James Bond Spectre Review

I have been meaning to go and see the latest James Bond film since it was released in cinemas this week I finally went and watched it. I am not a diehard fan of the James Bond series but I do really enjoy the movies. I thought this film was especially good. The cars were on point, the music was amazing, the locations were awesome there was action but not an over the top amount of action. I love action movies but lately I feel like they just try and put in as much action as possible and it’s just not realistic at all. While there were a few moments that were questionable in terms of reality I think the creators of this film have done an awesome job at keeping  an element of reality alive in the film.

A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.

One of the most incredible parts of this movie are all of the locations. It transports the viewer to two of four corners of the globe. Mexico in particular with the Day Of The Dead was impressive not only was the location stunning the costuming and make up to create the festive occasion really did enhance the film. The tracking shots of the London Skyline were again present in Spectre. If you’ve ever been to London it’s always awesome picking out the landmarks and places that you’ve been and seen.

I don’t feel that the costuming in the film was overly impressive. Bond is in a suit as usual and the dresses worn by Lucia and Madeline aren’t even memorable even two days after seeing the film. Maybe I was too encapsulated in the action of the film to even take notice of the costuming.

Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond. I know there are some people who don’t like him in the role but I think he pulls it off. I think it’s important that bond is relatable you know he means business and you want a sense of safety, security, mystery and intrigue when you look at him. I think the blue eyes definitely enhance the mystery. He appears to be a  man of business and his determination to get the job done is admirable.

I have to make a note of the cars. This film has an incredible line up of  cars. From the iconic Aston Martin to a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon there quite literally is  every one of my dream cars in the film. They had a budget of £24 Million (NZ $55,220,179) for Aston Martin DB10’s alone. One of my favourite scenes in the movie is a car chase through the streets of Rome between Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 and a Jaguar C-X75. Later there is a plane on Range Rover chase which is just as exhilarating.

Whether you’re a fan of Bond or not this is one of the must see movies of 2015 and I definitely recommend going and checking it out!

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