I could forgive the bullet time effect and Madonna's overly produced-techno theme song. IMHO, the first 20 to 30 minutes of Die Another Day were pretty decent. And it seemed like we were going to get a hard edged LTK type movie this time around. They actually showed James Bond captured and tortured, they brought back Judi Dench's ballsy M who cared little for Bond, but then it pretty much went downhill from there. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if Casino Royale with Daniel Craig does not do well at the BO or well enough as the Brosnan films, SONY makes EON bring Pierce Brosnan back for the next Bond film, regardless of the contractual obligations to Craig.