15. Tomorrow Never Dieson November 1, 2012 at 11:31 am
15. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
James Bond vs. the 24 hour news cycle.
James Bond, played by Brosnan, raids an arms bazaar where a fellow is selling a computer that can basically make China and the UK start the next World War. It’s a great opening scene, that is then slowly mucked and muddled by an odd story that is clearly riffing on Rupert Murdoch and the aggressive nature of the 24 hour news cycle. The story is weak. Terri Hatcher as a former Bond-flame was just an odd choice for the tone of the film – and mostly given a passing look in the story.
Why 15 and not 16?
It didn’t have the “I thought Christmas only comes once a year.” line.