I swear we used to have a thread called something like "films in theaters that don't get their own thread." but I went back 6 pages and couldn't' find anything like that.
Anyway, I saw No Time to Die last night and wanted to post about it.
It was boring. Colossally dull actually. In many ways it is how I have felt about most of Craig's run. He is there, action happens, he stays stone faced and almost bored. Women throw themselves at him, villains gloat, etc. and he just kind of is there... That might even be more like how Ian Fleming originally meant him to be but it doesn't work for me.
The plot was fine I guess. I am constantly amazed at these evil geniuses that can build up whole empires of staff, housing, office space, etc.
I did like that they had a few more gadgets - kind of wasted the EMP watch though for a gag. I also wonder why it fries the eye in the bad guy but not the earpiece on Bond.
Actually the movie had a lot of questions from me. Perhaps others can enlighten me because I didn't see Spectre (but I have seen the other Craig ones).
1. Why did our villain hate Bond so much? He booby traps the grave waiting months or even years for Bond to visit but I got the impression he and Bond had never met. So why single him out to kill?
2. Why did people die if they fell in the water at the bad guy base? They never mentioned that I remember that the poison he was growing grew in acid...
3. Which make me also wonder - what was he growing and why? The perfect killing agent were nanobots tied to specific DNA weren't they? Not flower poison. Or did the nanobots somehow use the flower poison? In which case why not have the nanobots use a common poison? Seems simpler that having to make your own.
4. What business did Safin run to get the money to do all this? In most Bond films we find out the villian was running a large business or had money from diamonds, or something. I couldn't figure out what Safin did 9 to 5 to get the capitol to run his operation.
I am glad Craig's run is done. I hope the next person to take the roll is a bit more interesting.