No Time To Die – Cary Joji Fukunaga (2021)
We got to see the ‘corona Bond’ just before evening lockdown. Postponed a couple of times and now when the new 007 plays in the cinemas, they have to close at 5 PM. So we and a few others made it rainy afternoon movie.
Bond is retired, but of course not really. “No Time To Die” brings back many familiar faces, which is pretty amusing. Fukunaga also introduced the follow-up of Daniel Graig. 007 In “No Time To Die” is not only black, but also a woman: Lashana Lynch. Even though a tough girl, she is still a bit of a sidekick to Graig, so I wonder how they are going to make her the hero of the next Bond.
Storywise there are no real surprises. Well, perhaps some small ones. As we are used to, there is a villain with bad plans for the world and Bond sets out to stop him.
The cliffhanger is pretty much over-the-top, but overall “No Time To Die” fortunately did not become a complete shootout. There are some amusing scenes. Of course there are pretty ladies (Ana de Armas presents one of the sexiest fighting scenes of late) and a cunning plan to decimate mankind.
“No Time To Die” is an amusing film. I do not know if it will become a Bond classic, but of course, it being the goodbye film for Daniel Graig, there is something to remember it for. The goodbye is rather lengthy and dramatic by the way.