‘No Time to Die’ first reactions call it a fitting farewell to Daniel Craig’s Bond
First reactions to No Time to Die have begun to roll in, with the latest James Bond film holding its world premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday. Fortunately, it seems most 007 fans can expect to leave the cinema more or less satisfied by the franchise’s lengthy new installment.
As with previous Bond films, No Time to Die follows international super spy James Bond (Daniel Craig) as he hunts down a villain with a visible disability (Rami Malek). It’s a trope with unfortunate implications, but one that doesn’t seem like it’ll be retired any time soon. Rather, the 25th film sees Bond himself no longer on active duty — until CIA operative Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) pulls him back in to help rescue a kidnapped scientist.
No Time to Die also sees the return of Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann and Ben Whishaw as Q, and introduces Lashana Lynch as Nomi — the new 007 agent at MI6. It further marks Craig’s final performance as Bond, ending his run as the iconic character after five films and 15 years.
If these reactions are anything to go by, it largely looks to be a fitting farewell.
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No Time to Die will arrive in theatres Oct. 8.