Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Lahana Lynch, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

Release date: 30th September 2021

 

A young girl witnesses her mothers murder by a masked assailant, and runs for her life. Desperate to escape, she runs across a frozen lake but unfortunately as she runs she sees the murderer following her and then there’s a crack and she falls through the ice. One minute later the masked man is there and shooting at her through the ice.. a hand reaches down and pulls her from the frozen water..

James is now retired from his 007 life and he and Madeleine Swann are very happy together, enjoying a trip to beautiful Italy. It feels as though all is right with the world.. It’s not long though before everything kicks off and the pair are being chased through the narrow Italian streets by men in cars and on mopeds. They manage to escape by the skin of their teeth but James now believes that Madeleine has betrayed him. He puts her on a train and says she will never see him again…

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Five years pass and a top secret research lab in central London is raided by masked assassins. Everyone is killed apart from an MI6 scientist called Obrechev, who is dragged away into the night, along with his research project. Unbeknownst to everyone, the project is called ‘Heracles’ and it is a deadly bioweapon that could kill millions of people, using just their dna.

Bond is now living an easy life in Jamaica and it’s not long before he is approached by a new 00 and also by an old friend. He must track down the missing scientist and find Project Heracles before it gets into the wrong hands…

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We’ve been waiting what seems like forever for this latest installment in the Bond franchise, with the films original release date back in March of 2020. After three postponements we finally get to see Daniel Craig’s swansong as James Bond and it’s a total rollercoaster from start to finish. Originally just called Bond 25, ‘No Time To Die’ is pretty much everything we all wanted it to be. Running at 2hrs 43mins, it’s an epic and long old movie but you needn’t worry about losing interest in the story at any point. Everything that happens happens for a reason and it all adds up at the end to an epic finale.

Definitely go and see this on a big screen (IMAX if you feel like pushing the boat out) but just make sure you have a wee beforehand. You’re not going to want to miss a minute of this colossal movie that we’ve waited so long to see.

Overall: 8.5/10

 

 

 

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