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The World is Not Enough


The World is Not Enough

The World is Not Enough is a Spy film with a space connection which was released in 1999 and is directed by Michael Apted. The film's theme tune is 'The World is Not Enough' and was sung by Shirley Manson and Garbage.

James Bond is on assignment in Bilbao, Spain to retrieve money stolen from billionaire Sir Robert King, a personal friend of M. James Bond avoids being assassinated by a sniper. In the commotion, the police are called but he manages to escape from the situation by using a cord to "rappel" outside the building.

James Bond takes the money back to MI6 Headquarters where he discovers it is a trap. The money is tainted and the building is hit by a bazooka fired from a boat on the river. James Bond using a top secret boat from Q branch to chase after the assassin. James Bond follows the assassin along the Thames to the Millennium Dome where she attempts to escape via a hot air balloon. Despite James Bond promising to protect her and there's no escape for the assassin, the assassin shots at the hot air balloon, blowing it up. James Bond falls onto the Dome, injuring his shoulder.

At the funeral of Robert King, his sole daughter Elektra King says she doesn't want help. Years ago, Elektra King was kidnapped and held to ransom, she managed to escape by herself. James Bond believes that the kidnapper is back because of the amount James Bond was able to retrieve from Bilbao.

James Bond was able to persuade his managers that he is back to health. He visits Baku, Azerbaijan to protect Elektra but she blanks him. James Bond accompanies Elektra to the mountains where they come under attack from Para gliders. James Bond must distract the paraglide to avoid them chasing Elektra King.

James Bond visits the Russian plant where they are dismantling nuclear missiles and meets American scientist Doctor Christmas Jones. He also comes face to face with the terrorist Renard who had a bullet moving through his brain, slowly killing him. Whilst the bullet is killing him, Renard pain sensors are deteriorating more and more, unable to feel any pain. Renard traps both James Bond and Dr Christmas Jones in an underground cave with a bomb that is set to go off. Using his ingenuity and Q branch tools, he manages to get them both out of there. Renard has stolen a nuclear device, removing the Locator card which means the nuclear device can't be tracked by satellite.

James Bond returns to Elektra to confront her but she persuades him that she knows nothing.

Elektra's pipeline comes under attack from a mobile bomb inside the pipeline. James Bond and Dr Christmas Jones race off to intercept and disarm the bomb. When it becomes clear that the bomb is not going to do much damage, James Bond lets the bomb explode and fake his death. Elektra King gives 'M' a gift after Elektra managed to persuade 'M' to come out to visit her. Elektra reveals to M that she is behind it all and takes her away to a prison cell.

Elektra travels to Istanbul where Renard is with a disused Russian Submarine. Renard plans to cause the submarine to explode, causing contamination of the area which means that the only oil pipeline available from Azerbaijan is Elektra's. James Bond confronts Elektra in a tower. There James Bond mutters his family motto The World is Not Enough. James Bond is rescued by Valentine Zukovsky before Valentine is shot dead. James Bond tells Elektra to stop the nuclear attack but she refuses and Bond shoots her.

With Dr Christmas Jones, James Bond manages to get inside the submarine and confront Renard.

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