Tomorrow Never Dies

I got around to see the one last Pierce-Brosnan-as-Bond movie that I’d missed — Tomorrow Never Dies. The villain in this movie is Carver who owns a huge chunk of the world’s newspaper and television networks. His company is so big and powerful that he now creates wars and accidents just to create news for his papers. In a bid to enter the Chinese market, he sets up the stage for a war between China and the UK. It is upto Bond and Chinese secret agent Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh) to save the world.

The movie’s pretty decent. Carver looks like Rupert Murdoch, the real world figure he is meant to represent. But, he doesn’t have the size to be a Bond villain, so comes off as comical. Michelle Yeoh though eye catching, is a bit old to be a Bond girl. Teri Hatcher (the sob queen of Desperate Housewives) as Carver’s wife and Bond’s old flame looks good. There are loads of good Bond style double entendres in this movie. And the title song by Sheryl Crow is neat! GoldenEye remains my favorite Brosnan starring Bond movie.

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