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Which do you prefer?
The Tank Chase (Goldeneye)
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The Bike Chase (Tomorrow Never Dies)
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PostSubject: Battle of the Bonds!    Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:15 pm

It's well documented that the TND bike chase is a direct reaction to the tank chase in GE. Topping the tank chase would have be difficult, so they went the other way and made Bond more vulnerable to gunfire by getting him onto a smaller vehicle. Which is more effective in your eyes?
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PostSubject: Re: Battle of the Bonds!    Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:02 am

The Tank chase its just more fun and imo oddly less absurd, I can never come to terms with the sheer stupidity of the bike chase once the Helicopter tips its blades and suicidally assumes it won't destroy itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Battle of the Bonds!    Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:02 am

Bond would only be more vulnerable to gunfire during the bike chase if any of the henchmen on the 'copter could shoot worth a damn, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Battle of the Bonds!    Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:39 am

I prefer the TND bike chase. While the tank chase is fun, I usually think of all the destruction that the tank brings with it, especially when Bond enters an alley, and rips the sides of the buildings off. What if people were in there? Still, it's a great sequence.

I'm going with the bike chase because I love the Oriental backdrop (which provides some cultural flavour), Arnold's score, the concept of Bond and Wai Lin handcuffed together (which serves to truly characterise Wai Lin as Bond's equal) and the choreography of the sequence. Starts off on the streets of Saigon, then onto the roofs, then the excellent stunt over the chopper, while Bond and Wai Lin use their wits to get control of the situation. Bond films have always stretched the realm of plausibility, and with the slanted rotating blades to pursue Bond, if it were possible, it would be obviously be horrific. Not to mention it looks real (unlike some of the sequences that came after it), which is why I can suspend disbelief for this sequence. And while there's lots of damage to property in this sequence, it's not usually Bond who is creating it, rather, his pursuers.

The difference with these films from CR and QOS, however, is that they aren't forcing us to take them seriously - they're inviting us to sit back and enjoy the ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Battle of the Bonds!    Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:52 pm

Tank chase. More novel and visually memorable, despite being preposterous.
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