Die Another Day (2002) (part 1 of 7)

The Cast of Characters:
Die Another Day (2002) (part 1 of 7)James Bond (Pierce Brosnan). The world’s most famous spy, out on his own and meaner than ever. At least until the script sends him back into the service.
Die Another Day (2002) (part 1 of 7)Jinx (Halle Berry). Pipsqueak CIA agent and designated love interest/sidekick. The CIA’s training programs must be pretty weak if she passed.
Die Another Day (2002) (part 1 of 7)Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens). Insomniac diamond tycoon with a couple of dirty secrets, one of which is that he’s the series’ most forgettable villain.
Die Another Day (2002) (part 1 of 7)Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike). Bond Girl #2 in this movie, and another secret agent. Not the best role for your film debut.
Die Another Day (2002) (part 1 of 7)Zao (Rick Yune). Not that nice to look at after a couple of run-ins with Bond, and apparently doesn’t know any good plastic surgeons.

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

Multi-Part Article: Die Another Day (2002)

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  • molok

    Thoroughly enjoyed the recap and I hate to be ‘that guy’, but with reference to the Mony Python line of ‘only a flesh wound’, John Cleese was in that scene – he was the Black Knight that fought Graham Chapman’s King Arthur.

     

    • JD

      Indeed he was … making Cleese the guy who said the line in Holy Grail and rendering the attempted homage in DAD entirely appropriate.

      If not very funny.

      As far as the movie is concerned, I can think of no clearer indication that the writers didn’t really know what they were doing than the fact that even in the mouth of comedic genius John Cleese, their “witty” lines didn’t really work.

  • Soli

    Thank God for “Casino Royale!”

  • BuddyPup

    Why would they not shoot in Cuba? The BRITISH government doesn’t ban travel there, only the American government does. Pinewood studios and the production company that has always made Bond films is in the UK. Has this changed recently?

  • BuddyPup

    I’m willing to give the movie a pass on the “From Russia With Love” briefcase, despite Bond’s being destroyed in “Goldfinger”…Q specifically stated that the attache cases were being issued as standard equipment to all agents in the field, so I can assume this case is either surplus, or belonged to an agent who took far better care of his equipment (or, alternately, had far more boring assignments lacking danger or property damage)