No Time to Die: Movie Review

With its tumultuous production, seeing "No Time to Die" finally released is a feat in itself. But beyond that, the film is one that satisfyingly encapsulates the impact of Daniel Craig's James Bond. It was big, bombastic, and thrilling, from start to finish. It was a fitting and dramatic sendoff to an actor who was second to none as the best 007 that we have ever seen on the big screen.
After an incident that almost claimed his life, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. He has gone rogue that most in MI6 thinks he is dead. But after half a decade in hiding, his peace is shattered when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. His mission is to rescue a kidnapped scientist in Cuba who has access to a high-tech technology that could literally wipe the whole of human race and find out who's trying to get a hold of this deadly tech.
At almost three hours long, "No Time to Die" felt daunting at first. But once the film started, we never looked back. This was exhilirating and thrilling from start to finish and the minutes just flew by like it was nothing. We never got bored and we never lost attention as the film pushed the boundaries of action time and time again. Not one action scene felt rehashed or the same with each sequence feeling different from each other. From Bond battling cars and motorcycles on foot, battling it out with another "double-o", or even an excellent one-shot sequence - these scenes were majestically made, choreographed and the best reasons why you will rave about "No Time to Die". If we could choose one huge negative for the film, it would be its tendency to forget to develop its non-action elements. For example, the last half hour was a whirlwind of fights but the film simply forgot to tie-up its narrative elements properly and in a logical manner. Another was how poorly-developed Lyutsifer Safin (played by Rami Malek) was as film's villain. No amount of powerful acting from Rami Malek could save his character from coming off as incomprehensible, shallow, and unrelatable as the film showed him when they needed him to be at a scene but never more than that. Overall, even with its deficiencies, "No Time to Die" has its major beats in check. This may not be Daniel Craig's best film as 007 but it still is a fitting sendoff to him as James Bond.
Rating: 4 and a half reels

Why you should watch it:
- the perfect sendoff for Daniel Craig's Bond
- action-packed from start to finish

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- we felt that Lyutsifer Safin needed more time to develop his back story and character overall
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