'No Time to Die': 9 of the Silliest Moments in the Bond Film That Made Absolutely No Sense

Since making his 007 debut in 2006's Casino Royale, Daniel Craig has presented a rugged, brooding iteration of James Bond more akin to the Bourne franchise than the agents of past.

Combining death-defying stunts with surprisingly tender moments, there's no denying No Time to Die was in many ways a respectful conclusion to Craig's tenure.

However, there were also many notable scenes that felt frivolous and nonsensical.

**WARNING: Major No Time to Die spoilers ahead**

1. Lambs to the slaughter

James Bond car chase in Italy
James Bond's (Daniel Craig) car chase in Italy ahead of the "No Time to Die" title sequence was exhilarating...until some livestock made an unlikely appearance. MGM

007 has no qualms when it comes to killing men and women in the name of international security, but when it comes to mowing down a herd of sheep, he buckles under pressure and desperately swerves to avoid killing the animals.

Now, we're not saying he should have butchered a load of innocent creatures, but it makes no sense that he'd endanger his and Madeleine's (Léa Seydoux) lives over some livestock.

2. Madeleine's old school phone

Considering Bond is all about high-tech gadgets, planes and cars, it seems utterly absurd that his partner Dr. Madeleine Swann should have an outdated blue Nokia that isn't even a smartphone.

Yes, the brand is an official partner of Bond 25, but they could have at least provided her with a swanky touch-screen. Are we to believe that in between attempts on her life she's just chilling, playing a bit of Snake?

3. The bionic eye

One of the more ludicrous plot points in No Time to Die was the inclusion of a portable bionic eye that was carried around a S.P.E.C.T.R.E party in Cuba on a velveteen cushion, allowing Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) to communicate with the sinister organization from his prison cell at HMP Belmarsh in the U.K.

Not only did it completely undermine the whole high-security set-up, it also looked silly and transported viewers back to the slapstick days of Roger Moore.

4. Blofeld's ridiculous cage

Blofeld HMS Belmarsh No Time to Die
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) and James Bond (Daniel Craig) at HMP Belmarsh in "No Time to Die". MGM

Despite being one of the biggest threats to mankind since his evil foray in Spectre and being locked up in one of the most guarded prisons in the world, Blofeld's villainy was reduced to nothing more than another physical comedy moment in No Time to Die.

Whether intended or not, the slow pace at which his cage entered the interrogation room (and its uncanny resemblance to an arcade claw machine) was farcical, and stripped him of his once-powerful menace.

5. ...and his off-screen death

Okay, this is our last moan about Blofeld, but his off-screen death also felt like a disservice to Waltz's terrifying brute. Both he and fans deserved more on this front.

6. The weird harvesting pool of acid

James Bond farm Safin's lair
James Bond (Daniel Craig) infiltrated Safin's (Rami Malek) island lair in "No Time to Die," to put an end to his evil nanobot plan. MGM

The "factory" was where all the DNA was being stored and where the scientists were exacting the targets of Safin's evil nanobot plan, so what, pray tell, was the "farm" for? And neon lights in a body of corrosive liquid?! Where's occupational health and safety...

7. Safin letting Mathilde go

As adorable as Mathilde was, there's no way a Bond villain would give up the ghost and just allow their hostage to walk away at their own leisure.

Yes, it was another great comedy moment, but it just felt very odd and unrealistic (and yes, we're aware we're talking about a spy fantasy).

8. Safin's plan in general (or lack thereof)

Rami Malek as Bond villain Safin
The latest Bond villain Safin (Rami Malek) lacked an overarching plan and motive. First, he was intent on avenging his family's deaths, then he turned his attention to the world at large. MGM

On that note, Safin's (Rami Malek) entire plan made absolutely no sense. He was first out to get Madeleine because her father assassinated his family, then he was intent on culling the population with the stolen Heracles project.

The fact that he later turned his attention to Bond himself also seemed out of place, given that it was S.P.E.C.T.R.E who were responsible for the mass murder and not 007.

Sure, it was a way to inflict pain on Madeleine, but during Safin's confrontation with Bond on his island lair, he seemed outwardly angry at the secret agent and his license to kill.

9. Bond not getting the hell outta Dodge

In many ways, the conclusion of No Time to Die made a lot of sense and actually felt like a satisfying end for Daniel Craig's stint as Bond.

However, if we're looking at it purely in the way of plot, he could have escaped the island before the missiles reached their target, in the hope that a cure for Heracles would be found. He'd already spent five years apart from Madeleine and Mathilde, and surely the hope of a reunion is better than resigning to fate?

No Time to Die is in U.S. cinemas now.

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Léa Seydoux and Daniel Craig as Dr. Madeleine Swann and James Bond. "No Time to Die" was in many ways a masterpiece, but there were also countless moments that were more farcical than suave. MGM