James Bond Author Charlie Higson Blasts No Time To Die And Names Another Spy Franchise As ‘The Best Bond Films Now


By now, everyone knows how divisive the world of James Bond movies can get. The reaction to No Time To Die’s ending, as well as the Daniel Craig era in general, has been a solid reminder that fans don’t always agree on what makes for the best 007 experience. That also happens among the people tasked to create works with Ian Fleming’s legendary character, and author Charlie Higson has stepped forward to blast the 25th Bond adventure, as well as crown the series he thinks of as “the best Bond films now.”

Daniel Craig looking mad in the woods in No Time To Die.

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Why Charlie Higson Hates No Time To Die

Speaking with The Sunday Times (opens in new tab) (via Express), the Young Bond series author was promoting his latest novella in the 007 canon. Commissioned specifically for the coronation of King Charles III, On His Majesty’s Secret Service is the first contemporary set Bond novel since Jeffrey Deaver’s Carte Blanche in 2011. An experienced writer when it comes to the character, here’s what Charlie Higson has against modern James Bond movies:

I think that was wrong. I went to see No Time to Die with my oldest boy, Frank, who is 30, and he said, ‘That felt like a Bond film made by people who are embarrassed to make a Bond film.’ You had to watch two films in advance to know who such and such is and you think, ‘Oh, fuck off with that.’ Make it a new mission each episode and let him be Bond. They overcomplicate him.

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