A proper send-off for Daniel Craig, he did much for the franchise. One of the better Bond-films for sure, there's lots to like here. The acting is great, music fantastic and obviously the action is riveting. Even at 163 minutes, it does not drag - and even though I wanted more, the ending was perfect. It's exciting to discuss who will become the next Bond, but let's enjoy this ride first and let it sink in.
You have all the time in the world :hearts:
It’s funny to know that this movie was intended to come out before the pandemic, because by releasing it now it might provide some unintentional food for thought for the morons who believe that a certain virus was actually conceived in a lab.I genuinely wonder if those people will read that far into this film, I’d find it deeply amusing.
The good news is that there are definetely a lot of things this does better than Spectre.The action is memorable and way more visceral (though it doesn’t quite surpass the Mission Impossible Fallout bar) and the characters are generally more interesting.I loved the women in this in particular, they all have distinct personalities and they’re not flawless human beings or overpowered (e.g. Ana de Armas is bubbly and fun, but at the same time she’s inexperienced and chaotic), like some blockbusters tend to do.At the same time, we shouldn’t pretend that this film invented strong female characters for Bond, especially after we’ve had Eva Green and Judi Dench.Meanwhile, James Bond himself has a very satisfying arc in this film, which isn’t too dissimilar to Tony Stark’s arc in Avengers Endgame , with a bold pay off in the third act. I’m happy that this film gave us confirmation that Mads Mikkelsen didn’t end up castrating Bond during that scene in Casino Royale.It’s paced very well, more like a traditional action film and less like a drama, which was the case for Skyfall and Spectre. Don’t let the runtime intimidate you, it doesn’t feel longer than 2 hours.And finally, the whole thing just looks great, it’s produced excuisetely. The cinematography isn’t quite Skyfall level, but Roger Deakins is an impossible bar to clear for any cinematographer.
Unfortunately, this film really struggles with its tone, bouncing between some cartoony stuff and very dark, dramatic moments.It wants to honor the traditional Bond stuff, but at the same time it can’t let go of the roots of the Daniel Craig iteration, which makes it feel like an uneven artistic vision, because the foundation of Craig’s Bond rests on this idea that this isn’t the traditional Bond.It’s going for the same tone as Skyfall, meaning its pretty serious, while also incorporating some campy stuff with the plot and the villain (but never going into straight up silly territory, like Spectre).The problem is that you could still take the villain and the plot seriously in Skyfall (Bardem is still scary despite the camp, the hacking plot feels grounded), and that isn’t the case here, the plot goes too much into sci-fi territory for that.Also, Rami Malek didn’t leave much of an impression on me, the accent is wonky and he feels like a stock villain (very much like Waltz in the last film). There’s not really an interesting motivation there, or an interesting evil plan. It’s a campy and theatrical plan, and it feels very familiar.Finally, this film can be fairly predictable at times (for example: Matilde being Bond’s daughter was extremely obvious, but they still try to somewhat play it as a twist. The same goes for Lea Seydoux being framed in prologue.).
So, it’s good, it pushes the creative boundaries of what a Bond movie is in some ways, which is the best stuff.But I kinda hope they bring in someone with a fresh, fully realized artistic vision to really shake things up again for the next reboot.
Ps for the Bond producers: please, please make a spin off with Ana de Armas’ character.
What a waste of Rami Malek and Christop Waltz….Story made no sense…This is not a James Bond movie TBH should have had a different name
I give it a 4 for the bar scene that was good… the rest better skip and go back to watch some of the classics…
Im kind of sad about the Craig-era ending, but it was a great ride with a good ending. I really like that the whole James Bond-franchise became more action-based and less about goofy henchmen and gadgets. He was the first Bond that could actually kick someones ass. I really doubt that about all the previous ones.
Anyway, the action in No Time To Die was awesome, as expected. The fights, chases, etcetera were all good. The music is amazing (I still can't get enough of the classic Bond tunes). I didn't really care for the whole 'new 007'-bit. But the performances of Craig, Malek and all the others were great. Emotional at times, but mostly bad ass. All in al, they did a good job to tie the whole Craig-saga together and I enjoyed it very much. Worth the wait.
A poor send-off for the great Daniel Craig. The action is lacklustre compared to previous outings and resembles a first-person shooter game for much of the time. The love interest is flat and uninspiring, Rami Malek's villain intones nonsensical, cliched dialogue in a disinterested manner and the whole thing takes far too long to go nowhere. The only bold and interesting choice comes right at the end of the movie but it is too late to redeem this flabby effort.
Oh yes ! Such a original idea of killing off main characters
This isn’t a typical bond film. There’s too much introspection and too many cracks in the Bond veneer to qualify as just another Bond flick. Instead, the film is probably an attempt to modernize some of the classic elements of the franchise. Despite this laudable goal, No Time can’t be counted as a success. The story arch is severely underdeveloped and difficult to follow.
A waiting a so long time for ... this.OST is bad, with no emotion. I can belive is an Hans Zimmer composition.
The editing of the title "song" is bland, fortunately the song interpreted by Billie Einish raises the level
Ian Flemind must be turning over in his grave...
First at the beginning James Bond doesn't work for MI6 and the 007 number is given to a black woman, then James Bond meets his daughter, James Bond daddy, .... and the best of all the elimination of all the members of SPECTRE.
And the worst thing is the end > James Bond is simply killed. I find this very irrespectful against Daniel Craig who has always invested himself in the interpretation of 007. He has even been physically injured on the set several times. Certainly he will return with a new interpreter? At the point where we are why not an obese 18 years, in a wheelchair, with piercings and vegan.
When it is a Bond movie, your expectations are at a high level. OK, we know the history but this is nothing more than an ordinary action movie. It is sad to see Bond movies evolving latest years. I remember old ones were full of extreme scenes which can be only done by Bond and full of never-forgotten sayings where they call those into your attention frequently. Everything is becoming lame so these movies are.
They should follow the original casting from the book. There should not be a gay Q, female 007, or etc. In general, I am not opposed to any of those but this is the way of a Bond movie. I am disappointed.
Bloody Hell!!!!!! What a send-off to Daniel Craig's Bond.
Literally, one of the best films I have seen this year and I have to say one of my favourite Bond films, the action was beautiful and the story had me on the edge of my seat which the previous outing did not do for me. I have to say the reason I think this film is so great is it is the most unique out of all of the Daniel Craig films with pretty perfect directing from Cary Joji Fukunaga and also using the older films prior to Daniel Graig being used to inspiring the films action, humour and just characters in general.
Also, I have to say the acting was great in this film as Daniel Craig (James Bond) is one of the best and he brings emotion to the character that no other Bond has, Lea Seydoux (Madeleine Swann) was used much better in this film and I believed her fear/love, Lashana Lynch (Nomi / 007) was a pleasant surprise as I am not a fan of hers but she had such great chemistry with Daniel Craig and sad we won't see them together. The biggest surprises were Christoph Waltz (Blofeld) who was a nothing villain in the previous film but in this, he just felt so much better even though he didn't have much screen time and Ana De Armas (Paloma) who really stole the show in her one scene and she literally me in stitches but also was freaking badass.
Thank you Daniel Craig for giving us such a great outing but also thank you to everyone involved who made sure this film does not only do justice to the character but also the franchise, I think old fans and new fans are going to love this film. Please see it in the cinema as it was a beautiful cinema experience.
No Time to Die, but a lot of time to cry :cry: A beautiful send off to Daniel Craig as Bond.
Ana de Armas steals the show and I'm not sure that's a good thing for such a small part
An extremely solid farewell for the Craig era.
Though not a prefect Bond film by any means, it has a great deal to like - with a few forgivable foibles.
What's to like?
An intriguing setup and another time jump for Daniel Craig. This time at least 5 years has passed from the last outing. This gives us something to work with and opens the door to a few curveball.
(spoiler) The first section up until Felix Leiter's demise was excellent. Loved the Cuba section and the backstory had been paced well up to that point. The pacing throughout is very good - but from that point on I felt a few things could have benefited from some backstory or explanation and that was absent.
(major spoiler) The surprise offspring. Excellently done. He knows despite what he is told. And for a short time, he has a true meaning in his life. Very touching and I think they didn't overdo it for sentimality. They just let it breathe naturally and it worked well.
The direction and cinematography were fantastic. Original shots and use of really grand sets and views. Well done to all involved, it looks great.
What's not to like?
(spoiler) Who is the nemesis exactly? It looks like Scaramanga's Island, and Dr No's lair inside. He talks of his father being an assassin yet he isn't actually named. Would it not have been wiser to name him clearly and wrap up Blofeld and the others with a bow? Or would that be too final for Bond and it run the risk he never gets another film outing...?
The replacement double-0. Didn't exactly have the same skills as Bond did she? If an old Bond was far superior, it leaves you fretful for the future of the 00-programme...! She redeemed herself towards the end but I didn't warm to her at all as she was unnecessarily combative and the soften came too late and limply.
OverallA few more explanatory sequences would have been my only requests. It's hard to undo the damage that Spectre did to the Craig franchise (it really is a stinker of a film) but they did well to pull the realism lever back towards Skyfall.
A worthy send off for Craig. A brave way to end any Bond film.
The next guy to carry the mantle will benefit from a slate wipe just as all other Bonds have. I hope the producers refrain from the slow degradation into nonsense that plagued Brosnan and now Craig.
The evidence of this is that perhaps they are finally learning their lesson.
I can't wait to rewatch this when it gets home release.
Best Daniel Craig Bond movie, ever. The Daniel Craig era of Bond changed the tone of the franchise towards a brooding and darker palette which, quite honestly, took a little getting use to. (For a great recap of these follow this link https://www.imdb.com/video/vi362857241). That being said, this is the cap to all that preceded it. The casting was spectacular. The acting was spot on. The locations were beautiful. The music was haunting and well chosen. The writing was complex and layered. Indeed, the almost 3 hours seemed to pass quickly. I give this film a hearty 10 (iconic Craig) out of 10. [Thrilling Action Adventure]
I’m so very tired of the EVIL RUSSIAN TROPE. Maybe I’d like modern action movies if the villains weren’t always "Russians who want to destroy America/the world." No motivation, just being Russian is enough to be evil. Who else than a Russian!? What would Hollywood be if Russia didn’t exist? They would not have a single villain! The whole industry would’ve collapse if they didn’t have the Russians. Get a new plot line, already!
Rami Maleks vaguely Russian accent is an insult. Hollywood/Brits are allergic to hiring Russian actors to play ... Russians. Why, while there are tons of Russian-speaking actors in Hollywood/Britain you bring people who barely can pronounce simple phrases or even their names?
I couldn't finish this long car commercial. Bond, as per usual, behaves following the same logic as Bella in the Twilight Saga. The film is formulaic and utterly boring.
If you, like me, had some doubts about Daniel Craig’s as a 007, No Time To Die has changed that. The non stop action and suspense thrilled me, proving that the bumped up running time was worth every minute. It has everything you want and expect in a bond film plus more. Just a few characters at M16 were a tad bitchy but tolerable, at least they try keep us safe from the bad guys.Still feeling this could be my favourite bond film.
An okay finish but I genuinely thought Spectre was a more fitting ending.
"If I’d left it at Spectre, something at the back of my head would have been going, ‘I wish I’d done one more.’ I always had a kind of secret idea about the whole lot in my head, and where I wanted to take it. And Spectre wasn’t that. But this feels like it is."
The above quote is from Daniel Craig, which I find interesting because I was thinking quite the opposite as I watched the ending to No Time to Die. The ending to Spectre sees Bond unambiguously choosing love with Swann over the job, walking to her on a bridge and tossing his gun into the river. This was after they escaped the implosion of the former MI6 building, a final remnant of Bond's time with Judi Dench's portrayal of M. Along with the subplot of eliminating the 00 program for modern spy methods, Spectre really felt like closing the chapter of Craig's Bond.
No Time to Die just felt like more of the same, making the goodbye too long. There really isn't anything new here. In many ways, it felt like Spectre with attempts to up the ante for justification. But at heart, Bond is in the same position: he no longer wants the job because he's found something better. For all of the film's other problems, Spectre's ending felt like just the right amount: we know he chooses Swann but it's left to our imaginations what they do next. Yet, there is absolutely no ambiguity with No Time to Die. Further, it felt like there was no thematic purpose in his death or their child other than an attempt at emotional gravity. Where Spectre was simple, No Time to Die felt overly complex. Just because it's goodbye doesn't mean it has to be heavy handed.
Setting the story aside, everything else was of the same caliber of the other Craig Bond films. Cinematography, action sequences, and supporting roles were all well done. In fact, I thought the supporting cast was the best we've seen so far with Craig's Bond. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed watching it and Spectre was a heavily flawed film as well. I would rate Spectre just above this film but they're both at the bottom. Casino Royale and Skyfall were masterful and even Quantum of Solace had its moments. To me, these three were clearly on another level compared to Spectre and No Time to Die.
In short, despite all of Spectre's flaws, I think it would have been more satisfying to keep its ending for Craig's incredible portrayal of James Bond.
Goodbye Mr. Bond. Your death was phenomenal.
What garbage did I just sit though. BORING. Probably the worst bond movie I've seen. They sure tell their plan right out in plain sight though.
wow what a movie this was, people complaining saying its too long, its BOND what do you expect. Great plot to it. I will be watching it again soon
Most of the action scenes were boring, gadgets were neither innovative nor interesting.New 007 went on my nerves from minute one with her "Does that make you angry?" Which I assume was meant for the audience and not Bond...
To top it all off: No Bond girls (Madeleine doesn't really count and I hope that no one counts the daughter...)
If she is going to lead the future movies, I can tell you right now: I'm not going to watch it.
Its not a bad movie, but other than the names being used, its not a Bond movie either.
Good thing though: Other than the passive aggressiveness of the new 007 the SJW-crowd seemingly didn't manage to take over the franchise (yet). So there is hope it will survive.
They killed James Bond for a female 007. Next target--Superman. Beyond the usual misandrist brainwash, another Hollywood action movie that fails to innovate. Been there, done that.
A commendable farewell to Craig's Bond in the franchise's most emotional entry. Starts out great and looses its pace towards the ending. The new villain is too bland and the conclusion is obvious early on. Wonderful stunt-work and good cinematography.
Great movie from start to finish. Also good ending for Daniel. Best of all the Daniel Craig movies in my opinion!
With Casino Royale, Martin Campbell established a more grounded James Bond, rooting the spy in the real world as much as that was possible. It worked like a charm and Daniel Craig silenced all those who doubted his chops to be James Bond. Marc Forster kept the vibe of the "new" Bond in the worst Bond movie of Craig series. When I say worst I don't mean a bad movie, just one that's not quite on par with the rest. Sam Mendes made Skyfall and Spectre, my two favorite movies of the series that stand shoulder to shoulder with the amazing Casino Royale, all while adding his own brilliant Mendes touch to the Bond universe.
No time to die sends Daniel Craig off with a bang. His series will be a memorable one and it successfully brought James Bond into the modern world. My biggest regret is that one of the greats, either Campbell or Mendes, couldn't helm this project. I feel they would have done a far more memorable job of allowing Craig to take a box than Cary Joji Fukunaga did.
No time to die is all over the place, tries to be too many movies wrapped into one. Ana de Armas, Jerrfrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ben Whishaw and Cristoph Walth were atrociously underused. It had just dawned on me that, had it been possible, it should have been a two part movie. The first should have given Bond and Madeline time to become what this movie tries to sell them as, two broken people who have successfully mended one another. Ending the first movie on the "betrayal" would have hurt even more. The reunion in the "sequel" would have had more weight behind it. Seydoux and Craig's talent sold it in the little time they had in this movie, they would have made it spectacular given more time. The weight of the last five minutes of this movie would have had far more impact on the audience. As it is, only the fact that it is Daniel Craig's last Bond movie that lends itself to the emotional conclusion.
Fare thee well, mister Craig. You were a great Bond.
this movie was good but considering this is the last we see Daniel as 007 i expected them to go all out and make the craziest 007 movie ever since he elevated James Bond to a crazy level, wanted more action scenes, Safin to be the maddest and most dangerous terrorist ever, John Wick type of stuff but classy and much better and international level you know, James stuff! but no it was decent and dare to say sometimes boring. i wanted to see more of Paloma and her interaction with James but it was like a camero. safin basically had no story or anything to say about him, spectre was a terrifying group and you can see so much was on the line and the organization and meetings and such but this one was a downgrade. im sorry and im apologizing to myself because i love james bond so much and i wanted daniel to cement his legacy here and he already did tbh but i wanted him to go with a bang but it wasnt it, my expectations was high and i didnt care about critics or anything, but it still was good and im excited for the next era to kick in. -M
The usual Bond stuff, without the multiple sex or crappy one liners.
Don't like the character, never have, I guess it's good that it hasn't changed much (for those who like this tosh)
The 'James bond will return' after the credits doesn't help with the ending.
hoped it was gonna say '007 will return'
A must watch if you have seen all the other Bond’s featuring Daniel Craig, you won’t be disappointed
No Time To Die starts where Spectre ends and is definitely a befitting closure to Daniel Craig's James Bond Character. No Time to Die offers jaw-dropping action sequences, cool technological advancements, wicked humor, and a sensual relationship between Bond and Madeleine. The screenplay is scratchy though and times become more conversational but overall the narrative and mystery keep you guessing and anticipating. Cary Joji Fukunaga doesn't compromise on the locations of the shoot as the film opens in a snow-filled location, goes to Norway during cross-country car chases. Stunts were filmed in the forests of Cairngorms, and at the Ardverikie Estate on the shores of Loch Laggan. Bond 25 ends on a disputed island between Russia and Japan. The end made me a tad emotional with the way it concludes. No Time To Die is a brilliant Bond film to cherish.
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First James Bond movie i watch ever. Throughly enjoyed it. Definitely will watch Casino Royal and other Daniel Craig’s movies of this franchise.
The more I think about the different scenes in this movie, the certain characters and how much time was or was not given to them, the cool music that was drowned under deafening gun sounds, the smaller my score gets. It used to be 7.
While Craig is still the best bond ever and the action here is amazing, I don’t like to see all the fragility’s of this bond exposed. There is no heroic ending, just a guy that was not able to fix himself and ends up being manipulated by one of worst villains in bond history. Literally Mr Robot was such a big disaster has the villain that I was more concerned on parenting issues than the threat he was posing.If you think about, Bond doesn’t die to save anybody, he dies because he gave up. Bond dying by “suicide” is disrespectful for the decade long heroe.I believe the confusion that Spectre created in its plot did allow to build a convincing relationship of bond and Madelyn. In 1/2 of a movie, Vesper was a lot more intense. So when in this movie the drama depends on it, I am not convinced and I just a silly old bond crying.Hands up for the final action sequence with a steady cam, truly bringing to bond franchise the John wick style!As a final note, I am not sure if Bond will comeback soon. Craig had a huge impact and it will remain on our minds for long. The next will always be compared. And, honestly, I believe we has a society no longer like the stereotypes related with bond. Maybe the time is up
it was ok but like every James Bond movie baddy is insane and then .... you know the rest.Ana de Armas as a cuban spy was amazing :D
It's boring, full of plot holes, the woke stuff is idiotic like the writer of this movie, forgettable villain and mary sues, the best thing is craig's bond is dead, unfortunately they kill the whole franchise with him.
If this had been released in 2020 as originally planned, it might have challenged the pandemic for the worst thing of the year. At its best it’s a throughly bland story of a guy being miserable and tortured. (Bit like the dreadful title track) No bond magic, all the usually wow set pieces seem like a retreat of previous films .So what do I really hate, the fact they gave bond a daughter ? No that’s just about what I’d expect from this rubbish. Do I hate they killed bond ? Yes but only because there was no real reason, the island they bombed had no immediate threat. bond is meant to stand for queen and country, surely the action they took would lead to a less safe world and potentially a wider conflict. It’s basically suicide because he couldn’t see his girlfriend and daughter anymore, not exactly to character is it. Well done Danny Boyle for walking away from this. I dread the direction the franchise will go after this, I can only imagine
It‘s the best of the Bonds with Craig in it. Doesn’t match the old ones but nevertheless an enjoyable movie.
The action was good, the story ok, humor was fine. Despite the length it didn’t lag.
But: a Bond without toys (except the old Austin, the watch and the „plane“) is no bond. And he didn’t even end up in any beds, how could that be???
Worth the wait.Worth the money.Worth the tears.This is the finest James Bond movie you will ever see.The king is dead, long live the king.9/10
Never seen a Bond movie in the cinema. This was a poor introduction. Very, very overlong, and very frequently boring, including often in the "exciting" bits. The only moments that really made me sit up in amazement were the motorbike stunts early on (but I'd already seen those in the trailer) and trying to work out exactly how that stunning Cuban dress worked...
Terrible, like all Craig Bond movies. Sorry. I forced myself through all of his Bond movies and now erasing them from my mind.
I wasn’t a big fan of daniel craig as james bond and his movies beforehand were alright but not brilliant but he’s proven me wrong with no time to die thats become my favourite James bond, plot was sound, one liners were fun, action was class and the cast were great but wasn’t a big fan of lashana’s character or even acting and ana de armas should of had more time with her character.
There are all the things you expect from a Bond movie here…the one liners, the action, the lovemaking, the global locations…but it’s also a film that surprises, in more ways than one. I’m saying nothing more so as to avoid spoilers, but if you’re a Bond fan (particularly of the Craig era), you will like this. It’s not perfect - it drags around the midsection - but there is still a lot to enjoy.
Wasn’t really impressed by this one... I think I was expecting a bit more from a James Bond movie
Watch Spectre before watching this, even if you've already seen it.This will prevent you from scratching your head in confusion for the first half of the movie. It's been 6 years, I completely forgot about the events and characters in Spectre and they are pretty much required knowledge unless you don't care about the details of who is who and what is what at all.
Having said that, No Time to Die was an okay bond movie. It has some of the classic, humorous, near impossible, bond moments from the old bond movies while also having the more serious, emotional, sometimes frustrating, moments we expect to see in the modern ones.
„Do you know what time it is? …Time to die!“Bond 25 is now finally available in cinemas after being delayed almost two years. The wait was definitely worth it as MGM delivers a great new entry in the long running Bond franchise and a worthy final outing for Daniel Craig as the famous spy. I must say the ending is bitter sweet and I would have maybe liked a different outcome to the characters story. But still the movie is highly entertaining, very well acted and never gets boring despite its long runtime. I‘m really excited to see what the writers/producers will do next with the character of James Bond. And for sure it will be even more interesting who will play the next Bond.
Oh my God, what was this? This was by far my biggest disappointment of the Covid era big movies. First it was way too long for no good reason.
The ending infuriated me. Was that the response in the first sight of trouble? To die and abandon your family? Don't they know that science advances? Maybe in few years they can create things to counter that. Especially that it's synthetic nanobots. They can create nanobots that go inside and kill them. We can create vaccines that attack biological viruses. Attacking computer made stuff should be easier. In worst case scenario, they know that zoom and Skype exist, right? Doesn't he want to stay isolated and see her daughter and talk to her for longer? And they had the gall to say at the end, James Bond will return? Really? As the walking dead?
This was Daniel Craig's worst Bond by far for me. I just consider this never happened. The last movie had a pretty good ending.
tells you all about what is happening to us now
Are you jokeing about the new 007? Right?
Good ending to the Daniel Craig Bond era
Depending on which Bond has been your favorite from the several who have played him, this might not be flashy enough. Daniel Craig's Bond has always been more like Sir Sean Connery's, so less flash and more evil. But I think almost all Bond fans will still enjoy it. It's a little shocking at certain points as they eliminate certain key players. The ending isn't what any Bond fans will expect. I sure as hell didn't see it, except got a feeling there in one of the last scenes because I saw an interview with Craig saying this is the absolute last one. It is a magnificent send off.
To me, maybe a couple scenes could have been better, but really 9.5 . I debated round down or up and decided it deserved the round up.
It's long, so non Bond fans might be a bit whiny about it. Honestly, to me they left a little bit they shouldn't have on the floor because it was getting long. A little more in a couple of scenes would've put it at 10. Hoping they release a director's cut.
I liked everything, the story, the script, the dialogue, the actors and the actions. It was entertaining, and kept me on my edge. Too bad he is supposedly dead … is it tte end of Bond, James Bond?
The long awaited farewell of Daniel Craig as James Bond has finally found its way into the still open movie theaters.
The big screen shows breathtaking scenery, skillfully captured action and great emotions.
No Time to Die attempts to tie together the strands of the previous Craig flicks, and it certainly succeeds. And although it doesn't seem like it was ever planned to end this way, the development of this character and the story is enjoyable.
For my part, I should have re-watched the previous films beforehand, as I didn't really understand many an allusion and perhaps didn't appreciate one or two scenes adequately. On the other hand, the film worked quite well on its own. One rhymes then just something together.
What I personally didn't like: Craig seemed a bit too old for the role in this film. The action with him was much more leisurely than in the previous films, for example. I also couldn't stand the new 007. She had absolutely zero charisma. Quite in contrast to Ana de Armas, who was the highlight of the film in the 10 minutes of screentime, and not only because of her dress. Her role was incredible. Her interplay with Craig was fantastic. I loved how they drank together, how they acted and then how Ana took out a couple of antagonists at the end of her short stint. Like many before me, I wish I could see more of her.
The story told here is a game of intrigue, love and drama. It all basically works together wonderfully. First and foremost, the dramatic part once again took a much larger place, which I appreciated due to the impending end of the Craig era.
I had fun with the film, I was entertained, I didn't like some scenes and I hated the ending. Anyway. All in all, what came was kind of inevitable. And in that respect, somehow everything was done right.
Better than I thought it would be. the story has so many giant plot holes and it could have been 40 min shorter but all in all that to bad
After the last few Bond films have got predictable I was prepared for this just to be something on in the background while doing other things. I was pleasantly surprised. Yes it's Bond saves the world plot was there, but there was more of a sub plot with a storyline.It was good to see some of the Aston Martins have the cobwebs blown off them, Bond isn't Bod without the Astons. The finale was a fitting tribute to Daniel Craigs portrayal of the character and when you leave a franchise like this you want to go out with a bang.
Probably the best one since Casino Royale.
Hope the next bond is a little less serious. Enough of the tragedy for one cycle
Ana da armas should have been given more screen time.
So much old burden ruin this half baked movie. What a tragedy. I hope they get rid of all the cast except moneypenny to get a good start for the next bond.
The James Bond Films1 Eon films 1.1 Dr. No (1962) https://trakt.tv/movies/dr-no-19621.2 From Russia with Love (1963) https://trakt.tv/movies/from-russia-with-love-19631.3 Goldfinger (1964) https://trakt.tv/movies/goldfinger-19641.4 Thunderball (1965) https://trakt.tv/movies/thunderball-19651.5 You Only Live Twice (1967) https://trakt.tv/movies/you-only-live-twice-19671.6 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) https://trakt.tv/movies/on-her-majesty-s-secret-service-19691.7 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) https://trakt.tv/movies/diamonds-are-forever-19711.8 Live and Let Die (1973) https://trakt.tv/movies/live-and-let-die-19731.9 The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-man-with-the-golden-gun-19741.10 The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-spy-who-loved-me-19771.11 Moonraker (1979) https://trakt.tv/movies/moonraker-19791.12 For Your Eyes Only (1981) https://trakt.tv/movies/for-your-eyes-only-19811.13 Octopussy (1983) https://trakt.tv/movies/octopussy-19831.14 A View to a Kill (1985) https://trakt.tv/movies/a-view-to-a-kill-19851.15 The Living Daylights (1987) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-living-daylights-19871.16 Licence to Kill (1989) https://trakt.tv/movies/licence-to-kill-19891.17 GoldenEye (1995) https://trakt.tv/movies/goldeneye-19951.18 Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) https://trakt.tv/movies/tomorrow-never-dies-19971.19 The World Is Not Enough (1999) https://trakt.tv/movies/the-world-is-not-enough-19991.20 Die Another Day (2002) https://trakt.tv/movies/die-another-day-20021.21 Casino Royale (2006) https://trakt.tv/movies/casino-royale-20061.22 Quantum of Solace (2008) https://trakt.tv/movies/quantum-of-solace-20081.23 Skyfall (2012) https://trakt.tv/movies/skyfall-20121.24 Spectre (2015) https://trakt.tv/movies/spectre-20151.25 No Time to Die (2021) https://trakt.tv/movies/no-time-to-die-2021
2 Non-Eon films 2.1 Casino Royale (1967) https://trakt.tv/movies/casino-royale-19672.2 Never Say Never Again (1983) https://trakt.tv/movies/never-say-never-again-1983
:heart: x8I am sad to see Daniel Craig go. But this was a great swan-song for his outings as Bond. They went back to the ol' huge (mostly) underground, fantastical island lair for the bad guy. At least the bad guy repurposed an old missile base rather than building his own brand new, what would certainly, be a multi-trillion $ lair. lol The action was good - lots of fun practical stunts.
How I rate:1-3 :heart: = seriously! don't waste your time4-6 :heart: = you may or may not enjoy this7-8 :heart: = I expect you will like this too9-10 :heart: = movies and TV shows I really love!
Quite Wagnerian in some ways; thank God for Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Daniel Craig's era has rebuilt the character along a path that brings the earthly to him to bury him as a myth. There has been a lot of deaths around, and precisely "No time to die" begins (and ends) in a grave. The connection to "On her Majesty's secret service" defines his emotional journey, but the vehicle used is lazy, repetitive, as if it didn't know how to let go of the legacy left by other 007 agents.
Make sure to watch till the very end cause James Bond Will Return
There’s a few nice gimmicks for fans of the original Bond-films and this might have been the only actually good Bond with Daniel Craig. Some of the dialogues and script was surprisingly bad but overall, there’s some nice sentimental pieces (e.g. OHMSS or the whole machine gun and smoke screen car).I am not happy with the ending because it basically ends the Bond franchise and gives rise for a 007 spinoff, which might be good on itself, but I am more of an old-school Bond fan.
A perfect closure for Daniel Craig as 007!
Overly long but entertaining and a fitting end to Daniel Craig's James Bond persona. Craig gave his full involvement physically in this movie and the stunts were again over the top, and sometimes a bit unbelievable, probably thanks to CG. Ana De Armas absolutely stole the sequence in Cuba, and isn't even on the actors list below..
That was ONE HELL of an ending to the amazing run of Daniel Craig as James Bond, I don't think I'll ever forget it.I've seen most of the James Bond films that have been made but this one was just something different.
You have all the time in the world
Another long awaited movie that is just ok.
The writing quality sure has taken a nosedive since Casino Royale. I don't recall all the enemies being such stormtroopers in previous instalments; you get an extra dose of wokeness with the new 007 agent; and then a Rami Malek who doesn't cut it–too young to be consistent with the story, can't hide being American, and his lines are delivered like he's reciting announcements.
Both villains can't just be human beings, they have to be dramatically philosophical about everything they have to say. The obsession with hurting Bond emotionally rather than simply killing him... when that gets in the way of a masterplan involving nanotech factories and genocide, you stretched it too far. Safin could have killed Bond and his girls several times over but basically chose to die to pull off a trick.
A good ending. Hope the series will stop here.
This was really boring and too long. Needed to split it into two sessions because I couldn't stand it.
Too. Damned. Long. This is undoubtedly one of the better Bond films. It plays down the silliness while still being fun. It's just way longer than any movie should be. I'll give it another watch soon (maybe after running through the DC Bond movies in order) but over two and a half hours is too long. Schedule an intermission maybe?
pretty good movie, not excellent cuz of cliche story but overall nice.
Totally ninja! Feels like classic 1960s bond with the opening spiral and the Aston Martin. Billie Eilish vocals in intro music is spot on.
favorite Bond Film so far, thank you very much
Ohhh yes another badass historic character that suddenly has a daughter out of nowhere then dies. Great storyyyy.
Craig's Bond deserved better... Disappointing...
A great Bond Movie. Goodbye Daniel Craig. :wave: so who will be the next Bond :thinking:
Movie was good but there were too many subplots for my taste. I dragged on for a little bit too long. And I found the villain to be super annoying, but that's just me.
Action scenes were great though!
I tried to watch this but could only find ones with betting adds on them is it out yet?
"We Both Eradicate People To Make The World A Better Place."
I'm a HUGE "007"maniac I didn't want to give a rating soon after the first time I saw it, because I really wasn't impressed with the movie. I just got back from seeing it my second time and still feel the same way about it.
Although Daniel Craig is now my new favorite "Bond" his final installment falls short with no real back story on "Safin" who manages to accomplish something 007 has spent his entire career trying to do, and didn't even brake a sweat.
It just seems like it was meant to be a two-parter or lots of it was left on the cutting room floor.
I think before you watch this installment you should watch "ON HER MAJISTY'S SECRET SERVICE " first. that "BOND" found the right chemistry to even make me cry.
All that being said it's "JAMES BOND" BABY, I'll see it several more times in my life span. after all, it's not the worst one by far.
Bond is like your cousin who always wants to hang out with you and tries so hard to be likeable that you have to pity-friend them.
No Time to Die spends so much time trying to be the ultimate Bond with the ultimate villain and the ultimate love story that it ends up spread pretty thin. It's ultimately likeable but won't leave you wanting more because, after 2 hours and 43 minutes, it overstays its welcome.
Best bond movie ever! I loved every minute of it.
As a person whose first Bond film (that he enjoyed anyway) was Casino Royale... This was a fitting conclusion to Daniel Craig's tenure as Bond. I thoroughly enjoyed it far more than I expected it, and believe the runtime was needed to do it justice. I mean, they could have made it snappier... But I'm finding I prefer longer films, especially when it comes to a finale of sorts. I felt laughter, I felt tears. It was well worth the wait.
Magnificent without being perfect and an incredible send off for the Craig Bond. As a fan of the books and OHMSS in particular this was so very special. Brilliant moments of call back/reflection, great new and returning supporting characters, this had everything. I shed a tear at the end.
very solid action movie and a great little send off Daniel Craig
a lot of people didn't like the ending but I thought it was perfect it was a great emotional gorgeous looking moment I didn't really like the main villain pretty cookie cutter revengeful world ending psychopath but his acting was great and the way he gets his ultimate revenge on bond is perfect
the action scenes are great the pacing is pretty solid the movie never felt like it had a slow part which I have felt in the past Craig movies
I thought the lighting in the camera work was amazing in this movie so many just great shots
Dammit, Bond. Can I get my time back? Wasn't impressed ...
As a movie, it's fine, as a plot it's confusing and convoluted.
Lyutsifer Safin isn't a fleshed-out character, the first half the movie his motivations are clear, the second half of the movie and the major threat have no stated purpose or reason - just a mentioned threat. There is an off-handed comment that's ham-fisted and isn't propagated by other characters or the movie itself and feels incredibly out of place.
It is clear to me that the initial script writer made an excessively long movie and it was edited down to a passable film lacking solid story telling in the conflict, particularly in regard to Safin.
Which taints an otherwise great movie.
You can imagine why I’ve come back to play
The Rami moments were way too long, some of the fights were too. Otherwise watchable; even a tad funny. If it didn’t carry the weight and context of the franchise, it would have been mediocre. As is, it’s enjoyable.
A shockingly stunning ending to a masterful era! Daniel Craig is my favourite Bond since Casino Royale, but here he shows why he's the best of all. Don't let anyone spoil the ending for you. Unforgettable!
Thank God I did my homework and rewatched the previous films. "No Time to Die" might be a mediocre action flick if considered on its own, but it indeed serves as a satisfying "season finale" for Daniel Craig's 007 reboot series. Pretty much the equivalent of "Endgame" for the MCU: while newcomers might find it subpar at best, most people familiar with the franchise will leave the theaters satisfied. The film manages not to close Bond's individual story arc on an emotional note with stakes on their highest, but to also give enough space to all the support characters we have met along the way since "Casino Royale". While the forcefully serialized storytelling of previous Bond movies didn't always convince me, it definitely became the film's sole reason to exist this time. The problem is everything else, from the forgettable and incoherent villain to all the time wasted on new characters that don't add anything to the plot (Ana de Armas' addition was at least entertaining, though).
The ending will prove divisive among fans, but at least it explores relatively new ideas for a franchise that kept having identical outcomes for over half a century. Other than that, we have the same old-fashioned tropes, camp humor, and over-the-top action sequences that made 007 an established franchise. It might feel a little weary at times, but it's at least better than "Spectre".
Well folks, after four years of its announcement and two years of waiting, the latest Bond movie is finally here, but the journey of its arrival is long, chaotic, and excruciating. Let’s rewind the clocks back a bit, back when film director Danny Boyle was supposed to direct this movie, something I was extremely excited for, since he already dipped his toes in a James Bond like project when he directed a skit for 2012 Olympics performance of "James Bond and The Queen", but he departed from the project a few months later over creative differences with the studio. Of course, the onset problems were all public knowledge when it was spread over media. And let’s not forget the classic of misfortunes, which is the release dates constantly moving around more times than Bond’s journey to aesthetic locations. The original release date was November 2019, but got moved to February 2020 after Danny Boyle departed from the project, only for it to move to April of that year, but then COVID-19 happened, making this the first movie to be delayed because of the pandemic, shifting it to November 2020, which wasn’t permanent as the world was still not in a good state of that fall, so it was moved to April 2021, but moved again to September, this time it stayed there and now it’s finally released.
So basically, this movie was hard to make, and it was hard to release. But was it worth the wait? I would say yes.
‘No Time to Die’ is the end of an era for Daniel Craig's James Bond, the Bond of my era, and what a bittersweet finale. This may come across as overly dramatic, but I feel like a little part of my life has ended, because while an older generation may have grown with the campier Bond era, I grew up with the gritty Bond era, so the fact this has come to an end is even more sad, but I guess nothing last forever.
Daniel Craig delivers one of his finest performances since ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Skyfall’, with so much emotion, humour, depth, and passion. Despite his attitude towards the role over the years, I still think Craig brings something unique and fresh to the character that is consistent for 15 years, which is making the most masculine ladies’ man that ever guy desires to be, into a broken man with so much pain and inner loss that it makes him visually vulnerable. Showing this on screen, especially for a male character in an action series like Bond, is often ridiculed, but it only makes him more human and it’s something I always appreciated. He echoes back to Sean Connery smoothness, George Lazenby’s loss, and Timothy Dalton’s ruthlessness. Craig is so excellent in this movie that he further makes the character defined in his own image. Ian Fleming often descried Bond as a “shadow” of a person and I think Craig really makes that transparent in the series. He is one of the best Bond's ever. Whoever takes over the lead role has some massive shoes to fill, because I can’t imagine where to take the character next.
Rami Malek as the villain Safin was good but isn't in the movie that much. However, the opening sequence with him was so menacing and visually memorable, it made for a strong opening. It was like an opening to a slasher movie and no I’m not even joking.
Léa Seydoux returns as Madeleine from ‘Spectre’ and this time has a lot more to work with here, and Seydoux also delivers a great performance. The chemistry between her and Craig is much stronger this time around, as it was more loving, passionate, and complicated that by the end I did find myself caring for the two. Nothing beats Eva Green’s Vesper from ‘Casino Royale’, but it’s second best.
All the supporting cast were well utilised, especially Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, and Jeffrey Wright as Felix, who are the only people that Bond could call friends.
Ana de Armas made a strong long-lasting impression on me despite the small screen time. But I have a feeling we will see more of her soon. She was adorable but kicked a lot of ass. Ralph Fiennes is great as always and it was humorous to see him fed up with Bond’s antics. Christoph Waltz returns briefly as Blofeld and Waltz is always good despite being typecast as the villains. I did like the obvious homage to “Hannibal Lecter” when Blofeld is brought out of his high-tech jail cell for questioning and the unnerving build up to it.
That’s the weirdest part of this movie; there’s a lot of horror elements, or on paper “horror concepts. Coming to think of it, this could also apply to the previous Craig Bond movies, it’s just that now I’m starting to notice it.
The new theme song performed by Billie Eilish is both heart-breaking and Eilish’s is so in control of her singing, starting off soft in tone, then getting louder for the gut punch. The song has been out for a year now and since then I’ve listened to it multiple times, but man, I had goosebumps when the theme song started playing in the cinema. It sounded so good with cinema speakers, but the context of the song with the previous scene made it even more devastating and fitted the movie so well. The song has more depth to it now that I’ve seen it.
The cinematography by Linus Sandgren looked so gorgeous and stunning, with a great mixture of neon colours, stylising the spy genre once again. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga, like all directors should do when it comes to a film series, is keeping it fresh and exciting and he delivers exactly that.
The action scenes were fantastic and such an improvement over the previous movies. One scene that comes to mind is an action scene where Bond makes his way up a stairway but there are henchmen in the way and Bond clears them out. A couple times he runs out of ammunition, so he quickly grabs a dead henchman’s gun just in the nick of time. Another action scene that comes to mind takes place in the woods, with the foggy damp setting, and Bond taking everyone out while protecting the ones he loves. It was surprisingly intense and well done. Gunshots and explosions haven’t been this slick in a while. One long takes, great set pieces, and awesome execution that was satisfying to watch.
Also, never in a million years would I thought I would cry watching a James Bond movie, but I was wrong. Very emotional and raw in pain. As I said before, this is an end of an era.
On the other hand, the movie is a lot campier with one liners, the villains main plan and gadgets being more absurd than ever, while also connecting the previous Craig movies in the same vein, which somehow wasn't a mess despite me cringing at times It's a long movie, 2 hours, and 43 minutes to be precise, and yet there isn’t a scene that I could think of that I would remove, because there’s so much good character scenes that it would be hard to cut around it.
The movie has got some flaws, mainly the character of Nomi played by Lashana Lynch, who by the way isn’t terrible and the character itself wasn’t as annoying that I thought she would be just judging by the trailers. It’s decent banter between her and Bond throughout the movie, the classic “dick measuring contest” type of scenario. So, the issue I have with the character is how she doesn’t really need to be in this movie and how she’s written in the scenes. I would have honestly preferred if Ana de Armas character was in her place, so she can have more screen time that she deserves. As I said earlier, some of the campy one liners, while a nice little call back to the older movies, but just how it was placed was a bit eye rolling, if I must be honest. For example:
Nomi: "Hey do you know what time it is?
Some guy: "What?"
Nomi: turns around to face him "Time to die."
Luckily the rest of the movie isn’t like that and the writing itself is decent. And finally, I found it kind of ridiculous the amount of times Bond manages to survive an explosion, up close as well. I know the movie is going for more extreme in terms of action set pieces rather than grounded realism, but the only outcome he got from a grenade blast up close is a ringing ear drop, with the classic 'EEEEEEEEEEEEE' sound.
Overall rating: Not flawless by any means, but right now, I'm just happy that out of the final Bond movies, this is by far the strongest. Thank you, director, Cary Joji Fukunaga and Daniel Craig.
Bond makers take some big swings. That's all I can say.
Saw this in cinema last night, slept on it and can now share my thoughts.
In typical Bond fashion, NTTD is a blazing-fast ride from beginning to end that doesn’t bore for even a moment. The biggest positives for me were its humor, its sound design (Zimmer delivers with a much more modest OST than we’ve heard in his well-known bombastic projects), the acting (Craig is versatile, charming and disarming) and it had some of my favorite scenes in Bond films ever. That whole Italy sequence up until the title track starts is phenomenal and especially that scene with Bond and Madeleine in the bulletproof car. Another high for me was the scene leading up to the interrogation between Bond and Blofeld, even if its climax left me a little unsatisfied.
Less positive for me was the plot. I’m not even talking about the ridiculousness of the weapon in itself, but more about the quick acceptance of Bond’s fate at the end. These mad scientists came up with an out-of-this-world weapon, but it suddenly is a bridge too far to find an antidote for it? This wouldn’t normally bother me as much, but with this ending it really seemed like they wanted to have the film end a certain way only to afterward find ways to get to said end neatly. I also did not really feel Malek’s villain. Maybe I missed it, but I did not really get why he wanted to fulfill his plans. There was a little too much left in the open, for my taste.
We've been expecting you for quite some time, Mr Bond.
Thursday 00:00 release at its best! Movie was awesome as expected
Première expected Oct 2021. Probably cinema release?
How on earth have 18k people managed to watch this? hahaha