World Is Not Enough, The
Entertainment: +4
Acceptability: -1 1/2

Number 19 in the Bond legacy of films, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH brings Agent 007, the unflappable James Bond (Pierce Brosnan), back to the big screen. After a British oil tycoon dies in an explosion at his headquarters, Bond plays bodyguard to the tycoons daughter, Elektra King (Sophie Marceau). While trying to find the killer and avenge Mr. Kings death, he uncovers a plot to steal a nuclear warhead and disrupt the worlds oil supply. Working with Dr. Christmas Jones (Denise Richards), a nuclear physicist, Bond must recover the warhead and prevent the probable death of 8 million people. That means Bond must defeat Renard (Robert Carlyle), the supposed mastermind behind this act of terrorism. Because of a bullet lodged in his brain, Renard does not feel any pain. But as he gets closer to Renard, 007 finds the surprising truth about the real mastermind. Filled with action and adventure from beginning to end, many will call this the best of the Bond film to date; while others will be disappointed at the somewhat weak and predictable plot. However you slice it, though, Brosnan and his beautiful supporting cast are sure to bring hordes of loyal Bond fans into theaters.

Typical of most James Bond films, language is civilized and offensively mild. But also typical are the many subtle and not-so-subtle sexual innuendoes throughout the film. Bond, also as usual, sports a playboy lifestyle, including several sexual affairs. He begins with the agency doctor so shell clear him medically for the next mission. And he also manages to find time in his busy spy schedule to sleep with both Elektra and Dr. Jones. Sex is implied with undressing or the couple in bed with nudity obscured by a sheet. Elektra is also seen in bed twice with another man, but again nudity is obscured. However, a wet T-shirt is almost transparent on one woman. Violence is not overly gory but nonetheless intense. Several people are killed at close range with guns and other weapons, and one man is gored with a metal rod. Explosions and property destruction also abound. While the action-oriented violence puts the film into a questionable category, sexual innuendo and Bonds glorified promiscuous lifestyle pull THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH into objectionable territory.

Preview Reviewer: Cliff McNeely
Distributor: MGM Distribution, 2500 Broadway St., Santa Monica CA 90404-3061

Crude Language: Few (3) times Mild 2, Moderate 1
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: Few (3) times - Regular 1 (G), exclamtory 2 (OMG)
Violence: Many times moderate to graphic (gunfights, people killed at close range, knife in back of neck, explosions, chases, property destruction, man falls from balloon, man burned by hot rock, body in dumpster, men poisoned, man in torture chair, hand-to-hand fights, man gored with metal rod)
Sexual Intercourse: Once (motions seen on infrared satellite images), Implied several times (couples undressing/caressing in office, couples wrapped in bedsheets)
Nudity: None; Near Nudity: Several times (women in skimpy clothing, couples undressing/underwear, couples nude in bed obscured by sheet, suggestive images in opening credits)
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Many times (comical sexual innuendoes throughout-obscure and overt, man sees through clothes with X-ray glasses, flirting and crude comments about sex)
Drug Abuse: Alcohol, cigar smoking
Other: Mans promiscuous lifestyle glorified
Running Time: 128 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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