At the No Time to Die advance screening held for critics in Melbourne there was a polite request for nobody to spoil the film while reviewing it. This seemed like an absurd thing to ask for the latest entry of a franchise where a big part of its appeal is that the films adhere to a recognisable formula that contain specific elements for fans to mentality tick off. What is there to spoil? It turns out, quite a bit, and if nothing else No Time to Die demonstrates that the pleasure of watching one of the better James Bond films is discovering the new variations that will be applied to the much-loved and familiar ingredients. In this regard, No Time to Die is one of the more successful entries in the beloved and long-running series.
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