No Time to Die

No Time to Die

First hour or so is pretty solid, but the remainder devolves into some of the most unoriginal blockbuster filmmaking I've seen in a while. Every cliche in the book, absolutely nothing new on any front. Your casual moviegoer could guess what's going to happen next in any given scene in the final hour of the movie. A huge bummer because it really does start with such promise.

Ana de Armas is tragically underused. She's easily the best part of this movie, and she's so good that Craig is elevated whenever he's acting opposite her. A complete waste of her talent and the life she brings to the movie.

Also, this serves as the final nail in the coffin of Rami Malek fully Jared Leto-ing himself. It's such a shame because he is talented, but his output over the last few years has been the showy, cliche-ridden Leto-esque performances that mark a death-knell for an actor's ability to make good choices. Tragic.