RB2 – Goldeneye

Reels, Booze & Bro’s aka RB2 hosts Brian, & Jay, along with Reel Bro fan Kev.  We review Goldeneye in this James Bond Trilogy.  Can you believe Pierce Brosnan did four Bond films?  Tune in to our disbelieve and booze for the night.

Goldeneye: A Thrilling Addition to the James Bond Franchise

The James Bond series has become a cultural icon, and one of the most beloved and enduring movie franchises of all time. The 17th installment of the series, “Goldeneye”, marked the debut of Pierce Brosnan in the role of the legendary British spy, and was met with critical and commercial success. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at what makes “Goldeneye” such a thrilling addition to the James Bond canon.

The Plot and Characters of “Goldeneye”

“Goldeneye” features Bond facing off against former friend and fellow 00 agent Alec Trevelyan, played by Sean Bean, who has gone rogue and is plotting to use a weaponized satellite to wreak havoc on the world. Along the way, Bond teams up with the tough and capable Natalya Simonova, played by Izabella Scorupco, as they race against time to stop Trevelyan and his accomplices.

Brosnan’s Bond is suave, charming, and deadly, perfectly embodying the essence of the character. Bean’s Trevelyan is a formidable opponent, and the chemistry between the two actors is electric. The supporting cast, including Judi Dench as M, Robbie Coltrane as Valentin Zukovsky, and Famke Janssen as the seductive Xenia Onatopp, all deliver memorable performances.

The Action and Thrills of “Goldeneye”

“Goldeneye” is packed with action and excitement, from the opening bungee jump off a dam to the thrilling climax aboard a crashing satellite. The film’s set pieces are all expertly crafted, and the stunts and special effects hold up well even by today’s standards.

One of the most memorable scenes in the film is a car chase through the streets of St. Petersburg, with Bond driving a vintage Aston Martin DB5 while being pursued by a tank. The scene is a masterclass in action filmmaking, with adrenaline-pumping moments and impressive stunt work.

The Legacy of “Goldeneye”

“Goldeneye” not only launched Brosnan’s successful tenure as Bond, but also revitalized the entire franchise after a six-year hiatus. The film’s success paved the way for further Bond adventures, and its impact can still be felt in the series today.

The film’s theme song, performed by Tina Turner, is also a classic, and the iconic opening credits sequence, featuring a silhouette of a dancing Bond surrounded by fiery explosions, is instantly recognizable.

Overall, “Goldeneye” is a must-see for fans of the James Bond franchise, as well as action movie fans in general. Its thrilling plot, iconic characters, and memorable set pieces make it a classic of the genre, and a worthy addition to the legacy of the world’s most famous spy.

If you want to impress us, make like Bond and order a martini – shaken, not stirred. And if you really want to impress us, make it a double. #Cheers

Booze we had for the podcast

  • Style: Imperial/Double New England/Hazy
  • ABV: 8.1%
  • From: Icarus Brewing
  • Style: IPA – Imperial/Double
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • From: Icarus Brewing