brian-mcgee - December 4, 2019
Around this time four years ago, Daniel Craig was out doing promotional rounds for the 24th Bond movie, Spectre, when he intimated that he'd rather slash his wrists than play James Bond one more time. He went on to add, "If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money,” a statement which can't help but linger in your mind as the trailer for the 25th Bond movie No Time to Die debuts.
Whether Craig did the film out because he feels there's an obligation to close out his storyline or because they drove literal dump trucks full of money to his front door, the fact that he's back in action is exciting nonetheless. The film comes to us from director Cary Joji Fukunaga, who directed the entire first season (a.k.a. the good one) of True Detective, who will be the first American to direct a Bond movie—provided you don't count the non-canon Bond flick Never Say Never Again directed by Irvin Kershner.
Honestly, while it's nice to see Christoph Waltz's Blofeld back in this flick, the major reservation I have is Rami Malek playing the main villain. There is nothing intimidating or scary about him, no matter how scarred up they try to make his face. He still looks like a pug with his beady little eyes who somehow won an Oscar for lip syncing to a bunch of classic Queen tunes in one of the worst movies of the decade. But yeah, other than that, I'm excited for Craig's last outing as Bond.
No Time to Die hits theaters on April 8, 2020, unless you live in the UK where you'll get to see it a week sooner than us.
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