Some Non-Spoiler Thoughts On No Time To Die


James Bond has finally returned to cinema screens, so naturally I went to check out No Time To Die. Here are some brief non-spoiler thoughts about it after seeing it.


After many countless release delays No Time To Die has finally hit cinema screens and audiences are getting to the long awaited film and see James Bond return.

The film was released in the UK on September 30 and very quickly it racked up impressive box office numbers, especially considering many parts of the world are still reeling from the pandemic and restrictions are still in place.

Living in the U.S., yours truly had to wait an additional week for the films release on these shores. Of course I went to see it opening weekend and naturally I had a reaction to it – which I’m about to share with my followers.

Now, as most are probably aware of there are significant story points in No Time To Die. Unfortunately, soon after its release many of the films secrets started spilling online. This was an inconvenience for U.S. Bond fans who found themselves having to navigate a minefield of spoilers that quickly were popping up on social media.

Fortunately, for me I took a hiatus from social media since the films premiere. I didn’t want to risk having anything spoiled for me in the film. Like most film fans, I would rather watch a film and experience it myself, than be told about it from anonymous social media users.

In any event, I’ve seen and made a quick NON-SPOILER video sharing some thoughts about No Time To Die. I think at this point, the secrets in the film have taken hold and avoiding them is nearly impossible. However, if you are a follower of mine, haven’t seen the film yet and want to hear some of my thoughts you can feel safe.

Although, I would recommend just going to see the film first and THEN watching all the YouTube reactions and reviews afterwards.

I’ll certainly be doing a more thorough deep dive, spoiler-filled video about No Time To Die at some point, but for now here’s my first spoiler-free, thoughts about the film. Enjoy.


2 thoughts on “Some Non-Spoiler Thoughts On No Time To Die

  1. Where to begin…let me start by saying that I’m an old fart and you are a young buck. Your rambling and some of the other pissed offs, remind me of the guys who dumped on OHMSS in 1969-70. Those folks eventually came around and OHMSS is now seen as one of the great classic Bond films. You like so many others will eventually come around and see the film for what it really is. A great film. the action set pieces, get off the DB5, and as for Swan. What is there not to like about her. She was vunerable, and looks good in her clothes. Loved her in SPECTRE and thought she was fine here. I was able to buy into her and Bond.
    Malik was good, the action set pieces, the chase in that foggy Norwegian forest, the shootout in the villains lair was all spot on. The scene where Bond and Madeline say their goodbyes was touching. Bond went out in a blade of glory.
    Get over it.
    Still you sound so much like the talking heads after the gut punch that OHMSS was when it was dropped. In time you will come to appreciate NTTD for what it is. A fond sendoff for Craig and a touching and exciting film. As for the run time, I was having so much fun it did not seem like 2and 3/4 hour long.
    We can agree to disagree but after you get done moaning the ending you will come to appreicate the film too. Just like OHMSS

    1. Dear Mr. Lannes: I’m an old fart, too. If you’re really familiar with this site then you know the “young buck” has done an exhaustive examination of the James Bond phenomenon. His opinions has earned my respect. Don’t belittle someone’s youth and perspective simply because they don’t align with your enjoyment of No Time To Die. Also, OHMSS was the first Bond film I saw in its original theatrical release. I don’t recall anyone having an issue with the film’s ending as it was faithful to Fleming’s novel. Only Lazenby’s Bond compared to Connery’s was a bone of contention.

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