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1999 - MGM - The World Is Not Enough - Special Edition DVD - Widescreen - Stars: Pierce Brosnan / Sophie Marceau / Robert Carlyle / Denise Richards / Robbie Coltrane / Judi Dench - Director: Michael Apted - Run Time: 2 Hours 8 Minutes - Widescreen - Special Features - Original Artwork & Liner Notes - Like New - Collectible
In his 19th screen outing, Ian Fleming's superspy is once again caught in the crosshairs of a self-created dilemma: as the longest-running feature-film franchise, James Bond is an annuity his producers want to protect, yet the series' consciously formulaic approach frustrates any real element of surprise beyond the rote application of plot twists or jump cuts to shake up the audience. This time out, credit 007's caretakers for making some visible attempts to invest their principal characters with darker motives--and blame them for squandering The World Is Not Enough's initial promise by the final reel.
By now, Bond pictures are as elegantly formal as a Bach chorale, and this one opens on an unusually powerful note. A stunning pre-title sequence reaches beyond mere pyrotechnics to introduce key plot elements as the action leaps from Bilbao to London. Bond 5.0, Pierce Brosnan, undercuts his usually suave persona with a darker, more brutal edge largely absent since Sean Connery departed. Equally tantalizing are our initial glimpses of Bond's nemesis du jour, Renard (Robert Carlyle), and imminent love interest, Elektra King (Sophie Marceau), both atypically complex characters cast with seemingly shrewd choices, and directed by the capable Michael Apted. The story's focus on post-Soviet geopolitics likewise starts off on a savvy note, before being overtaken by increasingly Byzantine plot twists, hidden motives, and reversals of loyalty superheated by relentless (if intermittently perfunctory) action sequences.
Indeed, the procession of perils plays like a greatest hits medley, save for a nifty sequence involving airborne buzz saws that's as enjoyable as it is preposterous. Bond's grimmer demeanor, while preferable to the smirk that eventually swallowed Roger Moore whole, proves wearying, unrelieved by any true wit. The underlying psychoses that propel Renard and Elektra eventually unravel into unconvincing melodrama, while Bond is supplied with a secondary love object, Denise Richards, who's even more improbable as a nuclear physicist. Ultimately, this World is not enough despite its better intentions. --Sam Sutherland
Déçu de devoir changer le code pour pouvoir le lire sur mon PC. Au lieu de ma télé, mais ce n'est pas grave. Read morePublished 7 months ago by FORTIN, Ginette
I have to say not the best in Pierce Brosnan's run as 007, but still a must have for any collector. The story was weak and the acting wasn't the greatest.Published 10 months ago by bourne077
Comment ne pas aimer ces films, une série qui évolue avec le temps, la technologie, le contexte politique.Published 15 months ago by Simeth Jaques
I Loved this Movie, A Great James Bond.
Full of Action for Everybody!
Cheers, Troy :)
A 10" Plus
This 007 movie is OK the story is OK so it is a OK movie but it should entertain you.
For $7 bucks it is worth getting. Read more