The jury’s out and we’ve officially got the first reactions to Daniel Craig’s last James Bond hurrah with the premiere of No Time To Die yesterday in London.

In classic Bond style, the event was a high class, star-studded affair and was even graced with the presence of two generations of Royals – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

As reported by BBCspeaking on the role, Craig said that it was “incredibly important to cinema and to history, and the weight of that has been on my shoulders for a while”.

He also added, “I’ve been incredibly lucky.”

Like many other things during the pandemic, the film had experienced an 18-month delay, however it’s now expected to arrive in cinemas overseas next week.

In a recent interview speaking with Radio Times, Craig was asked on his thoughts that a woman should be playing the role of James Bond in the future.

Craig responded, “The answer to that is very simple.”

“There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”

So far the general consencus on the movie from the initial reviews is that yes, as we can expect, the movie is long, however viewers were only left wanting more.

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