The James Bond film No Time to Die may hit the screens 18 months later due to the COVID-19 epidemic, but many critics say it will have to wait.
Daniel Craig’s fifth and final vacation has received rave reviews after a 15 – year tenure as British secret agent, beginning with Casino Royale in 2006.
Originally scheduled for release in April 2020 and has been delayed three times since, No Time to Die held its world premiere in London on Tuesday, with Stars and British Royals attended.
“It’s the most based on #Daniel Craig and – dare I say – take #JamesBond very close with a powerful, unexpected & very emotional payoff. Def Wait Wait !,” movie critic Scott Montz tweeted.
Giving the film five stars, Britain’s Times newspaper Kevin Maher said, “It’s better than good.” This is amazing. ”
“Craig was occasionally a divisive figure during these five films, from his early casting … to his door-performance-style to his off-screen rants about Gig’s iniquities,” he wrote.
“Yet all sins are forgiven here. He has a great charismatic presence from the opening frame to the closing shot, and he bows in a wonderful, charming, style.”
With an estimated $ 200 million to produce, No Time to Die sees Bond coming out of retirement to help track down the new villain Safin (Rami Malek), who is armed with deadly technology.
“Craig’s last film as the Diva of British Intelligence is an epic barnstormer … providing pathos, action, drama, camp comedy … heartbreaking, terribly horrible and outrageously silly old fashion action,” wrote The Guardian Peter Bradshaw. He also gave it five stars.
Some, however, criticized the storyline and length.
“Craig’s important exit route is sinking into the plot; It is very tangled and long, you are facing a lot of evils, ”wrote David Rooney, a Hollywood reporter.
“However, it is doubtful whether this will be a deal-breaker for many bond completists … although the two- to three- to three-hour working time is an occasional slog, it will eventually deliver.”
Independent Clarice Lougre gave it three stars.
“(Director) Carrie Jozy Fukuna made a fantastic action movie … it’s a shame to be a Bond movie,” she wrote, seeming to be “strangely anti-weather” given the hype.
The film introduces 00 Agent Nomi played by Lashana Lynch.
“Although Lamisha Lynch impressed as Nomi, Malek was not the only one to make his mark,” wrote digital spice Ian Sandwell. “Quick and proficient in stunts with one-liners, she instantly likes and enhances fun confrontation with the band.”