On Tuesday night, the stage was set for the premiere of the upcoming James Bond film “No Time To Die” in London, where the red carpet was rolled out for the event.
Supposedly, actors in the film as well as other famous faces appeared, including Daniel Craig (53), who played James Bond for the last time.
Journalists missed a few words with the world-famous actor and his recent performance as James Bond. Having played the role of James Bond for over 15 years, it was hoped the actor had made up his mind about how he felt about it all, but Craig has been very tight-lipped.
According to British media, it looks like he was trying not to be too concerned about what happened on Tuesday night, which turned into a very embarrassing behavior.
No Time to Die is everything you would expect from a James Bond film. Plus a little more. The movie is full. Full of story, full of action, full of expectations. The new cinema adventure contains enough unique material to go down in history as a ‘special’. Daniel Craig wasn’t lying when he said that No Time to Die contains elements that have never been seen in a Bond film before.
With every new Bond adventure, the question is again: what will be added to the already quite broad universe of the film series? Sometimes it’s just a few lines, sometimes a new chapter. No Time to Die is a completely new book in that regard.
Some new elements were to be expected, they had already been leaked. Other things were more a matter of hope, and part of that has also come true.
It stays as vague as can be, and I feel like I’m circling a hot mess, but any hint can be just one too many. And that would be a real shame.
An attempt at an explanation of the film. Without spoilers of course.
The fact that this film is different from other Bond films starts with the gun barrel, which fortunately has been in the right place in the film since last time. The searchlight with which this opening sequence always begins is formed from the Universal logo. That is nice, but has the disadvantage that you do not quite get into the old familiar atmosphere. The atmosphere of a Bond film the moment the dots roll across the screen.
The gunbarrel itself has become a unique example for the fifth time in a row. And most striking: this time there is no blood involved. We are, as it were, sucked into the first scene.
The pre-title sequence that follows is the longest ever. That is not surprising for a film of 163 minutes. I suspect it will take at least 20 minutes for the opening titles to appear. The opening sequence is in two parts and flows logically from the first part into the second.
Especially the first minutes are special for a Bond film. The second part is more what we are used to from 007 – Nincs idő meghalni teljes film opening, so a lot of action. In the meantime, there is also a lot of information that we have to absorb. It is useful here if you know a little about the Bond films with Daniel Craig.
When we arrive at the opening titles after a rollercoaster of action and emotion, a new gem by Daniel Kleinman awaits. The title designer surpasses himself. The themes from the film are all beautifully designed. In addition, a number of bends to classic opening titles such as Dr. No and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service . Since I’ve seen the film in both 2D and IMAX 3D, the only thing that justifies 3D is Daniel Kleinman. Furthermore, this effect does not add anything to the film. But that aside.
After the solid introduction, it’s time for ‘the great threat’ on which the rest of the film has to live. As was already known at the presentation of Bond 25, once in the distant past, a scientist is kidnapped, after which James Bond springs into action.
Swedish actor David Dencik makes this devious doctor Valdo Obruchev a joy to watch. He snarls and whines and thus has the laughter on his hand. His contribution throughout the film is also not small.