Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5, 2010

GoldenEye (1995)
#50 on my Top 100 List
This is a fantastic James Bond film. It's Pierce Brosnan's first turn as the famous super-spy, it introduces Dame Judi Dench as M (who has never been more badass in her life), and it got adapted into a pretty great video game (and I don't even like video games). Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid in Harry Potter) shows up as an ex-KGB agent. Sean Bean (Boromir in Lord of the Rings) is Bond's former parter. Famke Janssen (Jean Grey in X-Men) is awesome as a homicidal nymphomaniac. And the late great Desmond Llewelyn returns for one of his last performances as the MI6 weapons inventor Q. My only complaint is the character Boris. I adore Alan Cumming, but I really truly hate Boris. In the video game, you used to lose the level if you shot him, but I always shot him anyway. His whole "I am invincible!" thing is incredibly irritating. The reveal halfway through of the identity of the mysterious crime lord Janus is one of those great cinematic moments and the fight at the end between Janus and Bond on a radar antenntae cradle is awesome.
My Netflix rating: 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Yeah I agree both goldeneye the film and goldeneye the game are awesome :)