The first social media reactions for No Time to Die, the fifth and final film to feature Daniel Craig as James Bond, are finally here.
Find a roundup of Twitter “early reactions” below!
(And yes, we’re aware these early reactions are almost always positive and rarely negative, but who cares. If it’s not your thing, stop reading now.)
NO TIME TO DIE: The Craig era ends with a whimper. There’s no reason for this to be as long as it is, Rami Malek’s bad guy is a total snooze, and the movie itself just feels oddly inert. Oh well. We’ll always have CASINO ROYALE.
— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) September 28, 2021
It’s almost impressive to make a three-hour end of an era movie that still feels like it has no real stakes.
— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) September 28, 2021
#NoTimeToDie does a good enough job tying off loose threads to likely satisfy those binge-watching all five Craig Bonds. That said, it’s hard to figure why this thing needed to be nearly 3 hrs. And after 15 years, I’m definitely ready for more escapism and less “saga” in my 007.
— Zaki Hasan (@zakiscorner) September 28, 2021
NO TIME TO DIE is mostly nonsense, Roger Moore-level absurd plot. But I love Roger Moore and was in the mood for a ridiculous plot. Craig is great. (Though the ending tries to go for something poignant and heavy and I wasn’t into that part.)
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) September 28, 2021
No Time to Die was worth the wait. Beautiful visuals, killer action, and probably the most emotional Bond film to date. It's needlessly complex, which makes it feel very long, but that extra time & story gives its final act the added gravitas needed to set it apart from the rest. pic.twitter.com/tqQnYe3Aht
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) September 28, 2021
Everyone’s going to be talking about that #NoTimeToDie ending but it’s the opening minutes – which reminded me of Joe Wright’s HANNA – that stand out as its best, and make it clear that there is life beyond the franchise’s most familiar beats.
— erickohn (@erickohn) September 28, 2021
#NoTimeToDie is LOADED with everything you expect in a Bond film but also has a lot of surprises. Was on the edge of my seat for like half the movie. You def want to have the events of #Spectre fresh in your mind before watching. Loved Daniel Craig as James Bond. Great sendoff. pic.twitter.com/0JAm9dyrFQ
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) September 28, 2021
No Time To Die is everything I wanted & more! A great farewell to Daniel Craig but honestly I wanted more Rami Malek! Yes it's long but whenever it felt like it was about to drag, it jumped right back in with adrenaline! Action packed from the start! Classic Bond! 🔥 #NoTimeToDie pic.twitter.com/Swuoh2o8Sd
— Tessa Smith – Mama's Geeky (@MamasGeeky) September 28, 2021
NO TIME TO DIE is very good. I’m more relieved than anything else. I was worried going in.
It’s somehow the silliest and most serious Daniel Craig outing. Mostly the former.
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) September 28, 2021
Quite satisfied with No Time To Die – a heavy "end of an era" movie in many ways. Finally a compelling, complex Bond movie again that plays with intriguing ideas. But still a classic Bond – big sets, big stakes, big action, Russians, scientists, cars galore, beautiful locations.
— Alex B. (@firstshowing) September 28, 2021
The wait was worth it. Way to finish Daniel Craig’s #JamesBond run. It’s got a few interesting twists I can’t say I was expecting,but hey,after so many decades, gotta have some surprises left. Really enjoyed all the action and callbacks Cary Joji Fukunaga fit in. A fitting finale
— Monica Castillo (@mcastimovies) September 28, 2021
NO TIME TO DIE ends this era of James Bond with a grand & spectacular finale. Wraps up the plots from previous films while pushing the boundaries of what the character can deliver. Rami Malek is one creepy Bond villain. Exciting, well-crafted & emotional. A toast to Daniel Craig! pic.twitter.com/80hLbNaGPQ
— Matt Neglia @NYFF (@NextBestPicture) September 28, 2021
So #NoTimeToDie is AWESOME! Classic Bond, classic villain, classic gadgets & a story that seems to question how much we still need James Bond to save the day. Terrific writing & stunning direction from Cary Joji Fukunaga. Loved every second! A perfect finale for Daniel Craig pic.twitter.com/tZr1JRMhqh
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) September 28, 2021
It seems like no one can agree on No Time to Die. Maybe it will be a snooze. Will it be serious or silly? It could have no stakes, or it could be a fitting end to Craig’s run as 007.
My best guess would be that if you liked Craig’s previous films you’ll probably like No Time to Die, too.
Again, these are early reactions, so read into them however you want. I, at least, think they are fun to read since they give us a good indication on what to expect in terms of action, fan service, etc.
No Time to Die hits theaters October 8, 2021.
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