I loved it, and hate that its being so torn apart!
I was terrified reading the reviews and comments like the ones posted here, but I tried it out and it was great! The villain needed more development and screen time but the ending was beyond amazing. Were there silly plot points? Absolutely and I loved them!
It called back to the earlier Bond films so well: the beautiful score, mesmerizing locations, silly plot, ridiculous henchmen, arbitrary love interests, and hammy lines.
I didn’t mind the length at all, didn’t notice it. On the whole, it’s a good film, and I thought I was even more satisfied after rewatching it, because I had the context of the ending.
RANKINGS (for Daniel Craig’s Bond):
CASINO ROYALE (9/10)
NO TIME TO DIE (8/10)
QUANTUM OF SOLACE (5.5/10)
If you like Daniel’s Bond, go watch it, tune everyone else out and have some fun, if at times tryingly sentimental, entertainment.