Film Review: Die Another Day

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Well I knew this day would come. It’s been creeping up on me, getting closer and closer, until last night, it finally arrived. I had reached Die Another Day. I don’t care how many Bond movies you watch, whether you secretly love Pierce Brosnan, or if you simply have the most masochistic personality possible, there is nobody out there who can possibly think Die Another Die is a good film. Because it isn’t.

Everything about it is just wrong. It was released in the middle of The Matrix trilogy at a time when film making, special effects and stunt works had essentially been turned on its head and revolutionised as a result of Neo dodging bullets and a 360 camera pan. As a result, you can see that the production team tasked with creating Die Another Day felt a need to embrace these new principles, to make Bond feel up to date and fresh in it’s style and cinematography and yet, they’ve failed so spectacularly that it doesn’t just ruin the movie, it makes it feel cheap.
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