It feels like the 25th installment of the James Bond franchise has been in production since the last American president was in office (checks notes: this is true). Director troubles. Writer troubles. Productions delays. Daniel Craig getting hurt. All these things happened, but it all appears as if it was worth it, when you take a glimpse at the first trailer for No Time To Die. In fact, see for yourself:
As the world of 007 can be a twisty one, here’s the synopsis for No Time To Die. Consider it your own personal dossier.
“In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”
There’s something about James Bond that seems timeless and entirely of the time. The technology and characters on display are rooted in the now, while the picturesque scenery and the secret agent himself seem chiseled in time. What we have on display in the trailer hits this home. Not to mention the fact that it looks like rollicking adventure.
The biggest drawback may be how this film ties back into everything we’ve gotten from the Craig-led series so far. Spectre had a lot on its mind & the ramifications of putting those ideas out into the world could make this film absolutely sing or crumble under the weight. Though, if we never count out any of the subsequent Mission: Impossible films, then No Time To Die deserves the same respect.
Are you ready to saddle up with the world most deadly agent, for one more ride? What are the chances the other 00 operative (Lashana Lynch) is better at being Bond than Bond himself? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on that and everything else in the trailer, in the comments. No Time To Die hits theaters in April 2020.