No Time To Die [2021]

No Time To Die

A fitting farewell to Daniel Craig, No Time to Die shines with the amazing stunts and cast but lacks on the story side with some major plot holes.

Let’s be clear, No Time To Die is not the sleekest or most daring 007 adventure, but it concludes Daniel Craig‘s franchise tenure in satisfying style with some major nods to early James Bond movies. In fact, it’s one of the longest Bond movies that is also packed with all the action and excitement franchise fans expect.

As for the cast, we get to see familiar faces come back and some new ones. Weirdly enough, we don’t get the typical “bond girl” in this movie. Ana de Armas playing Paloma was a badass acting…dumb. And I loved every single second of it. Sadly, she’s barely there for a couple of minutes. GIVE ME MORE!

On the other hand, I’m not sure that the movie made any sense when it comes to plot and storytelling. We open to James Bond in love and retired, an explosion, and things come up from his past, with absolutely no reason for it. One second, he’s running for his life, next minute, he’s trying to topple MI6. The movie plot felt a bit stuffed with cameos from previous Craig 007 movies, instead of having an actual story that made sense in the character arc. In addition, as much as I love Rami Malek‘s acting, I really didn’t connect with his motivation for being the villain. It was just poorly developed. Yes, your parents were killed, and you want revenge, but what does that have to do with Bond’s past…. experiences? #NoSpoilers.

No Time To Die – Official Trailer
Should you watch it?

The movie wraps up Daniel Craig’s stint as Bond with a third act full of action, explosions, and stunts. But what stuck to me is Bond making a decision that makes no sense. Even if it’s about love, we’ve seen Q and M (all the iterations of the characters) make miracles happen, so why not this?

Where can I watch it?

No Time To Die is now playing in theaters.