No Time to Die

No Time to Die ★★★½

- I really like Cary Joji Fukunaga's camera work. Excited to finally revisit Beasts of No Nation soon when I pick up the Criterion bluray
- this felt more fun than the other movies? I don't really remember them much to be fair so maybe I'm misremembering
- don't really understand the villain's motivation to kill millions of people at all... Just mean? Just a jerk? Is that it?
- speaking of, man was he uninteresting! I don't know if he was just written poorly or if it's Rami Malek or both, all I know is I've never particularly enjoyed a Malek performance and that did not change today
- also what the hell was his age meant to be? He appears in the opening but then looks exactly the same in the rest of the movie which takes place minimum 15 years later, possibly 20-25?
- I enjoyed them taking the neckbeard complaints of not wanting a female or black 007 and gave us exactly that in this movie
- emotional moments rang kinda hollow cause I am absolutely incapable of caring about anyone in this entire series. Is there a person on this planet who's emotionally connected to the character of James Bond? I would find that fascinating
- it's criminal to make this movie 2 hours and 43 minutes long and to only have Ana de Armas in like 8 of those minutes

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