History YMMV / TomorrowNeverDies

13th Feb '17 9:32:52 PM CrowTR0bot
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** A media mogul wants to start WorldWarIII in the South China Sea? Did we just describe Elliot Carver or [[https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/02/steve-bannon-donald-trump-war-south-china-sea-no-doubt?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard Steve Bannon]].

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** A media mogul wants to start WorldWarIII in the South China Sea? Did we just describe Elliot Carver or [[https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/02/steve-bannon-donald-trump-war-south-china-sea-no-doubt?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard Steve Bannon]].Bannon]]?
13th Feb '17 9:32:16 PM CrowTR0bot
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** A media mogul wants to start WorldWarIII in the South China Sea? Did we just describe Elliot Carver or [[https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/02/steve-bannon-donald-trump-war-south-china-sea-no-doubt?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard Steve Bannon]].
12th Feb '17 7:30:23 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Paris asks James if he "still sleeps with a gun under his pillow". Evidently he does, and this proves to be a serious mistake during the events of ''[[Film/DieAnotherDay]]'' five years later.
8th Jan '17 8:40:26 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Bond notes that Carver had already put the murder of the murdered sailors across the headlines before the British or Vietnamese authorities had even verified their deaths, which only serves to make Carver look even more suspicious after it was determined his satellite network had tapped into the GPS system.
3rd Jan '17 4:30:29 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** Vincent Schiavelli, who's Dr. Kaufmann immediately proved popular with viewers despite having only a single scene, in which he states he is a brilliant assassin who clearly takes great pleasure in his line of work.
13th Dec '16 10:32:42 AM BenMitchell90
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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.

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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. And on top of that, when two of Carver's henchmen ask Bond to come with them, Bond doesn't seem prepared in the least for the possibility that they ''might'' be taking him somewhere quiet to beat him up. He ''does'' proceed to mop the floor with them, but they still get the drop on him a little too easily.
14th Oct '16 11:36:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* HamAndCheese: Jonathan Pryce clearly had the time of his life as scenery-chewing BigBad Elliot Carver.

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* HamAndCheese: Jonathan Pryce Creator/JonathanPryce clearly had the time of his life as scenery-chewing BigBad Elliot Carver.
2nd Oct '16 3:43:48 PM b3900
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* ValuesResonance: Despite the fact that this movie [[TechnologyMarchesOn 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 24-hour news 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.

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* ValuesResonance: Despite the fact that this movie [[TechnologyMarchesOn 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 24-hour news networks like Creator/FoxNewsChannel, MSNBC, 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.
19th Sep '16 5:30:07 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, so this is an example of TropesAreNotBad.

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* AssPull: {{Asspull}}:
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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, so this is an example of TropesAreNotBad.TropesAreTools.



* 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 Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{Greed}}.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: k.d. lang is made of WIN. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zIbOL8SSCY Listen here.]]

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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 Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{Greed}}.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
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k.d. lang is made of WIN. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zIbOL8SSCY Listen here.]]



** After the score of ''Film/GoldenEye'' was soundly criticized for its drastic departure from the usual Bond motifs, new composer David Arnold gave an apology to the fans in the form of making sure no Bond Moment was complete without the classic tunes of the series. In fact, the James Bond theme is heard in four of the first five scenes Bond has!

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** After the score of ''Film/GoldenEye'' ''[=GoldenEye=]'' was soundly criticized for its drastic departure from the usual Bond motifs, new composer David Arnold gave an apology to the fans in the form of making sure no Bond Moment was complete without the classic tunes of the series. In fact, the James Bond theme is heard in four of the first five scenes Bond has!



* 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 Richard Stamper]]. Already a wealthy man, Carver is willing to cause millions of deaths just to satisfy his {{Greed}}.



* HilariousInHindsight: Carver basically wants to be the general leading the allies against the communists. Some ten years later, [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Johnathan Pryce is the general leading the allies against the communists.]]
** When it was first released, Carver was compared with businessmen like Rupert Murdoch and Bill Gates (WordOfGod said he was inspired by Robert Maxwell). But now, judging from his rimless glasses and all-black outfits, he can be compared with Creator/SteveJobs, who'd returned to Apple the same year the film came out.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Carver basically wants to be the general leading the allies against the communists. Some ten years later, [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Johnathan Pryce is the general leading the allies against the communists.]]
** When it was first released, Carver was compared mostly with businessmen like businessman Rupert Murdoch and Bill Gates (WordOfGod said he was inspired by Robert Maxwell).Maxwell), but a passing mention that his company also sells software full of bugs (to force people to upgrade it for years) also got comparisons to Bill Gates. But now, judging from his rimless glasses and all-black outfits, he can be compared with Creator/SteveJobs, who'd returned to Apple the same year the film came out.



* MemeticMutation: Kaufman's line "I can shoot you from Shuttgart und still create ze proper effect!" complete with faux accent has gotten some mileage.

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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Kaufman's line "I can shoot you from Shuttgart und still create ze proper effect!" complete with faux accent has gotten some mileage.



* SoOkayItsAverage: It generally has a reputation of being "that mediocre/okayish Bond movie after ''Film/GoldenEye''." It still has its defenders, though.
** One reason many rise to its defense is the car--after the BaitAndSwitch of the unused gadgets in ''Goldeneye'', fans were owed an epic car chase, and we certainly got it.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The UncannyValley circuit board girl in the opening credits. Mid-90s CGI was not quite up to it yet. Also, the bad guys on the helicopter are all sitting perfectly still with their arms down by their sides when the helicopter crashes, making it obvious that the actors have been replaced by dummies.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: It generally has a reputation of being "that mediocre/okayish Bond movie after ''Film/GoldenEye''." It still has its defenders, though.
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though, one reason many rise to its defense is the car--after the BaitAndSwitch of the unused gadgets in ''Goldeneye'', ''[=GoldenEye=]'', fans were owed an epic car chase, and we they certainly got it.
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The UncannyValley circuit board girl in the opening credits. Mid-90s CGI was not quite up to it yet. yet.
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Also, the bad guys on the helicopter are all sitting perfectly still with their arms down by their sides when the helicopter crashes, making it obvious that the actors have been replaced by dummies.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Ricky Jay, the guy who can in real life throw playing cards with the precision necessary to embed them in a watermelon, is not playing a quirky theme henchman but a forgettable technician.
** Deleted scenes showed that he was going to be an actual DeathDealer. Alas...
* 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 24-hour news 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.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Ricky Jay, the guy who can in real life throw playing cards with the precision necessary to embed them in a watermelon, is not playing a quirky theme henchman but a forgettable technician.
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technician. Deleted scenes showed that he was going to be an actual DeathDealer. Alas...
* ValuesResonance: Despite the fact that this movie [[TechMarchesOn [[TechnologyMarchesOn 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 24-hour news 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 had this reaction to Teri Hatcher's acting.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Many people had this reaction to Teri Hatcher's acting.casting.
14th Sep '16 9:29:46 PM Premonition45
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** When it was first released, Carver was compared with businessmen like Rupert Murdoch and Bill Gates (WordOfGod said he was inspired by Carver). But now, judging from his rimless glasses and all-black outfits, he can be compared with Creator/SteveJobs, who'd returned to Apple the same year the film came out.

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** When it was first released, Carver was compared with businessmen like Rupert Murdoch and Bill Gates (WordOfGod said he was inspired by Carver).Robert Maxwell). But now, judging from his rimless glasses and all-black outfits, he can be compared with Creator/SteveJobs, who'd returned to Apple the same year the film came out.
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