributes to ALL previous Bond movies and still creating an original, entertaining story with traditional elements. Unfortunately, with Bond being captured and abandoned it has a real drawback: one does not want to be 007 watching this movie, and it’s wrong. COLL STUFF: - 1st time in a series: hovercraft chase, and well shot -1st time in a series: the henchman has a car loaded with tricks too -1st time in a series: love scene with Moneypenny and sex-scene (with Jinx) -The movie has tributes to all previous ones: a delight for a true fan -All girls are hot -Checking-in in a 5-star hotel in a pajamas: funny -Sword-fight: great and used before only in “Moonraker” -Madonna as a fencing coach: neat -Appropriate villain: from the real world, but with a global evil plan -Gadgets: surfing board with tricks, laser-watch, impulse-ring, aqua-lung -Traitor: always good for a story -Flying “swing-blades” -Turbo-sleigh for ice-racing -Invisible car: cool and based on real technology -Ice-hotel: great design -Modern “cat-fight”: always works for a male audience -Exotic places: Cuba, Iceland NOT COOL: -Yes, it’s tough times, but a year in capture is way too long for Bond -Titles should be a part of fantasy, but here they’re a part of the story -Serious story goof: Bonds visibly reacts on his name while undercover! -High-tech equipment seems to be overwhelming the story -So much CG makes it a little cartoonish -Kite-surfing from the glacier: CG quality is like in the 70’s -Brosnan’s girl is saved from drowning the 3rd movie in a row -All cars are too obviously provided by Ford Co. (Aston, Jag, T-Bird).