Is No Time to Die Worth Your Time?


No Time to Die

No Time to Die is the most recent James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig that was released on October 8th, 2021. The movie has a rotten tomatoes score “of” 84% and a popcorn score of 88%. The movie is a sequel to Spectre which was released in 2015.

This is Daniel Craig’s 5th James bond movie. His first James Bond appearance, at the age of 38, was in Casino Royale which was released in 2006.Craig, who is now 53 years old, is the seventh actor to have played Bond in the 27 James Bond movies that have been released dating back to 1962.

As mentioned before, this movie picks up from Spectre. I highly recommend you watch Spectre before watching No Time to Die. Many characters and relationships are carried over from that movie. The movie’s plot starts with Bond in retirement enjoying a vacation with his love interest Madeleine Swan, who is played by Léa Seydony. The movie takes a turn when Bond is recruited to work with the CIA by Agent Felix Leitter, played by Jeffrey Wright, who is best known for the HBO series Westworld. The pressing issue is that a madman named Lucifer Sagin has stolen a potentially world ending biological weapon that uses DNA coding to identify and kill its victims. Safin is played by Rami Malek, best known for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Bohemian Rhapsody released in 2018.

The movie introduces a new character Commander Nomi, a black female double-O agent who is assigned Bond’s “007” identification number after his retirement. The part is played by 34 year old British actress Lashanan Lynott who is most well known for her performance as Maria Rambeau in Marvel’s 2019 Captain Marvel.

Like most Bond movies, there are a lot of great settings that can hold your attention such as Italy, Norway, England, Jamaica, Cuba and the Sea of Japan. No matter if it is underwater, in the air, mountains, or wherever, there is always great scenery. Compared to other Bond movies, this movie focuses more on romance and centers around Bond’s love interest. Humor is less highlighted in this movie and gadgets aren’t as prevalent compared to other Bond movies. You might want to make sure you’re at a theater with big, comfy, reclining chairs and have lots of snacks because this movie is 2 hours and 43 minutes long – the longest Bond movie ever released.

If you want some action mixed with some sentimental romance and lots of characters No Time to Die” that will keep you on the edge of your seat, see No Time to Die at your local theater!