I just saw Goldeneye. Let's see if I can close the gap this week.
As the first movie from the next period on this franchise, it does feel like a breath of fresh air. Apparently they took six years between License to Kill and Goldeneye, and it looks like it is worth it. As the first movie that deals with the new world order after the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the producers wanted to make Bond feel more modern, and they certainly accomplish it. Pierce Brosnan does the part of a very balanced Bond, a good middle ground between all of his predecesors, even if he doesn't really reach any of their high points. The plot is quite interesting, even if it suffers from a big case of the hacking and computer fever of the 90s (that Boris character is quite annoying). The villain is also quite entertaining, in an "evil Bond" sort of way, and their rivalry throughout the movie leads to great scenes. Travellian's ultimate plan, however, is... odd. I don't know how to describe it, but... if he steals a ton of money, and then he causes a massive, worldwide panic, wouldn't that kind of money be worthless? To be fair, he wants revenge first and foremost, so the plan not making much sense is forgiveable, he just wants to see everything burn. But really, how did Travellian survive a bullet to the head at the beginning? The main henchwoman is also quite threatening, even if it's just because of how insane she is. The writting in general is also excellent, the movie flows very well, going from great scene to great scene. The discovery of who Janus is is also quite clever, located in that junkyard, where the ghosts of the past lay.
Overall, a great way to restart the series. A solid 8/10.