Die Another Day

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Goodness me - is it time for Bond again? All the stops have been pulled out for this twentieth outing for Mr Bond. Containing everything you'd expect from a Bond movie - cars, gadgets, beautiful women, and fights (with a plot used to wrap these essential components together) - it can't fail to satisfy even the most die-hard of Bond fans.

Bond starts off beardy and extremely pissed off after being held prisoner and tortured in North Korea for 14 months. He must then work out the link between his Korean captors and a devestating new weapon whist unmasking a traitor, attempting to prevent a catastrophic war, and making love to beautiful women.

Of course this being both the 40th anniversary and the 20th episode, there are references to the previous films scattered liberally through the film for the anoraks amongst you. For instance: Halle Berry's first bikini-clad scene is clearly an homage to Ursula Andress in Dr No; there are space-based lazers aplenty; Union Jack parachutes; and plenty of other more obscure references.

About as exciting as this season gets in terms of action-packed thrills, noise, explosions, guns and women (with the possible exception of xXx) and perfect for setting you up mentally for the monday morning to follow. Bring a beer (in plastic glasses) and enjoy the Uniplex's surround sound and gigantic screen in all its glory.

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Action, Adventure, Thriller


Neal Purvis, Robert Wade


Lee Tamahori


Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, John Cleese, Judi Dench, Samantha Bond


David Arnold


133 minutes






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