Expected on October 6, 2021, the next James Bond, “Mourir can wait” was screened in the French press this Tuesday evening, September 28. The embargo being lifted, many opinions have already been shared. Here is what the French press thinks of the film.
To die can wait : last lap for Daniel Craig
The 25thth license film James bond finally get out, next October 6. After more than a year and a half of postponements, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 007 fans will finally discover To die can wait. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the feature film marks the last appearance of Daniel Craig as the secret agent. The actor has held the role for Casino Royal in 2006.
Cary Joji Fukunaga is notably famous for directing the first season of True Detective. Casting side, the film brings back Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, who return to their respective roles. Rami Malek and Lashana Lynch join the franchise. One week before the release of To die can wait, the French press had the opportunity to discover the film in preview. Here’s what she thought:
A James Bond who divides opinions
Something quite rare in the franchise James bond, and more particularly in the Daniel Craig era, To die can wait divides opinions. The French press is divided, among those who consider the film as an emotional success, and those who point the finger at an interminable film, in the manner of Spectrum. Here are some opinions from our eminent colleagues:
What did the editorial staff of DashFUN think?
With us, it’s a bit the same thing, the film has divided. Pierre Siclier was generally disappointed, pointing out a few inconsistencies that mar the film:
Aubin Bouillé (the editor of this article), was more measured:
As for Marc-Aurèle Garreau, he summarized our opinions, and his feelings in the film review, available here.