• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

An analysis of James Bond as an action hero in Golden Eye

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

An analysis of James Bond as an action hero in GoldenEye An action hero is exactly as the name states. They go on dangerous, life threatening missions to save the world. James Bond is a typical example of this. It is guaranteed that there will be drama and action when he goes on a mission to save the world. There are many stereotypical views of the action hero. When I hear the words 'action hero', I instantly a good looking man who always has a pretty slim woman by his side. They usually have a catchphrase and are incredibly intelligent. Most of them have a special power, but some of them just have a special thing that isn't magical or exaordinary, but it plays a large part in the missions. But when you look at some of the action heroes that surround us in films or comics, not all of them follow these rules. Most of the public is hooked on action films. They provide us with fast and edgy story lines. They seem like many different genres all packed into one. Comedy, thriller, action, mystery and adventure. We spend a lot of our time hanging onto the gripping story lines and all of the fantastic character personalities. The explosions, the gunfights and the famous car chases, are what we all look for in a good action film. ...read more.

Middle

When you put her whole outfit together with her car, she looks dangerous, but very very sexy. Just the type of woman Bond would go for. Xenia is very womanly, but she is also very man like. She smokes cigars, she swears, she beats up men and kills them. But what makes her masculine side stand out more is when we find out that she is an ex-fighter pilot. She is definitely not your everyday average innocent businesswoman like Caroline. When we see Xenia at the casino, she is wearing a very revealing outfit. It is at this point she reveals her accent and her unusual sexy name. Xenia Onnatopp. When she orders her drink she likes it straight up with a twist. This is also how she likes her sex. The twist being the pain she causes the other person. Her name is not just there to go along with her being a sexual preditor, but because she is foreign. Xenia actually means alien. In the scene where we see her having sex with the captain, she acts out her name. And she causes him not just pain, but death but suffocating him during sex. When Bond is aboard the boat the next day, the film shows Bond being a typical action hero. We are shown this when he sees the mans reflection on the handle and reacts quickly by turning round and beating the man up. ...read more.

Conclusion

All the time you can hear the violins playing romantic music in the background. When Xenia gets killed it is quite dramatic because there is a big fight before hand. You expect Bond to shoot her, but he shoots the pilot of the helicopter and attaches her to it and she is hanged. The computer-generated scenes of the antenna coming out of the water are very spectacular and very realistic. You expect a smallish sort of thing, but instead out comes a massive thing, which looks magnificent. Another magnificent computer-generated scene was the explosion of the antenna and centre. Again it was like a child's cartoon. When Alec falls from the antenna, he miraculously survives, with little blood. Although he is then smashed to a pulp by the burning antenna, but you don't actually see the body or any blood. But again humour was added when Boris shouts, "I am invincible" when he is one of the few survivors, but he is then frozen by the gas. I really enjoyed this film. It was a parody of action films, but also a parody of other Bond films. This is shown when he falls in love with Natalya and is out for revenge against Alec, instead of staying focused on the mission and not getting his emotions involved. I would recommend GoldenEye to almost anyone. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level British History: Monarchy & Politics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level British History: Monarchy & Politics essays

  1. HENRY V-CRIMINAL OR WAR HERO?

    He asks God to look after him and his men's lives and not turn against them at battle. Later on, after the battle of Agincourt, Henry thanks God by saying "praised it be God and not our strength for it".

  2. Henry V Character Analysis

    His rule is not driven by power hunger or luxuries as it's not "The intertissued robe of gold and pearl,/...(nor)The throne he sits on..." that offer him happiness but he instead is dedicated to fulfilling the obligations of his elevated rank.

  1. If only they could talk

    James say that there's no better payment that seeing the release on an animal. CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: James Herriot, Tristan, and Siegfried operate a cow belonging to a well known colonel. Siegfried wanted to do his best and he was wearing his best suit.

  2. arctic story

    We kept walking for ages, I think I was getting a bit monotonous with my speaking; however, I did not really care. I asked if we could stop just to do some fishing, surprisingly James said yes. So we both sat down on our sledges and started to cut a hole in the ice.

  1. The Portrait of a Lady. Discuss James representations of 'places' for women in this ...

    These guidelines, basically that a woman's main concern is for her family, are what Dickens bases his female characters on and what their outcome will be. The outcome depends on the type of female in question. Women and property is one of the central themes in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

  2. Death is Part of the Process

    His skin crawled. There was something about this room. Something bad. He could sense it. His torch beam crept across the bare floor and up the wall. Someone had pinned photographs to the wall. Lots of photographs. Danny swallowed. There was something wrong about this. Something sick. He turned a full circle of light from his torch raking the walls.

  1. James Bond - film trailers

    On the one hand it can be conveyed as a self explanatory sentence overlooking a juxtaposition of image creating an aura of the full bond theme. On the other it can be viewed as subtle sexual connotation linking the fact that every move when conveyed sexually brings you closer to

  2. Look at the presentation of heroes & villains in the media. Discuss why the ...

    Also James Bond wouldn't be James Bond without the couple of phrases he says in all his films "Martini...shaken, not stirred" and "Names Bond, James Bond". These sayings are like his catchphrases to grab the audiences' attention and trigger in your mind something that tells you that a mysterious, dangerous or very passionate/romantic bit is about to occur.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work