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Review of Film The World is Not Enough

The greatest spy the world has ever known returns for yet another adventure. Once again the British secret service has to save the world from certain chaos and destruction and only one man is good enough for the job, that man is 'Bond…James Bond'. We all know the format, but we love it. The title is 'The World is Not Enough', and is the final Bond film of the twentieth century, finishing the millennium with the usual mix of guns, girls and gadgets.

The film utilises exotic locations around the world and yet manages to make London look good. The Dome at the time of filming was innovative and hadn't yet been reduced to a joke by the general public. The sets
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The film fits into the usual Bond criteria. It has explosions, guns, gadgets, girls (foreign girls of course), chases and cars. There are many close escapes; the best being when Bond escapes from the nuclear facility in Azabaizan. He is propelled out of the secret tunnels followed by a huge fireball.

The stunts and special effects are staggering. How did they get Bond to fall from an exploding balloon on to the Dome and bounce down as if was a perfectly normal activity? How did they blow up an entire mountain? At the climatic ending Bond escapes from the villains lair with a girl, whilst blowing the whole place up! The stunt people and special effects people must have seemingly magical powers. No other film character or secret agent can outclass Bond!

Director Michael Apted has created a film that proceeds at a good pace with a strong, straightforward story line, and yet also includes interesting and sometimes stunning locations. It is his first action/adventure film, previously making his name as director of ' Gorillas in the Mist'' a true life, documentary style film. He directs the scenes well and controls them with skill, in turn bringing out the best in Pierce Brosnan, the cool 'shaken, not stirred' Bond and the evil Renard, (Robbie Carlyle).

Throughout the film, we are reminded that
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