“No Time to Die” begins new Bond era

“No Time to Die” is a brilliant film which concludes Daniel Craig’s time as James Bond.

Catherine Bryson, Managing/News Editor

“No Time to Die” is the 25th James Bond film. From the minds of three screenwriters, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Pheobe Waller-Bridge, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Scott Z. Burns, it portrays Bond as a vulnerable and emotional man, a stark contrast from his previous films.

Bond could only escape his life as a spy for so long before he is drawn back into service, this time by Rami Malek’s villain Lyutsifer Safin. And of course what would a Bond movie be without Spectre and their deadly leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld. “No Time to Die” is unique, however, in that the ever-stoic M makes mistakes, Bond has retired, and there is a new double-o at Mi6.

The James Bond films have always been unique from action and writing to filming. “No Time to Die” was filmed in all the locations in the movie, places from Italy, Jamaica, Norway, Italy, and of course, England. This makes the scenery wonderful, especially as Bond drives romantically through Italy with Lea Seydoux’s Madeleine Swann.

“No Time to Die” is the final film for actor Daniel Craig, following “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” and “Spectre.” This era of Bond includes famous Bond traditions, from Bond drinking his martinis, shaken, not stirred, to Bond driving his iconic Aston Martin DB5. But while it includes these classic Bond moments, it is also a continuation of the previous film, “Spectre.” Previously, it did not matter what order you watched the films, but Craig’s era has changed that.

Craig’s tenure as Bond has also caused many fans and even actors to call for even more change in the films. Ben Whishaw, Q, was interviewed by Marc Malkin on the Just for Variety podcast and Whishaw said that if the franchise wants to continue then it needs to continue to adapt.

Overall, “No Time to Die” is a masterpiece, from the sets and the writing to the acting and fight scenes. Sadly, you do not have all the time in the world to see the film in theaters but was released on Oct. 8 and is now in theaters.

James Bond actor Daniel Craig