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Die Another Day


Year: 2002 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Unknown 
Starring: Unknown  

Die Another Day is the twentieth film in the official James Bond franchaise. Try and imagine what Alien 20 or Austin Powers 20 would be like, about as enticing as a kebab purchased from a stray dogs home in this reviewers opinion. Howeve r this is bond, and as such it kicks ass.

After a deliriously outrageous hovercraft chase through a minefield in the Korean demilitralized zone James Bond finds himself imprisoned in a hellish camp where they torture him by making him grow a John Lennon style beard and listen to Madonna, more than the average man could take. After eighteen months of such unnatural practises he is released and, after a shave and visit to the tailors, sets out to gain revenge on the man who led to his incarceration. Cue guns, girls, gadgets and more inneundos than Graham Norton introducing a Carry On film marathon.

Anyone who saw Goldmember and thought that Beyonce Knowles wasn't half bad as Foxy Cleopatra should be prepared to be blown away by Halle Berry as Jinx. With a slew of sassy outfits and as many good one-liners as Bond himself it's no surprise that there are already plans to give the character, who Samuel l Jackson affectionately dubbed Cinammon Bunz, a movie of her own. There's no doubting that Berry and Brosnan have the best chemistry of any bond couple in recent history and it often feels as if you are getting two action films worth of hero instead of one.

The presence of a cameoing Madonna and some cheesy computer generated special effects are hardly decent reasons to miss the film that kicked Harry Potter's under-aged backside off the number one slot , espeacially when you know it will never look as good once it starts getting shown on TV every six months. And if the prospect of an Aston Martin pulling donuts on an ice lake and the most outrageous fencing battle in history don't appeal, then action films never will.

Goody, David Goody

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Screenings of this film:

2002/2003 Spring Term (35mm)
2002/2003 Spring Term (35mm)
2002/2003 Spring Term (35mm)