It is action, it is danger and it is Bond. Adding to that, there are villains, gadgets and beautiful women which makes the James Bond movies unique and interesting to watch. After watching two different movies from two different eras in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Die Another Day, I can truly say James Bond exemplifies a modern day hero in all ramifications.
In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, James Bond played by George Lazenby is a hopeless romantic who falls in love with Tracey (Diana Riggs), after preventing her from committing suicide. With the help of Tracey’s father, Bond goes on to intercept Ernst Blofeld (Telly Savalas) plans to destroy mankind with a deadly virus. The movie ends on a sad note with Bond’s love interest and newlywed wife dying, after being shot by the supposed dead Blofeld. Although it has a heartrending end, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service has an interesting and more realistic storyline that the audience can connect to as opposed to Die Another Day.
Die Another Day starts of with James Bond (Pierce Brosman) being held captive and tortured in North Korea. After fourteen months he is released in exchange for Zao (Rick Yune) a Korean criminal. With the help of an American agent Jinx, played by Halle Berry Bond goes on to defeat Gustav (Toby Stephens) and Zao. Therefore preventing global catastrophe and discovering the spy within the British agency.
On Her Majesty’s Royal Service and Die Another Day exemplifies James Bond movies in that they are shot in several countries. Whilst watching, Die Another Day, it was confusing and hard to keep up with the different countries that were being portrayed. Seven different cities were portrayed making it difficult to keep up with the activities of Bond. Although cities such as Havana were beautiful to watch I felt it was unnecessary and irrelevant to the storyline of the movie. On the other hand, On Her Majesty’s Royal Service was shot in three different...