I've touched on this subject before but I think it's interesting enough to warrant a thread of its own. When you look at the four movies Brosnan made I think one can see a marked difference in his performance in the latter three.
In Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day Brosnan's performances are quite humorous and I find him in someways to be a dialled down version of Moore. The stories to the movies really have some daft elements too.
However I think Goldeneye is very different. It seems to have a much more serious tone - and Brosnan plays the role is a more serious fashion. I've often thought because it was written largely with Timothy Dalton in mind.
I get a vibe of barely contained anger from Brosnan in Goldeneye with many of the lines delivered through gritted teeth.
Anyone agree or disagree with my observations?