James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot while protecting an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot while protecting an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot while protecting an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.
Revisited it recently.
This is the nineteenth in the Bond series and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
In this one Bond is assigned to protect an oil tycoon's daughter who had previously been held for ransom by an ex KGB turned terrorist. During this assignment, Bond unravels a scheme to increase petroleum prices by triggering a nuclear meltdown in the waters of Istanbul.
This one has an amazing pre credit scene (not the lousy window jump sequence). The boat chase sequence is amazeballs.
The villain, Reynard, is truly sinister n Carlyle did a fine job but his character ain't developed well.
The story ain't engrossing n none of the henchmen is memorable.
This time Bond faces Reynard who is hell bent on causing chaos n destruction.
Bond faces many henchmen, Gabor, Mr. Bullion, etc. But the most noteworthy is the attractive cigar girl (Giulietta da Vinci).
Bond gets to cool off with Serena Scott Thomas, Denise Richards and Sophie Marceau.
Some info on Reynard: His real name was Victor Zokas n his childhood was particularly traumatic as he was raised in poverty.
At the age of fourteen, he ran away from home and joined the Soviet Army. Due to his vicious nature n brutal methods, he was given a place in the KGB. Due to his cunning and effectively discrete ways, he got the nickname, "Renard The Fox".
Aft his expulsion from the KGB due to his evident mental instability, Zokas took "Renard" alias and became one of the world's most feared terrorists.
It was 009 who shot Reynard in the head n although a doctor was able to save Renard's life, he was unable to extract the bullet from his patient's skull. Due to its retention within his brain matter, Reynard lost most of his senses and pain was never felt by him.
This allowed him to push himself much further than the ordinary human limits.
- May 12, 2021