Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB

United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by , based on characters created by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

The second Bond installment to feature the dapper  as the womanizing, gun-toting hero. Part of the fun involves the fact that director Roger Spottiswoode doesn’t expect you to take the hammy plot (media mogul  wants to start World War III in order to gain broadcasting rights in China) seriously at all: it is James Bond after all, the villains have to be as colourful and silly as the rest of the film. Biggest plus is  as the best Bond girl ever, a match for the virile superspy if ever there was one. Great action scenes, giant and beautiful sets by Allen Cameron and a totally healthy sense of fun, plus glamourous Bond girl looks fabulous.

European Film Award Nomination:  Outstanding achievement in World Cinema (Pierce Brosnan)

Golden Globe Award Nomination:  Best Original Song (“Tomorrow Never Dies”)

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