Two years after James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 fell silent on the driveway for a global pandemic, Hollywood finally holds the hand of “No Time to Die”.
While stars like Daniel Craig and Naomi Harris lit up at the world premiere of the Carrie Fukunaga project in London on Tuesday, the press and industry in New York and Los Angeles were considered for simultaneous screenings দীর্ঘ Craig’s long-awaited appearance as the final turn 007.
Here was our biggest takeaway from the movie, as spoiler-free as possible, but please don’t read further if you hope to avoid plot details and other observations.
Daniel Craig still man candy
Bond’s role has always been associated with sex symbol status, first found in the novel by the movie legend Sir Ian Fleming. The character who played Shawn Connery and Pierce Brosnan had repetitions on the previous screen of hairy-breasted, martini-swirling, bed-jumping men who expressed a button-up kind of sensuality. Craig changes that, or moves forward significantly, from the moment he emerges from the sea in a square-cut bikini at “Casino Royale”.
In “No Time to Die” Craig continues to flex for the last time. Before opening the credits he sees a sequence in his signed swimsuit, and once again in the scene of an unveiled fountain on a tropical island. Usually suitable for Tom Ford and playing some combat injuries, Fukunaga convinced 53-year-old Craig that going out with a bang meant tearing your tuxedo shirt off occasionally.
You have to look at “Specter” before “No Time to Die”
There were hints that “No Time to Die” would rely on the “Specter” narrative of 2015, such as returning cast members Leah Seddox and Chirastop Waltz. All we can say is that even without thinking about the “specter” in six years, a rethink can save you some heavy lifting to get the plot mechanics out.
Anna de Armas is dazzling এবং and short-lived
We’ve never seen a “Bond Girl” like Anna de Armas, who turned out to be a glorious order to help Craig keep a Machiavellian scientist in custody. Up front he has been billed as a new recruit for the spy game (“It’s going to be great, I had three weeks of training,” De Armas told Bond in one of his best line readings). After sorting Bond into a steed-tuxedo and giving him some surveillance gadgets, De Armas floats neatly into a sexy savvy slide at the right moment to bring down his enemies and save his mate. The scientist bids farewell to the character of Bond de Armas, in the palm of his hand, and they hope that they will reunite. We certainly hope the filmmakers behind the franchise will invite him again.
Q’s dinner date
Gay actor Ben Hishao Bond is now an exciting addition to the universe, now the “Q” for three films, the sidekick of the sky earpiece in the eyes of the agent. There has always been a long-standing question about Q’s sexual orientation and “No Time to Die” seems to have told us for sure. Bond and Eve Manipenni (Naomi Harris) stop Whistle at home because she is carefully setting up an intimate dinner for the two of them. Harry says he waits for a male guest to arrive, but backs off to help his colleagues.
Lashana Lynch Landing Sticks
We have known for some time that after the effective retirement of James Bond’s “Specter”, the codename 007 was taken – and that actor Lashana Lynch’s character Nomi will receive the prestigious title. He’s more than just compensating as a strict container operator, though probably very respectful of MI6 leader Ralph Fines. The biggest laugh in “No Time to Die” is that Craig has to admit that he’s no longer carrying a code name. Lynch proves that no one, not even Craig, is immutable.
Small tributes everywhere
Who wouldn’t forgive director Fukunaga for annoying Craig in his final performance as Bond? But behind the “True Detective” Helmer went much deeper into the franchise’s iconography. Dame Judy Dench and the late Shawn Connery receive a visual tribute to the honey hidden in countless shots throughout the film. Inevitably, Craig ordered a martini not to be shaken. There’s even a distorted tunnel shot where Craig, in the center of the frame, runs a gun – directly exposing the iconic Gunbarrel animation that unfolds each Bond film. Fukunaga, known as a dense and original writer, looked a bit sweet.
We will not give any specific details about the ending of “No Time to Die”, but mention Craig’s many years of claims that this film will be his last contribution to the franchise. The producers shook their heads at where James Bond was taking them, but a title card after the last credit promised one thing: “James Bond will be back.”
“No Time to Die” America opens in North America in October.