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GoldenEye (1995) – Best Movies of the '80s & '90s Review



Goldeneye Quote: “You know, this sort of behavior could qualify as sexual harassment.” – Miss Moneypenny

“Goldeneye” gave us a new James Bond in Pierce Brosnan and a type of villain with Alan Cumming’s Boris The Hacker. But the 1995 blockbuster missed a Golden opportunity to reinvent a franchise that was long overdue for some growing up.

Sure, there were highlights: a sadistically sexy Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp, another Sean Bean death and a cameo by Minnie Driver. However, the improbable stunts, goofy gadgets, sexism, misogyny were too much for this movie to overcome.

At least there was the video game. Man, that was a fun game.

“Goldeneye” When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of Alec Trevelyan, AKA Agent 006 (Sean Bean), a former ally-turned-enemy, only James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) can save the world from an awesome space weapon that — in one short pulse — could destroy the earth! As Bond squares off against his former compatriot, he also battles Trevelyan’s stunning ally, Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen), an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon.

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Tags: 1995, Action, Adventure, Alan Cumming, Billy J. Mitchell, Constantine Gregory, Desmond Llewelyn, Eon Productions, Famke Janssen, Gottfried John, Izabella Scorupco, James Bond, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench, Martin Campbell, Michael Kitchen, Michelle Arthur, Minnie Driver, Pierce Brosnan, Rated PG-13, Ravil Isyanov, Robbie Coltrane, Samantha Bond, Sean Bean, Serena Gordon, Simon Kunz, Tcha©ky Karyo, Thriller, United Artists

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