Die Another Day

Director: Lee Tamahori
Year Released: 2002
Rating: 1.0

More big boys with big toys and big bangs; evil bad men could use their super laser Icarus to destroy parts of the world but are content in pointing it at Bond ... and missing (sigh). The series lost its way decades ago, and never fully recovered - once it strayed away from Sean Connery playing the super-intellectual, super-suave, jet set symbol of underworld espionage (armed with a Menckenesque wit) and into monstrous explosions and futuristic gimmickry it was rarely the same (some claim that a few later Bonds were compelling though I staunchly disagree). Halle Berry looks out of place - she overplays her lines - and the final father-son reunion between the Korean bad guys is hysterically stupid.