History YMMV / GoldenEye

15th Nov '16 12:56:20 PM Anddrix
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* UseYourHead: Bond, strapped down in a helicopter with missiles approaching, manages to ''headbutt'' his way out of trouble.
15th Nov '16 12:45:43 PM Jaffacakelover
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* UseYourHead: Bond, strapped down in a helicopter with missiles approaching, manages to ''headbutt'' his way out of trouble.
28th Oct '16 2:06:37 PM dmcreif
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* HarsherInHindsight: M tells Bond "If you think I don't have the balls to send a man out to die, your instincts are dead wrong. I've no compunction about sending you to your death. But I won't do it on a whim." If Raoul Silva's backstory in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' means anything to you, M is ''not'' making an empty threat. On top of that, ''Skyfall'' would be the second Bond film to feature a turncoat MI6 agent with a desire for revenge against the agency as its BigBad, and Silva, while sharing a few of Trevelyan's traits, wasn't as devious as him. He was MORE devious and successful, though his plan didn't involve destroying London entirely.

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* HarsherInHindsight: M tells Bond "If you think I don't have the balls to send a man out to die, your instincts are dead wrong. I've no compunction about sending you to your death. But I won't do it on a whim." If Raoul Silva's backstory in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' means anything to you, M is ''not'' making makes clear that it's not an empty threat. On top of that, ''Skyfall'' would be the second Bond film to feature Silva, like Alec Trevelyan, is a turncoat MI6 agent with a desire for revenge against the agency as its BigBad, and Silva, while sharing a few of Trevelyan's traits, wasn't isn't as devious as him. He was is MORE devious and successful, though his plan didn't doesn't involve destroying London entirely.


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** M says that the satellite pictures of the Severnaya bombing are live, because unlike the American government, the British government prefers not to get its bad news from CNN. In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Bond gets some bad news via CNN in most releases.
16th Aug '16 6:46:16 AM HeliosPhoenix
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** And who could forget Boris? [[LargeHam I AM INVINCEEEBUL!]]
30th Jul '16 4:59:49 PM JamesAustin
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-->'''Xenia Onatopp:''' You don't need the gun... Commander.\↔

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-->'''Xenia Onatopp:''' You don't need the gun... Commander.\↔\\
30th Jul '16 4:59:26 PM JamesAustin
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** Natalya and Xenia are both found in many "Greatest Bond Girl" lists online, which is particularly impressive in Natalya's case because her character is probably one of the most down-to-earth and fanservice-less in the franchise. Fans have latched onto Creator/FamkeJanssen's absolutely scene-stealing performance and delight in playing such an over-the-top villain who is still dangerous.

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** Natalya and Xenia are both found in many "Greatest Bond Girl" lists online, which is particularly impressive in Natalya's case because her character is probably one of the most down-to-earth and and, besides a bikini scene, fanservice-less in the franchise. Fans have latched onto Creator/FamkeJanssen's absolutely scene-stealing performance and delight in playing such an over-the-top villain who is still dangerous.



* FetishRetardant: Xenia. The only "real" sex scene she has in the movie is with a balding, overweight guy. And it ends with [[DeathBySex him being forced to enjoy a good squeeze.]]
** Hell, the "sex" scene with the Admiral is nothing compared to how Bond reacts during his 'sex scene' with Xenia in the sauna. Check out his expression upon being trapped by Onatopp's {{Murderous Thighs}}.
*** It should be noted this is the only time "safe sex" is ever mentioned, in any context, in the series' entire history.
-->'''Xenia Onatopp''': You don't need the gun... Commander.
-->'''James Bond''': Well that depends on your definition of "safe sex."
* FoeYayShipping: 006 and 007. They used to share EVERYTHING. It doesn't help that their reaction to each others' betrayal -- real or perceived -- comes off looking more like scorned lovers. {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s took that and RAN.
** It also helps that the theme song is explicitly about a spurned lover looking for revenge.

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* FetishRetardant: Xenia. Xenia Onatopp's sex scenes. The problem has nothing to with her (she's drop dead gorgeous), it's just that the only "real" sex scene she has in the movie is with a balding, overweight guy. And it ends with [[DeathBySex him being forced to enjoy a good squeeze.]]
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]] Hell, the "sex" scene with the Admiral is nothing compared to how Bond reacts during his 'sex scene' "sex scene" with Xenia in the sauna. Check sauna; check out his expression upon being trapped by Onatopp's {{Murderous Thighs}}.
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MurderousThighs: he's ''seriously'' stressed at the possibility of being raped. It should be noted this that the latter scene is the only time "safe sex" is ever mentioned, in any context, in the series' entire history.
-->'''Xenia Onatopp''': Onatopp:''' You don't need the gun... Commander.
-->'''James Bond''':
Commander.\↔
'''James Bond:'''
Well that depends on your definition of "safe sex."
* FoeYayShipping: 006 and 007. They used to share EVERYTHING. It doesn't help that their reaction to each others' betrayal -- real or perceived -- comes off looking more like scorned lovers. {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s took that and RAN.
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RAN. It also helps that the theme song is explicitly about a spurned lover looking for revenge.



* HarsherInHindsight: M tells Bond "If you think I don't have the balls to send a man out to die, your instincts are dead wrong. I've no compunction about sending you to your death. But I won't do it on a whim." If Raoul Silva's backstory in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' means anything to you, M is ''not'' making an empty threat.
** On top of that, ''Skyfall'' would be the second Bond film to feature a turncoat MI6 agent with a desire for revenge against the agency as its BigBad, and Silva, while sharing a few of Trevelyan's traits, wasn't as devious as him. He was MORE devious and successful, though his plan didn't involve destroying London entirely.

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* HarsherInHindsight: M tells Bond "If you think I don't have the balls to send a man out to die, your instincts are dead wrong. I've no compunction about sending you to your death. But I won't do it on a whim." If Raoul Silva's backstory in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' means anything to you, M is ''not'' making an empty threat. \n** On top of that, ''Skyfall'' would be the second Bond film to feature a turncoat MI6 agent with a desire for revenge against the agency as its BigBad, and Silva, while sharing a few of Trevelyan's traits, wasn't as devious as him. He was MORE devious and successful, though his plan didn't involve destroying London entirely.



** Boris ends the movie as a HumanPopsicle. He's played by Creator/AlanCumming. And now you know why [[Film/X2XMenUnited Nightcrawler]] was so unnerved by the cold.
*** [[Film/X2XMenUnited So Nightcrawler and Jean Grey were working together 8 years earlier.]]

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** Boris ends the movie as a HumanPopsicle. He's played by Creator/AlanCumming. And now you know why [[Film/X2XMenUnited Nightcrawler]] was so unnerved by the cold.
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cold. [[Film/X2XMenUnited So Nightcrawler And he and Jean Grey were working together 8 years earlier.]]



* MemeticMutation:
** Brosnan's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hK9PBcRM9c 'painface']], initially shown in this film.

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* MemeticMutation:
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MemeticMutation: Brosnan's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hK9PBcRM9c 'painface']], initially shown in this film.



*** Also the very first shot of Creator/PierceBrosnan as James Bond isn't him, it's pretty obviously a stuntman jumping off the dam.

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*** Also the ** The very first shot of Creator/PierceBrosnan as James Bond isn't him, it's pretty obviously a stuntman jumping off the dam.
17th May '16 11:21:54 PM MrStath2015
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* MemeticMutation:
** Brosnan's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hK9PBcRM9c 'painface']], initially shown in this film.
3rd Apr '16 7:57:59 AM MrStath2015
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* ContestedSequel: As was always going to be the case with a series as long-running as Bond; while largely well-received upon release and being a favourite of many fans - in part due to being their first Bond film due to the issues in development - there is a large crowd that considers the film overrated and unfairly popular, particularly in the wake of Craig's Bond; others consider it to pale in comparison when compared to Dalton's Bond.
19th Mar '16 3:47:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* WinBackTheCrowd: After the low-grossing (in America, at least) ''Film/LicenceToKill'' and six years of no films, Bond fans and the general public were very happy to see ''[=GoldenEye=]''.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: After the low-grossing (in America, at least) ''Film/LicenceToKill'' and six years of no films, Bond fans and the general public were very happy to see ''[=GoldenEye=]''. The movie was also well-liked by critics.

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4th Mar '16 10:20:45 PM youngbond007
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Modern viewers might raise an eyebrow at the emphasis of Bond being ''modern''. Even though the franchise has been wrangling with that issue, the fact is that it has been a cinematic mainstay for the past twenty years. However, in 1995, the issue was more valid, as TheGreatPoliticsMessUp was more recent, and Bond had been on a six-year hiatus and changed actors.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Modern Although it is still regarded as a phenomenal movie, modern viewers might raise an eyebrow at the emphasis of Bond being ''modern''. Even though the franchise has been wrangling with that issue, the fact is that it has been a cinematic mainstay for the past twenty years. However, in 1995, the issue was more valid, as TheGreatPoliticsMessUp was more recent, and Bond had been on a six-year hiatus and changed actors.
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