★★★★★ - Loved it
★★★★ - Thoroughly enjoyed it
★★★ - Overall liked it
★★ - Overall disliked it
★ - Didn’t like it at all
1/2 - Hated it
This is a major step down from Casino Royale in terms of directing craft and dramatic heft but it’s still not bad as far as action thrillers go. This mostly just demonstrates how great Casino Royale really is, but yeah this is a totally fine movie. Some decent action, a nice little character story for Bond, you’re in and out in a well-paced 100 minutes. I think i like this one more than most people.
It’s so weird that the Cold War brainworms have only become more intense as the decades have passed for this series, and the series literally started at the height of the Cold War. I can only imagine the War on Terror brainworms I’m going to witness in the Daniel Craig films.
Anyway, this is a highly enjoyable, colorful, grotesque live action James Bond cartoon. It’s like a supercharged Greatest Hits collection for the 90s.