Bond is back and as spec(tre)tacular as ever!
I consider myself to be an avid James Bond fan so as soon as the latest Bond film, ‘Spectre’, was released I booked my ticket. I’d read a few reviews online to help escalate my excitement and all of them were rave reviews of Daniel Craig’s success at bringing Bond back to his murderous, seductive, cool self; reviews that I passionately agree with.
I watched the film in the newly renovated Everyman cinema – a cinema I cannot recommend enough. For the first time, I had enough legroom not to need to fidget throughout the entire film, a bonus when Bond lasted over two hours! Another positive was the acceptable price they charged me for the ticket, an issue I’ve had with many cinemas feeling they overcharge students.
Directed by Sam Mendes and consisting of a star-studded cast featuring Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and, of course, Daniel Craig, I had high expectations. I can honestly say it was the most explosive, dramatic Bond I have seen so far.
Without giving away any major spoilers, Bond returns to our theatres and immediately goes against the Joint Intelligence Service to embark on his private mission after discovering a ring that leads him to the global criminal organisation, Spectre. Throughout this dangerous mission, expect to see fast cars, plenty of brutal fighting and the expected love story of Bond and his latest Bond girl, played by Lea Seydoux, a fairly unknown actress.
My personal favourite character was one of the villains, Mr Hinx, played by Dave Bautista; a man whose build is enough to instil terror in anyone facing him. However, it was his fantastic acting skills of portraying the ruthless and sickeningly violent assassin that had me shaking the moment I laid eyes on him. I hasten to add that his introduction into the film will leave you wanting to throw up into your popcorn buckets, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Another highlight of the film for me was the addition of James Bond’s car, an Aston Martin DB10, a car that would make any car lover weak at the knees. Like all the other of Bond’s cars, it contains ammunition and other such gadgets. However, Aston Martin specifically made this car just for Spectre, which only added to its magnificence for me. I hasten to add, in true James Bond style, the car does not feature in the film for long.
If you’re looking for a film that will keep you on the edge of the seat due to its fast-paced car chases, shocking twists and jaw-dropping violence, then I cannot recommend Spectre enough to you!