Boy, it feels good to be back in a theatre after an almost two-year break. We Indians were deprived of several theatrical releases here due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but we're finally (touchwood) going to be able to watch movies on the big screen. Just please be vaccinated and follow safety protocols, we implore all.
Daniel Craig really shook up the Bond franchise when he burst onto the scene with Casino Royale
in 2006 with a refined, grittier and more physical Bond that took a massive detour from its campy yesteryears counterparts. Unlike the standalone Bond movies featuring Connery, Moore or Brosnan, there have been elements of an extended storyline in Craig's Bond - a concept that continues in No Time To Die.
Therefore, of course, the first thing we do is to revisit Vesper Lynd. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), Bond's paramour in Spectre
, convinces Bond to go see the grave of his enigmatic past lover who haunts him, and everything goes awry. Bond blames Swann for the ambush in Italy, and disappears in a fashion similar to how he did in