Monday, 22 April 2013

GoldenEye Review


Release Date: 26th December 1995 - Australia

Production Companies
EON Productions (made by)
United Artists

Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 124 minutes

Budget: $58,000,000

Box Office Gross: $352,194,054

Plot Summary
When an M16 agent turns
rogue and plans world
domination with a
terrifying satellite-borne
weapon, Bond must pursue
his former ally to Cuba,
Monte Carlo, Switzerland
and even Russia, all the
while dodging a sexy,
deadly female fatale who
will stop at nothing to put
the "squeeze" on the intrepid

Pierce Brosnan - James Bond
Sean Bean - Alec Treyalan
Izabella Scorupco - Natayla
Judi Dench - M
Desmond Llewellyn - Q
Famke Janssen - Xenia Onatopp
Alan Cumming - Boris Grishenko
Joe Don Baker - Jack Wade
Robbie Coltrane - Valentin Zukovsky
Gottfried John - General Ourumov

Director - Martin Campbell
Story - Michael France
Screenplay - Jeffrey Caine &
Bruce Fierstein
Producers - Michael G. Wilson
& Barbara Broccoli
Production Designer - Peter
Director of Photography -
Phil Meheux
Stunt Coordinator - Simon Crane
Parachute Coordinator - B.J. Worth
Special Effects Supervisor -
Chris Corbould
Miniature Effects Supervisor -
Derek Meddings
Film Editor - Terry Rawlings
Title Designer: Main Titles - Daniel Kleinman
Composer: James Bond
Theme - Monty Norman
Music - Eric Serra
Singer: GoldenEye - Tina Turner
Lyrics: GoldenEye - Bono & The Edge

In 1995, after six years without a Bond film that for the first time, James Bond was re-introduced to its fans and the audience of seeing him again in the big screen, GOLDENEYE completely re-evaluates the status of the franchise into the modern era and Pierce Brosnan not only gives a fresh start of thoroughly portraying the secret agent hero, but gives charm and sportier face looks to the main character without changing him in neither a comedic or darker attitude. In a trade of fashion, the characterization of the supporting acting performances felt hugely splendorous like Sean Bean when playing the traitorous villain is actually promising, Famke Janessen who does the female henchman is highly sexy when deadly and last, we wouldn't forget about the feminine Judi Dench in her first role as M, she is at the chief of moodiness who doesn't give a respect

Two of the antique highlights that are paired in this film includes the opening sequence and the tank chase, the visuals are classy and non-computerized in CGI, Tina Turner performs an incredibly singing voice for the theme song that catches up to Shirley Bassey's old tunes and Martin Campbell's direction defines the story into a single combination of the emotion and thrills. 

GOLDENEYE is the only Bond feature that include Brosnan in the lead that is shaken but not stirred and in a capacity, it does show the audience how explosive and tight action that exploiting people into becoming the Bond fans of the 90s. 

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

1 comment:

  1. Definitely one of the better Bond flicks and Pierce Brosnan is my third favorite Bond behind Connery and Craig. I would say that this was the best Bond since Goldfinger at the time.