Die Another Day


Review: James Bond is sent on a mission to investigate the the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul. Bond discovers that the scheme that is concocted by the diamond mogul involves a highly destructive laser.
Director: Lee Tamahori
Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens, Rick Yune, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael Madsen, Will Yun Lee, Kenneth Tsang, Emilio Echevarria, Michael Gor, Lawrence Makoare, Colin Salmon, Samantha Bond and Rachel Grant
Year: 2002
Genre: Action, Adventure and Thriller
Conclusion: 3/5
I love Pierce Brosnan and the Bond films but I have to say that this is one of the weakest of the Bonds. I felt it never really pulled together as a film. One thing I was disappointed in was the lack of gadgets used and apparently Pierce Brosnan himself disliked them. This is also Pierce Brosnan’s least favourite Bond film in which he appeared and starred in. I was also disappointed at how weak the CGI, was especially for a franchise like Bond. All of the scenes that were of North Korea were actually filmed on Holywell beach in Cornwall. It took the production company four weeks of set-building. It is estimated that £500,000 was spent locally on materials, hotels and food. Built on top of the lifeguard building was the exterior of the ‘top secret military installation’. Tank traps were even added on the beach. Some of the location filming also took place at “The Eden Project” near St. Austell, Cornwall. This is Rosamund Pike’s theatrical movie debut. I was also not impressed with Madonna’s cameo in this and did not amount or add to the storyline. I felt that the director didn’t quite know what to do.


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