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Initial post: 20 Dec 2011 18:41:11 GMT
Stu says:
I enjoy this Bond adventure but I have noticed it's always the 1 they play on TV, why is this. I know at xmas they vary it but 95% of the time its Tomorrow Never Dies

What are your thoughts on this

Posted on 20 Dec 2011 20:22:03 GMT
sam lowry says:
Its a nice "light" Bond movie--and by todays standards still relevant-starring Pierce Brosnan, and has a number of edited/Unedited versions knocking out...

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2011 23:20:24 GMT
Bauer says:
Im a huge Bond fan and love Brosnan but this is not his best, the plot is like a an episode of adam wests Batman, starting War for TV ratings lol.

I love the bit with remote BMW brilliant...... and its def better than Die another Day

Posted on 24 Dec 2011 22:34:12 GMT
Tomorrow Never Dies,was until this showing,the only Bond film I had not seen,possibly because I was always out of the UK when it was shown.I thought it was one of the best early Bond films,a good plot,plenty of action with Pierce Brosnan playing the part extremely well.The remote control BMW was brilliant.The more recent films are poor when you compare them with the ones that had Roger Moore or Shaun Connery.

Posted on 24 Dec 2011 22:37:49 GMT
Tomorrow Never Dies,was until this showing,the only Bond film I had not seen,possibly because I was always out of the UK when it was shown.I thought it was one of the best early Bond films,a good plot,plenty of action with Pierce Brosnan playing the part extremely well.The remote control BMW was brilliant.The more recent films are poor when you compare them with the ones that had Roger Moore or Shaun Connery.

Posted on 26 Dec 2011 19:40:53 GMT
Trigger says:
In what way is TND an "early" Bond film?! It must have been released in about 1997, and is probably about the eighteenth film chronologically.

Anyway, I'd say it was Brosnan's second weakest Bond film, although it's okay enough that I'll usually sit down and watch it if there's nothing else on.

Posted on 27 Dec 2011 08:06:14 GMT
RE - TriggerHuggys' commments,I consider the early BOND Films to be those made before the end of the 20th century.TND was made in 1997,which is 15 years ago.Everone has different views on what are early BOND films.Whatever one says,TND was a first class film.

Posted on 27 Dec 2011 11:50:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Dec 2011 11:51:46 GMT
Bauer says:
i think it depends on ur age i still consider TND as a new modern day Bond, it was only 5 Bond films ago out of 22

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2011 13:22:18 GMT
I'm sure you are right,the problem is that I have been abroad a lot over the years and have obviously missed it.I thought it was made a lot earlier than that.Thank you for correction of my posting.I wish you a happy & prosperous New Year

Posted on 17 Feb 2014 15:09:04 GMT
Along with Goldeneye, i like this film for the sadistic nature of the villians, especially the big blond dude who shoots all the sailors, who's boat he has just helped to sink. Bond get's his chance to be sadistic though aswell, by stamping on a bad guy's head, crushing it;).

The world is not enough & Die another day are just pants, especially so the cgi in Die another day.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 15:15:23 GMT
Bauer says:
I loved The World is Not Enough, a brilliant opening Scene, great villan Robert Caryle FTW and Desmond Llewellyn final film RIP, it even had a twist !

Its actually one of my fav Bond movies, Brosnan's 2nd best.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 15:18:30 GMT
Where does Tomorrow never dies figure in your best Bonds ever chart then?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 15:53:43 GMT
Bauer says:
mmmmm not great, I just don't like the story and the baddies are pretty naff, points are given for the most stereotypical German goon ever tho.

I would say at a rough estimation it would be my 19th favourite Bond movie !

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 16:04:01 GMT
I see you did enjoy the remote BMW though, as mentioned in a previous post, now that is defo one of my fave scenes in Tomorrow never dies;)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 16:36:38 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2014 16:37:58 GMT
Bauer says:
Oh yeah that bit was mint, one of the best Car/gadget/chase scenes of any of the Bond movies.

I am probably being overly harsh with the film, it is certainly better than Die Another Day, but I personally thougth The World is Not enough was much better.

Bond films for me are only as good as their villains (and their Bonds too I guess) and Jonathon Pryce was pants IMO

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 17:00:13 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2014 17:01:21 GMT
I'll give you that, he is a rather bland:).

Also as a big Bourne fan, as you already know, could you just give me some insight into what you think makes the Daniel craig Bond films just as good as Bourne?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 17:24:23 GMT
But Tomorrow does die, as soon as it's today, Tomorrow was dead, then it becomes Yesterday.

The question perhaps should be was Tomorrow ever alive?

In regards to the Movie, it was pretty shide and likely the worst Villain in a long time

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 17:26:30 GMT
No they don't, early bond films= Sean Connery movies.

after that?

no Chance, sorry.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 17:30:16 GMT
I don't like a single Bourne Movie, pants if you ask me,

I do like the Craig Bionds, but not as much as some of the Old ones?

Just different tastes for people I suppose.

Posted on 17 Feb 2014 17:32:02 GMT
It's not the greatest Bond film, i'll admit that, but for me, the sadistic villians, that remote BMW and Teri hatcher make it watchable for me.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 17:34:32 GMT
Oh it's definitely watchable, in fact the only Bond Movie I find unwatchable is Die Another Day.

I have every other Bond film on DVD, even Never say Never again.

But that one, just broke me.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2014 17:40:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2014 17:54:14 GMT
I remember watching Die another day at the cinema, and thinking WTF, when Bond parachutes off that crystal cliff or whatever the hell it was. The cgi is probably the worse i have ever seen in a 100+ million dollar budget film. BAD JUST BAD:(

Posted on 18 Feb 2014 01:11:08 GMT
Die Another Day takes a lot of unfair flak. No, its not the best, but its a very good Bond Film spoiled by a few stupid ideas. (and Toby Stephens).

The Hovercraft scene is great, so is the the car chase on the frozen lake, the sword fight scene is excellent (reminds me of the Kendo scene in Moonraker), and how can you not love an Invisible Aston Martin (its plausible - the proved it on Top Gear!) Its just a shame about the silly Space torch thing and the ridiculous Parasailing CGI, not to mention Halle Berry in general when she's talking.

Lets not forget though, that this was Bond 20, and there was a definate intention to make it just a little more over the top in homage to the early films.

The only bad Bonds for me are the Roger Moore films - not because of the films - just that I refuse to believe he could ever win a fight. Also the Craig films - I like them as films, but he just isnt Bond, whatever the original character may have been written as, the fact is that he is now percieved as the underdog, the sauve, good looking spy who more often than not uses his brains rather than brawn to win the fight, whereas Craigs Bond is just a hard as nail grunt that MI6 point at the bad guys and let him beat them to death with their own arms!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2014 08:45:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2014 08:47:45 GMT
Bauer says:
"Also as a big Bourne fan, as you already know, could you just give me some insight into what you think makes the Daniel craig Bond films just as good as Bourne? "

You do ask good questions Kevin, The reasons Craig Bonds are as good as Bourne films?

Firstly the character of James Bond, he is far deeper, more complex and has a sence of legacy Bourne doesn't. I have loved him since I was 5 years old, even away from the personal feelings Bond is more fleshed out character, we know some about his past but still keeping a degree of mystery. We have seen him love and lost and he just has a level of depth that that Bourne doesn't have.

The films them selves are more varied than the standard Bourne fair, we have now had 4 of pretty much the same movie with Bourne, nasty government agency track down their super soldier who kicks their bottoms all over the globe. Just comparing the Craig movies we have has stories of terrorist plots, espionage, tales of revenge, betrayal and in case of Quantum an evil Jools Holland lookalike stealing water.

....and most important it in world of America saving the day ... BOND is ENGLISH and drives an Aston Martin !

I love Bourne movies don't get me wrong, the fight scenes are unsurpassed the best, but the rest of the formula even Bourne himself doesn't match up to Bond imo.

Posted on 18 Feb 2014 10:22:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2014 11:42:52 GMT
Cheers for the insight mate;)

The bourne legacy was disappointing for me though. The scenes with rachael weisz were boring, not enough scenes of Bourne(sorry Cross, old habits) fighting and worst of all for me, was the fact Jeremy renner looks a lot like Daniel craig and plus Craig's real life wife Rachael weisz was in it, just made me think, were they trying to be more like a Bond film but in Bourne clothing. It just wasn't interesting enough for me.
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