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The World is not enough (1999) …

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The plot: When a terrorist plans to kill an oil heiress and destroy the pipelines using a nuclear bomb, it is up to Bond to save the day.
I've always had a feeling that Brosnan had the misfortune of not having good directors nor a tight script and his films often suffered by miscasts leading to wasted potential. And this film would be a great example.

Denise Richards as Nuclear physicist in a Tomb Raider costume equipped with her terrible acting is a great example of a miscast that was so abundant in the Brosnan era... but not the worst. That would go to Jonathan Price as Elliot Carver in Tomorrow never dies in which he ruined the movie as a very very meek villain of what could have been one of the most memorable. And for that matter, one of the villains Renaud of this film, is such a disappointment too. Much build-up for nothing as he turns out to be nothing but a pawn. But getting back to Denise, she serves as an eye candy and she does exactly just that. She does not even bother…