Don't normally watch Bond, the only DVD I had until DAD came from the dollar bin was Goldfinger. So watched this DAD last night expecting an entertaining escape. Instead I sat through the worst well-known movie I can remember ever seeing. My research here lead me to this thread: Die Another Day DVD Hurts My Ears and Ken (Michi Gort) saying "Here's my more specific issues as to why I see it as Moonraker for the 21st century: Special effects that look as expensive as they do fake are favored over the impressive stuntwork that makes the Bond series great. The dialog, which is normally corny in a Bond film, leaps over the edge into insulting the audience's intelligence. The villains are idiots played by actors who are either bad or directed to be so. Playing the space laser card has reached the point where they should just leave it to Austin Powers. We are somehow supposed to view a certain father-son relationship as operatic drama figuring prominently in the climax even though it has barely been established and their actions make no sense in what little context there is. Based on the ice palace, the metal weapon suit, and the sub-Schwarzenegger acting by the main villain, I sort of assumed that the filmmakers were welcoming the Batman & Robin comparisons, anyway. Anyway, I liked all three previous Brosnan films better than this one." The only saving grace was the topicalness of North Korea these days.