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Llaouydos takes a gander at THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

Published at: Aug. 5, 1999, 10:56 p.m. CST by staff

Hey folks, Harry here and this here LLAOUYDOS apparently caught the screening of THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH and basically has nothing but praise for Robert Carlyle (as expected) but isn't that big of a fan of Denise Richards other than as a babe. There are some spoilers below, though nothing that hasn't been revealed before here at AICN and at other Bond websites. Though... It should be noted that if you are trying to stay pure, know that LLAOUYDOS does say it is very much worth catching and is better than the last one. SO, read on spoiler lovers and stay back spoiler loathers!

Thanks to my mums new boyfriend i got to see the new Bond movie - in all honesty i've never been a real bond fan, (although GOLDENEYE for my Nintendo is excellent).

The world Is NOt Enough easily surpasses the last pile of shite and this is mainly due to the excellent Bobby Carlyle. If you ever watched Carlyle in his role as a murderer in the British TV series Cracker (coincidently Valentin was also in this show taking the title role) then you will see the resemblences between Carlyles portrayal of the 'bad guy'. Not that htis is a bad thing - far from it, possibly the best villian since that guy who said that immortal line "No Mr Bond I expect you to die" Carlyle carries himself nicely throughout the movie as the freaked out villain intent on ridding the world of Britian's finest agent. i was also surprised to see John Cleese pop up and it sems he will be taking over from the much loved - but now very old Q. Denise Richards is mediocre but then she has big breasts so i guess she is alright. Personally though i will be sad to see Brosnan go - he is excellent as Bond and seems set to take Roger Moore's spot as the second best Bond ever. If as the buzz says he is retiring from the secret service then i can only hope that Jason Patric doesnt get the role.

Overall its worth seeing not that means anything since everyone is gonna go see it anyway.

Yours

LLAOUYDOS

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  • Aug. 5, 1999, 11:23 p.m. CST

    * * FEAR ATTRACTS THE FEARLESS * *

    by Darth Maui

    TELL US MORE PLEASE!!! I agree with everyone who thinks that Tomorrow Never Dies sucks... cuz it did. It was just a run of the mill action movie with a big name slapped on it. No hot babes, nothing at all. I liked Goldeneye though and I think that Brosnan is a great Bond, so I'm really excited about this one. In yesterday's post someone said that there are TONS of innuendo one-liners... this BETTER be true, because other than the "pump it out of her" line in the last one, there wasn't much. At any rate, I'm jazzed about this one especially since Denise Richards is tagging along. She's a girl with potential and she has a nice track record so far (Wild Things, Starship Troopers, Drop Dead Gorgeous) 3 great movies that take a video audience to discover... oh well, you'll learn eventually...

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 12:09 a.m. CST

    John Cleese as Q...AWESOME

    by DarthRavage

    Even though Desmond Llewellan (sp?) will always be Q, he is getting up there and won't be with us forever. If there is anyone pompous enough to be 007's gadgetmaster, it has to be Cleese. And with Carlyle and Richards on board, this sounds like this will be the best movie yet.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Bond, James Bond...who's next?

    by alpha

    I hadn't heard that he was retiring ...bummer he's really good in the role. I suppose the question should be who's next in line for the lead in films most durable franchise? As for Denise Richards she's a bond girl TALENT is not a prerequisite and to be honest talent wise she may be overqualified. Carlyle can really chew scenery as a bad guy he and Guy Pearce were the only things that made Ravenous tolerable

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 1:15 a.m. CST

    here it is... my thoughts on this chit.

    by gaveltogavel

    First of all, Brosnan leaving the franchise is only RUMOR. He recently stated he had no intention of leaving the franchise. Second, Denise Richards and John Cleese? Holy, hot damn. Third, the last two movies sucked. I love Brosnan as Bond. He's great. When I close my eyes and try to picture Bond, I picture Connery, and THEN, I picture Roger Moore. BUT, I've got to give it to Bronson, he's made for the part. Unfortunately, the scripts for the last two movies sucked. I couldn't even sit through all of Tomorrow Never Dies. Goldeneye sucked because it was far too formulaic (but still better than Tomorrow Never Dies). Personal opinion here, but I've always liked the Dalton movies because they've deviated from the stereotypical Bond aura. If Brosnan had played Bond in the Dalton movies, they'd be Bond classics. Nothing against Dalton. He fit the boots well. But, as far as Bond goes, I think Brosnan could one day become the DEFINITIVE Bond, if only he could get a decent script. And that's what I'm hoping for with this new one..... by the way..... 1)Sean Connery. 2)Roger Moore. 3)Pierce Brosnan. 4)Timothy Dalton. 5)George Lazenby.... and that's my opinion, but feel free to flame.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 1:19 a.m. CST

    and one more thing....

    by gaveltogavel

    I loved ravenous. I thought it was a great movie. Could've been better (the last half needed some work), but overall it was an 8 bucks worth spent. And when it hits video, I urge everybody to rent it. It's really not as bad as the critics made it out to be. Carlyle, Pearce, and Jeffery Jones are great in it.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Sod you all, then.

    by Reg

    LLAOUYDOS? surely you mean LLAUOYDOS?

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Bond, James Bond

    by Scaramanger

    just something of interest. i read in a london news paper (i can't remeber which one) that the studio that owns the Bond franchise were looking for a black actor to play the next incarnation of the super spy.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Does the song suck like the last one?

    by Drath

    That shit that Sheryl Crowe sang drove the entire movie into the crapper in the first ten minutes! She CANNOT be allowed near Bond again. And whoever let her song lead the movie and made KD Lang's REAL Bond song sit on the credit should get his face smashed in that drill thingie Bond used to kill Dr. Evil....I mean Mr. Dark...I mean Jonathan Pryce. But what about this movie? Did they feature the song in this sneak preview? NOTE: While every one keeps smashing Tomorrow Never Dies, there was a good five minutes in that movie, the five minutes where Vincent Schiavelli played the German Doktor. "I could shoot from Shtoopgard and still emulate zee proper effect." He was great!

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Do you expect to get away with this?

    by SS_RAT

    Babes, booze and lots of bombs - this is Bond!! lets face it, Denise Richards was brought in for her two talents - cool. If she can act a bit too - wow!! The other Bond girl - an amazingly good looking Italian actress who's name escapes me with now - is equally fantastic. God I hope this Bond is better than the last one. But dont forget, Bond is a formula, so all the films will be formulaic. But I have to agree with the guy above - I too fell asleep watching TND and left the theatre agreeing with my wife about how crap that film was. Product placement aside (and hey, I like BMW's) I hope this is a good film in this year of overwhelming cinematic let-downs. Its time the audience was "shaken, not stirred"...

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 5:44 a.m. CST

    new Bond? i dunno...

    by KenTilZha

    I don't know anything about these new Bond rumors, or about the studio supposedly looking for a new one. Personally I agree with above, that Brosnan is born for the role, but hasn't had great scripts. HOWEVER, if there were to be a new one, I'd agree with Siskel (I think it was him) in suggesting Denzel Washington. He definitely has the charisma and action aspects down!

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 6:18 a.m. CST

    I Loved the Last one

    by Mr. Stevens

    I just wanted to say that I thought the last Bond movie was great. I thought Jonathan Pryce did an great job and the action scenes were spectacular.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 6:32 a.m. CST

    BOND IS ENGLISH

    by StuEdwards

    Please don't forget! Lenny Henry anyone?

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 6:35 a.m. CST

    No, no Sheryl Crow this time....

    by Harrison Fjord

    I believe that what the CNN Headline on my pager said about two weeks ago is that Garbage (or another band in that style... they're all pretty much the same pile o' crap to me) will be the main title artist for TWINO. Personally, I'm jazzed about John Cleese coming on board. Denise Richards... eh. As beautiful as the are, the Bond girls may as well be cardboard cutouts for all they really matter, and I don't expect her to be any different. And since no one really seems to know if Brosnan is leaving or not, here's my vote: Don't! He very well could be THE best Bond given a good script.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 6:52 a.m. CST

    harry, thanks for the spoiler warning

    by ryan mecum

    dont you wish the passwords were nice normal words that were easy to remember? i hate my password. this film looks crappy.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Screw You Guys - I have taste up my ass

    by Stefka

    I liked the last two bond movies! I loved Michelle Yeow (sp). She rocked. Pierce is awesome - and gorgeous...mmmmm..but I digress... I have absolutely no taste in movies (or I wouldn't be a bond fan) but those last two were great. I still have my Goldeneye ticket. Screw you guys.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 6:57 a.m. CST

    WHAT THE HELL????????

    by JLY

    Garbage is just 'crap'?? You must be smoking something! Garbage's two albums have packed more emotional and musical wallop then a decade's worth of most acts! Shirley Manson's vocals mixes really well with the fierce sounds and..you know what? no. I'm not gonna sit here and cry because you insulted my favorite band. Nope...I'm ...not...I'm...ok.... Anyway, ahem, they most certainly do NOT sound like 'every other' band out there!! Mark my words, their rendition of World is Not Enough (which i think is one of the best Bond titles ever...MUCH better then that shitty Goldeneye, I mean, two titles with a golden reference is too many)is gonna be swell! Just the boost of action-packed music to start the first five minutes of the film off! I mean...what? You'd rather have Tina Turner and Sheryl Crow again??

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Deja Vu All Over Again

    by Anton_Sirius

    I think we all need to take that review with a grain of salt: the guy claimed that Roger Moore was the best Bond ever! Just for the record, my ranking of 'em: Connery/Dalton/Lazenby/Brosnan/Moore. Both poor Tim and pretty boy George were handcuffed by bad scripts (and even then, Living Daylights was better than most of the Moore crap.) And OHMSS at least had Emma Peel going for it. Pierce hasn't done much with what he's had, but again, mediocre scripts, so who knows for sure? Moore's campy, wooden Bond was by far the worst though. And as for a replacement once Pierce gets bored, there is only the one possibility. You know who I'm talking about, you've all seen the video- he'll beef up a much-needed demographic while returning that rugged Connery charisma to the role. I am of course, speaking of the one, the only Millenium Man himself- Robbie Williams! (Insert screaming girls here.)

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Bad script?!

    by 11811

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 7:34 a.m. CST

    BRING BACK SHIRLEY BASSIE!!!

    by Z

    I mean come one, who could forget the song and the way she sang "Goldfinger...he's the man, the man with the midas touch..." or something like that (hehe I seem to have forgotten the rest). Also, HAHAHAHA, somebody up there complained of a bond movie being too formulaic!! What's next? Complaining that the new Rambo film is too violent? I personally love Roger Moore's James Bond. Better than Sean Connery even. But then, again, I'm probably biased. I saw R. Moore's flicks as a kid in the theater, and didn't catch Connery till video. And yeah, I even liked lazenby and Dalton, who strayed from the norm and got canned. Pierce is cool, though and I had fun with both of his flicks. So, here's hoping he sticks around and makes some more.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Bad script?!

    by 11811

    You must be crazy to say George Lazanby was saddled by a bad script! On Her Magesty's Secret Service is generally considered to be the best written of all the Bond movies, and probably would be better remembered if Connery hadn't taken his first, brief, hiatus. Just think, it disposed of most of the conventions (Q doesn't appear until the end, and Bond actually finds love), and it predates Fargo's best visual trick (man in woodchipper) by many years (men in snowmakers). Anyhoo, George may not have been the greatest Bond ever, but for a first time actor -- not bad, eh? Given a little more time and all... By contrast, the last one was just okay, if I remember correctly (I saw it as the second half of a double feature that started with Titanic, and was consequently a bit hazy for Mr. Bond), but was made especially tolerable by the first actual useful Bond Girl. That's all I may say for now.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Sophie Marceau

    by neon monkey

    Okay, first off, I can't believe anyone hasn't mentioned the "other" Bond girl...the incredible Sophie Marceau (great French actress...small role in Braveheart, big role in Anna Karenina). Also, for the record, Brosnan has gone on the record NUMEROUS times in recent weeks saying he WILL be back for the next Bond movie. He's contracted for 3 with an option for a 4th. The option is the studio's, not his and there's no way in hell they would replace if they didn't have to because he's easily the most financially successful Bond in year if not ever.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Gruffudd

    by Fenn Rysha

    As for who should play the next Bond. My suggestion is an up-and-coming actor names Ioan Gruffudd. He had a small part in Titanic and played Horatio Hornblower in A&E's four H.H. movies. I figure that by the time a new Bond needs to be cast, he'll be a household name and ripe for the role. (Plus, I hear the chicks really dig him...)

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Bond's other half

    by RobinP

    I think he's half Swiss, according to a friend of mine.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Her Majesty's WHAT???

    by Anton_Sirius

    Just because OHMSS breaks with the Bond formula doesn't automatically make it good. I agree that Lazenby could have turned out to be a great Bond, and after all, it does have- by definition- the best looking Bond girl ever (although I personally would never call Diana Rigg a 'girl' to her face) but it is SLOW- and I'm not just saying that comparing it to the recent orgy-o'-set-pieces Bond films. Really, the film is one great big might have been. Is it as bad as Moonraker or License To Kill? God no. But it's still pretty weak compared to the Connery Bonds surrounding it.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Bond 19

    by W. Leach

    I think THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH will be Pierce Brosnan's best 007 adventure to date. While I did enjoy GOLDENEYE, there's no excuse for TOMORROW NEVER DIES (although Jonathan Pryce had a pretty good death scene). Brosnan has always said he wanted to play a Bond who gets hurt, not some superman. What made Timothy Dalton a great Bond (I know many disagree with me) was because he showed the character's vulnerable side. Dalton's Bond got the shit kicked out of him in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, and especially LICENCE TO KILL. Many people didn't want to accept this Bond, and yearned for the buffoonery of Roger Moore, or the ultra-suaveness of Sean Connery. I think Brosnan falls in between Connery and Dalton. I really hope he does stick with the franchise, for at least one or two more films. CASINO ROYALE has yet to be filmed properly, and I think it could be the definitive Bond film, since the Connery years, if Brosnan plays 007.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Orbis non sufficit (Bond family motto)

    by -=Baron=-

    The subject of my talkback is Latin for "the world is not enough" in case you didn't gather that already. Anyway, Broson does a great job as Bond, second only to Connery. TND wasn't really that good, but I Goldeneye was great... last of the "evil empire" Russians as bad guys Bond I imagine. Denise Richards is definitely a hottie so she'll make a great Bond girl. "Christmas comes but once a year." yeah, baby, yeah! Anyway, I've always loved Bond movies and I don't think TWINE will let me down! Baron out.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 1:55 p.m. CST

    P. S.

    by -=Baron=-

    Forgot to mention, they should have used the song "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" by the Propellerheads (featuring Shirley Bassey) and just changed the lyrics or something. It's a rocking old school Bond/techno mix. Listen to it if you ever get the chance. Baron out.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Bond's Heritage

    by Miss Direction

    Stu and Stinky: According to the hard to find James Bond Biography (GREAT read if you can find it, early 80's? late 70's - but I think it's out of print!) Bond's father was a Scot and his mother was Swiss - they both died in a mountaineereing accident. He then attended Eton and the rest is history....(The book basically treats Bond as the best reverse psychology experiment ever. Based on the idea of The Man Who Was Never There, Fleming writes the novels based on Bond's adventures to make the Russians et al. suspicious of whether Bond acutally exists. Then, he writes From Russia With Love, which in the reality of the biography is complete fiction. Bond himself (who wound up married to Honeychile Rider in this world) tells the story of attending a Bond movie premiere and trying, for fun, to convince an old dowager of his identity.)

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 3:08 p.m. CST

    That Darn Denise Richards!

    by 60091

    How on earth did Denise Richards end up as a Bond girl is beyond me. She is a horrible actress! She needs to go back to acting school.PRONTO! Denise singlehandedly ruined 'Starship Troopers' for me. I refuse to get the DVD of 'Starship Troopers' because of that 'hypnotic shit eating grin' of hers.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 4:37 p.m. CST

    What???

    by Droz

    Robbie Williams!!!! Grow up.

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Bond is Bond, not Barney

    by CaptFos135

    For all of those who may have not realized it, they make the Bond movies in set formats because it sells. Of course, there's always room for improvement and variety is the spice of life, etc. This may be true, but to tell you the truth, Bond is always going to be a gun-totin', womanizing superspy. He should not ( and will not ) become some dummied down idiot like Barney in Rambo fatigues. Actually, that might actually make a good movie: media tycoon causes stupid mascot to control kids, build army....HMSS sends Agent 007 to end it. At the very end, the mascot uses an M-60 against Bond, but gets costume stuck in mechanism and gets blown up as Bond uses a mine. Then, like almost all Bond movies, a bunch of Communists get badly harmed somehow. Template and format is key; thats why there are Communists. Get the picture?

  • Aug. 6, 1999, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Bondian Heritage

    by Crazy Old Wizard

    Scottish father, Sweedish mother, if im not mistaken...of course, though, that doesnt mean he doesnt have an ENGLISH accent. He spent his formative years there, if i'm not mistaken

  • Aug. 7, 1999, 11:22 a.m. CST

    help me sign a position ont he future of 007 people!

    by scully8

    what is this i hear abou jason patric taking the role of bond?!??! NEVER! firstly, he isnt even british (well not to my knowledge anyways, and so what sean connery was scottish? scotland is part of the United Kingdom!) and will probab;ly do a sad english accent. brosnan has the option of a fourth movie, and i hope he takes it as he is the best bond yet. we need people like jesse birdsall and ralph fiennes to consider the position as they will rock!

  • Aug. 7, 1999, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Brosnan leaving

    by Obi Wan's Clone

    Yes his contract has run out after this one but I heard somewhere someone interviewed him about it and he said yes his contract is up but: "I am Bond". Now unless the studio is unhappy with him as Bond I see no reason whe his contract won't be renewed. Stop creating rumors. his contract is up, yes, but that doesn't mean anything yet.

  • Aug. 10, 1999, 11:36 a.m. CST

    All Brosnan Movies Suck!!!

    by rexraven

    I have nothing against Pierce Brosnan but the Bond movies he has been in are the absolute worst. They are parodies of former bond movies. Hell, even "Live and Let Die" was better than the last two pieces of crap. And to Xon, the last guy who said Dalton had no idea how Bond should be, say what you want about the movies, but Ian Fleming said that Dalton was his ideal image of James Bond. If you want joke action movies then go rent "True Lies." Bond movies were meant to be serious spy movies. Not the laugh-a-minute gimmick rides that we've seen the last time around. After the last movie, I'm not going to even bother to rent the next one.

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