Bond never shoots to miss - but unfortunately Spectre does fall shy of its mark.
The 24th Bond film marks Daniel Craig’s fourth appearance as the infamous British Spy, and this time he’s back to save the world again from a mysterious criminal organisation with links to his personal life
For fans of Ian Fleming, Spectre has its origins way back in the bond novels and have already appeared in numerous James Bond Films such as Dr. No and the novel Thunderball. However because Casino Royale rebooted the whole James Bond storyline in a new time, this is the first time Bond has encountered the Miscellaneous organisation headed by the evil mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Though Craig’s acting is impeccable as always along with Sam Mendes’ directing, Spectre doesn’t quite live up to 2012’s Skyfall. The film suffers from a very long running time and many plot holes within the film itself. Another thing is the very complex overarching storyline Spectre has because of the films connections to many villains featured in previous Bond movies (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall), which may have been a wrong move at trying to squeeze it all into one film.
On the other hand, we get to see the stylish new Aston Martin DB10 in action, a very impressive opening sequence, a shivering soundtrack featuring Sam Smith’s dynamic vocals, and a very beautiful cinematography courtesy of renowned cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema.
If its an action packed film you’re seeking, then Spectre won’t disappoint you. However if you’re seeking for the best Bond film, then that title still has to go to 2012’s Skyfall.
BY GABRIEL BIMA
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