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‘No Time To Die’ Is A Fantastic Send-Off For Daniel Craig’s James Bond

Releasing in theaters today, No Time to Die is the newest and final installment in Daniel Craig’s run as James Bond, and have no fear because it was the perfect send-off for his take on 007.

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This movie follows James Bond as he is enjoying a comfortable life in Jamaica after leaving active service. He is finally at peace until his old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more complex than expected, leading Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology that changes Bond’s life forever.

No Time to Die opens with a grand car chase and doesn’t let up, and the action continues almost at breakneck speed. The movie’s three acts are structured differently, with the first act centered on the aforementioned car chase and the second serving as the grounded spy thriller we expected. The film’s climax is dialogue-driven, emotional, and is the perfect closure to Daniel Craig’s James Bond. The character arc is satisfying, sad, but worth it. The villain plays a lot into this, and I think the technology they gave him makes for a one-of-a-kind sendoff.

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Daniel Craig and the rest of the cast, including Ana De Armas, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, and Lashana Lynch, were phenomenal. The chemistry between Craig and Lynch is perfect and sets up hilarious comedic moments that had my entire theater laughing.

Rami Malek plays the main villain of this movie, Safin. Safin has a world-threatening plan and leans on that classic Bond villain trope, but this movie does it differently. Safin and Bond have a lot more in common, not necessarily when it comes to their motives but in terms of clashing personalities. This relationship, amongst other things I won’t spoil, helps make this villain-hero dynamic even more enjoyable.

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No Time To Die is one that you need to see in the biggest theater possible, and it is one of the must-watch movies of this year.

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