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Tomorrow Never Dies

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Tomorrow Never Dies

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Pierce Brosnan returns as Agent 007, stepping in to prevent World War III when a ruthless media tycoon tries to destabilise the world economy by orchestrating a deadly standoff between world superpowers.
Title: Tomorrow never dies
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Ultimate widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (119 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Based on the novel by Ian Fleming.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Special features: Declassified: M16 vault; 007 mission control; Mission dossier; ministry of propaganda.
Summary: Pierce Brosnan returns as Agent 007, stepping in to prevent World War III when a ruthless media tycoon tries to destabilise the world economy by orchestrating a deadly standoff between world superpowers.
Audience: Rating PG13 for intense sequences of action violence, sexuality and innuendo.
Statement of Responsibility: Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions ; written by Bruce Feirstein ; produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli ; directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; music, David Arnold.
Performers: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; DTS surround, 5.1 Dolby surround, dual layer, NTSC.
Other Language: English or French dialogue with optional English, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Thai; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Bond, James (Fictitious character) Drama. Spies Drama. Espionage Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Spy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
James Bond films.
Topical Term: Bond, James (Fictitious character)
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Jan 31, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This is the 18th installment of the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
Media baron Elliot Carver, head of the Carver Media Group Network (CMGN), begins his plans to use the encoder to provoke war
between China and the United Kingdom, which would replace the current Chinese government with one more supportive to Carver's plans of
exclusive broadcast rights.
Bond attempts to stop Carver from engineering world events to initiate World War III.
Althought it is fun to watch the bike-ride & chopper-chasing sequence in Ho Chi Minh City's crowded housing quarters, it is riodiculously unrealistic
to believe that it could happen in the real world so much so that the whole story seems profoundly foolish.
Wai Lin, a Chinese female spy, is especially good at Kan fu fighting, but her gun-fighting skills appear so unbelievable.

Apr 22, 2013
  • Keogh rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Brosnan returns as Bond in this second film from his time as the character. A media tycoon trying to manipulate nations into a war is the primary villain, and Bond must work with a Chinese spy to prevent war. The story moves along fairly well. Jonathan Pryce chews the scenery as the tycoon, backed up by some good henchmen. His wife and Bond's former lover, played by Teri Hatcher, somewhat hurts the way the film plays out (I don't particularly care for her as an actor), but she's not around that long. Brosnan has fun with the role, and Michelle Yeoh, as his Chinese counterpart, is a formidable and fierce fighter, a good match for Bond.

Undoubtedly originally based on Rupert Murdoch. With the recent shenanigans in his empire, more appropriate than ever before ...

Oct 29, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I’ve been putting this one off for awhile, and there’s a reason this review is a bit difficult to do: I despise the director. Not the movies the man has made?–?although Stop, or My Mom Will Shoot is pretty loathe-able?–?but the man himself. Honestly. After spending about a week on-set watching him dealing with various people, and quickly understanding that one should deal with him the same way one should deal with the most despicable Head Master to ever be encountered, I decided that any acting gig that was directed by Roger Spottiswoode would be refused.

Details of the matter can be had by buying me a drink, so as to save the ‘marquee name’ individuals any embarrassing involvement in a public discussion of the entirely unprofessional behaviour of the man in question.

So… with that in mind… [ahem]

This is a fairly decent film, albeit more than a bit unfocused (which is hardly unique in the series, is it?).

There’s more than a few insane stunts here, not the least of which is a roof-top set chase between Bond and a Chinese National agent handcuffed together driving a motorcycle and the ‘bad guys’ running after them down, in, and around street markets using a heavily armed helicopter. One of the biggest “stunts” involves Bond and his co-conspirator leaping from the top of a building and slowing their descent by tearing a building-tall banner down the middle, thus getting them far closer to the ground in a controlled manner; something that is theoretically possible, but hardly something one can believe.

The Evil Villain here is a media mogul who has at his disposal a gigantic “stealth boat” which he uses to fire at both Royal Navy Ships in international waters as well as People’s Republic of China vessels in their own waters, thus prompting a very tense diplomatic situation which threatens to bring the world to an effective end. What he gets out of this is the opportunity to have exclusive coverage through his newspapers and broadcasting network of the start of things (mostly because he’s right there causing the thing, obviously), plus he hopes to get the Chinese on side to let him provide the only western broadcasting signal into the PRC. Obviously he’s quite mad.

BRIEF ASIDE: in order to understand the earlier comment about the director’s behaviour a few years later, the character of Elliot Carver not only displays behaviour quite like Spottiswoode, he almost duplicates him visually, right down to the haircut and glasses!

A good film, but not a great one, and it serves as another example of how the series causes people to make things a bit more complicated and convoluted than are necessary, instead of making excitement through plot tension.

Oct 20, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great Bond movie.


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Feb 27, 2012
  • Sunnchilde rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Black King to White Bishop. Authorization to Fire."


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