Spectre (2015)

Posted 25/07/2016 by Edward Davies in Action
Spectre (2015)

Starring : Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris
Director : Sam Mendes
Running Time : 149 mins

James Bond (Craig) finds his job under threat when the Centre of National Security decide that MI6 might no longer be a relevant task force in the modern age and that there are plans to close them down. Regardless, Bond continues on a secret mission to uncover the truth about a criminal organisation named SPECTRE and learns some unsettling truths about the group.

In spite of it being fun seeing the old Blofeld and SPECTRE making a reappearance after so many years, this instalment could have been so much better. The story felt a little lazily written and could have easily been fleshed out and made far more substantial. The chemistry between Craig and Seydoux felt forced and unnatural, both because of the actors and the script itself (Dr Swann thinks Bond is responsible for her father’s death, so why does she fall for him so easily?). Fans of the franchise will either warm to this reimagining of Blofeld and SPECTRE, or by thoroughly annoyed that the writers couldn’t come up with new, original villains.

Verdict : 7/10

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