Solid James bond installment. My kids liked it.
The hero of this film is Bond's 1998 BMW 750. Q issues Bond a new cellphone with a built-in remote control for his BMW. This control is analogous to BMW's intelligent key fob for their 2016 European BMW 7 Series. But Q's custom remote control does more. It allows Bond to remotely operate his BMW and all of its accessories. This BMW 750 and its special effects team earn a solid 5.0 stars.
Since the plot of the rest of the film is so implausible, I would rate "Tomorrow Never Dies" at no more than 3.50 stars.
Brosnan returns as Bond in this second film from his time as the character. A media tycoon trying to manipulate nations into a war is the primary villain, and Bond must work with a Chinese spy to prevent war. The story moves along fairly well. Jonathan Pryce chews the scenery as the tycoon, backed up by some good henchmen. His wife and Bond's former lover, played by Teri Hatcher, somewhat hurts the way the film plays out (I don't particularly care for her as an actor), but she's not around that long. Brosnan has fun with the role, and Michelle Yeoh, as his Chinese counterpart, is a formidable and fierce fighter, a good match for Bond.
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