What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The World Is Not Enough is the 19th official James Bond movie, and the third with Pierce Brosnan. It contains the usual amount of shooting, chasing, explosions, and killing. One minor character commits suicide, and Bond is tortured in a sadistic chair that chokes its occupant. Bond seduces three women during the course of the movie. No nudity is shown, though we see kissing, bras and panties, and some skin. One of Bond's partners has a second partner of her own. There is some blatant sexual innuendo. Bond drinks in a few scenes, including a whiskey and a vodka martini. Language is mild, with "ass" and "hell" used. Bond uses a VISA card to open a door and drives a BMW; these are paid product placements. It's largely considered one of the weaker Bond movies, but it still has a lot of silly energy, and Bond fans young and old will definitely want to see it.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. How intense is it? How many characters have to die so that Bond can save the world? Are there any consequences?
- How are the women in this movie treated? Why are they attracted to Bond? Would any of them be interesting in a movie of their own?
- Bond is definitely a good guy, but his methods and behavior are questionable. Is he a role model? Does he seem "cool"? Is he someone to emulate? Why or why not?
- How much alcohol does Bond drink in this movie? Does he make drinking look cool? In real life, would it get in the way of doing spy work?