History YMMV / TomorrowNeverDies

19th May '16 11:01:41 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Elliot Carver]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive media mogul]] and head of the Carver Media Group Network. The actions of himself and his group range from releasing software with bugs in order to require constant updates, releasing stories about mad cow disease involving a British beef baron who lost money to Carver in poker and keeping those stories running after getting paid by the French, blackmailing the President to sign a bill only to release the tape anyway, and causing "floods in Pakistan, riots in Paris and a plane crash in California". His latest and most heinous project involves sinking a ship and killing the survivors, sinking a Chinese jet, and attempting to use a stolen British missile to destroy Beijing, leading to WorldWarIII; all of this is so he can gain exclusive broadcast rights in China. When James Bond investigates this, he murders his wife when she gets too close to Bond and orders the [[ColdBloodedTorture brutal torture]] of Bond and Wai Lin by his [[TheDragon dragon]], TortureTechnician [[BlondGuysAreEvil Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{Greed}}.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Elliot Carver]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive media mogul]] and head of the Carver Media Group Network. The actions of himself and his group range from releasing software with bugs in order to require constant updates, releasing stories about mad cow disease involving a British beef baron who lost money to Carver in poker and keeping those stories running after getting paid by the French, blackmailing the President to sign a bill only to release the tape anyway, and causing "floods in Pakistan, riots in Paris and a plane crash in California". His latest and most heinous project involves sinking a ship and killing the survivors, sinking a Chinese jet, and attempting to use a stolen British missile to destroy Beijing, leading to WorldWarIII; all of this is so he can gain exclusive broadcast rights in China. When James Bond investigates this, he murders his wife when she gets too close to Bond and orders the [[ColdBloodedTorture brutal torture]] of Bond and Wai Lin by his [[TheDragon dragon]], TortureTechnician [[BlondGuysAreEvil [[TortureTechnician Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{Greed}}.
9th May '16 11:09:46 PM CharlesPhipps
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* IdiotPlot: Carver's plan would've worked perfectly if he had bothered to set up some ''reason'' why his media outlets learned about this story long before official stories did. MI6 was ''only'' onto Carver because his newspaper ran the story before the official sources had even announced that anything had happened. For that matter, it wouldn't have gone nearly as far as it did if Bond didn't tip Carver off the first time they meet.
** Carver ''did'' have a cover story of getting his information from the Vietnamese government. It's just it was too quick to be believable. Carver's impatience was his undoing.
9th May '16 11:09:01 PM CharlesPhipps
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** Carver ''did'' have a cover story of getting his information from the Vietnamese government. It's just it was too quick to be believable. Carver's impatience was his undoing.
23rd Apr '16 12:22:49 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* MoralEventHorizon: Carver and his henchman Stamper cross it almost immediately when Carver orders Stamper to mercilessly gun down several defenseless and unarmed sailors who had just barely survived the sinking of their ship. As we find out soon after, Carver seems to have made his entire career off of crossing this line just for a story.
19th Feb '16 7:46:48 PM BenMitchell90
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* LoveToHate: Carver is completely and utterly despicable, but he's also a complete and utter blast to watch.

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* LoveToHate: Carver is completely and utterly despicable, but he's also a complete and utter blast to watch. Dr. Kaufman as well, who is universally considered one of the best parts of the film, with many lamenting that he only had one scene.
19th Feb '16 7:44:04 PM BenMitchell90
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* LoveToHate: Carver is completely and utterly despicable, but he's also a complete and utter blast to watch.
13th Oct '15 11:34:40 AM JamesAustin
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* AssPull: Most of the gadgets in Bond's car are never mentioned by Q (Except for the standard issue ones - stinger missiles under the headlights, etc.), but are of course vital to Bond's survival, which is probably why Bond is ''laughing'' when he finds and successfully uses some of the better devices, like auto-inflating tires. He's just as surprised, impressed and giddy as the viewer is.

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* AssPull: Most of the gadgets in Bond's car are never mentioned by Q (Except except for the standard issue ones - stinger missiles under the headlights, etc.), , but are of course vital to Bond's survival, which is probably why Bond is ''laughing'' when he finds and successfully uses some of the better devices, like auto-inflating tires. He's just as surprised, impressed and giddy as the viewer is.


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* WhatAnIdiot: Even though he's a secret agent, Bond wastes no time questioning Carver on the nature of his network activities when trying to probe him for information upon their first meeting. As soon as the talk of ships comes up, Carver wastes no time in later having the crap beaten out of him for answers.
13th Oct '15 7:30:45 AM JamesAustin
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* ValuesResonance: Despite the fact that this movie [[TechMarchesOn doesn't mention the Internet at all]], this film paints a surprisingly accurate picture of mass media scaremongering tactics today. Elliot Carver's line "Words are the new weapons; satellites, the new artillery" seemed plain [[LargeHam hammy]] when first released, but the rise of [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel 24-hour news networks]], TV political pundits, increasingly polarized news judgments, and electronic warfare make it harder than ever. In addition to that, the major reason why the villain launches his whole scheme is because China refused to allow him access into their markets, similar to how [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld many Western companies are either banned or must submit to heavy Chinese regulation]] to be able to operate within China today.
* WTHCastingAgency: Many people found Teri Hatcher's acting unconvincing, and they would've preferred Creator/MonicaBellucci, who was the original choice for Paris Carver.

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* ValuesResonance: Despite the fact that this movie [[TechMarchesOn doesn't mention the Internet at all]], this film paints a surprisingly accurate picture of mass media scaremongering tactics today. Elliot Carver's line "Words are the new weapons; satellites, the new artillery" seemed plain [[LargeHam hammy]] when first released, but the rise of [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel 24-hour news networks]], networks like Creator/FoxNewsChannel, TV political pundits, increasingly polarized news judgments, and electronic warfare make it harder than ever. In addition to that, the major reason why the villain launches his whole scheme is because China refused to allow him access into their markets, similar to how [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld many Western companies are either banned or must submit to heavy Chinese regulation]] to be able to operate within China today.
* WTHCastingAgency: Many people found had this reaction to Teri Hatcher's acting unconvincing, and they would've preferred Creator/MonicaBellucci, who was the original choice for Paris Carver.
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9th Oct '15 12:11:47 AM siberia82
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: k.d. lang is made of WIN. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r40I3TxFM3c Listen here.]]

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: k.d. lang is made of WIN. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r40I3TxFM3c com/watch?v=6zIbOL8SSCY Listen here.]]



** Bond is incredibly, even [[OutOfCharacterMoment uncharacteristically]], protective of Wai Lin despite having every opportunity to ditch her. It's because he's still hurting from failing to save Paris.

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** Bond is incredibly, even [[OutOfCharacterMoment uncharacteristically]], protective of Wai Lin despite having every opportunity to ditch her. It's because he's still hurting from failing to save Paris. It goes back to what Alec Trevelyan said in ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'': "Do you find forgiveness in the arms of all those willing women for all the dead ones you failed to protect?" Bond even promises Wai Lin twice that they will survive the mission together.



* MagnificentBastard: Eliot Carver.

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* MagnificentBastard: Eliot Elliot Carver.



* ValuesResonance: Despite the fact that this movie [[TechMarchesOn doesn't mention the Internet at all]], this film paints a surprisingly accurate picture of mass media scaremongering tactics today. Elliot Carver's line "Words are the new weapons; satellites, the new artillery" seemed plain [[LargeHam hammy]] when first released, but the rise of [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel 24-hour news networks]], TV political pundits, increasingly polarized news judgments, and electronic warfare make it harder than ever. In addition to that, the major reason why the villain launches his whole scheme is because China refused to allow him access into their markets, similar to how [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld many Western companies are either banned or must submit to heavy Chinese regulation]] to be able to operate within China today.

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* ValuesResonance: Despite the fact that this movie [[TechMarchesOn doesn't mention the Internet at all]], this film paints a surprisingly accurate picture of mass media scaremongering tactics today. Elliot Carver's line "Words are the new weapons; satellites, the new artillery" seemed plain [[LargeHam hammy]] when first released, but the rise of [[Creator/FoxNewsChannel 24-hour news networks]], TV political pundits, increasingly polarized news judgments, and electronic warfare make it harder than ever. In addition to that, the major reason why the villain launches his whole scheme is because China refused to allow him access into their markets, similar to how [[ChinaTakesOverTheWorld many Western companies are either banned or must submit to heavy Chinese regulation]] to be able to operate within China today.today.
* WTHCastingAgency: Many people found Teri Hatcher's acting unconvincing, and they would've preferred Creator/MonicaBellucci, who was the original choice for Paris Carver.

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10th Jun '15 1:48:06 AM SandyGunfox
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* IdiotPlot: Carver's plan would've worked perfectly if he had bothered to set up some ''reason'' why his media outlets learned about this story long before official stories did. For that matter, it wouldn't have gone nearly as far as it did if Bond didn't tip Carver off the first time they meet.

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* IdiotPlot: Carver's plan would've worked perfectly if he had bothered to set up some ''reason'' why his media outlets learned about this story long before official stories did. MI6 was ''only'' onto Carver because his newspaper ran the story before the official sources had even announced that anything had happened. For that matter, it wouldn't have gone nearly as far as it did if Bond didn't tip Carver off the first time they meet.
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