“No Time to Die,” February 8, 2022 (2021), DVD. Another Bond has run his course, this being the last of Daniel Craig’s efforts. He’s off doing theater now and will enjoy the fruits of his film stardom in a variety of roles. Yet he’s going to be remembered as the second-best Bond after Sean Connery. Or he will for his first few laps around the track with the character. Not this one, I’m sorry to say. He plays a retired Bond who returns to service at the request of old friend Felix Leitner (Jeffrey Wright) to clean up a mess of M’s (Ralph Fiennes) creation. There’s a new 007 (Lashana Lynch) and romantic interest (Lea Seydoux). Best of all, there’s an excellent villain set to kill millions, Rami Malek’s Safin who often sounds a lot like Freddie Mercury, and old friend Ernst Blofeld of Spectre in Christoph Waltz. Malek’s Lyutsifer Safin is well crafted; too bad Waltz’s Blofeld isn’t. Sigh, this is a lengthy tribute to Craig’s Bond’s departure from this series, but sadly, it lacks the edge and punch of his earlier efforts at this character. I really liked Craig’s earlier Bond flicks, but this one went on too long and, sadly, it’s too much of an homage.