(AFP) – The last film in the adventures of James Bond, “Die can wait”, starts on the hats of wheels for its release in cinemas in the Kingdom – United Thursday, with conquered reviews and record bookings.
This highly anticipated film, whose release has been postponed from 18 months due to the pandemic, is a welcome boost for cinemas, hard hit by successive lockdowns.
The cinema chain Odeon indicated that they sold more than 54. 000 0 tickets for the film in the two weeks following their going on sale.
For their part, Vue cinemas have sold more than 270. 000 0 tickets before release and expect the movie, the 25 e James Bond and fifth and final with Daniel Craig as 007, the biggest success in the UK and Ireland since s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in December 2019.
Odeon has indicated that approximately 40% of tickets are purchased by customers returning to theaters for the first time since the pandemic, with more than a third purchased by moviegoers over 46 years, “showing the enduring popularity of everyone’s favorite spy.”
Besides this commercial success, “Die may wait “has racked up rave reviews since the film premiered on Tuesday at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
” It’s better than good. It’s magnificent “enthused the Times film critic, hailing the” moving portrait of an aging hero in the face of his obsolescence. “
This opus shows that the” franchise 007 is always able to surprise the fans, “The Guardian reported.
Tabloid The Sun hails “simply spectacular stunts, especially a scene involving a motorbike in Italy that you will watch while covering your eyes, gray with fear.”
In the film, the character invented by the writer Ian Fleming is taken from his retirement to face his best enemies: Blofeld, the SPECTER organization and especially the dreaded Safin (Rami Malek).
Confronted with his intimate faults, the most famous agent in the service of Her Majesty has the delicate mission of saving both the world and his family.
The film will be released on October 6 in France.