The perfect ending for Daniel Craig

It feels like I’ve been waiting forever no time to die. And I know that feeling is shared by the entire Bond fan base.

The last Bond movie was originally supposed to be released in March 2020, but due to COVID, the release date has been pushed back several times. However, the day has finally arrived. And the no time to die the release date is tomorrow, October 8, 2021!

It’s no secret that this is Daniel Craig’s last time in the iconic role of James Bond, so what can we expect from this movie? First, we’ll start with the official description and trailer, and then I’ll dive into what I liked and what I didn’t like about the movie.

Official Description

Bond left active duty and now lives a quiet life in Jamaica. However, their peace is short-lived when their old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA shows up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more dangerous than initially thought, which leads Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Trailer no time to die

No Time to Die Review: What I Like and Don’t Like

As with all Bond movies, the stakes have never been higher. And director Cary Joji Fukunaga does a fantastic job of making sure you feel that way about this title.

The movie starts afterSpectrum. After infiltrating Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s operation, Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) and Bond are off the grid touring Italy. Starting with an impressive opening sequence, shot in stunning Matera, Italy, the film’s tone is set – and rarely fades.

While I’m sure some critics will disagree, one of the things I loved most about this film was that it wasn’t focused on moving the franchise forward. Instead, he focuses on celebrating what has already happened. Sure, at some point in the future, we’ll have a new 007, but for now, we can truly celebrate Craig’s time on paper. Not to mention there are dozens of little easter eggs and reminiscences of previous Bond movies that are sure to provoke a smile or two.

With a duration of 2 hours and 43 minutes, this is the longest Bond film to date. But the film spends that time wisely. This is the afterwall, a BIG movie. And I’m not just referring to runtime.

This is the first Bond film shot on IMAX 15 / 70MM cameras, and it’s absolutely stunning. There’s no doubt that this one will dominate IMAX screens for the next two weeks until Warner Brother’s release. Dune at the end of this month.

My only main complaint is the villain Safin, played by Rami Malek. Rami did everything he could with the role, but in the end Safin felt underdeveloped. Not once did he feel truly evil or threatening. And once we learn your motivations, the mystery around you disappears.

Apart from that, this is a really great Bond movie. Despite being Craig’s last time in the role. It’s the perfect storm of romance, charm, action, explosion, cool technology, curious phrases, heartache and betrayal from beginning to end. And that’s all I’ll say for now, no spoilers here.


Fans have huge expectations for this movie. And he does. no time to die it couldn’t have been a more satisfying ending to Daniel Craig’s time as 007. Casino Royale so far, he has approached these films with charm, wit and style. Ultimately, he humanized a character who seemed untouchable.

And to me, he will always be James Bond. Not to mention my vote as the best actor ever to take on the role. He’s done an amazing job with the character over the past fifteen years and has achieved impressive box office records in the process.

If you’re a fan of Bond or just good movies in general, go to the theater to see this one. There is no “time to wait”.

(You didn’t seriously think I wouldn’t make a pun on a movie title like this, did you?) 😉

After seeing the movie, come back here and share your ideas! And please note that the comments section below may contain spoilers.

No Time to Die Assessment:

Grade A

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