This has been bothering me for a while. Whenever people discuss the best James Bond movies of all time the usual suspects are Casino Royale, Goldfinger, Skyfall, From Russia with Love, OHMSS, and Goldeneye (if you’re young enough to have played the N64 game). But I want to add a serious contender that has been criminally overlooked. Conversations about Brosnan’s turn as 007 tend to agree that he was 1) a fantastic Bond who was 2) stuck with bad scripts. On the first point, yes, obviously. I’m convinced Pierce was genetically engineered in a laboratory to play Bond. On the second, I agree with one major exception. Tomorrow Never Dies. Let me start by saying I love Goldeneye. It’s the movie (and game) that began my love for the series and character. But, being totally honest, it’s a fairly average plot and script. And it has major pacing issues. And the 90s synth-y soundtrack is, at times, totally unbearable. The Ferrari/Aston Martin race music is the worst. The. Worst. I’d rank Goldeneye top 10. But not a real contender in the top 5 conversation. Tomorrow Never Dies, on the other hand, might be the second or third best film of the franchise. Here’s my case broken-down into broad topics: Plot. As is often the case with the spy genre, a lot of the Bond films have weaving twists-and-turns in plot. Lots of complication and misdirection. Through-lines can be muddled and hard to find sometimes. For example, I’ve watched Quantum of Solace three or four times and I’m still not 100% sure what happened. Something about water. Ya know. Complication. You find this in a lot of Bond films. TND, on the other hand, is very clear and fun to follow. A war between Britain and China is being orchestrated by a media mogul for rating/money. You can easily write a good log-line for this movie. In fact, that’s one of my tests for a Bond film: how hard is it to write a one sentence summary? And how interesting is that summary? TND passes that test for me. Realism. While Casino Royale will always be the most grounded in reality, I think Tomorrow Never Dies is right there too. Hear me out. You know the term yellow journalism? I hate to take you back to high school history, but it essentially started during the Spanish-American war. William Randolph Hearst was trying to crush competing newspapers. And his solution was to, essentially, manufacture a war because wars sell papers. Enough papers to kill the competition. In fact, the movie even references Hearst. The villain, Elliot Carver, wants exclusive broadcast rights in China. So not only does he sell newspapers and TV time for his insider-scoops (on the war he’s creating), he also gets a monopoly on an entire country’s consumption. Look, man. We live in a world with Rupert Murdoch and Comcast. The entire premise is pretty plausible to me. Bond film or not. Michelle Yeoh. For all the pre-release hype surrounding Die Another Day's Halle Berry being a strong, empowered female character in the Bond universe, she’s nothing compared to Yeoh’s Wai Lin. She’s just as capable as Bond, doesn’t need his help (except for that one time she does), and is generally kickass. She’s not some damsel in distress. And, most importantly, the movie doesn’t make a big deal about it. She’s a spy. Good at her job. And that’s it. They had talked about doing a Berry/Jinx spin-off series that no one would have watched. But I’d have loved more of Lin’s adventures. Cinematography. I feel like this one is completely overlooked. Robert Elswit is an Academy Award winner for his work on There Will Be Blood, nominated for Good Night, Good Luck, and he has an impressive body of work overall. And, in my opinion, this is the second prettiest Bond film after Skyfall. The man knows how to smoke a room, light it, and kiss us with a tasteful lens flare. Pacing. I don’t know how to discuss pacing intelligently. I suppose it’s entirely subjective. But every time I watch TND the movie flies by. If you ask me, it’s the best paced Bond film hands down. Nothing feels excessive or superfluous. And no scene overstays its welcome or fails to serve a story purpose. Soundtrack. It’s classic. No fashionable frills. Doesn’t fall victim to the stylistic interpretations of the day (I’m looking at you Goldeneye and everything in the 70s). The theme by Sheryl Crow is pretty average but serviceable. Given a choice, I’d take an okay theme in exchange for the classic instrumentation of the John Barry theme every time. And the non-theme OST work by David Arnold is great. Everything else. There are dozens of other things I love. The humor is spot on. Decent gadget - the touchpad smart phone was cool; I find movie car chases pretty boring, but the BMW garage scene really worked for me. Random Ricky Jay as a hacker. Vincent Schiavelli 30 seconds as the torture doctor. Teri Hatcher in a garter belt. Anyway. Those are the broad strokes on why I think TND is much, MUCH better than it’s reputation. Or lack thereof. I’m not sure what happened here. Maybe everyone was too distracted by Titanic to notice. Or maybe I’m completely off the mark. But this will always be a top 4 Bond film to me. edit: formatting.
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