Cranston dialled this in, but it doesn't make it bad. My only problem with it is the incredulity of how he worms his way out of some tricky situations, one in particular. It's part of the 80's cartel jigsaw and it holds its own, for the most part.
It's not bringing anything new to the table, but there is a need for this generation to be reminded, from time to time, that they have never had it so good. Pandemic or no pandemic. It's terribly hammy and stilted in delivery and in that sense Bradley James fits in perfectly.
Has to be, without doubt, the most idiotic opening to a Bond movie in the history of the franchise ? Much as I love Waltz, what happened to the menace he delivers at ease. He comes across as a Panto villain. A terrible movie and that's doing it a favour.