Bond is back with a vengeance, and that means Daniel Craig takes on the mission once again in a film that turns out to be a fitting finale for the actor. He takes the role with more emotion, power and style in a film that not only marks a milestone like the 25th time, but also a film that is not afraid to take a few twists and, yes, risks in a long-delayed entertainment that sees James Bond not only once again saving the world from the forces of evil, but perhaps, in these times of Covid, the theatrical exhibition business itself.
It’s been six long years since we last saw Agent 007 on the big screen in 2015 Spectrum, where Bond was seen driving his Aston Martin DB5 in Italy with new sweetheart Madeleine Swann. We have survived Trump’s presidency, if not Trump himself, and two Immortal Bonds – Roger Moore and Sean Connery – have both died, ending two separate eras of the nearly 60-year legacy to the Bond screen.
‘No Time to Die’ world premiere kicks off in London for long-awaited James Bond film
‘No Time to Die’ world premiere kicks off in London for long-awaited James Bond film
And now, after one-and-a-half-year release delays linked to the pandemic, another era of 007’s saga also sadly ends with Craig’s fifth and final round as a suave, never-restless secret agent. Ian Fleming in The Important New Bond. movie, No time to die. In a highly successful 15-year streak, Craig took the series on its most serious and human race, a particularly emotional roller coaster in some ways for the usually unfazed spy we first encountered. in 1962, when Connery starred in Dr No. This edition expands all of that and leaves us wanting more, but if you wait – as every Bond movie knows – until the very last frame onscreen, four special words give us the promise that there is more soon.
Getting there, however, will put you through the ringtone. With Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectrum, There were some shared themes during Craig 007’s time, particularly trust, betrayal, secrets, lies and a separate connection, or transfer, between all of these films. In other words, not just the usual previous model of stand-alone stories. And let me assure you it’s a challenge not a stand-alone, even if that means Craig has left the building.
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No time to die – which, at 2 hours and 43 minutes, has the longest runtime of all of the 24 films that came before him – also takes us back to his relationship with Madeleine, played again by Léa Seydoux, the first time a Bond lover has in fact returned, Believe it or not. It has to be seen how this will all be received, as this is perhaps the most unique and uncertain environment in which a Bond film has ever been cast. The importance of the legendary British figure is undeniable in his home country as evidenced by the fact that no less than two future kings of England attended the royal premiere in London on Tuesday evening.
That this oldest franchise in movie history is still going strong is a miracle in itself, but after seeing this latest edition, simultaneously screened for critics in 20 countries around the world (a studio director sitting behind me at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood today said they all had a code, “The lion roars”, to give the signal to start the movie), I have to say that a lot of the credit for keeping it alive has to go to Craig, who truly humanized James Bond, gave him more complexity than he ever had and firmly dragged him into a new century. With the deaths of Connery and Moore, we might feel a different kind of deep loss as Craig’s Bond heads for the exit and the series enters whole new territory with an as yet unknown choice to take on the role of playing one. of the most iconic screen characters of all time. This review will be as spoiler-free as it gets as it deserves to be seen with fresh eyes, and as Craig said in a video recorded at the start of the film, it should be seen on the biggest screen possible because it is. there she was meant to be seen.
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Interestingly, this is the first 007 movie directed by an American, Cary Joji Fukunaga (Real detective), and even that step wouldn’t have happened if the producers and future director Danny Boyle hadn’t gone their separate ways on Oscar winner’s plans to direct the 25th course. He does a terrific job handling the action with a gripping love story, as well as a thumbs up to the tradition and time-honored moments we love in the Bond films.
Story-wise, Fukunaga has collaborated with Bond film veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who wrote all of the Craig Bonds among their seven batting times in the series. And with their recent successes, the team invited Phoebe Waller Bridge of Chip bag and Kill Eve renowned for adding its own unique touches, a welcome female voice to the proceedings that is apparent on the screen.
Like I said, this one starts pretty much where the last one ended as we reunite with Bond and Madeleine in the hilltop town of Matera in southern Italy. Right before we get there, there’s a terrifying sequence involving Madeleine in a flashback as a young girl, but this will all become clear later in the image. As usual, the idyllic moments Bond and his love soon take a turn and evil forces put 007 in jeopardy as a thrilling motorcycle chase turns into one in his Aston Martin and all the questions of confidence come into play. Soon, he puts Madeleine on a train, never to see her again. Roll the opening credits, which arrive at the 25 minute point. Cut to five years later, and there’s some sort of London lab kidnapping involving a Russian scientist who has material others clearly want.
Bond eventually retired, left the service and lives la vida loca in his beloved Jamaica (a perfect choice for Craig’s latest adventure as James since the location was also memorably used in Connery’s first Bond film, Dr No, as well as Moore’s first, the years 1973 Live and Let Die). But as you can imagine, this happiness is short-lived as CIA agent and longtime friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) shows up and, as Michael Corleone in The Sponsor Part III, brings him back to action. 007 travels to Cuba to rescue this scientist, but the mission turns out to be a little more complicated than expected. And obviously there is a New nasty to stir the pot in this regard. Safin, overplayed by Rami Malek, oddly has his own past experiences with Madeleine, a plot that adds a layer or two to Bond’s normal relationship with his villains. It also gives Seydoux more to play with than many of the show’s leading women, though no one is about to forget the late Vesper Lynde from Casino Royale, especially Jacques. And fear not, the seemingly immortal foe Blofeld is back, with Christoph Waltz (last seen behind bars) using his wits and eye-catching skills to stir up trouble inside the prison. Always fun to have this guys around.
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Among the familiar faces, Ralph Fiennes has a bit more to do as M (although I still miss Dame Judi Dench deeply in the role – at least there’s a brief painting of her to see), and Naomie Harris continues. to skillfully play her right hand, Moneypenny, with a little more urgency than normal – and importance, as women in No time to die serve a lot more than eye candy, as they were in previous on-screen incarnations of 007. You can also count Lashana Lynch’s newest cast member Nomi in this category, playing the Scrappy M16 Agent. and much younger than Bond first meets in Jamaica. And she’s a lot of fun to have, especially when she reveals that she’s taken on the nickname 007 since James retired. Ben Whishaw’s gadget guy Q is back and we get to know him – and his hairless cat – on his home turf for a change. Returning as Tanner in his fourth Bond film, Rory Kinnear, who provides the necessary support in his mostly brief moments.
Among others New the cast members, Dali Bennsalah’s deadly Primo, Safin’s henchman, is the group’s Oddjob. Ana De Armas will find her Knives Out co-star Craig as Paloma, a fiery CIA agent he meets in Cuba. Billy Magnusson accompanies Leiter to Jamaica as Logan Ash, a guy who plays him according to the book, at least that’s what we presume. David Dencik is the Russian scientist Valdo. And of course, the real stars of any Bond film are the most distant locations, this time including the aforementioned Jamaica, Norway, Italy and London.
Fukunaga stages beautiful chases, explosions, stunts, and the hour-long grand finale on the secluded fortress island of Safin, but so much emphasis is placed on the human beings here, their conflicts, complications and their consequences. complexities than thrills.
Hans Zimmer gets his first try at composing a Bondian musical score, and John Barry must smile from the afterlife at the artful tribute to his score of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and his memorable song sung by Louis Armstrong which figures well in this story. The title song here, another go-to “star” of any Bond movie, is “No Time to Die”, sung by Billie Eilish, but you knew it ever since she and her brother and co-writer Finneas made it. promotion over a year ago. with a clip when they thought the movie was going to come out so. It’s really haunting and Eilish has the perfect type of voice for a Bond movie voice.
The film with a huge global plan opens in the UK on Thursday, and via MGM and UAR on October 8 (finally!) in the United States Of course, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson produced.
As a Bond fan, No time to die occupies a special place. To see in a theater.