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Tomorrow Never Dies

1997 James Bond Movie starring Pierce Brosnan

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Who Said They Would Not Find a New James Bond.

  • Apr 28, 2008
Rating:
+5
Pros: Exciting scenes and gadgets more than you can count.

Cons: I think this needs a different rating more than PG-13.

The Bottom Line: This is an excellent movie with great special effects. Highly recommend for anybody over the age of 13.

Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.

Pierce Brosnan playing James Bond, who would've thought. This movie takes place after the Cold War, where Bond is chasing a psycho media mogul Elliot Carver, (played by Jonathan Pryce). This movie starts out with all the action right away, he stirred things up at a town market posing as a buyer for the terrorist weapons, and Bond takes off in a fighter plane armed with nuclear devices. This is when he finds out that one of the villains. Admiral Roebuck, (played by Geoffrey Palmer) has ordered a missile strike from a British ship. As he hijacks a plane, he finds out that a nuclear missile is aimed right at a target, and he only has a few minutes to get to that nuclear warhead heading right for the target. After this happens, the Chinese are getting the blame. They are claiming that the ship was a terrorist ship, and it was in Chinese territorial waters. Carver is trying to pit the Chinese against the British, and start a war so that he can gain control of all the news and report it first. One of the first scenes that I enjoy is the scene where a British ship HMS Devon Shire is involved with a very tense scene with two Chinese Migs.

James Bond continually meets up with a beautiful that I believe is another spy, Wai Lin (played by Michelle Yeoh). James Bond and Wei Lin are trying to retrieve any GPS decoder that Elliot Carver, (played by Jonathan Pryce) is using to create stories instead of just reporting the story. He is trying to stay a step up on the competition. Every time Bond turns around, he is running into this beautiful young spy, while bond was searching for the wreckage of the ship he again turns and finds this beautiful spy, and then they are both captured by Elliot Carver the main villain in this movie.

Bond does his usual traveling to different parts of the world. In this particular movie he travels to Germany, Vietnam, and China, plus running through the streets of Saigon with a motorcycle. I particularly liked the scene where a helicopter was coming straight at both of them while they are on a motorcycle he laced to bite down on the side and goes underneath the helicopter. This helicopter was approximately 3 feet off the ground with its tail straight up in the air.

I would really love to meet the guy that comes up with these stunts. I did not know that I would ever see a helicopter flying in that position, I didn't know that it was possible to do that. Also, everything that I have learned being in the Navy, I also thought you would get killed by skydiving right directly into the ocean, the impact would alone kill you. In other of Bond girls that I really liked was Teri Hatcher playing the part of Elliot Carver's wife, Paris Carver. She was an old flame of James. Carver finds out about this and try to set a trap were found in his hotel room.

There are several action scenes in this movie such as skydiving and scuba diving, and another new car with a remote-control BMW with the sawing device. These devices range from shooting rockets, to re-inflating flat tires and tire spears, just some of the neat little gadgets on this car. Plus the strongest hood ornament that I will ever see. There is plenty of stunts fist fighting, gunfire, chase scenes, among the few to mention. Then there are the chase scenes that go from shacks to rooftops down alleys and across decks and yet our hero still survives. All of this is done from a motorcycle. Then we have the Chinese spies repelling cable. It is always nice to see the Chinese lending a hand.

Pierce Brosnan is his usual magnificent self. Then we have been to new Bond girls, Teri Hatcher, and Michelle Yeoh. These are two very beautiful girls, great actors that blend together with Bond and his style. This movie is rated PG-13 and will last for about two hours. I think that if I had to rate this I would give it and R rating because of the action, violence, and sexuality, and innuendo that goes along with all of this.

Final Thoughts
I am always looking forward to all of James Bond's films, because that is the style of film that I like, whether it is good or bad doesn't matter to me. I just like watching all the new gadgets and scenes that they come out with. Of course this is make-believe, and I don't see how any of this could be true. Such is the way the helicopter flew just about vertical, and other such stunts like this. It is hard to believe that they would be up to do this in real life. Also, I am sure and realized that if that many shots were fired at somebody they would be bound to get hit. Overall I think that you will enjoy this movie is real good and suspenseful, but I don't think I would let any little children watch this.


Recommended:
Yes

Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Fit for Friday Evening
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children Age 13 and Older

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In TOMORROW NEVER DIES, British super-spy James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) goes after a ruthless media baron, Elliot Carver--an amalgam of Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch, and Bill Gates--played with feisty aplomb by Jonathan Pryce. Carver's diabolical plan is to instigate World War III so that his empire can obtain exclusive coverage (a la CNN during the Gulf War). This time, 007 must endure the sorrow of love lost as he shares a nostalgic interlude with his ex-lover Paris (Teri Hatcher) who is now married to his nemesis, Carver. He also discovers a worthwhile partner in a female Chinese counterpart, Wai Lin (Hong Kong action diva Michelle Yeoh). Noteworthy for its unabashed commercial product placement, TOMORROW NEVER DIES follows the sharp direction of Roger Spottiswoode.
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