The complete history of GoldenEye's opening sequence
17 Nov 2015
Spectre is still in cinemas worldwide, but lest we forget, this week also marks the 20th anniversary of GoldenEye. Pierce Brosnan's debut as 007 arrived after the longest ever gap between James Bond films: six years had passed since Timothy Dalton had brandished his Walther PPK for Licence To Kill in 1989. GoldenEye's opening sequence had a lot of work to do in immediately re-establishing the franchise as a going concern for the '90s. What follows is the definitive history of the most important ten minutes in Bond's career.
Post by formermi6agent on Apr 25, 2016 0:58:23 GMT -5
I don't know about you, but I can't help but to think that GoldenEye is like Pierce's one-hit wonder in the eyes of the majority of the audience as none of his on-screen works (both Bond and non-Bond) after that was able to top it. Yeah, he may have really great ones along the way, such as The Thomas Crown Affair, Evelyn, The Matador, and The Ghost Writer, but they don't have the success that his Bonds have in terms of box office. Also, they're not enough to get Pierce out of his comfort zone. In a way, my point is that ever since after GoldenEye, his works either get not so good reviews or do not get the recognition they deserve or both. I'm not talking about our point of view (as in us Pierce fans) but rather general audience's. You may think that I'm sounding like I'm putting Pierce down, but I'm looking at the big picture of Pierce's career. We may enjoying his works, but just us enjoying them is NOT enough. I mean he deserves classic films of his own that are not Bond, especially when his debut Bond film is his only classic Bond to the majority.