The beginning of the film does a fantastic job by just grabbing your attention right from the first scene. Bond is in love away on what seems to be on Holiday with a lovely lady interest. Just when things were getting sweet, his world is flipped upside down.
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. The tranquil life doesn’t last long and his peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. He also encounters an agent who warns him to stay away, but everyone is after the same thing.
The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous adventure than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with a dangerous new technology the threatens the entire human race.
The film, which is said to be Daniel Craig’s last 007 film is a whopping two hours and forty-three minutes. Even with this long runtime, there’s not one scene that should be cut. The entire film flows together perfectly. The cast put on an outstanding performance, from the bits of romance to the action scenes and stunts. Ana de Armas did make an appearance in the film and it would have been nice to have given her a bit more time in the film, as she shined in the sequence that she was a part of.
Rami Malek, who won the Academy Award for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, donned a different role in this film as the villain. Although we know he plays a major a role in the film, the role fell a little short of what was expected for the infamous villain threatening mankind. Rami Malek is a superb actor, so it’s hard to say if it really fell on him or the producers. At times it also felt like even though he was the villain everyone was searching the world, he was not in the film as much. Needless to say, more Rami and more villainy would have been more satisfying.
When it comes down to the entire film, it’s the end of an era for 007 role played by Daniel Craig and it will immensely satisfy 007 fans. It’s definitely a must watch, even if you haven’t been a true 007 fan who hasn’t seen the previous films. The film is set to hit theaters October 8, 2021.
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, Rory Kinnear, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah