No Time To Die is the latest film in the James Bond franchise. It stars Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw. No Time To Die was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga who some may know as the director of Beasts Of No Nation (2015) or Jane Eyre (2011). It’s safe to say that this film is probably the biggest thing we’ve seen yet from this director.
No Time To Die Review
It’s been a bit of a rough year for everyone when it comes to going out and seeing a movie at the cinema, due to COVID-19 constantly getting in the way. With restrictions only just recently lifting here in NSW, it felt great to go out and see a movie again.
I’ve been a fan of Daniel Craig’s James Bond Films ever since Daniel Craig first appeared as Bond in Casino Royale in 2006. He’s always been great in the role and every time a new Bond film gets released, I am one of the first in line to go and see it.
No Time To Die is arguably and quite possibly the best James Bond film from Daniel Craig so far. With a 2 hour and 43 minute run time, some people might be thinking maybe that’s a little long… but to be honest, I was so involved in the film watching every scene unfold that I didn’t even notice the time fly by. Cary Joji Fukunaga did a great job with the pacing of the film and achieved a great balance between the action scenes and the more dramatic dialogue heavy scenes. The film didn’t feel too one sided when it came to action scenes and I also didn’t feel like there wasn’t enough. It seemed to me to be just the right balance and that’s not very common when it comes to these big blockbuster releases.
I won’t go into the plot too much because I want all my readers to go into this one as fresh as possible. The one thing I’d like to mention though that I did appreciate is that the filmmakers didn’t make the film’s storyline too hard to follow. If you were focused during your viewing of this film, it’s not hard to follow at all. Character names were easy to remember and I never really got confused with who was who in the movie. I often find that spy film genre film’s have me all confused with what character is doing what and I didn’t experience that here at all.
The actors were all excellent. Daniel Craig did extremely well with his performance in No Time To Die. It’s possibly one of his best for the whole time as the character. Ana De Armas was also excellent, however here character actually only appears in one single scene, which is a decently long scene. But due to the abundance of her appearing in marketing material, I had thought she was one of the main characters. Rami Malek does very well in this film, with a chilling performance from the actor. I also really enjoyed watching Léa Seydoux in this film and she actually had a very big role to play in this, with a lot of screen time given to her character.
One of the things that I also appreciated when watching No Time To Die was seeing quite a bit of the characters we’ve come to know pop up as the film went on. There’s some good performances from Ralph Fiennes (M), Ben Winshaw (Q) and Naomie Harris (Moneypenny).
For audiences looking for an action film this week, No Time To Die will not disappoint you either. There’s some extremely good action moments in the film and James Bond is tested more than he’s ever been. There are many great car chase scenes, but for me, the best scenes were the gun combat moments. Each action scene felt tense and nothing was ever boring.
The music is another highlight. There’s a very well put together soundtrack from Hans Zimmer with many tracks there making moments in the film pop. It’s also good enough that you can listen to it after seeing the film in the background quite easily. There’s also the song from Billie Eillish which is the main theme from No Time To Die and that’s definitely a very memorable theme. All together, the film sounded great at the cinema. If you have a Spotify account, you can listen to the soundtrack below 🙂
Overall I highly recommend going to see No Time To Die at the cinema this weekend. The film will still be great to see as home release if you can wait that long, but there’s no better place to see the latest James Bond film than at the cinema. Daniel Craig and the rest of the cast put in some fantastic performances. Cary Joji Fukunaga did an excellent job with the pacing and the tone of the film, it never felt slow or too action heavy. The music from Hans Zimmer and Billie Eillish is excellent and action fans certainly won’t be disappointed with what they will get from the action scenes. Out of the movies to choose to see at the cinema this month, there’s probably nothing better than choosing to see No Time To Die. It’s Daniel Craig’s James Bond at his best.
No Time To Die Trailer
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No Time To Die
Overall I highly recommend going to see No Time To Die at the cinema this weekend. The film will still be great to see as home release if you can wait that long, but there's no better place to see the latest James Bond film than at the cinema. Daniel Craig and the rest of the cast put in some fantastic performances. Cary Joji Fukunaga did an excellent job with the pacing and the tone of the film, it never felt slow or too action heavy. The music from Hans Zimmer and Billie Eillish is excellent and action fans certainly won't be disappointed with what they will get from the action scenes. Out of the movies to choose to see at the cinema this month, there's probably nothing better than choosing to see No Time To Die. It's Daniel Craig's James Bond at his best.
- Great pacing between action scenes and more dramatic scenes
- Daniel Craig's performance
- Music form Hans Zimmer and Billie Eillish
- Action scenes are excellent
- Excellent performances from the entire cast
- Easy to follow storyline
- The best Daniel Craig Bond film?
- Ana De Armas was only in the film for a short time