Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

GoldenEye (1995)

Directed by Martin Campbell

Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen

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Some good scenes (with that classic Bond flavor), some corny scenes. Some good special effects, some fake special effects. The intro sequence with the bike and plane was pretty good. More scenes like that would have made for a more exciting movie. The story needed a bit of work. It seemed that the movie was trying too hard to replicate the key components of earlier Bond films (far-fetched chase scenes, conniving villains, specific lines), and the story suffered as a result of it. Pierce Brosnan was all right as Bond. A bit goofy at times, but more or less pretty cool. The ending sequence (on the satellite tower) brought back memories of Return of the Jedi.

That BMW was awesome, but it didn’t DO anything, as all awesome Bond devices should. They were after the same damn device that they were after in A View To A Kill.

The preview looked awesome, making the movie a bit of a disappointment.

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