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There are two scenes in TND that really jars me.

Bond finds Paris Carver killed, a scene that is both touching and tense. Suddenly we are thrown into the remote-controled car, with Bond in the back seat grinning like a child with a new toy.

The other scene is in the PTS. When Bond ejects his enemy out of the cockpit of the jet he is flying and through theunderside of theother jet and into the co-pilot seat of the other jet. The other jet then explodes! This is just plain silly. Ejecting the man out of his jet and letting him get sucked into the jet engine of the other jet would be a better choise. It would also be remisent of the snow plough scene in OHMSS.

There are good scenes too. The motorcycle chase, Paris`wisit to his hotel room and Wai Lin`s first fight are probably the best.

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I have admit that I found something heavy ¨ ¨ at first, but now is one that I like.
-The Teasser, is really amazing
-The time of persecution in China with the motorcycle
-The headquarters-time with Wai Ling
-And the end when they seek and do not want to be found, very typical of the era Moore

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Barry Nelson wrote:

I also like it, the PTS is a fun opening, Carver is an interesting vllian, Teri Hatcher has some great chemistry with Brosnan and the action scenes are top notch.  On the downside, I was not a fan of the Wai Lin character.  It may not be a classic, but it is a lot of fun.

Err... no! Jonathan Pryce's portrayal of Carver was wet, limp and at times, embarrassing. Just look at his expression after the conference call to all the various associates around the world. He looks like he has just soiled himself.
Teri Hatcher was awful - she looked like she didn't want to be in the film. Michelle Yeoh was the only plus point, but it seemed her character was included to try to give Bond a hard time - as a follow-on from the 'sexist, misogynist dinosaur' theme started in GE. Not the best in the canon I am afraid - but better than Moonraker and NSNA!

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pretty bland. action sequences were good and Teri looked hot.

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Being a die hard Fleming fan, this film was a real let down for me.  The whole thing came across as just all formula.  I could see some "hints" at where they tried to sneak some of the actual Bond character in the script in the scenes where Brosnan was trying to make him appear as a real human and not the series superman the producers turned him into over the years.  The villain and his plot seemed like something out of Austin Powers and Pryce is a good actor but he projects menace as about as well Roger Moore did.  Getting Anthony Hopkins would have been a better choice.

The nail in the coffin was having Crowe's weak coctail lounge song over the main titles.  It SHOULD have been Lang's torch song used during the end titles instead and Crowe's song put at the end.

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You perfectly summed up my problems with TND as well.  I didn't hate it, but it could have been a lot better. (".....projects menance about as well as Roger Moore did." - PRECISELY!)

CmdrAtticus wrote:

Being a die hard Fleming fan, this film was a real let down for me.  The whole thing came across as just all formula.  I could see some "hints" at where they tried to sneak some of the actual Bond character in the script in the scenes where Brosnan was trying to make him appear as a real human and not the series superman the producers turned him into over the years.  The villain and his plot seemed like something out of Austin Powers and Pryce is a good actor but he projects menace as about as well Roger Moore did.  Getting Anthony Hopkins would have been a better choice.

The nail in the coffin was having Crowe's weak coctail lounge song over the main titles.  It SHOULD have been Lang's torch song used during the end titles instead and Crowe's song put at the end.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."