After just about the complete corona period of waiting, the new James Bond will finally be there tomorrow. Some journalists saw No Time To Die already, so the first opinions are trickling in. What are their thoughts on the 25th Bond
The first performances of No Time To Die are in the Netherlands immediately after midnight. The cinemas have made it a James Bond time at 0.07 a.m. Universal Distributor announced that so far, 50,000 tickets had been sold for James Bond. Multiple delays caused the film to be delayed. The delay was caused first by production problems, then corona. He’s finally here. What we’ve seen so far is the trailer and clip – last October – of Billie Eilish’s soundtrack.
The first reviews of No Time To Die are mostly moderately positive. The film was shown in London for the first time last night. The James Bond adventure was also shown in several other locations around the globe, including Amsterdam. A few journalists were present at these premieres. These were the first reviews that came in this morning. Today is the regular Dutch press presentation.
Many British media that have already seen the film are very enthusiastic. „No Time To Die does exactly what the film is supposed to do,” writes the reviewer of BBC. “The period of Daniel Craig (he plays James Bond for the last time, ed.) The film is filled with ambition and grace. Meanwhile, the film manages to take elements from every previous installment and put them together very cleverly.” The Irish Times speaks of “a satisfying farewell to the – in years – longest reigning Bond to date”.
Also the London Evening Standard enjoyed. “Director Cary Fukunaga, the first American Bond filmmaker in history, had fun making this film,” stated the critic. ‘s contributions Fleabagscreenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge to the script is praised: “All the comedic highlights probably come from her laptop.”
There is however some criticism. Most reviews state that the film will drag on at 163 minutes – the longest Bond in history. We need to eat a lot of meat. The film is “really too long and at times downright boring”, judges NRC. Craig’s fifth Bond film is not known for its humor. Eva Jinek, our own Eva Jinek, also felt this in an uncomfortable interview. has a lot of praise NRC especially for actress Ana de Amas, who plays a CIA agent who clashes with James Bond: “Too bad she’s only in the film for such a short time.”
Jamaica plays an important role as a set of No Time To Die. Journalists have mixed feelings about James Bond. In Jamaica, it is mostly a party. Jamaica Tourist Board shares ‘behind scenes images’ today. Ministers can also have their say.
Jamaica is the birthplace for 007, where Ian Fleming created and wrote the Bond novels. The island also appeared in the first James Bond movie, Dr. No (1962), as well as in Live And Let Die (1973).