No Time to Die

No Time to Die ★★★★

No Time To Die ends on a high and emotional note. Certainly better than Spectre but doesn’t completely reach the highs of Skyfall or Casino Royale. One issue I have with this film is Lyutsifer Safin motivation. He’s basically like “I want commit genocide for no reason”. He’s another stock Jame Bond villain. Aside from that, I really enjoyed it. It progressed and retooled the mythos of Spectre. 

Cary Joji Fukunaga was a great pick as a director because he can shoot great action sequences. Just look at True Detective Season 1 and see how Fukunaga utilizes his signature one-take shot (there’s one in film). In the end, this film fits a perfect end to one of the best Bond eras since Sean Connery. I’m interested to see how this will get rebooted. 

Side Note: I loved the IMAX cinematography but, I wished there were more scenes that were shot in IMAX. There’s only 3 scenes shot in 65-70mm and it’s only used in the first 1hr.

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