Tuesday, 23 February 2016

I've Just Seen: Spectre (2015)

Spectre (2015)


Director: Sam Mendes

I saw the most recent Bond film at the cinemas a few months ago. For the life of me I don't really know what to say about it. It's a Bond film, so it has lots of fantastical stunts, explosions, women in nice dresses, Daniel Craig in nice cars, shadowy lighting for the villians, and as it has been for the last few Bond films: a plot that goes over recent history.

I like Daniel Craig as Bond, and Lea Seydoux is serious and sultry as Madeleine Swann. I can't really remember much of the plot, except that it involves the titlular organisation Spectre, headed by Christoph Waltz's vengeful Franz (or is that really his name?). As I said, Bond's recent life is shown to be all tied up together. I do hope that the next Bond film decides to move past this continual revisiting of past events and characters: the other Bond films can be viewed in almost any order, while the Craig ones risk becoming sequels that only make sense if you know the whole story.

Good fun for a few hours, and I do hope Craig has at least one more Bond film in him.


  1. It was entertaining enough, but as you say not easily remembered. Waltz, Dave Bautista and even Bond himself are just too bland in this outing. I think it steals quite a lot from other Bond films without bringing much new. I liked Madeleine Swann had a brain, a pity Bond gives boring answers to her questions.

    1. Yes, I expected more of the flirty bickering of Casino Royale, but it didn't really eventuate.

      It was better than Quantum of Solace, which is a mess, but it lacked the depth of story of Skyfall.