the director of die another day said he wanted to go back to the bond of you only live twice.
that film was, rightly, the film that prompted connery to leave the franchise.
it was the beginning of style over substance. decor over plot.
slickness in place of grit.
well, whatever, tamahori got just what he wanted and we got yet another empty headed bond opus.
the only decent bond with brosnan has been goldeneye and even it was a little thin on plot.
as for borsnan himself;
way over rated.
oh, he fits the bill okay, but lacks any originality whatsover.
i dare to say that actually, connery, moore and dalton were all far more original. connery gave us edge with style.
moore refused to take it seriousely and gave us satire (and did it well for a while). dalton gave us an abundance of edge. actually, he gave us a lethal dose and his bond is more 'cop' than any bond.
but brosnan simply mixes the previous three. he does have some edge, he does have some satire, and a times, he has the leanness of dalton.
but he has nothing of his own.
whats good about this then?
the whole diamonds and ice thing works well and for the first time in a long time we have a really cool bond theme song ( but the singer of that song unfortunately makes an awful cameo).
hopefully, the new prodcers will someday allow the franchise to take some new, edy directions.
if not, it will in time, inevitably, die another day, but die it will.