Die Another Day (2002) (part 5 of 7)

Iceland is introduced with a huge fast-motion zoom across the landscape to Bond’s car. It’s uncomfortably reminiscent of the huge zoom across the asteroid I covered for Armageddon, which is fitting since this is the spot where the film’s plot completely falls apart and becomes little more than a collection of set pieces strung together.

Bond drives up to a big ice palace. Upon getting out of his car, he meets henchman #2, who goes by the name of “Mr. Kil”. Now that’s just plain lazy. If you’re going to be so blatant with the name, why not go all the way and name him Dr. Death or something?

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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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