No Time to Die will be the final time that Daniel Craig plays as James Bond, the 00 agent for MI6, who has saved the world countless times from nefarious criminal masterminds and terrorists. However, this time is a little bit different, as the character is pulled out of retirement and back into the spy business as a new villain with dangerous new technology presents a threat to humanity.
This looks like a James Bond return to form. While Casino Royale brought a nice grounded tone mixed in with classic spy vibes, subsequent follow ups didn’t quite live up to expectations.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for No Time To Die:
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.
Despite some of the pre-production setbacks – like Danny Boyle exiting as director due to creative differences – the film looks like it is a return to form as it has that sophisticated spy vives, exotic locations, and action-packed sequences – not to mention the cool spy gear like a spy car that is armed to the teeth.
Based on the way it looks, James Bond is back, and he is better than ever. And even though this is a short Super Bowl spot, the footage teases something that is not only extraordinarily exciting but something that reminds us of what made James Bond films so much fun. And that is something the franchise needs considering that the previous installments were seriously lacking the entertainment factor. It will be fun to see what kind of send-off Craig will get, though. Let’s hope that everything we’ve seen so far will live up to the final cut.
No Time To Die also stars Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, and Léa Seydoux, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah, and Billy Magnussen.
Written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and director Cary Fukunaga, No Time ToDie opens in theaters on April 8, 2020.