It’s a mid autumn afternoon and calendars around the world read October 5, 1962. All movie lovers and goers alike are desperately waiting to be introduced to Ian Fleming’s immortal character who used to be trapped in just books as he comes alive on the big screens of London and North America.
Silence consumes the space. All lights are dimmed. Eyes are glued to the white linen hanging in the Park awaiting the single beam that would introduce humans to characters. As the reels come alive, so is life given to a franchise that will truly make an impact globally. Not just did Ian Fleming create history with his super-spy character, he made sure ‘James Bond’ travelled down generations and continents: leaving a mark everywhere he went. And even though Ian Fleming lives no more, his creation never left us…the 007 effect.
Who will be next Bond?
The introduction of the 007 character happened when Sean Connery was casted for its debut feature for screen (Dr No) in 1963. James Bond is a character that is well known for his super gadgets, spy missions and playboy demeanour that never cease to work.
His transition has been from one classic actor to another with new hopes of it finally settling with an actress (Lashana Lynch). From the legendary guns of Sean Connery to the classic performances of Pierce Brosnan and now Daniel Craig, it can best be described as an old-wine concept of production as it gets better and better and better every time it hits our screens.
A cast list of Daniel Craig (James Bond), Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Naomie Harris and theme music by Billie Eilish (a Grammy award winning song)
After the release dates were delayed due to COVID-19, the latest franchise of 007, No Time to Die finally premiered worldwide in October 2021 and had fans drooling on some of the new tricks and old tricks Mr Bond had up his sleeves. With almost 3hrs of movie this was probably the longest duration of a bond film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. No Time To Die seems to pick up elements of classic bond films from Sean Connery to Rodger more. The pace of the film is pretty fast from one location to the other with lots of high stunts. This instalment is a thrilling and spectacular showcase and maybe the final time we see Daniel Craig playing the character of Mr Bond.
Where to see No Time to Die after the cinema?
Silverbird Cinemas Ghana as part of it’s vision in becoming the leading Media and Entertainment company in Africa premiered James Bond for a whole month October through to November. It was a busy time for the cinema considering that it had been operating one site only in Accra since the start of the pandemic. However, for Mr Bond coming to town all locations were open. Right now you can catch James Bond on most streaming services like Netflix, or Amazon Prime. Maybe if this is really the last time we are seeing Daniel Craig the cinemas may do some additional screenings for special events