Daniel Craig did a great job of freshening up the Bond franchise. By the time he got to it, things had gone a bit stale, gotten a bit out of control. But now that we've had a good trio of his, maybe it's time to take a hop back to some Brosnan. I mean, Goldeneye was pretty rad.
Just like Casino Royale was a stellar first-of-a-new-Bond film, Goldeneye was pretty awesome in its own right as Brosnan's first try at the character. A 1995 film, Goldeneye is pretty damned 90s, and it's fun to look back on now, nearly 20 years (!) later. It is invincible! And let's face it: it's a damn good object of nostalgic affection.
Bond movies seem to pop on and off Netflix Instant randomly, and this month, a whole bunch of them showed up again, including the one that inspired that N64 shooter I'm sure we all played. (No Oddjob. That's cheating.) If you're looking for a slightly different flavor, there's also Dr. No, Goldfinger, Thunderball , You Only Live Twice, Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to Kill, Licence to Kill, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World is Not Enough to choose from. But if you're looking for a fun one to kill a few hours on a Saturday night, there's hardly a better pick than good ol' Goldeneye. [Netflix Instant]