17 October 2010

The Bond retrospective - Number 4

This next entry sits almost alone in modern Bonds in any top lists, nearly twenty years after the rest of my top five

4. Goldeneye

Best Game Ever
It’s another reboot for Bond, and after a much needed break in the early 90s, Pierce Brosnan provides us with a suave, sophisticated Bond who gives the perfect blend of action and style. Goldeneye features one of the most coherent plots in the series, full of twists and turns, as well as a nice personal angle for Bond, and a nice shiny new M, played by Judi Dench, who really helps to bring Bond out of the Cold War…and the 80s in general

Tasty plot
Brosnan at his best

Answers on a postcard


  1. The only con I can think of is the gadgets weren't used, and the car seemed to have been chucked in as an afterthought (Q: "all the usual refinements etc")

  2. The z3 totally skipped my mind...in it's defence it was probably the least intrusive product placement of the Brosnan series

    and it did have a lot of helicopters