Die Another Day (2002) (part 6 of 7)

Upstairs, Graves continues the unnecessary gloating by talking about Jinx not being long for this world. Bond gives another witless quip to Zao, resulting in a punch to the stomach. I actually came close to shouting, “Hell yeah!” here. The real reason for this is that it gets Bond closer to the floor, where he can use his ring to break the glass floor, sending himself and Miranda down to the level below.

As he runs off, Zao takes a few shots and hits nothing. Ditto for Miranda, despite her being right next to him. Graves shouts at Zao in Korean, “Kill him, quietly!” I’m not sure why the “quietly” part was necessary, since there’s no one else but the other bad guys around.

Die Another Day (2002) (part 6 of 7)

Well, you know the old saying: People in glass houses shouldn’t wear rings that emit high frequency sound waves.

Regardless, Zao immediately bungles things by having his henchmen shoot at Bond with machine guns as he keeps running. Bond uses Jinx’s grappling line (which still hasn’t been taken down) to get to the roof. He then uses it again to run down the roof and head for Graves’ ice skimmer. As he gets in, Zao’s henchmen keep missing, despite being about ten feet away and shooting at a mostly stationary target.

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

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