At The Movies

Siskel & Ebert At the Movies – GOLDENEYE (1995)

The late Roger Ebert defending Pierce Brosnan’s debut as 007 in GOLDENEYE

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  1. Weird i actually thought it had a strong plot with Sean Bean they say the plot is just the Russian General that “kills” 006 trying to take over the world but thats not the plot :/

  2. Goldeneye, Goldfinger, License to Kill. My top three in that order. The Bonds are as Ebert says all from the same template, so it’s really whichever ones you like personally. Though Die Another Day, Dr. No and Thunderballs are bad and/or boring.

  3. I’d like to believe that Siskel would’ve definitely liked Daniel Craig, and “Casino Royale” and “Skyfall”. (“Quantum Of Solace”….probably not.) 🙂

  4. I think Brosnan’s first two, “Goldeneye” and “Tomorrow Never Dies”, are great (heck, even Siskel liked “Tomorrow Never Dies”, although primarily for Jonathan Pryce’s villain). Unfortunately, Bond became a cartoon all over again with “The World Is Not Enough”, and “Die Another Day” was even worse, with literally *every other line* in the movie being a bad pun. I’m sorry Brosnan had to go out with that one, but his first two Bond movies will always secure him as an excellent 007, in my opinion.

  5. onnery isn’t even the best. He was definitely good, but his persona got old fairly quick. My favorite is Roger Moore. The worst is definitely Timothy Dalton.

    The thing that really pisses me off about the bond franchise is how they seem to hate continuity and their obsession with stupid day-for-night shots and car chases almost entirely shot with green screens.

    Goldeneye is a great movie. Siskel is wrong.

  6. “Connery isn’t even the best. He was definitely good, but his persona got old fairly quick. My favorite is Roger Moore…” This is the only statement you made I agree w/.

  7. And,…don’t forget bad acting on Brosnan’s part. lol And, John Glen was the BEST director of Bond films. I don’t know why he stopped directing the franchise after “License To Kill”. After that film, it lost me and, I stopped watching them b/c they stunk after that.

  8. I’m not counting George Lazenby because he’s an anomaly.

    Further, you like the lack of continuity, day-for-night shots, and green screen car chases? So basically, you’re saying you like lazy cinematography, directing, and storytelling

    As far as Goldeneye being a great movie, while it’s obviously subjective just like saying that Connery is or isn’t the best, most critics agree that it ranks up there as one of the best bond movies.

  9. The reason why they had lack of continuity is because usually Eon decides which one would be good for the time or because they still didn’t get the full rights for making a continuity novel.

  10. Siskel is just stubborn and can’t accept change I love Roger Moore as Bond and I think he’s way better than Connery he looked so bored in ThunderBall and You Only Live Twice. Roger Moore was great in all his Movies and always entertained you.

  11. Really, the first three; Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Goldfinger were his good ones. He completely phoned in Diamonds are Forever which is why they dropped him for Roger Moore.

    Further, Connery is a sign of the times in those movies. He is essentially a misogynist, yet we’re supposed to be rooting for him.

    Roger Moore’s bond drops much of that, although to be fair, it still existed in his character. However he is far more suave and active than any of the others, especially Dalton.

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