Spectre (2015)

Not Adele, but I guess Sam Smith will have to do. Shortly after the events that occurred from Skyfall, 007 agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) is back at another mission, but this time it’s on the down low. Things at the MI6 headquarters are not that great right now. Everybody is kind of at risk of losing their job. This does not stop Bond from doing his job and saving many lives. Bond decides he wants to go after someone who is the ring leader of an operation called Spectre. Bond believes that Spectre is the group that is behind all the death’s that happened over previous years, including M. Bond will stop at nothing until he meets the leader of Spectre and can finish all this once and for all. The leader of Spectre goes by the name of Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz). Once Bond reaches him, he knows that he can put a stop to the years of pain and suffering he has caused him.

The Bond franchise is one that has been around for a very long time and is loved by many people. Whenever you find out that a new Bond is coming out, everybody runs to the theaters to go and see it. Spectre is one that the world has been excited for ever since the release of Skyfall. I knew it would be damn-near-impossible to be even remotely as good as Skyfall, but I did not think it would be as disappointing as this one was. Don’t let me make you think that this was a bad movie because it’s not. Spectre is still a really fun and exciting film that does what it aims to do. I did not think that there was nearly enough action scenes. For about the first hour and a half it feels like this just drags on, and then has a nice, strong finish.

The acting is incredible in this and that is what really saved the first half of this film. Daniel Craig is obviously in his right element and is as good as he is in ever Bond film. Almost 9/10 times we are given a Bond film that is awesome. It isn’t that much of a problem to see something that is easily not the best out of the franchise for these movies. I feel that Christoph Waltz was the best one in this and he wasn’t even on-screen as much as he should have been. I thought that the scenes with him and Craig were some of the best from the movie. I’m not saying he even compares to Javier Bardem because he absolutely does not. He does however, still provide us with a villain who does the job and impresses us.

Even though Spectre is not the Bond that everyone has been hoping for, it still is a movie that has tons of entertainment and excitement behind it. While there is nothing really all that wrong with this movie, it still feels like it was more of a disappointment then a kick-ass Bond film. I think the main problem with this movie is that is was way too long. I could watch Bond all day long, but 150 minutes of one film really felt like it was starting to drag on, especially since the first half of the film was fairly boring. I don’t mean to sound like I hated this movie because that is not the case. I really enjoyed it, but I feel like it is hard to even compare it to Skyfall because Skyfall is just that much better. If you are a fan of the Bond franchise, then this is one you have to go see.

Overall, Spectre is not the Bond that the world was waiting for, but it is still a very entertaining and exciting movie filled with awesome action sequences and solid performances. It is absolutely still worth seeing.

Grade: B


3 thoughts on “Spectre (2015)

    • Bob Wurtenberg November 8, 2015 / 10:12 AM

      Thanks. I did enjoy this one, but it was definitely not one of the better Bond films.

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      • vinnieh November 8, 2015 / 10:13 AM

        You should check out my blog man, would love to hear what you thought.


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