The End of an Era

Parneet Gill, Print Staff

   On October 8, 2021, the final movie of the James Bond franchise with Daniel Craig as James Bond was released. 

   Daniel Craig has been a part of the James Bond franchise since 2008 when he first debuted as James Bond in Quantum of Solace. When Daniel Craig was first introduced to the world as Bond, there were mixed opinions from fans but over the years people fell in love with his character and portrayal of Bond. 

   In No Time To Die, the story continues as Bond was enjoying his life in Jamaica after leaving active service but as seen throughout the franchise, Bond doesn’t truly get to leave. His old CIA friend, Felix Leiter (also a recurring character in the series), shows up and asks Bond for help. The mission is to rescue a kidnapped scientist but the journey to finding the scientist reveals other secrets and leads Bond to a dangerous villain. 

   The cast for the final movie featured many characters from the previous Bond movies such as characters like Felix Leiter, M, Q, Miss Moneypenny, and many others. 

   Since it has been announced that this was the last Bond film that Daniel Craig would be a part of, people have begun speculating who the next person to play Bond will be. In this conversation big names like Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, and Idris Elba. 

   It will be exciting to see who will take on the role.
  I grew up watching Bond movies with my family and Daniel Craig has been the only Bond that I’ve ever known and seeing it all come to an end was very bittersweet. I feel like the ending of Bond has satisfied me because the ending of it was truly beautiful and made the most sense. 

   Personally, I think the movie was very well done and had an interesting plot and the plot twists were amazing as well. It was very nice to see a lot of the previous characters in the movie and truly just get a goodbye from each of them.