In fact, secret agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) believed he had found it for the end of his happiness, as doctor Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux) could be the one who had helped him to leave at the end of his life.
However, the things are different when both are enveloped in this same past.
Five years later, Bond has retired from active service and leads a quiet life in the middle of nothing, facing the dangers he faced each day.
Allí wanted to forget herself at all. But suddenly, his old friend, CIA agent Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), is facing him and trying to win him over for a new mission, at the same time, he also receives a visit from Nomi (Lashana Lynch), his successor in the British secret service.
At the moment, Bond’s curiosity is awakened when he learns that a secret laboratory has been robbed. A farewell then could be very hard.
At first, Daniel Craig wanted to retake the role of the famous secret agent who had delighted the public for sixty years.
Between averages, the running of the film had been interrupted several times and when it finally ended, the pandemic decoronavirus frustrated all the planes: in case none of the big superproductions was delayed so much in the programming.
In the meantime, even if you plan to deliver it to a streaming service after all. So, presumably, there were discussions about how the Bond persona could be developed and, therefore, the series, if there is any future for a figure with such a primacy in the history of the cinema.
At first, it does not seem that the official twenty-fifth part of the series of agents vaya to open nuevos caminos.
+ From the past
From here, “James Bond 007: No Time to Die” is obsessed with his own past too many points.
The chance that the film will retake the events of its direct predecessor, Specter, was to be expected. Pero Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s first appearance as an MI6 agent, with the series, which was previously quite unhappy, resumed the rumbo, also playing an important role.
The most beautiful reminiscence centers on a James Bond condemned to ostracism; George Lazenby, who retires after a chapter: in 007 in His Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), James Bond marries and Louis Armstrong sings We have all the Time in the World. Before the final credits, Bond held in arms his new bride in 1969, shot down by Blofeld’s henchmen.
There is no time for el love. Not for Bond. And when Bond and Swann drive together along a picturesque and winding mountain road, there is no lack of the interspersed “we have all the time in the world”. Put it in the hall of the gallery of the ancestors, which occupies a more prominent place.
A fanservice that is crowded and not very subtle may, presumably, quickly become something embarrassing and awkward.
In fact, sometimes one has the feeling that the director and scriptwriter, Cary Joji Fukunaga, was more interested in a better Bond than telling a story of his own. Y, yes, James Bond 007: In Time to Die it’s something more than a final honor.
On the one hand, well-known elements are unearthed, such as the absurd artiluges of Q (Ben Whishaw); some of the scenarios are also quite familiar. Pero Fukunaga, who has been publicly critical of Bond’s early films, partially subverts expectations.
This can be quite fun when a supposedly familiar situation suddenly takes a completely different turn. It can be very emotional, with an end that gives a lot to talk.
However, unfortunately, there are also many scenes that are not more than relleno material.
This applies especially to the scenes of action, some of the ones in the surgen de la history, bells that are simply called out in some way.
There are some passes in them that have the feeling that the different locations are only there to be able to scrutinize the corresponding financing.
This is also negatively noted because James Bond 007: There is no time to die, with a duration of more than 160 minutes, it is too excessive, too much for a story that does not have so much to offer. The object in question, which is stolen from the laboratory at the beginning of the film, is interesting and remarkably perfidious. However, a large part of the rest only makes sense, while the plot does not have the behavior of the characters.
+ The action
But, even though Craig’s farewell at the sea, the colophon I didn’t expect, the entertainment factor is correct.
There was much explosive action, sharp word exchanges, varied scenarios, as well as a traditionally local villain, this time embodied by Rami Malek.
The ensemble is wonderful, both for veterans and for those who have been admitted to the scene.
The promising female agents – in addition to Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas also enters into action as an energetic spy – even though the discussion about a female Bond receives convincing arguments.
Y, however, will be the end of “James Bond 007: No time to die” if he remembers more, and if Fukunaga really manages to reframe with the audacity of a flashback.
Here, the past and the future, tradition and new beginnings come together in a way that makes you nostalgic and curious at the same time.
With In Time to Die, Broccoli and Wilson present a white viejo in the new world of the XXI century, in which, as M laments, “the enemy is not in the same dwelling, ojo a ojo, a bell that comes to through the ether”, in which the women are in the girls who sacrifice themselves for their James after one night and three minutes, a bell that follows the rhythm with claw and even rises double wax with the siete in him.
It is also the case that Bond’s own person entered the circle, making his first appearance in 1962, when the agent had the license to kill he was the representative of an empire of the nineteenth century that did not exist in this form, but there was a gala of serlo.
Today, James Bond embodies a type of man who does not exist, whose pretensions, however, seem to be rancid even for him. And that, after 60 years in the service of the corona, it may, for fin dejarse, take place.
“James Bond will return”, as always, is written on the screen after the credits. Daniel Craig definitely doesn’t want to be there right now.
I look forward to answering the question of how those responsible for the Bond legacy, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, will shape this restart.