Movie Review: No Time to Die
Tag Line: James Bond is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. However, his peace is short-lived as his old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain who’s armed with dangerous new technology.
I viewed the film yesterday and I give it a “B” for a Bond Film. Yes, it’s yet another bloated, vapid, and overproduced blockbuster, but in that, it’s predictable. The producers went out of their way to include every Bond trick and device in the franchise. It ads a new black female 007 (Lashana Lynch) to the cast, and while she was in a lot of scenes, I asked myself why? Jut to have a black female on screen? She came off as wooden and if she’s to be the replacement in future Bond films, nobody will go to see them.
The B is for the vintage Astin Martin, the traditional villains, the lair – an island – and even for Q’s hairless cat. Daniel Craig delivered; Léa Seydoux (Madeleine) played her role well; Mathilde, a five-year-old girl played by child actress Lisa-Dorah Sonnet (Bond’s daughter) stole every scene that she was in.
Pretend that the female 007 isn’t in the film, sit back and know that it’s not the best Bond film, but it’s not the worst either.
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