Carver: Mr. Jones, are we ready to release our new software?
Jones: Yes, sir. As requested, it’s full of bugs, which means people will be forced to upgrade for years.
Tonight we feast our eyes on cheesy computer graphics and even cheesier media-moguls-are-megalomaniacs plot tropes in the eighteenth Bond installment – Tomorrow Never Dies!
I’ve seen this Bond film only once – probably when it came out. I remember only a handful of things: Jonathan Pryce is a groan-inducing ham, there’s one of those big blonde sadistic sonovabitch thugs (again, a Bond thing), there’s a sweet-ass remote control BMW heavily featured – and that Michelle Yeoh as Wai Lin is just awesome.
The theme song is a throwback to some of the earliest themes. A great song but Sheryl Crow just doesn’t have the balls-busting Bassey-ness, you know?
You can join @VFD_crow & I in our commentary at #BondBFFs on awesometi.me. Better yet, get your copy of Tomorrow Never Dies*, pause the film immediately after the MGM lion logo fades, and press play again at exactly 6 PM PST according to this site’s clock.
See you tonight!
* (My advice? Buy a legal version, and download/torrent it to put the file on the computer through VLC or some such, so streaming internet doesn’t make viewing stutter.)