Goldeneye = Pure Gold
T. Smiley | Sydney | 09/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After the end of the Roger Moore era I drifted away from the James Bond films, but Goldeneye well and truly brought me back into the fold.
The combination of the arrival of Pierce Brosnan in the Bond role, and the wonderful Sean Bean's characteristic charm and great portrayal as the only Bond 'villain' I was sad to see meet an end, made for one magic movie. This particular outing of Bond showed a vulnerable side of him that we may not have seen before, in that he was torn between the good Alec Trevelyan 006/evil Janus characters.
James Bond 007, Golden Eye DVD
Charles Tauk | 07/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Directed by Martin Campbell, GOLDENEYE makes the transition to a more modern image for the James Bond series. Bond's out-of-date womanizing is presented with a feminist challenge from the newly cast Judi Dench as an impenetrable M, and Samantha Bond as a wiser and more forthright Moneypenny. The action sequences, replete with helicopter hijinks and copious explosions, are complex and stylish, making the film a polished sensation. This installment in the series introduces actor Pierce Brosnan in the role of suave, debonair, irresistible 007. Despite the end of the Cold War, James Bond still finds himself pitted against nefarious Russians who want to rule the world. This time around, his enemies are a gang of mobsters and former military men who have gained access to the Goldeneye, which can cut off electrical currents in London. Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) is the leader, with General Ourumov (Gottfried John) an additional threat. Sizzling Bond babe Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) is the sleek robber who, with Ourumov, successfully steals the Goldeneye, which the villains plan to use in their quest to control financial markets around the globe. However, this grizzly group of scoundrels is no match for Bond, who constantly outwits their attempts to assassinate him. Bond rescues the tough and lovely Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco), who was caught in Trevalyan's deadly web, and she eventually helps Bond turn the tables on his foes as he uses his quick instincts, innovative weapons, and cool gadgetry to save the day."