5 Nothing like as bad as some would have you believeStreetworker | 17/12/2008 | See all Streetworker's reviews (27)Top 100 Electronics Reviewer The 20th Bond movie released 40 years after Dr. No first hit the screens. A time for celebration. A few nods and winks to the previous 19 films. To begrudge this film that, as some appear to be doing, is churlish in the extreme. Die Another Day isn't perfect. It's certainly not the best Bond. But it's no stinker like Never Say Never Again, either. The invisible Aston Martin is a gimmick too far, but it's hardly on screen all that long. The CGI wave is bad but, again, it's onscreen seconds. And there are plenty of good points, too. Brosnan, in what turned out to be his final Bond performance, is relaxed and assured. The first half an hour is up there with the best of Bonds. And the sword fight between Bond and Graves is one of the finest fights in the series. A mixture, then. But the good points far outweight the bad. Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace have taken the series into newer, more adult and more edgy waters and I prefer that. But I enjoy the sillier Bond romps when I'm in the mood. And for outrageous action on a big budget, Die Another Day is up there with You Only Live Twice and Moonraker - both underrated by the more po-faced purists.