|Bond never actually hits a target|
with his gun in this movie.
Javier Bardem is compelling as the villain. His introductory scene is a single, motionless, shot: Bardem approaches us across a great room, growing slowly in size onscreen until he's literally in Bond's lap. He tells one of those folksy stories which become more and more creepy as they go along. By the time he's done, he has the audience in the palm of his hand.
|Bardem's blond hair, and especially his fake blond eyelashes, were terribly distracting.|
It's still gripping, high-quality entertainment: (My grade = B plus), but the Bourne trilogy has raised the bar on spy movies, and I can sense the Bond franchise is playing catchup.
BOND & BOURNE MOVIES on Stub Hubby
- Dr. No (1962)
- Moonraker & From Russia With Love double feature
- Thunderball, Re-Evaluated (1965
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
- The Roger Moore Era: I think I saw A View To A Kill (1985) in the theater.
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Goldeneye (1995) is the only Brosnan Bond film I saw in the theater.
- Some notes on Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
- The Bourne Identity (2002)
- Casino Royale (2006)
- The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
- Quantum of Solace (2008)
- Skyfall (2012)
- The Bourne Legacy (2013)
- SPECTRE (2015)
- Jason Bourne (2016)
- Just How Old Is James Bond, Anyway?