‘No Time to Die’

Good title, I say, and the brief black-and-white teaser hearkens back to the opening of Casino Royale, before Bond earned 00 status. The most exciting thing about the movie remains the fact that it’s directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga — so much potential with his talent.

As the years pass, Sam Mendes’s Skyfall and (especially) Spectre age worse and worse. Neither film’s story makes a lick of sense. My feeling remains that Daniel Craig has had a very good run as Bond, but that’s held up almost entirely by how spectacularly good Casino Royale was.

Interesting tidbit from the BBC:

007 fans may be aware that famed Bond producer Cubby Broccoli was also behind a 1958 prisoner of war film called No Time To Die (which was also known as Tank Force). That film was directed by Terence Young, who also worked on the Bond movies Dr No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019