Movie Review #5986: NO TIME TO DIE
Umpteenth Bond outing and apparently Daniel Craig’s last after 15yrs in hot seat starting with 2006’s Casino Royale.
This is probably the best of his, although turning up in a beige suit with blue shirt and burgundy tie is not exactly in keeping with Bond style or colours. Still, the Aston Martins are there as are the usual gadgets, but have to say they are downplayed and only used sparingly.
Usual love interest is around with a few surprises in tow and the bad guy is none other than Rami Malek, of Bohemian Rhapsody fame. Usual aim of takeover/blow up/poison the world is part of the evil plan and Bond has his work cut out sorting out the messes.
He gets a few allies along the way too, including old CIA cobber Felix who seems to survive every explosion, assassination, car smash and maiming thrown his way in the various Bond movies including being mauled by a shark. But he turns up here with all his limbs intact and seemingly in need of help from gold ole 007.
Usual spectacles, car chases, island lairs, flying cars and nasties which all add to the flavour we’ve come to expect from Bond. Doesn’t disappoint but I think the next Bond needs to look to Q for a little more reinvention.
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.