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Review: 007 Spectre Is Spectacular

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
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October 26th, 2015

Film Critic and Writer for ComiConverse.com, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast

Review: 007 Spectre Is Spectacular
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Summary:

SPECTRE is the best bond film of the Daniel Craig era, with cool new characters and retro Bond action.

Review of: SPECTRE
Price:
Magnificent

Reviewed by:
Rating:

5
On October 26, 2015
Last modified:October 26, 2015

Summary:

SPECTRE is the best bond film of the Daniel Craig era, with cool new characters and retro Bond action.

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007 SPECTRE is out in the UK and our Lead Film Critic Jordan Samuel has all the details on the latest Bond mission in our ComiConverse review.


I am the biggest Bond fan out there and own all of the movies on DVD. To me, Daniel Craig is the definitive bond with Skyfall and Casino Royale being his obvious highlights. Now, fast forward to 2015 and the 24th Bond Film – SPECTRE – has been released, which has been the biggest film ever produced by Sony Pictures.

Ever since the first trailer dropped, fans have been hoping that SPECTRE was going to be a return to form for James Bond; but does it improve on its predecessor?

ComiConverse takes a deep dive into this fall’s blockbuster.

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Daniel Craig has had an amazing run, with each outing showing his inner strength and acting prowess. SPECTRE not only follows on this tradition, but brings back some retro 007 action. From the groundbreaking introduction, it’s obvious that Sam Mendes was tapping into the original films; from the cinematography to the action choreography.

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks. – Official IMBD Synopsis 

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SPECTRE is directed by Sam Mendes, the man behind the brilliant Skyfall, who has not only provided two of the best bond films in years, but does it in quick succession. SPECTRE is not just a good sequel, it also provides the most thrilling performance yet from Daniel Craig’s bond.

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He showcases the comedic wit and charm of everyone’s favourite spy perfectly in this film, much more than he did in Skyfall. This is all due to script writing that gives some balance and weight to the Bond character. The film opens by giving us a brief recap on his dreadful past, which allows the audience to feel more attached to 007 than they did in the previous Craig movies

Christoph Waltz plays the villainous Franz Oberhauser, the creepy man behind SPECTRE, a criminal organization that Bond dives into the heart of. The film reinvents SPECTRE for 2015 (they appeared in  Ian Fleming’s novels), with Franz always trying to make Bond join his side.

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Christoph Waltz is a decent improvement from Raoul Silva, he added some much needed terror to the Bond villain department and brought some sweet banter to the table. Hopefully, we’ll see him again down the line, because he is one of the best additions in SPECTRE.

Léa Seydoux plays the film’s Bond girl, Dr. Madeleine Swann, who is a psychologist working at a private medical clinic in the Austrian Alps; she also is the daughter of Mr. White. She tries to understand Bond’s life and why he has never seems to be able to find true love.

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I love Seydoux in this role. She is beautifully elegant and provides some hilarious dialog. There also is something about her chemistry with Daniel Craig that allows the dynamic between Swann and Bond to feel real.

WWE Star and Guardians of the Galaxy Actor Dave Bautista is also in SPECTRE, as the henchman Mr. Hinx; whose sole purpose is to destroy Bond . Bautista kills the role with his physicality. I loved the cheese factor of his character that harkens back to the days of Oddjob from Goldfinger.

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Newcomer to the series Monica Bellucci is the second Bond girl in SPECTRE, and she plays the widow of an assassin who was killed by James.  I do think she works in this role, but only when the jam-packed script allows her to.

Naomie Harris returns as Eve Moneypenny from Skyfall, with another amazing performance. Here is a young woman who has managed to transform a role that had long been reserved for a very different type of actress. I hope we see her again in the SPECTRE sequel, because she is certainly a keeper in my books.

Ben Whishaw plays Q, the smart tech guy who helps out Bond on missions. He more a less is the comedic relief most of the time in his outing. Nothing to write home about, but enjoyable nevertheless.

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In the end, 007 SPECTRE is a nice improvement from Sam Mendes, as he brings the series back to its roots; which has always been high action, intrigue, fast cars and beautiful women.

Bond is back and he is spectacular!

 

Jordan Samuel is the Lead Film Critic for ComiConverse. Follow him on Twitter: @LoadingBarsUK

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