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The World Is Not Enough (1999)Feeling responsbile for the death of a British oil tycoon and a friend, who died in an explosion in MI6 headquarters, James Bond takes position as bodyguard to the tycoon’s daughter, Elektra.

Directed by
Michael Apted

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewelyn, John Cleese, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Samantha Bond, Michael Kitchen, Colin Salmon, Goldie, David Calder, Serena Scott Thomas

Excellent plot (although the villain’s medical ‘condition’ that allows him to perform at superhuman powers because he does not feel pain is a little implausible), fantastic locations and setting, fast-paced action and enough sexual tension and banter mean that this film has all the hallmarks of a classic bond. And not as over-commercialised as Die Another Day.

The only weak point is the pathetic casting of Denise Richards. The bimbo-American style character has no place in the classy, sophisticated world of Bond. Although the corny but hilarious “Never had Christmas in Turkey” and “I thought Christmas only came once a year” lines were classics, in the vein of Sean Connery in the Goldfinger era.

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