No Time to Die is in theaters. That alone is a bit of an accomplishment. Consider how many times it was delayed last year, along with the anticipation that had grown for Daniel Craig‘s final turn as James Bond. Plus, the 007 movie was speculated at one point to be potentially getting sold to a streamer. The fact that it did not is to cinephiles’ benefit, to be sure. This weekend, we’re learning just how much the appetite for Craig and Bond has grown. A few days ago, I ranked the Bond films here, including No Time to Die, after my rave review hit. Now, it’s your turn. Yes, for this latest Awards Radar Community question, we’re asking for your thoughts about this latest spy flick. Where did you fall in regards to this farewell to Craig?
As a reminder, here is a bit from my No Time to Die review, celebrating Daniel Craig’s final turn as James Bond:
James Bond never gets to say goodbye. The character, as well as the actors who have played him, changes with the times, but it’s not a planned changing of the guard. No Time to Die is the exception to this, as we’ve known since production began that Daniel Craig would be leaving the role after this. Because of that, the opportunity to do something a bit different presented itself to the powers that be. Luckily, everyone involved, from Craig on down, invested themselves in a proper sendoff. So, not only does Craig go out on a high, especially from an emotional standpoint, but the franchise itself is able to come to a stopping point. Of course, a reboot and recasting of the role is coming, but for now, 007 has wrapped up a five film story, and boy has it done so in style.
No Time to Die is an epic adventure that gives you just about everything you want out of Bond, as well as plenty of new elements, too. This has the most heart of any Bond flick, building on what was developed with Eva Green‘s Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale and Judi Dench‘s M in Skyfall. Where James gets as a character by the end is a point that no one has ever dared to take him before. That added element helps to make this something especially memorable. Just in terms of plot, it’s an above average film, but the heart and humor levels it up.
So, it’s time to chime in. Did you love No Time to Die? Was it a letdown? Either way, we’re eager to hear from you. You know my thoughts, and the general critical consensus was largely positive. That being said, if you don’t agree, that’s totally fair. So, have at it, friends. Plus, make sure you stay tuned for more James Bond talk on the next Awards Radar Podcast episode as well…
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