Quantum of Solace Review

There are few sequels that disappoint quite as much as this. There are sequels that are far worse, obviously, but something about Quantum has meant each re-watch has convinced me I had it wrong and its actually good, then about half way through I start to think again, then by the end I’m like “Oh right, yeah…” It’s not flat out bad like Die Another Day or Octopussy, but it’s written to string you along only to let you down in the end… Let’s take a deeper look, anyway!

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Casino Royale (2006) Review

What’s this? Could it actually be?! I am finally ending my run of Bond reviews because the next one is actually, for real, coming out in a month or so?! Why yes, that’s exactly what’s happening… after all these YEARS.

Casino Royale saw the debut of both Daniel Craig and his more “gritty” direction for the franchise, and while his run has seen its ups and downs I can honestly say that Casino Royale is among my favourites of the whole franchise, with its opening 10 minutes being one my favourite openings ever. … Let’s take a look!

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GoldenEye 007 (N64) Review

Little known fact (because how the hell would anyone else know?) I was going to review this all-time great alongside my review of the film, but decided to hold off on it because it’s arguably my favourite game of all time (I say arguably because I’d have to sit down and really think for a very long time to come up with any actual all-time best list…) and I wanted to give it more attention. Well, when better than a series of reviews celebrating 1,000 reviews? This was always hanging over my head as something I “had” to review at some point, so may as well make it now! Let’s have a look at this classic and see if it still holds up!

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Die Another Day Review

Die Another Day

Ah yes, Die Another Day. Pierce Brosnan’s swan song and a really good film… for about half of its runtime. Then it suddenly nosedives and becomes nearly unbearable. I think it’s still the most clear-cut “half good, half bad” film I’ve ever seen, making it like two different writers / directors took turns without consulting each other over tone. Well, does the good outweigh the bad? Let’s act like Sigmund Freud and “An-an-an-analyse this!”.

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The World is Not Enough Review

The World is Not Enough

The World is Not Enough might be the ultimate mixed bag as there are some bits I really genuinely like, but there are also some real poor parts as well. Every time I think I’m going to give this a 4, I remember something bad and it drops down again. Then I focus on the bad and think of dropping it to a 2, before I remember some of the good! Well, now I’ve spoiled the score in the opening paragraph, let’s take a deeper look anyway!

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Tomorrow Never Dies Review

Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies is oddly a movie that may have become more relevant as it aged, featuring a villain that’s the head of a media empire manipulating politics by using misinformation and grabby headlines, plus a heavy focus on China as a force of good to get that sweet Chinese cinema money. Sounds far more 2017 than 1997! Key point though: is it any good? Let’s find out!

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GoldenEye Review

GoldenEye

Ah yes, Goldeneye, the film that’s really hard to review without making constant references to a teenhood-defining N64 game. I’ll try my best! Anyway, it’s also the debut on Pierce Bronsnan as Bond and has a great villain in Sean Bean’s Alec Trevelyan, among other fun cast members. Let’s take a look, and see how, much like his successor, Bronsnan’s best film was his first…

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The Living Daylights Review

The Living Daylights

Woooaa-ohh-ooh-OH, The Living Daylights! … is the first of the two Timothy Dalton Bond films and the start of the second half of my look at all the 007 movies leading up to “No Time To Die”. Given I started this back in July 2017 shows how delayed that film has been, so delayed  that I stopped in August 2018 and I’m only just resuming! ANYWAY, The Living Daylights, beyond an extremely catchy opening, certainly takes itself far more seriously than the Moore films that preceded it and delivers a really fun and well-shot action movie instead. Let’s take a look!

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A View to a Kill Review

A View to a Kill

We finally reach the end of the Roger Moore era of Bond with A View to a Kill. Many people cite it as a bad Bond movie, but beyond Roger looking like he’s… well, his age, it’s actually a fun film. Close your eyes any time Bond is in bed and you’ve got a fun (and zany) plot with a great villain and so many set pieces that the film never feels like slows down. Let’s take a closer look and wave goodbye to the longest serving Bond while we’re at it…

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