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Tomorrow Never Dies

Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura


Scott's Rating:
4 / 5
Times Seen:
Viewing Date:
March 1998
IMDB Name:
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Roger Spottiswoode
action, james-bond
MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence, sexuality and innuendo.

Bond Never Dies

Ah, Bond! For a series as long lasting as the James Bond series, a certain degree of uniformity across the movies is to be expected. I haven't seen many Bond movies, myself, but thanks to Austin Powers, I was up to speed.

What can I say, its believability is like gossamer, and one doesn't dissect gossamer! The action scenes are good, but the bar on action movies has been raised too high by directors like John Woo. I didn't think the writing was too offensive. I like the concept of disrupting the GPS system, but I found the associated gadgets to be silly. Oh, and the three-hundred-thousand-dollar satellite, just sitting there? Please!

OK, I'll stop dissecting. It's Bond for crying out loud! I enjoyed watching Michelle Yeoh playing a well-equipped spy. She's got the look, she's got the moves, and she had a somewhat funny chemistry with Pierce Brosnan. I particularly enjoyed laughing at Götz Otto in the thankless role as the eccentric assistant to the antagonist. Otto failed to make Stamper anything special. He makes a particularly ineffective menacer. I think Teri Hatcher should have been given a larger part, especially for the emotion Bond shows for her.

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