Technically, the second look.
The first trailer for No Time To Die, Bond 25 dropped today, and it’s embedded below. I’ve been very eager to see what the movie looks like. We had some juicy info to chew on in the form of a teaser trailer released a couple days ago.
We talked a bit about Rami Malek starring as the first Bond eco-villain. The fact that he is joking being labeled Greenfinger might be a humorous barb, but I think the subject does lend itself to serious Bond treatment, as long as it’s not handled in too preachy and agenda-driven way (which more movies, unfortunately, are doing).
Here’s what little do we officially know about this film. We got this behind the scenes Jamaica featurette in June:
So, filming is at least partly in Jamaica, mon.
If you watched that and thought, nice, some behind the scenes filming. Looks like a lot of dancing and more Jamaica. Bond does have a history of going to scenic settings, so Jamaica is a good place for part of his adventure, but I want me some Rami Malek villain takes.
On Sunday a teaser for the upcoming trailer dropped:
Cool title intro! Not sure why they are putting the word “trailer” in that though, it’s literally just the title graphic sequence. Maybe. Without the new Bond theme song, it’s a bit lacking.
Enough suspense, let’s get to the trailer all Bond fans have been waiting for.
The first official trailer … here it is .. !!!!
Nice evil twitch expression from Rami Malek!
Cool Q-powered machine gunning car. Looks like a love interest for Bond will be a stake (perhaps a bit of a homage/style return to From Russia with Love). I didn’t catch much eco terror in the trailer, more of the usual Bond run and gun, car chases and the like, but with the added element of an African American partner who is also a 007. That is a curious element that I’d like to see how it plays out. Is she taking over the 007 or is the 007 more like one of many Bosleys as portrayed in Charlie’s Angels (2019)? (I did not care for the whole Bosley, Inc. thing).
While I like Daniel Craig as James Bond (he’s probably #2 for me behind Sean Connery), haven’t been a fan of Craig delivering the “Bond. James Bond.” iconic line here in the new trailer or in any of the Bond films he’s done. Just seems too dry and uninspired. He’s one of my least favorite delivering that classic Sean Connery line. My second favorite delivering the line was Roger Moore. Third favorite would be Pierce Brosnan. Lazenby and Dalton were in a mere combined 3 films of 25, so they are sort of afterthoughts using that line, but I did like how Lazenby said it in his one film
Good first trailer! I’m intrigued but don’t think the movie was spoiled. What do you think?