No Time to Die will release this weekend in North American theatres after making its international debut a week ago. Fans and critics have been raving about the movie giving it their best reviews. This has made Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond completely successful.
Directed by Cary Fukunaga, the film follows Craig’s Bond into retirement and spending his time with his Spectre love Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux). However, Bond is pulled back into the spy game due to Madeleine’s past secrets. And the introduction of a new villain (Rami Malek’s Safin) disturbs their peace.
No Time to Die Has Notable Storyarc
The much-awaited 25th installment of the James Bond franchise has been especially notable for two things. Firstly, this movie brings Daniel Craig’s journey as Bond comes to an end. Although the actor said he might not return after 2015’s Spectre, he did return for this one last adventure. And the movie is definitely an apt and emotional sendoff to the actor.
Another thing that makes No Time to Die notable is the fact that the movie respected Craig’s vision to shake up the typical Bond mythology. The movie gave the fans a deeper and introspective view of Bond’s life and treated the women around him more respectfully.
Léa Seydoux Says Daniel Craig Made James Bond Feminist Spy
In the latest interview with The AV Club, the actress talked about the lasting impact of Craig’s Bond on the franchise. She said that Craig made James Bond turn from a “misogynist into a feminist, which is something very important.” She also credits Craig to give the franchise more depth and complexity. She says about the movies, “And now they have become very interesting films.”
The evolution of Bond girls during Craig’s era has been discussed a lot. From Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd and her impact on the story arc to the return of Madeleine is refreshing to see. Moreover, new 007, Nomi (Lashana Lynch), and standout CIA agent Paloma (Ana de Armas) show a feminist take of the franchise.
The future of the movie is unclear. However, we hope that Craig’s legacy and effort to change Bond into a feminist iconic goes forward in the movies.