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James Bond: No Time to Die

Released: 30th September 2021

Cast: Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek & Lashana Lynch

Director & Writer: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Duration: 2hr 43mins

Rating: 12A

Genres: Action, Adventure & Thrille

Synopsis: James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Flex Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

My thoughts:

The wait is finally over, and it was worth it. With this being Daniel Craig’s last Bond movie, I walked in with high expectations that he would end his run with a bang. I felt like a big kid sitting in my seat at my local cinema’s 4DX screening. Believe me, when I tell you, 4DX added to the whole experience of the movie from start to finish and I’m glad I did it that way.

Is retirement ever a real thing for government agents?... That I’m not quite sure, but I’m glad Bond is always around to give a helping hand to save the world.

Having a female 007 was something I never thought I would see, but with Bond’s retirement someone had to take his place and I’m glad it was Nomi. She proved why women could do it all. Alongside the Bond girls, Nomi and the 2 other leading ladies held their own throughout. The women were always ready for action (the less naked kind). It felt more like a Bond meets Charlie’s Angels movie, the women were kick ass with their weapons and gadgets and got their hands dirty as much as Bond himself.

As far as villains go, Lyutsifer Safin gave me chills especially while wearing his China Doll mask. His reasoning behind his actions is something I could get back as his back story was heart-breaking, but his execution was too far out for me. He managed to get his hands on technology that could wipe out humanity and it reminded me of Mission Impossible 2.

The movie was a lengthy 2hrs 45mins and in that time I was taken to some beautiful locations in Norway, Jamaica, and London. There were some slower moments, but the action filled the screen throughout to keep me wanting more. Growing up I remember Bond being a ladies’ man, but in this chapter of Bond’s life spread over Daniel Craig’s 15 years, I’ve seen Bond love in a way I never knew possible.

The end of the movie left me wondering how will they revive the character and who will be our next Bond? I stayed through the end credits hoping to get an inside scoop that would answer my questions. The only thing I got was a black screen and the words “James Bond will return”. Looks like I’ll have to wait with the rest of the world to see what’s next.

My Star rating: 4/5.

I don’t want to give away too much, so I leave you with this. Bond is back, action-packed and if you’re looking for something fresh on the big screen, then this one is for you.

All images taken from Google Images.

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