Video: Turns Out Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan Isn't Very Good At GoldenEye 007
Posted by Damien McFerran
The Spy Who Karate-Chopped Me
GoldenEye 007 is arguably one of the finest video games ever made, and was a massive seller on its host platform, the N64. It recreated the events of the iconic 1995 James Bond movie of the same name, and starred a digital likeness of Pierce Brosnan (and a "square" Sean Bean, lest we forget).
Just in case you're labouring under the impression that Brosnan is as deadly in the digital world as he is in the actual Bond movies, his appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon proves once and for all that just because your face is on the box, that doesn't mean you're a crack shot in the actual game itself.
Before taking on the show's game-loving host, Brosnan admits that he played GoldenEye 007 "once" and "shot himself in the foot". His comments are reinforced by a dire performance where he runs around trying to karate-chop his opponent. It's hilarious viewing and all done in the best possible humour, with the two enemies exchanging hugs at the end.
You can watch the segment below. Doesn't it feel good to see that iconic N64 pad getting some prime-time love?