After the first five minutes, fears arose that Daniel Craig’s favorite screenwriter, 53, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 36, had pulled out all of James Bond’s teeth and turned him into an emotional understanding of women. She was brought in to dust off the nearly 60-year-old figure and eliminate sexism.
The secret agent who resigned his position on a romantic vacation with Dr. Madeleine Swan (Léa Seydoux, 36) in Gravina, Italy, to put an end to his past. “As long as you look over your shoulder, the past is not dead,” warns Swan when Bond once briefly searches around for potential stalkers. He just wants to say goodbye to his former love, Vesper Lynd, one last time, who is lying here. He sighs at her grave “I miss you” and “Forgive me”.
The main villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz, 64) has mercy on the audience and sends his followers. And then we’re back in an extraordinary action scene that will also delight classic Bond fans. You read that correctly: As the boss of the Specter crime organization, Blofeld is only one of two villains that Bond has to face this time around. The second, with the program name Lyutsifer Safin, is played by Rami Malek (40) with provocative arrogance and an overdose of paranoia.
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Bonds in crisis
But the two bad guys are marginal. Bond is going through an even greater crisis in his career than in 1969 with Schilthorn in On His Majesty’s Secret Service. At the time, he had also left the service and lost his wife Tracy at the end of the film as a low point. It makes sense that Louis Armstrong’s “We Have All The Time In The World” is a theme throughout the current film, and even plays Billie Eilish’s official title song (19) on the wall.
This time, in addition to evil, Bond mainly fights for Swann and for the meaning of his life. And even if Daniel Craig bows dizzyingly before all his predecessors, “No Time to Die” is above all a bend to his interpretation of 007, which has always been a little bigger than the role itself.
Alcohol is still flowing, sayings are allowed, but the exciting adventures are over. Usually the most sensual scene takes place between him and his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA, who finally moves him to come back.
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But how did Craig come out as Bond in the end? “No time for spoilers” – “Keep a secret”, written on the screen at the beginning of the press presentation. Bond was always a shell that had to be filled. And “007 is just a number,” as it’s called several times in the movie. It can be revealed that the nature of Craig’s departure makes finding a successor even more difficult.
In the end, love definitely wins. The 25th Bond adventure will go down in history as the one that tears viewers apart for the first time. Even fanatical journalists cannot refuse them.
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