Tomorrow Never Dies: Tomorrow Never Lies

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(Updated: July 21, 2022)
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So, here's the thing:

I am not a big fan of Pierce Brosnan's James Bond films. He, himself, was a solid Bond (a sort-of expansion and mature take on Roger Moore"s Bond), but his films, to me, were downright terrible; they just didn't FEEL like spy-espionage films. Say what you will on the Roger Moore films, but at least they FELT like spy-espionage films. So, why check out this fanedit? Because despite what I said on the Pierce Brosnan films, GOLDENEYE is the only exception and, quite frankly, is my second favorite James Bond film; and TOMORROW NEVER DIES is the sort-of bridge between the awesomeness of GOLDENEYE and the shittiness of the rest of the Brosnan films. Maybe, just maybe, this fanedit can diminish the shittiness of the film while maybe simultaneously elevating the awesome elements within.

Does it succeed at that? Unfortunately, not really.

As a fanedit, this is excellent. The corniness is cut down a bit, the fat is trimmed thus improving the pacing of the film, and the overall quality of the film is improved purely on it's efficient delivery of the story and action. If you loved the original version of this film, this fanedit improves upon it, plain and simple. But for someone like myself who didn't really enjoy the original film, this edit didn't really change that opinion. But please understand that that should not reflect on the faneditor, faneditors must work with what they have. In that sense. this edit is excellent and highly recommended. But if you hated the original version of this film, just move on.

Let me close on quite possibly the single best thing of this edit: switching the song, "Tomorrow Never Dies" with "Surrender;" this was an absolute MUST. "Surrender," to me, is the ULTIMATE James Bond song. To move it to the end credits was an absolute SIN! Thank you SO MUCH for changing that, lapis molari!

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Improving a great film is not easy, but definitely possible, as is evident in this edit.
I loved Pierce Brosnan as Bond, and remember TND as one of the best Bond films. However, upon rewatching it a few months ago I noticed how several jokes didn't age well. Thankfully, Lapis molari's edit trimmed those out, as well as other bits that did not really bother me, but their removal actually improves the film (e.g., wooden acting).
The technical aspects are near perfect. I noticed one slightly jarring trim at 51:22 due to the removal of one of Dr. Kaufman's lines, but other than that the trims, shifts and replacements are seamless. Great job!
Highly recommended edit.

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Tomorrow Never Lies is what the original should be. Lean, great pace, not forced humour, it's all there!
Congratulations on another great edit to Lapis Molari (with the added bonus of having english subtitles, much appreciated)

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(Updated: June 12, 2021)
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Tomorrow Never Dies is a flawed but underrated Bond movie. I liked quite a lot of it in the original version, but there's definitely some elements that always bugged me during viewings. Lapis Molari did a pretty great job of cutting out a lot of cheesy and unnecessary dialogue, tightening up TND and making Bond a bit more ruthless. I'm not a fan of the KD Lang song, however, as I think the Sheryl Crow theme is very classic Bond. But other than that the edit improves on the original in most every way.

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TND was a film that I thought was near perfect which it didn't need a fan edit even though there were some flaw.s There was too much Roger Moore-ish gags that didn't fit well for this film are now thankfully removed. Now unless you recognize the movie score, the sound replacement shouldn't be noticable for an average viewer which is excellent. The film's tone without the gags mitigates as previously like Goldeneye with a few puns here and there. Lapis Molari did an overall great work with this fan edit.

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