James Bond sets out to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.James Bond sets out to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.James Bond sets out to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.
"Tomorrow Never Dies" opens with H.M.S Devonshire on a routine patrol from the Philippines to Hong Kong when it was overflown by two Chinese MiGs, whose pilots claimed the ships had veered into Chinese territorial waters While the captain and the pilots argued the point, the Devonshire shuddered from stern to stern Something had holed her below the waterline and she was sinking quickly
Virtually undetectable by radar, the stealth ship (invisible to radar) was Elliot Carver's secret weapon in his plan to cause international conflicts
The schemes of Carver had brought Britain and China to the edge of war And the British will think it's a Chinese aerial torpedo Bond needed to find the wreck of H.M.S Devonshire and discover how and why it had sunk However a problem remained: how to get to the wreck, and which lay between the Chinese and the British fleets, undetected by the Chinese radar?
Carver's daring bid for communication supremacy involves nothing less than achieving World War III and offering subscribers a ringside seat
In his attempts to situate and stop Carver, Bond becomes implicated with his former lover Paris now Carver's wife and collaborates with resourceful Chinese agent Wai Lin
In "Tomorrow Never Dies," Pierce Brosnan was seen more confident as Bond The actors playing Bond's back-up Judi Dench, Samantha Bond, Joe Don Baker and Desmond Llewellyn all reprise their "GoldenEye" roles
Former Miss Malaysia Michelle Yeoh was awarded the role of Wai Lin MI6 was not the only agency interested in Carver The Chinese government sent one of its top security agents to uncover the secrets of his organization After initial distrust, she and Bond form an almost telepathic understanding A martial artist of considerable skills, she preferred to work alone until she begins to trust 007
Carver's wife Paris was played by the great beauty, Teri Hatcher "I always wondered how I'd feel if I ever saw you again," said Bond He soon had his answer a stinging slap in the face... He had broken Paris' heart years before, and she had consoled herself by marrying a jealous husband Yet she still carries an ex-flame for 007 Paris, like Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton) in "Goldfinger," has only few minutes on-screen in the film
Jonathan Pryce plays the villain, 'the emperor of the air,' Elliot Carver who was prepared to go to any length to increase the power of his media empire
Ricky Jay plays Henry Gupta the eccentric quietly spoken man to Carver's plans He's the most dangerous of the magnate's followers
Götz Otto plays Stamper, the loyal psychopath henchman who follows Carver's orders murdering a group of shipwrecked British sailors
Vincent Schiavelli plays the menacing Dr. Kaufman, a professional hit-man, and a priest of pain
The 18th Bond movie has it all: Too much action (including an exciting chase through the streets of Saigon on a stylish BMW R1200); an effective girl; and a super car
- Nov 4, 2007