With 163 minutes of pure action, 007 – No Time To Die hit the movie theaters on October 8th. After 25 James Bond movies, the classic franchise says goodbye to Daniel Craig as the iconic main character. A thrilling movie definitely worth watching, so be sure to find the nearest cinema and get the popcorn ready!
On October 8th, Daniel Craig saw his last movie as the iconic British MI6 agent James Bond premiere in movies all across the globe. After several months of delay – it was originally supposed to air in April 2020 -, No Time To Die, the 25th movie in the Bond franchise is finally out and with a very unexpected plot. The film, which is Craig’s 5th movie in the 007 agent character, was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and has so far collected over $326 million in box office globally.
No Time To Die brings back characters from the previous movie “Spectre”, launched in 2015, and starts by showing young Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) witnessing the horrible murder of her mother, killed by accident in the place of her father by Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek). The movie then shifts to the period after Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) got captured, and Spectre agents ambush Bond and Madeleine in Matera, Italy, making the special agent believe his lover had betrayed him by sharing their location, so he leaves her.
Five years later, scientist Valdo Obruchev (David Dencik) gets kidnapped from an MI6 lab where he had been developing – with M’s (Judi Dench) approval – “Project Heracles’. The study researches a biological weapon using nanobots capable of infecting people like a virus through physical contact. The weapon can be codified using DNA so that it only harms certain people while being inoffensive to others.
After leaving active services, an off-duty Bond is enjoying his new life in Jamaica when he receives the visit of his long-time CIA friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) accompanied by Logan Ash (Billy Magnussen). They want to convince Bond to join them for a special mission: rescuing the kidnapped scientist who is now being hostage by “Spectre”. Bond declines the offer but later that night runs into his MI6 successor, the new 007 agent Nomi (Lashana Lynch), who tells him more about “Project Heracles”.
Deciding to help Leiter, Bond travels to Cuba and meets CIA agent Paloma (Ana de Armas). The two then infiltrate a “Spectre” meeting led by imprisoned Blofeld using a bionic eye. A nanobot mist supposed to kill Bond was spread in the air but instead, it killed all “Spectre” members, according to Safin’s orders. Bond visits Blofeld in prison, where he gets the confession that Blofeld architected the events in Italy to look as if Madeleine has betrayed Bond.
Bond finds Madeleine in her childhood home in Norway and she tells him about how Safin’s parents were killed by her father under Blofeld’s orders, the reason why Safin seeks revenge so desperately. Bond and Nomi, helped by Q (Ben Whishaw), infiltrate Safin’s nanobot factory to stop him from using the dangerous technology to murder thousands of people around the world.
The rest is history. A history filled with surprises, action, emotion, and definitely worth watching. The long-awaited movie was acclaimed by critics and received an 84% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Published by HOLR Magazine.