007 License to Kill – Wrapping up Bond films

Hiya, Hello, Hola, and 'alright. Avid readers of my blog (both of you) will have noticed that last night I reached the end of my 007 Bond series of reviews. I thought that now would be a good time to recap and note down some thoughts. Top Films Top of the pile came "Casino Royale"… Continue reading 007 License to Kill – Wrapping up Bond films


Spectre (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tempus Fugit... isn't it funny how time flies? In 2015, director Sam Mendes returned to direct his second Bond film, the 24th official Bond film in the franchise, and the 4th to see Daniel Craig as the face of the fictional MI6 agent. Mendes returning sees him become the first director to do consecutive films… Continue reading Spectre (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Skyfall (2012) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A gun and a radio. It's not exactly Christmas, is it? The 23rd official film in the Bond franchise, and Daniel Craig's third entry, is "Skyfall". Released in 2012, it coincided with the 50th anniversary of the film franchise with "Dr No" having been released in 1962. The film starts in Istanbul with James Bond… Continue reading Skyfall (2012) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Quantum of Solace (2008) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It'd be a pretty cold bastard who didn't want revenge for the death of someone he loved. Released in 2008, Daniel Craig returns as James Bond for the second time, in the 22nd official film outing for the character created by Sir Ian Fleming. This film picks up straight after the events that ended "Casino… Continue reading Quantum of Solace (2008) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Casino Royale (2006) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sometimes we pay so much attention to our enemies, we forget to watch our friends as well. The 21st Bond gives us a new face and reboots the franchise taking us all the way back to, what was, Sir Ian Fleming's first story about the MI6 agent. "Casino Royale" introduces us anew to James Bond,… Continue reading Casino Royale (2006) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Die Another Day (2002) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Looking cleverer than it is The 20th Bond film in Eon Productions franchise is Pierce Brosnan’s 4th and final outing as 007. It is also the 40th anniversary film in the franchise too, making it easily the longest running continuing series of films featuring repeated characters. Released in 2002 and with a runtime of 133… Continue reading Die Another Day (2002) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The World is Not Enough (1999) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Making Christmas come more than once a year. Bond 19 is Pierce Brosnan's 3rd outing as the British double-0 agent. This film is directed by Michael Apted, written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, with a screenplay by Purvis, Wade, and Bruce Feirstein. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are producers once again in their… Continue reading The World is Not Enough (1999) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success" Bond number 18 and Pierce Brosnan's 2nd outing comes in the form of 1997's "Tomorrow Never Dies". Running at just under 2hrs long this is a 12 rated film which is directed by Roger Spottiswoode with a screenplay written by Bruce Feirstein - of… Continue reading Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Goldeneye (1995) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ready to save the world again? Bond 17 welcomes Pierce Brosnan as the tuxedo wearing MI6 secret agent. Besides Brosnan, a lot has changed since the last outing for Bond in the film franchise, and this film sees an almost re-birth of the franchise for the 1990's. Before any of that though, let us start… Continue reading Goldeneye (1995) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

License to Kill (1989) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Angry Bond out for revenge Bond 16 is Dalton's second outing in the role. Straight into the action, Bond assists Felix Leiter (David Hedison) to apprehend sadistic drug lord Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi) on Leiter's wedding day (he is due to marry Della Churchill, played by Priscilla Barnes). Leiter is working with the DEA to… Continue reading License to Kill (1989) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐