Bond is Back. So will 2021 finally be the year that we get the next JAMES BOND film ?

June 2021 yet again SYDNEY is in COVID-19 LOCKDOWN, and expect that there will be no cinemas open in Sydney in October 2021. Having had the James Bond NO TIME TO DIE (James Bond 25) Press Media Kit since March 2020, finally decided to no longer wait to write my review after seeing the movie. My review as written, is simply based on the many online videos, including preview trailers, the many behind the scenes videos but especially the Behind-The-Scenes With Director Cary Joji Fukunaga.

“We aimed to do something extraordinary with this one . . . ” Director Cary Joji Fukunaga delivered an amazing video of behind-the scenes, for his insight into his NO TIME TO DIE.

James Bond 007 has left active service and is now enjoying his quite tranquil retirement in Jamaica. But his peace is very short-lived when his old CIA friend Felix Leiter turns up asking for help. The mission is to rescue a kidnapped scientist, but the mission turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, thus leading James Bond 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios have partnered with Universal Pictures on the worldwide release of NO TIME TO DIE, the EON 25th James Bond film. This will be the fifth James Bond 007 movie starring Daniel Craig as James Bond 007. The previous James Bond 007 outing, was SPECTRE starring the superspy, which opened in USA movie theaters on November 16, 2015. The film earned USD$200 million domestically and $680.6 million internationally, for a worldwide total of USD$880.7 million.

July 2019 – British actress Lashana Lynch has been reported to be the next 007 in the upcoming 25th EON James Bond film HOWEVER before you lose your mind, the film follows James Bond 007 being pulled out of retirement. And because he is retired, the 007 number has been handed over to someone else. She is not “the new James Bond”, she is “the new 007”, and will she keep the number, or give it back?

The title for this new James Bond movie film, was not based on any original Ian Fleming James Bond story. However if a future James Bond film decides to utilize an original Ian Fleming story title, there now remains only four unused original Ian Fleming titles that could possibly be used as a title for a future James Bond 007 movie film “The Property of a Lady”, “The Hildebrand Rarity”, “Risico” and “007 in New York” (aka “Agent 007 in New York”).

Cast members confirmed for the Action Adventure film includes Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 and Academy Award winner Rami Malek, Academy Award nominee Naomie Harris, Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch and Jeffrey Wright, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, Ana De Arma, David Dencik, Ralph Fiennes, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear and Ben Whishaw. Starring Ralph Fiennes as M, Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as A, with Rory Kinnear as Tanner and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter.

The EON 007 production was based at UK Pinewood Studios, and on location in London, Italy, Jamaica, Norway.

USA MPA rated PG-13
Australian Classification rated M
163 minutes

As to be expected, for JAMES BOND – NO TIME TO DIE there are complete excerpts and selected scenes, of course including all the best of the best action scenes, ready to be found on youtube. The full movie is 163 minutes, and there already are a dozen minutes of amazing action/spectacle, that emphasise what spending an estimated USD$250,000.00 can provide superb escapist movie entertainment galore. You have JAMES BOND 007 packed into in 163 minutes, and yes “Bond is Back” that you must see the latest JAMES BOND – NO TIME TO DIE in a cinema near you.