Die Another Day

December, 2002, Thriller

Directed by:Lee Tamahori

For its first 15 minutes or so, this latest James Bond blowout carries the faintest of possibilities that it might just break out of the increasingly boring pattern established by its most recent predecessors. But once 007 makes his way out of a North Korean prison, he plunges back into the idiotic fantasy world in which this series is set. As a consequence, the film reverts to standard form and wastes two hours on bad science, poorly executed action scenes and blatant cardboard characters. It's a wonder such repetitious fare can continue to do so well at the box office. A bit better than the last two or three in the series in the opening reel, but that's damming with very faint praise. 

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