Die Another Day (2002)


Action | Thriller


Lee Tamahori




Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, Judi Dench, Will Yum Lee, Kenneth Tsang, John Cleese, Colin Salmon, Ho Yi, Rachel Grant, Emilio Echevarria, Samantha Bond, Michael Gorevoy, Lawrence Makoare, Michael Madsen, Joaquin Martinez, Vincent Wong, Madonna


James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist (Rick Yune) and a diamond mogul (Toby Stephens) who is funding the development of an international space weapon.


Twentieth entry in the franchise and Pierce Brosnan's fourth and last film as James Bond, "Die Another Day" is arguably one of the worst Bond films - if not the worst -, extremely dull, tedious and a huge insult to the intelligence of the viewer.

The plot, if it can be defined as such, is terribly stupid, utterly unengaging and confusing, and seems recycled from other Bond movies as the secret agent still has to stop a megalomaniac from world destruction.

The plot sure isn't the only problem concerning the writing. In fact there is no characterisation whatsoever. None of the characters have any motive to be around other than for the sake of putting other Hollywood names into the mix.

The dialogue sure doesn't get any better. It is atrociously bad, loaded with so much vulgarity one would expect from a cinepanettone, and lacks the charisma the previous films add, in particular the ones with Sean Connery.

But it isn't over yet. In addition to the terribly shot action sequences filled with a disproportionate use of special effects, the gadgets are freaking ridiculous as well, like the invisible Aston Martin. Seriously?

And I'm yet to mention the theme song. The awful theme song by Madonna to be specific with. As if that wasn't enough, Madonna also gets a pathetic cameo in the film.

I'm almost done, I promise. The acting is so bad it is more painful than sitting on a bed of nails. Pierce Brosnan is awful, so are John Cleese as Q and Judi Dench as M. Both Halle Berry and Rosamund Pike give pathetic performances as the Bond girls, and the Toby Stephen is awful too as the villain.


  1. Ouch! I take it you hate it...lol. I didn't mind this film at all even if I thought him escaping the ice falling into the ocean was really far fetched. I enjoyed it

    1. I hated it so much I was hoping he died immediately instead of another day.

  2. Yeah, this one is just horrible. The only noteworthy part of the whole film is Halle Berry coming out of the water in that orange bikini. Drool. The rest of it is for the scrap heap.

  3. Good thing that I am not a Bond fan at all :-))