First Glance: “No Time to Die”

Bond

I have been anxiously awaiting the first glimpse of James Bond’s next adventure and FINALLY it has arrived. The trailer for “No Time to Die” hits all the marks we have come to expect from this current era of Bond films. Big action, a wealth of big twists and turns, one heck of a good supporting cast, and of course Daniel Craig returning as Bond…James Bond.

We now know with certainty that this is Craig’s final turn as the iconic 007 which makes this bittersweet. To be honest, I was a lukewarm Bond fan up until Craig’s run. His grittier and more emotionally complex take on the character drew my interest in a way other Bond films had failed to do. The pulse-pounding action and higher personal stakes have really resonated with me and this new film seems to be tapping into those strengths. Sign me up!

“No Time to Die” is set for an April 8, 2020 release. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

28 thoughts on “First Glance: “No Time to Die”

  1. I for one have always been a Bond fan . There have been misfires with everyone that’s played him but I have enjoyed Connery ,Moore ,Dalton ,Brosnan and Craig. Craig’s movies have been an overall excellent run . I know Skyfall is everyone’s fav but I really loved Spectre . It felt more Bond to me with some cheeky humor. That being said, this run coming to an end is bittersweet .Craig hopefully goes out well and he will leave a very outstanding legacy of playing 007. The trailer looks very cool . Can’t wait .

    • I think my favorite is still Casino Royale. I absolutely love that movie. I need to review that film. It would give me a great reason to hurry and watch it yet again.

  2. Oh yes. This is worth the wait and I should note that anyone who complains about the five-year wait clearly doesn’t remember the six-year gap between Licence to Kill and GoldenEye because of legal issues.

    I’m definitely on board for this but this is going to be bittersweet for me personally. My dad loved James Bond as he saw the first Bond film in the theaters back in the 60s and had seen all of the films including the ones with Daniel Craig whom he did like though he was more into Sean Connery. It’s just going to be sad not having the chance to see it and discuss it as I hope to bring my mom to see it. Her favorite Bond is Roger Moore.

    • Oh I can see where that would hit home. Isn’t it amazing how certain movies or franchises have ways of connecting us emotionally with our loved ones? I can list you several movies that make me think of my father, grandfather, etc.

    • The fact that there was once a longer gap does not make the five year gap any less painful. 1989 to 1995 was the longest period of my life thanks to all the legal issues. And we missed out on at least one more Dalton Bond and maybe more.

      I have a similar story. My best friend and I saw every new Bond film from Live and Let Die to Licence to Kill on opening day. Unfortunately that six year wait happened while he fought and ultimately lost to cancer. Goldeneye left me with wet eye because he was not there with me. I hope the series is still going when someone has to see the new Bond without me. Memories are both good and painful.

      • Oh man. That’s a tough story but once again it really illustrates how powerful movies can be in our lives and for a variety of reasons. Thanks for sharing.

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