Tomorrow Never Dies Reviews
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 03:17:31 +0800
From: David Ong <>
Subject: TND review
Dear Shrine,

I am an avid fan of Bond from Singapore and I would like to share my views on the show as an Asian.

I have read a lot of reviews on a lot of sites and I am quite appalled at the negative reactions from many people. I mean, loosen up man, this has got to be one of the greatest bond movies ever filmed. It has all the elements of Bond in it - Girls, action and Bond one-liners and the stunts couldn't be better. just check out the BMW sequence - absolutely a masterpiece. And I thought that the opening theme by Sheryl Crow was very modern and sexy - a refreshing change from those thick, opera voices of those old divas.

However it is true that I was quite disapointed with certain elements of the film. The action was great right from the opening sequence to the BMW escape. But the movie started to wane towards the end. The action started to appear uncalled for and it seemed like all the director wanted was to pack all the action back after back which didn't leave time for plot development.

And check out the stupid ending. James Bond looking for the hideout which was somewhere in water, Bond enters hideout, plants secret explosives which blew up when he got cornered, Bond kills bad guys. Doesn't this sound like Goldeneye.

Oh yes, and Johnathan Pryce was the lamest and nerdiest villian ever in a bond movie. He looks totally Un-bad and a total geek who doesn't have enough evil to sustain interest. I mean, throughout the movie, he appeared more like a joke than a serious threat.

But in all, I enjoyed the movie and Brosnan is a Bond I would really love to see more of.