A vengeful British spy goes rogue and sets off to unleash vengeance on a drug lord who tortured his best friend, a C.I.A. agent, and left him for dead and murdered his bride after he helped capture him.
A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
James Bond is back. An oil tycoon is murdered in MI6 and Bond is sent to protect his daughter. Renard, who has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous agent, is secretly planning the destruction of a pipeline. Bond gains a hand from a research scientist, Dr. Christmas Jones who witnesses the action which happens when Bond meets up with Renard, but Bond becomes suspicious about Elektra King, especially when Bond's boss, M goes missing. Bond must work quickly to prevent Renard from destroying Europe. Written by
The method by which the para-hawk pilot survives his fall in the ski-chase scene (deploying a parachute after Bond lures him off a cliff) is highly reminiscent of the opening of 'The Spy Who Loves Me'. The method by which Bond downs him (collapsing his canopy by slicing it with the sharp edge of his ski) is the same way stuntman Rick Sylvester was almost killed whilst filming the sequence, one of his skis detaching and nearly clipping the edge of the parachute. See more »
After the pipe-line explosion, some of the trees on the ground are clean cut. See more »
So good of you to come see me, Mr Bond, particularly on such short notice.
If you can't trust a Swiss banker, then what's the world come to?
See more »
I am a great Bond-fan so I was very intruiged to see the new Bond-film 'The World is not Enough.'
I went to see it and I liked it very much. The story this time is interesting,especcially the character Electra King,wonderfully played by French actress Sophie Marceau, is very well written.
But off course you are not going to see a Bond-movie for the story,you expect to see great action scenes, stunts,evil villains,beautiful locations and great humour.
And all the things I mentioned above were presented very well in this Bond-film.
The action scenes in the oil-pipes, on the mountains of Kazachstan and especially on the Thames in London were very spectacular.
Robert Carlyle is convincing as a villain who don't feel any pain.
The locations were very exotic and the scenes in Istanbul gave me a nostalgic feeling to 'From Russia with Love.'
But the most important thing in a Bond-movie is the actor who plays it.And Brosnan did it very well. He's agressive,he has got a sense of humour and he really looks like the gentleman Bond is supposed to be. But in some scenes we see Brosnan also in a more vulnerable position. So I think Brosnan is after Connery the best Bond-actor.
My conclusion is that 'The World is not Enough' is a great Bond-movie with all the elements that make this series,after almost 38 years,still one of the greatest movie experiences of the year.
24 of 36 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?