Pierce Brosnan was on a roll. His two previous Bond films were huge hits, audiences seemed to love him and were anxious to see more.
In 1999 Brosnan would become only the third actor to make his third Bond film, following in the steps of Sean Connery and Roger Moore. Both their third Bond films – Goldfinger and The Spy Who Loved Me – would cement their status as being ‘James Bond’ and would become high points in both their Bond runs.
Would Brosnan’s third Bond film have similar results? Director Michael Apted’s The World Is Not Enough would hold the answers.
Her father murdered and after having survived a kidnapping nightmare, a beautiful oil heiress (Sophie Marceau) is targeted by her kidnapper the notorious terrorist Renard (Robert Carlyle). A lodged bullet in his head has made Renard an especially dangerous adversary causing him to no longer feel any physical pain. Vowing to finish her fathers construction of her family’s oil pipeline, Elektra refuses to be intimidated and is determined to see it to its completion no matter what the risks.
M (Judi Dench) has her own personal reasons to make sure Elektra is safe and assigns 007 to protect her. Bond begins having his own feelings towards Elektra and soon stumbles into a world-altering situation with submarines, nuclear warheads, a nuclear physicist in the form of Denise Richards, plus a final good-bye to Desmond Llewelyn as Q.