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GOLDENEYE is probably the best action-heavy Bond film to date. As an action film, it gets so much fun and explosive and badass, you cannot take your eyes off.
Pierce Brosnan, while I did say that he didn't really bring anything new to the table in one of my previous reviews, is basically a modernised Sean Connery's Bond in a way. Bond is suave again, just like Connery's was. Out of all the Bonds, Brosnan is the suave-est, he just leaves trails of suave everywhere he goes. My goodness, he's suave. Now I'm tired of the suave. Let's SuAVE the word suave for later. But also, he looks the part out of all of the Bonds. He just has that look of Bond on his face and he really was the perfect choice for Bond at the time.
Sean Bean plays 006 and it's great to have a villain that knows Bond's stuff right up his sleeve, and I just wish we got to see more of him making a fool out of 007, which we got surprisingly less of.
The very controversial score for this movie by Eric Sella is one weird score. 80% I bloody love, the other, I really hate them. The tank chase scene has a fantastic and bombastic version of the Bond theme, but the music for the car race at the beginning sounds like something from "Mario Kart" or something, it's outright bizarre.
Xenia Onatopp (that's the actual name of the character) played by Famke Janssen is the best femme fatale we've ever gotten in movie history full stop. She gets orgasms everytime she shoots, kills, or hurts people and it's damn hilarious. I love how General Ouromov thinks that she is fucking weird as well in one scene, which cracked me up.
I feel like the movie can be nitpicked way too much. For example, the opening scene doesn't make any sense since Bond drops down from a massive dam but ends up at the top of a cliff when he kept going down and down and down. But it really didn't take anything from the experience, it's just that it was something that was a bit frustrating.
Overall, one of the best Bond films with strong action, funny CGI to look at (one of my weird fetishes) and great performances by everyone. A must watch for action fans. #GoldenEye