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The No Time To Die Trailer Explained

December 6, 2019


The end of an era has arrived. No Time to Die will be Daniel Craig’s final
foray as British super-spy James Bond, his fifth Bond film in 14 years, making him the
longest-serving man to play the role. Let’s break down the trailer for this Bond’s
final bow. Bond and Dr. Madeleine Swann’s drive off into
the sunset at the end of Spectre was apparently the only retirement announcement MI6 was ever
going to get. Bond took off to Jamaica to live an idyllic
existence on the water. He’s been there with Swann for five years,
with his colleagues believing he’s dead. From the end of 2015’s Spectre to the beginning
of 2020’s No Time to Die – the real-life and fictional timelines basically align here – life
has gone on without Bond, exactly as he wanted. It’s given Lashana Lynch’s Nomi the opportunity
to replace him as a 00 agent and acquire a significant amount of experience. Nomi also appears to take on a more militaristic,
tactical style for clandestine operations compared to Bond’s suave tuxedo look. Dr. Swann is hiding something. “Why would I betray you?” “We all have our secrets.” The No Time to Die trailer suggests that Bond
and Madeleine will break up following that betrayal. Considering her father was Mr. White, the
assassinated Spectre ally, and that she was very aware of Spectre’s existence, she no
doubt has an insidious history she’s worked to bury. If she knew about her father’s criminal ties,
was she possibly more of a party to it than she originally led on? It’s also possible Dr. Swann has some connection
to Safin, the villain played by Rami Malek, because she’s been sent the same mask he wears. Could Bond be trying to avoid re-experiencing
the heartbreak Vesper Lynd put him through at the end of Casino Royale? At the end of Spectre, Bond relinquishes Spectre
leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld, played by Christoph Waltz, to MI6 head M for arrest. Now in custody and under what appears to be
solitary confinement, Blofeld is a highly important prisoner. “He’s the most valuable asset this country
has.” But every good supervillain knows how to turn
the screws while in captivity until the moment they can once more act independently, and
that cunning is what draws us back to character archetypes like his again and again. Hannibal Lecter became a movie icon from a
prison cell, after all. M asks Bond to not lose control in Blofeld’s
presence, given all the horrors Blofeld has orchestrated and inflicted upon Bond’s life. Bond says he would never do that, but then
turns the corner to find Dr. Swann with a folder clearly suggesting a psychological
profile. They haven’t seen each other in what seems
like a while and now meet here, preparing to speak with Blofeld. Blofeld knows Dr. Swann’s secret, too, and
weaponizing it against Bond is surely a master stroke in a grand plan. It’s been a while since we’ve seen CIA agent
Felix Leiter in the James Bond franchise. The character has been a staple of Bond franchise
films since the first film, Dr. No, but the version played by Jeffrey Wright hasn’t appeared
since 2008’s Quantum of Solace, only rating a mention in Spectre. In No Time to Die, Leiter seeks out his now-retired
friend to take an off-the-books assignment. “I need a favor, brother. You’re the only one I trust for this.” But how does he know Bond isn’t dead? We need answers, Felix. Longtime James Bond franchise producer Barbara
Broccoli describes Rami Malek’s Safin as: “[…] the one that really gets under Bond’s
skin […] a nasty piece of work.” He appears in the No Time to Die trailer as
limping and scarred. He even holds his gun a bit oddly. His villainous connections aren’t clarified
in the trailer, but it’s difficult to believe he doesn’t somehow tie back to Spectre and
Blofeld in some as-yet-unknown way. And some fans have theorized he’s really an
updated Dr. No, who was a member of Spectre. The word “no” is in the title of the movie,
after all… Either way, Safin clearly sees parallels between
himself and Bond, even saying he could be “speaking to [his] own reflection” when monologuing
to the famous agent. But he sees one big, obvious difference: “Only your skills die with your body. Mine will survive long after I am gone.” It seems like the stakes in No Time to Die
will involve Bond’s own mortality against the world-threatening plots that have become
standard for the franchise. With No Time to Die, Craig is officially finished
playing Bond, and nobody has been officially announced to replace him. Audiences will be saying goodbye to a specific
iteration of Bond that has transformed a franchise we’ve known for 50 years. Craig’s Bond has gone from being a fresh-faced
rookie in Casino Royale and to basically a hermit who actively hates his job because
it has killed his humanity. He’s an orphan who has never known familial
connections, except for with one person: Judy Dench’s M – who died a terrible death right
in front of him. Vengeance and loss have been key themes through
all the Craig Bond films. Unlike most of his predecessors’ versions
of the character, Craig’s James Bond has often been completely wrong, and has time and again
been portrayed as desperate. He’s no immortal superhero. He’s human, and he asks for help because he
knows exactly where his strengths begin and end, as much as it annoys him to admit it. And he is always, always tired. That doesn’t cheapen his Bond; it makes him
more real. The No Time to Die trailer sets the stakes
around Bond himself – his life, his friends, his love. The threatened destruction isn’t strictly
political or social, it’s personal, which is really the perfect bookend for Craig’s
Bond. Maybe James Bond does need to die, and in
doing so, represent the humanity that has been so central to the character since Casino
Royale. Fans can find out everything when No Time
to Die opens in theaters April 2, 2020 in the U.K. and April 8, 2020 in the U.S. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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33 Comments

  • Reply Looper December 6, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    What did you think of the trailer? Did it perk your interest more in No Time To Die?

  • Reply Duncan Shaheen December 6, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    bruh first comment

  • Reply Edgar Elias Tom December 6, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Second comment!!!?

  • Reply Samuel Albuquerque-Stephenson December 6, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    This is gonna be a great movie! Im excited and really hyped, but I am going to miss Daniel Craig playing Bond.

  • Reply anshul kumar December 6, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    YOU JUST WANT THE VIEWS NOTHING MORE

  • Reply Arnold Schwarzenegger December 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Does Looper reply to Terminators?

  • Reply Citizen Brain December 6, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Crying shame, the best Bond ever and he's giving it up.

  • Reply blast December 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Now trailers are being explained. What next? Teasers expanation videos? Posters? Titles?

  • Reply kohtxro December 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Ana de Armas ??

  • Reply John O. Williams December 6, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Don't Care.

    Clicked on the video, immediately hit pause, and typed "Don't Care." Peace out

  • Reply Shoegum December 6, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Daniel Craig is the real James Bond just as Heath Ledger is the real Joker

  • Reply Full Comic Alchemist December 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    I hope they don't break up James and Madeline I'd like to see him go off into the sunset with her for good

  • Reply Alexander Quiles December 6, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    No time to explain.

  • Reply jimmiegie gie December 6, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I don't even remember the story in the last bond

  • Reply Movieman909 December 6, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    The last bond movie I'm getting up on once it comes to bluray. Already have all the bond movies up to this point. now they want to make 007 a woman to please the sjw's. Once that happens, I'm thru.

  • Reply A. Romero December 6, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    I don't need an explanation for every fucking single trailer released. Please make some quality content.

  • Reply ArchGBUStanton December 6, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    I was so against Daniel Craig being choosing to play James Bond right up until Casino Royal came out and then couldn't imagine anyone else in the part. He's done a great job and I really hate to see him go. At lest it looks like Raimi is going to be a good choice as a villain.

  • Reply Kiran Patil December 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I have a feeling that 007 w die in this final movie. If it's so this is the last movie I would watch.

  • Reply Nicholas Zein December 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Something is wrong when you need to explain a trailer…

  • Reply Big Rig slots December 6, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    I totally failed to understand anything he was talking about

  • Reply Chase Gonzales December 6, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    No time to die trailer explained… Get woke go broke 😉

  • Reply HiTMaNiAC December 6, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    we are living in a time when even a trailer needs to be explained 😛

  • Reply Verbo SS December 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    We heard first that the movie was starring a black woman as main character, seems in the trailer that's not the case at all, she's just a character. Anyway I'm waiting to see if this movie is a WOKE HOLLYWOOD CRAP like all the other shit that's been released. GO WOKE, GO BROKE

  • Reply Ray December 6, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Bartender: "Shaken or Stirred"
    Bond: Do I look like I give a bloody damn?
    That was the best line Daniel Gregg said in Casino Royale ??

  • Reply Tyrell Grey December 6, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Skyfall is the best Jame Bond movie in 50 years ???

  • Reply KROSNO ludek December 6, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Where is beautiful Ana de Armas???

  • Reply Awesome December 6, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Looper, great video! Enjoy your Friday!

  • Reply JME R December 6, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Chris Hemsworth for Bond. With his normal physique of course

  • Reply Kyle Carattini December 6, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Lea is a goddess

  • Reply bumble bee December 6, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    SJW nonsense

  • Reply bumble bee December 6, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Repeat with me people!!
    GET "WOKE" GO BROKE!!!

  • Reply CS Desire December 6, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    If James Bond becomes Jane Bond, I'm done watching Bond

  • Reply richie p December 6, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Looks like a great movie. Like most of us we will miss Daniel Craig. Hope they don't go the route of the female 00. Tom Hardy the incredible actor he is I think would be a great replacement.

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