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Movie Scoop: ‘No Time To Die’ Review Written By B. Gunn

MGM’s highly anticipated film, No Time To Die, topped the domestic box office over the weekend with a whopping $55,252,007. (007, eh? I see what they did right there!)

Read our review of the film written by our resident movie guru, B. Gunn.


 Is thiiiis…the eeeeeennnd? Are you…my frieeeeeend? Can you believe it? The final James Bond movie is upon us.

Double-O-Seven is the king of spies, there are none higher. Sucka double agents should call him Sire. He’s at his apex and others are be-low, nothing but a milliliter…he’s a kilo!

While we will all have fond memories of J.B. saving the world using high-tech gadgets or his superior intellect, there will be a void left in film entertainment.

So, if this is truly the farewell tour, James Herbert Bond (you didn’t know he had a middle name, did you??) will have to show and prove.

In the grand finale, No Time to Die, Ol’ Jamie B encounters a new foe that will test his skills and engage in mind games the likes of which he has never seen. Will this movie leave us wanting more, or just leave us? Let’s go!

Leave that boy Bond alone why don’t ya? You don’t hafta if you don’t wanna but don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, and Lashana Lynch.

James has retired from MI6, living his best life in Jamaica. He’s finally getting his quantum of solace, but we all know peace won’t be still for Mr. Bond.

A new, sinister force threatens humanity, and although he’s seen just about every evil scenario bad guys can throw at him, this one right’chea hits too close to home, forcing Bond out of retirement and forcing him to deal with his past.

First of all…It’s about time! No Time to Die was scheduled to release in November 2019, but a little thing called COVID did what no villain could do, shut 007 down. Now that things are semi back to normal, this $300 million-plus super production is in theaters.

So, is this flick worth the budget and decision to forgo streaming? YES!!!

The whole MI6 cast is back with the addition of a new 007 in Nomi, played by Lynch. Hey, someone had to take the torch since it wasn’t passed, and she runs with it, burning up scoundrels reminiscent of O.G. Bond.

Their relationship is awkward which is so entertaining to watch the banter onscreen.

If the studio ever decides to continue the 007 legend, Lynch is the new blood which will flow through the franchise magnificently.

At 53, Craig is still a spry James Bond. High-action stunts abound and he does them flawlessly. Now, it could be his stunt double, but I’m gonna give him the benefit of the doubt.

The James Bond tales have been part of American cinema since 1963 so it’s hard coming up with fresh, exciting plots but I have to say, this particular one is simple yet intriguing. The way it’s set up along with twists and turns will keep you glued to the screen with anticipation.

I mean, there are moments you won’t be expecting. The action sequences are second to none! Production went all out with this one. Motorcycle stunts, car chases, guns, electronic eyes – it’s CRAZY! What also moves this flick in the right direction is the film’s score composed by the legendary Hans Zimmer.

This man is the G.O.A.T of movie composers and I promise, his ability to evoke emotions through music during those scenes is f’ing astonishing. I want this man to play at my wedding AND funeral. 

A James Bond movie wouldn’t be complete without an equal adversary. Rami Malek as Safin does a pretty good job.

He’s not a menacing presence, but the way his devious mind works makes up for it. However, since this is the last Bond movie, his character should’ve exuded evil.

His plan for destruction is callous but his mannerisms are bleak and stoic. Give us some emotion. His backstory is emotional and so should his movements and gestures have been.

Having said that, No Time to Die is an excellent Bond swan song. If you’re gonna go out, THIS is how you wanna go.

I’m co-signing No Time to Die to the fullest! If you’re a James Bond fan, this is the perfect ending to a wonderful franchise. See it in IMAX if you can, it’s worth the money.

Hey Bond, James Bond, can we get an encore? Do we want more? For one last time I need fans to roar!

Watch the trailer below.

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