A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.
James Bond is back. An oil tycoon is murdered in MI6 and Bond is sent to protect his daughter. Renard, who has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous agent, is secretly planning the destruction of a pipeline. Bond gains a hand from a research scientist, Dr. Christmas Jones who witnesses the action which happens when Bond meets up with Renard, but Bond becomes suspicious about Elektra King, especially when Bond's boss, M goes missing. Bond must work quickly to prevent Renard from destroying Europe.Written by
Pierce Brosnan's third appearance as James Bond is the best to date as he's put in charge of protecting an oil heiress (Sophie Marceau) who is wanted by a terrorist (Robert Carlyle) who feels no pain. Soon Bond realizes that the terrorist is actually after a nuclear weapon for the sake of owning all the oil in the world. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH features a lot of very good stunts that you've come to expect in a Bond picture but I think even better is how serious the material is handled by director Michael Apted. There's no doubt that Bond still has that cool nature but this film takes it a step further and also builds a very entertaining story that doesn't contain any pulp material. Instead of just coolness, the story actually builds up some pretty nice tension as we slowly figure out what's going on with this terrorist and who's actually helping him. I think some of the best moments happen during the finale as Bond finds himself on a sub trying to stop the nuclear attack from happening. I won't spoil anything but there's some real excitement here and some great nail-biting action. Another major plus is that Brosnan is extremely effective as Bond. Yes, he was born to play the part but I think his performance here ranks among the very best of the entire series. I won't spoil everything Marceau does in the film but lets just say she plays everything perfectly and is quite memorable. Carlyle is also good in his part but it's a shame he didn't get more screen time. Denise Richards plays a scientist and while she's not believable in the part, she at least looks good in it. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH features an excellent opening stunt, a terrific one with skis and the before mention climax. This here is certainly entertainment at its finest.
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