Directed by: Michael Apted
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle
This was the first Bond movie I ever saw in theaters, and it was kinda like a rite of passage for me. It honestly wasn’t until I just now rewatched The World is Not Enough that I realized what a pile of shit of a film it is. Stupid rite of passage…
James Bond has to investigate a dead oil magnate’s daughter and protect her and her new western oil pipeline from being attacked by her ex-kidnapper, a guy with a bullet in his brain who will eventually die but until then has super powers. After the bad guy steals some weapons-grade plutonium, Bond enlists the help of Denise Richards, a nuclear physicist. Right.
Denise Richards is hot, but is about as convincing as a scientist as Keanu Reeves in Chain Reaction. She also can’t act worth a damn, and can barely even deliver a line without it sounding like someone reading out of a book they don’t understand. Luckily the other Bond girl, Sophie Marceau, is actually really good in this, and plays an interesting character. Stockholm Syndrome is a creative thing to give a Bond girl, and it’s pretty much the only good part of this whole stupid film.