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18th installment of the James Bond series is all style and little else packaged in a tedious action adventure. Our villain is a media mogul (Pryce) who plans to start WWIII in order to increase his newspaper revenues. (Rupert Murdoch, start your lawyers!) In between the blantant product placements (from Heineken to Visa), our secret agent Bond (Brosnan, who seems bored with the role in his second appearance) sets out to foil the nutty plans. Bond gets help from Hong Kong action queen Yeoh as a Chinese agent, and a bevy of toys from the antiquated Q, including a BMW controlled by remote. Direction and flow is on autopilot after the opening scene and despite Yeoh's energetic high-kicks and the sleek techno toys, it can't revitalize what has become a third-class imitator of its predecessors.

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Available on Running time 119 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Mass Media, Spies & Espionage, James Bond, Top Grossing Films of 1997, Dream Girls
Screenplay
Bruce Feirstein
Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Judi Dench, Colin Salmon, Samantha Bond, Desmond Llewelyn, Joe Don Baker, Ricky Jay, Vincent Schiavelli, Geoffrey Palmer
Cinematography
Robert Elswit
Director
Roger Spottiswoode
Music
David Arnold

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Tomorrow Never Dies
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Vad Allen

WARNING: REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS – WE RECOMMEND TO WATCH MOVIE FIRST! VERDICT: #8 in my personal Bond movies rating. Often underrated, but very dynamic and true to the signature Bond-style. Brosnan, unlike his other films, is not bitter or disillusioned, but more easy-going and down-to-business. “2-spies-from-opposite-sides” romance does not work in TND as good as in FRWL and SWLM. Drawback: there is not much for an intelligent viewer, and one might want to watch it again only because of action scenes and special effects. COLL STUFF: - Titles: one of the best in a series - Finally, a nice scene with a BMW: motorcycle chase - HALO Jump (80 takes!) - Bond gets a new gun - Walther-99: after 23 years it’s about time - Jump from a skyscraper hand-cuffed to each other - Kung-fu fight: appropriate (unlike MWGG) and well-staged - Thugs trying to crack-open Bond’s car: funny - Villain’s wife is hot - Doctor-killer: funny character - Stealth-ship: based on a real one - Villain’s death by a drill-torpedo: something new and original - Exotic views: Bangkok, Pyrenees, tropical islands NOT COOL: - Shower together: sexy, but – pro spies not able to pick hand-cuffs? – C’mon! - Chinese spy-girl kicks butt, but she’s not especially sexy - Again, no show-down of a gadget-loaded beauty BMW-750: it just leaves the garage and crashes!