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Introduction to GoldenEye - A Netflix Movie Review by Ms. H
Unless you have been living under a rock, I’m sure you have heard the famous spy introducing himself as “My name is Bond - James Bond.” I decided to watch GoldenEye while browsing through Netflix and noticing a caption which indicated that GoldenEye is the movie that reinvigorated the 007 film series. Interesting enough, I had no idea that the franchise needed to be revitalized, since I have yet to see a James Bond film that I did not enjoy watching.
That being said, the descriptive praise of GoldenEye piqued my interest in this 1995 GoldenEye James Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. Was the GoldenEye movie worthy of the accolades it received? Check out my GoldenEye movie review to find out.
Plot of the GoldenEye Movie
The GoldenEye movie’s plot evolved around a particularly powerful weaponry gadget that had far-reaching destructive capabilities so much so that it could possibly destroy the world. GoldenEye is the name of the weapon and not as you may expect a code name for spies, etc. James Bond’s mission is to deflect, disarm or destroy this dangerous weapon at all costs.
Twists in the GoldenEye Movie
There is a major twist dealing with one of the characters in the movie that I will not divulge here. However, If you watch GoldenEye, you will find out who it is. The altercation between these two made for an epic battle scene that happened towards the movie and it is well worth the wait.
Female Villain in the GoldenEye Movie
I must admit that I was surprised to find a woman villain in the GoldenEye 007 Movie, since most of the women who appeared in James Bond movies became known as Bond Girls. It was a welcome change to see a female in such a part which demonstrates the wide range of acting roles that should be available for not only men, but for women as well.
As a cautionary warning, some of the scenes with the actor who played the part of the female villain Famke Janssen as Xenia Zaragevna Onatopp are way over the top -- so much so that you may squeamish during some of the scenes or turn your head away from the screen. Regardless of these scenes, I thought it was a plus to have a woman in this role.
Little known fact: Pierce Brosnan as James Bond 007 drove a specially equipped BMW as his spy vehicle even though I was under the impression that the Aston Martin was his signature car. As a savings grace, he did drive an Aston Martin at the beginning of the film when he was racing against a Ferrari.
Assessment of the GoldenEye Movie
I believe this 1995 movie, GoldenEye, can stand up against today’s blockbuster type movies with all of the car chases, explosions, etc. The draw of this movie is not only the action scenes, but there is an intriguing storyline as well.
Even though the movie is over 25 years old, in my opinion, this film deserves all the praise it got and more -- even in today’s world of high action entertainment movies sometimes overladen with Computer-generated Imagery or CGI effects.
If you want to watdh an exciting spy action movie starring the timeless James Bond character created by Ian Fleming -- I recommend GoldenEye as the famous spy continues to introduce himself as “ Bond - James Bond.”
Rating of the GoldenEye Movie
Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate the GoldenEye Netflix movie 5 stars.