This one was always the hardest of the Brosnan entries for me to get through, but this edit makes it a hell of a lot easier! Great work with removing the ridiculous invisible car, I forgot about that until I saw zarius' review. Icarus has replaced the original for me in the series. Hats off to LS for another fantastic edit.
I am no expert at the technical stuff so I will leave that to others. The original movie was, to say the least, a bit silly. This edit does the best to resolve this and makes the film enjoyable allowing the viewer to concentrate on the action and not the over-the-top CGI. It didn't feel like there were any obvious cuts or stuff missing which is amazing considering how much has been changed.
Fantastic, this will be my preferred version from now on
While Die Another Day is infamously the worst and sadly, Bronsan's last Bond film, I had no plans to ever re-watch this film from my first viewing ever again. Surprisingly, LastSurvivor's fan edit is one of the best accomplishes of recompiling the worst into a decent Bond film. It goes on par with Tomorrow Never Dies. I'll consider this one of my personal favorite fan edits of any Bond film.
It's been a while since I last watched this. I've always wanted to like the Brosnan Bonds, but they fell too far into the Moore camp style than the earlier Connery or latest Craig style. I can take some camp, but it's easy to over do it. I've also hated the cheesy over-the-top CGI sequences.
Last Survivor fixed this movie for me! It was a great watch and all the parts that bugged me are expertly removed. What is left is a fast-moving, action-packed Bond flick. Yes, there are some quips and a touch of camp, but it's just enough. Even remembering some of the major parts removed, it was seamless and nothing seemed abrupt or obviously missing. This is now my preferred version of the film to watch.
Die Another Day is a very tricky beast to tame as an editor, it's never going to come across as the perfect anniversary movie, but LastSurvivor has managed to make it an otherwise entertaining entry in the Brosnan canon. Characters are smarter, campy indulgences are scaled back, he cuts expertly around the invisi-car. Quality of the edit is top notch. I would like to echo Wilhelm Scream's suggestion of Moneypenny finally getting her man at the end, but hey, that's an idea for future editors perhaps...
I had a grand old time with this LS, "you get the point"