MOVIE REVIEWS

GoldenEye

by Brad Bishop

“The the film delivers some of the most amazing action scenes for it’s time of release, and the storyline gives it a unique and solid ground to stand on”

I give this film

The MI6 secret agent is back in action in this mid 90's feature, debuting Pierce Brosnan as the new James Bond. The film begins with James Bond (agent 007) and agent 006 or also formally known as Alec Trevelyan, played by Sean Bean. infiltrating the  Arkhangelsk chemical weapons facility. During this mission, Bond and Trevelyan set mines on highly explosive chemical tanks. A Russian Colonel, Arkady Ourumov (Gottfried John) ambushes the 00 agents and captures 006. Looks like these secret agents weren't so secret.

The Soviet Colonel uses Alec as bait to lure Bond out of hiding. As the mines dwindle down on their timer, Bond chases after a small airplane that had fallen off a cliff.  He jumps after it, climbs in, and flies away. Title sequence commenced. 

This is the part of the Bond film where the opening theme plays and many sexy women are dancing because they all love how bad ass James Bond is. The theme song is sung by Tina Turner, and like all Bond movie theme songs, they are the longest part of the movie. Shut up and get to the action!

The film delivers some of the most remarkable characters, including the classic Q (Desmond Llewelyn), who had been in 17 James Bond films. A very sexy Russian computer programmer Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco), and who can forget the characters that the make brief sexual innuendos like Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen). A woman who actually screws her victims to death, using her thighs to suffocate them.

With a handful of Bond puns and loads enemies ready to clash in on Bond. He travels the world, meets sassy women, drives exquisite sports cars, and of course his decked out BMW. Thanks to the courtesy of (Xzibit). Oops I mean MI6, anyways, then he saves the world once again from going into a stone-age from a satellite weapon called the GoldenEye.

The the film delivers some of the most amazing action scenes for it's time of release, and the storyline gives it a unique and solid ground to stand on. The film is one of my favorite 007 movies and is actually my first one I had seen back in 1996 when it had already been release on video cassette.

Because of it's box office success, it spawned the first video game to dominate the Nintendo 64 's realm of first person shooters. Seriously, everybody had that game. A game that was made in only 7 months, went forward to revolutionize the way 1st person shooter games have become in our modern day.

So to sum it up. This movie had forged the way we game because it was such a inspiring film to the developers at Rareware. That's a lot that a movie from the 90's can do. A film that became grandfather to the first person shooter games that you play in your living rooms today.

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