Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997

     Elliot Carver is working on building his global media empire.  His next step is to obtain broadcasting rights in China.  His plan is to provoke both the British and the Chinese to start WWIII.  Bond is surprised to meet his former friend Paris and she is now the wife of Elliot Carver.  Bond teams up with Wai Lin in his battle with Carver and his men.
     There is a LOT of action in this film and the body count of 197 is the highest in a Bond film.  There are also a LOT of gadgets, special effects and stunts.  My favorit gadget is the BMW driven by a small remote control.  The car is bulletproof, hammer proof and emits a deadly gas.  Plenty of firepower and other items added to the car also.  There doesn’t need to be much of a story line.  You have the standard bad guys and plenty of chase and shooting scenes.  Just sit back, relax and let the action play out!!  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

119 min, Action directed by Roger Spottiswoode with Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Ricky Jay, Gotz Otto, Joe Don Baker, Vincent Schiavelli, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewelyn.

Note:  Imdb 6.5 out of 10, 57% critic 53% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 4.4* out of 5* with 626 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Hamburg, Germany; Phang Nga Bay, Phuket and Bangkok, Thailand; Rotherhithe, London, Middlesex, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Devon and Oxforshire, England, UK; Bayonne, Pyrenees-Atlantiques and Paris, France; Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico; Florida.  Pierce Brosnan commented later that filming this movie was like “pulling teeth?”  The original title was going to be Tomorrow Never Lies but a typing mistake on an early script draft was selected instead.

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