Best James Bond Films
The film's climactic twist makes this one of the few Bond films that actually catches you off guard.
Like Goldeneye, The World is Not Enough toes the line between realism and outlandishness, while adding in an emotional element left over from the Dalton days. Sophie Marceau is perfect as the illusive Elektra King, while Judi Dench adeptly makes M an intrinsic part of the plot for the first time. The film's climactic twist makes this one of the few Bond films that actually catches you off guard. Then there's Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones, a thoroughly stupid character and casting choice (she's a bosomy, mid-20s nuclear scientist in the middle of Kazakhstan; hollowed-out volcanoes are more believable). Yet despite her worst efforts, TWINE makes the Top 10 ahead of honorable mention For Your Eyes Only.