15 Nov 2021 23:05:26
No Time to Die

What an ending for Daniel Craig's Bond. No bombastic action in this, but there are some good setpieces, especially the scene where the SUV flips in the forest. I am not really a fan of Bond films, but I enjoyed Casino Royale and the other one with Javier Bardem in it. This is Craig's final outing as Bond, and it ends really well. Two thumbs up.

1.) 04 Dec 2021
04 Dec 2021 23:10:17
I finally got round to watching this. And as a huge fan of the franchise I really enjoyed this movie.

Craig has done well as bond and the film provided a great ending for him plus other franchise characters.

I'll be interested to see where they take the franchise, I'm really hoping they don't take the cheap way out and reboot it.

Personally I want 'James Bond' to effectively become a moniker similar to 007 that is passed to the best in the business. It opens it up to be literally anyone without changing the fundamentals of the original character.

These last five films have built the feeling that with saving the world there is a genuine cost. And by doing so have built the supporting characters and a framework for future movies. rebooting the franchise just so they can have a new take on james bond would be a huge disservice to the groundwork put in through these last 5 movies.

Plus the reaction to the ending opens up far more possibilities story wise and adds genuine jeopardy for future movies. Not exploring how this impacts the world would be a miss in my opinion.

I'd be interested to see where others think the franchise goes from here.